Savarkundla: Thirty-two-year-old Komal Ganatra from Gujarat is the only woman from the state to have cracked the UPSC exam this year. After four attempts, the hard work has finally paid off. With a 591 ranking on the national merit list, she is an inspiration.
But what makes Komal's feat even more valuable is her spirit to make a difference. Within a fortnight of her marriage to one Shailesh Popat in 2008, she was thrown out by her in-laws for not paying dowry. When all attempts to get her husband booked failed, Komal decided to set things right for herself.
"The worst was the social boycott. That was difficult. Now this has happened and it's a great pleasure," Komal said.
Her father Pravin Ganatra, a retired school teacher of Savarkundla town in Gujarat's Amreli district, is her inspiration and model. But with a couple of months to go before she gets her first posting, she's eager enough to help her mother in the kitchen as well....more
10:19 AM, May 21, 2013
Banka: Two bureaucrats are paving the way for a better, brighter life for others in Bihar's Naxal-hit Banka region. They are providing UPSC aspirants free education and coaching sessions. Cracking the UPSC is a difficult proposition, especially for aspirants who live in Naxal-infested areas, with no access to proper coaching facilities. But all that has changed in Bihar's Banka district due to the efforts of district magistrate Dipak Anand and...
09:58 AM, Apr 29, 2013
Thoubal: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) class XII results were out on Monday. While Chennai had the highest pass percentage, a pleasant surprise was that a boy from Manipur, Mohammad Ismat, topped the all-India exams with 99 per cent. Ismat topped the exams despite electricity being a problem in his village. "I come from Lilong, it's a remote village here. There are a lot of problems regarding electricity...
10:22 AM, May 29, 2012