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19 Photographs That Will Compel You To Think That Ramayana Might Have Existed In Real

October 9, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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India is a country rich in diversity and resources, but these are not the only things we are famous for. Our legends and myths are world-famous! One such legend is of Valmiki’s Ramayana, which is believed to have been written between 1500 B.C. and 500 B.C. When one reads the book, the sense of it being true to a great extent can surely be felt. But, it is often considered as a piece of literature rather than being considered as a part of the history. Scientists and archaeologists, although, have found a lot of evidences that can prove that Ramayana is not just a myth. So, check these pictures that will compel you to think that Ramayana existed in real.

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Shah Rukh Khan Posts An Adorable Picture Of AbRam On Instagram With The Funniest Caption Ever

May 26, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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Shah Rukh Khan, a superstar and a super-dad to his three kids- Aryan, Suhana and the naughty AbRam, is a very doting father. He often posts pictures of his kids on social media platforms, especially those of his little one, AbRam.

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But apparently, the King Khan has been forbidden by his family to post the pictures of the kids online. The reason behind this is best known to the Khan parivaar.

But despite that, the much-loving father, found a way around to post AbRam’s cute picture on Instagram. And he did it in style! The actor was in London to celebrate his son Aryan’s graduation, and incidentally Karan Johar’s birthday bash on May 25, also took place in London. That is where the smart actor took a picture of AbRam playing with some colourful balls, and posted it online with the funniest caption ever! Take a look.

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The caption read:

“I am forbidden by family to post their pics on the net but sometimes all u need is some balls to tread the forbidden…”

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This one is so amazing and something that only our favourite Shah Rukh could pull off. He isn’t called the king of Bollywood for no reason, is he? And he is not just the king of acting, but also crisp wit and humour.

Karan Johar, later posted a better picture of the cutie-pie AbRam.

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The caption of that picture read:

“My favourite boy celebrating my birthday!!! #abram”

This baby boy is the definition of cute, isn’t he? How can anybody refrain from sharing his pictures with the entire world?

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Shah Rukh Khan just keeps upping his game every now and then, giving new parenting goals to all moms and dads in the world! What do you think of his sense of humour? Tell us in the comments section below.

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This Is How Holi Is Celebrated in Different Parts of India

March 21, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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Holi is the festival of colours and is celebrated on a full moon day during the Hindu month of Phalgun. It is a festival of colours and fun and there is a reason behind it. As the legend suggests, Holika, the sister of then Multan king, Hiranyakashyup, on the command of her brother tried to kill his son, Prahlad. Hiranyakashyup was a powerful king who considered himself to be the God of all. He forced all his subjects to worship him including his own son who was a devotee of Lord Krishna. His father subjected the little boy to various punishments but the little boy never deviated from the righteous path.

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As an end resort, Hiranyakashiyup asked his sister, Holika to use her cloth that protected her from fire and sit with Prahlad on a pyre which will burn him. When it happened, it was Prahlad who got saved and Holika got burned. This was considered a victory of good over evil. The next day, people put the ashes of Holika on their foreheads as a sign of victory of the little boy.

In the present day, colours have taken up the place of those ashes. Here are the other ways how Holi is celebrated in different parts of India.

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#1. North India

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Since Lord Krishna was an avatar of Lord Vishnu, the people of his hometown, Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, celebrate this festival with extra gaiety. The entire northern India get into the festive mood around a week before Holi. Water balloons, gulaal and pichkaris can be seen peeking from every gallery.

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In Uttar Pradesh, effigies of Holika are burnt a day before Holi. In Braj and in Barsana, people indulge in ‘Lath Maar’ Holi where women have fun beating men with sticks!

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In Haryana, boys gather up and make a human pyramid to break the earthen pot full of buttermilk that hangs at a great height.

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In Punjab, a ritual called Hola Mohalla was initiated by the Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh where Holi is celebrated by demonstrating physical agility by indulging in martial arts.

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#2. East India

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The people of East India have their own unique ways of celebrating every festival.

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In West Bengal, they celebrate Holi as Dol Yatra or the swing festival. They wear yellow clothes to celebrate the birth of their Mahaprabhu Chaitanya. Here the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha are placed on beautifully decorated swings and devotees take turns to swing them. They also sing and dance around the idols.

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Purulia is a rural area near Bengal where you can enjoy the three days long festivities with the locals. Their ways are very different. Their style of playing Holi incorporates local dance style.

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The traditions of people of Orissa with reference to celebrating this colourful festival is quite close to that of Bengal. The people here welcome the spring season, but instead of the idols of Lord Krishna and Radha, they worship a different avatar of Lord Krishna which is Lord Jagannath.

The Gwalas carry the beautifully decorated palanquin to take out the procession.

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Holi is celebrated for good six days in Manipur where they celebrate Yaosang as well. Here, boys have to pay the girls to play Holi with them. Holi here is a sight to behold; so culturally dense.

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Lord Krishna’s character has always been depicted as a mischievous one. He is known for stealing butter and milk from the pots.

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So, in Gujarat, all the men drenched in water and colours take out a procession where they catcall and warn all the ladies to guard their pots as Krishna while soon come to steal butter and milk from them. The tradition of breaking the buttermilk pot which is famous in Haryana is practiced here as well. The tradition of making gujjiyas originated here.

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In Maharashtra, the fishermen’s community celebrate Shimga/Rangpanchami on Holi and inculcate their folk dance, songs and activities in the celebration.

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In Goa, processions playing mythological stories start taking rounds performing naman from the ninth moon day to the full moon day. They avoid non-veg and alcohol during this time and decorate their house doors with toran.

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In South India, Holi is called by many names like Kaman Pandigai, Kamavilas and Kama-Dahanam. People sing melancholic folklores during this time to narrate the story of Kama Deva’s wife, Rati. It celebrates the victory of spiritual bliss over marital bliss, hence, making the festival a love festival. It is basically celebrated to help relieve Kama Deva’s burns.

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Holi is not just a festival of colours, but it also celebrate the victory of good over evil. No matter how it is celebrated, it signifies the killing of the evil. Not only in India, but people from all around the world come together to celebrate this merry festival. We hope that you will have fun too.

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8 Awesome Ways To Include Your Pets In Your Holi Celebrations

March 19, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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They give you unconditional love without expecting anything in return, they are always happy to see you when you come back from work, they never bug you with boring conversations, but always lend you their ears when you need to vent out your feelings. Wondering who these special people are? Without a doubt, they are our loyal, faithful, and loving pets. Your pet maybe a part of your life, but for your pet, you are their entire universe.

So because Holi is just around corner, we get you ways you can make your darling pets a part of your fun-filled Holi celebrations in a safe way.

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#1. Have all your friends bring their pets along

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Why invite just your friends? Ask them to bring their pets along to your place too. And if you are a true pet lover, you will surely have a room in your house for as many pets as possible. Let it be a get-together for the wagging tails as well!

#2. Set up a pet pool

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You can get a nice and thick ‘blow it at home’ pool that is very inexpensive and durable and inflate it in your backyard. Fill it up with water and small bath toys like balls, squeaky toys, and floaters. Let all the pets jump in and have some fun splashing time, while you enjoy your own pichkaris.

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#3. Have plenty of frisbees and balls

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Pets love toys of all kind. You and your friends can take turns to make the pets play. Playing will also make them tired, which will make them go eat and sleep for the rest of the day!

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#4. Get clicked with them

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Pets love their owners’ company. And with the selfie fever doing the rounds, we are sure all pets are now trained to pose in front of the camera. Get pictures clicked with them, click pictures of the pets playing together and upload them on your social networking sites. We assure you that your notification beeper will not take rest for the next few days once you do so!

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#5. Make them treats

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While the pets are having fun in the pool, keep treating them with some special Holi snack. It sure sounds “yummy in the tummy,” doesn’t it?

#6. Bring eco-friendly organic colours

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Not only is it good for your skin, but it is safe for the animals too. They will obviously tend to get some colour onto themselves while you are playing Holi so why not be safe than sorry, right? But, try and keep them away from the section where people will be playing with colours to avoid them getting it on their fur.

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#7. Dress them for the occasion

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There is no specific Holi dress up for animals, so just make them wear some bandanas, a flower necklace or beads around their necks. Dress them up in a beach mood and let them be the stars of the festive occasion.

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#8. Keep pet friendly Holi party giveaway hampers

And when your guests are leaving, do the kindest and most thoughtful gesture ever! Get small hampers with pet snacks and small pet toys and give away these hampers to all the pet owners. Let the adorable babies have fun at the Holi party and after it too.

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Now how cool are all of these ideas! So give them all the love, care, attention and make them a part of all special occasions of your life.

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10 Things That Definitely Happen During An India-Pakistan Cricket Match

March 18, 2016 — by Rinkel

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Admit it, we Indians love to flaunt our patriotism for our country in exactly three situations. Firstly, on Independence Day. Secondly, while visiting a foreign country. And thirdly and most importantly- during an India-Pakistan cricket match. Whenever the two neighbouring countries face each other on the cricket ground, the people of these two nations go crazy. Even the non-cricket lovers turn towards the TV that day to watch their favourite players skim each other on-field. India-Pakistan cricket match means an ‘unofficial holiday’ in both the countries.

Then let us take you through many such instances that happens for sure during an India-Pakistan match. By the end of the list, we are sure you would be nodding your head in acceptance at every point.

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#1. Doing NOTHING

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What! Go to the office on an Indo-Pak match day? No way! And even if you go, you sit with all your co-workers and your boss in front of the TV cheering India on.

#2. Swear Day

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Yes, yes we know we Indians swear on all other days as well. But during India-Pakistan cricket match, the level of swearing increases with every dropped ball, wicket and even a six!

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#3. Indian Jugaad

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We are famous worldwide for our sense of jugaad. So, while watching the match we are all prepared with arms and ammunitions to tackle any last-minute mishap. The TV is not working? No problem, we have a second set handy. If the cable is not coming, no problem, we can switch to mobile TV. And if data pack gets over, then we switch to radio. The things we do to know minute-by-minute updates of our beloved cricket match, sigh!

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#4. Friendly Betting Season

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This is the time when are people are ready to bet their lives to prove themselves right in front of their friends. From money to even our collection of DVDs to even a box of toffees and promises of treats- we bet with anything that we could lay our hands and feet on!

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#5. Lucky Charms

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And this is also the day to take out all your lucky charms, be it a favourite T-shirt or your lucky bracelet, this is the day to go all over the place and try everything under the sun that can bring luck to the Indian team.

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#6. Bursting Crackers

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Yes, we save our Diwali firecrackers for India-Pak cricket match and become too excited when we actually get a reason with India’s win to burst them at midnight.

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#7. Crying Out Sachin Sachin

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Even though we cannot do it anymore, but admit it, when India’s batting line-up comes up, somewhere you do wish for Sachin Tendulkar to magically appear and win this one for our country.

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#8. Patiala Peg Laga Ke

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If you start keeping a count of the number of beers you knock down during Indo-Pak cricket fever, then you are in it for a very long time.

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#9. Hawan Karenge Hawan Karenge

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This is the time to please the Gods, so it is but obvious you would indulge in organising hawans and poojas round the day. Whenever a Pakistani batsman gets out, it is all because of that extra ladoo you offered the God.

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#10. Go Bonkers On Streets

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Because when India beats Pakistan in cricket, it gives you the right for officially going mad. So, we go all out on streets, honk our car horns, play blaring music, tear our shirts and hug random strangers!

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So, sit back and relax today as you enjoy India confront Pakistan in the T20 World Cup and do all this and more because it is INDIAAAA INDIAA!!

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18 Hilarious Things You Will Definitely Find In An Indian Gym

March 17, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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People nowadays are getting quite fitness conscious. They want to look good and feel even better. Also, with more than one type of workout routine available for them to choose from, they are readily enrolling themselves for activities such as yoga, Pilates, Zumba and aerobics. And it goes without saying that due to this sudden fitness fever, gyms are doing one hell of a business.

So we thought of getting inside the fitness industry to bring for you 18 hilarious things that you will only notice inside an Indian gym.

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#1. Tracks by Honey Singh

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Pehli baat to yeh, jo tu tick tok tick tok chalti hai and lak 28 kudi da 47 weight kudi da seem to be the gym favourites, right?

#2. Body odour everywhere

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As people still do not either understand that exercise equals body odour or do not want to invest in deodorants!

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#3. People who are walking the ramp for Reebok or Adidas

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From head to toe, dressed up in branded sportswear and dressed to go promote the brand!

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#4. Guys who have a staring problem

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Even if you stare back at them, it does not stop them from ogling at you while you sweat it out! How irritating!

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#5. Body builders screaming away to glory while picking up weights

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Aaah!! Uuuh!! And other such vulgar, disturbing noises for everyone to hear!

#6. People stepping on the yoga mats themselves and then cribbing how dirty they are

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And then using tissue papers to clean them! People, read the signs that say “no shoes on the mats” already!

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#7. Weight lifting on romantic tracks

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Tere vaaste mera ishq sufiana instead of peppy house music is how we do things here. Oh yeah!

#8. Trainers who are unhealthier than the clients

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And can hardly demonstrate the exercises, let alone do them with you!

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#9. Trainers who only take interest in female clients

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Well, that is what they get paid for, right?

#10. Guys wearing extremely short shorts leaving nothing to the imagination

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And the disturbing sight when they do sit-ups or head-raises! Save us the torture we beg!

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#11. Guys showing off their waxed and shiny legs

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That are actually more chikni looking than any girl in the gym!

#12. Guys who give fitness advice and workout techniques to girls just to make conversation

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And that too all wrong advice if we may add so!

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#13. The selfie brigade

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Pouting away to glory at the gym and taking a selfie in front of each equipment is what they come to the gym for!

#14. People wearing ear phones connected to their cell phones with the blaring gym music

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Can they actually hear their own music with the gym music blaring so loud, we cannot help but wonder!

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#15. People who sweat all over the machines and think it is cool

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Use a towel before you set your sweaty hands on the machine for God’s sake!

#16. Sweaty and stinky guys who hog the air conditioners

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Because they feel it is their birthright and spread their terrible stinky odour all over the place!

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#17. And those who hog the mirror

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Too much self-love makes them do that! We wonder why they cannot hog their home mirrors and spare the ones at the gym.

#18. Wannabe studs in the aerobics class

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Who cannot even move a leg to save their lives and do not understand the Q of quadination footwork, but attend the class to stare at the girls exercising!

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If you are a regular at the gym, we are sure you relate to each and every point above. So tag all your other companions at the gym, and feel free to add more points if you have faced any in the comments section below!

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15 Indian Women In Sports That Put Our Country’s Name On The World Map

March 1, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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There was a time when female sportswomen were unheard of in India. But, times have changed now, women from India are making their presence felt in the international sports circuit. Here, is a list of some of the most famous sportswomen of India who have made us proud with their dedication and achievements.

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#1. P.T. Usha

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Nicknamed as Payyoli Express, udanpari and Golden Girl because of her incredible speed on the racetrack, P.T. Usha is the sprint queen of India and one of the best athletes our country has produced till date. Even today, her impressive track record in the world of athletics remains unmatched by any other athlete in the world. The lady continues to inspire the younger generation of Indian athletes at her school named Usha School of Athletics in Kerala.

#2. Sania Mirza

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Occcupying the No. 1 position in the women’s doubles ranking since 2015, the tennis star has always made us proud with her accolades. She is the only Indian woman to ever win a Grand Slam title, surpass the US$1 million mark in career earnings and put India on the forefront in the women’s tennis circuit. This fiery beauty from Hyderabad continues to be a source of inspiration to the young guns of India.

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#3. Saina Nehwal

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Another pretty lass from Hyderabad, Saina Nehwal is a promising young badminton player with a number of prestigious wins to her credit. From being the first woman from India to hold the No. 1 position in badminton to winning the silver medal in the finals of World Badminton Championships in 2015, the player has set a marvellous example before the young girls of India.

#4. MC Mary Kom

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Hailing from the beautiful city of Manipur, Mary is one of the finest female boxers in India and the only woman to win a medal in each one of the six world championships. In her many firsts, she is also the first amateur athlete to receive the prestigious Padma Bhushan award. She even had a biopic made on her by director, Omung Kumar (produced by legendary director, Sanjay Leela Bhansali). Mary is a true inspiration to all those women who want to have a successful career as well as manage the household.

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#5. Mithali Raj

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Who says girls cannot play cricket? Mithali Raj, known as the ‘Tendulkar of Women’ s Cricket’ as well as ‘Lady Sachin’, is the second woman cricketer in the world to score 5000 runs in One Day International Cricket. She also held the record for making the highest score in Women’s Test cricket matches till 2004, and being the first woman from India and Asia to score a double hundred in tests.

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#6. Saba Anjum Karim

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A former captain of the Indian women’s hockey team, Saba Anjum is someone who has time and again made our country proud. Recipient of Padma Sri award, Karim has represented India in many international hockey tournaments and was also a part of the team that won gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

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#7. Anjali Bhagwat

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Lovingly known as ‘Arjuna of India’ and ‘Indian Shooting Queen’, Anjali Bhagwat was the first woman to take up shooting. The Marathi mulgi has won 55 gold medals, including 12 at the Commonwealth Games in her spectacular career. Currently, the 45-year-old is busy training the newcomers.

#8. Tania Sachdev

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Holding prestigious titles in the game of chess like the ‘Woman Grandmaster’ and ‘International Master’, Tania Sachdev is an amazing combination of beauty and brains. She won her first international title playing chess when she was just eight years old. She is even the receiver of the prestigious Arjuna award.

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 #9. Dipika Pallikal

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The gorgeous Malayali beauty is the first Indian Squash player to have reached the top 10 position in the WSA rankings. In the Commonwealth Games held in 2014, Dipika along with Joshna Chinappa won gold medal in the squash women’s doubles event, making it the first ever Commonwealth Games medal in this sport.

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#10. Heena Sidhu

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Meet the ace shooter Heena Sidhu, a young and beautiful Patiala woman loaded with talent. Heena is not just great with shooting pistols, but is also a professional dentist. She is the first Indian pistol shooter to reach the topmost position in world ranking and win a gold medal in 2013 ISSF World Cup Finals.

#11. Arunima Sinha

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The 27-year-old Arunima Sinha is courage personified. She is former national level volleyball and football player, who did not lose heart despite losing a limb in an accident where she was pushed by the thieves from a running train. Arunima is the first female as well as Indian amputee in the world to scale the mammoth Mt. Everest. She is an inspiration to millions of people out there in the world.

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#12. Geeta Phogat

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This Haryanvi girl is a wrestler who was the first one to win gold medal in women’s wrestling in the 55kg freestyle category at the 2010 Commonwealth Games. Coming from a family of wrestlers, this game is in her blood and even her sisters are part of the national team. In fact, actor Aamir Khan’s new movie Dangal is based upon the life of Geeta Phogat.

#13. Jwala Gutta

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Considered to be very dangerous at the net, Jwala Gutta is an aggressive badminton player who has brought home a number of medals and praises for the country. She has been representing India on the international circuit for more than 15 years now in the doubles event. Along with her doubles partner Ashwini Ponappa, they became a household name after winning the first ever gold medal in the women’s doubles at the New Delhi Commonwealth Games. She is the first player to be ranked in the top 10 of the world rankings in both mixed doubles and doubles category in 2015.

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#14. Humpy Koneru

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She is another great woman chess player from India to have earned prestigious titles like ‘Asia’s Youngest Woman International Master’ and ‘India’s Youngest Woman Grandmaster’. In 2002, Koneru was the youngest woman ever to achieve the title of grandmaster, in both men and women category, at the age of 15 years and she held onto that title till 2008. She has won several gold and bronze medals in various championships.

#15. Prachi Tehlan

Prachi Tehlan Sportswomen Of India Who Made Us Proud

Under the captaincy of a very young Indian netball and basketball player Prachi Tehlan, India had the privilege to win its first ever gold medal in South Asian Beach games in the year 2011. The six feet plus beauty is not only a superb netball player, but also an excellent basketball player. But, unfortunately she was forced to quit the sport in 2011 due to lack of good facilities. At present, you would find her playing the role of “Arzoo” in the popular TV series Diya Aur Baati Hum.

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The list does not end here, there are many more young women who would shine through in the upcoming years. And nonetheless to say we would be very proud of them too!

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6 Things That Prove You Are An Absolutely Lazy Person At Heart

February 26, 2016 — by Team PeppyStory

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6 Things That Prove You Are Absolutely Lazy

Our life has changed quite a lot over the years. With new technologies coming up, doing our daily activities has become easier for us. This is somewhere making us lazy, though the changes are for our good only. However, there are certain things that you treasure that prove you are absolutely lazy. Keep reading to find out what those things actually are.

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#1. Different apps on your phone

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There will be a long list of different apps you have on your smartphones, that somehow or the other help you get your work done in an easier way. Be it apps to remember stuff for you, or a personal assistant which will do the stuff for you, everything is on your fingertips literally! The entries in our calendar remind us of what we are supposed to do and where we are supposed to go. What more? One of the apps helps turn your phone into a TV remote or laptop mouse.

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#2. Why go out for shopping

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Window shopping turns out to be surfing on different sites. Be it clothes, electronics, sports accessories or groceries, the different sites have all the options available for you, with discounts! And, once you place your order, it gets delivered at your place within a few days.

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#3. Entire season of TV shows in one go

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Yes, of course! Different TV shows make you sit in front of the laptop or television for hours and watch the entire season with some pizza/burger and beers/drinks. Some download the entire season on their laptops, while some watch the episodes live on their mobile phones. But  once involved, you tend to binge watch the show till it ends doing, nothing else.

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#4. Recliners are your best friends

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A recliner is one of the best places to rest. And if it comes with a chiller to keep your beer/drink and plays your favourite songs for you, then it becomes the best chilling place you have in the world. You would never wish to get up from your recliner, ever!

#5. Instant food delivery

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Nothing is as much a delight to your ears than anyone saying it, and when you have an app for the same, it is pure heaven. All you have to do is, place the order from the nearby restaurant, which is shown in the app, and pay the bill, the food comes to your place instantly.

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#6. Pay/transfer it online

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With different app wallets and online payment options coming up, we have forgotten to walk down to the bank to transfer money or to pay for something we buy. Just one click on the wallet and the money is either transferred or the payment is made.

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It is good to ease up on certain daily activities, but there are some things which make us lazy. If you also have these things near you, then they surely prove you have become absolutely lazy and regret getting up and do the daily activities. So, what are you going to do about it?

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10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute Her

February 24, 2016 — by Rinkel

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10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

By now, you all must have be aware about the ‘Heroine of Hijack’, Pan Am 73 flight attendant Neerja Bhanot. (Read: Remembering India’s Brave Daughter Neerja Bhanot Who Saved Hundreds Of Lives In The Hijacked Flight). Yes, the fateful Pan Am flight that took off from Mumbai on September 5, 1986 for New York, but got hijacked mid-way at Karachi, Pakistan. Actress Sonam Kapoor’s latest release, biopic movie Neerja is actually a tribute to India’s braveheart who saved lives of 359 people on board. She gave the boon of life to so many people, but she herself died at the hands of terrorists while saving children.

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

A successful TV and print model, flight attendant at a revered airlines, a loving daughter and a doting sister- Neerja Bhanot handled all this with ease and even in her final moments left an imprint on the hearts of millions of people across the world. And, she accomplished all this at the mere age of 23, yes an age at which most of us are still wondering about which career paths to choose or which road to follow in our lives.

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10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

Did you know that she died just 2 days before her 24th birthday? Well, there are several things that you do not know about Neerja.  Here is a list of some lesser known facts about Hijack Heroine Neerja Bhanot that will leave you even more in awe of her.

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#1. Modelling at 16

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Born in 1963 to Harish Bhanot and Rama Bhanot in Chandigarh, Neerja was first spotted by a modelling agency when she was only 16. She had done advertisements for many famous brands including Amul chocolates, Vaporex and Charmis cream.

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#2. Laado Of Her Family

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

Neerja’s family members lovingly called her ‘laado’. Her parents have always wanted a daughter and Neerja, who was born after her two elder brothers soon became the apple of eye of everyone at home.

#3. Married And Divorced At 21

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In 1985, when she was just 21 years old, she had an arranged marriage with a Gulf-based businessman, Naresh. However, she was constantly harassed by her husband for dowry and she moved back within two months after her marriage to her parents’ house in Mumbai and filed for divorce.

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10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

#4. Flight Attendant Training At Miami

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

After coming back to India, she joined Pan Am airlines as a flight attendant and even took training at Miami. Neerja completed her training successfully and returned as a purser also known as chief flight attendant.

#5. Head Purser

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

The ill-fated flight Pan Am 73 which got hijacked was Neerja’s first flight as the Head Purser.

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#6. Opened Emergency Gates

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

Her flight was hijacked for 17 hours after which the terrorists opened fire on the passengers. However, Neerja showed sheer bravery in the face of trouble and managed to open emergency gates of the plane.

#7. Could Have Been The First One To Exit

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

Neerja could have been the first one to slide down the emergency exit, but she did not as she believed herself to be the captain of the plane. She let everyone else exit before herself.

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#8. Shot Down Dead

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

She got shot down point blank by the terrorists when she was helping three children move towards the emergency exit. She did this despite knowing that she has a very slim chance of survival at that point.

#9. Youngest Bravery Award Recipient

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

Neerja is the youngest as well as first women recipient of Ashoka Chakra, India’s highest civilian award for bravery. She is also the only braveheart to have received honours for her bravery from three countries including India, US and Pakistan.

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#10. Heroine Of Hijack

10 Lesser Known Facts About ‘Heroine Of Hijack’ Neerja Bhanot That Will Make You Salute

She came back in a coffin a day after her 24th birthday. Neerja Bhanot is recognised internationally as the ‘Heroine of Hijack’.

Controversies Surrounding The Movie Neerja

With the release of movie Neerja, various stories about Neerja Bhanot and what actually happened in Pan Am flight have come out.

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On one hand, where many have applauded the heroic efforts of Neerja, there are others who have been questioning and even denying her brave act. Some of these are her actual flight mates who are making such claims.

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However, these rumours have been discredited by the movie’s producer as well as well-wishers of Neerja Bhanot.

Remembering India’s Brave Daughter Neerja Bhanot Who Saved Hundreds Of Lives In The Hijacked Flight

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In fact, Neerja’s family and friends are quite overwhelmed and happy about their daughter getting the recognition that she deserves.

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It has been 30 years since Neerja sacrificed herself to save the lives of the passengers of Pan Am flight 73. She did everything in her power to stop the terrorists from killing innocent people. From hiding the passports of American passengers to signalling the pilots to leave the cockpit, Neerja showed courage, determination and will power in the most gruesome hours of her life. PeppyStory salutes the bravery of this 23-year-old woman who showed how even one life can make a difference to so many others.

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