He lived like a Maharaja although he was not one technically or legally and inherited palaces but sans a kingdom.
Arvind Kejriwal has defeated three-time chief minister Sheila Dikshit in her constituency of New Delhi by some 22,000 votes. His one-year-old Aam Aadmi Party made a spectacular electoral debut winning 28 of Delhi's 70 seats, just four behind the BJP, which is on top.
Shivraj Singh Chouhan was re-elected for a third term as the chief minister of Madhya Pradesh today, giving his party, the BJP one of its two mega-hits today (the other was a landslide win in Rajasthan).
For 15 years Sheila Dikshit was Chief Minister of Delhi, winning three assembly elections one after the other. On Sunday, the dream run ended. The seasoned politician has lost not only Delhi, but her own election as well, to debutant Arvind Kejriwal.
Vasundhara Raje, who failed five years ago on account of infighting in BJP, reinvented herself and galvanised the cadre to spearhead her party's spectacular comeback to power in Rajasthan.
South Africa's first black president spent nearly a third of his life as a prisoner of apartheid, yet he sought to win over its defeated guardians in a relatively peaceful transition of power that inspired the world.
Paul Walker, the actor who shot to stardom with the film series The Fast And The Furious, died in a car crash in Los Angeles aged just 40.
Vinod Kambli was considered by many to be more talented than Sachin Tendulkar. Kambli matched Don Bradman and Wally Hammond by hammering successive double Test centuries. He last played for India in 2000.
Virtual currencies, or digital cash, are gaining popularity as a new way to purchase goods or services. They are not regulated or issued by a central bank. The most popular virtual currency is Bitcoin, which soared above $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday.
As a prodigal genius and fashion model, newly-crowned world chess champion Magnus Carlsen has already lit up the game and has now added the world crown to his list of achievements.
Cricket was lucky to have an enduring phenomenon like Sachin Tendulkar, who didn't just inspire an entire generation but around whom, the game's administrators managed to build a huge industry which ran into billions.
Sachin Tendulkar said he feels blessed that the final match of his career took place in his hometown in Mumbai so that his mother (Rajni) could attend his last match.
India's highly regarded scientist Professor CNR Rao has been conferred the Bharat Ratna for 2013.
Sachin Tendulkar, the man who gave nightmares to bowlers, inspired fellow batsmen to be like him and helped umpires forget how tiring it can be to stand on the field all day long, will quit Test cricket after playing his 200th match against the West Indies next month.
Possibly India's best known face, and certainly it's most glamorous, 40-year-old Aishwarya Rai's tryst with destiny began 22 years ago.