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  • Who is APJ Abdul Kalam?
    It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out who this is. If the flight of seagulls intrigues him, so do flights of fancy while writing verse. The top-secret indigenous 'K' missiles, named after him, make India only the sixth country to have developed strategic undersea missiles. He lovingly tends to his head full of curls trimmed and styled once every four months; in his 70s, he was nominated for the MTV Youth Icon of the Year award in 2003 and in 2006. Five years after he was President, the country still goes ballistic over his frisking at the JFK Airport in USA. And many, political parties included, are pushing for him to be President again.
  • Who is Abhishek Manu Singhvi?
    What will hurt Abhishek Manu Singhvi more? Going viral on the Internet, including the many jokes, or the serious loss of political face? Legally, the top lawyer has moved quickly to have a sleaze CD that purportedly featured him declared morphed and fabricated.
  • Who is Sachin Tendulkar?
    He's been called the God of cricket. For most individuals that would be an unbearable burden. But then few individuals could even dream of posting such statistics as a 100 international centuries, or over 15000 test runs, the first batsman to get a double century in one-day internationals.
  • Who is Rekha?
    For most of her working life, newly appointed Rajya Sabha MP Rekha's image has been one of a glamorous yet mysterious femme fatale. But it wasn't always so. When she first started out as a lead actress, Rekha was ridiculed for being dark, overweight, and ungroomed.
  • Who is Anu Aga?
    69-year-old Anu Aga, who was nominated to the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, is known as much for her social work and activism as her business accomplishments.
  • Who is Rupert Murdoch?
    Rupert Murdoch, Australian-born media mogul, is the head of a $50 billion empire which spreads from the United States to Australia. The 81-year-old is chief executive of News Corp, a global media company that controls properties from Britain's Sun newspaper to America's Fox News Channel and the Wall Street Journal.
  • Who is N Srinivasan?
    Narayanaswami Srinivasan, a 67-year-old industrialist from Chennai, heads the world's richest cricket body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). BCCI Secretary till September 2011 and before that a BCCI Treasurer, he became the body's 30th President in September 2011 after Shashank Manohar's term ended. Mr Srinivasan's term as President extends till 2014.
  • Who the French presidential candidates really are
    Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande made it to the second and final round after the first round on the 22nd of April 2012. Hollande came out on top with 28.63% of the votes as opposed to Sarkozy who got 27.18%. They clash in the final round on Sunday.
  • Who is Francois Hollande?
    François Hollande volunteered to work for France's first Socialist President, François Mitterand as a young student 38 years ago. 57-year-old Hollande is the second Socialist President of the Fifth Republic. Former centre right President Jacques Chirac once called him Mitterand's "labrador". There's no dearth of unflattering epithets he has earned during his career, but time and again he has shown that he has mettle.
  • Who is Sourav Ganguly?
    "On the off-side there is God and then there is Sourav, " this was what Rahul Dravid had to say about a man he had debuted with at Lord's in 1996 - Sourav Chandidas Ganguly.
  • Who is Mark Zuckerberg?
    Hacker, Dropout, CEO - Mark Zuckerberg is all of these. Best known for creating Facebook, he turns 28 today.
  • Who is BS Yeddyurappa?
    Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa knows the value of drama and hype. He plans his moments, seemingly dictated both by stellar considerations and by an uncanny ability to grab attention, whatever he does.
  • Who is A Raja?
    He is the face of the massive 2G Telecom Scam. Reams of newsprint, much airtime, many headlines have been used detailing how A Raja allegedly masterminded the country's biggest swindle; he is accused of giving away licenses and spectrum at throwaway prices. A resident of Tihar jail for about 15 months now, the former Telecom Minister has finally got bail today.
  • Who is Luke Pomersbach?
    Luke Pomersbach, who plays for the IPL side Royal Challengers Bangalore, was arrested for allegedly molesting a woman from the US and allegedly beating up her boyfriend at the Delhi five-star hotel, the Maurya Sheraton, on Thursday.
  • Who is Priscilla Chan, Mrs Zuckerberg?
    Priscilla Chan became Mrs Mark Zuckerberg on Saturday in the Facebook founder's backyard in the presence of less than 100 people who were there, they thought, to celebrate Chan's graduation as a new pediatrician. They celebrated a new bride instead.

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