Picture of the week:
Leonardo DiCaprio wins the Oscars at his sixth nomination:
DiCaprio won the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role at the Oscars on Sunday for his performance as Hugh Glass in The Revenant. DiCaprio has been nominated for an Oscar six times since 1994, but this is the first time he has ever won.
Pic from : www.sbs.com
India shines at South Asian Games, 2016:
Joshna Chinappa in action during the semi-final match at the South Asian Games. (Picture from rediff.com)
Joshna of India who is ranked 14 in the wold defeated her Pakistani counterpart in the finals to win the Squash Gold in South Asian games.
India stood heads and shoulders above the rest in the medals tally with a count of 42, which included 27 gold, 12 silver and three bronze medals. The second spot continued to be held by Sri Lanka with a total of 37 medals (8 gold, 17 silver, 12 bronze).
Snow Storm shuts down New York city:
A woman shovels a sidewalk in blizzard-like conditions on January 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo from latinpost.com)
A massive nor’easter blizzard blanketed much of the East Coast in the heaviest snow seen in years, shutting down Washington, Baltimore and New York City, which as of Saturday even had been hit by the third heaviest snowfall in its history.
As of early Sunday morning, Central Park had 26.8 inches of snow.
Priyanka wins People Choice Award:
Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra after she won the Favourite Actress in a New TV series award at the People’s Choice Awards (PCA) 2016 for her lead role in American TV thriller series Quantico. The former Miss World , who plays the role of an FBI agent named Alex Parish in the show, was competing against actresses like Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis, Lea Michele and Marcia Gay Harden in the category.
Hollywood actor Vin Diesel presented her the award on Wednesday evening. Priyanka is said to be the first South Asian actress to win a People’s Choice award.
Picture from her official twitter account.
Pathankot Terrorist attack:
An Indian Army soldier stands guard on a roof top outside the Indian Air force base in Pathankot.
On 2 January 2016, a group of heavily armed terrorists attacked Pathankot Air Force Station, part of the Western Air Command of the Indian Air Force. Two terrorists and three security forces personnel were killed in the initial battle. The gun battle and the subsequent combing operation lasted about 17 hours on 2 January.
Photo from: https://in.news.yahoo.com/photos/photos-pathankot-martyr-honoured-army-soldiers-on-high-alert-1451909200-slideshow/indian-army-soldier-silhouetted-against-setting-sun-stands-photo-141633377.html
The whole nation is spellbound on how a huge city like Chennai could get out of a catastrophic disaster like this, this fast with this ease while the governments are this irresponsible. This picture can answer them all. Local fishermen rescuing the stranded people using their fishing boats.
Chennai, where I spent my bachelor years is often called a boring place by others because they value and treasure their culture amidst of all those so called trends. And this is the result, humanity. I have felt it in every corners of Chennai and admired its beauty where beaches and temples are always groomed up with people and their smiles.
I pray, my favourite Chennai be recovered soon!!!