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Dr Karan Singh

  Tech Stories 2011
  Steve Jobs

  Harish Hande

  Umar Saif

  Azim Premjee

  Adventure & Sports
  Mingma Sherpa -
  the 1st South Asian
  to climb all 8000ers

  Photo Feature
  Bhutan Royal

  Bhutan Royals'
  State Visit to India &
  Rajasthan visit


  Floods in South Asia

   Famine in Somalia

  Performing Arts
  Kumud Diwan

  Space Exploration
  Juno to Jupiter

  Earth-like planet

  Women of the Year

  2011 Recap

  Book Picks 2011
  Steve Jobs by
  Walter Isaacson

   Wonder of the Age

   No Way Down

  Vishnu - Hinduism's
  Blue-skinned Savior

  Sentinels of Raisina

   Northeast Trilogy




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Science & Technology 2011

People that Matter

Steve Jobs

1955 – 2011
Apple Cofounder & CEO

The biggest news in the technology world of 2011 was the passing on of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs – just a day after Apple unveiled its new iPhone 4S. A visionary, Jobs transformed the way music, movies and mobile communications were experienced in the digital age. He was 56.

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Harish Hande

Harish Hande has, through a social enterprise, brought customized, affordable, and sustainable solar electricity to India's vast rural populace, encouraging the poor to become asset creators. He was awarded the Magsaysay Award 2011.

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Umar Saif

Associate Professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS)

Umar was recently named one of the top 35 young innovators in the world by MIT Technology Review (TR35). This is the first time a Pakistani has received the TR35 award. Umar Saif is an associate professor at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS). "The TR35 recognizes the world's top 35 young innovators that are radically transforming technology as we know it.”

Umar has been cited for his works on BitMate and SMSall. Both technologies are aimed at providing better communication infrastructure for developing regions.

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Azim Premji – A Sustained Example in Philanthropy

Chairman of the information-technology group - Wipro Ltd.

The Azim Premji Foundation supports programmes that reach more than 2.5 million children. He recently donated $2 billion to his foundation - the largest charitable contribution in the history of modern India.

A pioneer of India's IT-outsourcing industry, Premji, 65, helped create a generation of skilled technical professionals – a generation that is now a part of India’s rapidly growing middle class. But it is his intense passion and determination to provide universal primary education in India that sets him apart from other billionaires in India.


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