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DARPAN Magazine's Newmakers 2016

By Petrina D'Souza, 25 Jan, 2017
  • DARPAN Magazine's Newmakers 2016



How do you define a newsmaker? Is it someone who built something different for themselves and becomes known for that? Or someone who has managed to come up with a quirky idea and generated interest among others? Or is it someone who has through one’s work created a better world for not only for oneself but also the people around? DARPAN believes in the third definition of the word ‘newsmaker.’
2016 was a great year for the South Asian community. It was filled with promising initiatives taken up by most of our members and great achievements/honours received by many. It was only ideal to start 2017 by remembering these personalities and applauding them for making the community proud. This is how the idea of DARPAN’s 2016 Newsmakers came into being.
An inspiring story such as this needed thorough research and tons of discussions. Facts were checked, suggestions were asked, advice was accepted and after making sure each individual had more than enough substance that could inspire and create admiration among our readers, eight newsmakers from different fields were selected. Each of DARPAN’s 2016 newsmaker has been on a life path that has led to success through their hard work, passion and the will to make the world a better place. Our newsmakers are not only successful individuals but human beings who have contributed extensively to the country, the community and the environment.

Here’s presenting DARPAN’s eight Newsmakers of 2016:

Click below to read their inspiring stories!
















*Cover story profiles have been selected at the discretion of DARPAN’s team


Holiday Feasting with Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

With his easy demeanour, cheerful commentary, and simple instructions, Chef extraordinaire Sanjeev Kapoor can make anyone fall in love with food and the art of cooking. 

Vidya Balan: Diwali is about brightness

Diwali is a festival of lights, of positivity and of family bonding – and actress Vidya Balan agrees. “It is about brightness, about letting go of the darkness, of the fear within,” says the charming lady, who has captured hearts with her beautiful smile, electric personality, and brilliant acting skills.

Pranav Mistry : Changing the face of technology

The computer genius has created some of the most thought-provoking interfaces till date – namely Quickies, sticky notes that can be searched and can send reminders; a pen that draws in 3D; TaPuMa, a tangible public map for the physical world; Mouseless – an invisible computer mouse; SPARSH – a novel way to copy-paste data between digital devices; and Blinkbot – a gaze and blink controlled robot. Through all these experiments, Mistry “was trying to bring a part of the physical world to the digital world.”

Dr. Shimi Kang: Taking the road less travelled

Dr. Kang has always taken the unconventional path, and the many roles she plays in the community and through her work is proof of her journey.

Enchanting Goddess: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Enchanting Goddess: Aishwarya Rai Bachchan

Gorgeous, mesmerizing, ethereal – one can fall short of words when describing Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. 

Karthik Naralasetty: Socializing Change

Young entrepreneur Karthik Naralasetty’s social media application Socialblood has more than 300 thousand active users across the globe. This much-needed service has created a social space for thousands of potential blood donors and recipients to meet and donate through Facebook. Now, finding an ideal blood donor is just a few clicks away.