Fattest woman in the world

Eman Ahmed, termed the heaviest women in the world, landed in Mumbai on Saturday for weight reduction treatment.

World's Longest Moustache - Longest beard in the world

Ram Singh Chauhan (india) has the longest moustache in the world at 14ft (4.29m). Below is a picture of Ram and his amazing facial hair.

World’s biggest crocodile in Philippines

A small Philippine town on the southern island of Mindanao has laid claim to capturing the world’s largest crocodile, measured at 21 feet by Australian zoologist Adam Britton.

World's dirtiest man

Amou Haji, an 80-year-old Iranian, is being called the world's dirtiest man. In an article published Jan. 6, he told the Tehran Times that he hasn't bathed in 60 years.

World's biggest arms

The world's largest biceps belong to Mostafa Ismail (Egypt) and were measured for left arm flexed at 64.77 cm (25.5 in) and non-flexed 62.23 cm (24.5 in) and for right arm flexed at 63.5 cm (25 in) and non-flexed 60.96 cm (24 in).

Fastest crossing of the Sahara Desert by bike set Guinness World Record

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Fastest crossing of the Sahara Desert by bike set Guinness World Record 2011

A market security analyst from London hopes to have entered the Guinness Book of World Records for the fastest crossing of the Sahara Desert by bike.

Riding a Ridgeback Panorama, Reza Pakravan cycled a gruelling 1,200 mile journey experiencing extreme heat, sandstorms, accusations of terrorism from border officials and living on survival rations. On Thursday March 17th he completed the crossing after 14 days, starting in Algeira and finishing in Sudan.

Pakravan is now waiting for the challenge to be confirmed by Guinness officials.

He said: “It is an amazing feeling to have cycled across the biggest desert in the world.

“Unfortunately these days Sahara desert has become one of the most dangerous places in the world. On the west of Sahara, border areas between Mali, Niger and Algeria is becoming one of the most hostile areas in the world. Then there has been the current situation in Libya.

“I had my fair share of problems before I’d even started cycling. First I had problems in Algiers Airport because they thought my CO2 cartridge could be used to detonate a bomb! I spent two hours explaining and finally managed to save them from being taken away from me. Then just before the start I had problem with my GPS and the bike computer and then two flat tyres in one day.”

“In north of the Sahara it was very cold, even during the day. As I progress towards the south got warmer and warmer. In Sudan it was really hot and I had to cycle in desert tracks and sand which was really tough.

"It was an amazing experience. My Ridgeback Panorama was fantastic for this trip. It was reliable and comfortable and survived a pretty arduous trip, which is testament to the bike.”
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Most grapes eaten in three minutes set Guinness World Record by Deepak Sharma Bajagain

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Most grapes eaten in three minutes set Guinness World Record by Deepak Sharma Bajagain

Deepak Sharma Bajagain broke two Guinness World Records on Saturday, March 26, at the Community College of Aurora as part of the Work for Children Food Campaign 2011 hosted by the Global Lynx Foundation and Nepal Tourism Campaign: One for the Most Envelopes Torn in half in Thirty seconds, and one for the Most Grapes Eaten in Three Minutes with a Small Plastic Spoon. Not content with the ridiculousness of those records themselves, we shot a video of Bajagain eating the grapes, sped it up and set it to the theme from the Benny Hill Show. You're welcome, world.

At the end of the day, Bajagain managed to eat 180 grapes total, beating the previous record of 172 grapes set by Ashrita Furman in June 2010.

They were just the most recent world records set here in Colorado.

Bajagain also tore 44 envelopes in half in 30 seconds, beating the previous record by eight envelopes and bringing Bajagain's total Guinness world records to six -- he said Saturday after the event that he intends to break at least six more before the year is over.

Both attempts will have to be verified by the Guinness World Records office.

Ticket and food sales from the Work for Children Food Campaign 2011 will go towards feeding hungry children in Colorado and around the world, including Nepal, Haiti and Africa.
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Steve Vai - World's Largest Ever Online Guitar Lesson set Guinness World Record 2011

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Steve Vai - World's Largest Ever Online Guitar Lesson set Guinness World Record 2011

A Guinness World Record for the largest ever guitar lesson line was broken by Steve Vai.

Musician host the event from a studio in New York on March 3 as part of a merger with Boston's Berklee College of Music and the achievement has been officially confirmed.

A total of 4,455 students from around the world have participated in the lesson.

"I hope this record encourages players to continue to cultivate their own style and spirit of the guitar," Vai says. "I think this post really shows the interest that exists in teaching guitar around the world. "

Vai is willing to participate in the Hendrix Experience Tour later this year, launched the show in Las Vegas May 20

Additional concerts are lined up in Tucson, Reno, Santa Cruz, April Beach.

Several other major players will join Vai guitar on tour on the West Coast of the United States, as they play the music of Jimi Hendrix.

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Mozilla Firefox 4 Download - Firefox 4 downloaded 5 million times in the first 24 hours set World Record

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Mozilla Firefox 4 Download - Firefox 4 downloaded 5 million times in the first 24 hours set World Record

Microsoft Internet Explorer ironic if having large installed as a loser, and even changed the release of Internet Explorer 9 (IE9), which caused some hysteria in Firefox and Chrome fields staggering 2.35 million downloads in the first 24 hours of its release. Much of the success is due to characteristics such as IE9 new HTML5 and support hardware graphics acceleration. Mozilla, however, insisted could be raking in 4.7 million downloads of Firefox 4 Glow in the same time that Mozilla site that keeps track of downloads.

E 'significantly lower than the first day of the previous version of Firefox downloads, which clocked 8000000 within 24 hours, even if the event was to encourage a high level of Mozilla. Firefox 4 is also the same features on IE9 postcards, and in addition to faster page loads, optimized for JavaScript support, enhanced security and privacy, and to integrate the new standards, such as video and 3D graphics WebMate WebGL . Firefox ante up 3D support, which is also compatible with Windows XP.

Over the years, Microsoft Internet Explorer Web browser has seen a steady decline in customer base thanks to the clunky, the glitch, continuous, low security, and the extreme lack of functionality. He had become a browser that nobody touched by 10:00 Foot Pole, let the peer technically inclined to run them n00bs. However, that changed the Internet Explorer 9, who inaugurated the new technologies, such as a built-in graphics acceleration support, HTML 5, CSS 3 mated with a much better interface, better security, a number of new features and best performance and stability was good.

Mozilla drops when the last iteration of the growing user base, which has already committed 400 million. However, the browser has had to contend with giant Google Chrome, a newcomer to spoil the party by beating the world's use of the browser pie chart. Chrome is now home to find 10 percent of Internet appliances worldwide. The question is: Mozilla Firefox 4 will help to restore the site to Google Chrome? Only time will tell.
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Indian origami artist Noman MA Haji set Limca Book Record 2011

 
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Indian origami artist Noman MA Haji set Limca Book Record 2011

With nimble fingers and wads of cash, origami artist Noman MA Haji had a piece of Putrajaya - a picturesque village with beautiful gardens and buildings Malaysia broad aesthetic - in his modest apartment on the second floor on Broadway. This book accurately reflects origami sketches of an architect of a multilayer structure in the front of Putrajaya.

Using photographs collected from the internet and toy cars purchased during the holidays and 59 Noman "built" many of these wonderful structures. The Burj Dubai in Dubai and the Eiffel Tower is the latest addition to the collection, which includes a massive load of currency-Taj Mahal, which earned him an entry in the Limca Book of World Records.

His works are more than 50 motorcycles and cars to buildings will be on display March 19 (10:00-18:00) and 20 March (10:00 to 17:00) in sh sh Shabbir I. Haji, No. 1 Salai Vinayagar Koil Street (opposite Don Bosco School), on Broadway. Admission is free.

In addition to the novelty of the paper currency notes, a collection of origami models are marked with an attention to detail. Moreover, its partiality two denominations (€ 5 and Rs. 20) is obvious. Noman said: "Their rich colors, these currencies do not distinguish between the models." Like the Eiffel Tower, Noman used the notes of 20 rupees numbering 894, and the Burj tower was 192 notes of 20 rupees, and the construction of Putrajaya, has combined the 20-rupee and five rupee notes. A doll dressed in notes stand dwarf many of the works longer, but it is an expensive piece of art. And hundreds of thousands of rupees Rs consuming game. 21 000!
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Spiderman Alain Robert - Fastest person to climb the Burj Khalifa set Guinness world record

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Fastest person to climb the Burj Khalifa set Guinness world record by Spider-Man's Mr Alain Robert

DUBAI man dubbed the 'French Spider-Man' today described reaching the top of the world's tallest building as "an amazing sight and an amazing feeling".

Alain Robert took six hours, 14 minutes and 55 seconds to scramble to the top of the Burj Khalifa, completing the feat at the top of the antenna at 12.07am today.

"It was a very big moment in my life," said Mr Robert, 44.

Early this afternoon Mr Robert was presented with a certificate from Guinness World Records to recognise the climb, which marks a new world record: the fastest person to climb the Burj Khalifa.

Mr Robert easily achieved the record, which was created for Mr Robert's attempt. The organisation had required only that he complete the climb within nine hours.

The attempt was originally scheduled to start at 4.30pm. But, as Mr Robert explained, he held off until 6pm due to a deluge of media interviews earlier in the day.

"I wasn't sure how long it would take, I initially thought it would take between six to nine hours," he said. "It took me by surprise that I could make it quite fast."


Mr Robert is famous for climbing the world's tallest buildings - among them the 508-metre Taipei 101 and the 450-metre Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur - without the aid of the safety harness and rope normally used by climbers.

"It was a requirement from the government and the head of the Burj Khalifa," he said. "I would have loved to do it differently, but of course I knew it was not possible, so I was having to play the game."
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World's longest singles tennis match trying to break Guinness World Record by Sam Angel and Katie Martens


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World's longest singles tennis match trying to break Guinness World Record by Sam Angel and Katie Martens

MISSOULA- This weekend marks the hardest competition for two varsity tennis players at Hellgate High School.

Sam Angel and Katie Martens are trying to break the Guinness Book of World Records longest singles tennis match leaving some of their friends to assume they've gone crazy.

"Wow you are crazy and strong. I would never do anything like this in my lifetime so I give them props." said Claire Rappold, a friend and teammate of Sam and Katie.

A full day of tennis may seem like a lot but for Katie and Same they have to play for 60 hours to reach their target. The pair has been playing since 9 a.m. Friday and witnesses have to make sure Katie and Sam abide by Guinness's rules.

"We have to keep score and write down their matches and their scores and then there is another log book of if they take breaks because they are allowed 5 minutes an hour so it is very specific about how we keep the record." said witness Sally Rappold.

Although, they can bank their break time and Katie said they're not too tired yet and have no plans of backing down.
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Ab India Todega Guinness World Records with biggest scissors, nail beds, pulling truck and cocktail flares

India breaks and creates Guinness World Records with biggest scissors, nail beds, pulling truck, cocktail flares and body parts

On 26th March episode of “Guinness World Records – Ab India Todega,” saw Indians creating an breaking world records with biggest scissors, pulling heavy truck, juggling flares and moving hands in opposite directions.

The show began with display of 7 feet 7 inches scissors by Neerja Roy Chaudhry from Meerut.

Then Pankaj Kamble from Mumbai and Sachin Gowda from Karnataka, two bartenders broke a world record from UK. The record is for juggling most number of flares above shoulders by a team of two in one minute. The UK record was 74 and the Indian duo broke the record with 79 flares.

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Vispi Baji Kasad’s team.

Vispi Baji Kasad’s team of five from Gujarat broke a UK record. UK has the record for 4 layers of nail bed sandwich for 10 seconds. Vispi’s team broke the record with 5 layers of nail sandwich and they held the sandwich in excess of 20 seconds.

Rupesh Raj from Baroda says that he can move 6 body parts in opposite directions. He created a record for most number of opposite rotation of hands in a minute. He rotated it 217 times.

Heavy vehicle pulled by hair breaks and creates Guinness World Record 2011 by Rani Raikwar.

Brahmakumar Rani Raikwar from Jhalkon in UP beat the men in the category of heavy vehicle pulled by hair. For womens category, the record to be broken was 3500 Kgs. For men, the record to be broken was 8280 KG. Rani broke the record by pulling 8835.5 KG truck.
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World's largest clay pot set world record by Korea

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A small county on Korea's southeast coast is waiting for confirmation that a clay pot it completed last year will be recognized as the biggest pot in the world.

According to Ulju County officials, the onggi, or earthenware pot, passed the Guinness World Records application, and is waiting for a representative to arrive next month and confirm the claim in person.

Officials also believe that since the publication will have to create a new category ? largest earthenware pot ? the pot's chances of receiving the title are good.

The pot weighs in at 172 kilograms, is 246 centimeters in height, and measures in at 520 centimeters tall and 214 wide centimeters, at its largest and smallest circumference, respectively.

Primarily consisting of clay and glaze, the pot was made by kneading the clay and firing it in a 1,300-degree Celsius kiln.

Roughly the size of a small bathroom, the pot has already been certified as the largest here, by the Korea Record Institute.

With resources provided by the county, the Ulju Oegosan Onggi Association completed the pot, commonly used to produce staple dietary items, in late September.
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World's largest arepa set Guinness World Record by Venezuela's largest food company cooks

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World’s largest arepa set Guinness World Record by Venezuela's largest food company cooks

CARACAS, Venezuela — Employees of Venezuela's largest food company cooked the world's largest
arepa Wednesday, producing a flattened corn flour patty weighing 1,087.31 pounds. It was
19.7feet across.

Arepas, which vaguely resemble Mexican tamales, are a traditional favorite in this South American country and neighboring Colombia. The patties are usually stuffed with fillings like shredded beef, cheese or black beans.

Ralph Hannah, a representative of the Guinness Book of World Records, certified the record weight after the giant arepa was cooked for hours over a heated metal plate and the water used to mix the dough evaporated.

The previous record weight for an arepa was 440 pounds.
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Ashby School attempts to break world record for the largest rugby scrum

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Students and staff from a Leicestershire school say they are confident they have broken the world record for the largest rugby scrum.

The 126 members of Ashby School's Bullen House made their attempt under the supervision of two adjudicators.

Guinness World Records will now examine photographs and video of the scrum to establish whether the school has beaten the existing record of 68.

The sponsored event was in aid of the Matt Hampson Foundation.

The charity was set up by the former Leicester Tigers player, who was paralysed from the neck down when a scrum collapsed while he was training with England's Under-21 team in March 2005.

It helps to raise money for seriously injured sportsmen and women.
Motivational talk

Mr Hampson visited the school last month and gave the students a motivational talk.

Student Tom Watts, who took part in the record attempt, said: "Hearing Matt Hampson talk about what he'd been through made us think that, if he can do that, we can do anything."

The participants attended workshops "to be taught how to take up the scrum position" for the world record attempt.

Teacher Nick Morse, who ran the sessions, said: "The purpose of the scrum training was to let them all know where they were supposed to be in the scrum, where their heads should be and how to bind together in the right way so they didn't collapse.

"It was a non-competitive scrum with no pushing so there was no danger of anyone being hurt," he added.

The possible record-breakers are now preparing for their next challenge - a 23-mile sponsored walk from Ashby School to Welford Road, the home of Leicester Tigers.
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Enrico Schoeman and Andre de Kock riders claim fiery Guinness World Record

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Enrico Schoeman and Andre de Kock ride their Kawasaki sidecar combination through a tunnel of fire to set a new Guinness Book of World Records mark of 67.9 metres.

Two South African stuntmen have claimed a new world record at the Tarlton International Raceway near Krugersdorp.

On Monday night Enrico Schoeman and Andre de Kock powered their modified Kawasaki Z1000 motorcycle-sidecar combination through a 67.6m inferno to snatch the record for driving through a tunnel of fire from American stuntman Clint Ewing, who set the previous mark of 60,96m riding solo on a Suzuki superbike in Los Angeles on January 27, 2008.

The spectacular attempt, deemed too dangerous to be held at various public venues by Ekurhuleni health and safety officials, went off without a hitch. Once the diesel and petrol-soaked cardboard and steel structure was ignited by a pyrotechnics expert, there was a small window of opportunity for the pair to make it through. Guiness World Record rules require the entire tunnel to be burning from the time of entry to the time of exit.

With the flames reducing visibility inside the tunnel to almost zero, professional photographer Schoeman had to remain focused on a white line drawn down the middle of the inferno to keep the three-wheeled racing machine from smashing through the flaming walls with devastating consequences.

The crowd held their breath for several seconds while all that could be heard from within the crackling tunnel was the reassuring scream of the Kawasaki’s engine. Then, to a roar of approval, they blasted out the other side in a shower of sparks.

A victory “doughnut” added a last puff of smoke before the relieved pair punched the air in victory. When asked what it was like, motorsport journalist De Kock said it was “hot”. Still limping from a severe burn sustained while preparing for the event, De Kock went on to say he could have “held on a bit longer”.
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Gillette India - World’s Largest Shaving Lesson - Gillette Shave Sutra

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Shortly after the launch of Shave India Movement 3, Gillette, has achieved yet another milestone by taking the success to the next level. Shave India Movement 3, today, witnessed 150 couples coming together at a common venue to engage in a shaving activity to break the world-record for the World’s Largest Shaving Lesson – Gillette Shave Sutra.

Gillette Mach3 Turbo Sensitive came on board to support the Shave India Movement 3, following the results of a Nielsen survey, revealing the preference for the clean-shaven look by a majority of Indian women. The movement kick-started earlier in January, with the Stop Prickly Men’s Stubble campaign supported by leading Bollywood divas Preity Zinta, Neha Dhupia and Malaika Arora Khan. Stop Prickly Men’s Stubble is one of a kind movement started by like-minded women to tell men that their stubble is prickly for women and they need to get rid of it by shaving EVERYDAY.

To add momentum to the campaign, Bollywood actors Arjun Rampal & Malaika Arora Khan came to the rescue of Indian men by solving the eternal mystery of – What Women Want and that was clearly clean-shaven and well-groomed men.

Gillette Shave Sutra - World’s Largest Shaving lesson saw 150 men getting the ‘perfect shave’, helping them to look and feel their best. These men along with their partners, all supporters of the Gillette Mach3 Turbo Sensitive, Shave India Movement 3, gathered in an attempt to create a record for the world’s Largest Shaving Lesson – Gillette Shave Sutra in the Guinness Book of World Records, Limca Book of records and India Book of Records.

Actor Arjun Rampal, the new brand ambassador of Gillette said, “The Gillette Mach 3 Turbo Sensitive, Shave India Movement 3 generated phenomenal response from the masses. The Gillette Shave Sutra is a fitting reply to the cry from large sections of women asking men to Stop Prickly Men’s Stubble. We want couples to start enjoying shaving together and making it more fun. Clearly, shaving is no longer a chore. This is a great moment for India with so many couples having gathered here today to signify that men should get rid of their stubble and sport the clean-shaven look.”

Commenting on her support to Shave India Movement 3, actress Neha Dhupia, said, “Women find the act of shaving their men alluring. With this movement, Gillette has put forward a unique thought that shaving can be made a fun activity that both partners can engage in and enjoy together. With the overwhelming success of the campaign, I see more and more men stepping forward to shave and be more thoughtful towards the needs of their women. The Nielsen survey highlighted that 89% men agree that Sensitive skin needs a sensitive shave. I am glad that Gillette has launched the Mach 3 Turbo Sensitive at an affordable price of Rs 125/-, for men with sensitive skin who can now shave everyday even on the more sensitive areas of their face”.

Speaking on this historical occasion that is poised to go down in the world-record books, Sharat Verma, Marketing Manager, Gillette India Limited, said, “Today is truly an incredible moment as Gillette is all set to create the shaving world-record yet again this year. Gillette has always believed in enabling men to look and feel their best and the launch of the Gillette Mach3 Turbo Sensitive razor at Rs 125 is a step in that direction. Mach 3 Turbo sensitive is backed by excellent research and technology that provides consumers with sensitive skin a close and comfortable shave with less irritation, even on the most sensitive areas of the face - including the neck and jaw line. It makes shaving effortless”
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Boys & Girls Club seeks jumping jack Guinness World Record

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The clock hit 6:30p and Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide simultaneously hopped-to.

At the Red Bank chapter, on Drs. James Parker Boulevard, unit director Shniece Perry was slightly tentative.

About a dozen of the club’s members had just finished practicing a timed run of jumping jacks, readying for the early evening attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records for the most people doing simultaneous jumping jacks across multiple venues.

“They just did a little practice run to see how long two minutes is,” Perry said. “We hope that they last.”

In the one that counted, one girl called uncle with about 30 seconds to go, while the rest kept with the clock in hopes of breaking the record.

It’s yet to be seen whether the national organization will make it into the books. Perry took a roll of all who participated and will submit the information to the Boys and Girls Club.

The two minutes flew by with a little motivation from Perry and club employee Aaron Styles, who put out the rallying cry, “jumping jacks, jumping jacks, who can do jumping jacks?”

“Me, me, me, me,” the kids responded.

Then time was up, and the kids went limp and exhaled.

“That shows you’ve got what it takes to be healthy and stay on top,” Styles said. “Remember this: you be great.”
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World’s longest bunting break world record

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Jim Dobbin MP for Heywood and Middleton has joined Fairtrade Ambassador and five time Olympic gold medallist, Sir Steve Redgrave, in Parliament in a bid to break the record for the world’s longest bunting.

The world record attempt is to mark this year’s Fairtrade Fortnight and to highlight the Fairtrade Foundation’s ‘Great Cotton Stitch-Up’ campaign - a drive to end unfair European cotton subsidies.

West African cotton producers are some of the poorest farmers on the planet and yet, last year, had to compete with EU farmers who received over £600m in subsidies - the equivalent to Estonia’s entire EU contribution.

The record for the world’s longest bunting is currently 2,986 metres. Fairtrade campaigners and supporters around the country are aiming to reach at least 4,350 metres – over two and a half miles!

The final bunting will be displayed on World Fairtrade Day, 14 May.

Mr Dobbin said: “It is scandalous that West African farmers who earn less than $1 a day cannot use their farming skills to trade their way out of poverty. From the amount of Fairtrade goods on our local shop, I know trade justice is something residents really care about; therefore I am proud to be backing Fairtrade this Fortnight and their bid to break the bunting record.

“Behind this campaign is a serious message to end unfair European cotton subsidies and to make trade fair. That’s why I am supporting this bid, so we can help some poorest cotton farmers in the world make a decent living from their work.’

Sir Steve Redgrave added: “I am delighted that Jim Dobbin MP is backing Fairtrade’s campaign. I have visited West African cotton farmers in Mali and I have seen how hard it is make a living from cotton already. Farmers there are not asking for a handout, just a level playing field so they can improve their families and communities through hard work.

“Working together we can end these subsidies and make their live just a little bit easier.”
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World’s fastest bowler - Shoaib Akhtar announces retirement

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COLOMBO: The world’s fastest bowler Shoaib Akhtar announced on Thursday to end his international cricketing career which was filled with glory, controversies and injuries.

He made the announcement while addressing a press conference at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. Neither coach Waqar Younis nor manager Intikhab Alam accompanied him as he wasn’t even wearing national colours.

Wearing a black jacket, Shoaib Akhtar, 35, looked emotional when he heralded his departure from international cricket.

He said, “This is the most significant part of my life as I have decided to call it a day…this world cup is my last one and would be the last of my international career”.
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He said he is available to the team management if they want him to utilise in the remaining matches of the mega event.

“I certainly wanted to continue but now I feel I should make a space for youngsters to come forward and perform for Pakistan”, he added.

“With heavy heart, I gonna take my retirement from ODIs, and I have no regrets whatsoever. I really thought I would make another time”, he stated.

“I would love to enjoy my family life and want to spend the rest of my life with my mom, dad, sister and brothers who have supported me a lot during my career. I took the decision after discussing with my family and they advised me to retire now”, Shoaib said.

“I’m happy that I never had no allegations like spot fixing or match fixing during my whole career”, he mentioned.

He said if the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) required his services, he would train the upcoming fast bowlers and keep giving tips to the budding talent that Pakistan always has.

He further stated that he had already made up his mind before the World Cup and is formally announcing the decision with the media.

“My dream to play for Pakistan came true and I wanna thank all of them who been supporting and loving me from the bottom of my heart”, Shoaib said before leaving the stage.

Earlier, in the day, Shoaib Akhtar told his team-mates about his decision before the start of the practice session at R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. He delivered an emotional farewell speech during which he also thanked his mates for supporting me to the end of his career. Following his speech, players embraced him and showed their gratitude to the fastest bowler in the world.

Shoaib Akhtar started his career in 1996 but had to face controversies right from the start after he was dropped for Sahara Cup matches.

He made his Test debut in November 1997 against West Indies in Rawalpindi, his home ground, during which he took two wickets under the captaincy of Aamir Sohail.

Shoaib got the real recognition when he silenced over 100000 Indian fans in Eden Gardens Kolkata when he decimated the stumps of Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar on two consecutive balls.

The fast bowler never looked back after that and kept performing for Pakistan but at the same time had to face allegations of chucking, which he cleared in 2000.

However, the controversy again resurfaced in Pakistan’s tour to New Zealand in 2001 when Steve Dunn and Doug Cowie once again called his action, following which University of Western Australia’s report suggested his action looks jerky due to unique physical characteristics.

Injuries and infighting with co-players as well as coach Bob Woolmer once again took his off the limelight but he then came back remarkably as a hero to dismantle an Ashes winning England in home series on dead pitches. He took 17 wickets during the three test series but injured his ankle in the final test at Lahore.

During the just over 13 years international career, Shoaib Akhtar underwent four surgeries which eventually got the better of him and he finally called it a day during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 on Thursday in the Sri Lankan capital.
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Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country set Guinness World Record by Colin and Ryan Pyle


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Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country set Guinness World Record by Colin and Ryan Pyle.

On March 9th, 2011 Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle received a confirmation by the Guinness World Records that they had indeed set a World Record for their motorcycle journey around China. According to the Guinness World Records the name of the record they received was for the "Longest Journey by Motorcycle in a Single Country".

Canadian brothers Colin and Ryan Pyle completed their epic motorcycle journey by returning back to Shanghai on Sunday October 17th, 2010, after 65 days on the road circumnavigating China on their BMW F800GS motorcycles. Their journey was a unique one, as they have become the first riders to fully circumnavigate China by motorcycle in one single journey. During their remarkable 17,674km odyssey the brothers have encountered some of the most intense changes in culture, weather, altitude and terrain that exist in the world. They tackled heavy rains, flooding, landslides, freak hailstorms, extreme altitude (above 5000m/16,000ft), sand, gravel, thousands of kilometers of road construction and even bureaucratic / military interference.

Colin and Ryan intend to produce both a documentary film and a written book on their experiences in China, which have been far from regular. Anytime someone puts him or herself out there, into the wild, and opens themselves up to the experiences of such a vast and unique country one can't help but encounter moments of danger, humor, sadness, gratification and personal gain and setback. Their journey will prove to be both colorful and dramatic, both intense and fulfilling.

Colin and Ryan Pyle are brothers from Toronto, Canada. But that's about all they have in common. Ryan has spent the last decade in China building his career as a Documentary Photographer. Colin stayed closer to home, in Toronto, and built up, and sold, his own successful currency trading company. Together they plan to showcase much of China's change and development from factory to farm. The general purpose of the trip is to put China on display. To explore the visual and cultural wonders that is China. With a massive population, crowded cities, abundant minorities and its stunning natural landscape; China offers a traveler an experience like no other. Colin and Ryan have titled their project, "The Middle Kingdom Ride", as China's historical name was once The Middle Kingdom.

Ryan and Colin will be raising money for the SEVA Foundation during their journey. SEVA, is a San Francisco based charity that has, for more than 30 years, been serving people around the world who are struggling for health, cultural survival and sustainable communities.
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Shivani Suraiya - Tanzanian youth breaks world record in bookmarks collection

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Sixteen-year-old Shivani Suraiya is expecting to join in the Guinness Book of Records this year after collecting 120,000 bookmarks for a period of three years.

The bookmark carrys peace and love messages and also encourages young people to have a culture of reading books.

This is not the first time Shivani is trying to break into the book of records. Last year, she had her name in the LIMCA book by making the world's largest keyholder that is 18 ft long and 15 kgs in weight.

The keyholder was locally displayed at the Dar es Salaam Lions Club to symbolize peace and unity.

According to her, LIMCA awards are Indian awards equivalent to the Guinness Book of Records.

Speaking in an interview, Shivani said she is very touched with problems people face in the world, especially the less privileged. She said for that reason, she decided to use her God-given talent to preach peace and unity to the world.

“I am touched with the problems which many people face in this world. It is my hope that, using my God-given talent, I can preach love and harmony to many people and at the same time, help less privileged people in the society,” she said.

Shivani has written four books to her credit, and the money from her first book titled ‘The Magnificent Fruits,’ which was written between 2006/007 and sold over 1,000 copies, was used to purchase two stretchers and four wheelchairs for Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI).

Asked about how she felt after donating to the ORCI, Shivani said she felt good and satisfied that she had achieved one of her dreams.
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Longest radio Antakshri on 92.7 BIG FM Set To Enter Limca Book Of Records

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92.7 BIG FM, the radio initiative of Reliance Broadcast Network Limited (RBNL), has partnered with telecom service provider, Uninor, and are all set to make it to the Limca Book of Records. Uninor alongwith 92.7 Big Fm created and executed the longest antakshari called Uninor Big Antakshri which unfolded in 17 cities and played simulateously for 12 continuous hours with an intent to create history.

Uninor Big Antakshari’s music innovation echoed across 17 cities – Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vizag, Asansol, Kolkata, Rajkot, Baroda, Surat, Jhansi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Aligarh, Bareilly and Agra. To further amplify and create buzz amongst the listeners, the activity was also taken on-ground across all markets where 92.7 BIG FM RJs interacted with listeners and took them live on air. By partnering in such an innovation, Uninor complements its promise of providing access to ‘Unlimited Music’ that a subscriber enjoys in the form of caller tunes, my music station & creating ring tone (CRBT) at a very nominal price of Rs 2.5 per day.

Commenting on the innovation Rajiv Bawa, EVP, Corporate affairs, Uninor said ,“Music on mobiles doesn’t get bigger than this. We are glad to partner with 92.7 BIG FM on such a milestone innovation across so many cities. We launched Unlimited Music a few weeks ago and its evident that the youth in this country truly rock! Unlimited music for one full day for only Rs. 2.50. That’s all you spend to convert any mobile phone into a personal music player with a library of over 2.5 lakh songs. This is a powerful proposition and we will take it to our customers in new and different ways”

Also commenting on the innovative antakshari programming, Soumen G. Choudhury,Business Head, 92.7 BIG FM said, “We at 92.7 BIG FM are committed to create superlative content to entertain our listeners. The longest running Antakshari has been designed to deliver wholesome entertainment to our listeners and we are glad that our listeners responded to Uninor BIG Antakshari with the same enthusiasm, with which they have responded to our other initiatives”.
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Indian choreographer Terence Lewis broke a Guinness World Record

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New Delhi: Indian choreographer Terence Lewis broke a Guinness World Record by making 1,336 people dance in unison. The feat was accomplished through Colors` reality show ‘Guinness World Record - Ab India Todega’.

The record was broken Saturday at St. Teresa High School, said a source.

The participants were invited through a free of cost registration process, and received a quick one-hour lesson from Terence.

Rob Molly, the designated official from the Guinness World Record, declared the effort as successful.

Terence`s challenge was to break the recent Guinness record of choreographing over 1,235 people, set in Australia.

Actor Shabbir Ahluwalia, who co-hosts ‘Guinness World Record - Ab India Todega’ with Bollywood actress Preity Zinta, was also present to pep up the participants as they danced to the popular song ‘Jhoom barabar jhoom’.

Terence, 35, has been working in the Indian film industry since long, but received fame when he took on the role of a mentor and judge in Zee TV`s "Dance India Dance".

Later, he was a participant on ‘Fear Factor - Khatron Ke Khiladi 3’, and was recently seen as a judge on ‘Chak Dhoom Dhoom: Team Challenge’.
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Loudest sport event - Galatasaray set loudest crowd world record in Istanbul derby

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Loudest sport event - Galatasaray set loudest crowd world record in Istanbul derby

Galatasaray may have lost the Spor Toto Super League derby game 2-1 to Fenerbahçe, but its supporters made history anyway, breaking the record for “loudest sport event” during the match, the Istanbul club has announced.

Friday’s Istanbul football derby was monitored by a team of the Guinness World Records, who made measurements of the level of noise made by the 50,000-strong crowd at Türk Telekom Arena.

It was reported that three measurements would be made on Friday, one 10 minutes before the kick-off (at 8:50 p.m.) and then three and 15 minutes after the start of the game.

At half time, it was reported that Galatasaray fans had reached 131.76 decibels, which was enough to pass the previous mark of 128.7 decibels reached during a National Football League game between the Denver Broncos and the New England Patriots at Mile High Stadium in Denver, Colorado.
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Kelly Gneiting heaviest man - World's Heaviest Sumo World Record 2011

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Kelly Gneiting, a hospital statistician and sumo wrestler from Arizona, will secure the official world record if he completes the Los Angeles marathon in California on Sunday.

Mr Gneiting, 40, said he wanted to run the 26-mile race as an inspiration to "people who are overweight, have low self-esteem and think they can't achieve things".

"I have high self-esteem and believe I can do anything," he told the Daily Telegraph. "I'm big, but I feel like I have a talent for this." Mr Gneiting, who is originally from Idaho, is 6ft tall and has a 5ft waist. He is a three-time American sumo champion and has represented the US at the world championships.

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He said that his size made running uncomfortable. "It's hard on my feet, my thighs and under my armpits," he said. He plans to wear slick black Lycra leggings to prevent friction.

Mr Gneiting took up wrestling as a young man of average size, but began to gain weight. "Food is a bit of a weakness," he said.

After exceeding the 265-pound limit for regular wrestlers, he started sumo.

He completed the LA marathon in 2008 but was not in contact with the Guinness World Record authorities. They stipulate that he must be filmed for the entire race and weighed before and after.

The current record for the heaviest marathon runner is just under 20 stone.

Mr Gneiting, who last time took 11 hours, 45 minutes, is aiming to finish in less than nine hours.

"I'm going to run as fast as I can," he said. "So I can show all my critics".


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Sourabhee attempt Guinness World Records to sing a song hanging upside down

Colors TV's new show Guinness World Records -- Ab India Todega, which will be hosted by Preity Zinta, will see quite a few feats being performed.

The first episode, which will be telecast on March 18, will see former India Idol winner Sourabhee Debbarama attempt to sing a song hanging upside down. She has taken up the challenge to break the existing record of New Zealand's Rebecca Wright, who sang upside down for three minutes and 53 seconds.

Sourabhee did not know if such a record existed until she contacted the producers (Miditech) of the show. "I contacted the production house after watching the show's promos on TV to check whether they have any record on singing. I learnt about this record from them."

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Salman Khan attempt to world record for ripping the most number of t-shirts in a minute

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Salman Khan attempt to world record for ripping the most number of t-shirts in a minute.

Salman Khan has been tearing off his tees for quite some time now. Suffice it to say the actor has had practice.

He will soon attempt to break the world record for ripping the most number of t-shirts in a minute on TV show, The Guinness World Records - Ab India Todega.

The existing record stands at 14, Sallu is gunning for 15.

The show kicks off March 18 and will be hosted by good friend, Preity Zinta, who has encouraged the Dabangg star to make a go for glory.

Says a source, "Salman had hosted Bigg Boss 4 for the same channel and they are keen to have him appear on this show as well. Dates are being worked out as he is busy with shooting commitments."

According to reports, Preity would also like to challenge Hrithik Roshan to break the record of dancing for the most number of hours.
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Highest stand up comedy Gigs Guiness World Record set by British Airways

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British Airways is now officially the holder of a Guiness World Records title for the highest stand-up comedy gig in the world, held on board an A321 aircraft in aid of Comic Relief.

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The dedicated flight (BA9230c) took place yesterday (Saturday March 12), flying over the UK for two and a half hours, with comedians Dara O Briain, Jack Whitehall and Jon Richardson performing at 35,000 feet for 45 minutes.

There were a total of 180 guests and prize winners on board, and the gig has so far raised almost £100,000 for Red Nose Day.

Among the jokes were Whitehall’s quip: “I was looking forward to today - after all it’s the only gig where people can’t walk out. If you want to heckle you’ll have to press the call button.”

BA has raised a total of over £700,000 for Comic Relief since its partnership began in June 2010. This year’s Red Nose Day takes place on Friday March 18.

Coverage of the record-breaking gig will be posted at youtube.com/britishairways, and BA has also painted seevral of its aircraft with red noses to mark this year’s event.
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2011 Super Moon - March 19th Closest Position in its Orbit to Earth

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The astronomer Richard Nolle coined the term "Super Moon" which means a new or full moon at 90% or greater of its closest perigee to Earth. Well on March 19th the moon will be at perigee (its closest position in its orbit to Earth). This will be the closest perigee in 18 years.

The largest effect will be on the tide which occurs at the full moon every month as the closer to the earth the moon orbits, so the effect on tides increases. A 5% increase in proximity makes about 20% difference in the power the moon exerts so those in coastal regions should anticipate stronger tides.

An extreme "SuperMoon" is when the moon is full or new as well as at its 100% greater mean perigee (closest) distance to earth. By this definition, last month's full moon, this month's and next month's will all be extreme "SuperMoons".

Some largely internet-based claims say such events are related to catastrophies such as extreme siesmic events or extreme weather and some coincidential strong events have happened at the same time as Super Moons, however no definitive scientific research has concluded that.
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Top 50 Richest Person in India - List of Forbes World Billionaires 2011

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Forbes released its annual list of the world's wealthiest people, and now the nearly 7 billion of us who aren't on it are searching for it.

No. 1 on the list is Carlos Slim, the Mexican telecommunications magnate who's worth an estimated $74 billion. Slim beat out Bill Gates, No. 2 on the list at $56 billion, by a fat margin after his wealth grew by more than one-third last year. Perennial Top 10-er Warren Buffett appears at No. 3 with $50 billion of worth; and the richest woman, Christy Walton of the Wal-Mart empire, comes in at No. 10.

The number of billionaires in the world is up by 200 from last year to 1,210, with a combined wealth of $4.5 trillion.

And, of course, with $1 billion being cool and all, six members of the Facebook management clan made the list, including Mark Zuckerberg at No. 52.

Steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal and Reliance chairman Mukesh Ambani were counted among the world's ten richest persons as 50 Indians made it to the Forbes list of World Billionaires 2011.

Here is a complete list of Indian billionaires in order of India Rank, World Rank, Name, Net Worth, Age, Source:

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1.. 6 Lakshmi Mittal $31.1 B 60 Steel
2.. 9 Mukesh Ambani $27 B 53 petrochemicals, oil & gas
3.. 36 Azim Premji $16.8 B 65 Software
4.. 42 Shashi & Ravi Ruia $15.8 B 67 Diversified
5.. 56 Savitri Jindal & family $13.2 B 60 Steel
6.. 81 Gautam Adani $10 B 48 commodities, infrastructure
7.. 97 Kumar Birla $9.2 B 43 commodities
8.. 103 Anil Ambani $8.8 B 51 Diversified
9.. 110 Sunil Mittal & family $8.3 B 53 telecom
10. 130 Adi Godrej & family $7.3 B 68 Diversified
11. 130 Kushal Pal Singh $7.3 B 79 real estate
12. 154 Anil Agarwal $6.4 B 57 mining, metals
13. 159 Dilip Shanghvi $6.1 B 55 pharmaceuticals
14. 182 Shiv Nadar $5.6 B 65 Information technology
15. 265 Malvinder & Shivinder Singh $4.1 B 38 healthcare
16. 310 Kalanithi Maran $3.5 B 45 media
17. 347 Uday Kotak $3.2 B 51 banking
18. 376 Micky Jagtiani $3 B 59 Retail
19. 393 Subhash Chandra & family $2.9 B 60 media
20. 440 Pankaj Patel $2.6 B 57 pharmaceuticals
21. 440 Indu Jain $2.6 B 74 media
22. 440 G. M. Rao $2.6 B 60 infrastructure
23. 512 Cyrus Poonawalla $2.3 B 69 biotech
24. 540 Rajan Raheja & family $2.2 B 56 Diversified
25. 564 Desh Bandhu Gupta $2.1 B 73 pharmaceuticals
26. 595 N.R. Narayana Murthy & family $2 B 64 Software
27. 595 Gautam Thapar $2 B 50 engineering, paper
28. 595 Sudhir & Samir Mehta $2 B 56 Diversified
29. 595 Aloke Lohia $2 B 52 chemicals
30. 651 Venugopal Dhoot $1.9 B 59 electronics
31. 651 Chandru Raheja $1.9 B 70 real estate
32. 692 Nandan Nilekani & family $1.8 B 55 Software
33. 736 Ajay Kalsi $1.7 B N/A oil
34. 782 Rahul Bajaj $1.6 B 72 motorcycles
35. 782 Senapathy Gopalakrishnan & family $1.6 B 55 Software
36. 833 Brijmohan Lall Munjal $1.5 B 87 motorcycles
37. 833 K. Anji Reddy $1.5 B 69 pharmaceuticals
38. 879 Vijay Mallya $1.4 B 55 liquor
39. 879 Ajay Piramal $1.4 B 55 pharmaceuticals
40. 879 Vikas Oberoi $1.4 B 40 real estate
41. 938 Baba Kalyani $1.3 B 62 Engineering
42. 938 Rama Prasad Goenka $1.3 B 81 Diversified
43. 993 Keshub Mahindra $1.2 B 87 Diversified
44. 993 K Dinesh & family $1.2 B 56 Software
45. 993 Rakesh Jhunjhunwala $1.2 B 50 Investments
46. 993 Brij Bhushan Singal $1.2 B 74 Steel
47. 1057 Yusuf Hamied & family $1.1 B 74 Pharmceuticals
48. 1057 S.D. Shibulal & family $1.1 B 56 Software
49. 1057 Bhupendra Kumar Modi $1.1 B 62 telecom
50. 1057 Mangal Prabhat Lodha $1.1 B 55 real estate


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Dabangg - 'Munni Badnaam Hui' enters Guinness World Record

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Most of people dance on it without any hiccups for three minutes at Melbourne Park in Australia.

If it was Salman Khan, who made everyone dance on 'Hud Hud Dabangg...', then it was Malaika Arora Khan's sexy and naughty moves that made everyone groove to the tunes of 'Munni Badnaam Hui'.

Now, a good news for all Munni lovers.

Latest reports reveal that 'Munni Badnaam Hui', the item track from 2010's blockbuster film 'Dabangg' has entered Guinness Book Of World Records for making over 1,200 people dance on it, without any hiccups, for three minutes at Melbourne Park in Australia, during the weekend.

It all happened at the function organised by Mitu Bhowmick Lange, the director of Indian Film Festival 2011, in order to aggrandize Bollywood Down Under, dedicated to fulfillment of all entertainment needs during an event.

Expressing his excitement, Mitu Bhowmick Lange said, "It's been amazing to see such a large crowd has come together and danced with same steps on this exciting number."

The crazy Munni lovers in Australia surpassed the records set by Singapore, where 1,008 people rocked on the same tune.

Arbaaz Khan tweeted on the micro-blogging site Twitter, “Munni enters Guinness Book of Records. Over 1200 people danced for 3 minutes in melbourne park !!!”

On setting a Guinness record, model-actress Malaika Arora Khan received a certificate on Sunday.

Besides hubby Arbaaz Khan and their son, the event was graced by the presence of 'Dirty Picture' actress Vidya Balan, 'No One Killed Jessica' director Rajkumar Gupta, director Kabir Khan and Pakistan pop singer Ali Zafar.
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World's Youngest CEO 2011 - Sindhuja Rajaraman set World Record

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World's Youngest CEO 2011 - Sindhuja Rajaraman 14 Years Old Girl set World Record

Have you ever heard of a CEO, who is only 14 years old? Well here is a 14 years old girl, who loves to play like other kids, but she chooses to play with animation. Sindhuja Rajaraman, the ninth standard girl,CEO of Seppan, launched her Chennai based animation company in October 2010. She is the youngest digital caricaturist certified by Corel Corporation, India, fastest 2D animator in the country certified by Nasscom Animation and Gaming Conclave, 2010.

Well, she had also made a Guinness Book record attempt for the fastest animation film. The film was on Exnora, a Chennai based non- profit organization. She made it to mark the occasion of 10-10-2010. She did a three minute animation film in ten hours. Now she is awaiting her results.

Talking about how she got into the animation profession, she said "It all started five years back when I wanted to take my mind off studies and do something new. My father, who is a cartoonist, instilled in me the passion to do animation and taught me the entire process. I have tried my luck with animation even before I started learning it professionally. I did my first mini animation project when I was in sixth standard. It was on 'do not disturb animals'."


She got a offer from First Planet to work as Seppan's chief executive when she didn't even know the meaning of CEO, and now she is handling three projects, Virtual Street, Garbo.in and First Planet.

Kumaran Mani, her mentor, who helped her with the setting up of Seppan, says, "Initially she was a little uncomfortable being a CEO. But now she has learnt the tricks of the trade. When she meets a client she immediately shakes hands, collects their cards and neatly puts it in her folder."

In Seppan, there are ten people working and they will be adding more people when needed. Sindhuja added in a positive way that she is the only CEO who is paid less than her employees.

Her colleagues, who are older than her, mentioned that she is very creative and they have learned lot from her.

Software lobby Nasscom's regional director for Chennai, K Purushothaman said "Sindhuja is very passionate and committed in what she is doing. She has mastered the domestic animation skills. Now she has to sharpen her knowledge and skills on what's happening in the international market."

Though she gets offers from other big corporate companies, she has not shown any keen interest in joining them. She wants to live a normal life like any other 14 year old girl.

She aims to study at the Vancouver Film School in Canada and would like to specialize in animation.Sindhuja dreams that when she is 20 year old,Seppan would be a company with a turnover of one crore.
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