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Ever heard of flying museum? Saudia Airlines launches world’s first museum in the sky

Saudia Airlines, a flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has launched a ‘flying museum’ for the first time in the world. This intriguing flying museum will display a replica collection of artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations in AlUla.

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Most of the people must have heard the song ‘Aaj main upar, aasmaan neeche’ and you must be wondering what is it all about. Well, have you ever thought you will be flying in the sky to visit a museum? Isn’t this interesting? All those who are fond of artifacts must visit Saudi Arabia to experience this adventure.

Where can you explore this wonder?

Saudia Airlines, a flag carrier of Saudi Arabia, has launched a ‘flying museum’ for the first time in the world. Yes, you read that right!- a museum floating amid the clouds. On November 4th, the passengers on a flight from Riyadh to AlUla became the first to experience this beauty of the sky.

According to Arab News, the first-of-its-kind museum was inaugurated by the Royal Commission for AlUla in collaboration with Saudia. This intriguing flying museum will display a replica collection of artefacts discovered during archaeological excavations in AlUla.

Do you know where AlUla is?

For those who aren’t aware of this place, it is the city of the Medina Region in northwestern Saudi Arabia, and it is home to Hegra, the country’s first UNESCO World Heritage site. Surprisingly, this sixth-century city is part of the Ula Governorate. It’s a historically significant location that was previously the ancient Lihyanites’ (Dedanites) capital. The beautiful old walled city is replete with mud-brick and stone houses.

It was founded in the 6th century BC and was part of the renowned incense route, which connected Arabia, Egypt, and India for the trade of spices, silk, and luxury goods. The Governorate of Ula is home to a culturally rich historical city with mud-brick and stone homes.

What can you experience?

So as a part of this initiative, you’ll be exploring the ncient city’s archaeological treasures on your plane journey between the capital city and AlUla. AlUla is undoubtedly a hidden treasure on the Arabian Peninsula, and this project will only serve to attract more local and international tourists. Meanwhile, the airlines have launched a new In-Flight Entertainment System (IFE) channel for passengers infotainment.

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Passengers could watch ’Architects of Ancient Arabia’, a documentary that offers shocking new evidence that AlUla may have been a turning moment in human history. Dr. Rebecca Foote, RCU’s Director of Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Research, presented the film and provided further information on the museum’s collection.

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2 States author Chetan Bhagat uses Uorfi Javed for 2 minutes of publicity?

If you didn’t know who Uorfi Javed is: she’s an actor-model who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, breaking shackles with her unconventional fashion choices.

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Chetan Bhagat and Uorfi Javed

Chetan Bhagat, the management grad-turned-bestseller writer famous for flip-fiction, recently showered woke gyan about how the young in India are going to bed with Uorfi Javed’s pictures under their blankets.

If you didn’t know who Uorfi Javed is: she’s an actor-model who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry, breaking shackles with her unconventional fashion choices. From creating an outfit with just mobile phones and charging cables to acing an outfit of garbage bags, the actor, more of a fashion icon of late, made head turns not once but over a million times.

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Uorfi Javed has also been acknowledged by another fashion icon with an atypical sense of fashion, Ranveer Singh, on the popular talk show Koffee With Karan. But who remembers this?

So let it go and remember what gyan Chetan Bhagat recently put out there for the country’s youth. First, the author has two young sons, who obviously, if one goes by their father’s words, don’t get excited by the female form.

Bhagat not only tagged Uorfi, who is way more popular than him in recent times, as someone using her body for publicity but also promoted the long-lived taboo on sex in the country which may well be called the origin of sensuality and eroticism, Kamasutra.

The author also compared jawans at the borders protecting the country with the youth who are hunkering down with a hot photo under their blankets. As if, the armed forces is meant to be celibate!

Bhagat also said youth nowadays spend most of their time liking women’s pictures and reels on Instagram and Uorfi gets crores of likes. He further called Uorfi a bechari, who is making a career.

Uorfi Javed is a former Bigg Boss contestant, TV actor, and now a social media sensation aka fashion icon! She is no “bechari” and she does not use her body for publicity. But this time, Chetan Bhagat of Three Idiots fame definitely used Uorfi Javed for just two minutes of publicity.

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Women’s rights activist Mary Roy, mother of Arundhati Roy, passes away at 89

She was the founder and director of Pallikoodam School, which was formerly known as Corpus Christi High School.

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Academician and women’s rights activist Mary Roy passed away in Kerala’s Kottayam on Thursday. The activist was the mother of the renowned Booker Prize-winning author Arundhati Roy. She is survived by her two children, daughter Arundhati Roy and son Lalit Roy.

She was the founder and director of Pallikoodam School, which was formerly known as Corpus Christi High School, located in Kalathilpady, a suburb of Kottayam town in Kerala.

She is known for winning a Supreme Court lawsuit in 1986 against the gender-biased inheritance law, famously dubbed the ‘Mary Roy Case,” which was prevalent within the Syrian Christian community in Kerala. The judgement ensured equal rights for Syrian Christian women as with their male siblings in their ancestral property.

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Mary Roy was born in 1933 to an entomologist P.V. Isaac. She did her schooling at Jesus and Mary Convent in Delhi and graduated from Queen’s Mary College in Chennai. Her grandfather John Kuriyan established the first school in the Kottayam district – Rao Bahadur John Kuriyan School.

While working as a secretary for a company in Calcutta, she met her husband Rajib Roy. After experiencing marital problems, she returned to her father’s home in Ooty with her two kids. She eventually engaged in court conflict with her elder brother George Isaac over the ownership of this property.

What was the court case about?

Travancore Succession Act of 1916 says that the women of Mary Roy’s Syrian Christian community could not inherit property. In 1960, she filed a case against her elder brother after her father’s demise to gain equal access to the inheritance left to them. The case was considered a landmark case for the reason it fought for equal property rights for Syrian Christian women. After eight years of a long struggle, she finally received the property.

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RD Burman Birth Anniversary: 5 Evergreen hits of Pancham Da

Today is the 83rd birth anniversary of RD Burman, who composed a number of memorable songs in the Bollywood music industry. Today, on this special occasion, we have brought you a playlist of his selected songs.

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RD Burman Birth Anniversary

Today is the 83rd birth anniversary of the musical maestro, RD Burman, who composed a number of memorable songs in the Bollywood music industry. RD Burman was the man who changed the definition of music by bringing western and retro beats to music.

RD Burman has gifted a number of timeless music to Bollywood, which hardly anyone has been able to match today. RD Burman’s full name was Rahul Dev Burman. His father was a singer and composer while his mother was a lyricist. People also affectionately called him Pancham Da.

Pancham da gave music to about 300 films in his career. He made different tunes in his style of music. His music originated not only from musical instruments but also from everyday items such as cups, plates, and empty bottles. Burman gave many hit songs to Hindi cinema, like Mehbooba-Mehbooba, Bach Ke Rehna Re Baba, Jab Hum Jawaan Hoenge, etc.

The list of these songs is so long that it is difficult to count. That is why today, on this special occasion, we have brought you a playlist of five compositions by this music maestro.

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Pyaar Hum Kis Mod Pe Le Aaya from the movie Satte Pe Satta is sung by Sapan Chakraborty and Kishore Kumar. This 1982 film stars Amitabh Bachchan, Hema Malini, Amjad Khan, Shakti Kapoor and Sarika in the lead roles.

The song Rimjhim Gire Sawan from the 1979 film Manzil is picturized on Amitabh Bachchan and Moushmi Chatterjee. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar.

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The song O Mere Dil Ke Chain from the 1972 film Mere Jeevan Saathi is still well-liked. This song was sung by Kishore Kumar.

The song Tum Kya Jaano Mohabbat Kya Hai from the 1971 film Hum Kisi Se Kum Nahin was sung by RD Burman and he also composed its music. The new generation also listens to this song a lot.

Sunil Dutt, Saira Banu and Mehmood starrer film Padosan was released in 1968. The song Ek Chatur Naar from this movie was well-liked. This song is sung by Kishore Kumar.

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