If we were to crown the king of Indian sweets… Laddu would win the title hands down. Across India, Laddus are associated with Lord Ganesha, celebrations and of course now with the kids’ favourite cartoon character—Chota Bheem. Marriage or birth, purchase of property or other assets, promotion or new job, nothing is complete without exchange of laddus! The name laddu, ushers in an array of images from nani ke haath ka besan ka laddu, moti choor ka laddu, coconut laddu, til ka laddu, tirupathi prasadam laddu , Shaadi ka laddu or the notorious Thaggu ke laddu (of Kanpur, U.P.). Let’s spare a thought today on how this famous Indian sweet came into being.
RLV: India’s first reusable space shuttle
India launched its first experimental indigenous winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) from Sriharikota spaceport in Andhra Pradesh on Monday.
The RLV Technology Demonstration (RLV-TD), that aims to ultimately put satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter atmosphere, will be carried up on a solid rocket motor. The nine-metre long rocket weighs 11 tonnes.
“The launch window for the RLV-TD is between 7 am and 11 am,” a senior ISRO official said.