World wrestling champion from India


 Sushil Kumar became the first Indian to win a gold medal at the World wrestling championship in Moscow. He defeated Russia's Alan Gogaev 3-1 in the final of the 66kg freestyle category Sunday.

Sushil hails from Baprola village of New Delhi. He got inspiration from his father Mr. Diwan Singh Solanki, a bus driver in MTNL, who was also a wrestler. He started Wrestling at the age of 14 and won State Wrestling Championship amid lack of proper training and insufficient funds for wrestling. In 1998 he displayed his talent by winning the Gold Medal at the World Cadet Championship.

 He had won the bronze in the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. The 27-year-old already holds the Asian and Commonwealth titles. He was conferred the 'Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award'  for his outstanding achievement as a sports person in July 2009. India had won the bronze medal  in 1961for Uday Chand , silver in 1967 for Bishambhar Singh  and bronze for  Alka Tomar in 2006.

Kerala, the most favorite tourist destination in Asia


The God's Own Country, Kerala is emerged as the best holiday travel destination in Asia ahead of Bali, Phuket and the Maldives. A poll carried out by an online travel magazine, Smart Travel Asia revealed that the serene beaches, luxurious hill stations, exotic wildlife and the ancient Indian system of medicine, Ayurveda made Kerala the best choice in Asia.

Bali and Phuket listed the second and third most favorite destination in Asia. The other Indian destination includes Rajasthan and Goa in the eighth and tenth spot respectively. The poll is based on the actual travel experience and perception of the millions of readers of the travel portal. The poll was carried out across Asia, Europe and North America over three months.  

The 2010 BEST IN TRAVEL POLL lists Asia's best business hotels, luxury resorts, spas, destinations, business cities, shopping spots, and the world's best airlines and airports. The Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore figures in the 8th position in the top 10 business destination in Asia. Jet Airways which ranked seven in the last year poll was listed in the fourth position among top 10 airlines worldwide for business class and Cabin services.

Kerala was selected by the National Geographic Traveler as one of the 50 destinations of a lifetime and one of the thirteen paradises in the world. The moderate climate, rich and colorful culture & heritage and of course the exotic cuisine make Kerala a dream holiday destination. 

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