In Brief – April 2021

41-year-old sues parents for financial support Faiz Siddiqui (41), a jobless man, has sued his parents to force them to pay him maintenance for life. A trained lawyer with a degree from Oxford University, Siddiqui said that he is completely dependent on his wealthy parents. After a family quarrel his parents want to stop supporting him. He lives rent-free at a £1 million-flat his parents own in London and all his bills are taken care of. Siddiqui says that he is entitled to claim maintenance as a “vulnerable” grown-up child with health issues and preventing financial support would be a violation of his human rights.
41-year-old sues parents for financial support
Faiz Siddiqui (41), a jobless man, has sued his parents to force them to pay him maintenance for life. A trained lawyer with a degree from Oxford University, Siddiqui said that he is completely dependent on his wealthy parents. After a family quarrel his parents want to stop supporting him. He lives rent-free at a £1 million-flat his parents own in London and all his bills are taken care of. Siddiqui says that he is entitled to claim maintenance as a “vulnerable” grown-up child with health issues and preventing financial support would be a violation of his human rights.
Stray dogs with bow ties up for adoption  During his visit to an adoption centre, Sir Darius Brown, a 14-year-old from Newark, New Jersey, learned that hundreds of dogs are euthanised daily at some shelters due to overcrowding. A dog-lover, he was devasted when he learned of this horrific reality and decided to help dogs at shelter homes get adopted by making them stand out with adorable bow ties that he stitches himself. Brown has been donating them to animal shelters across America.
Stray dogs with bow ties up for adoption
During his visit to an adoption centre, Sir Darius Brown, a 14-year-old from Newark, New Jersey, learned that hundreds of dogs are euthanised daily at some shelters due to overcrowding. A dog-lover, he was devasted when he learned of this horrific reality and decided to help dogs at shelter homes get adopted by making them stand out with adorable bow ties that he stitches himself. Brown has been donating them to animal shelters across America.
Andaman beckons for underwater weddings Havelock Island Beach Resort located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is gaining popularity for conducting underwater weddings. It boasts of being the only place in India where you can get married under the water! The ceremony is held a few feet below sea level, where close friends and family members accompany the bride and groom. Also, an underwater stage made of coconut shells, flowers and palm leaves is set up for the couple to exchange wows with the rich marine life in the backdrop.
Andaman beckons for underwater weddings
Havelock Island Beach Resort located in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands is gaining popularity for conducting underwater weddings. It boasts of being the only place in India where you can get married under the water! The ceremony is held a few feet below sea level, where close friends and family members accompany the bride and groom. Also, an underwater stage made of coconut shells, flowers and palm leaves is set up for the couple to exchange wows with the rich marine life in the backdrop.
Man walks 4,000km to honour Covid warriors  Bharath P N (33) from Mysuru, decided to pay tribute to the Covid warriors and embarked on a 4,000km-Walk for Humanity to honour their efforts and selfless service. In his 99-day-journey that started from Kanyakumari to Dal Lake in Srinagar, Bharath walked around 45–50km every day covering eleven states. Along the way, he spread awareness on environment protection, importance of planting trees, and being physically fit.
Man walks 4,000km to honour Covid warriors
Bharath P N (33) from Mysuru, decided to pay tribute to the Covid warriors and embarked on a 4,000km-Walk for Humanity to honour their efforts and selfless service. In his 99-day-journey that started from Kanyakumari to Dal Lake in Srinagar, Bharath walked around 45–50km every day covering eleven states. Along the way, he spread awareness on environment protection, importance of planting trees, and being physically fit.
A mobile home on autorickshaw A Chennai-based architect Arun Prabhu N G converted an autorickshaw into a mobile home which went viral on social media. The architect wanted to demonstrate the efficient use of space. His design drew praise from Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group. Sharing a post about Prabhu’s mobile home, the business tycoon tweeted “I’d like to ask if he’ll design an even more ambitious space atop a Bolero pickup. Can someone connect us?” The home built at the cost of `1 lakh can accommodate a single person and has solar panels, a water tank, batteries, cupboards, doors, a staircase, a toilet, a lounge area, bedroom and a workspace.
A mobile home on autorickshaw
A Chennai-based architect Arun Prabhu N G converted an autorickshaw into a mobile home which went viral on social media. The architect wanted to demonstrate the efficient use of space. His design drew praise from Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group. Sharing a post about Prabhu’s mobile home, the business tycoon tweeted “I’d like to ask if he’ll design an even more ambitious space atop a Bolero pickup. Can someone connect us?” The home built at the cost of `1 lakh can accommodate a single person and has solar panels, a water tank, batteries, cupboards, doors, a staircase, a toilet, a lounge area, bedroom and a workspace.

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