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Bharat Muni Samman to be given to Hema Malini

image For her extraordinary contributions to the field of art and culture, renowned film actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Hema Malini has been selected for the prestigious Bharat Muni Samman 2012.

About Bharat Muni Samman
Named in the honor of author of Natyashastra, Bharat Muni, the award has been instituted by Bhubaneswar-based organisation Kalingayana Touryatrikam.

Malini will be 5th person to receive the honor.

Previous recipients:

  • Thankamani Kutty
  • Pandit Birju Maharaj
  • Pandit Jasraj
  • Ratan Thiyam

Moon crash site named after Sally Ride

imageNASA has honored Sally Ride, the first woman in space who died  earlier this year, by naming a crash site of a pair of spacecrafts Ebb and Flow. Both were deliberately crashed into a mountain near the moon’s north pole.

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