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By Ridham Gambhir

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Ambience Island Caitriona

New Delhi: An eminent locality with well-lit driveways, plush parking lots and skyscrapers is a lap of luxury and a symbol of opulence. Gurgaon’s Ambience Island is one such community.

Not many would have doubted this palatial locality for breeding a man who doesn’t deserve to be called a man. Recently, a Saudi diplomat, Majed Hassan Ashoor, was accused of abducting, raping and starving two Nepalese women at his home.

As per the media reports, the diplomat took these two women from Nepal to Jeddah, promising a well-paid job, which never materialised. Instead, these two women were not only made to do the domestic work, but were sexually exploited as well.

The torture-session in Jeddah didn’t satisfy his senses as he chose to come to India, in a deluxe place like Caitriona complex in Gurgaon, where these two women saw the worst of brutality.

As appalling as it could get, it was not just the diplomat who tormented these women, but he was joined by his wife and daughter as well. The mother-daughter duo would thrash the two Nepali-maids-400x260

women on a regular basis. With no specific reason for such animosity towards these two individuals, the torture wasn’t limited to juse thrashing.

The diplomat allegedly called many of his other ‘diplomat’ friends to partake in these sessions of torture and sexual violations of their bodies. The other diplomats, allegedly, raped these women after having watched porn in order to practice violent acts on them. The women were penetrated with sex toys and other objects that led to genital bruises and abrasions.

These two women were subjected to violence that is beyond imagination. Although, the medical examination revealed genital injuries, urine infection and other bruises, but would it be possible to fathom the level of mental pain that these two underwent for months?

They were repeatedly starved, kicked, raped and gang-raped by the diplomat and his friends. It is hard to believe that two women inflicted pain on the two others!

Under the ‘Vienna Convention On Diplomatic Relations’, the diplomat is liable for an immunity. It is this very immunity that allowed him to escape this critical (and criminal) situation and seek resort at the Saudi Arabian embassy where Indian law would not be able to reach him. Due to the Convention, the diplomats who allegedly raped the two women are not subject to India’s jurisdiction.

Moreover, the Saudi Arabia embassy rejected these allegations by dismissing them as “completely baseless” and filed a complaint against the raid that was conducted in the diplomat’s house for they consider this to be a violation of a diplomatic rules.

Ashoor left India and so did the two women. The former, under the security of Vienna Convention, got away but whatever he did to those women would never desert them.

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India’s Youngest CEO: 16 year-old Anubhav Wadhwa’s initiative to dispose old Tyres through ‘Tyrelessly’

Old tyres are collected from people's doorsteps, and then they are recycled into fuel and steel for the purpose of reuse

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Old and used tyres Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
  • Anubhav started a company ‘Tyrelessly’, which works to dispose old and used tyres in an eco-friendly manner
  • He is an entrepreneur, designer, data analyst, computer programmer and a social activist
  • He is also the founder and CEO of software firm TechAPTO

Small changes can create big differences- is what one will say of 16 year-old Anubhav. Instead of criticizing the authorities and complaining about the population for the rising levels of pollution, this teenaager has decided to take an initiative to do something.

Anubhav, a resident of Gurgaon, has started a company, called Tyrelessly, which works to dispose old and used tyres in an eco-friendly manner. He is inviting more people to do their bit for this good cause.

Anubhav Wadhwa Image Source: thebetterindia.com
Anubhav Wadhwa Image Source: thebetterindia.com

It all started after Wadhwa saw someone setting a couple of tyres on fire and then he went online to learn how tyres are disposed once they have outlived their usefulness. He got to learn about a number of toxic gases released by burning tyres into the air leading to an environmental threat. In a hope to stop this practise, he started his company, tirelessly on December 15, 2015 and soon the first pilot was rolled out.

Wadhwa, a student of Pathways World School, Aravali, Haryana, and a member of the student council, when returns home from school at 5 PM, he becomes an entrepreneur, designer, data analyst, computer programmer and a social activist.

Old tyres are collected from people’s doorsteps, and then they are recycled into fuel and steel for the purpose of reuse. One just needs to visit the Tyrelessly web platform, and give the location by clicking on the ‘Tyreless’ option, after which a truck comes and picks up the old tyre. Tirelessly provides free service and gets its revenue be selling these byproducts of tyres. Apart from recycling the tyres, the team members of tirelessly also work to aware people about the risk of burning tyres.

Tyres recycling in Sweden Image Source: Wikimedia Commons
Tyres recycling in Sweden Image Source: Wikimedia Commons

He has not only started Tyrelessly but he is also the founder and CEO of software firm TechAPTO. He has also developed websites for several companies and was included among the youngest CEOs of India in 2013.

-prepared by Pashchiema, an intern at NewsGram. Twitter: @pashchiema

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3 responses to “India’s Youngest CEO: 16 year-old Anubhav Wadhwa’s initiative to dispose old Tyres through ‘Tyrelessly’”

  1. The toxic fumes released when tires are burnt are very harmful to the environment. Anubhav has done what we had never thought about. By recycling the tires and creating awareness about the harmful effects of burning them, he has created a better place.

  2. Giving ideas is one thing but implementing these ideas is a great job that should be done. It takes almost years for people to understand the new way of living life if these ideas are to be implemented and used in real life.

  3. Recycling tyres will lower the amount of toxic emissions taking place and reduce the level of global warming.

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Five things that make Gurgaon so Special

Many people and families come to the city for a work assignment, but after spending a few years, look for flats for sale in Gurgaon.

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Flats In Gurgaon

Guragon or Gurugram is a city which is young, awakening and full of opportunities. People come to the city from various parts of the country and identify themselves as Gurgaoities, even though they have been living there for only few years. And then there are those who are born and bought up in the city, which many would agree is a little odd to hear, as most of us have a little or negligible memory of Gurgaon before the year 2000. Many people and families come to the city for a work assignment, but after spending a few years, look for flats for sale in Gurgaon, because they feel attached to its metropolitan demeanour. It doesn’t matter how long you have been associated with this millennium city, but we’ll all agree that city life can be fun, adventurous and unlike any other place in India.  Here are the top 5 things that make Gurgaon so special:

  • Rahagiri

Started in November, 2013 Rahagiri is India’s first citizen initiative of its kind that urges people to go car-free and instead take on sustainable and active transport that promotes good health and greater participation by the city’s residents. This movement caught a lot of media attention and was fully supported by the city’s administration, actively help in organizing this weekly event that takes place every Sunday. Upon the success of Rahgiri in Gurgaon, similar initiatives were replicated in different neighbourhood across Delhi namely Connaught Place, Rohini, Dwarka etc.

  • Galleria Market, DLF-Phase IV

Those who have been living in Gurgaon since 2007 will agree that it was the best place to shop during that time. The residents Gurgaon, irrespective of their address would head to Galleria located at DLF-Phase IV to shop. However, today with emergence of several commercial hubs, trips to the Galleria market may have reduced, but the legacy from old days continues. For starters, it was home to the only authorized Apple resellers in Gurgaon for the longest time. You also get the best rolls at Lazeez foods and recently a number of new restaurants and coffee houses have opened up. The fountain area, which is right in the center, is an excellent place to lounge on a laid back summer evening with friends.  The entire atmosphere of Galleria is extremely youthful and energetic. People living in the nearby neighbourhoods often head to Galleria in lazy outfits for a quick stroll or simply hanging out.

  • Cyber Hub

DLF’s Cyber Hub ranks no. 1 on 54 things to do in Gurgaon list on popular travel website, tripadvisor.  A welcome break from mall culture, cyber hub changed the concept of “night out” in the city. Right next to Cyber City, India’s largest corporate shack, the place is flooded with food joint, multi-cuisine restaurants and upscale store. Since two years of its existence, it has become the favourite place amongst Gurgaonwallahas and neighbouring Delhiwallahas to fine dine & wine. Young professionals often head out for a post work hanging out session for quick drinks and dinner.  It is one of the best places to unwind after work and relax with colleagues or friends. Although, the footfalls are highest during the weekends, on weekdays the place is also bustling with people, with many restaurants and brewery organizing promotional events such as ladies nights etc.

  • Kingdom of Dreams

As described my many, Kingdom of dreams is a get place to visit if you are looking for an evening of entertainment and leisure with friends or family.  Located in the heart of the city, the place attracts many international and local visitors to give a glimpse into India’s culture, heritage, arts, craft and performing arts. If you are in Gurgaon for the first time, visiting Kingdom of Dreams will give you real value of your time and money. There are live Bollywood themed shows and theater and a number of food options, which are most traditional Indian cuisine.

  • Aravalli Bio-diversity Park

Located on Delhi-Gurgaon border, very close to Gurudronacharya Metro station, the Aravalli bio-diversity park is home to running and cycling tracks, amphitheater and wetlands and ponds that attracts thousands of migratory birds every year.  The range has a thick preserve of indigenous fauna and flora. A number from fitness enthusiasts go there during weekends for a run or to cycle. Thanks to the clean and pristine environment, a number of residential projects are expected to come up in the adjoining area of the Aravalli range. A number of flats for sale in Gurgaon are already available, overlooking the bio-diversity park.

To sum up, Gurgaon is new city. Within a short span on two decades, it has metamorphosed into a metropolis, where people from different nationality and regional identity are living in harmony. Located at a close distance from the airport and Delhi, it is becoming the most favoured residential option for many people.

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Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son-in-law’s car snatched in broad daylight

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New Delhi: In a shocking incident, Rashtriya Janata Dal(RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav’s son-in-law Vineet Yadav’s car was snatched at gun point near Sikandarpur metro station in Gurgaon on Wednesday.

In broad daylight, a group of four or five gunmen looted the white Toyota Fortuner from Vineet Yadav’s driver Hari Prakash.  Vineet Yadav was not in the car during the incident.

Police said that they are trying to find the accused. (Inputs from agencies)