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Gymnast Dipa Karmakar is the most inspiring Indian woman: Survey

The survey was conducted online with over 12,500 responses from Indians (married and unmarried) with ages ranging from 23 to 30 years

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NEW DELHI, September 2, 2016: According to the latest survey done by Shaadi.com, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who impressed everyone with her performance in Rio Olympics, is the most inspiring Indian woman.

The matchmaking service recently conducted a survey to understand the definition of success for millennials. The survey was conducted online with over 12,500 responses from Indians (married and unmarried) with ages ranging from 23 to 30 years, according to a statement.

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When millennials were asked about “Which Indian woman inspires them the most” in the recent past, 33.7 percent said Karmakar, followed by 27.4 percent who said wrestler Sakshi Malik, 27.1 percent said shuttler P.V. Sindhu and 6.2 percent said, Arundhati Bhattacharya.

And when asked about the “Most Engaging Woman on Social Media”, 36.3 percent voted for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, followed by 31.2 percent for actress Priyanka Chopra and 17.4 per cent for tennis star Sania Mirza.

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Gourav Rakshit, CEO, Shaadi.com said: “The overall takeaway from this survey is that this generation values the idea of a ‘dream’. People who found success against all odds inspire them.”  (IANS)

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  • Arya Sharan

    No matter how much progressive our nation has become, the Indian woman still struggles to justify its existence in our country. So, a success story like that of Dipa Karmakar is something that every Indian can relate to and be proud of. Hence, yes Dipa Karmakar is the ideal inspiration for the young generation.

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  • Arya Sharan

    No matter how much progressive our nation has become, the Indian woman still struggles to justify its existence in our country. So, a success story like that of Dipa Karmakar is something that every Indian can relate to and be proud of. Hence, yes Dipa Karmakar is the ideal inspiration for the young generation.

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Amazon To Roll Out 4 New Alexa Built-in Devices Next Month

Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping this month while Echo Sub will be available later this year

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Four Indian manufacturers on Monday announced to launch new products like portable headsets, smart speakers and set-top boxes with the Amazon Alexa built-in.

The hardware manufacturers are iBall, Sirena Technologies, boAt and MyBox who have integrated Alexa into their products with the Alexa Voice Service (AVS) which enables developers to integrate Alexa directly into their products, bringing the convenience of voice control to any connected device.

All four devices will be available beginning next month, enabling customers to ask questions, play music, control smart home devices and more, the AVS said in a statement.

“Breathe-M” from iBall is a wireless Bluetooth over-ear headset with built-in Mic for just Rs 2,225 while “Vood” by Sirena Technologies is touted as one of the world’s smallest portable smart speakers for Rs 2,699.

“boAt Stone 700A” is a shock and water proof smart speaker for Rs 7,999 and “MyBox” Alexa Kit for the set-top box (STB), paired with a voice remote, costs just Rs 1,999.

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Earlier Alexa built-in devices that were launched in India were Pulse 3 and Plus 3 Max headphones from Motorola for Rs 1,599 and Rs 2,599, respectively and Bose Home Speaker 500, Bose Soundbar 500, and Soundbar 700 for Rs 39,000, Rs 59,000 and Rs 79,000, respectively.

Amazon last month launched a new line-up of Echo devices and an Echo companion device in India.

At Rs 4,499, Echo Dot comes with a new speaker for crisper sound and an updated fabric design.

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Echo Plus with a built-in Zigbee hub, an upgraded speaker and a new design will cost Rs 14,999.

With Echo Sub, you can add rich bass to music playback on Echo devices for Rs 12,999.

Echo Dot and Echo Plus will start shipping this month while Echo Sub will be available later this year. (IANS)