Q@9: India’s Fortune During Greek Crisis and Wimbledon Throwback

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Helen Wills Moody, on July 6, 1935, hits a shot in the All England Lawn Tennis Championships final.  (Photo: AP)

1. “My Father Called Me Sick”: From Coming Out to Marriage Equality

Growing up wasn’t an easy task for Bony Mitra, a fashion designer based in New York. He preferred doing things that generally were preferred by girls.

All those years, I chose to never speak about it and always smiled in public, but cried alone in the bathroom.

2. While Greece May Suffer, India’s Fortunes Will Remain Intact

Global markets are in turmoil as the endgame in the Greece crisis is being played out in the international financial market arena.

But according to Shishir Asthana, there is a silver lining for India in this crisis. India’s growth story is because of its domestic consumption.

3. Here’s What Can be Done in a Second, Now That We Have an Extra One

How we all wish we could buy more time, every day.

Guess what, tomorrow you’ll be granted that wish.

When the clock strikes 23:59:59 tomorrow, a leap second will be added to the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), Namita Handa Jolly tells you.

4. Gandhi’s Murder Chargesheet Missing, CIC Directs MHA to Trace It

The final chargesheet in the Mahatma Gandhi murder investigation is missing, Rishika Baruah writes.

The revelation was made courtesy an Odisha based RTI activist, Hemant Panda, who filed a seven point application to the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO) of the Ministry of Home Affairs on 22 March, 2013 seeking information about the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi.

5. Diabetes in Pregnancy Might Affect Your Baby’s Brain

“Eating for two,” though as archaic as dinosaurs, is an urban myth that just manages to seep in all the time.

Every pregnant woman has dealt with relatives, friends or friends of friends, who advise you to eat twice as before and pile on weight.

But Nikita Mishra tells you why it is necessary to keep the sugar levels stable by eating right.

6. In Pictures: All the Action from Arjun Kapoor’s Birthday Bash

Bollywood stars just need an excuse to let their hair down and party, so Arjun Kapoor’s birthday was a good enough reason to party over the weekend.

Ranbir Kapoor, Ranveer Singh, Katrina Kaif and Karan Johar were among those who walked in to wish Arjun on hitting 30.

Abira Dhar brings you a collection of images from his birthday bash.

7. AIB’s Abish Mathew is a D***, Literally, in Their New Video

AIB has just published a new video on YouTube that’s going viral.

In this new video, this collective of stand-up comics, who aren’t exactly strangers to controversy, choose to focus on the penis.

Or ‘man’s best friend’ as they choose to call it.

8. Wimbledon Nostalgia: 10 Greatest Female Champions

As Wimbledon kicks off today, Mendra Dorjey brings you pictures of Wimbledon’s best.

Read about the the 10 Greatest Female Champions, from 31-time Grand Slam Champion Helen Wills Moody, to Steffi Graf to Serena Williams.

9. Birth of a True Smartphone: 8 Years Since the First iPhone

The idea began as a multi-touch display, that could receive input without the actual need of a physical keyboard or a navigation key (like a mouse or a trackpad on a computer).

Siddhartha Sharma writes about the birth of iPhone.

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