10 Incredible Facts About India’s Mars Mission That Will Make You Super Proud

Early in the morning, while most of us were
probably in our beds, history was created as
India’s Mars Orbiter Mission (M.O.M.)
successfully entered the orbit of the red planet.
The I.S.R.O. pulled off an incredible feat of frugal
engineering and helped us join an elite club of
space-faring nations to have accomplished this
stellar feat.
The internet has been abuzz and congratulations
have been pouring in. Here are a few facts about
the mission which every Indian would be proud
1. India is the first country in the world to have
succeeded in putting a probe into Mars’ orbit in
the very first attempt.

2. This is, hands down, the most cost effective
Mars Mission to have ever been undertaken.
The Mangalyaan Mission cost $ 74 million. The
recent Hollywood space adventure movie
“Gravity” cost about a $ 100 million to make.

3. On an average, every Indian has probably
contributed about Rs. 5 per person towards the
So pat yourselves on the back.

4. At Rs 450 Crore for 780 Million km, the
mission cost about Rs 5.77 per km. That is
cheaper than what many auto-rickshaws charge
in the country.

5. N.A.S.A. took 5 years to complete its “Maven”
Mars Orbiter. The I.S.R.O. took just 15 months to
complete Mangalyaan.

6. They even managed to make it weigh about
1,350 kilograms. That’s less than your average

7. The odds were stacked against us. Of the 51
Mars missions attempted across the world so far,
only 21 have succeeded. But we nailed it.

8. India will join the U.S, Europe and Russia in
an elite group of countries to have successfully
undertaken a mission to Mars.

9. The success of the mission will solidify India’s
reputation as a competent and low cost base for
sophisticated engineering.

10. And by the way, this happened.


© manab

If Hollywood Movies Had Bollywood Endings, This Is How They Would Be

The two biggest cinematic forces of nature –
Bollywood and Hollywood – can together boast of
providing us with some of the most entertaining
films ever. Both Bollywood and Hollywood have
got their own set of formulas when it comes to
churning out movies by the hundreds. But ask
any Bollywood fan and he’ll admit that there is
more than a generous amount of “inspiration”
Bollywood gets from Hollywood. So, what if we
turned the tables and imagined a scenario where
famous Hollywood movies had typical Bollywood
style endings!

1. Her
Theodore Twombly becomes so heartbroken at
the loss of Samantha that he visits the nearest
temple on a stormy night and cries his heart out.
Suddenly, the temple bells start ringing on their
own, and from behind the idol appears Samantha
in a human form. They kiss on the forehead and
live happily ever after.

2. The Dark Knight Rises
After the explosive fight where Batman saves the
city, he proceeds to have an upbeat romantic
number with Catwoman in a meadow somewhere
in Switzerland where they both run from opposite
sides into each other’s arms.

3. The Wolf of Wall Street
Jordan Belfort, despite all his drug episodes and
his misadventures, will realise, five minutes before
the closing credits roll that his lifestyle was
against his culture. In a moving scene, he
apologises to his wife, wins her back and the
movie finishes with a wide angle shot of the
entire cast standing next to each other and
laughing for no apparent reason.

4. Gravity
George Clooney runs into a dozen South Indian
thugs in outer space, probably led by Prakash
Raj. They try to kidnap Sandra Bullock but
Clooney kicks their ass, saves her and survives
the entire movie.

5. Inception
The climax will be in the form of a narration,
voiced by Amitabh Bachchan of course, which
explains in the simplest terms the storyline of the
entire movie. Because there’s no bigger crime
than making a movie that the “aam junta” cannot

6. Titanic
Jack braves the freezing water and swims across
the entire ocean whilst dragging Rose along –
singlehandedly mind you – to safety. During the
closing credits they will both be seen getting
groovy on the dance floor to a Honey Singh

7. Schindler’s List
Schindler tries to be the passive good guy till the
very end until he realises that being nice is for
wussies. He then defeats 50 Nazis with his bare
hands in an epic Rohit Shetty-style climactic

8. Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump comes across a brilliant NRI doctor
who magically “cures” him. He transforms from
the naive simpleton to a smart, dapper muscled
up hero. And yes there will be a dance sequence
at the end where girls are going gaga over Forrest

9. Transformers
Somewhere along the heated rivalry between the
Autobots and the Decepticons, Optimus Prime
falls in love with Megatron’s daughter. At the end,
their true alien machine love proves to both
parties that there are no differences that love
can’t sort out.

10. Pirates of the Carribean
Right at the end Captain Jack Sparrow will reveal
that he is an undercover cop working for the CBI
sent to investigate the treasure smugglers!

11. Harry Potter
Voldemort, the hard-hearted tormentor of
Hogwarts sees the error of his ways thanks to a
dozen violin-led songs and dance numbers led by
Harry Potter. He ultimately forgives himself for the
loss of his daughter who was once married to
Harry Potter.
(Yes, like Mohabattein)

12. The Passion of the Christ
The climax will be an item number during which
all the Romans are kept incredibly busy. Jesus
escapes during this time and takes revenge on all
the bad guys!

13. Basic Instinct
It is revealed at the end that Sharon Stone is
actually a misunderstood woman with a heart of
gold who got into bad company to support her
ailing father, her bedridden mother and her two
spinster sisters. Michael Douglas marries her and
lives happily ever after.

14. Twilight
Well, it’ll pretty much stay as it is.

© manab