Special 26 – A crime so perfect, One Ends Respecting the Culprit – Mohan Singh

This crime was so legendary that it inspired an Akshay Kumar movie, Special 26. The main difference between the two, however, was that there were four burglars in the film while in reality, the Opera House robbery was carried out by just one man, Mohan Singh. On March 19th, 1987, Arvind Inamdar received an urgent […]

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WordPress MYSQL import fails with Unknown collation: ‘ utf8mb4_unicode_ci’

With the recent update, WordPress changed their encoding standard from utf8 to utf8mb4, which is only supported starting with MYSQL server version 5.5.3  released in 2010. If you are running a MYSQL server version 5.5.2 or below chances are that you will fail to import the database with error message –  Unknown collation: ‘ utf8mb4_unicode_ci […]

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Yeh Jafa-e-Gham Ka Chara – Faiz Ahmad Faiz

yeh Jafa-e-Gham Ka Chara, voh najaat-e-dil ka aalam tera husn dast-e-iisa, teri yaad rooh-e-mariyam (Jafa-e-gham =Oppression of my grief, Chara =Solution, Nijaat-e-dil = liberation of heart Dast-e-iisa = Healing/micalous hand of Christ, Ruuh-e-mariyam-Like soul of mother mary(pure)) dil-o-jaan fidaayen raahen, kabhi aa key dekh humdum Sar-e-kuu-e-dil figaaraN, shab-e-aarzuu ka aalam (Dil-o-jaan Fidaaen raahen (heart and […]

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