Vol 7 Issue 30, Jul 22 - 28, 2016

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  • Low-cost hygiene
    Low-cost hygiene

    By designing a terracotta incinerator, costing just one tenth of the incinerator that runs on electricity, Shyamsunder Bedekar of Gujarat has ushered in a revolution in women’s hygiene in rural and semi-rural areas, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

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  • Gracefully grow
    Gracefully grow

    Social contacts and an ability to adjust to changed circumstances, like a decline in physical and cognitive abilities, are crucial for aged, says geriatric expert Rudi Westendorp in his book

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  • Backhand returns
    Backhand returns

    In the book, ‘Ace against Odds’, Sania Mirza and Imran Mirza narrate the struggles of the ace tennis player outside the court, particularly a painful fight to keep an intrusive media at bay

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  • Raconteur’s role
    Raconteur’s role

    When reading a novel is not an in-thing or seen as an inspirational exercise, a study suggests that exploring the inner lives of fictional characters can help form ideas about others’ minds

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  • Women guides
    Women guides

    Not many know that women guides came to the tourism scene in India back in 1970s itself. Elsa Mathews delves into the world of female tourist guides, who are also guiding their own destinies

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A follower of Swami Vivekananda, Babar Ali started a school under a guava tree, when he was just nine years, at his village in West Bengal. The young headmaster, 14 years later, tells G Singh how people accused him of proselytism initially

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To prevent an accident, similar to the one that killed her daughter, 59-year-old Dorris Francis has been regulating traffic since last six years at the spot where a car rammed their auto. Partho Burman profiles the braveheart from Ghaziabad

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Jaideep Sarin recounts the story of Radhika Aroa, an MBA graduate, who quit her corporate job to set up a roadside food cart serving homemade food in Mohali with an investment of Rs. One lakh

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Overhearing a home tutor’s physics lecture to his son, Ashis Paul of Grey Dhaka designed a cooling devise, bringing relief to poor Bangladeshis reeling under heat without power, says G Singh

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Sworn benefactor
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At the funeral of his brother in 1963, Deo Kumar Saraf swore not to let poverty-struck people die due to lack of medical care. Today, his Anandalok group of hospitals challenge corporate hospitals with their affordable charges, says G Singh

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