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Vol 5 Issue 15, Apr 11 - 17, 2014
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Different women
Different women

For the Lok Sabha elections, AAP had nominated 57 women, the highest percentage by any party. Smita Deodhar profiles two of them from Mumbai – a qualified top banker and a courageous crusader

  Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 15
Beyond street
Beyond street

Street theatre has been dumbed down of late due to the misuse of the artistic medium for political propaganda, says Sahana Ghosh, who sees corruption creeping in due to such commercialization

  Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 15
Jump moment
Jump moment

In Rishikesh you can also go for bungee jumping, which Gokul Bhagabati did and found himself hanging upside down over the River Hyul. His trainer, Suzanne’s advice was: Just savour the moment

  Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 15
Picture perfect
Picture perfect

Maker of over 15 documentaries, Tiainla Jamir tells tales from Northeast. ‘Going the Distance’, a story of a HIV positive woman, is just a proof that she is on a mission, says Santosh Mehta

  Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 14
Earn and learn
Earn and learn

Some Chennai women impart education to their house maids, who were otherwise deprived of schooling for various reasons. Kirthi Jayakumar tells us how Kani learnt the three R’s against odds

  Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 14
First handshake
First handshake

As India’s first woman Chief of Protocol, a key diplomatic job, Ruchira Kamboj handled 250 incoming VVIP visits. She is now leaving for Paris as the Ambassador at UNESCO, says Tripti Nath

  Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
Pins and princess
Pins and princess

A princess from Kuwait has come down to India to learn acupuncture though traditional medicine is not allowed in her country because she believes in its curative power. Quaid Najmi meets her

  Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
Pink ride
Pink ride

‘Gulabi Autos’ in Ranchi are not just a mode of transportation. It is about women’s empowerment. It provides security not just for the women passengers but also the drivers, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 12
Train kids
Train kids

Story of social worker Vimla rescuing three runaway boys on a railway platform one morning is just an excerpt from a book written by Malcolm Harper and Lalitha Iyer on the life of such kids

  Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 12
Elegy to Sardar
Elegy to Sardar

The week’s greatest loss was Khushwant Singh, a man of many parts who passed away on March 20, missing his 100th birthday. Vikas Datta pays tribute to the man, on whose bed Nargis once slept

  Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 12
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