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Vol 6 Issue 17, Apr 24 - 30, 2015
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Border crossing
Border crossing

Pakistani actress Sarwat Gilani would love to do an Indian project, film or TV. She remembers India whenever it rains in Karachi, she told Sandeep Sharma, opening up on her Indian connections

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
Writing right
Writing right

“I have witnessed injustices heaped on women just because they are women. I can empathise with their plight,” Assam’s Sahitya Kala Akademi winner Arupa Patangia Kalita tells Ranjita Biswas

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
Wash together
Wash together

Through its marketing campaign for ‘Men & Women’ washcare label, Ariel India is promoting gender neutrality and driving home the message that men should share the burden of household chores

  Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 16
Actors & raconteurs
Actors & raconteurs

By making actors narrate historical events through dance and theatre, Delhi-based group, Darwesh, has infused new life to the heritage walks that take people to the past, says Shilpa Raina 

  Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 16
Beautiful model
Beautiful model

Shirpur, once a barren town in Maharastra, now draws visitors, including global beauty queens, thanks to Amrish R Patel, who has turned it into a model town with a plethora of initiatives

  Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 16
For the child
For the child

Many modern working women press the pause button of their careers for bringing up children. Azera Parveen Rahman finds out what makes women happy watching their babies making the first step

  Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 15
Home school
Home school

The house of Ritu Abbhi, a social activist, is school for poor children in the national capital region. She started with local maids and now teaches kids to dream big, says Kirthi Jayakumar

  Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 15
Proving a point
Proving a point

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, whose film ‘Broken Horses’ is releasing this week, tells Radhika Bhirani that he has "proved his point" that even a Bollywood filmmaker can make a Hollywood film

  Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 14
Voice for change
Voice for change

Bhanu Priya Vyas reports on the community radio stations and finds out that they are a powerful agent of change in rural India with their focus on issues like women’s empowerment, and health 

  Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 14
Saving heritage
Saving heritage

The Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad, situated at the foot of the majestic Golconda Fort and housing several heritage structures, is all set to receive a major facelift. Mohammed Shafeeq reports 

  Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 14
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