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Vol 7 Issue 18, Apr 29 - May 5, 2016
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Outsider’s outrage
Outsider’s outrage

Bollywood is a big risk, says actress Swara Bhaskar, who was an outsider with no links when she made her debut in 2010 with ‘Madholal Keep Walking.’ She tells Durga Chakravarty her struggles

  Posted    02-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 18
Stitching success
Stitching success

Woman Chikan artists of Lucknow have surged ahead in business, despite lecherous bankers, thanks to Shangraha that trains them in design and also links them up with buyers, says Mehru Jaffer

  Posted    02-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 18
A trek forward
A trek forward

Scenic Uttarakhand that was losing tourists after the devastating floods three years ago has turned to trekking to boost footfalls. Mohit Dubey on the trekking routes that are considered safe

  Posted    02-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 18
Well, it’s Ayurveda
Well, it’s Ayurveda

Exploding some myths about Ayurveda, say like it’s about veggies only, Reenita Malhotra Hora has brought out a book, The Ayurvedic Diet. Here is an excerpt from it that is really an eye opener

  Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
Beri ambitious
Beri ambitious

Ace fashion designer Ritu Beri, in her new role as advisor to Khadi and Village Industries Commission, vows to give a makeover to the ‘grand fabric of India’ and turn it into a global fabric

  Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
Easy rides
Easy rides

Residents of Delhi should be happy that the motorcycle taxi has just come to their city. Porisma Pompi Gogoi finds out that the odd-even rule will not be applicable to the cabs on two-wheels

  Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 16
In hot waters
In hot waters

Finding nature’s ability to surprise in Peru’s steaming hot river, Andres Ruzo brings out a book based on explorations for such wonders. Vikas Datta gives us a rundown of ‘The Boiling River’

  Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 16
Backroom girls
Backroom girls

Women’s role before movie cameras has been well known but what about the backroom girls? Manoj Panjani tells us that the tradition of woman working behind scenes dates back to the silent era

  Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 16
Stress warning
Stress warning

Physical and emotional stress cause a slew of health conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, weight gain, says Vivek Singh Chauhan, stressing on a need for life-style change and chill outs

  Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 16
Mind changers
Mind changers

A musician and theatre artiste in Kerala was arrested and beaten by police because of his long hair. His group, Oorali, is now fighting stereotyping of people based on looks, says Ankit Sinha

  Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 15
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