Vol 7 Issue 34, Aug 19 - 25, 2016

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  • Champion mentor

    Champion mentor

    The spotlight is on Pullela Gopichand, the coach who honed badminton star P V Sindhu’s skills and is training many other budding talents at his academy in Hyderabad, reports Mohammed Shafeeq
      Posted    20-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 34
  • Giant killer

    Giant killer

    Star shuttler P V Sindhu, who won the hearts of millions of Indians through her giant-killing march to the Olympic finals wanted to be world No 1 when she was just 17, says Mohammed Shafeeq
      Posted    20-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 34
  • Winning combo

    Winning combo

    The Kumble – Kohli combination would help the Indian cricket team improve their overseas record, former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist told Aritra Chowdhury during an exclusive interview
      Posted    20-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 34
  • Women powered

    Women powered

    Life used to come to a standstill with nightfall at Satjeliya Island in the Sunderbans, but not anymore, says Saadia Azim, who tells us how the local women brought solar power to the village
      Posted    13-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 33
  • Fruits of endurance

    Fruits of endurance

    In her book ‘Anywhere But Home: Adventures in Endurance’ Indian triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan has narrated the challenges she had overcome, and the importance of education, says Mudita Girotra
      Posted    13-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 33
  • Being a quitter

    Being a quitter

    Meeting Hrithik Roshan during the promotion of his latest flick ‘Mohenjo Daro’, an epic adventure romance film, Natalia Ningthoujam found that the actor was enjoying his life as a non-smoker
      Posted    13-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 33
  • Grit and beauty

    Grit and beauty

    The stage is set for choosing India’s representative at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant with 16 finalists vying for the honour and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta ready to mentor them
      Posted    13-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 33
  • Winning ways

    Winning ways

    Debutant author Gunjan Jain has the success stories of 24 top women achievers including Nita Ambani, Rajshree Birla, and Sudha Murthy in her book ‘She Walks, She Leads’, says Vishnu Makhjani
      Posted    06-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 32
  • Helping weavers

    Helping weavers

    Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu is on a mission to popularize products made using handlooms in North East India to encourage weavers and help them stay in the profession, says Natalia Ningthoujam
      Posted    06-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 32
  • Delicious bites

    Delicious bites

    You could try everything from pork to chicken, to prawn with tofu and the stir fried duck at Buddha Bites, located near former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly’s house, says Debdoot Das 
      Posted    01-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 31
  • Bike delivery

    Bike delivery

    In the jungles of Chhattisgarh, pregnant women have found a knight in shining armour in the motorcycle ambulance rider, who is rushing them to the hospital saving lives. Ashish Mishra reports
      Posted    01-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 31
  • 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
      Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
  • 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
      Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
  • 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
      Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
  • 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
      Posted    23-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 30
  • Poop to paper

    Poop to paper

    The father-daughter duo of Mahesh and Nisha Bora is making paper from elephant and rhino poop, which is helping in the conservation of the one-horned rhinos in Assam, says Azera Parveen Rahman
      Posted    18-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 29
  • On right track

    On right track

    One of India’s medal hopes and bronze medal winner at the last Olympics, badminton star Saina Nehwal appears truly confident and tells Abhishek Purohit that she’s a go-getter and likes to win
      Posted    18-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 29
  • Launch pad

    Launch pad

    In a freewheeling interview to Nishant Arora, Amit Phadnis, India Site Leader, Cisco, shared what the company proposed to do through Launchpad, an open innovation initiative to help startups
      Posted    09-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 28
  • Skill support

    Skill support

    Devastated by a super cyclone in 1999, women in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district got back to their feet by getting back to weaving artefacts from kaincha, a local wild grass, says Rakhi Ghosh
      Posted    04-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 27
  • Mango makes it

    Mango makes it

    The US is picking up 1,200 tonnes of mangoes from India, thanks to Karnataka that has managed to pass the stringent standards for export. Though the order came late, delivery will be prompt
      Posted    04-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 27
  • Virat’s responsibility

    Virat’s responsibility

    There is no substitute for working hard towards what you want to achieve, says Virat Kohli. He tells Sugandha Rawal that being a role model is a huge responsibility as it affects many people
      Posted    04-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 27
  • Deco’s gameplan

    Deco’s gameplan

    Portuguese footballer Deco has an advice to improve the game in India. Starting with futsal, a variant of the game played indoors, can help children with the skills, he tells Aritra Chowdhury
      Posted    25-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 26