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Vol 7 Issue 30, Jul 22 - 28, 2016
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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

  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
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