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Gifted life
Gifted life

A new concept, gift economy, is being experimented in Ahmedabad and Pune, where one may be in for a surprise when paying time comes at shops, restaurants and autos, says Azera Parveen Rahman

  Posted    19-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 16
Perfect delivery
Perfect delivery

The special date 12-12-12 Wednesday proved lucky for a 27-year-old Mumbai woman, Mamta Sahani, who delivered a healthy child at 12.12.12 hours, according to a doctor at the Sion Hospital

  Posted    14-Dec-2012    Vol 3 Issue 50
Born fighter
Born fighter

Little known Garima Chaudhary from Meerut, the sole judoka representing India at the London Olympics, tells Santosh Rao that winning a gold medal is not a far-fetched dream for her

  Posted    11-Jul-2012    Vol 3 Issue 27
Making of a star
Making of a star

Mumbai, the city of dreams and dream-makers, is not kind to those chasing their dreams in showbiz. Surekha Kadapa-Bose tells us the adjustments those migrating from other places have to make

  Posted    29-Jun-2012    Vol 3 Issue 26
Dream shaper
Dream shaper

Reshma Saujani, the first Indian-American woman to run for the US Congress, now as a change agent wants to create opportunities for immigrants settled in New York City

  Posted    07-May-2012    Vol 3 Issue 18
Liquor ban

A gram panchayat in Assam has banned consumption of liquor of any sort in about 70 villages under its jurisdiction. These villages have a 100 percent tribal population and rice beer is a tradition to welcome people with, says Anup Sharma reporting from Kinan, Assam

  Posted    28-Mar-2012    Vol 3 Issue 12
Mules and horses
Mules and horses

All is not well with the IAS. Anuradha Pritam tells how the steel frame is rusting and why many bureaucrats are not happy with a system that does not differentiate between a mule and a horse

  Posted    15-Mar-2012    Vol 3 Issue 11
‘We can’ pitch
‘We can’ pitch

In the small assembly segment of Cumbharjua, a riverine constituency near Panaji in Goa, a maverick priest is trying to recreate the positive vibes of Barack Obama’s chant, ‘Yes We Can!’

  Posted    28-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 8
Haute politics
Haute politics

The latest elections in many States have thrown up a new crop of contestants, who are a far cry from conventional politicos. Puja Awasthi finds Indian politics poised for a dramatic overhaul

  Posted    24-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 8
Rahul’s man
Rahul’s man

Rahul Gandhi’s handpicked man Harshvardhan Shyam (32), who is contesting in the UP assembly election as a Congress candidate, has done a doctorate on UP politics from JNU, says Sharat Pradhan

  Posted    06-Feb-2012    Vol 3 Issue 5
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