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Hearing others
Hearing others

Active listening is the key to communication. Yet most people just listen to others without appropriate response. Elayne Clift explains why people need to be heard, validated and appreciated

  Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 4
Kalam's artist
Kalam's artist

Artist Manav Gupta, who was invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan during weekends and asked to interpret A P J Abdul Kalam’s poems into paintings, tells us why the former President’s death is a loss

  Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 32
Maternal bond
Maternal bond

SOS Children's villages around the world have been bringing up orphaned children without them missing on mother's love and homely atmosphere. Shilpa Raina explains the family-based care model

  Posted    21-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 25
Homes for girls
Homes for girls

Collectors in Rajasthan have been asked to adopt at least one girl by Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia. Rakesh Kumar tells us how the adoption process has helped girls get a better home

  Posted    21-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 25
Luv's an enigma
Luv's an enigma

What women wished they knew about love? Juhi Pande seeks an answer to the question through her book, Things Your Mother Never Told You About Love. An excerpt that concludes love as ‘strange'

  Posted    08-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 6
Get not in knots
Get not in knots

Slip ups in networking sites can prove costly. So 'keep real life and virtual life separate', as some one tweeted, and be aware that wrong handling can lead to complete chaos, says Krishna

  Posted    08-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 6
One gift fits all
One gift fits all

If you want to make sure that your gift is useful to whom you present it, whatever be the occasion, go pick up a ‘gift voucher’ says Azera Parveen Rahman. It will not be dumped into the attic

  Posted    14-Dec-2012    Vol 3 Issue 50
Bird's view
Bird's view

E-mailers exhibit bird-like behaviour and can be grouped into 12 avian categories, says a new study. Popular categories include the ‘compulsive woodpecker,’ and the ‘hibernating poorwill’ 

  Posted    27-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 38
Friends in need
Friends in need

Colleagues of a taxi driver, who is in a coma, are helping his family of three get a steady income by driving his cab, with 50 of them taking turns. Well, those kindhearted men live in China

  Posted    21-Sep-2012    Vol 3 Issue 38
Customizing babies
Customizing babies

India is a baby factory. The rich can now afford designer babies. Half the surrogate babies are for foreigners. So says Kishwar Desai, author of ‘Origins of Love’, to Madhusree Chatterjee
 

  Posted    08-Jun-2012    Vol 3 Issue 23
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