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Halal looks
Halal looks

Cosmetic maker Iba calls its products halal-certified, as they are pure, safe and healthy. They are organic and free of alcohol and animal-derived products, as Azera Parveen Rahman finds out

  Posted    04-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 18
Top doctor
Top doctor

US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, attributes his elevation to the top job to his and many others ‘standing on principles’. He recounted his long journey at the swearing in, says Arun Kumar

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
Dairy diary
Dairy diary

Life of farmers has changed in Punjab remarkably after they came to be associated with Nestle. Jaideep Sain visits Moga and tells us the stories of successful dairy owners, both big and small

  Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
On the wheels
On the wheels

A well-oiled transport company with 1300 vehicles and 4000 employees, Parveen Travels started with just one cab in 1980. Its founder A Afzal, in a free-wheeling chat with P C Vinoj Kumar, says that he has no other interests outside business

  Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 16
Looking back
Looking back

Kapil’s Devils, as members of the Indian cricket team that lifted the 1983 World Cup were called, are now part of the game’s folklore. Kushal Chakraborty tells us about the historic victory

  Posted    07-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 6
Clean white revolution
Clean white revolution

After organic farming, it is organic dairy. A veterinary doctor has turned entrepreneur by starting a venture that supplies milk from cows that are fed only organic fodder, says Fakir Balaji

  Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
Chilly summit
Chilly summit

Sisters, Nungshi and Tashi Malik, did something that not many dare to. They scaled Mount Vinson Massif in Antartica and have entered the Guinness Book of Records, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

  Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 3
Milky boom
Milky boom

The success of Milky Mist, a dairy company, is a story linked to the big dreams of T Sathish Kumar, a class 8 drop out. P C Vinoj Kumar tells us how a 16-year-old turned his father’s floundering business around by giving it a new identity

  Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 3
Unsung champions
Unsung champions

India's visually impaired cricketers have won the ODI World Cup for the first time, but nobody cares for them. The national team travels in unreserved railway coaches. Abhishek Purohit reports

  Posted    22-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 51
Bringing water
Bringing water

By reviving a traditional irrigation system, using modern techniques, an NGO, Gramya Vikash Manch, has channeled water to three parched districts of Assam, raising hopes of a bumper harvest

  Posted    01-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 48
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