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Vol 5 Issue 15, Apr 11 - 17, 2014
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Doctored farming
Doctored farming

Lavender crop brings 20 times more profit than, say, maize. This was discovered by a lady doctor who went on to taste success in farming and also be a change-maker in Kashmir, says Sana Altaf

  Posted    15-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 7
She overcame
She overcame

Sudden shocks of climate change rarely affect the farm of Sudha Gunwant in Almora. Taking Anuradha Sahni around the farm, a hub of biodiversity, she explains how she overcame the challenge

  Posted    22-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 47
Rags to riches
Rags to riches

Suresh Poojari started as a general help in a small eatery on a monthly salary of Rs.4 at age 10. Now he owns a popular restaurant chain, a shopping mall and a 3-star hotel, says Quaid Najmi

  Posted    08-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 45
Near Bengaluru
Near Bengaluru

Attibele Gram Panchayat, 40 km from Bengaluru, is witnessing another development like the IT city. Its women have been making a splash as popular panchayat leaders, reports Pushpa Achanta

  Posted    27-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 39
Brave women
Brave women

In militancy infected Kashmir, life is not easy for women. But some women grassroots leaders are making life easy for others. Ashutosh Sharma meets two of them, Zaitoon Begum and Vimla Devi

  Posted    13-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 37
Women on peak
Women on peak

In a Himalayan achievement, three women from the Northeast reached the peak of their mountaineering career. Ninglun Hangal tells us the stories of Anshu Jamsenpa, Bidyapati Ningthoujam and Wansuk Myrthong, who were on top of Everest recently

  Posted    23-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 34
It’s Neem, again
It’s Neem, again

The humble neem, which is part of Indian household remedies, is now being harnessed to fight cancer. Researchers in Kolkata are on the job and human trials could come next, says Sahana Ghosh

  Posted    12-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 28
Food on rail
Food on rail

By launching a portal, Travelkhana.com, in October, 2012, Pushpinder Singh has helped over 50,000 rail travelers have palatable food during the journey. Akash Bisht explains how food from popular eateries get delivered at various stations

  Posted    28-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 26
Women first
Women first

Kultikiri village in West Bengal has been electing only women to its panchayat for the past 20 years though the seats are not reserved. Saadia Azim finds out why women rule the roost here

  Posted    07-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 23
For mom’s eyes
For mom’s eyes

The clocks of Sunil Saxena grew in size as his mother’s eye sight failed. His wish to make her read time without strain has led to the clock with a diameter of 72 inches, says Brij Khandelwal

  Posted    31-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 22
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