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Vol 6 Issue 35, Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015
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Kabaddi’s day
Kabaddi’s day

An indigenous rustic sport that remained in the shadows despite bringing glory to the nation, kabaddi has now come into the limelight, thanks to the new professional league, says Debdoot Das

  Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 33
Bridging Golf
Bridging Golf

It reads like a fairy tale: A milkman’s son winning a world golf championship at San Diego. Partho Burman tells us about the journey of 11-year-old Shubham Jaglan from an obscure hamlet in Haryana to the posh Delhi Golf Club and further on

  Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 33
A real motivator
A real motivator

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam not just asked the youth to dream but also motivated people, helping them realise their dreams. P C Vinoj Kumar has the story of former army driver V Kathiresan becoming assistant professor, thanks to Kalam

  Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 31
Unsung IAS hero
Unsung IAS hero

A daily wage earner’s son, who could not attend college due to poverty, is among those going to Mussoorie this year for IAS training. P C Vinoj Kumar has the inspiring tale of the determined man who pursued his childhood dream to join IAS

  Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
Body blow
Body blow

A bodybuilder who won the world championship now lives in extreme financial stress, unable to train, but hanging on to his Mr. Olympia dream. P C Vinoj Kumar has the story of Rajendran Mani

  Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 29
Chicken dream
Chicken dream

It is sheer grit and determination that took B Soundararajan, MD of Suguna Holdings, to such dizzy heights. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the man, whose poultry business makes a turnover of Rs 5500 crore

  Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 27
From scratch
From scratch

ConceptWaves is a successful company. But 10 years ago its founder Raghu Kanchustambham launched his first project as his team was falling apart. Sapna Gopal traces the entrepreneur’s journey

  Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 25
Divining at heights
Divining at heights

Where no man or machine went before 1996 in search of water, geo-scientist Ritesh Arya rushed in to divine water in the rocky mountain deserts of Ladakh. Because, as he tells Partho Burman, he understands the rocks better than human beings  

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
Lavender dream
Lavender dream

Realising that medicine was not her calling, Gazalla Amin pursued a dream to cultivate aromatic plants, never to look back, says Afsana Rashid, explaining the blossoming of entrepreneurship

  Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 23
Fresh and sweet
Fresh and sweet

A sweet idea struck the young Coorgi woman when she was working in a hotel. Chayaa Nanjappa never looked back, despite all odds, and today her Nectar Fresh products, like honey and jam, are stocked in upscale hotels. Preethi Nagaraj meets her

  Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 22
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