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People’s doctor

Dr V Shanta heads the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai. Active even at 87 years, she talks to Manasa Ramraj about her childhood inspiration, adding: ‘Doctors must learn to treat their patients as human beings and not as mere commodities.’

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Hills’ call

Himachal Pradesh is luring visitors mainly because there has been a delay in the onset of monsoon in the plains of North India. Vishal Gulati gives some tips on planning a trip to those hills

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Just unfriendly

Public transport in the country is not friendly to people with disabilities, says Rupesh Dutta, citing as example Delhi’s insensitive crew, vehicles with no ramps and people sans awareness

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Holy apps

Mobile apps are not just for the naughty and the haughty. Even the devout now use applications that help observe religious rituals like the fast in the holy month of Ramadan, says Mohit Dubey

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Tough ride

Blowing the whistle is the most difficult thing on work for the new women bus conductors of Rajasthan, who endure heat, rickety buses and many more woes. Abha Sharma takes a ride to find out

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