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People’s bridge

The new 225 feet long bridge across river Ghaggar, linking the villages of Panihari and Alikan in Haryana, is a model project. Costing Rs 1.5 crore, the bridge is an example of a people’s initiative, funded by the public, says Partho Burman

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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

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Cutting on wood

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, visits Kenya and is amazed by the way the women make a difference with their innovative ways to conserve firewood

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Girls ceiling

Despite many women making a mark at global arena, women are not traditionally encouraged to take sports as a profession in India as the stress is on studies, says badminton ace Saina Nehwal

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Pain rap

The younger generation of Kashmiris is expressing pain and anger through music, writing and other art. The latest trend, says Ruwa Shah, is an offshoot of the protests over Amarnath land row

  Posted   18-Jul-2015  Vol 6  Issue 29
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