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Vol 5 Issue 30, Jul 25 - 31, 2014
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People’s doctor
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.’

Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  28
Ticket to dream
Ticket to dream

It was no wild goose chase for Arun Athiappan, when he co-founded TicketGoose.com, a bus ticket booking portal. He always wanted to be an entrepreneur and has been losing sleep to come up with new ideas since he was 12, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Posted    07-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  27
From scrap
From scrap

By professionalizing the otherwise unorganized scrap market, two MBA students, Apoorva Chaturvedi and Yogesh Sood, have changed the image of the man coming home to buy old newspapers. Asad Ashraf logs on to kabaadiwala.com to check the profit

Posted    28-Jun-2014    Vol  5   Issue  26
Touching base
Touching base

New York-born Ajaita Shah once applied for fellowship to work in India. Then she came back and also launched Frontier Markets to serve base of the pyramid households. Souzeina S Mushtaq spoke to the 29-year-old who knows the needs of villages

Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  29
Donor par excellence
Donor par excellence

P Kalyansundaram, who donated his lifetime salary for charity, has inspired social workers in Tamil Nadu for years. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the happy man whose name is synonymous with simplicity

Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  29
Thrill girls
Thrill girls

Bikernis is a girl gang preferring mud to make-up and petrol to perfume. Surekha Kadapa-Bose bumps into the riders, who love adrenaline rush and believe that biking is a source to Nirvana

Posted    28-Jun-2014    Vol  5   Issue  26
Childhood lost
Childhood lost

In what is painted as paradise, childhood gets lost. With false promises, children are even now lured to work in Gujarat’s cotton fields, where torture is a norm. Prantick Majumder reports 

Posted    07-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  27
Watch women
Watch women

With tribal women turning forest guards in Rayagada district of Odisha, it is not just the wild flora and fauna that are safe, even people’s food security is ensured, says Sarada Lahangir

Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  29
Hills’ call
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

Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  28
Following rivers
Following rivers

Students of IIT Roorkee are now studying the dynamic behaviour of rivers in Uttarakhand with a view to avoiding recurrence of 2013 Himalayan floods that ravaged the state, says Shweta Sharma

Posted    07-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  27
Vienna calls
Vienna calls

For those who prefer eco-friendly hotels, the Austrian capital of Vienna is a must-visit destination. Rahul Vaishnavi tells us what the green hotels are doing to cut down on carbon footprint

Posted    28-Jun-2014    Vol  5   Issue  26
India startles
India startles

The recent elections saw many women foreign journalists landing in India on assignment. Tarannum, who met a few of them, tells us how the white skinned women survived the heat and the men

Posted    28-Jun-2014    Vol  5   Issue  26
Kerala night
Kerala night

Hitting the street comes easily for the people in Kerala, who protest for anything. Now they hit the street after sundown for dinner. Mainly for ‘thattu dosha and omplate’, says Sanu George

Posted    07-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  27
Power women
Power women

In the Singrur-Sonbhadra-Singrauli region, known for power plants, local women took up the task of fighting for compensation for all they lost to industrial development. Rashme Sehgal reports

Posted    07-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  27
Learn to teach
Learn to teach

In an obscure cluster of villages in Rajasthan, 35 young women, first generation learners, are giving back to their backward community what it needs most: Education. Prantick Majumder reports

Posted    28-Jun-2014    Vol  5   Issue  26
Just unfriendly
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

Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  28
Mobility in life
Mobility in life

In a way, Darangi realized his engineering dream by becoming a mobile phone mechanic, thanks to ChildFund India, which has liberated many such youth from daily labour, says Prantick Majumder

Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  29
Dream park
Dream park

Set in 110 acres on an investment of Rs 1600 crore, Adlabs Imagica is a must visit theme park that recently let its one millionth visitor into the magic world, near Mumbai, says Quaid Najmi

Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  29
Holy apps
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

Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  28
Tough ride
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

Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol  5   Issue  28
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