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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
Dreamers’ dream
Dreamers’ dream

What R Saravanan could not do to his sister in 2005, he does for others. P C Vinoj Kumar met the founder of Dhanalakshmi Raja Educational and Charitable Trust that sends poor kids to college

Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  24
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
Caring by habit
Caring by habit

A Chennai woman’s simple gesture of donating the money she gets from selling old newspapers, collected from homes, to two orphanages is an inheritance from her parents, who always took care of poor youth at their home, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  25
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
Life coach
Life coach

A daily wage labourer’s daughter, who could not attend college, is now a life coach, motivator and mentor for children. P C Vinoj Kumar meets Logammal Arumugam, who is also behind the vibrant Children’s Parliament in many Tamil Nadu villages

Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  23
Women on top
Women on top

The Nirbhaya rape was an inspiration behind the bringing out of the book, "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories", its editor and top banker, Naina Lal Kidwai, tells Aparajita Gupta

Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  22
Kolkata changers
Kolkata changers

The newly elected Kolkata Municipal Corporation has 70 women in the 144-member team. Many first time women councillors have a good educational and professional background, says Saadia Azim

Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  22
Smokeless threat
Smokeless threat

Chewing tobacco has been taking a heavy toll in India, which stands just behind China. Rajat Arora stresses the need for a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of the smokeless killer

Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  22
Revolution encore
Revolution encore

A new bill passed by France on May 26 is expected to herald an ecological revolution as it primarily aims to reduce dependency on nuclear power to 50 % by 2025. Rajendra Shenda comments on it

Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  22
Organic growth
Organic growth

Much before the crack down on processed foods like Maggi began, many restaurants in India had gone out of their way to use organic produce. Bhavana Akella captures the flavour of the new trend

Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  23
Wither literacy
Wither literacy

The minimum education for panchayat members in Rajasthan has stirred a debate as social activist Norati Devi who had even addressed international forums has lost her seat, says Rakesh Kumar

Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  24
Letting free
Letting free

In 2016, the population of wild birds will go up when vultures belonging to three critically endangered species, which are now being bred in captivity, will be released, says Vishal Gulati   

Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  24
Sweetening sweat
Sweetening sweat

Sweating it out in Punjab is turned into a sweet moment at the Chhabeels that dot highways. Jaideep Sarin tells us about the charitable activity of providing a free cool drink to passers by

Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  23
Shining past
Shining past

Not many know of or have visited the Marble Palace in Kolkata as entry is restricted to the art treasure trove. Somrita Ghosh had a peek into the Victorian era splendour to give the details

Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  24
Weigh and pay
Weigh and pay

It is a fast food outlet that sells a range of Indian cuisine. But Hello Curry in Hyderabad is also different in other ways as you can taste and then pay by the weight, says Mohammed Shafeeq

Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  25
Truth behind
Truth behind

How was Aamir Khan’s Satyamev Jayate a hit on primetime television? An excerpt from Nalin Mehta’s book, ‘Behind A Billion Screens: What Television Tells Us About Modern India’, explains it

Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  23
Overseas picks
Overseas picks

Five women make their pick of global destinations that may well suit the Indian tourist and traveller. After all, summer is the time to pack your bags, satiate your wanderlust and have fun

Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  25
Heroines on top
Heroines on top

The macho man is losing his grip in Bollywood, where women now rule the roost, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose, capturing the latest trend in which heroine-oriented movies make the box office ring

Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  25
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