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Beautiful dream
Beautiful dream

Creating 3000 salons, 1000 women entrepreneurs and 50,000 jobs by 2020 is the dream of C K Kumaravel, who, despite hailing from a business family, had to start on his own. P C Vinoj Kumar traces the growth of Naturals beauty salons founder

Posted    09-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  32
Ho! To school
Ho! To school

Girls from Kolha tribe in Odisha are going to school, thanks to the efforts to teach them in their mother tongue, Ho, instead of Odiya. Rakhi Ghosh checks out the scheme that helps enrolment

Posted    09-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  32
Kabaddi time
Kabaddi time

The rustic game of Kabaddi has captured the imagination of urban elite. Two leagues have come up that will not only augur well for the game but also for Indian sports. Abhishek Roy reports

Posted    09-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  32
Versatile rubber
Versatile rubber

Making use of rubber’s versatility, some scientists in Bhubaneswar have developed a ‘rubberised’ check dam. Kavita Kanan Chandra checks out the benefits of replacing concrete and cement with rubber and where all the new technology is going

Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  33
Solar auto
Solar auto

Engineer turned green activist Rabelli Naveen plans to embark on a 10,000 km transnational expedition on a solar-powered autorickshaw that he has built, which when fully charged can travel 105 km non-stop at 45 km per hour, says Fakir Balaji

Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  31
What women want
What women want

UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director of UN Women, Lakshmi Puri, speaks to Rakhee Bakshee on the need for mainstreaming gender issues and ending violence against women

Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  31
Parched pain
Parched pain

For women in Kashmir, water is a mirage. They have been trekking long distances, enduring pain to get a pail full for generations. Chetna Verma finds the scene quite close to the film, Jal

Posted    09-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  32
True learning
True learning

The Class Readiness Programme, ushered in by Haryana government in its schools, is a revolutionary step aimed at educating children through field trips. Jaideep Sarin has the story

Posted    09-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  32
Fighting malnutrition
Fighting malnutrition

In Karnataka’s Bidar district, a community led initiative to address child malnutrition is ushering in change as schools and families develop their own kitchen gardens, reports Pushpa Achanta

Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  31
Double hurt
Double hurt

Armed conflict and environmental degradation affect all. But they hurt women more as Chetna Verma found in Mendhar district of Jammu and Kashmir where too many limbs had been lost to landmine

Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  33
Delhi’s allure
Delhi’s allure

Youth from the North East find in New Delhi a job destination. ‘If on one hand the capital spells fear and unease, on the other it offers hope and prosperity,’ they tell Natalia Ningthoujam

Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  33
Wrestling rights
Wrestling rights

Villagers of Balali in Haryana may now cheer at Phogat sisters for bringing laurels to India from Commonwealth Games. But when the girls took to wrestling, they opposed it, says Abhishek Roy

Posted    16-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  33
Nature infinite
Nature infinite

If you are looking for a tranquil getaway, Arvind Padmanabhan suggests that you check out a resort located in a rubber estate in Kanyakumari district overlooking the clear blue Chittar Lake

Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  31
Cutoff woes
Cutoff woes

The emphasis on cut off marks just shows that the educational system is broken somewhere, celebrity author Chetan Bhagat told Nivedita adding that college cutoffs should not bog down students

Posted    04-Aug-2014    Vol  5   Issue  31
Passion pursuit
Passion pursuit

Pursuing a passion as occupation is now common, finds out R V Rajan, who disapproves of a woman resenting her son not taking an engineer’s job though he earns well as musician

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