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Vol 6 Issue 34, Aug 21 - 27, 2015
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Unsung IAS hero
Unsung IAS hero

A daily wage earner’s son, who could not attend college due to poverty, is among those going to Mussoorie this year for IAS training. P C Vinoj Kumar has the inspiring tale of the determined man who pursued his childhood dream to join IAS

Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  30
A real motivator
A real motivator

Former President A P J Abdul Kalam not just asked the youth to dream but also motivated people, helping them realise their dreams. P C Vinoj Kumar has the story of former army driver V Kathiresan becoming assistant professor, thanks to Kalam

Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  31
Stuck in India
Stuck in India

For the over a lakh Sri Lankan Tamils, who have taken refuge in Tamil Nadu since 1980s, the future is bleak as they have no life here and have no way of getting somewhere, says Radhika Giri

Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  31
Green to solar
Green to solar

Punjab, the state once known for its Green Revolution is going green in a different way. It is encouraging farmers to go for mini-solar power plants and offer land for setting up solar plants

Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  30
Bridging Golf
Bridging Golf

It reads like a fairy tale: A milkman’s son winning a world golf championship at San Diego. Partho Burman tells us about the journey of 11-year-old Shubham Jaglan from an obscure hamlet in Haryana to the posh Delhi Golf Club and further on

Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  33
The transformer
The transformer

Irrigation wells, schools, a weavers’ cooperative and many such schemes have transformed villages in Maharashtra’s Sangli and Kolhapur districts. But Arun Chavan, the man behind it all, is not known outside the area, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  32
HIV next
HIV next

The second generation of HIV positive people, who picked up the infection from parents, want society not to discriminate them. Most of them have been on drugs since birth. Saadia Azim reports

Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  32
Clinical help
Clinical help

New Delhi government’s move to launch 1,000 neighbourhood clinics with basic diagnostic and health care facilities will help the poor, who otherwise travel long distances, says Gaurav Sharma

Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  33
Keeping them in
Keeping them in

The new sarpanch of Sarakana in Odisha has ensured that there is no migration out of her village by people in search of work. Rakhi Ghosh tells us the success story of sarpanch Soudamani Das

Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  30
Kids’ addiction
Kids’ addiction

Children are increasingly getting hooked to the screen. Smartphones, tablets, iPads and laptops are not doing good to the mental wellbeing of our children, warn experts, says Nishant Arora

Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  30
Beautiful model
Beautiful model

A government primary school in Motwada village in Chhattisgarh is a model learning institution. Purusottam Singh Thakur tells us how the headmistress Anusuya Jain and two teachers achieved it

Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  33
Kind conduit
Kind conduit

Milaap, an online platform set up by three friends, links the working rural poor badly needing funds for undertaking initiatives with regular people. Surekha Kadapa-Bose tells us how it works

Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  31
Kabaddi’s day
Kabaddi’s day

An indigenous rustic sport that remained in the shadows despite bringing glory to the nation, kabaddi has now come into the limelight, thanks to the new professional league, says Debdoot Das

Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  33
Say Sanya
Say Sanya

For those looking for exotic holiday destinations, Sanya beach resort in southeast China can be an attractive locale as it also offers hot springs and duty-free shopping, says Jaideep Sarin

Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  30
Painful exodus
Painful exodus

Partition of India saw refugees filling up camps. Ashoka Gupta has captured the mood 69 years ago in the book, ‘A Fighting Spirit’. Here is an excerpt talking about Mana camp in Chhattisgarh

Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  33
Cooking fresh
Cooking fresh

Leaving their kitchens, chefs of a star hotel in a hill station began to plough a piece of land one day. Venkatachari Jagannathan tells us how it created new dining experiences for picnickers

Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  31
Green films
Green films

Citing the example of ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan, the Hindi film that mapped its carbon footprint and then offset it by a tree plantation drive, Sahana Ghosh suggests that the film industry goes green

Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  32
Capital crimes
Capital crimes

That rampant crime makes the National Capital Region an unsafe place for women is known. But it can’t get Smart City status if women don’t feel safe working and living, says Anuradha Shukla

Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  31
Home away
Home away

For those who miss home when travelling, now have an alternative to staying in hotel rooms. Jaideep Sarin has details of the Aparthotel concept that is popular with those willing to pay more

Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  32
Kalam's artist
Kalam's artist

Artist Manav Gupta, who was invited to Rashtrapati Bhavan during weekends and asked to interpret A P J Abdul Kalam’s poems into paintings, tells us why the former President’s death is a loss

Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol  6   Issue  32
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