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Vol 7 Issue 26, Jun 24 - 30, 2016
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People’s officers
People’s officers

Changing public perceptions about IAS officers, young bureaucrats in Uttar Pradesh are charting a new course by reaching out to the common people and solving their problems, says Mohit Dubey

Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  23
Cool relief
Cool relief

Overhearing a home tutor’s physics lecture to his son, Ashis Paul of Grey Dhaka designed a cooling devise, bringing relief to poor Bangladeshis reeling under heat without power, says G Singh

Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  24
River revival
River revival

Noyyal, the river that fed the fertile western Tamil Nadu, is today polluted and dry most of the time. To rejuvenate the dead Noyyal, Vanitha Mohan is on an eco-mission. P C Vinoj Kumar profiles her on the occasion of World Environment Day

Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  23
Sworn benefactor
Sworn benefactor

At the funeral of his brother in 1963, Deo Kumar Saraf swore not to let poverty-struck people die due to lack of medical care. Today, his Anandalok group of hospitals challenge corporate hospitals with their affordable charges, says G Singh

Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  25
Flattening a myth
Flattening a myth

Dispelling the long held belief that flat-footed persons cannot excel in sports, Dipa Karmakar has become the first Indian woman gymnast to qualify for the Olympics. Partho Burman tracks the bumpy road the Tripura athlete had travelled so far

Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  24
Wigs of compassion
Wigs of compassion

A cancer patient’s elation over the wig he had made for her changed Marishetty Kumar’s life.  The wigmaker who made wigs for actors now sells his creations for a discounted price to those who lose hair due to chemotherapy, says Usha Prasad

Posted    30-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  22
Nostalgic ride
Nostalgic ride

A last vestige of colonial era, an antique train with wooden coaches still chugs on India’s only private railway line in Maharashtra. Narendra Kaushik traces the journey of Shakuntala Express

Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  25
Balladeer’s wail
Balladeer’s wail

Pure art is not being attempted anywhere, says singer Rabbi Shergill to Sugandha Rawal. The urban balladeer, who shot to fame with “Bulla ki jaana”, laments art being replaced by entertainment

Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  23
Conviction to kids
Conviction to kids

Nirajalaxmi Mohapatra is a loving mother for children of convicts. The hostel she set up for kids of jail inmates in Bhubaneswar has helped many children study and even enter medical college

Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  24
From Thailand
From Thailand

Thailand may help India tackle its sanitation crisis with its four toilet-related innovations that have harnessed technology to solve the problem of untreated waste, says Bajinder Pal Singh

Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  23
Street songs
Street songs

The video, The Roadside Ustaad, which has gone viral, runs for just six minutes. But to shoot it, Sonu Nigam, dressed as an old man in shoddy clothes, played on Mumbai streets for many hours

Posted    30-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  22
Save for ever
Save for ever

Your wedding outfit needs to be preserved to keep memories alive. Designer Lalit Dalmia gives you tips on how to go about it, starting with dry cleaning the dress immediately after the event

Posted    30-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  22
Banking on future
Banking on future

Former banker Naina Lal Kidwai envisages the banking system emerging strong from the crisis triggered by bad loans and bad exposures like Kingfisher episode, in an interview to Meghna Mittal

Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  24
War memorial
War memorial

To keep alive memories of the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh, the Tripura government has built a park, Bharat-Bangladesh Maitri Udyan that also has a war museum. Sujit Chakraborty reports

Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  24
Knowledge link
Knowledge link

Barefoot health workers in Uttar Pradesh turned life coaches, guiding families on a range of issues by gaining knowledge from experts and sharing their experience with them, says Mehru Jaffer

Posted    30-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  22
Savour history
Savour history

A visit to Thailand, too, can give you the pleasure of sovouring history.  World Heritage site Ayutthaya, 80 km from Bangkok, was a global centre of economics and trade, says Aroonim Bhuyan

Posted    30-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  22
Just desserts
Just desserts

Chef Namrata Sanwal has come up with a menu for The Park to help food aficionados indulge in fruity delights that will serve as coolers with the mercury continuing to soar, says Ankit Sinha

Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  23
Food challenges
Food challenges

Though pulses, millets and a host of other crops that were once treated as orphans have been adopted to combat hunger, feeding everyone on earth remains a global challenge, says Kevin Tiessen

Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  25
Prison play
Prison play

Multi-faceted dancer Alokananda Roy uses arts, especially traditional dance and music, to change lives. Sujit Bhar reports on how she has harnessed the histrionic talents of prison convicts

Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  25
Digital revolution
Digital revolution

An educative initiative using internet has transformed the lives of women in Rajasthan’s Dholpur district, helping them gain knowledge and also raise their social status, says Somrita Ghosh

Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol  7   Issue  25
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