Person of the Year 2015
Vol 6 Issue 5, Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2015
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Shilpa’s secrets
Shilpa’s secrets

Give and take is a secret of Shilpa Shetty’s successful marriage to Raj Kundra for five years. Saluting homemakers, she tells Nivedita that men should contribute equally to household chores

Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  3
Missing Nobel
Missing Nobel

Winner of many awards for his social work in Mumbai slums, Jockin Arputham missed the Nobel Peace in 2014. But for people whose life he changed through his dedication, he is indeed an ‘arputham’ (miracle, in Tamil), says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  1
Milky boom
Milky boom

The success of Milky Mist, a dairy company, is a story linked to the big dreams of T Sathish Kumar, a class 8 drop out. P C Vinoj Kumar tells us how a 16-year-old turned his father’s floundering business around by giving it a new identity

Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  3
Saving girls
Saving girls

Her first attempt to save a 12-year-old girl from the clutches of an abusive father failed. But that propelled Renu Singh to turn a crusader for gender justice and rescue about 3,800 girls and women in over three decades, says Partho Burman

Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  4
Kind hospital
Kind hospital

Medicare hospital in Pune offers free treatment for women who are targets of dowry torture and acid attacks as the founder-owner was moved by the plight of one such victim, says Quaid Najmi

Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  1
Green child
Green child

Inspired by her granny’s tales, a tribal girl in Odisha, Basanti Majhi, has authored a collection of stories in Kui to introduce Kondh children to traditions and folklore, says Deepsha Rath

Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  1
Disaster’s child
Disaster’s child

She was born out of a disaster that struck coastal people 10 years ago. She is Tsunamika, a doll adorning homes, offices, educational institutions and events around the world. Hema Vijay tells us about her birth and how she symbolises hope

Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  2
Edited life
Edited life

B G Verghese, who passed away recently, led a simple life, driving a Maruti 800 car, says Sevanti Ninan, adding, those who worked with him know that they don't make editors like that anymore

Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  1
Lady mahout
Lady mahout

Giving up the comforts in a zamindar’s home, Parbati Barua chose to live and work with elephants. Indirani Raimedhi features the world’s only female mahout in her book, ‘My Half Of The Sky’

Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  2
Bridging nations
Bridging nations

Pakistani singer Arif Lohar does not know how many times he had come to India. He tells Jaideep Sarin that folk artistes like him are a bridge between the two countries, helping improve ties

Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  1
Green it, too
Green it, too

The launch of Make in India campaign is timely, says Rajendra Shende, batting for the decoupling of fossil fuel based energy generation from the present growth model to make it eco-friendly

Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  2
Clean white revolution
Clean white revolution

After organic farming, it is organic dairy. A veterinary doctor has turned entrepreneur by starting a venture that supplies milk from cows that are fed only organic fodder, says Fakir Balaji

Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  4
Deliciously rich
Deliciously rich

During the winter months, Kashmiris relish on the traditional Harisa, served in Srinagar’s old city areas. Sheikh Qayoom and Waseem Shah bring us the flavor of the mutton and rice delicacy

Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  2
Snowy dreams
Snowy dreams

For those who love skiing, here is our guide to choose the world’s best snowy destination. Make your pick of adventure spots in countries as diverse as US, Canada, France, Italy and Austria

Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  2
Chilly summit
Chilly summit

Sisters, Nungshi and Tashi Malik, did something that not many dare to. They scaled Mount Vinson Massif in Antartica and have entered the Guinness Book of Records, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  3
Power of dance
Power of dance

A dance school set up in a poor and violent neighbourhood in Brazil’s Fortaleza not just helps girls pirouette out of poverty but take destiny into their own hands, says Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  4
Rooftop technicians
Rooftop technicians

To meet the ever growing demand for ‘solar technicians’ with more rooftop photovoltaic systems being installed, a training program has been launched in Gujarat, reports Killugudi Jayaraman

Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  3
Clean air
Clean air

An eponymously named company, Breathe Easy, brings clean air to the indoors of Delhi buildings through an innovative green technique involving indoor plants. Vishnu Makhijani takes a breath

Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  4
Foreign laud
Foreign laud

The ‘Clean India’ campaign, launched in India, has come up for praise from foreigners living in the country. However, they see a big challenge in its implementation, says Debaprio C Choudhury

Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  4
End of pulp
End of pulp

Booksellers, writers and publishers are worried that Hindi pulp fiction is losing its old popularity. Shilpa Raina and Shweta Sharma find out that the blame is on modern digital technology

Posted    19-Jan-2015    Vol  6   Issue  3
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