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Family lunch
Family lunch

When there is an eatery at every nook and cranny, why do people travel as far as 200 km for lunch in an obscure village near Erode? Usha Prasad brings the flavour of UBM Namma Veetu Saapaadu, served in a plantain leaf for the whole family

Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  16
Grit gets success
Grit gets success

From selling samosas on Chennai streets to setting up his own pakora shop to owning a Rs 1.5 crore company supplying delicacies to five star hotels, J Haja Funyamin has come a long way. P C Vinoj Kumar captures the flavour of a success story

Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  15
Watershed innovation
Watershed innovation

Bhungroo in Gujarati means a hollow pipe. But Biplab Ketan Paul gave the word a new meaning by an innovation that has led to water availability, soil improvement and women empowerment, thus helping 14,000 farmers, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  14
Water ATM
Water ATM

In a successful water supply programme, women in the slums of Kolkata draw their daily quota using smartcards that they swipe at the water ATMs installed in their localities, says Saadia Azim

Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  14
Wedded to athletics
Wedded to athletics

Unlike many athletes, who hang up their boots after marriage, Sneha Jain began a medal hunt at the behest of her mother-in-law, and has bagged 149 golds in 15 years. Renu R profiles the Rajasthani who has also set national and Asian records

Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol  7   Issue  13
Water banks
Water banks

Water Supply and Sanitation projects undertaken in 133 villages of Uttarakhand by Tata Trusts have changed the life of women, who look at the water tank like a bank, says Nitin Jugran Bahuguna

Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol  7   Issue  13
Taste of India
Taste of India

Tickling Ghanaian taste buds with Indian cuisine is Surinder Kaur Cheema who went to help her farmer husband in 1974. Now she owns restaurants and caters to diplomats, says Francis Kokutse

Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol  7   Issue  13
Out of fashion
Out of fashion

A designer for 25 years, Rohit Bal laments that fun has gone out of fashion, turning it ruthless and competitive. "Everything has changed. I've seen it all happen and start,’ he told Nivedita

Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol  7   Issue  13
Future shock
Future shock

Adaptation is the key to face the hotter, drier and wetter future, says weatherman Arun B Shrestha. He told Vishal Gulati that climate change disrupts seasons and leads to extreme conditions

Posted    29-Mar-2016    Vol  7   Issue  13
Summer care
Summer care

Cosmetologist Preethi Seth identifies a handful of kitchen material that can prevent one from getting tanned this scorching summer. You can try these easy remedies at the comfort of your home

Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  15
Stress warning
Stress warning

Physical and emotional stress cause a slew of health conditions like diabetes, blood pressure, weight gain, says Vivek Singh Chauhan, stressing on a need for life-style change and chill outs

Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  16
Words to pix
Words to pix

Acclaimed writer William Dalrymple, who has published a collection of his photographs as book, ‘The Writer’s Eye’, tells Mudita Girotra that writing is intellectual and photography emotional

Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  15
Mind changers
Mind changers

A musician and theatre artiste in Kerala was arrested and beaten by police because of his long hair. His group, Oorali, is now fighting stereotyping of people based on looks, says Ankit Sinha

Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  15
A stylist’s take
A stylist’s take

Tamil actor Vijay sports three looks in his next film ‘Theri’, says his designer and stylist Komal Shahani, who feels that the star has the ability to easily mould into any look with panache

Posted    11-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  15
Backroom girls
Backroom girls

Women’s role before movie cameras has been well known but what about the backroom girls? Manoj Panjani tells us that the tradition of woman working behind scenes dates back to the silent era

Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  16
Easy rides
Easy rides

Residents of Delhi should be happy that the motorcycle taxi has just come to their city. Porisma Pompi Gogoi finds out that the odd-even rule will not be applicable to the cabs on two-wheels

Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  16
Next challenge
Next challenge

After attacking alcohol by enforcing a partial prohibition, Bihar government is now all set to attack alcoholism. It has set up 39 de-addiction centres with qualified doctors, says Imran Khan

Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  14
In hot waters
In hot waters

Finding nature’s ability to surprise in Peru’s steaming hot river, Andres Ruzo brings out a book based on explorations for such wonders. Vikas Datta gives us a rundown of ‘The Boiling River’

Posted    16-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  16
Radioing change
Radioing change

Using community radio, activists in remote villages are ushering in changes. In Odisha the fight was against an age-old taboo not letting women to enter betel vine fields, says Ankush Vats

Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  14
Acid test
Acid test

Acid attack survivor, Laxmi, displayed extraordinary courage to fight back and in filing a PIL against sale of acid. She now endorses a clothing brand "Viva & Diva", says Vivek Singh Chauhan

Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  14
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