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Fruity growth
Fruity growth

From a poor fruit vendor’s son, who grew up eating jack fruit for snacks in an obscure Karnataka village, to owning a Rs 108 crore company making fruit flavoured ice creams in Mumbai, Srinivas Kamath has come a long way, says Somma Banerjjee

Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  17
Chef Robot
Chef Robot

A love for dosas led to two friends in college fabricate an automatic dosa maker that is making waves by enabling chefs roast the crispy dosas that they were earlier not able to make outside Tamil Nadu. Usha Prasad has the interesting story

Posted    09-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  19
Poor’s banker
Poor’s banker

The son of a poor sweet shop owner, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh today sweetens the lives of women in poverty stricken homes with loans. G Singh traces the incredibly phenomenal rise of the founder of Bandhan Bank that has Rs.12,500 crore deposit now

Posted    16-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  20
Well, it’s Ayurveda
Well, it’s Ayurveda

Exploding some myths about Ayurveda, say like it’s about veggies only, Reenita Malhotra Hora has brought out a book, The Ayurvedic Diet. Here is an excerpt from it that is really an eye opener

Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  17
Nursing small towns
Nursing small towns

After experiencing the trials and tribulations of people from small towns and villages in seeking medical facilities, Dinesh Batra vowed to take specialised health care to smaller places. Today he is living his dreams, says Narendra Kaushik

Posted    02-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  18
Target India
Target India

If 80,000 Indians visited South Africa last year it has so much to offer. Christine Nayagam tells us of the plans of the nation, where Mahatma Gandhi once lived, to woo more Indian tourists

Posted    16-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  20
Stitching success
Stitching success

Woman Chikan artists of Lucknow have surged ahead in business, despite lecherous bankers, thanks to Shangraha that trains them in design and also links them up with buyers, says Mehru Jaffer

Posted    02-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  18
A trek forward
A trek forward

Scenic Uttarakhand that was losing tourists after the devastating floods three years ago has turned to trekking to boost footfalls. Mohit Dubey on the trekking routes that are considered safe

Posted    02-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  18
Maternal mission
Maternal mission

Providing 24-hour maternal healthcare in a remote area of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh for 31 years is health worker, Kaushalya. Vishal Gulati tells us about her celebrated dedication

Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  17
Outsider’s outrage
Outsider’s outrage

Bollywood is a big risk, says actress Swara Bhaskar, who was an outsider with no links when she made her debut in 2010 with ‘Madholal Keep Walking.’ She tells Durga Chakravarty her struggles

Posted    02-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  18
For a clean whiff
For a clean whiff

We know the national capital as the most polluted city. But those wishing to breathe the cleanest air in the country, please rush to Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh, says Vishal Gulati

Posted    02-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  18
Feathers & fears
Feathers & fears

A book by Kerala State Biodiversity Board, ‘Feathers of Vellayani’, takes the reader to the skies to provide an overview of habitat destruction, which is a looming threat to avian diversity

Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  17
Beri ambitious
Beri ambitious

Ace fashion designer Ritu Beri, in her new role as advisor to Khadi and Village Industries Commission, vows to give a makeover to the ‘grand fabric of India’ and turn it into a global fabric

Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol  7   Issue  17
Life saver
Life saver

A flood early warning system that saved countless lives in Nepal when it transmitted messages about the rising water levels in the Ratu Khola can be replicated in Bihar’s Kosi, says Imran Khan

Posted    09-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  19
Redefining beauty
Redefining beauty

After a survey found that a majority of Indian women believe the media has set an unrealistic standard of beauty for women, a beauty brand launches "Let's Break the Rules of Beauty" campaign

Posted    09-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  19
Love in south
Love in south

Fashionista Nishka Lulla, who recently launched a new collection, tells Natalia Ningthoujam what she really likes about working in down south and her special love for styling Kanjeevaram saris 

Posted    09-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  19
Russia beckons
Russia beckons

Russia wants to bolster tourism ties with India and believes that Bollywood can attract tourists to their country if more of its films are shot there. Mayabhushan Nagvenkar reports from Moscow 

Posted    09-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  19
Slum business
Slum business

Visiting Dharavi, a journalist, Megha Gupta found a potential for business in the congested slum. Today, through her website craftsmen sell their products directly, says Anuradha Shukla

Posted    16-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  20
Women in business
Women in business

In an excerpt from ‘Womentre- preneurs: Inspiring Stories of Success’, Manisha Gupta, who grew amidst discussions on business but was kept out of decisions as she was a girl, shares her story

Posted    16-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  20
Shahnaz shares
Shahnaz shares

To keep your skin glowing and hair lustrous this summer, well known beauty expert Shahnaz Husain shares a few tips like intake of enough water, fruits and fluids. Read on to keep yourself cool

Posted    16-May-2016    Vol  7   Issue  20
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