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Vol 6 Issue 13, Mar 27 - Apr 2, 2015
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Giving back
Giving back

A group of first generation graduates are mentoring rural school students, who are also first generation learners in Tamil Nadu, by imparting life skills and building their confidence, through an NGO, Vazhai. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the mentors 

Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  12
Cool retreats
Cool retreats

As summer sets in and the quest to find a salubrious getaway begins, if it is the well known beaten names that cross your mind, Renuka Singh suggests seven quiet and offbeat hill stations that are not too far from places that you might know

Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  10
Flight of fantasy
Flight of fantasy

A bakery worker’s daughter, Syeda Salva Fatima pursued her dream and became the first Muslim woman in India to get a pilot’s licence. But for a job she needs more training, which she’s determined to undergo despite odds, says Mohammed Shafeeq

Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  11
Mission Sanitation
Mission Sanitation

On a mission to build toilets in the slums and lower income neighbourhoods of Kanpur, Kalavati Devi is working to create a clean environment. She is one of those uncelebrated brand ambassadors of India’s sanitation movement, says Alka Pande

Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  9
Wolf’s woes
Wolf’s woes

‘Cry wolf’ means false alarm. But we have taken even the real wolf for granted that it has landed in the list of endangered wild animals. Quaid Najmi reports on the wolf conservation efforts

Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  10
It’s no kid stuff
It’s no kid stuff

The prevalence of child marriages in Rajasthan not just makes a mockery of the law but also causes deep psychological wounds in the minds of those forced to enter wedlock, says Gaurav Sharma

Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  10
Write to live
Write to live

‘Khabar Lahariya’ is a weekly newspaper that sensitises not just its 80,000 readers on gender issues, it has changed the lives of its women journalists with rural mooring, says Mehru Jaffer 

Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  12
No kid stuff
No kid stuff

Among conservative Muslim women, adolescent girls create awareness on family planning, child marriage, nutrition, sanitation, thanks to Bihar Voluntary Health Association, says Ajitha Menon

Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  12
Mystical Mandawa
Mystical Mandawa

After soaking in the hospitality of Sara Vilas in Mandawa, an eight-hour bumpy drive from Delhi, Sugandha Rawal recommends the hotel for those having a taste for rural charms and splendour

Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  10
Unsafe workplaces
Unsafe workplaces

Though women subjected to sexual harassment at workplace can seek justice, lack of social and family support enables men to get away with the crime. Rakhi Ghosh analyses the gamut of issues

Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  10
Sweat to shine
Sweat to shine

Unless you are passionate about your craft, you cannot stay put in Bollywood, says Katrina Kaif, in an interview to Natalia Ningthoujam, talking about her struggles, triumphs and other stars 

Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  12
Star designer
Star designer

After a tryst with films, Tamannaah Bhatia is into jewellery design. At the Lakme Fashion Week, where she also walked the ramp, she spoke to Nivedita about her jewellery brand White and Gold

Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  12
Changing women
Changing women

Lives of several women in Bihar’s Madhubani district have undergone a sea change, making them independent and powerful, thanks to the Poorest Area Civil Societies Programme, says Alka Pande

Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  11
Saving heritage
Saving heritage

An expert team from the International Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage that visited Punjab recently has recommended a restoration plan for the State’s forts, says Jaideep Sarin

Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  9
Mountain retreat
Mountain retreat

Located on a hilltop of the lower Himalayas and touching the fringes of Kalatop wildlife sanctuary, Aamod Resort offers a tranquil environment and a nice view of the Pir Panjal, says Nivedita

Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  9
Inspiring service
Inspiring service

An NGO that takes used clothes, household goods and other essential items from cities to villages, Goonj has also inspired many to ditch careers and turn social workers, says Rahul Vaishnavi

Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  11
Young and naive
Young and naive

Kayla Mueller, a young aid worker, was recently killed by the IS in Syria. Elayne Clift warns young idealists of the dangers of entering a war-torn-country without training and an exit plan

Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  9
Turbaned hero
Turbaned hero

A new superhero is in town. Super Sikh, the brainchild of Oakland-based writer Eileen Alden and Silicon Valley executive, Supreet Singh Manchada, wears no mask or tights, but a turban instead

Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  9
Adieu Vinod
Adieu Vinod

No funeral of a journalist saw such a turnout, says Saeed Naqvi, paying tributes to editor par excellence, Vinod Mehta, who is credited with the launch of a slew of publications and much more

Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  11
Parking problems
Parking problems

Chandigarh’s three-decade-old Sunday car bazaar, which has helped many in north India own a vehicle, is in trouble as the dealers are on a collision course with authorities, says Jaideep Sarin

Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  11
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