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Chicken dream
Chicken dream

It is sheer grit and determination that took B Soundararajan, MD of Suguna Holdings, to such dizzy heights. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the man, whose poultry business makes a turnover of Rs 5500 crore

Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  27
A grandpa’s story
 A grandpa’s story

At 97, Sudhanshu Biswas is a busy man. Taking care of 50 boys and 6 senior citizens, meticulously monitoring if they are served food on time and so on, at his home near Kolkata, he keeps visitors waiting. G Singh found the waiting worthwhile

Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  26
People’s bridge
People’s bridge

The new 225 feet long bridge across river Ghaggar, linking the villages of Panihari and Alikan in Haryana, is a model project. Costing Rs 1.5 crore, the bridge is an example of a people’s initiative, funded by the public, says Partho Burman

Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  29
Poverty’s child
Poverty’s child

Once a domestic help, it is just natural that Anuradha Bhosale dedicated her life to protect children from exploitation. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells us how she charted her path out of poverty through education and work among child labourers

Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  27
Body blow
Body blow

A bodybuilder who won the world championship now lives in extreme financial stress, unable to train, but hanging on to his Mr. Olympia dream. P C Vinoj Kumar has the story of Rajendran Mani

Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  29
Barefoot protector
Barefoot protector

From a ‘crying bed’ that alerts mom to change baby’s diaper to ‘auto-safe’ helmet making distress call in the event of an accident, Rudra Narayan Mukherjee has fabricated a plethora of devices from a tin-roof lab, says Santosh H K Narayan

Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  28
Cutting on wood
Cutting on wood

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, visits Kenya and is amazed by the way the women make a difference with their innovative ways to conserve firewood

Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  29
Jumping heights
Jumping heights

Daredevil Archana Sardana took to adventure sports by chance. The 40-year-old, who normally plunges 12,000 feet from bridges, is India’s first woman civilian Building Aerial Span Earth jumper

Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  27
Changing lives
Changing lives

Having an alcoholic dad and a husband was enough motivation for Bhanu to help persons having alcohol and drug dependence problems to turn a new leaf. P C Vinoj Kumar reports on her CONCERN

Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  26
Rustic equality
Rustic equality

Sonalwadi in Maharashtra’s Solapur district has set an example for even urban societies. The men there shun dowry, share property with wives and even do household chores, says Suchismita Pai

Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  27
Megha chic
Megha chic

A young designer Daniel Syiem has taken Meghalaya’s ethnic apparel to global fashion hubs as he strives to preserve the dying art of weaving and the natural fabrics, says Prantick Majumder

Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  27
Preaching moms
Preaching moms

Creating awareness on the need for immunizing children had the desired effect in Bihar as even migrant workers sacrificed their wages to reach far off camps. Ashish Mishra reports from Patna

Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  26
Disentangling kids
Disentangling kids

Now that Maggi and a few other brands of noodles are found to be unhealthy for consumption, how do we make children who grew up relishing Maggi eat something else? Nishant Arora has some tips

Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  26
Make it easy
Make it easy

To make conservation appealing to all, wildlife cartoonist R Chakravarthy has drawn illustrated biodiversity maps resembling design layout of a board game. Sahana Ghosh explains the project

Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol  6   Issue  26
Happy drench
Happy drench

As monsoon tourism, a new concept, is fast emerging in India, the hospitality industry is soaking in the windfall. Kavita Bajeli-Datt gives an overview of destinations to get drenched in rain

Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  28
Dogged care
Dogged care

The phrase ‘a dog’s life’ takes another meaning in the shanty of Amma, a 61-year-old ragpicker in Delhi’s Saket area. Muhammed Zulqarnain Zulfi tells us about the life of 400 dogs she cares
 

Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  28
Power game
Power game

Magic Bus, the NGO that uses sports as a means to empower poor youth has brought changes in the life of 20,263 children in Mysore. One of them is Javeriya, a footballer, says Roshin Varghese

Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  28
Everyday dressing
Everyday dressing

Fashion, which is no more about occasion wear, has consumed even small towns, says designer Narendra Kumar Ahmed. People want to look trendy at work, party, beach or lunch, he tells Nivedita

Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  28
Girls ceiling
Girls ceiling

Despite many women making a mark at global arena, women are not traditionally encouraged to take sports as a profession in India as the stress is on studies, says badminton ace Saina Nehwal

Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  29
Pain rap
Pain rap

The younger generation of Kashmiris is expressing pain and anger through music, writing and other art. The latest trend, says Ruwa Shah, is an offshoot of the protests over Amarnath land row

Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol  6   Issue  29
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