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A long walk
A long walk

Two Sri Lankan Tamils, Yogendran and Thirukumaran, walked a distance of 852 km from London to Geneva creating a wave of support for the Eelam cause in Europe. Paul Newman reports from Geneva

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Power of waste
Power of waste

Namakkal in Tamil Nadu is known for poultry, among other things. But not many know of a poultry owner generating electricity from chicken droppings, whose disposal was once a headache. P C Vinoj Kumar explains the innovation and the business

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Pet project
Pet project

‘Rickshaw Bank’ is a project that helps rickshaw pullers. It was born out of a conversation Pradip Kumar Sarmah, a veterinarian, who had taken animal health care to rural areas in Assam, had with a rickshaw puller, says Souzeina S Mushtaq

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
First handshake
First handshake

As India’s first woman Chief of Protocol, a key diplomatic job, Ruchira Kamboj handled 250 incoming VVIP visits. She is now leaving for Paris as the Ambassador at UNESCO, says Tripti Nath

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Benign borrow
Benign borrow

Entire India will soon come under the cover of Arogya Finance that lends money for the poor to go for medical treatment. Supported by social venture funds, Arogya is in nine States and has helped over 400 persons, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  15
Kashmir’s high
Kashmir’s high

In 15 months, Khyber, the new 5-star resort in Gulmarg, has entered the world tourism map. At 8,825 feet above sea level amidst an expanse of pine trees, it is irresistible, says Sheikh Qayoom

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Shining example
Shining example

A school for destitute kids is run on funds mobilized through shoe shining. School founder, S Selvakumar, visits places to collect money by wiping or polishing footwear, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  15
Different women
Different women

For the Lok Sabha elections, AAP had nominated 57 women, the highest percentage by any party. Smita Deodhar profiles two of them from Mumbai – a qualified top banker and a courageous crusader

Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  15
Lady porter
Lady porter

North Western Railway’s first woman porter, Manju, was forced to take up the job at Jaipur station. She learnt most tricks of the trade but not the art of negotiating rates, says Abha Sharma

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
A big fight
A big fight

A woman sarpanch of a tribal community in Madhya Pradesh has successfully led a struggle for restoration of forest rights and ensured her people’s food security. Shuriah Niazi meets Santa Bai

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Jump moment
Jump moment

In Rishikesh you can also go for bungee jumping, which Gokul Bhagabati did and found himself hanging upside down over the River Hyul. His trainer, Suzanne’s advice was: Just savour the moment

Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  15
Beyond street
Beyond street

Street theatre has been dumbed down of late due to the misuse of the artistic medium for political propaganda, says Sahana Ghosh, who sees corruption creeping in due to such commercialization

Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  15
Earn and learn
Earn and learn

Some Chennai women impart education to their house maids, who were otherwise deprived of schooling for various reasons. Kirthi Jayakumar tells us how Kani learnt the three R’s against odds

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Picture perfect
Picture perfect

Maker of over 15 documentaries, Tiainla Jamir tells tales from Northeast. ‘Going the Distance’, a story of a HIV positive woman, is just a proof that she is on a mission, says Santosh Mehta

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Pins and princess
Pins and princess

A princess from Kuwait has come down to India to learn acupuncture though traditional medicine is not allowed in her country because she believes in its curative power. Quaid Najmi meets her

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
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