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PM’s couturiers
PM’s couturiers

Do you know Jitendra and Bipin Chauhan? Well, you will if we introduce them as the Prime Minister’s personal tailors. The brothers, however, came up the hard way after their father suddenly took to sanyas. P C Vinoj Kumar has their life story

Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  1
People’s monk
People’s monk

The Roti Bank, started by Tara Patkar and few others, has brought down begging in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. Narendra Kaushik tells us the story of the journalist-turned social activist who is changing the lives of the local people

Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  2
Space to farm
Space to farm

In the US, Rikin Gandhi aspired to be an astronaut but landed in the pastoral fields of India to develop Digital Green, an initiative that helps farmers. He now feels “people can choose agriculture and be prosperous.” Partho Burman reports

Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  4
Master potter
Master potter

In a government school in Tamil Nadu, students are not just taught but trained to be achievers. Like a potter churning vessels from clay, the headmaster M Karunanithi shapes children from poor homes for big things. P C Vinoj Kumar checks out

Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  3
Must-see palace
Must-see palace

Vadodara’s Lukshmi Vilas Palace is a magnificent blend of ideas carved in stone, says Azera Parveen Rahman, adding that it will not leave the visitors’ mind long after they leave the premises

Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  2
Women on move
Women on move

That tribal and rural women need not live on the fringes was proved when 500 artisans, weavers and farmers exhibited and sold their organic products and handicrafts in Delhi, says Tripti Nath

Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  1
Sweet Punjab
Sweet Punjab

On the highways of Punjab, motorists stop at places where local farmers make fresh jaggery or gur and also shakkar (powdered gur), says Jaideep Sarin capturing the season’s taste and flavour

Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  4
A new life
A new life

The way women of Rajnat clan in Rajasthan’s Bandersindri village gave up their traditional sex work to turn a new leaf in life and also their men stopped pimping was amazing says Abha Sharma

Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  2
Knitting women
Knitting women

A new online networking platform for career women, Wowonet, is acting as a pressure group to engage with policy makers for rights and entitlements. Tripti Nath finds the response encouraging

Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  4
Vibrant city
Vibrant city

Even as the Dubai Shopping Festival is on, Nivedita tells us why the most populous city of United Arab Emirates is an exciting place to live and do business. Well, it is its multiculturalism

Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  4
Conquering China
Conquering China

Times of Chinese cuisine tickling the Indian palate are changing. Now you can order for Indian food in Hindi at Shenzhen and relish it with Bollywood music in the background, says Anurag Dey

Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  1
Hearing others
Hearing others

Active listening is the key to communication. Yet most people just listen to others without appropriate response. Elayne Clift explains why people need to be heard, validated and appreciated

Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  4
After the rains
After the rains

If Chennai rains exposed the vulnerability of women and children in a crisis, rallying together to make things better is the best gift that communities gave themselves, says Kirthi Jayakumar

Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  1
Workers unite
Workers unite

A union formed by Mewa Bharati with 12,000 women domestic workers in Jaipur has given its members a voice, to claim their rights and establish their identity as workers, says Anuradha Shukla

Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  3
Carnival train
Carnival train

For those visiting Goa for its popular Carnival, a special charter coach will chug out of Mumbai. The package is spread over five nights and six days, of which you get to spend four days in Goa

Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  3
Saviour CM
Saviour CM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is winning hearts. In the latest, he got a surgery done on a four-year-old girl to remove a football size tumour from her head, says Mohit Dubey

Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  3
Coping vagaries
Coping vagaries

Despite climate change affecting the agrarian community in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, Sudha Gunwati shows a way to cope with nature’s vagaries, says Anuradha Sahni after visiting the hills

Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  1
Embers of cloth
Embers of cloth

Despite modern heating gadgets flooding the market, Kashmiris still use Kangri, which is an earthen pot filled with red-hot charcoal. They even carry it inside their dress, says Shamshad Ali

Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  3
Sporting year
Sporting year

The New Year promises to offer a feast to sports lovers as 2016 unfolds. Ajeyo Basu unveils a potentially interesting calendar of sporting events at various arenas to keep Indians enthralled

Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  2
Adventure beckons
Adventure beckons

Apart from the varied kind of adventure pursuits that is on offer, Queenstown in New Zealand can make you forget your worldly worries, says Radhika Bhirani, after a trip to the Southern Alps

Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol  7   Issue  2
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