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Forest maker
Forest maker

Touched by the death of hundreds of snakes in a flood, a school boy started planting trees. Now, 36 years later, we have a forest in that island on the Brahmaputra. Partho Burman tells us Jadav Payeng’s story of determination and dedication

Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  17
Glorious service
Glorious service

Seeing a man from US dying of AIDS at a time when nothing much was known of the syndrome, changed Glory Alexander’s outlook. It made the doctor start Asha Foundation many years later to serve HIV positive people, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    04-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  18
Ideal home
Ideal home

Naatrangal has been a godsend to over a hundred destitute children. P C Vinoj Kumar visits the home run by Sharadha Devi in Kanchipuram to find the love and care provided there to be exemplary

Posted    11-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  19
Care for birds
Care for birds

A computer engineer by calling, Arundhati Malhar Yatish Mhatre’s heart goes out to birds. Her passion is on display at her seventh floor flat in Mumbai, where winged visitors fly in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and rest, says Afsana Rashid

Posted    11-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  19
Halal looks
Halal looks

Cosmetic maker Iba calls its products halal-certified, as they are pure, safe and healthy. They are organic and free of alcohol and animal-derived products, as Azera Parveen Rahman finds out

Posted    04-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  18
Dairy diary
Dairy diary

Life of farmers has changed in Punjab remarkably after they came to be associated with Nestle. Jaideep Sain visits Moga and tells us the stories of successful dairy owners, both big and small

Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  17
Skin care
Skin care

Food can age you, says Jamuna Pai, giving tips on dietary changes to slow down ageing. Here is an excerpt from the dermatologist’s book, ‘No One has to Know: Smart Anti-Ageing For Indian Skin’

Posted    04-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  18
Cops and kids
Cops and kids

By rehabilitating wayward children, helping them turn a new leaf, the Hazrat Nizamuddin police station has set an example for the rest of the country. Rajnish Singh reports on Operation Khoj

Posted    04-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  18
Writing right
Writing right

“I have witnessed injustices heaped on women just because they are women. I can empathise with their plight,” Assam’s Sahitya Kala Akademi winner Arupa Patangia Kalita tells Ranjita Biswas

Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  17
Health tunes
Health tunes

To sensitise rural communities on government health schemes and help them avail and monitor the services in Jharkhand, songs set to music drive home the points effectively, says Ajitha Menon  

Posted    11-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  19
Blue to blue
Blue to blue

Once associated with manual scavenging, the colour ‘blue’ presently symbolises women’s empowerment in Rajasthan, where those once abhorred by society now make food items

Posted    11-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  19
Looming change
Looming change

Designer Ritu Kumar opposes a proposal to change the Handloom Reservation Act, who has given protection to the weavers so long, telling Nivedita that the change could hit 4.4 million families

Posted    11-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  19
Nepal beckons
Nepal beckons

It is destination Nepal for the service-minded and those having loved ones in the quake-hit nation. People from various walks of life have arrived to save, help and heal, says Shweta Sharma

Posted    04-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  18
Beyond bars
Beyond bars

Hulugappa Kattimani, a theatre person, and Gopal Hosur, a police officer, joined hands to let convicts have a free run with theatre. Preethi Nagaraj tells us what Sankalpa did to the prisoners and how they enriched the performing art itself

Posted    18-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  20
Border crossing
Border crossing

Pakistani actress Sarwat Gilani would love to do an Indian project, film or TV. She remembers India whenever it rains in Karachi, she told Sandeep Sharma, opening up on her Indian connections

Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  17
Top doctor
Top doctor

US Surgeon General, Vivek Murthy, attributes his elevation to the top job to his and many others ‘standing on principles’. He recounted his long journey at the swearing in, says Arun Kumar

Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  17
Consent, not contest
Consent, not contest

Thousands of villages in Gujarat have opted for Samras Scheme, under which the panchayat team is picked through mutual consent. Anuradha Shukla tells us how it helped women do exemplary work

Posted    18-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  20
Brave film
Brave film

Unlike most bio-pics that leave relatives of the protagonist fuming, Neerja Bhanot has the nod of the family of the brave Pan Am airhostess, who died saving passengers, says Jaideep Sarin  

Posted    18-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  20
Naval connection
Naval connection

Bollywood actress Deepti Naval wants to write stories on Kashmir. The veteran actress, whose mother has a Kashmiri Dogra lineage, tells Sheikh Qayoom that she has nothing to do with politics

Posted    18-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  20
Delving deep
Delving deep

An Indo-French venture to delve into the Arabian sea bed to salvage shipwrecks will yield not just gold, silver and gems but priceless historic data and artifacts, says Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
 

Posted    18-May-2015    Vol  6   Issue  20
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