IPS officer Amitabh Thakur in this exclusive column makes a passionate plea to humanise the hierarchy conscious Indian police system, where senior officers behave in the most obnoxious manner
The right mix
Innovation and hard work is the mix that made Aachi Group of Companies achieve a turnover of Rs 400 crore in just 13 years, says founder A Padmasingh Isaac, who started with just Rs 50,000
Taking the plunge
Technologists and achievers will converge at TEDx Tirupur to figure out solutions for the future generation’s problems. Amar Naik reveals the plans and lessons learnt so far
Waiting with hope
Japan’s tsunami reminds Anjna Rawat Pratap of a two- night agonising wait for a call from her sister, who suddenly went missing one evening during the 2005 Mumbai floods
Defend, Offend, Neutralize and Exit and you can easily say DONE with an aggressor on the street, says KravMaga expert S Sreeram. Size won’t matter then, he says, giving tips for self-defence
Old school romance with its beautiful nuances will surely make a comeback, says Faraaz Kazi on this Valentine’s Day, as the world soaks in love, mushy verses, virtual roses, and text muahs.
Never be taken by surprise when an assailant strikes, says Krav Maga expert S Sreeram. An understanding of AOI (Ability, Opportunity, Intent) triangle will help thwart an attack effectively
Tamed, at last
Like bulls in a china shop, they came, raising a banner of animal rights, to stop the traditional sport, jallikattu. Now they have been tamed and the bull fights are on, says Senthil Kumaran
Violence should be the last resort, says S Sreeram, a KravMaga self defence expert. Deny, Delay, Diffuse & Divert are his 4 D's that can help one get out of a fight or not get into it at all
The prisons are filled with normal people like you and me, because of one aberration. They lost their sanity for just a few seconds.
From the heart
Indians of the year never hog headlines. They live in the hearts of other Indians. Amit Sengupta celebrates the indomitable spirit of a few such people who endear themselves to their customers not by their business acumen but their heart
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Like a colourful butterfly breaking out of the cocoon, The Weekend Leader takes wings. As it flutters in cyberspace, it seeks to capture your imagination. P C Vinoj Kumar goes back to the birth of the idea and also looks ahead.
It is journalism of hope, writes Sam Rajappa, extolling the virtues of TWL’s Positive Journalism.