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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

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

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

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

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

Tech back

A lot happened in 2015 on the technological front for India, says Nishant Arora, recounting major milestones like Facebook’s and Satya Nadella’s Microsoft Cloud and Surface Pro 4

French gesture

A French theatre director, influenced by Indian art and people, returns to Puducherry to hold a workshop as it is time to give back to the country she visited first in 1963, says Preetha Nair

Living raconteur

Preserving a dying tradition of story-telling in this digital age, Deepa Kiran enthralls people, mainly school children, with her multiple skills. S Sainath profiles the woman from Hyderabad who can explain the power of 2 using a chessboard

Addicted to screen?

Modern kids with smart phones may be suffering from loneliness more than the elderly and some may even need deaddiction treatment to wean them away from gazing the screen, says Nishant Arora

Self help

‘Calm down and get more things done in life’ is the basic mantra of David Allen’s ‘Getting Things Done’ training programme that offers to change the way people work and live, says Fakir Balaji

Staying fit

Fitness conscious Indian consumers are opting for smartwatches and other wearable devices to monitor the calories burned, heart rate, blood pressure and skin temperature, says Shaifali Agrawal

Priceless art

A silent, voiceless, tribal population in India has enormous talents, but has been denied its due recognition. Bhavana Akella spoke to some of them at a tribal conclave and got their stories 

Aged Mahal

Agra is turning into a pensioner’s paradise as its laid back lifestyle is more suitable to the aged, says Brij Khandelwal, attributing it to the trend of the youth fleeing to greener pastures

Saving girls

In this home for sex workers’ daughters, the girls are trained on what they want and are good at. It’s to ensure that they don’t go back to their mothers’ profession, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

Jewels, naturally

Beyond diamonds and gold, women are now designing and also wearing jewellery made of natural materials, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose, throwing light on the trend and the market with some tips   

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