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India and UN

Illustrating the arm-in-arm journey of India and United Nations, Asoke Kumar Mukerjee has brought out a 374-page pictorial book, chronicling events that shaped their history, says Arul Louis

Exploring Ganga

After an adventurous trip to the South Pole, Norwegian Liv Arnesen is now on a 60-day, 2,525 km expedition along River Ganges with Ann Bancroft and five other women from different continents

Under water

The latest fitness fad that is gaining popularity is aqua aerobics, which is emerging as a counter to the ill effects of stress and modern life-style diseases like diabetics, says Ankit Sinha

Adieu, Zaheer

Zaheer Khan, who hung up his boots after a 14-year-old career in international cricket, was a master of reverse swing. A profile of the 37-year-old pacer, who will continue to play for IPL 

Musical folks

The folk music festival in Jodhpur creates new music with Rajasthani and international artistes coming together. The festival’s director clarifies to Bhavana Akella that it is no fusion music

Green women

Nepal’s women farmers, with help from a Kathmandu based research organization, have changed farming practices and gone green to address problems caused by climate change, says Vishal Gulati

Going uphill

Among the cyclists at MTB Himalaya, an off-road cross country race, was 56-year-old German, Reimund Dietzen, who took to mountain biking after a career in on-road racing, says Sandip Sikdar

Girls wanted

Contrary to popular perceptions, couples in India prefer girls over boys, at least when they have to adopt a child. Azera Parveen Rahman has the statistics proving that girls had more takers

Witch saver

Where witch hunting really means violence and violation of the dignity of women, Birubala Rabha stood for those branded, only to be killed. Indrani Raimedhi pays tribute to the tribal savior

A worldview

Yana Ngoba has set her sight on the ramps of Paris and Milan after marking presence at London with her designs, showcasing the handloom weaves of northeastern India, says Natalia Ningthoujam

Telangana’s first

As the first woman from the new state of Telangana to represent India at World Billiards Championship, Aakansha Singh is excited. Mohammed Shafeeq talks to her as she is all set for Adelaide

Quotable quota

As a living example of reservation empowering women, a demure housewife Vandana Bahadur Maida turned decision maker in Khankhadvi of Madhya Pradesh and is now plotting the village’s growth

Zitar to e-music

Niladri Kumar, who invented the zitar by combining the sitar with guitar, is now taking a plunge into electronic dance music. Ankit Sinha tells us about his new single, ‘Head to the Heart’

Dulcet healing

Music therapy is fast catching up in India with specialists helping patients with a range of ailments from depression to cancer overcome their problems. Nishant Arora tunes in to the trend

New focus

A young crop of photographers in Kashmir is presenting the valley to others through social media, with a new perspective, focusing on the diverse culture, issues and conflict, says Ruwa Shah

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