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Women on top

The Nirbhaya rape was an inspiration behind the bringing out of the book, "30 Women in Power: Their Voices, Their Stories", its editor and top banker, Naina Lal Kidwai, tells Aparajita Gupta

True action

Taking a break from meditation and kung fu classes, the nuns of Druk Amitabha Mountain nunnery are using their skills to rebuild the lives of Nepal’s earthquake survivors, says Vishal Gulati

Looking good

A slimmer, fitter, Sunidhi   Chauhan says losing weight was not intentional and credits her new look to a healthy diet. The singer will be seen in a new avatar in a singing based reality show

Hot and spicy

Chandigarh's Pal Dhaba is popular for both veg and non-veg dishes. Even Canadian PM Stephen Harper wanted to check out the food here during his visit to the city in 2012, says Jaideep Sarin

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

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  

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

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

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

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’

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

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

Wash together

Through its marketing campaign for ‘Men & Women’ washcare label, Ariel India is promoting gender neutrality and driving home the message that men should share the burden of household chores

Actors & raconteurs

By making actors narrate historical events through dance and theatre, Delhi-based group, Darwesh, has infused new life to the heritage walks that take people to the past, says Shilpa Raina 

Beautiful model

Shirpur, once a barren town in Maharastra, now draws visitors, including global beauty queens, thanks to Amrish R Patel, who has turned it into a model town with a plethora of initiatives

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