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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

For the child

Many modern working women press the pause button of their careers for bringing up children. Azera Parveen Rahman finds out what makes women happy watching their babies making the first step

Home school

The house of Ritu Abbhi, a social activist, is school for poor children in the national capital region. She started with local maids and now teaches kids to dream big, says Kirthi Jayakumar

Proving a point

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, whose film ‘Broken Horses’ is releasing this week, tells Radhika Bhirani that he has "proved his point" that even a Bollywood filmmaker can make a Hollywood film

 
Voice for change

Bhanu Priya Vyas reports on the community radio stations and finds out that they are a powerful agent of change in rural India with their focus on issues like women’s empowerment, and health 

Saving heritage

The Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad, situated at the foot of the majestic Golconda Fort and housing several heritage structures, is all set to receive a major facelift. Mohammed Shafeeq reports 

Speaking saris

Bespoke saris with anti-rape messages on the pallu were some of the exhibits at the arts and public health festival that showcased the creativity of Dharavi women, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

Cow caring

A spiritual leader in Odisha is keeping 150 indigenous breeds of cows in his ashram with a view to saving them from extinction. Jatindra Dash checks out Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s campaign

Sweat to shine

Unless you are passionate about your craft, you cannot stay put in Bollywood, says Katrina Kaif, in an interview to Natalia Ningthoujam, talking about her struggles, triumphs and other stars 

Star designer

After a tryst with films, Tamannaah Bhatia is into jewellery design. At the Lakme Fashion Week, where she also walked the ramp, she spoke to Nivedita about her jewellery brand White and Gold

 
Adieu Vinod

No funeral of a journalist saw such a turnout, says Saeed Naqvi, paying tributes to editor par excellence, Vinod Mehta, who is credited with the launch of a slew of publications and much more

Parking problems

Chandigarh’s three-decade-old Sunday car bazaar, which has helped many in north India own a vehicle, is in trouble as the dealers are on a collision course with authorities, says Jaideep Sarin

Flight of fantasy

A bakery worker’s daughter, Syeda Salva Fatima pursued her dream and became the first Muslim woman in India to get a pilot’s licence. But for a job she needs more training, which she’s determined to undergo despite odds, says Mohammed Shafeeq

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