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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

Saving heritage

An expert team from the International Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage that visited Punjab recently has recommended a restoration plan for the State’s forts, says Jaideep Sarin

Turbaned hero

A new superhero is in town. Super Sikh, the brainchild of Oakland-based writer Eileen Alden and Silicon Valley executive, Supreet Singh Manchada, wears no mask or tights, but a turban instead

Young and naive

Kayla Mueller, a young aid worker, was recently killed by the IS in Syria. Elayne Clift warns young idealists of the dangers of entering a war-torn-country without training and an exit plan

Hockey district

In Odisha’s Sundargarh district, there are too many aspirants for Indian hockey team. Boys and girls troop out with heavy bags every morning to play a game of hockey. Rakhi Ghosh checks out

Bikers and women

As the India Bike Week kicks off in Goa, Mayabhushan Navenkar looks at the biking scene with particular reference to women and finds out that Indians are blazing the roads across continents

Post delivery

To help new mothers deal with motherhood, which is a cocktail of emotions, wellness expert Namita Jain has written a book, Post Baby Bounce. This excerpt speaks about post-partum depression

Youthful success

Zia Mody, lawyer extraordinaire, strikes a balance between a dealmaker and champion of women’s causes. She tell us how in this excerpt from the book, ‘When I Was 25 – The Leaders Look Back’

Office workout

Many people, who sit for long hours in one spot, do know that they are doing it at the cost of their health. Natalia Ningthoujam comes up with ways to exercise at one’s workplace and stay fit

Feminine vignettes

India Women, an eponymously titled book, features women caught in camera by German photographer Nicolaus Schmidt in the country’s remote villages and also city slums, says Bhanu Priya Vyas

Power of dance

A dance school set up in a poor and violent neighbourhood in Brazil’s Fortaleza not just helps girls pirouette out of poverty but take destiny into their own hands, says Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

Foreign laud

The ‘Clean India’ campaign, launched in India, has come up for praise from foreigners living in the country. However, they see a big challenge in its implementation, says Debaprio C Choudhury

Shilpa’s secrets

Give and take is a secret of Shilpa Shetty’s successful marriage to Raj Kundra for five years. Saluting homemakers, she tells Nivedita that men should contribute equally to household chores

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