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Kom inspires

Mary Kom has inspired many more. No, not young women to learn boxing but film makers to shoot biopic on sports stars, thanks to the success of the Priyanka Chopra starrer, says Sugandha Rawal

Tibetan idol

The Dalai Lama, who is active even at the age of 79, giving sermons and hobnobbing with world leaders, believes that he will be able to return to Tibet in his life time, says Vishal Gulati

Fast and furious

She has been on a fast for 14 years because she is furious about a law that affects the people of Manipur. Excerpts from Kishalay Bhattacharjee’s book, ‘Che in Paona Bazaar’, on Iron Sharmila

New print

A lifestyle magazine in Braille ‘White Print’ with stories on travel, fashion and food has been launched, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose who speaks to the magazine’s founder editor Upasana Makati

London dreams

Experts working at restoring the 230-year-old Writers’ Building in Kolkata plan to remove the layers of paint and cement rendered over the red bricks of the Victorian era, says Sahana Ghosh

People's Auto

A private operator in Chennai has introduced a fleet of autos offering not only high-tech service, but employing many women drivers providing them with a lucrative livelihood, says Hema Vijay

History's wonder

Cu Chi Tunnels, dug with peasant’s ingenuity, enabled Vietnamese guerrillas counter the US onslaughts in the 1960s. Now it is maintained as a war memorial, says Vikas Datta after a peek

Farm lessons

A residential agricultural school in Chhattisgarh is training tribal children on farming that a 16-year-old girl now drives the tractor and hopes to work independently, says Sarada Lahangir

Hill couture

Fashion designers from the North East rummage through the hills’ ethnic wardrobes to infuse haute couture with traditional designs and fabrics of the 220 tribes, says Karishma Saurabh Kalita

Kom and Manipur

As a regular visitor to Manipur and a life-long film buff, Syeda Hameed was enthralled by the Hindi film, Mary Kom. The film celebrates the spirit of Manipur, the triumph of gender, she says

Ramp's warmth

However chill it is out there at the border or diplomatic meets, Pakistani designers felt the warmth of India at the Lakme Fashion Week, displaying their creations, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

Fading stars

Malayalam cinema is changing as the three reigning superstars lose out on the popularity stakes to new comers and Tamil films are capturing the imagination of the audience, says Sanu George

Smart mobility

It is good times for Indian telecom companies in the next three years when online market will explode with smartphone users growing six times and buying five times more content, says a study

Delhi's allure

Youth from the North East find in New Delhi a job destination. ‘If on one hand the capital spells fear and unease, on the other it offers hope and prosperity,’ they tell Natalia Ningthoujam

Ho! To school

Girls from Kolha tribe in Odisha are going to school, thanks to the efforts to teach them in their mother tongue, Ho, instead of Odiya. Rakhi Ghosh checks out the scheme that helps enrolment

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