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Gymming forever

Many people join the gym in January after taking New Year vows. But the crowds fizzle out by February and just 10 per cent stay on, discovers Natalia Ningthoujam, who spoke to trainers to find out what it takes not to be a quitter 

Marina uprising

The Weekend Leader expresses its solidarity with the pro-jallikattu protestors. Lift the ban on Jallikattu

Amma's food

Amma canteens in Tamil Nadu not only serve piping hot fare at unbelievably low rates but they have also provided jobs to many women, discovers Tripti Nath, as she visits some of the outlets started by former Chief Minister late J Jayalalithaa

Green state

Sikkim continues its march as one of the most progressive states in the country.  The state which had banned the use of noise emitting firecrackers in 2014 had a ‘green’ Diwali this year. It is also the first ‘fully organic state’ of India

Lights on

Women living in remote villages in Rajasthan’s Dungarpur district have turned entrepreneurs assembling solar lamps and selling them to households where kerosene lamps were the only source of power after sundown till recently, says Renu Rakesh

River trap

With India playing the Indus card in a bid to rein in Pakistan, the Indus Waters Treaty has come under sharp media focus. So, if you are wondering what this treaty is all about, check out this article to get answers for six basic questions

Gold at Rio

Devendra Jhajharia who bagged his second Paralympics gold, bettering his own world record at Rio, credited the government's Target Olympic Podium scheme for his victory, says Tridib Baparnash

Voice for khadi

Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell, who works closely with Indian artisans, foresees a bright future for khadi -- a fabric that Mahatma Gandhi used as a symbol of protest against the British Raj -- provided it is in sync with current tastes

Fighter spirit

Test matches should be played in smaller towns to pull in the crowds, Gautam Gambhir told Gaurav Sharma, and expressed his determination to get back his place in the national test cricket team

Child's friends

A social initiative to prevent seasonal migration of children for sugarcane harvesting in the Marathwada belt and to safeguard the child’s right to education is working well, says Alka Gadgil

Fort saviour

RTI activist Samir V. Shirvadkar saved a historical sea fort in Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, from being sold to a private party, says Quaid Najmi. The government has now taken custody of the fort

Delhi life

Photographs taken by children living in Delhi slums that showcase the challenges they face in their everyday lives are on display at an exhibition being held at the Mandi House Metro Station

Diehard habits

Author Greg Jenner tells in his book ‘A Million Years in a Day - A Curious History of Daily Life’ that people who lived centuries ago followed the same daily activities as we do in this age

Champion mentor

The spotlight is on Pullela Gopichand, the coach who honed badminton star P V Sindhu’s skills and is training many other budding talents at his academy in Hyderabad, reports Mohammed Shafeeq

Giant killer

Star shuttler P V Sindhu, who won the hearts of millions of Indians through her giant-killing march to the Olympic finals wanted to be world No 1 when she was just 17, says Mohammed Shafeeq

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