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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

Winning combo

The Kumble – Kohli combination would help the Indian cricket team improve their overseas record, former Australian cricketer Adam Gilchrist told Aritra Chowdhury during an exclusive interview

Women powered

Life used to come to a standstill with nightfall at Satjeliya Island in the Sunderbans, but not anymore, says Saadia Azim, who tells us how the local women brought solar power to the village

Fruits of endurance

In her book ‘Anywhere But Home: Adventures in Endurance’ Indian triathlete Anu Vaidyanathan has narrated the challenges she had overcome, and the importance of education, says Mudita Girotra

Being a quitter

Meeting Hrithik Roshan during the promotion of his latest flick ‘Mohenjo Daro’, an epic adventure romance film, Natalia Ningthoujam found that the actor was enjoying his life as a non-smoker

Grit and beauty

The stage is set for choosing India’s representative at the prestigious Miss Universe pageant with 16 finalists vying for the honour and former Miss Universe Lara Dutta ready to mentor them

Winning ways

Debutant author Gunjan Jain has the success stories of 24 top women achievers including Nita Ambani, Rajshree Birla, and Sudha Murthy in her book ‘She Walks, She Leads’, says Vishnu Makhjani

Helping weavers

Designer Yana Ngoba Chakpu is on a mission to popularize products made using handlooms in North East India to encourage weavers and help them stay in the profession, says Natalia Ningthoujam

Delicious bites

You could try everything from pork to chicken, to prawn with tofu and the stir fried duck at Buddha Bites, located near former Indian cricket captain Sourav Ganguly’s house, says Debdoot Das 

Bike delivery

In the jungles of Chhattisgarh, pregnant women have found a knight in shining armour in the motorcycle ambulance rider, who is rushing them to the hospital saving lives. Ashish Mishra reports

Women guides

Not many know that women guides came to the tourism scene in India back in 1970s itself. Elsa Mathews delves into the world of female tourist guides, who are also guiding their own destinies

Gracefully grow

Social contacts and an ability to adjust to changed circumstances, like a decline in physical and cognitive abilities, are crucial for aged, says geriatric expert Rudi Westendorp in his book

Backhand returns

In the book, ‘Ace against Odds’, Sania Mirza and Imran Mirza narrate the struggles of the ace tennis player outside the court, particularly a painful fight to keep an intrusive media at bay

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