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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

Raconteur's role

When reading a novel is not an in-thing or seen as an inspirational exercise, a study suggests that exploring the inner lives of fictional characters can help form ideas about others’ minds

Poop to paper

The father-daughter duo of Mahesh and Nisha Bora is making paper from elephant and rhino poop, which is helping in the conservation of the one-horned rhinos in Assam, says Azera Parveen Rahman

On right track

One of India’s medal hopes and bronze medal winner at the last Olympics, badminton star Saina Nehwal appears truly confident and tells Abhishek Purohit that she’s a go-getter and likes to win

 
Launch pad

In a freewheeling interview to Nishant Arora, Amit Phadnis, India Site Leader, Cisco, shared what the company proposed to do through Launchpad, an open innovation initiative to help startups

Skill support

Devastated by a super cyclone in 1999, women in Odisha’s Jagatsinghpur district got back to their feet by getting back to weaving artefacts from kaincha, a local wild grass, says Rakhi Ghosh

Mango makes it

The US is picking up 1,200 tonnes of mangoes from India, thanks to Karnataka that has managed to pass the stringent standards for export. Though the order came late, delivery will be prompt

Virat's responsibility

There is no substitute for working hard towards what you want to achieve, says Virat Kohli. He tells Sugandha Rawal that being a role model is a huge responsibility as it affects many people

Deco's gameplan

Portuguese footballer Deco has an advice to improve the game in India. Starting with futsal, a variant of the game played indoors, can help children with the skills, he tells Aritra Chowdhury

Women friendly

The need to innovate women-friendly agricultural equipment is being given priority as men from rural areas are migrating to cities. Imran Khan reports on the government proposals on the front