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Out of fashion

A designer for 25 years, Rohit Bal laments that fun has gone out of fashion, turning it ruthless and competitive. "Everything has changed. I've seen it all happen and start,’ he told Nivedita

Healer robots

Robotic surgeries, which are popular in India with 30 health facilities performing 4000 high-end procedures in 2015 alone, should be taken to the masses by governments, says Nishant Arora  

Exodus dammed

A NGO’s effort to build dams in a rain shadow region in Maharashtra stopped the annual exodus of people in search of livelihood elsewhere. Sameena Dalwai tells the Manndeshi success story

Wheels on rent

From bicycles to superbikes to luxury cars, you can take on rent your dream vehicle from a Hyderabad-based company that now plans to set shop in six other Indian cities, says Mohammed Shafeeq

Kindling khadi

Khadi needs to be pushed to a level beyond the ‘heritage’ and ‘fashion statement’ branding to widen its appeal, the head of Moral Fibre Fabrics that supplies khadi to Hollywood tells Nivedita

Cleaning wins

Chandigarh’s inability to collect, segregate and dispose solid waste daily impelled it to lose the cleanest city status to Mysore, which has a greater citizen participation, says Manu Moudgil

Born bad?

Is it all in the genes? Baddies are born rather than made, say some researchers in Canada, while others say that the growth environment of an individual too plays a role, says Nishant Arora 

Woman's tales

Easterine Kire took refuge in stories and storytelling from the gun battles, night ambushes and aggression in Nagaland. Ninglun Hanghal profiles the woman who has penned 25 books since 1982  

Ills of Ilizarov

Ilizarov surgery is being done since 1950s to fix infected non-union of bones. But its misuse for cosmetic purposes, to gain height, is causing concern, say Rupesh Dutta and Nishant Arora

Driving ahead

Women suffering abuse at home and workplace have managed to steer their way out and hit the road of independence and prosperity thanks to Humsafar, an NGO launched by activist Arundhati Dhuru

Summer special

Well-known herbal beauty expert, Shahnaz Husain warns us against ultraviolet rays and gives tips to protect the skin from suntan, sunburn, using moisturising and sunscreen creams effectively

Treatment & spa

You might have heard of spa treatment but now you can visit a spa if you are on treatment at this hospital in Kochi. Sanu George finds out how Elizabeth Chacko opened her spa at Aster Medcity

Storming celluloid

Infusing life into popular Hindi music by giving it a Bollywood spin has now become a trend, says Natalia Ningthoujam, reeling out a list of the songs that have made it to some recent films

White revolution

National Dairy Development Board is helping a million farmers in 15 states by enabling them make a profit of Rs 15 to 20 in a litre of milk, its chairman T Nanda Kumar tells Nityanand Shukla

Cinema city

Historians have nothing to dig in Chandigarh. But Bollywood has been finding heroes in the relatively new city. ‘Neerja’ is the third film inspired by someone from there, says Jaideep Sarin

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