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Blog beginnings

For those aspiring writers, here is some advice: Start blogging. Azera Parveen Rahman speaks to some former bloggers who have managed to publish their own books and finds out how they did it

Gifted life

A new concept, gift economy, is being experimented in Ahmedabad and Pune, where one may be in for a surprise when paying time comes at shops, restaurants and autos, says Azera Parveen Rahman

Perfect delivery

The special date 12-12-12 Wednesday proved lucky for a 27-year-old Mumbai woman, Mamta Sahani, who delivered a healthy child at 12.12.12 hours, according to a doctor at the Sion Hospital

Born fighter

Little known Garima Chaudhary from Meerut, the sole judoka representing India at the London Olympics, tells Santosh Rao that winning a gold medal is not a far-fetched dream for her

Making of a star

Mumbai, the city of dreams and dream-makers, is not kind to those chasing their dreams in showbiz. Surekha Kadapa-Bose tells us the adjustments those migrating from other places have to make

Dream shaper

Reshma Saujani, the first Indian-American woman to run for the US Congress, now as a change agent wants to create opportunities for immigrants settled in New York City

 
Mules and horses

All is not well with the IAS. Anuradha Pritam tells how the steel frame is rusting and why many bureaucrats are not happy with a system that does not differentiate between a mule and a horse

‘We can’ pitch

In the small assembly segment of Cumbharjua, a riverine constituency near Panaji in Goa, a maverick priest is trying to recreate the positive vibes of Barack Obama’s chant, ‘Yes We Can!’

Haute politics

The latest elections in many States have thrown up a new crop of contestants, who are a far cry from conventional politicos. Puja Awasthi finds Indian politics poised for a dramatic overhaul

Rahul’s man

Rahul Gandhi’s handpicked man Harshvardhan Shyam (32), who is contesting in the UP assembly election as a Congress candidate, has done a doctorate on UP politics from JNU, says Sharat Pradhan

From US to us

Chucking a career in the US, a nanotechnology scientist has come down to contest the district council elections in Vidarbha. Quaid Najmi meets Balasaheb S Darade, a politician with a vision

Lead the world

Coimbatore based Sri Shakthi Institute of Engineering and Technology is geared to host the 2nd edition of Sri Shakthi India Leadership Summit for engineering and business college students