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Born in India

Ronald Gregory, 51, and Vicky Nadya, 41, a hearing- and speech-impaired couple from Queensland travelled all the way to India to realize their dream of having a child, says Shikha Nehra

Indian powerhouse

American economist Jeremy Rifkin paints rosy picture, labeling India as the Saudi Arabia of renewable energy resources and says it can usher in a game changing third industrial revolution

Schooling change

In a remote, neglected J &K village, children now attend school, a privilege denied to two generations, after Sabbah Haji came and wanted to change her ancestral village, says Binoo Joshi

Bonding and bonhomie!

Around 450 youngsters from all over India travelled on a special train to visit the change agents at their ‘laboratories’ in remote villages and they have come back inspired, finds Mohita Nagpal

A commitment

A New Year Resolution is a commitment that you make of improving yourself, says Roopleen Prasad, as she advises you to keep your goals realistic and offers a 7-point guide to keep them
 

a+b+c formula

APJ Abdul Kalam’s latest book ‘Target 3 Billion’ which has arrived at bookstores this week focuses on a three-point movement to build a graft-free India, says Madhushree Chatterjee

 
Social responsibility

Vellore Institute of Technology, has launched a scheme to offer free higher education to all eligible students in two assembly constituencies in Tamil Nadu, reports P C Vinoj Kumar

With the people

Aruna Roy, who gave up a career in IAS to be an activist, speaks to Pamela Philipose on a wide range of issues from Right to Information (RTI) to Lok Pal and why she is hopeful of people winning their small battles

Destination Space

Mankind’s quest for knowledge and exploration has landed us on the threshold of an odyssey to the outer space, which can be chosen as a tourism destination even now, says Ishan Raychaudhuri

Child power

This Gandhi Jayanthi children in Chennai gathered at a bookstore and discussed ideas of Change. The child activists spoke in favour of using paper bags, and organic farming, says Maria Devasia

Dribbling early

A German hockey player is coaching a bunch of children in a remote Rajasthani village to make them champions. Her team tested its strength against Delhi Public School recently, says Renu Rakesh

Kalam's vision

Former President APJ Abdul Kalam says to be a ‘developed nation’ by 2020, India should attain and maintain 10 percent GDP growth, eliminate corruption, focus on rural areas and micro-finance