The homecoming of their sons after years with militants has made Kashmiri couples thank god and the government. For, in Omar Abdullah’s rule many youth are returning home, says Sheikh Qayoom

A love story

The marriage of Lila Poonawala, a celebrated corporate honcho, to Firoz is an ideal Valentine’s Day story. ‘If you commit to a relationship, give it your everything,’ she tells Sudha Menon

Baby boomer

Chennai-based Kamala Selvaraj has helped many childless couple have babies through her fertility techniques. In an interview to Marie Banu, she speaks about her life, profession and mission

Better news sense

TV channels restrained from ‘breaking news’ coverage of Aishwarya Rai’s baby girl, a welcome decision that was made possible through a diktat from the Broadcast Editors Association

Wise woman

Does a windfall blow people off their feet? No, says the lone woman winner of KBC, Rahat Taslim when Shahnawaz Akhtar met her after a year. Taking Big B’s advice seriously, she is content

All for love

Kanchana is a well-known social worker in Kozhikode, whose social mission is fulfilment of a vow she made to the mother of the man she loved, Moideen, who died young before they could marry

They dare

As more and more single women go for adoption in India now, Amrita Nandy tracks the trend that bucks the traditional norm set for family and praises the bold women for redefining motherhood

Identify the ‘enemy’

Wondered who ditched you on Facebook? Find out, now. FB has launched a new feature that will allow users to know who does not like them and has thus removed them from their friend list

Date this app

Love is Not Abuse is an iPhone app that helps parents make interventions when children face dating violence or digital dating abuse. It even has tips on combating the menace, says Jane Randel

A hopeful search

An Australian couple’s search for their son, who went missing in Rishikesh six years ago, is a testament of their enduring hope, against odds. Vishal Gulati, who met the parents, says that many foreigners have simply vanished from the area

Triumph of love

Looking for a denouement to a fairytale love, they return to where it started. The sandy beach that once triggered a passion to start a life of togetherness remains the same though they have changed. Then hope intervenes, says Faraaz S Kazi

Being human

Kind hearted people are donating blood at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital, where victims of the Delhi High Court blast are being treated. Others are offering help on Twitter and Facebook