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Hold your nerve

We don’t know how long the novel Coronavirus will run its course and this seemingly insurmountable situation and restlessness last. If you are stressed, here are 5 tips that will help you calm your nerves and keep cool, says Dr. Roopleen

COVID-19: The Contrarian View

Coronavirus has killed about 40,000 in four months, while the common flu claims about 39,000 lives every month, says Prof Ujjwal K Chowdhury analysing COVID-19 and concludes that in India lockdown deaths may compete favourably with Corona deaths

Beacon of hope

The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Urmi Basu working with the children of sex workers in Kolkata evoked memories of Dr. Muthulakshmi Reddy, who had fought for abolition of the Devadasi system, at the award function in VIT, Vellore

Model village

Panju Island, about 15 km north of Mumbai, becomes the first island in the world to go into 'self-quarantine' in a bid to combat Coronavirus. The village has stopped all fishing, farming, community and religious activities since Sunday

Winner always

First he gave sheen to the family jewel, a logistics company. Then he proved his expertise in finance, making Finway a cash cow and then he turned to social ventures. He is Rachit Chawla, who shares his exemplary story with Sofia Danish Khan

The inner connection

Living in the fast paced world and in the race to be one up, many lose contact with their inner compass, the inherent guidance system that tells what’s good for us and what isn’t. No wonder they feel lost and unfulfilled, says Dr Roopleen

Eating with responsibility

A restaurant, with a 90-year legacy, on the Coimbatore – Palakkad National Highway 544 has introduced a novel cashback offer for customers to reduce wastage of food. The initiative has made customers eat with responsibility, says our reporter

Woody worth

Finding a wooden structure on the third floor of a building in Delhi visually appealing, Saurabh Sood rushed to check out, only to change his job immediately and turn into a builder of wood homes, and then an entrepreneur, says Sofia Danish Khan

Mom’s kitchen

Delighting Mumbai with Dawoodi Bhora dishes cooked by his mom, Munaf Kapadia popularised The Bohri Kitchen, satisfying the foodie in him, and made a turnover of Rs 4 crore, doing justice to the MBA course he underwent. Anagha Sawant reports


Creative success

Overwhelmed by a passion to go on their own, two colleagues in a Kolkata office quit their jobs to give creativity a shot. Their branding and creative agency, Promotedge, touched a turnover of Rs 4 crore in five years, says Gurvinder Singh

Nurturing dreams, grooming leaders

Celebrating its silver jubilee, VIT Business School has emerged into a world-class B-School with a modern curriculum. The current batch of MBA students placed in some of the top-notch companies share how the school helped them achieve their goals

Power of tracking

Forced to discontinue his studies despite high marks in school final, Shamim Akhtar put the family’s financial woes behind him and set out on his own. First he imported mobile phones from China and now sells GPS devices, says Gurvinder Singh

Self-judging isn’t ok

Self-judgment can have a number of negative consequences—it can weigh you down, dent on your confidence, affect your sense of self-worth and hold you back from pursuing your goals, says Dr Roopleen and suggests ways to develop a positive attitude

Crime & reformation

Sucked into the world of crime as a child, Laxman Ghole revelled in violence with police connivance. He came out of the maze after reading ‘My Experiments with Truth’ and is now a Gandhian helping jail birds kick the past, says Ketan Vaidya