Our latest parinda, Arup Rakshit, was teaching students at a government school in Howrah, West Bengal after he completed his post-graduation in botany. As he had a keen interest in this field, Arup was also simultaneously working on a research project on Indian medicinal plants. It was during this research phase that he came across …

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Like most people from middle-class families, Girija and Anand had simple and common dreams. Anand enjoyed travelling, spending time amid nature and learning new things. And these were interests stayed with him even after he got married to Girija. He was lucky that his life partner was somebody who understood and shared the same views and …

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Bollywood’s well-known director Mansoor Khan, who has made successful films like Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak and Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar, is now settled in the small but beautiful town of Coonoor amid the mesmerizing Nilgiris. When I met him, my first question was, “What made you leave the glistening world of Bollywood and settle in …

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 “Education, indeed, plays an integral role in the journey of a person from childhood to youth. And to achieve this education, it is important to perpetually gain new experiences. However, these experiences are often limited and plastered within the boundaries of the four walls of a classroom. But, I have always strongly believed that “travel …

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Polythene bags were first introduced into our lives in 1977 when New York-based supermarkets replaced paper bags with plastic bags. Since then, plastic bags have become a part and parcel of our daily lives. On an average, every individual in the world uses about 200 polyethene bags in a year before disposing them in the …

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Snehal Trivedi

When Snehal Trivedi, a graphic designer by profession, got the chance to spend two years in the UK, he soon found himself tired of the western culture and the fast-paced city life. So he returned to India and decided to settle down in a small village near Auroville in Puducherry. That was the start of …

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