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  From school to college, to a professional study and then a job, that’s the route most children from economically comfortable families take. Performance pressures, cut-throat competition, thirst for recognition, lead to a meaningless rat race, that ends up with stress, health issues, and early age burn out. While many stay put calling it their …

Chennai is inundated with this century’s maximum rains resulting in terrible consequences.  The airport has been closed, roads cut off , hundreds have died and millions have lost their livelihood, belongings and homes.  Various organizations and individuals have come together to mobilise resources and to make sure that these resource materials  reaches all those victims …

    The 12th Annual Manthan Award for best South Asian Digital Content recently honoured a host of winners in 12 categories who are using ICT for developmental purposes on 3rd December 2015 at The Indian Habitat centre, New Delhi. It will be ecstatic for our readers to know that amongst the 27 winners who have …

A 17- member jury headed by acclaimed filmmaker and actor Amol Palekar has selected the Marathi language feature COURT as India’s entry for best foreign language film to compete at the Academy Awards (Oscars) next year. Directed by Chaitanya Tamhane, COURT is his debut feature film. The film presents a hard hitting non-linear account of …

Trekking, camping, hitchhiking, couchsurfing, walking miles following an old map, spending months without a cell phone or internet connectivity… and all this in the harsh mountainous regions of Kazakhstan and in the dense forests of Laos- these words might give a shaking shiver of excitement to most of us. For many, this might seem to …

by Shashi Tharoor Dr Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen (APJ) Abdul Kalam, India’s 11th president, who collapsed and died, aged 83, on Monday evening while doing what he loved – addressing students – was an extraordinary Indian. Born in humble circumstances in a Muslim family in rural Tamil Nadu, a young boy who sold newspapers as a …

“Sir you tell me, what will you like to be remembered for? President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion…. What?” I thought I had made the question easier by giving options, but he sprang on me a surprise. “Teacher”, he said.   It has been eight hours since we last talked – …