Returning the favour: A unique educational experiment in Madhya Pradesh's tiger country (IANS Special Series)

Mukki (Madhya Pradesh) |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Six-year-old Vinannya Uikey wakes up excited every morning to go to school where she can not only learn new things about the world but also play with fascinating toys. What's different about Vinannya

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Kunming: The city of eternal spring (Travelogue)

Kunming (China) |Friday, 2018 12:45:05 PM IST

Covered with blossoming flowers and lush vegetation and blessed with a salubrious climate throughout the year, the city of Kunming, the capital of the southwestern Chinese province of Yunnan, is a tou

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How their jewellery-making skill is empowering women of the forest (IANS Special Series)

Bandha Tola (Kanha Tiger Reserve) |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

Dependent on the forest for their day-to-day needs, women of Bandha Tola faced an uncertain future when their whole village, along with hundreds of other such Baiga tribal villages, was moved out of t

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A philanthropist's mission: Giving dignity to the homeless and abandoned (IANS Special Series)

Gurugram |Sunday, 2018 1:45:05 PM IST

When his single mother could not take care of the mentally-challenged boy Rinku, she brought him to a homeless shelter in Bhandwari village on the outskirts of bustling Gurugram (formerly Gurgaon), on

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Phool Waalon Ki Sair: An offering of communal unity at altar of secular India (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

When Syed Fariddudin Qutbi, the "khadim" (attendant) of the shrine of 13th century sufi saint Qutbuddin Bakhtiar Kaki in Meharauli, stepped out after offering a floral "chhatra" (a flower-embellished

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Sydney: A vibrant city at ease with multiculturalism (Travelogue)

New Delhi |Thursday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST

One of the abiding pleasures of travel is that it never ceases to surprise. And so it was in Sydney when on my way to catch a bus I heard a name that rung a bell -- Dave Sharma. It turned out to be a

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Empowering children to be future civic leaders (IANS Special Series)

New Delhi |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

While kids of their age were busy playing, 12-year-olds Jatin, Vikas and Ritesh joined hands to resolve the problem of garbage disposal and the unhealthy living conditions in their working-class neigh

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Unique Mumbai cafe helps staffers overcome disabilities (IANS Special Series)

Mumbai |Sunday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST

It was barely three months ago that a US-returned medico started a small cafe in upscale Juhu as a unique venture -- employing mostly those who suffer from various developmental disabilities. Now, Caf

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A library run by industrial workers means world of change for children (IANS Special Series)

Ludhiana (Punjab) |Sunday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST

At first look, it is just another small room with one wall almost crumbling. But this 25-square yard space means the world for children of factory workers and labourers in Punjab's industrial hub Ludh

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What a woman! She battled personal odds to become crusader against child marriages (IANS Special Series)

Jaipur |Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

Her struggle for survival began even before she was born. Her own family members wanted to kill her in her mother's womb after her father abandoned them. Rajasthan-based Kriti Bharti had been fighting

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In changing times, women idol makers make their presence felt, battle hardship, (Societal Feature)

Kolkata |Friday, 2018 12:15:05 PM IST

Walking cautiously along the narrow lanes of Kumartuli, the traditional sculpting hub and potters' lane in north Kolkata, one can easily locate the few women idol makers who have carved a niche for th

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Emerging voices preferred over veterans in India's richest literary prize shortlist

New Delhi |Wednesday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST

Veteran writers, including Nayantara Sahgal, Kiran Nagarkar and Jeet Thayil have been overlooked by the jury of the inaugural edition of the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature, whose shortlist, annou

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