Breaking the glass ceiling in a male world: How an all-women construction group built a Kerala house (IANS Special Series)

Thodupuzha (Kerala) |Sunday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST

In a small, tucked-away village in Kerala stands a 475-square feet house which is known across the region not because of who owns it, but because of those who built it. And it's not a building constru

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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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