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North India may get warmer, says study

Research publications on climate change have been coming in thick and fast with some even varying vastly from others.

Because every child deserves a home


On October 11, when the world celebrated International Girl Child Day, Mary Paul, director of the Vathsalya Charitable Trust made a presentation at St Charles Kannada School. "The principal says that

Compost and clear, reap Benefit

Everybody likes to talk about the environment, the latest ‘go green’ fads, the virtues of organic foods and the harmful effects of carbon emissions. Very few actually do anything more than talk. Kul

Out of rat race, he helps kids chase marathon dream

Every Thursday, a group of teenagers walk along Sarjapur Road to a nearby school. There, they train a group of pre-teen marathon aspirants. So, what is different about this?

The teenagers come from T

Start now, or be stuck with waste

The BBMP’s garbage segregation plan is finally coming into effect, but there is still a lot of scepticism that surrounds the effort. Citizens are willing to go the extra mile, segregate their garbage

Everyone can change, prisoners too: Aida

Philanthropy is greatest when it comes from the heart. Aida Margaret D’Cunha is now the chairperson of the Federation of Konkan Catholic Association, the vice president of Abhay, an NGO working toward

An errand for grandmum? Sarasa makes it possible

Back when you were growing up, they were the people who gave you chocolate without you even having to ask, who blatantly took your side when you got told off by your parents, they were the ones who kn

Return to India: Waking up from the great American dream

Identity can lie in the oddest things - like craving for a spicy potato bun when all you can get is a salty bagel. For generations, the Indian diaspora has battled with the idea of leaving behind a co

Teen duo shares IT dream with rural India

When Agni Bhattacharya and Arjun Gandhi first visited a school in the drought-prone village of Kalliapatti in Tamil Nadu, they were only 13 years old and had no clue as to what they might find there.

Transplanting hope


When she was 25 years old, Reena Raju’s world came crashing down around her. Having graduated from the Good Shepherd Convent and Mount Carmel College, Reena was a state level hockey player, singer and

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.