Tamenglong (Manipur), April 4 (IANS) He is a harbinger of change and has brought joy to the people of Tousem, a Manipur subdivision considered one of India's most backward, by giving them what they needed most - a motorable road that connects them to the outside world. The opening of the 100-km "People's Road" in February has earned him the sobriquet "The Miracle Man".
New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Double up the fun of this Indian Premier League (IPL) season with a string of pubs and restaurants across the country offering tempting deals on delectable food items, funky mocktails and cocktails - all topped with the advantage of watching the cricket extravaganza on big projector screens.
Gurgaon, April 3 (IANS) Call centres have long been identified among the young with well-paying jobs and an aspirational lifestyle. Now some of them are stepping out to help underprivileged children in India and fulfil their social obligations as well.
Next Wednesday, Diane Spencer is recording a live DVD of her Exquisite Bad Taste comedy show in London.
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) The magic of a story told in 2,000 words in returning to the bookshelf in this age of reality television, Internet and short attention spans.
New Delhi, April 1 (IANS) Six-year-old Tanvi Roy flaps her hands continuously for hours, while Ankit Prakash, 17, doesn't go to the toilet but eases himself in the kitchen or drawing room every night. These children are not mentally retarded but suffer from autism, a neuro-development disorder.
Jaipur, March 31 (IANS) An astrologer and social activist has turned the religious practice of offering water and milk in temples into a unique way of water conservation. Pandit Purushotam Gaur, known as Guruji, has developed water harvesting infrastructure in more than 300 temples in Rajasthan over the past 13 years.
Imphal, March 31 (IANS) For Rachel, 34, the journey from being an abandoned child to a widow, whose emaciated body battles HIV and cancer, has been a painful one. Rachel's only fault was that she unknowingly fell in love with a man who was an injecting drug user (IDU), contracted AIDS and infected her too with the incurable condition.
New Delhi/Gurgaon, March 31 (IANS) Shruti Jain was a busy working mother juggling children, work and household chores with aplomb, until she suddenly collapsed in office one day. Diagnosed with a stroke, she had to undergo a six-month recuperation and paid a hefty fee at a private hospital.