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Special Features

Now, a new platform for unpublished writers

Published on 21-May-2016
Valmeeki co-founders (L-R) Vishnu G P, Kurvilla Chacko, Vishnu M Unnithan and Suhair Zain with the company's mascot.

Anybody can write. Better still, anybody can get published. That's the line on which valmeeki.com, a Kochi-based virtual publishing start-up...

Gandhi circuit planned in Bihar

Published on 21-May-2016
The Bhitiharwa Ashram in Champaran.MOHAN PRASAD

Ninety-nine years back when Mahatma Gandhi came to know about the plight of indigo workers in Champaran....

Giving artistic look to water hyacinth

Published on 21-May-2016
Articles made out of water hyacinth.

Water hyacinth (Eichhornia crassipes), a weed which grows extensively on the floodplains of the northeast is neglected for several reasons....

They thrive on people's generosity

Published on 14-May-2016
A woman in burqa and a child (right) beg on Moulana Azad Road in Srinagar. Zulfikar Majid

She begs on the streets of commercial hub Lal Chowk every year during summer. Wearing a burqa (veil) she has learnt...

Learning skills behind the bars

Published on 14-May-2016
Trichy Jail Superintendent Murugesan (standing with paddy seedlings) assists  inmates working in the field inside the prison complex.

When they were imprisoned for different reasons in Trichy District Prison, most of them were crestfallen. They felt very bad...

VEDIC way to prepare youth for employment

Published on 14-May-2016
Women learn tailoring in Ahmedabad.

India today is one of the youngest nations in the world with more than 62% of the population in the working age group (15-59 years)......

Mask makers reap rich dividends

Published on 07-May-2016
Mask makers at Charida village in Purulia engrossed in their work. Drimi Chaudhri

The blackness of the recently-tarred road that passes through Charida village is accentuated by the bursts of colour...

Basilica completes 175 years

Published on 07-May-2016
St Mary's Basilica in Secunderabad. JBS Umanadh

The Basilica of Our Lady of the Assumption, known as Mary's Basilica in Secunderabad is 175 years old now. The only Basilica ...

Mazgaon, the great heritage of Mumbai

Published on 07-May-2016
Hasanabad or Shah Hasan Ali's Maqbara or Mausoleum  in Mumbai. Heritage  experts often describe it as Taj Mahal of Mumbai. Mrityunjay Bose

It is hard to believe that there is a Taj Mahal in Mumbai or Ambewadi, from where mangoes used to be packed for Mughal emperor...

Techie becomes jack man of Kerala

Published on 30-Apr-2016
James Joseph.  Photo by Anitha Pailoor

He is a mechanical engineering graduate and has a masters in engineering business management but now promotes jackfruit grown in Kerala...

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Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah after the oath of secrecy to Chief Minister  J Jayalalithaa at the ...

Tamil Nadu Governor K Rosaiah after the oath of secrecy to Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa at the ...

Wailing relatives paying floral tributes to the three policemen who were shot dead by militants ....

Wailing relatives paying floral tributes to the three policemen who were shot dead by militants ....

School students performing band show during passing out parade at the Sheeri Training Centre in  ...

School students performing band show during passing out parade at the Sheeri Training Centre in ...

Village women carry earthen pots & plastic containers to collect drinking water on Hot summer day...

Village women carry earthen pots & plastic containers to collect drinking water on Hot summer day...

BJP workers busy putting party posters in the streets of Guwahati on Monday, on the eve of oath ....

BJP workers busy putting party posters in the streets of Guwahati on Monday, on the eve of oath ....

Members of Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a protest against BJP-RSS for the attack on ...

Members of Communist Party of India (Marxist) staged a protest against BJP-RSS for the attack on ...

Cyclists pedal during the 14th stage of the Giro D'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race...

Cyclists pedal during the 14th stage of the Giro D'Italia, Tour of Italy cycling race...

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski holds up the trophy after the German soccer cup...

Bayern's Robert Lewandowski holds up the trophy after the German soccer cup...

A man walks on a road flooded with rain water at Khurai Lai Wangma, Imphal East on Sunday...

A man walks on a road flooded with rain water at Khurai Lai Wangma, Imphal East on Sunday...

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty with husband Raj Kundra celebrate their son Viaan's birthday...

Bollywood actor Shilpa Shetty with husband Raj Kundra celebrate their son Viaan's birthday...

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