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World class partying experience
'Pangaea is not for everyone'

'Pangaea is not for everyone'

Shobita Dhar | July 20, 2013
Pangaea is one of the top nightclubs in the world where celebs come to shake a leg.
India's obsession with fair skin
My baby whitest

My baby whitest

Shobita Dhar | July 20, 2013
The desire for ‘gora’ babies has many Indian couples opting for Caucasian egg donors.
FITNESS
Minute to burn it

Minute to burn it

Shobita Dhar | July 13, 2013
Bored by long workouts? Just seven fast and furious minutes can produce results.
Mobiles, diseases and rural India
Health on call

Health on call

Shobita Dhar | June 29, 2013
Mobile phones are being used to identify diseases like TB in rural India.
HOT & COOL
Cubicle cold

Cubicle cold

Shobita Dhar | June 15, 2013
ACs in offices, halls and malls can chill you to the bone and make you ill.
New Lessons
Hands-on training earns hard cash

Hands-on training earns hard cash

Shobita Dhar | June 15, 2013
Vocational courses are slowly earning respect in a degree-hungry nation.
RAISING AWARENESS
Living with multiple sclerosis

Living with multiple sclerosis

Shobita Dhar | June 1, 2013
Multiple sclerosis is difficult to diagnose and equally difficult to live with.
The Great Life
Everyday opulence

Everyday opulence

Shobita Dhar | May 18, 2013
The luxury goods market in India is expanding to embrace everything from fans to fridges.
READING DIP

Need for a reality check

Shobita Dhar | May 11, 2013
The latest Annual Status of Education Report (2012) by NGO Pratham highlights how reading skills and learning outcomes in schools across states…
Ring of hope
Help on call

Help on call

Shobita Dhar | April 20, 2013
They come from different backgrounds but have one quality that makes them eligible - the ability to listen.
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