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Law Life

Legal fees are on the house

Lubna Kably
Corporate social responsibility has entered India's legal corridors. Top law firms and lawyers are doing pro bono so that they can give back to society.
Law & Behold

The good fight

Lubna Kably
Law firms deal with every pro bono assignment as diligently as they would handle a top client engagement.


Tall tales

Sharmila Ganesan Ram
Tall tales For India's tallest family, life is about finding shoes that fit to cinema seats with legroom.
Inner City

Dharavi asia's largest puzzle

Sowmya Rajaram
An eyesore of blue tarpaulin, or a complex warren teeming with promise and enterprise? Describe it how you will but there's no denying its endless fascination for poets and writers.
The migration out of Patna

Home can be the place you want to leave

Malini Nair
Amitava Kumar attempts to capture the essence of Patna in a short biography, quite unattractively titled 'A Matter of Rats'.

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Voice of the poor

Film fighters

Film fighters

Video volunteers have been shooting short, candid film clips on official apathy.


The magician's way

The magician's way

A farmer uses his fertile imagination to promote organic farming in Bihar.


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The crorepati writer

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toeing to victory
Foot soldiers unite

Foot soldiers unite

Nidhi Jamwal | July 6, 2013
Walking Project, a citizen-driven initiative, is inspiring pedestrians to reclaim the footpaths.
Deluge Diary
Lights, camera, mountain

Lights, camera, mountain

Padmaparna Ghosh | July 6, 2013
A mountaineering expedition to Uttarakhand leaves five friends stuck for 72 hours, with a video camera for company. They recount their adventure.
The Dress Circle
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Coming apart at the seams

July 6, 2013
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Forward March
The queer, green comedy queen

The queer, green comedy queen

Parakram Rautela | July 6, 2013
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Hooray, it's a freebie!

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