Follow your star

When you find your vision, your life will be infused with meaning and purpose and you will realise your highest potential, say Suma Varughese and Shivi Verma The power of conviction that rings through Martin Luther King’s words cannot fail to bring tears to the eyes. And we understand why these words were so prophetic, so world-changing. In the wake of these words, the


Jamuna Rangachari speaks to Vinay Somani, the founder of Karmayog, to find out how his organisation is helping NGOs achieve their goals If there is one website that is doing pioneering work in making Mumbai’s civic corporation accountable, as well as bringing together the Non Profit world, it is The person who started this service, Vinay Somani, has illustrious credentials:

A sermon in silence

K Gitanjali discovers the power of silence when a throat infection silences her vocal chords for a brief while When I realised that I had lost my voice, the first reaction was despair. I am a teacher, and voice is the main tool in this profession. No, I did not have teacher’s nodes or anything of that sort. An ignored throat infection was screaming to be heard, and had translated itself into a

Simply Mint

Soothing, healing, warming, whichever way you look at it, mint comes up a winner, says Naini Setalvad One of the most popular flavours in the world, mint is cooling and warming with a sweet fragrance. Mint is best known as a mouth freshener. The market brims with products like mint-flavoured toothpaste, chewing gums, breath fresheners, candies, inhalers and what not. And of course let us not forget

Think yourself thin

If weight loss regimens traumatise you, it is time to rethink your strategies, and listen to your body’s signals, says Sanjiv Ranjan The human body is designed for perfection. It has six trillion cells working in sync to preserve every vital function. It is programmed to be fit.Why then do we gain weight? And why can’t we lose it at will? Why is weight loss such a colossal struggle for

Learning to love

Only when we fulfil the inner void by turning within can we truly love the other, says Dr. Pulkit Sharma Ankit and Pallavi had been married for three years, when they came for counselling. Before marriage, they had been in a committed relationship for nine years and had stuck by each other through the highs and lows of their individual lives. Both of them were sure that they were made for each other.