‘Socially mindful’ Eh, what’s that?

September 10, 2021 6:01 pm

Thoughtfulness is when you take food over to the house of a sick neighbour. Politeness is when you hold open a door for someone getting out of a car. Social mindfulness, on which India has one of the lowest scores as per a global study published last week, is a more subtle concept. Like politeness […]

With her mother as her biggest cheerleader, NID topper aims to be a ‘creative problem solver’

September 1, 2021 6:53 pm

Eighteen-year-old Khushi Purohit is still processing her achievement, though she worked hard for it, it came as a huge but pleasant surprise. A student of Navrachana School, Vadodara, Khushi secured a seat in the esteemed National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad by procuring All India Rank (AIR) 1 in the NID DAT (Mains). “Design is […]

India’s first Green Grocery Store in God’s own Country.

July 5, 2021 6:24 pm

It was during one of his leisure trips to Europe in 2015 when Bittu John Kalungal caught the concept of bring-your-own container for grocery shopping. An MTech in Aeronautical Engineering Kalungal aged 32 decided to launch a green grocery store – 7 to 9 Grocery store – in 2018.  He converted his father’s 40-years-old, 600-square […]

Tokyo calling..the two super para athletes of Gujarat

August 29, 2021 12:21 pm

Physical willpower is important but it’s the mind that matters. Bhavina and Sonal Patel have just proven that. Not related, though they share the same last name, Bhavina, 34, and Sonal, 33, are now all set to participate in Tokyo Olympics. Bhavina and Sonal both have polio and are disabled from their waist down. They […]

Retirement? This Gujarati shows age is no bar to launch a start-up

July 12, 2021 6:34 pm

Today is a special day for me on several counts. Today is the 463rd day of my self-isolation in my little sweet house in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. I came to India on March 1, 2020, from London. Before that, I was holidaying in Venice—one of my favourite places. For last few decades, I have been […]