When the scalpel met the dumbbell

Transcending barriers and breaking stereotypes, Dr Maya Rathod took the extra effort to pursue her passion for attaining a well-sculpted brawny figure. Today, this gynaecologist has achieved her dream and is a medal-winning bodybuilder   – Deepika Jayaram Maya Rathod can leave anyone in awe, as she is an unlikely combination. It is often rare […]


An ex-Navy officer, Thrissur-native Vipin Peter has carved a niche for himself in bodybuilding by winning a host of coveted titles. The two-time Mr India talks about his journey, dreams and more   – Deepika Jayaram Mumbai-based Vipin Peter is the cynosure of all eyes wherever he goes. The reason? His rippling muscles and well-sculpted […]

The Hearing-Impaired Filmmaker: Siddharth’s Inspirational Story

22-year-old Siddharth, fondly known as Appu, was first diagnosed with profound hearing loss 6 months after he was born, and a BERA test confirmed the diagnosis. A Mother’s Love Doctors informed Siddharth’s anxious parents that he would not be able to hear or speak at all. Though they were devastated to hear this, there wasn’t […]

Meera U Menon-A Story of Strength, Smiles, & a Split Spine

Born with Spina Bifida Meera was born with a rare condition called Spina Bifida, otherwise known as a Split Spine. A sac-like feature was present on her back when she was born- the options presented to her parents were to leave it as it was or surgical intervention. She underwent the surgery at the tender […]

Women Empowerment: The other side of the coin- Cultural acceptance

The current era has seen ample examples of women empowered and reaching zenith. The basic assumption which arises from the word ‘empowered women’ is that of a woman who is bold, a rebel, assertive, stubborn and non- adherence to the so-called norms and views. To bring it under a single label, ‘A strong woman’. Tackling […]

HOPE Child Cancer Care Foundation

Where Hope, Help & Healing Meet HOPE Child Cancer Care Foundation was founded in 2016 as a result of a personal incident in Haris Kattakath and his wife Suhada’s life. They were in the U.S. on a family trip and on the day they were to return back home, their 10-month-old son Mohamed Naazim began […]

Poland-The Juncture of Major Trade Routes

Poland is a central European nation located at the geographic crossroads of the lush plains of the Eurasian frontier, the Atlantic ocean’s sea-lanes and the forest-dense Northwestern Europe. The well-connected location at the crossing of major trade routes along with the fact that it is a melting pot of diverse cultures and nationalities makes this […]

Ayesha - The New Trend Setter in the World of Fashion

Fashion is a true art and if one look at the creators behind the clothes, they are always bound to find something interesting and creative. The land of India harbors some of the finest craftsmen and artists. The designer couturiers from India are unparalleled. Skyscraping to the standards of Paris and New York, Indian designers […]

Ramadan program, spiritual activities, entertainment events and competitions throughout the Holy Month of Ramadan

Ramadan Dubai for compassion and coexistence Events aimed at the general public and residents of various Muslim and non-Muslim communities The Dubai Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department is organizing the Ramadan Dubai under the theme “Compassion and Coexistence” for the duration of the Holy Month of Ramadan. The event will hold a diverse range of activities, […]

Tackling Agrarian Crisis: Agenda for Govt@2019

Repeated Movements of Farmers First on August 9 this year, and now recently on November 29-30, 2018, the peasant organizations of India have made massive demonstrations in the national capital. August 9 being a Bharat Bandh day too. Also, there has been a massive kisan march in Mumbai as well. Issues for the farmers include […]