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Naya Maal

Leaving school’s tough and the prospect of going to college can be pretty daunting. Nikita Dalal (16) says, “I am super duper scared of going to college. I haven’t had to ‘make’ friends in a long while. I feel kinda weird.” On the other hand, Dhruv Gandhi (16) says, “No uniforms, freedom from parents, bunking and less of studying! Also, ...

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Reviews-Mixed Bag

Books And Thereby Hangs A Tale by Jeffrey Archer: Jeffrey Archer’s latest installment of short stories does not disappoint although a few tales are predictable and some do not match up the expectation you have from the author. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Seth Grahame-Smith : A spin off on one of the most loved classics, Pride and Prejudice, ...

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Is India Truly Secular?

Mansi Sharma ponders over the hypocrisy of Indian secularism following the suicide of Prof. Siras who was suspended for being gay Following the Queer Pride Parades in various cities last year, interest and activism regarding the rights of the ‘queer’ people has gained momentum. A petition was put up and finally, the high court gave a favourable judgment. After the ...

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Young Dentist on the Block!

Not only is Sahil one of the youngest dentists around, he is a dentist who offers less painful treatment, Prachi Parekh reports You have clever people and then there are the super intelligent ones like Sahil Manhas. At a very young age, Sahil decided he wanted to become a dentist-a goal which he achieved in his early twenties! He got ...

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An NGO for NGOs

iVolunteer is a unique NGO which provides volunteers to other NGOs. Prachi Parekh talks to Ruchika Beri about their India Youth Fellowship Programme What is iVolunteer all about? iVolunteer is an initiative of MITRA Technology Foundation and was founded in 2000 by Shalabh Sahai, Rahul Nainwal, Rahul Bakartaky who are graduates from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). They came ...

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Carry on Trainee Doctor

When resident doctors went on strike in Maharashtra, interns went on duty. Sumedh Hoskote (Intern, Seth G.S. Medical College & K.E.M. Hospital), Parel) recounts the experience The elation of passing (rather, surviving) the final MBBS examinations soon makes way for the bewilderment at the prospect of facing the year ahead – that of internship. It’s the period where, one is ...

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Mumbai Community Card

IITians Nikhil Dhoka and Amit Kumar introduce consumer cards that will donate part of payment to a social cause They say, “In Mumbai, nobody has time for nobody,” but in this fast-paced metro, there are exceptions all around. We met two IITians who created an unconventional career, which will benefit the underprivileged and everyone who is involved in it. Founder ...

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Medical College Rankings

Medical College Rankings 2003 In 1998 the Government of Maharashtra decided to form a single university which dealt with all medical and paramedical fields of education. Hence, the Maharashtra University of Health Sciences (MUHS) was born. To regularize admissions into these fields, the Common Entrance Test (CET) was introduced in 1999. The changes completely altered the complexion of medical education ...

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Omi Vaidya at Har Choti Khushi Ka Celebration

McDonalds recently came together with the kids of Nareshwadi, an NGO that works towards the control of malnutrition in kids to celebrate ‘Har Choti Khushi Ka Celebration’ on the 3rd of March at St Andrews Auditorium in Bandra. This event was gracefully hosted by Rj Tarana who interviewed Ronald McDonald the chief happiness officer and the Chamatkar man Omi Vaidya. ...

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Brace yourself, F1 is here!

The 61st Formula One season will flag off in Bahrain on March 14, with exciting new variations Mark the date on your calendars, if you must! The 61st Formula One season begins on March 14 in Bahrain. All you F1 fanatics can come out of the winter hibernation and brace yourselves, because this year promises to be one helluva of ...

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