A silent revolution in Narwana district
of Haryana has been transforming the lives of thousands of underprivileged
girls. Geetanjali Gayatri visits Gurukul Kharal
that has made the education of the girl child its mission.
are untouched by the outside world. Within the four walls of Kanya Sanskrit
Mahavidyalaya, Gurukul Kharal, Narwana district, Haryana, life goes on at a
leisurely pace. Here, every day, young minds celebrate a small triumph over
illiteracy as they shuffle through the pages of their books in the classrooms.
The Gurukul offers a number of sports and extra-curricular activities
An expert in ancient studies, Ian Desai has won the Rhodes scholarship this year.
Ashok Easwaran meets the Indian-American who has worked on a rare subject — the comparison between the Mahabharata and the Illiad.
Ian Desai, one of two students from the University of Chicago to win a Rhodes
scholarship this year, is an intrepid explorer.
Kumar, the queen of the Indian haute couture, was awarded F-award — the best
designer award by Wizcraft — in Mumbai recently. She has also been voted the
best fashion designer of the country by the Outlook magazine.
diamonds are for everybody
Indian diamond industry cuts and polishes diamonds worth Rs 40,000 crore every
year. In short, 11 of the 12 diamonds set in jewellery across the world come
from the cutting and polishing units in India. In the jewellery manufacture also
India produces about 50 per cent of the finished products.