Saturday, June 9, 2007

COLUMNS
THIS ABOVE ALL
TELEVISTA

STAMPED IMPRESSIONS

GOOD MOTORING
AUDIO SCAN
MUSIC ZONE

PUNJABI ANTENNA

WEBSIDE HUMOUR

FOR CHILDREN

CROSSWORD
RHYME TIME

ROOTS

It’s a Super hit
The achievements of Super 30, a free coaching institute in Patna for underprivileged IIT aspirants, put even success into the shade. Floated five years ago, this initiative of two crusaders — maths wizard Anand Kumar and police official Abhayanand — has been coming up trumps in making needy students crack the prestigious exam. Ambarish Datta on the model institute and its champions, who’ve taken it upon themselves to do their bit for society
At a time when reservation in premier institutions of the country is considered as the only available option for the upward mobility of the socially backward, the Super 30 experiment stands out as an exception.

28 students of Super 30 cleared the IIT entrance exam this year. Victory is theirs: 28 students of Super 30 cleared the IIT entrance exam this year. Photo by Sonu Kishan

Super 30 will stay
Bowing to public pressure and wanting to do their best for Bihar, Anand and Abhayanand have reversed their recent decision to shut down Super 30. Stung by the unseemly controversy arising out of their students being ‘poached’ by a rival coaching centre, the Super 30 founders had announced that they would close the institute. But now they have promised to be back, says Ajay Kumar
This year the celebrations at the bumper IIT exam results in the institute founded by mathematician Anand Kumar and IPS officer Abhayanand was shortlived as the very next day the duo announced the shelving of the prestigious Super 30 progamme which sent 121 students to IIT from a lot of 150 poor but meritorious students in the last five years.

Fitness funda
Find the right gym
You may be spoilt for choice with upmarket health clubs, swank spas, neighbourhood gyms and home-fitness gadgets but it’s important to find a gym that meets your requirements, says Varuni Khosla
With health becoming a top priority and personal fitness a long-term investment, more and more people are clamouring to find a gym that suits their style.

Look for a hygienic gym with a professional trainer.
Look for a hygienic gym with a professional trainer. — Photo by Vicky Gharu

On a new wavelength

Twelve social activists in Kanker district of Chhattisgarh, with no previous exposure to radio production, have successfully turned producers, reports Sujata Raghavan
Radio as a medium for communication has found new enthusiasts amongst a group of 12 social activists in Kanker district in south Chhattisgarh. Drawn from areas of Charama, Amabeda and Kanker blocks, what was striking was that this group had no previous background in radio production or broadcast.

A tribal group in Kanker, Chhattisgarh, practises for the recording of radio programmes which are broadcast from AIR, Jagdalpur.
A tribal group in Kanker, Chhattisgarh, practises for the recording of radio programmes which are broadcast from AIR, Jagdalpur


 

COLUMNS

THIS ABOVE ALLVanishing joys of a journey
by Khushwant Singh

TELEVISTAWomen strike gold in the media
by Amita Malik

AUDIO SCAN: In the grip of Jhoom mood

WEBSIDE HUMOUR: Long shot
Compiled by Sunil Sharma

GENERATION X

CROSSWORD
by Karuna Goswamy

Rhyme Time

ROOTS





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