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Ashish Virmani

  • Betty Williams: The courage that gave rise to a miracle

    Betty Williams was a receptionist in Belfast, Northern Ireland, when one day in 1969, while she was driving her daughter home from school, shots rang out on the street. Betty saw a car on the opposite side of the street careen out of control and then crash into three schoolchildren crossing in...

    Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 6:00am
  • When adversity is the spark necessary for creativity

    What is the spark that lights the creative spirit? The question has assumed an enigma with the origins of creativity shrouded in the mists of mystery. Yet American author Julie Burstein (Spark: How Creativity Works) also produced a very successful radio show in New York (Studio 360 with Kurt...

    Wednesday, 30 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Courage of a woman who changed African reality

    Leymah Gbowee is a woman, a Liberian, who has stared down the barrel of a smoking gun and had the guts to demand her rights as a human being. In a precarious political situation when she could easily have been abducted, raped or killed, Leymah has amazingly succeeded, not just in overthrowing the...

    Wednesday, 9 April 2014 - 6:05am
  • Happiness is our nature

    Once there was a congregation of fish, who got together to discuss who among them had seen the ocean. None of them could say they had actually seen the ocean. Then one fish said, ‘‘I think my great grandfather had seen the ocean!’’ A second fish said, ‘‘Yes, yes... I have also heard about this.’’ A...

    Friday, 28 March 2014 - 5:20pm
  • Mentalist Lior Suchard and dna 'together' spread the magic

    Mentalist Lior Suchard, managed to surprise city audiences yet again with his superb Extra Sensory Powers (ESP) last weekend.

    Thursday, 27 February 2014 - 8:00am
  • And still the struggle goes on

    How did an impoverished Yemeni girl’s destiny lead her to study at Washington DC and subsequently become Yemen’s first female film producer and then the cultural attache at her country’s embassy in Paris? Khadija al-Salami’s story is an amazing one, not just for her achievements, but also for the...

    Tuesday, 11 February 2014 - 6:00am
  • When Women Rule

    The new civilisation will be built on a woman's soul, DADA JP VASWANI tells Ashish Virmani.

    Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 9:11am
  • A woman of exceptional courage, ability and endurance

    There are women all across the world today, who have not only transcended the glass ceiling that holds them down but have exhibited courage of a sort so rare that they create a new watershed for other women like them. Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first female President in the continent of Africa is...

    Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 7:48am
  • An enlightened person doesn't jump for joy or sink with sorrow

    ...says Swami Parthasarathy, who will be conducting spiritual discourses in Mumbai and talks about the value of wisdom.

    Sunday, 12 January 2014 - 11:46am
  • Women must lead the march to global peace

    Thursday, 19 December 2013 - 9:22am

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