Defying the odds: soccer forward keeps life in perspective

From far away, you cannot see the scars on Alec Purdie’s face. A slit below his left eyebrow, a knot next to his temple, blue speckles of gunpowder on his eyelid and along the brow — reminders of the accident from only three months ago and evidence that the junior forward’s soccer career should be … More Defying the odds: soccer forward keeps life in perspective

Tiger cub on brink of death makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

The endangered tiger cub who nearly died two weeks ago is on the mend and back with her mother and brother. Mali, a six-month old Sumatran cub, was in dire straits Nov. 15 when Point Defiance Zoo veterinarians found several pieces of cartilage from a large bone in her gastrointestinal tract. After undergoing surgery, Mali’s condition worsened and … More Tiger cub on brink of death makes ‘miraculous’ recovery

Behind her IAS success story, is her school drop-out husband

Twenty-nine-year-old Rashmi Siddharth Zagade, a housewife from Warje Malwadi, is the only woman IAS officer from Pune city this year, holding 169th rank among over 800 candidates. But her success story has been scripted by her husband Siddharth Zagade who is a school drop out. Rashmi’s IAS saga began in 2003. Though she could not … More Behind her IAS success story, is her school drop-out husband