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SUPER COP ON A MISSION – Dr M. Ravi, Additional Director General of Police, Special Task Force, Tamil Nadu gets candid in an interview with Provoke Magazine
Tell us about your journey from Ravi to IPS Ravi? I was good at sports like baseball, badminton and horse riding. In 1972 I learnt BKS Iyengar yoga during school days. After several attempts, I cleared the IPS civil service exam (he laughs). Just then...
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SOLE OF A WOMEN
When and how did you realise that this is what you want to do? I think my earliest memory of love for fashion was when I was seven years old. In school somebody had asked me what do you want to become and I replied;...
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THE FORCE BEHIND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN SOUTH INDIA
When and how did you realise that this is what you want to do? I realised early in my career that I wanted very much to work with people. The beauty of hospitality as a profession is that it is extremely gratifying and served my...
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GHAZAL ALAGH CO-FOUNDER, CHIEF MAMA, MAMAEARTH
Besides being a successful entrepreneur and devoted mother, Ghazal has been recognised amongst top 10 women artists in India, nationally and internationally. With a Bachelors in Information Technology and Intensive Courses in Modern Art, Design and Applied Arts from New York Academy of Arts Ghazal...
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SPOORTHI VISHWAS
When and how did you realise that this is what you want to do? “If you can imagine it in your mind, you can experience it in your reality “is what I believe. Raised by a single mother, I quickly learnt to be independent, working...
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FROM KERALA TOYEMEN, WITH LOVE
The combination of a kind heart and an innovative spirit can work magic, as social entrepreneur Lakshmi Menon continues to prove over and over. When the handloom industry of Kerala lay wet and defeated following the 2018 floods, Lakshmi not just revved it up, but...
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THE LADY WITH THE GOLDEN HEART
Renuka Ramakrishnan’s journey into serving leprosy affected people started when she was in her high school. At the age of 16, she stood as a lone warrior against the odds of a conservative society in Kumbakonam to cremate an abandoned body of a leprosy affected...
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STRENGTH OF A WOMAN
Rohini Divakar, Joint Director of Income Tax, Investigation and the ex-officio Secretary Regional Economic Intelligence Council, Chennai, (REIC) is an IRS-IT officer of repute. She has been in the Indian Administrative Services for many years now and has made a mark for herself. Early Days:...
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SOULFUL NOTES
You have been practicing and have mastered the art for over two decades now and are now an acclaimed Carnatic vocalist. Please share how the journey started and how you found your calling? I would not say that I have mastered the art. It is...
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LIVING BY HER OWN RULES
One of the most successful tennis players in this part of the world, Sania Mirza has been an icon of inspiration for every Indian girl in the country. Ace tennis champion, 2015 Wimbledon winner, United Nations’ Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, a woman of...
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