Juicing a raw idea

After a decade in the jewellery business, Anuj Rakyan (ISC 1997) made a radical shift to the health and nutrition space, launching a brand of cold-pressed juices in India.  Health, nutrition and fitness have always been Anuj Rakyan’s passions. Last year, he realised that this passion could also be a

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Shelfies are forever

In an era of selfies, 140-character communications and ‘the article as a slide show’, here’s how Cathedral Junior School is encouraging little tablet-swiping fingers to enthusiastically flip through the pages of good, old-fashioned books The Junior School library is a large, airy room with streaming sunlight and shelf-lined walls crammed

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Smooth Sailing

Padma Shri Commodore (SCC) Rabi Ahuja (Wilson, 1953) tells us how sailing has been in his blood and is his life.  had a flash of insight when I was with Commodore (SCC) Rabi Ahuja. It felt like I was talking to someone my own age. This active septuagenarian runs an

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Animal INSTINCTS

Randy J. Boudrieau (Std. 8, ’63), Professor of Surgery and Section Head, Small Animal Surgery at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, says learning science at Cathedral set off his interest in medicine  What was Cathedral school like when you attended and what are your fondest memories? It

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MISSION Accomplished

Tabrez Noorani (ISC ’91), who has worked on movies such as Slumdog Millionaire, Life of Pi and Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, speaks about his journey from home videos to the Oscar stage  During last year’s Oscars, Golden Globes, Screen Actors’ Guild and various other award events in Hollywood, Tabrez

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A Sense of Service

Keshav Desiraju (1970) joined the IAS in 1978. He is currently Special Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India. In the 34 years since Keshav joined the IAS, he has only known three other Cathedralites in the civil service Tell us about the sector in

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Queen Bee

Why is development professional Vijaya Pastala (ISC 1984) using bees to tackle poverty across Western India, and what has this got to do with your breakfast? The X-Cathedralite finds out Vijaya Pastala bounds into our meeting at the end of a working day exuding energy. Dropping onto the sofa, she

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Wall to wall art

Filmmaker, designer and visual artist, Dhanya Pilo (ISC, ) is also the founder of India’s only self-sustaining public art project – The Wall Project (India) According to you, what defines public art? Public art falls between the realms of art and urban planning.It brightens up an area, adds context and story

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