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Cover Story INDIAS FAMOUS DROPOUTS
MAKING THE GRADE
By Mini P. Thomas
They dropped out of their studies, but proved they were no quitters. THE WEEK brings you 11 dropouts who have made a name for themselves
A move he regrets: Kapil Dev says he missed out a lot because of his failure to finish his degree. AFP Photo
THE STAR NEXT DOOR
ALIA BHATTAfter delivering four consecutive hits, Alia Bhatt has shown that she has the potential to be the next queen of Bollywood. Looking back, she does not feel guilty about giving up her studies to pursue acting. Alia did her schooling in Jamnabai Narsee School in Mumbai. "I loved meeting friends and would take part in elocution, singing and other competitions. But, I did not like...
BONDING OVER BONDA
ANITA NAIRShe is hardwired to run away. Like Akhila in Ladies Coupe, author Anita Nair, too, is a nonconformist. She ran away from school on the first day and would bunk classes later.“There was this constant urge to get out, whatever system I was put in,” says Nair, adding that her marriage survives, perhaps, because she travels a lot. “I cannot be contained in one place. I...
STRAIGHT BAT
KAPIL DEVBollywood is abuzz with speculation on who will play Kapil Dev in 1983, the movie based on India’s victory in the 1983 cricket World Cup. The surreal catch which Kapil took, running over 20 yards backwards to dismiss Vivian Richards, was the turning point in the final match. Taking a stroll down memory lane, Kapil remembers many such sweet moments. But, there is something which...
BLOOM OF THE LOOM
K.R. NAGARAJANHe forayed into the dhoti market at a time when the quality of dhotis was so poor that people took a spare dhoti with them, fearing the one they wore might tear any time.K.R. Nagarajan's Ramraj Cotton grew into a trusted brand over the years and the company now manufactures 2,500 varieties of dhotis. Some of the products are famous even in the fashion circuit.  Looking...
CLASS ACT
LADY OF THE RING
WIT AND WISDOM
ACT OF FAITH
PICTURE PERFECT
FLYING COLOURS
DROP SHOT
The mind of a dropout
We don't need no education
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