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Passing the baton
Passing the baton

As India votes, The Weekend Leader’s Friends of Positive Journalism Forum gets a new team of office bearers with outgoing Chairman P Saravanaraja handing over the baton to Madan A Sendhil

  Posted    22-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 16
A long walk
A long walk

Two Sri Lankan Tamils, Yogendran and Thirukumaran, walked a distance of 852 km from London to Geneva creating a wave of support for the Eelam cause in Europe. Paul Newman reports from Geneva

  Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
Political buzz
Political buzz

My unManifesto is a campaign to create a crowd-sourced youth manifesto that is being carried out online with the help of Youth Ki Awaaz, a website for youth to speak up. Aditi Bishnoi reports

  Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 12
Help to Africa
Help to Africa

Rural women suffer everywhere. Even in Africa. So, India has partnered a new initiative to help African women hone their skills in handicraft and also sell the products. Hadra Ahmed reports

  Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 11
Schooling society
Schooling society

A campaign, carried out on a golden triangle partnership involving private sector, civil society and government, has done wonders in 300 schools. Shradha Chettri visits one school in Haryana

  Posted    08-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 10
Kind samurais
Kind samurais

A young Japanese army was at the flood devastated Kedarnath working from morning to evening, building homes and community centres and cleaning villages. M R Narayan Swamy tells us about them

  Posted    01-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 9
Tamil’s voice
Tamil’s voice

Rayappu Joseph is much hated by Sri Lanka’s Sinhala people. But the Tamils, among whom he works, feel that the Mannar Bishop may soon be considered for a Nobel Peace Prize, says Paul Newman

  Posted    01-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 9
Suitable match
Suitable match

Young cancer survivors face a certain stigma that nobody would marry them. So now a campaign is on across India to dispel misconceptions about the disease, says Anjali Madan. Activists hope Yuvraj Singh’s wedding could change the scenario

  Posted    22-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 8
AAP’s Soni
AAP’s Soni

Soni Sori, who was a victim of police torture in Chhattisgarh, is now set to fight for those jailed on false charges by contesting the Lok Sabha elections on an AAP ticket, says Alok Singh

  Posted    22-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 8
The exorcist
The exorcist

A police officer’s determination to exorcise witchcraft from rural Assam is paying dividends as people now come forward to speak out. Rupesh Dutta reports on Kuladhar Saikia’s Project Prahari

  Posted    22-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 8
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