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Vol 6 Issue 35, Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015
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Earn and learn
Earn and learn

Enabling special children through vocational training is the main mission of Savera School headed by Shilpa Arora. The school gives children a chance to earn as they learn, says Naunidhi Kaur

  Posted    31-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 35
Battling IMR
Battling IMR

A team of nurse mentor-cum-trainers deployed by the state government to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in UP is on the job and already showing results, reports Kavita Bajeli - Datt

  Posted    31-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 35
Ending a silence
Ending a silence

Kiran Gandhi, whose ‘free bled’ run at London marathon started a global conversation on periods, is happy that the world is talking about menstruation and women’s pain, says Kavita Bajeli-Datt

  Posted    24-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 34
People’s stories
People’s stories

Inspired by A P J Abdul Kalam, whom he had met thrice, Karthee Vidya launched an NGO, Team Everest. Now he is bringing out a book with100 crowd sourced stories of the former President, whose funeral he attended, says Vatsala Kaul Banerjee

  Posted    24-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 34
Clinical help
Clinical help

New Delhi government’s move to launch 1,000 neighbourhood clinics with basic diagnostic and health care facilities will help the poor, who otherwise travel long distances, says Gaurav Sharma

  Posted    15-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 33
HIV next
HIV next

The second generation of HIV positive people, who picked up the infection from parents, want society not to discriminate them. Most of them have been on drugs since birth. Saadia Azim reports

  Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 32
Green films
Green films

Citing the example of ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan, the Hindi film that mapped its carbon footprint and then offset it by a tree plantation drive, Sahana Ghosh suggests that the film industry goes green

  Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 32
Capital crimes
Capital crimes

That rampant crime makes the National Capital Region an unsafe place for women is known. But it can’t get Smart City status if women don’t feel safe working and living, says Anuradha Shukla

  Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 31
Kind conduit
Kind conduit

Milaap, an online platform set up by three friends, links the working rural poor badly needing funds for undertaking initiatives with regular people. Surekha Kadapa-Bose tells us how it works

  Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 31
Stuck in India
Stuck in India

For the over a lakh Sri Lankan Tamils, who have taken refuge in Tamil Nadu since 1980s, the future is bleak as they have no life here and have no way of getting somewhere, says Radhika Giri

  Posted    03-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 31
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