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Preaching moms
Preaching moms

Creating awareness on the need for immunizing children had the desired effect in Bihar as even migrant workers sacrificed their wages to reach far off camps. Ashish Mishra reports from Patna

  Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 26
Wither literacy
Wither literacy

The minimum education for panchayat members in Rajasthan has stirred a debate as social activist Norati Devi who had even addressed international forums has lost her seat, says Rakesh Kumar

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
Smokeless threat
Smokeless threat

Chewing tobacco has been taking a heavy toll in India, which stands just behind China. Rajat Arora stresses the need for a campaign to raise awareness on the dangers of the smokeless killer

  Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 22
Revolution encore
Revolution encore

A new bill passed by France on May 26 is expected to herald an ecological revolution as it primarily aims to reduce dependency on nuclear power to 50 % by 2025. Rajendra Shenda comments on it

  Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 22
Kolkata changers
Kolkata changers

The newly elected Kolkata Municipal Corporation has 70 women in the 144-member team. Many first time women councillors have a good educational and professional background, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    01-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 22
Migrant woes
Migrant woes

Migrant labourers from Odisha’s Kalahandi-Bolangir-Koraput region work in brick kilns both within the State and outside without health support, insurance or sick leave, says Sarada Lahangir

  Posted    23-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 21
Consent, not contest
Consent, not contest

Thousands of villages in Gujarat have opted for Samras Scheme, under which the panchayat team is picked through mutual consent. Anuradha Shukla tells us how it helped women do exemplary work

  Posted    18-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 20
Blue to blue
Blue to blue

Once associated with manual scavenging, the colour ‘blue’ presently symbolises women’s empowerment in Rajasthan, where those once abhorred by society now make food items

  Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
Health tunes
Health tunes

To sensitise rural communities on government health schemes and help them avail and monitor the services in Jharkhand, songs set to music drive home the points effectively, says Ajitha Menon  

  Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
Nepal beckons
Nepal beckons

It is destination Nepal for the service-minded and those having loved ones in the quake-hit nation. People from various walks of life have arrived to save, help and heal, says Shweta Sharma

  Posted    04-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 18
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