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Gates opines
Gates opines

An ‘impatient optimist’, Melinda Gates sees women’s health improving but is concerned over ‘many women and girls who are falling through the cracks, especially in the world’s poorest places’

  Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 15
Curbing monkey
Curbing monkey

A scheme to sterilize monkeys is helping jobless youth make some money in Himachal Pradesh, whose help has been sought by five states to keep simian numbers under control, says Vishal Gulati

  Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 15
Road to future
Road to future

With assistance from an NGO that supplied the bricks and materials, women of a remote hamlet in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal have built a road through their village, says Saadia Azim  

  Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 14
Princely gesture
Princely gesture

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are behind an auto rickshaw race that will be held in November between Khajuraho to Kipling Camp in Madhya Pradesh to raise funds for conserving elephants

  Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 13
Schooling tasks
Schooling tasks

Tribal children in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district go to school against all odds. Besides wild animals, flash streams and a host of other impediments, they make long treks. Dilnaz Boga tells us how the people are being inspired not to give up

  Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 13
Write to live
Write to live

‘Khabar Lahariya’ is a weekly newspaper that sensitises not just its 80,000 readers on gender issues, it has changed the lives of its women journalists with rural mooring, says Mehru Jaffer 

  Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 12
No kid stuff
No kid stuff

Among conservative Muslim women, adolescent girls create awareness on family planning, child marriage, nutrition, sanitation, thanks to Bihar Voluntary Health Association, says Ajitha Menon

  Posted    23-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 12
Inspiring service
Inspiring service

An NGO that takes used clothes, household goods and other essential items from cities to villages, Goonj has also inspired many to ditch careers and turn social workers, says Rahul Vaishnavi

  Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 11
Changing women
Changing women

Lives of several women in Bihar’s Madhubani district have undergone a sea change, making them independent and powerful, thanks to the Poorest Area Civil Societies Programme, says Alka Pande

  Posted    16-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 11
It’s no kid stuff
It’s no kid stuff

The prevalence of child marriages in Rajasthan not just makes a mockery of the law but also causes deep psychological wounds in the minds of those forced to enter wedlock, says Gaurav Sharma

  Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 10
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