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Girls ceiling
Girls ceiling

Despite many women making a mark at global arena, women are not traditionally encouraged to take sports as a profession in India as the stress is on studies, says badminton ace Saina Nehwal

  Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 29
Cutting on wood
Cutting on wood

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, visits Kenya and is amazed by the way the women make a difference with their innovative ways to conserve firewood

  Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 29
Dogged care
Dogged care

The phrase ‘a dog’s life’ takes another meaning in the shanty of Amma, a 61-year-old ragpicker in Delhi’s Saket area. Muhammed Zulqarnain Zulfi tells us about the life of 400 dogs she cares
 

  Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 28
Power game
Power game

Magic Bus, the NGO that uses sports as a means to empower poor youth has brought changes in the life of 20,263 children in Mysore. One of them is Javeriya, a footballer, says Roshin Varghese

  Posted    13-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 28
Rustic equality
Rustic equality

Sonalwadi in Maharashtra’s Solapur district has set an example for even urban societies. The men there shun dowry, share property with wives and even do household chores, says Suchismita Pai

  Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 27
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
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