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Vol 6 Issue 9, Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015
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Sailing in style
Sailing in style

The Indian Navy and Coast Guard are giving more opportunities for women to do off shore duties of late. Hema Vijay checks how choppy are the waters for women, who want to be on par with men

  Posted    23-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 8
Saving victims
Saving victims

An Indian American surgeon is in India to save victims of road accidents with his $200,000 simulator dummy. Arun Kumar finds out from Dinesh Vyas of Michigan State University what he is up to

  Posted    23-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 8
Women builders
Women builders

Does an all-woman construction workers team sound like a dream? Well, Pipal Tree Ventures has managed to put together such a team that is building agri-warehouses. Smita Deodhar speaks to Santosh Parulekar, the man who trains the builders

  Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
Green it, too
Green it, too

The launch of Make in India campaign is timely, says Rajendra Shende, batting for the decoupling of fossil fuel based energy generation from the present growth model to make it eco-friendly

  Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 2
Disaster’s child
Disaster’s child

She was born out of a disaster that struck coastal people 10 years ago. She is Tsunamika, a doll adorning homes, offices, educational institutions and events around the world. Hema Vijay tells us about her birth and how she symbolises hope

  Posted    10-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 2
The fighter
The fighter

Kamayani Bali-Mahabal narrates the story of tribal activist K Kali from the Irula community in Kerala. Kali with other women is fighting against the twin evils of alcoholism and malnutrition

  Posted    22-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 51
Grassroots voices
Grassroots voices

Fiery grassroots women activists like Monemma, an outspoken young woman from the Yanadi tribe of Andhra Pradesh, took the national capital by storm and drew up an agenda for women’s liberation at a mock Women’s Parliament. Taru Bahl reports

  Posted    22-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 51
Right schooling
Right schooling

Right to Education Act is doing wonders like putting Akangsha, daughter of poor workers, in a public school in a Rajasthani village. Even her own siblings were not so lucky, says Dilnaz Boga

  Posted    08-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 49
Wedding stopper
Wedding stopper

Adolescent Girls’ Groups have been ushering in positive changes. In a remote village in Odisha’s Kandhamal district, the wedding of a 17-year-old Dalit girl was stopped, says Sarada Lahangir

  Posted    08-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 49
The transformers
The transformers

A Village Health Sanitation and Nutrition Committee in Marwatoli village of Bihar has made the local health sub centre functional, turning it a model govt-run facility, says Ajitha Menon

  Posted    08-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 49
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