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Vol 5 Issue 50, Dec 12 - 18, 2014
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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
Free from despair
Free from despair

Adharshila Awasiya Vidyalaya, a residential school for tribal girls, gives hope to many who have gone through hell. Like child brides, rape victims, disabled, abandoned, says Annapurna Jha

  Posted    01-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 48
Mothers’ diary
Mothers’ diary

Ten years after staging the iconic protest in the nude, the 12 women in Manipur are gearing up for a bigger agitation. Anjulika Thingnam retraces the mothers’ path and finds out their plans

  Posted    22-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 47
Goals to score
Goals to score

From behind the veil, a group of Muslim girls in Mumbra dreamt big and have realised it. First, they learnt playing football, against all odds, and have set up a club. Now they have plans for intellectual pursuits, says Kamayani Bali-Mahabal

  Posted    22-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 47
Supporting schools
Supporting schools

In a bid to educate underprivileged children and youth in India properly, an US-based NGO, Pratham, works with schools, where students lag behind in reading and math skills, says Arun Kumar

  Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
Women’s care
Women’s care

In many backward areas of India, women’s health, particularly maternity care, is being taken care of now by Global Poverty Action Fund initiative, launched in 2012 by Oxfam, says Ajitha Menon

  Posted    27-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 43
Neglected cleaners
Neglected cleaners

As India moves into a cleanliness drive, the unsung heroes of sanitation – the men who enter clogged drains to clear them physically – remain forgotten. Rupesh Dutta and Gaurav Sharma report

  Posted    27-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 43
Bumper crops
Bumper crops

Model farmers are showing bumper crops by adopting Sustainable Integrated Farming Systems, taught to them by village farmers’ club, set up under a food security initiative, says Saadia Azim

  Posted    27-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 43
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