Person of the Year 2015
Vol 6 Issue 5, Jan 30 - Feb 5, 2015
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Rich at heart
Rich at heart

A daily wage labourer in Rajasthan has donated land worth a crore for building a hospital, madarasa and masjid, proving that charity need not be the rich man’s prerogative, says Anil Sharma

  Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
Unsung saviours
Unsung saviours

During the Uttarakhand flood of 2013, some women of Sumari Bhardhar risked their lives and saved equipment, furniture and documents of a school. But none appreciated them, says Chetna Verma

  Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
Saving girls
Saving girls

Her first attempt to save a 12-year-old girl from the clutches of an abusive father failed. But that propelled Renu Singh to turn a crusader for gender justice and rescue about 3,800 girls and women in over three decades, says Partho Burman

  Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
Kind hospital
Kind hospital

Medicare hospital in Pune offers free treatment for women who are targets of dowry torture and acid attacks as the founder-owner was moved by the plight of one such victim, says Quaid Najmi

  Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
Missing Nobel
Missing Nobel

Winner of many awards for his social work in Mumbai slums, Jockin Arputham missed the Nobel Peace in 2014. But for people whose life he changed through his dedication, he is indeed an ‘arputham’ (miracle, in Tamil), says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
Right woman
Right woman

For the tribals of Sundergarh in Odisha, Anna Kujur is the beacon of hope. She not just made them aware of their rights but also encouraged them to stand up and fight, says Sarada Lahangir

  Posted    15-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 50
Saviour on street
Saviour on street

Whatever job he was in, S M Venkatesh saved abandoned people from the streets. Now, his Agal Foundation works with Helpage India, responding to distress calls, quickly and efficiently, as P C Vinoj Kumar found through a snap sting operation

  Posted    15-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 50
Saving children
Saving children

Starting with a night shelter for children of sex workers, Prerana has come a long way providing support to women stuck in Mumbai’s red light district. Kavita Kanan Chandra retraces Priti Patkar’s 28-year journey that has saved many a child

  Posted    08-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 49
Girl friendly
Girl friendly

A cradle has saved at least 110 girls in Rajasthan, a state notorious for female infanticide. Gaurav Sharma finds out how Maa Bhagwati Vikas Sansthan was formed, how it saves unwanted babies

  Posted    01-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 48
Ebola challenges
Ebola challenges

The outbreak of Ebola, besides taking a heavy toll of health workers in Western African clinics, has thrown new challenges to nurses, who are responding bravely. Qurratul-Ain Haider reports

  Posted    15-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 46
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