Vol 7 Issue 30, Jul 22 - 28, 2016

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  • Traffic tamer

    Traffic tamer

    To prevent an accident, similar to the one that killed her daughter, 59-year-old Dorris Francis has been regulating traffic since last six years at the spot where a car rammed their auto. Partho Burman profiles the braveheart from Ghaziabad
      Posted    09-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 28
  • Driven by passion

    Driven by passion

    G Annadurai, who is perhaps Chennai’s most loved auto driver, is today a much sought after motivational speaker who travels all over India and inspires MNC employees, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    04-Jul-2016    Vol 7 Issue 27
  • Special centre

    Special centre

    The rehabilitation centres of Tamahar Trust are a godsend to parents bearing the yoke of bringing up special children. Trust founder Vaishali Pai tells Smita Deohar why she had to start it  
      Posted    25-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 26
  • Sworn benefactor

    Sworn benefactor

    At the funeral of his brother in 1963, Deo Kumar Saraf swore not to let poverty-struck people die due to lack of medical care. Today, his Anandalok group of hospitals challenge corporate hospitals with their affordable charges, says G Singh
      Posted    18-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 25
  • Conviction to kids

    Conviction to kids

    Nirajalaxmi Mohapatra is a loving mother for children of convicts. The hostel she set up for kids of jail inmates in Bhubaneswar has helped many children study and even enter medical college
      Posted    11-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 24
  • River revival

    River revival

    Noyyal, the river that fed the fertile western Tamil Nadu, is today polluted and dry most of the time. To rejuvenate the dead Noyyal, Vanitha Mohan is on an eco-mission. P C Vinoj Kumar profiles her on the occasion of World Environment Day
      Posted    04-Jun-2016    Vol 7 Issue 23
  • Wigs of compassion

    Wigs of compassion

    A cancer patient’s elation over the wig he had made for her changed Marishetty Kumar’s life.  The wigmaker who made wigs for actors now sells his creations for a discounted price to those who lose hair due to chemotherapy, says Usha Prasad
      Posted    30-May-2016    Vol 7 Issue 22
  • Maternal mission

    Maternal mission

    Providing 24-hour maternal healthcare in a remote area of Chamba district in Himachal Pradesh for 31 years is health worker, Kaushalya. Vishal Gulati tells us about her celebrated dedication
      Posted    25-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 17
  • Kind chaperon

    Kind chaperon

    A school teacher’s dedication to prepare a few homeless girls for a better future by taking them under her wings completely received support from hawkers at Dum Dum railway station, which has given a new life to the girls, finds out G Singh
      Posted    14-Mar-2016    Vol 7 Issue 11
  • A free lunch

    A free lunch

    An ordinary simple middle class couple has been serving free lunch to 34 senior citizens in Mumbai since 2012. Somma Banerjjee finds out why Yvonne and Mark D’Souza are so selfless in service
      Posted    15-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 7
  • Not by profit

    Not by profit

    A Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin making machine, sees success not in the company’s accounts book but in the number of beneficiaries, says P C Vinoj Kumar  
      Posted    08-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 6
  • Doctor Poor

    Doctor Poor

    A doctor extraordinaire, 33-year-old Sunilkumar Hebbi treats patients for free and has conducted over 650 medical camps in and around Bengaluru, benefitting 30,000 poor people. Usha Prasad tells us how a beggar inspired him to serve the poor
      Posted    08-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 6
  • Caring the carer

    Caring the carer

    People caring for patients in government hospitals often stay hungry. But a Good Samaritan acknowledges their service and takes care of them too by providing them food, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    02-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 5
  • Space to farm

    Space to farm

    In the US, Rikin Gandhi aspired to be an astronaut but landed in the pastoral fields of India to develop Digital Green, an initiative that helps farmers. He now feels “people can choose agriculture and be prosperous.” Partho Burman reports
      Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 4
  • Master potter

    Master potter

    In a government school in Tamil Nadu, students are not just taught but trained to be achievers. Like a potter churning vessels from clay, the headmaster M Karunanithi shapes children from poor homes for big things. P C Vinoj Kumar checks out
      Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 3
  • People’s monk

    People’s monk

    The Roti Bank, started by Tara Patkar and few others, has brought down begging in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. Narendra Kaushik tells us the story of the journalist-turned social activist who is changing the lives of the local people
      Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 2
  • After the rains

    After the rains

    If Chennai rains exposed the vulnerability of women and children in a crisis, rallying together to make things better is the best gift that communities gave themselves, says Kirthi Jayakumar
      Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
  • The app man

    The app man

    A school teacher from Rajasthan was toasted by the Prime Minister at the Wembley Stadium during his UK visit. Partho Burman has the story of the self-taught Imran Khan who has developed 54 education apps, besides some websites, all for free
      Posted    14-Dec-2015    Vol 6 Issue 50
  • Road fixer

    Road fixer

    In the family that names children after freedom fighters, it was natural that he was called Gangadhara Tilak. But he continued the tradition of being a do-gooder, filling up potholes on roads, spending his own money and time, says S Sainath
      Posted    30-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 48
  • Bridging villages

    Bridging villages

    Boatman Sheikh Lalchand of Kulia village in Howrah district has singlehandedly built a bamboo bridge across River Mudeswari, connecting people of three panchayats with the mainland. And the bridge has been rightly named after him, says G Singh
      Posted    23-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 47
  • Train girls

    Train girls

    A primary school teacher has been taking classes at the parking lot of Dum Dum railway station for girls who eke a living begging on the platforms. Dipanjana Dey has the extraordinary story
      Posted    02-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 44
  • Another stork tale

    Another stork tale

    Fascinated by the rare Greater ‘Adjutant’ Stork in the fields on her way to school in Assam, Purnima Devi Barman grew up to learn that it has become rarer and launched a campaign to protect the species. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells the story
      Posted    02-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 44