Vol 11 Issue 14, Apr 03, 2020 - Apr 09, 2020.


  • Crime & reformation

    Crime & reformation

    Sucked into the world of crime as a child, Laxman Ghole revelled in violence with police connivance. He came out of the maze after reading ‘My Experiments with Truth’ and is now a Gandhian helping jail birds kick the past, says Ketan Vaidya
      Posted    08-Feb-2020    Vol 11 Issue 6
  • Heart and soul

    Heart and soul

    After exploring the world, bagging degrees, diplomas and a doctorate and making money, Geetanjali Chopra felt a void in her heart, leading to a soul-searching that concluded at Wishes and Blessings. Sofia Danish Khan met the social worker
      Posted    04-Nov-2019    Vol 10 Issue 44
  • The good teacher

    The good teacher

    Students of a Panchayat School in rural Tamil Nadu speak English with the right accent, thanks to Annapurna Mohan who spends her money on devising new methods of teaching. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the unusual teacher in Indian public education
      Posted    26-Sep-2019    Vol 10 Issue 38
  • Heal the poor

    Heal the poor

    For someone who grew up being indifferent to deprivation, Falguni Nevatia’s attitude towards social work changed after marriage, more after her husband’s death. Gurvinder Singh tell us how her mammoth Rural Health Care Foundation functions
      Posted    13-Jul-2019    Vol 10 Issue 28
  • Water idea

    Water idea

    Stepping out of the plush comforts of her Malabar Hill home in Mumbai, Amla Ruia turned ‘water mother’ to lakhs of people in India’s parched zones as she was impelled to reach out to the water-starved. Vedika Chaubey has her inspiring story
      Posted    06-Jul-2019    Vol 10 Issue 27
  • First call

    First call

    They rush in where others fear to tread. They are ‘Alert’ volunteers who provide the first medical assistance to accident victims even before the ambulance arrives. Radhika Sudhakar speaks to their trainer and Alert founder, Kala Balasundaram
      Posted    04-Jul-2019    Vol 10 Issue 26
  • An eco-warrior

    An eco-warrior

    As mystery shrouds the disappearance of activist S Mugilan for over 100 days, #WhereIsMugilan hash tag trends in Twitter and people in Tamil Nadu are demanding an answer from the police. G Babu Jayakumar traces Mugilan’s path as an activist
      Posted    17-Jun-2019    Vol 10 Issue 24
  • Ahead of others

    Ahead of others

    She was born 15 weeks in advance and has been surging ahead of her peers intellectually since then. P C Vinoj Kumar talks to child prodigy K Visalini, who has one of the world’s highest IQ and at 19 years ready with big plans for the country
      Posted    14-Jun-2019    Vol 10 Issue 24
  • Helping the Hungry

    Helping the Hungry

    A computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol collects excess untouched food from college and office canteens everyday and distributes it among nearly 200 poor children. Milinda Ghosh Roy finds out what led him to start this initiative
      Posted    02-Feb-2019    Vol 10 Issue 5
  • Gandhigiri in Kollam

    Gandhigiri in Kollam

    Kerala politician Niyaz Chithara, inspired by Gandhi’s message of ‘be the change’, has donated his ancestral property of one acre and 10 cents (4,451 sq m), valued at about Rs 8 crore (USD 1.1 million) to 20 landless families, says Sanu George
      Posted    09-Jan-2019    Vol 10 Issue 1
  • A Clean Sweep

    A Clean Sweep

    Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International, known for his work to eradicate manual scavenging and construction of public toilets, swept an eminent three-member jury off their feet to emerge as The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year
      Posted    29-Dec-2018    Vol 9 Issue 53
  • Price of Freedom

    Price of Freedom

    Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi's life has been made into a film titled, ‘The Price of Free’. The film is about one man's groundbreaking struggle to liberate every child possible from slavery, says Nivedita, who also spoke to Kailash 
      Posted    30-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 49
  • The Final Push

    The Final Push

    At age 22, during his final days of training at Indian Military Academy, Navin Gulia met with an accident that left him in the words of doctors – permanently 100 percent disabled. But Navin refused to live by those words, says Sofia Danish Khan
      Posted    24-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 48
  • Empowering the Children

    Empowering the Children

    In Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana, industrial workers and daily-wage earners have created a library for their children by making contributions ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000. Jaideep Sarin met Lakhwinder Singh, the man behind this library
      Posted    10-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 46
  • This Cafe's Special

    This Cafe's Special

    Employing people who suffer from various developmental disabilities, including her own daughter, Sushama Nagarkar’s Cafe Arpan in Mumbai has gained huge popularity among patrons, many of whom have become regulars. Quaid Najmi checks out the cafe
      Posted    09-Nov-2018    Vol 9 Issue 46
  • Living like Family

    Living like Family

    Social worker Gayatri Pathak, a former journalist, understands what it is to be like an orphan in society. Having grown up in an orphanage and starting life from scratch at 18 outside of it, she is now a beacon of hope to many like her, says Anvi Mehta
      Posted    31-Oct-2018    Vol 9 Issue 44
  • Warriors of Change

    Warriors of Change

    An army of 650 youth drawn from different parts of the nation are working in remote areas across the country to ensure holistic education for the children, and to increase enrolment and reduce dropouts in government schools, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    29-Sep-2018    Vol 9 Issue 40
  • The Matka Man

    The Matka Man

    Alagarathanam Natarajan, who overcame cancer and gave up his business in Britain, has found happiness in providing water to Delhi’s poor. Every day he is out in his van to fill up the 70 matkas he has set up across the city, says Nivedita Singh
      Posted    27-Sep-2018    Vol 9 Issue 39
  • The Gold Hunter

    The Gold Hunter

    Hailing from the small town of Jalpaiguri town in North Bengal, Swapna Barman, daughter of a van rickshaw puller, became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the gruelling heptathlon event at the Asian Games, reports Debayan Mukherjee
      Posted    30-Aug-2018    Vol 9 Issue 35
  • One Man Army

    One Man Army

    Major Hemant Raj had got leave to visit his village in Kerala for Onam when the floods happened. His flight to Kochi from Delhi got cancelled, but like a hero he reached his drowning village and rescued hundreds of people. Archana Sharma reports
      Posted    24-Aug-2018    Vol 9 Issue 35
  • Guardians of Kanha

    Guardians of Kanha

    Tribal women of the Mukki zone at Kanha National Park are breaking conventional chains by taking over male-dominated jobs in the region. These women have turned protectors of the forest and they also drive and guide tourists, says Kushagra Dixit
      Posted    04-Aug-2018    Vol 9 Issue 32
  • Pride of Chennai

    Pride of Chennai

    Malvika Iyer was 13 when a grenade accidentally blew up in her hands, ripping her forearms and paralysing her legs. The Chennai woman is now a motivational speaker igniting hope for people with disabilities the world over, says Bhavana Akella
      Posted    21-Jul-2018    Vol 9 Issue 30
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