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Vol 6 Issue 35, Aug 28 - Sep 3, 2015
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War on porn
War on porn

Claiming that there is a link between increasing incidence of rapes and other acts of sexual perversion to pornography, Kamlesh Vaswani, a lawyer from Indore, is waging a battle to get a ban on porn websites. Partho Burman spoke to the man

  Posted    31-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 35
Begged to differ
Begged to differ

Turning a man seeking alms into a candy seller is something only school students who begged to differ on prevalent myths about begging can achieve. P C Vinoj Kumar has the paraplegic’s story

  Posted    24-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 34
The transformer
The transformer

Irrigation wells, schools, a weavers’ cooperative and many such schemes have transformed villages in Maharashtra’s Sangli and Kolhapur districts. But Arun Chavan, the man behind it all, is not known outside the area, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 32
Keeping them in
Keeping them in

The new sarpanch of Sarakana in Odisha has ensured that there is no migration out of her village by people in search of work. Rakhi Ghosh tells us the success story of sarpanch Soudamani Das

  Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
People’s bridge
People’s bridge

The new 225 feet long bridge across river Ghaggar, linking the villages of Panihari and Alikan in Haryana, is a model project. Costing Rs 1.5 crore, the bridge is an example of a people’s initiative, funded by the public, says Partho Burman

  Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 29
Poverty’s child
Poverty’s child

Once a domestic help, it is just natural that Anuradha Bhosale dedicated her life to protect children from exploitation. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells us how she charted her path out of poverty through education and work among child labourers

  Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 27
A grandpa’s story
 A grandpa’s story

At 97, Sudhanshu Biswas is a busy man. Taking care of 50 boys and 6 senior citizens, meticulously monitoring if they are served food on time and so on, at his home near Kolkata, he keeps visitors waiting. G Singh found the waiting worthwhile

  Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 26
Changing lives
Changing lives

Having an alcoholic dad and a husband was enough motivation for Bhanu to help persons having alcohol and drug dependence problems to turn a new leaf. P C Vinoj Kumar reports on her CONCERN

  Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 26
Caring by habit
Caring by habit

A Chennai woman’s simple gesture of donating the money she gets from selling old newspapers, collected from homes, to two orphanages is an inheritance from her parents, who always took care of poor youth at their home, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 25
Dreamers’ dream
Dreamers’ dream

What R Saravanan could not do to his sister in 2005, he does for others. P C Vinoj Kumar met the founder of Dhanalakshmi Raja Educational and Charitable Trust that sends poor kids to college

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
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