Vol 7 Issue 49, Dec 02, 2016 - Dec 08, 2016.

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  • Your vote counts

    Your vote counts

    An online poll has been announced to shortlist the nominations from among seven individual and three pairs of nominees for The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year Award. The award comes with a cash prize of Rs.25,000, a trophy and citation
      Posted    01-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 48
  • Blooming dreams

    Blooming dreams

    Mamoon Akhtar is offering hundreds of poor children in Howrah what he did not get as a child – a good English medium education, because his family could not afford it for him. G Singh spoke to Mamoon, who is also involved in other social projects
      Posted    08-Nov-2016    Vol 7 Issue 45
  • Cool Auto

    Cool Auto

    After introducing several customer-friendly initiatives in his auto, G Annadurai aka Auto Anna is now exploring the possibility of running an air-conditioned auto for the comfort of passengers
      Posted    27-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 43
  • Breezing on highway

    Breezing on highway

    Twenty-five-year old Tabassum Ali is the first woman truck driver from Madhya Pradesh, but her story is not just about grit and guts, it is also about her love for her mother and sisters for whom she has dedicated her life, says G Singh
      Posted    27-Oct-2016    Vol 7 Issue 43
  • Kind act

    Kind act

    A businessman, Mahesh Savani, is trying to get in touch with the families of Indian soldiers who were martyred during the recent terror strike at Uri. He has pledged to support the education of the children of the martyrs, says Somma Banerjjee
      Posted    29-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 39
  • Talking trees

    Talking trees

    Trees may not be able to speak, but they have found a voice thanks to a bunch of women activists in Jhansi, who believe that saving the existing trees is more important than planting fresh ones. Partho Burman reports on their unique mission
      Posted    27-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 39
  • Caring angel

    Caring angel

    Having disabled parents, Neha Arora knew the difficulties that the physically challenged faced.  The young engineer has quit a promising career to brighten the lives of disabled people by organising special tours for them, says Jyoti Kanyal 
      Posted    24-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 39
  • Riot stoppers

    Riot stoppers

    When the Cauvery row between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka spiralled out of control last week, with Tamil drivers bearing the brunt of mob violence in Karnataka, two Bengaluru residents came together and rescued 150 truckers, says Usha Prasad   
      Posted    19-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 38
  • Seeding change

    Seeding change

    \r\n A bus conductor in Coimbatore, M Yoganathan, has been meeting school children and encouraging them to plant trees. He tells P C Vinoj Kumar that he has planted 3 lakh trees in last 30 years \r\n
      Posted    03-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 36
  • The protector

    The protector

    To pursue his passion for wildlife, Imran Siddiqui reared chicken and sold it on the streets of Hyderabad. T P Venu tracks the silent work of the green warrior who recently stopped construction of a road through a wildlife sanctuary with a PIL
      Posted    03-Sep-2016    Vol 7 Issue 36
  • Towering cop

    Towering cop

    Serving in Rajkot Traffic Police, assistant sub-inspector Dhansukh Mensibhai Kachot discharges his duty without fear or favour. He has collected a record Rs 2.16 crore fine amount from traffic offenders in last 10 years, says Narendra Kaushik
      Posted    27-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 35
  • Shaping officers

    Shaping officers

    P Kanagaraj failed to make it to the IAS in spite of reaching the interview stage twice. Undaunted, as a professor of political science, he is quietly churning out IAS and IPS officers through his free coaching classes, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    20-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 34
  • Green guru

    Green guru

    A spiritual guru in saffron robes is the last man you would expect to get into a dirty river overflowing with sewage to clean it. But Balbir Singh Seechewal did just that to transform the Kali Bein beyond imagination, says Narendra Kaushik
      Posted    01-Aug-2016    Vol 7 Issue 31
  • 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