Person of the Year 2014
Vol 5 Issue 50, Dec 12 - 18, 2014
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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
Height of concern
Height of concern

From a school teacher in Gurgaon to a benefactor supporting 38,000 students in Ladakh, Sujata Sahu has trekked great heights. Partho Burman tells us about her 17,000ft Foundation that engages volunteer-tourists to help students in the hills

  Posted    08-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 45
Martyr’s wife
Martyr’s wife

After losing her husband in an armed conflict in Kashmir, Subhashini Vasanth embarked on a mission to help war widows. A journey with twists and turns has now enabled her to make a difference in the lives of many women, says Tisha Srivastav

  Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
Sherwood style
Sherwood style

They call themselves Robin Hood Army. But they are law abiding youth, gathering food from restaurants, leftovers or otherwise, and serving them to the needy in many cities, says Shilpa Raina

  Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
Saving saviours
Saving saviours

Doctors in Kashmir went about their job, saving lives when floods wreaked havoc, surviving on IV fluids till they were rescued from marooned hospitals. Shazia Yousuf has the story of courage

  Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
Free coaching
Free coaching

Through a mentorship programme, Avanti Fellows, two IIT alumni, Krishna Ramkumar and Akshay Saxena, are training underprivileged children to crack entrance examinations of prestigious institutions all over India, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
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