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Vol 6 Issue 9, Feb 27 - Mar 5, 2015
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Mission Sanitation
Mission Sanitation

On a mission to build toilets in the slums and lower income neighbourhoods of Kanpur, Kalavati Devi is working to create a clean environment. She is one of those uncelebrated brand ambassadors of India’s sanitation movement, says Alka Pande

  Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 9
Educator extraordinaire
Educator extraordinaire

When Rajesh Kumar Sharma went to see how Metro Rail work was progressing near the Yamuna station, he realized that poor children had no school to attend. So he set up ‘Under the Bridge School’. Partho Burman meets the educator extraordinaire

  Posted    23-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 8
Rich at heart
Rich at heart

A daily wage labourer in Rajasthan has donated land worth a crore for building a hospital, madarasa and masjid, proving that charity need not be the rich man’s prerogative, says Anil Sharma

  Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
Unsung saviours
Unsung saviours

During the Uttarakhand flood of 2013, some women of Sumari Bhardhar risked their lives and saved equipment, furniture and documents of a school. But none appreciated them, says Chetna Verma

  Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
Saving girls
Saving girls

Her first attempt to save a 12-year-old girl from the clutches of an abusive father failed. But that propelled Renu Singh to turn a crusader for gender justice and rescue about 3,800 girls and women in over three decades, says Partho Burman

  Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
Kind hospital
Kind hospital

Medicare hospital in Pune offers free treatment for women who are targets of dowry torture and acid attacks as the founder-owner was moved by the plight of one such victim, says Quaid Najmi

  Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
Missing Nobel
Missing Nobel

Winner of many awards for his social work in Mumbai slums, Jockin Arputham missed the Nobel Peace in 2014. But for people whose life he changed through his dedication, he is indeed an ‘arputham’ (miracle, in Tamil), says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
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
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