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Vol 5 Issue 47, Nov 21 - 27, 2014
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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
Teacher Amma
Teacher Amma

A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as ‘Priya Amma’ runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    2014/10/04    Vol 5 Issue 40
Eyeing options
 Eyeing options

Where millions suffer from eye disorders, a young ophthalmologist has set up a clinic to bring eye care within the reach of the poor and the rural population. Akash Bisht spoke to Parveez Ubed, who started ERC Eye Care 3 years ago in Assam

  Posted    2014/09/29    Vol 5 Issue 39
No kid's play
No kid's play

What started with 15 street boys is now an NGO touching the lives of 300,000 children in 3,000 locations in 19 states. Santosh Rao meets Mathew Spacie, who cranked the Magic Bus 15 years ago

  Posted    06-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 36
The challenger
The challenger

It challenged the idea of Ice Bucket Challenge itself. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a journo from Hyderabad, changed the course of a charity wave, turning it more relevant to Indian context. Akash Bisht spoke to the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneer

  Posted    06-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 36
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