Vol 8 Issue 51, Dec 15, 2017 - Dec 21, 2017.

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  • The Unstoppable Winner

    The Unstoppable Winner

    Rajalakshmi S.J. may have lost her mobility, but not her will. The orthodontist, who won the Miss Popularity title at the Miss World Wheelchair 2017, fights for the rights of the differently-abled and delivers motivational talks, says Bhumika K
      Posted    29-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 48
  • The Home Maker

    The Home Maker

    In 2006, this professor in Kerala noticed one of her students was living in an unsafe house and decided to build a new house for him. Since then she has built 78 homes for poor people in Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts, says Sanu George
      Posted    28-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 48
  • Two Rupee Doctor

    Two Rupee Doctor

    Vijay’s Tamil blockbuster ‘Mersal’ has turned the public mood against corporate hospitals and put the spotlight on ‘two rupee doctor’ Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan, who is serving the poor patients commuting on his bike, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    10-Nov-2017    Vol 8 Issue 46
  • Mission Educate Girls

    Mission Educate Girls

    Safeena Husain worked for many years in development projects abroad, but returned to India to work in rural areas among girl children. She has helped more than 200,000 out-of-school girls become part of the education system, says Mudita Girotra
      Posted    28-Sep-2017    Vol 8 Issue 39
  • Blooming Lives

    Blooming Lives

    In remote villages of Uttarakhand, women have a new source of livelihood and their lives are changing. Thanks to Pratibha Krishnaiah, a computer engineer from Bengaluru, they earn between Rs 2,000 and 5,000 per month. Anvi Mehta has the story
      Posted    23-Aug-2017    Vol 8 Issue 33
  • Dharavis App Guru

    Dharavis App Guru

    Nawneet Ranjan made a documentary on life in Mumbai’s Dharavi slums and it won critical acclaim at international film festivals. He is now changing the lives of the children of Dharavi, teaching them coding and app development, says Deven Lad
      Posted    16-Aug-2017    Vol 8 Issue 22
  • The Mind Healer

    The Mind Healer

    She had a difficult childhood, but that didn’t stop Manika Majumdar in joining a Kolkata-based NGO to offer counselling for people with mental health issues. Partho Burman profiles the unsung hero who was taunted for working with ‘mad people’
      Posted    08-Jul-2017    Vol 8 Issue 22
  • The Rain Man

    The Rain Man

    When the sky turns overcast, people of Chennai no longer tune in to their television sets to listen to the weather forecast – they log in to Pradeep John’s Facebook page. P C Vinoj Kumar profiles Chennai’s popular independent weather forecaster
      Posted    29-Jun-2017    Vol 8 Issue 22
  • Raising hopes

    Raising hopes

    Former school coordinator Juin Dutta conducts informal classes for underprivileged children and runs a hostel for them at Vadodara with the help of volunteers. Kavita Kanan Chandra spoke to the gritty woman, who has bigger plans to achieve
      Posted    23-May-2017    Vol 8 Issue 21
  • Riding the beast

    Riding the beast

    A woman riding a 1600 cc superbike on a highway attracts a lot of attention, but Pooja Rajput who undertook a 2,000-km solo coastal ride on her Harley Davidson is unfazed and urges women to hit the road. Anjali Ojha spoke to the braveheart   
      Posted    13-May-2017    Vol 8 Issue 20
  • The troublemaker

    The troublemaker

    For many years now, V S Veerapathiran or Veera as he is fondly called, has been falling foul of people for his concern about protecting the environment. But nothing has deterred the green warrior from Kodaikanal. Usha Prasad profiles the man
      Posted    06-May-2017    Vol 8 Issue 19
  • Tracking the killers

    Tracking the killers

    Fiona Mackeown, mother of British teenager Scarlett Keeling, whose barely-clothed body was found at Anjuna beach in Goa in 2008, is raising funds on a crowd-funding website to secure justice for her slain daughter, says Mayabhushan Nagvenkar
      Posted    22-Mar-2017    Vol 8 Issue 12
  • Women in blue

    Women in blue

    You have heard of the men in blue; now get to know about the women in blue, the all-women patrol squad in Udaipur that is striking fear in the hearts of eve-teasers and making the streets and public places safer for women, says Renu Rakesh
      Posted    17-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 51
  • Girl power

    Girl power

    Leading a team of NCC girls, Major Deepika Rathore scaled the Everest for a second time earlier this year. Salute the great mountaineers and move ahead, she told the group as they saw dead bodies sliding down from the top, says Abha Sharma
      Posted    15-Dec-2016    Vol 7 Issue 50
  • 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
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