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Vol 7 Issue 21, May 20 - 26, 2016
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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
A free lunch
A free lunch

An ordinary simple middle class couple has been serving free lunch to 34 senior citizens in Mumbai since 2012. Somma Banerjjee finds out why Yvonne and Mark D’Souza are so selfless in service

  Posted    15-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 7
Not by profit
Not by profit

A Muruganantham, who invented a low-cost sanitary napkin making machine, sees success not in the company’s accounts book but in the number of beneficiaries, says P C Vinoj Kumar  

  Posted    08-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 6
Doctor Poor
Doctor Poor

A doctor extraordinaire, 33-year-old Sunilkumar Hebbi treats patients for free and has conducted over 650 medical camps in and around Bengaluru, benefitting 30,000 poor people. Usha Prasad tells us how a beggar inspired him to serve the poor

  Posted    08-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 6
Caring the carer
Caring the carer

People caring for patients in government hospitals often stay hungry. But a Good Samaritan acknowledges their service and takes care of them too by providing them food, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    02-Feb-2016    Vol 7 Issue 5
Space to farm
Space to farm

In the US, Rikin Gandhi aspired to be an astronaut but landed in the pastoral fields of India to develop Digital Green, an initiative that helps farmers. He now feels “people can choose agriculture and be prosperous.” Partho Burman reports

  Posted    23-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 4
Master potter
Master potter

In a government school in Tamil Nadu, students are not just taught but trained to be achievers. Like a potter churning vessels from clay, the headmaster M Karunanithi shapes children from poor homes for big things. P C Vinoj Kumar checks out

  Posted    16-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 3
People’s monk
People’s monk

The Roti Bank, started by Tara Patkar and few others, has brought down begging in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. Narendra Kaushik tells us the story of the journalist-turned social activist who is changing the lives of the local people

  Posted    11-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 2
After the rains
After the rains

If Chennai rains exposed the vulnerability of women and children in a crisis, rallying together to make things better is the best gift that communities gave themselves, says Kirthi Jayakumar

  Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
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The son of a poor sweet shop owner, Chandra Shekhar Ghosh today sweetens the lives of women in poverty stricken homes with loans. G Singh traces the incredibly phenomenal rise of the founder of Bandhan Bank that has Rs.12,500 crore deposit now

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Aasife Biriyani, popular among Chennai’s foodies and sold through nine outlets, was dispensed from a pushcart 18 years ago. Founder Aasife Ahmed made it a Rs 70 crore turnover chain by just not compromising on quality, says P C Vinoj Kumar

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