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Vol 5 Issue 16, Apr 18 - 24, 2014
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Banking women
Banking women

She realised that banks are not women-friendly when she was an employee in Jorhat. So Lakhimi Baruah started her own urban cooperative bank, says Ratna Bharali Talukdar

  Posted    21-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 16
Helping widows
Helping widows

In the city of widows, where women are just dumped by relatives after the husband's death, there is an air of despair and helplessness. But there is one ray of hope, too: Laxmi Gautam, an academician in Vrindavan. Afsana Rashid spoke to her

  Posted    21-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 16
Shining example
Shining example

A school for destitute kids is run on funds mobilized through shoe shining. School founder, S Selvakumar, visits places to collect money by wiping or polishing footwear, says P C Vinoj Kumar

  Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 15
Benign borrow
Benign borrow

Entire India will soon come under the cover of Arogya Finance that lends money for the poor to go for medical treatment. Supported by social venture funds, Arogya is in nine States and has helped over 400 persons, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

  Posted    12-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 15
Lady porter
Lady porter

North Western Railway’s first woman porter, Manju, was forced to take up the job at Jaipur station. She learnt most tricks of the trade but not the art of negotiating rates, says Abha Sharma

  Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 14
Pet project
Pet project

‘Rickshaw Bank’ is a project that helps rickshaw pullers. It was born out of a conversation Pradip Kumar Sarmah, a veterinarian, who had taken animal health care to rural areas in Assam, had with a rickshaw puller, says Souzeina S Mushtaq

  Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol 5 Issue 14
A big fight
A big fight

A woman sarpanch of a tribal community in Madhya Pradesh has successfully led a struggle for restoration of forest rights and ensured her people’s food security. Shuriah Niazi meets Santa Bai

  Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 13
Action cop
Action cop

His was a career dedicated to fight graft, through unconventional methods. Now the former cop is advisor to the anti-corruption cell of Aam Aadmi Party. Souzeina S Mushtaq profiles N Dilip Kumar, called as ‘action hero’ by a news magazine

  Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 12
Another war
Another war

If Kalinga war transformed Ashoka, the Kalinga institute in Odisha is transforming the lives of thousands of tribal children. Jatindra Dash meets the founder of the institute, Achyut Samanta

  Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 11
Natives’ return
Natives’ return

The return of Sabbah Haji and her family to their hometown in Kashmir’s Doda district has helped local children as the school started in 2009 is still growing. Afsana Rashid finds the school running with the help of volunteers from outside

  Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 11
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