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Vol 5 Issue 30, Jul 25 - 31, 2014
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Teacher-student
Teacher-student

A girl from Mumbai sets out to teach English to Ladakhi children but ends up learning about life in the border, realizing how she has taken her peaceful life for granted, says Kulsum Mustafa

  Posted    26-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 30
Touching base
Touching base

New York-born Ajaita Shah once applied for fellowship to work in India. Then she came back and also launched Frontier Markets to serve base of the pyramid households. Souzeina S Mushtaq spoke to the 29-year-old who knows the needs of villages

  Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 29
Donor par excellence
Donor par excellence

P Kalyansundaram, who donated his lifetime salary for charity, has inspired social workers in Tamil Nadu for years. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the happy man whose name is synonymous with simplicity

  Posted    19-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 29
People’s doctor
People’s doctor

Dr V Shanta heads the Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai. Active even at 87 years, she talks to Manasa Ramraj about her childhood inspiration, adding: ‘Doctors must learn to treat their patients as human beings and not as mere commodities.’

  Posted    12-Jul-2014    Vol 5 Issue 28
Turn crafts
Turn crafts

Jharcraft saved ethnic arts and crafts of Jharkhand, stopped traditional weavers and artisans from migrating to cities and gave a sheen to silk production. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports the miracle, attributed to IFS officer Dhirendra Kumar

  Posted    21-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 25
For farmers
 For farmers

Two IITians, Shashank Kumar and Manish Kumar, went to villages and set up a social enterprise that has touched the lives of hundreds of farmers in Bihar. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells us about their work and innovative agricultural management

  Posted    14-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 24
Mama's home
Mama's home

Nirajalaxmi Mohapatra’s home has 54 children of convicts, who might have gone astray with none to take care of them. Rakhi Ghosh finds two of them set to join engineering or medical courses

  Posted    07-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 23
Wild bird care
Wild bird care

Animal lovers may abound, but birds from the wild get no medical treatment if they were to meet with an accident. Filling the gap are Nadeem Shazad and Mohammad Saud, who have treated 3000 incapacitated birds in 12 years, says Asad Ashraf

  Posted    07-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 23
Lake cleaner
Lake cleaner

Besides striving to bringing sparrows back, volunteers of Environmentalist Foundation of India clean urban lakes and beaches. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the founder, who earlier worked for Google

  Posted    31-May-2014    Vol 5 Issue 22
Once upon a spy
Once upon a spy

A former RAW officer is now on a mission to rehabilitate a community of people, known to eat rat and called Musahars in Bihar. Realizing that they were joining naxalities, J K Sinha started educating the children. Souzeina S Mushtaq reports

  Posted    24-May-2014    Vol 5 Issue 21
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