In the jungles of Muthurkham Chaura and Kadel Pahar in Jharkhand, which is a Maoist corridor and haven for timber mafia, there roams a 42-year-old woman, Chami Devi Murmu, whom the locals fondly call ‘Lady Tarzan’. Saadia Azim tells us why
Bringing back the roar to Panna Tiger Reserve, which had no wild cat prowling in 2009, was a task cut out for R S Murthy. Akash Bisht tells the story of how the IFS officer raised the tiger count at the park from zero to 17 in just 2 years
Ever since he started practice in the 1960s, Shyama Prasad Mukherjee has been charging just Rs 5 as consultation fee. Now at the age of 75, every day he sees up to 50 poor patients, who come from all over Jharkhand, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
The BBC once described Babar Ali as the youngest headmaster. The founder of Anand Shiksha Niketan, having 800 students on the rolls now, was 9 years when he started teaching 8 of his friends. Kavita Kanan Chandra profiles Ali, now in college
For local girls, Shama Khan is the role model. The 28-year-old panchayat chief strives to provide what is scarce in Thar: Water and woman’s education. Due to her efforts, enrolment has gone up from 550 to 6,550 in two years, says Renu Rakesh
Not even a brush with death has dampened the spirit of the driving couple from Chennai, Harsha Koda and Prabha, who have resumed a journey from the very spot it was cut short 7 months back when their Xylo ran off the coastal road in Orissa
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