Vol 8 Issue 48, Nov 24, 2017 - Nov 30, 2017.

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  • Bridging villages

    Bridging villages

    Boatman Sheikh Lalchand of Kulia village in Howrah district has singlehandedly built a bamboo bridge across River Mudeswari, connecting people of three panchayats with the mainland. And the bridge has been rightly named after him, says G Singh
      Posted    23-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 47
  • Train girls

    Train girls

    A primary school teacher has been taking classes at the parking lot of Dum Dum railway station for girls who eke a living begging on the platforms. Dipanjana Dey has the extraordinary story
      Posted    02-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 44
  • Another stork tale

    Another stork tale

    Fascinated by the rare Greater ‘Adjutant’ Stork in the fields on her way to school in Assam, Purnima Devi Barman grew up to learn that it has become rarer and launched a campaign to protect the species. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells the story
      Posted    02-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 44
  • Special service

    Special service

    Realising the trouble of special children travelling long distance for treatment as she commuted to work, Vaishali Pai took rehabilitation facility close to their homes, says Smita Deodhar
      Posted    26-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 43
  • Model village

    Model village

    Led by a woman, Zamin Devarkulam in Tamil Nadu is a model village for India. It has no fan club, party flag or liquor shop and many of its youth work abroad, says P C Vinoj Kumar, who was amazed by the security that CCTV cameras provide
      Posted    26-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 43
  • New life

    New life

    She has worked with women in distress in Mumbai and victims of Bhopal gas tragedy. Now, her New Light is a project that has pulled children of Kolkata’s red light areas out of darkness. G Singh met Urmi Basu, a social worker extraordinaire
      Posted    12-Oct-2015    Vol 6 Issue 41
  • Schooling girls

    Schooling girls

    A former child worker, Zainab, is now an activist committed to children’s education. Azera Parveen Rahman tells us the story of empowerment of the 19-year-old girl from Chandora near Meerut
      Posted    12-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 37
  • War on porn

    War on porn

    Claiming that there is a link between increasing incidence of rapes and other acts of sexual perversion to pornography, Kamlesh Vaswani, a lawyer from Indore, is waging a battle to get a ban on porn websites. Partho Burman spoke to the man
      Posted    31-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 35
  • Begged to differ

    Begged to differ

    Turning a man seeking alms into a candy seller is something only school students who begged to differ on prevalent myths about begging can achieve. P C Vinoj Kumar has the paraplegic’s story
      Posted    24-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 34
  • The transformer

    The transformer

    Irrigation wells, schools, a weavers’ cooperative and many such schemes have transformed villages in Maharashtra’s Sangli and Kolhapur districts. But Arun Chavan, the man behind it all, is not known outside the area, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    10-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 32
  • Keeping them in

    Keeping them in

    The new sarpanch of Sarakana in Odisha has ensured that there is no migration out of her village by people in search of work. Rakhi Ghosh tells us the success story of sarpanch Soudamani Das
      Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
  • Peoples bridge

    Peoples bridge

    The new 225 feet long bridge across river Ghaggar, linking the villages of Panihari and Alikan in Haryana, is a model project. Costing Rs 1.5 crore, the bridge is an example of a people’s initiative, funded by the public, says Partho Burman
      Posted    18-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 29
  • Povertys child

    Povertys child

    Once a domestic help, it is just natural that Anuradha Bhosale dedicated her life to protect children from exploitation. Kavita Kanan Chandra tells us how she charted her path out of poverty through education and work among child labourers
      Posted    04-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 27
  •  A grandpas story

    A grandpas story

    At 97, Sudhanshu Biswas is a busy man. Taking care of 50 boys and 6 senior citizens, meticulously monitoring if they are served food on time and so on, at his home near Kolkata, he keeps visitors waiting. G Singh found the waiting worthwhile
      Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 26
  • Changing lives

    Changing lives

    Having an alcoholic dad and a husband was enough motivation for Bhanu to help persons having alcohol and drug dependence problems to turn a new leaf. P C Vinoj Kumar reports on her CONCERN
      Posted    29-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 26
  • Caring by habit

    Caring by habit

    A Chennai woman’s simple gesture of donating the money she gets from selling old newspapers, collected from homes, to two orphanages is an inheritance from her parents, who always took care of poor youth at their home, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    22-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 25
  • Dreamers dream

    Dreamers dream

    What R Saravanan could not do to his sister in 2005, he does for others. P C Vinoj Kumar met the founder of Dhanalakshmi Raja Educational and Charitable Trust that sends poor kids to college
      Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
  • Life coach

    Life coach

    A daily wage labourer’s daughter, who could not attend college, is now a life coach, motivator and mentor for children. P C Vinoj Kumar meets Logammal Arumugam, who is also behind the vibrant Children’s Parliament in many Tamil Nadu villages
      Posted    08-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 23
  • Ideal leader

    Ideal leader

    You may not find a politician like K Viswanthan anywhere. In a decade he and his wife served as panchayat president, Kattuputhur in Tamil Nadu solved its water woe, turned green, plastic-free, tobacco-free and much more, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    23-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 21
  • Ideal home

    Ideal home

    Naatrangal has been a godsend to over a hundred destitute children. P C Vinoj Kumar visits the home run by Sharadha Devi in Kanchipuram to find the love and care provided there to be exemplary
      Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
  • Glorious service

    Glorious service

    Seeing a man from US dying of AIDS at a time when nothing much was known of the syndrome, changed Glory Alexander’s outlook. It made the doctor start Asha Foundation many years later to serve HIV positive people, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    04-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 18
  • Forest maker

    Forest maker

    Touched by the death of hundreds of snakes in a flood, a school boy started planting trees. Now, 36 years later, we have a forest in that island on the Brahmaputra. Partho Burman tells us Jadav Payeng’s story of determination and dedication
      Posted    27-Apr-2015    Vol 6 Issue 17
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