Vol 9 Issue 42, Oct 12, 2018 - Oct 18, 2018.


  • Mission Sanitation

    Mission Sanitation

    On a mission to build toilets in the slums and lower income neighbourhoods of Kanpur, Kalavati Devi is working to create a clean environment. She is one of those uncelebrated brand ambassadors of India’s sanitation movement, says Alka Pande
      Posted    02-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 9
  • Educator extraordinaire

    Educator extraordinaire

    When Rajesh Kumar Sharma went to see how Metro Rail work was progressing near the Yamuna station, he realized that poor children had no school to attend. So he set up ‘Under the Bridge School’. Partho Burman meets the educator extraordinaire
      Posted    23-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 8
  • Rich at heart

    Rich at heart

    A daily wage labourer in Rajasthan has donated land worth a crore for building a hospital, madarasa and masjid, proving that charity need not be the rich man’s prerogative, says Anil Sharma
      Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
  • Unsung saviours

    Unsung saviours

    During the Uttarakhand flood of 2013, some women of Sumari Bhardhar risked their lives and saved equipment, furniture and documents of a school. But none appreciated them, says Chetna Verma
      Posted    31-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 5
  • Saving girls

    Saving girls

    Her first attempt to save a 12-year-old girl from the clutches of an abusive father failed. But that propelled Renu Singh to turn a crusader for gender justice and rescue about 3,800 girls and women in over three decades, says Partho Burman
      Posted    24-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 4
  • Kind hospital

    Kind hospital

    Medicare hospital in Pune offers free treatment for women who are targets of dowry torture and acid attacks as the founder-owner was moved by the plight of one such victim, says Quaid Najmi
      Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
  • Missing Nobel

    Missing Nobel

    Winner of many awards for his social work in Mumbai slums, Jockin Arputham missed the Nobel Peace in 2014. But for people whose life he changed through his dedication, he is indeed an ‘arputham’ (miracle, in Tamil), says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    03-Jan-2015    Vol 6 Issue 1
  • Right woman

    Right woman

    For the tribals of Sundergarh in Odisha, Anna Kujur is the beacon of hope. She not just made them aware of their rights but also encouraged them to stand up and fight, says Sarada Lahangir
      Posted    15-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 50
  • Saviour on street

    Saviour on street

    Whatever job he was in, S M Venkatesh saved abandoned people from the streets. Now, his Agal Foundation works with Helpage India, responding to distress calls, quickly and efficiently, as P C Vinoj Kumar found through a snap sting operation
      Posted    15-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 50
  • Saving children

    Saving children

    Starting with a night shelter for children of sex workers, Prerana has come a long way providing support to women stuck in Mumbai’s red light district. Kavita Kanan Chandra retraces Priti Patkar’s 28-year journey that has saved many a child
      Posted    08-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 49
  • Girl friendly

    Girl friendly

    A cradle has saved at least 110 girls in Rajasthan, a state notorious for female infanticide. Gaurav Sharma finds out how Maa Bhagwati Vikas Sansthan was formed, how it saves unwanted babies
      Posted    01-Dec-2014    Vol 5 Issue 48
  • Ebola challenges

    Ebola challenges

    The outbreak of Ebola, besides taking a heavy toll of health workers in Western African clinics, has thrown new challenges to nurses, who are responding bravely. Qurratul-Ain Haider reports
      Posted    15-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 46
  • Height of concern

    Height of concern

    From a school teacher in Gurgaon to a benefactor supporting 38,000 students in Ladakh, Sujata Sahu has trekked great heights. Partho Burman tells us about her 17,000ft Foundation that engages volunteer-tourists to help students in the hills
      Posted    08-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 45
  • Martyr’s wife

    Martyr’s wife

    After losing her husband in an armed conflict in Kashmir, Subhashini Vasanth embarked on a mission to help war widows. A journey with twists and turns has now enabled her to make a difference in the lives of many women, says Tisha Srivastav
      Posted    03-Nov-2014    Vol 5 Issue 44
  • Sherwood style

    Sherwood style

    They call themselves Robin Hood Army. But they are law abiding youth, gathering food from restaurants, leftovers or otherwise, and serving them to the needy in many cities, says Shilpa Raina
      Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
  • Saving saviours

    Saving saviours

    Doctors in Kashmir went about their job, saving lives when floods wreaked havoc, surviving on IV fluids till they were rescued from marooned hospitals. Shazia Yousuf has the story of courage
      Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
  • Free coaching

    Free coaching

    Through a mentorship programme, Avanti Fellows, two IIT alumni, Krishna Ramkumar and Akshay Saxena, are training underprivileged children to crack entrance examinations of prestigious institutions all over India, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol 5 Issue 42
  • Teacher Amma

    Teacher Amma

    A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as ‘Priya Amma’ runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    2014/10/04    Vol 5 Issue 40
  •  Eyeing options

    Eyeing options

    Where millions suffer from eye disorders, a young ophthalmologist has set up a clinic to bring eye care within the reach of the poor and the rural population. Akash Bisht spoke to Parveez Ubed, who started ERC Eye Care 3 years ago in Assam
      Posted    2014/09/29    Vol 5 Issue 39
  • No kid's play

    No kid's play

    What started with 15 street boys is now an NGO touching the lives of 300,000 children in 3,000 locations in 19 states. Santosh Rao meets Mathew Spacie, who cranked the Magic Bus 15 years ago
      Posted    06-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 36
  • The challenger

    The challenger

    It challenged the idea of Ice Bucket Challenge itself. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a journo from Hyderabad, changed the course of a charity wave, turning it more relevant to Indian context. Akash Bisht spoke to the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneer
      Posted    06-Sep-2014    Vol 5 Issue 36
  • Being the change

    Being the change

    At an age of 28, Arun Daniel Yellamaty is already a known social worker, whose Youngistaan Foundation is into a plethora of activities in Hyderabad. P C Vinoj Kumar finds out from the former journalist how he changes the life of urban poor
      Posted    30-Aug-2014    Vol 5 Issue 35
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