Vol 9 Issue 50, Dec 07, 2018 - Dec 13, 2018.


  • 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
  • At the grassroots

    At the grassroots

    A group of social workers in the temple town of Kanchipuram meet every week to chart their down to earth projects. All of them teetotalers, not by scheme, they work at the grassroots level but seek no external aid. P C Vinoj Kumar meets them
      Posted    01-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 9
  • Heart for Artisans

    Heart for Artisans

    Young social entrepreneur Medhavi Gandhi works with artisans from around the country, helping them to innovate and design better products to keep pace with the market needs, says Afsana Rashid
      Posted    01-Feb-2014    Vol 5 Issue 5
  • Banker's interest

    Banker's interest

    He once wanted to create a 'Shangrila' in the Himalayas. In 1993, he was into mergers and acquisitions in Citibank. But now Ramji Raghavan promotes scientific temper and the spirit of enquiry among poor children, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    25-Jan-2014    Vol 5 Issue 4
  • Ghana's Mama

    Ghana's Mama

    By honouring and taking care of 80-year-old Indian doctor, Uma Sen, the people of Ghana will be paying back a bit of what she gave them in the past 45 years of toil. Francis Kokutse reports
      Posted    04-Jan-2014    Vol 5 Issue 1
  • Faceless wonder

    Faceless wonder

    He helps students from poor families to pursue their higher studies and trains many for competitive exams, but shies away from publicity. He wouldn’t even want his photo to be published. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the founder of Mugavari, K Ramesh
      Posted    04-Jan-2014    Vol 5 Issue 1
  • Let them laugh

    Let them laugh

    If you hear the laughter of a disabled child, think of Kilikili, which literally means child's warbling laughter. Founded by Kavitha Krishnamoorthy, the NGO strove for making parks disabled-friendly. Souzeina Mushtaq tells us how it started
      Posted    20-Dec-2013    Vol 4 Issue 51
  • Face of hope

    Face of hope

    Her face on wall posters has inspired HIV positive people in Odisha not to give up hope. Rakhi Ghosh tracks the life and times of Prabhasini Pradhan, who founded a network for those with HIV
      Posted    13-Dec-2013    Vol 4 Issue 50
  • War ladies

    War ladies

    Some feisty women leaders of SHGs in Uttar Pradesh are leading movements that fight against alcoholism and other social evils. Mehru Jaffer meets one such leader, Meera Chaudhury of Janakpur
      Posted    06-Dec-2013    Vol 4 Issue 49
  • People's award

    People's award

    What pleases Sanchaita Gajapati Raju on her winning the Google Global Impact Challenge award is that she polled maximum votes, an indicator of people's understanding of the importance of clean water and sanitation, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    29-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 48
  • Drop in dropout

    Drop in dropout

    Knowing education's role in socio-economic mobility from his family history, Aditya Natraj trained school heads and ensured that the overall quality of rural education improved. It also brought down the dropout rate, says Souzeina Musthtaq
      Posted    22-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 47
  • Cracking on crackers

    Cracking on crackers

    This Diwali passed off without much noise in Mumbai, thanks to the noise raised by Sumaira Abdulali, founder of Awaaz, who has even taken on the sand mafia. She continues her fight despite facing physical attacks, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    16-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 46
  • Teacher-activist


    Going beyond textbooks, Karpagam Ramalingam inculcates a sense of love for the environment among her students. Though she is sad that some trees planted by her students have been chopped, the 46-year-old soldiers on, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted    08-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 45
  • Right fighter

    Right fighter

    For 22-year-old, wheel chair-bound, Rekha Kumari, her own life experiences were a source of inspiration to take the fight for rights of disabled children straight to the UN, says Saadia Azim
      Posted    01-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 44
  • Schooling girls

    Schooling girls

    In her mission to educate girls, Safeena Husain faces challenges as the government machinery seldom works and parents too are chary of sending girls to school, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted    25-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 43
  • Monday, December 10, 2018