Vol 10 Issue 25, Jun 21, 2019 - Jun 27, 2019.


  • 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
  • What a woman

    What a woman

    The fight of Jazeera V, who has taken on illegal sand mining in Kerala, is a saga of courage, determination and dedication. Taking the protest to Delhi, she told Souzeina Mushtaq that she could not bear the sight of her own beach shrinking
      Posted    18-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 42
  • Victim to healer

    Victim to healer

    Suzette Jordan has come a long way: From a blurred image on television screens to an activist, from a victim to a healer of wounded hearts. Kamalika Sengupta meets Kolkata’s brave heart, who was once called just as ‘Park Street rape victim’
      Posted    12-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 41
  • Metering the auto

    Metering the auto

    When Chennai’s auto-rickshaw drivers cocked a snook at the law for years and fleeced commuters, people waited for a messiah to come and do something that will bring back the meter. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the man who launched that campaign
      Posted    04-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 40
  • Yeah, Yamuna

    Yeah, Yamuna

    Vimlendu Jha is a social activist with a difference. From Narmada to Chamoli to Yamuna, he has been everywhere, fighting. He now fights to clean up the Yamuna even as he runs a store in Hauz Khas selling up-cycled products, says Akash Bisht
      Posted    06-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 36
  • Beyond maths

    Beyond maths

    A mathematics wizard in Patna sends children of vegetable vendors, rickshaw pullers and daily wage earners to IITs through Super 30, a free coaching programme. Kavita Kanan Chandra says that nearly 300 students have cleared JEE in 10 years
      Posted    30-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 35
  • Rural feminists

    Rural feminists

    Rural women in public life are bringing about a change in Haryana, not just in their domain of politics or governance but in general society by liberating other women. Bula Devi checks out
      Posted    16-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 33
  • Modern village

    Modern village

    Chucking an engineering career in US, Senthil Kumar Gopalan comes to India, landing in a Tamil Nadu village, where he re-engineers the life of rural poor. P C Vinoj Kumar finds the holistic development engendered by his NGO, Payir, amazing
      Posted    16-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 33
  •  He is different

    He is different

    Balasaheb Darade is a politician of another hue. The 29-year-old could have pursued the American dream, easily. But he chose to work in his Vidarbha region of Maharashtra to bring the change that people want. Kavita Kanan Chandra spoke to him
      Posted    02-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 31
  • Planned step

    Planned step

    Max Chandra is on a mission, walking 12,000 km to raise funds for his charity, One Step at a Time. However, his weird sartorial style is aimed at drawing public attention, says Shilpa Raina
      Posted    26-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 30
  • Top service

    Top service

    A team of 7000 volunteers, mostly from the IT sector, are working among poor children, empowering them, building their self-confidence and teaching them basic literacy skills. P C Vinoj Kumar meets Kartheeban C, the architect of the movement
      Posted    19-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 29
  • A cool choice

    A cool choice

    Rayna Srivastava, a 16-year-old high school student from Texas, USA, spent her summer vacation teaching English at a girls’ home in Mumbai, even skipping a trip to Brazil, says Krishnaraj Rao
      Posted    13-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 28
  • Sight of joy

    Sight of joy

    Forty sightless people, who are themselves waging a grim battle for survival, have formed an association in West Bengal to extend help to those less fortunate than them, says Ritwik Bagchi
      Posted    06-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 27
  • Powered women

    Powered women

    In Rajasthan’s Rajsamand district, the empowerment by Panchayati Raj is evident in women representatives from varied background undergoing a change in attitude. Abha Sharma meets some of them
      Posted    28-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 26
  • One of a kind

    One of a kind

    A library has created a revolution in Kerala’s Cherukulathur by inspiring the entire village of 600 families to pledge their organs for donation. M Suchitra finds out how the movement began
      Posted    25-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 21
  • Doctor and officer

    Doctor and officer

    A Arun Thamburaj, a medico who stood sixth in the civil service ranking, and was selected for IPS last year, had turned down lucrative opportunities from abroad, all for serving the country
      Posted    10-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 19
  • Papa & papa

    Papa & papa

    Social work is no pizza business, it requires commitment and passion says Vidyaakar, who has been running a home in Chennai, Udhavum Karangal, for 30 years. Catherine Gilon met the Papa, who now has 1263 people, 314 of them kids, in his care
      Posted    19-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 16
  • Miracle road

    Miracle road

    A young IAS officer mobilized Rs 40 lakh through Facebook to build a road in Manipur, earning the sobriquet ‘The Miracle Man’. Gaurav Sharma met Armstrong Pame to find out why he wanted to build the 100 km ‘People’s Road’ and how he did it
      Posted    12-Apr-2013    Vol 4 Issue 15
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