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Vol 7 Issue 6, Feb 5 - 11, 2016
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Coping vagaries
Coping vagaries

Despite climate change affecting the agrarian community in Uttarakhand’s Almora district, Sudha Gunwati shows a way to cope with nature’s vagaries, says Anuradha Sahni after visiting the hills

  Posted    04-Jan-2016    Vol 7 Issue 1
Duck as metaphor
Duck as metaphor

Delegates to the Paris Climate Summit were given papier mache ducks by CARE International. Rajendra Shende tells us how the duck has become a metaphor for the campaign to seal a global deal

  Posted    14-Dec-2015    Vol 6 Issue 50
Mush chances
Mush chances

Mushroom farming has come as alternative money earner for the women farmers of Assam, who were suffering due to erratic rains. Azera Rahman brings us success stories from the northeastern state

  Posted    30-Nov-2015    Vol 6 Issue 48
Water saver
Water saver

Executing water conservation projects in over 4,200 locations is no joke. But Ayyappa Masagi has done that and more to save water, says Ruchita S, who drove 119 km to find out why the much honoured man is called a ‘Doctor of Dry Borewells’  

  Posted    19-Sep-2015    Vol 6 Issue 38
Green to solar
Green to solar

Punjab, the state once known for its Green Revolution is going green in a different way. It is encouraging farmers to go for mini-solar power plants and offer land for setting up solar plants

  Posted    27-Jul-2015    Vol 6 Issue 30
Letting free
Letting free

In 2016, the population of wild birds will go up when vultures belonging to three critically endangered species, which are now being bred in captivity, will be released, says Vishal Gulati   

  Posted    15-Jun-2015    Vol 6 Issue 24
Care for birds
Care for birds

A computer engineer by calling, Arundhati Malhar Yatish Mhatre’s heart goes out to birds. Her passion is on display at her seventh floor flat in Mumbai, where winged visitors fly in for breakfast, lunch, dinner and rest, says Afsana Rashid

  Posted    11-May-2015    Vol 6 Issue 19
Wolf’s woes
Wolf’s woes

‘Cry wolf’ means false alarm. But we have taken even the real wolf for granted that it has landed in the list of endangered wild animals. Quaid Najmi reports on the wolf conservation efforts

  Posted    09-Mar-2015    Vol 6 Issue 10
Sunny future
Sunny future

Solar power is essential to provide electricity to the entire nation, feel the honchos at Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy, who find the off-grid solar targets achievable

  Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
Winter home
Winter home

Pong Dam wetland has emerged as a favoured winter resort for migratory birds, especially the endangered bar-headed geese. The man-made wetland hosted over 130,000 birds, says Vishal Gulati

  Posted    16-Feb-2015    Vol 6 Issue 7
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Water saver

The innovation by Uttam Banerjee is a godsend to the country that needs to go in for water conservation in a big way. Fitting Zerodor, a polymeric wall, to ceramic urinals would save 50,000 to 1,51,000 litres of water, says Narendra Kaushik

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Space to farm

In the US, Rikin Gandhi aspired to be an astronaut but landed in the pastoral fields of India to develop Digital Green, an initiative that helps farmers. He now feels “people can choose agriculture and be prosperous.” Partho Burman reports

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In a government school in Tamil Nadu, students are not just taught but trained to be achievers. Like a potter churning vessels from clay, the headmaster M Karunanithi shapes children from poor homes for big things. P C Vinoj Kumar checks out

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The Roti Bank, started by Tara Patkar and few others, has brought down begging in Uttar Pradesh’s Bundelkhand region. Narendra Kaushik tells us the story of the journalist-turned social activist who is changing the lives of the local people

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PM’s couturiers

Do you know Jitendra and Bipin Chauhan? Well, you will if we introduce them as the Prime Minister’s personal tailors. The brothers, however, came up the hard way after their father suddenly took to sanyas. P C Vinoj Kumar has their life story

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Living raconteur

Preserving a dying tradition of story-telling in this digital age, Deepa Kiran enthralls people, mainly school children, with her multiple skills. S Sainath profiles the woman from Hyderabad who can explain the power of 2 using a chessboard

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The app man

A school teacher from Rajasthan was toasted by the Prime Minister at the Wembley Stadium during his UK visit. Partho Burman has the story of the self-taught Imran Khan who has developed 54 education apps, besides some websites, all for free

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Walking tall

A matchstick factory sacked him when he joined the communist party and fought for employee rights, but VKC Mammed Koya, a class seven dropout went on to build a footwear brand that’s now making Rs 1500 crore turnover, says Renitha Raveendran

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Road fixer

In the family that names children after freedom fighters, it was natural that he was called Gangadhara Tilak. But he continued the tradition of being a do-gooder, filling up potholes on roads, spending his own money and time, says S Sainath

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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

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