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Like a phoenix
Like a phoenix

Anjali Rajagopal helps people overcome trauma. As one who escaped the jaws of death to undergo painful surgeries and endure a long recovery process, she knows best. Kirthi Jayakumar reports

  Posted    21-Jun-2014    Vol 5 Issue 25
Short and strong
Short and strong

Joby Mathew stands 3 feet, 5 inches tall. But he has beaten men taller than him in arm wrestling and won even the world championship. Kavita Kanan Chandra finds that hard work, discipline and determination are the secrets behind his success

  Posted    08-Mar-2014    Vol 5 Issue 10
Racing poverty
Racing poverty

From child labour to motorcycle racing, S Sarath Kumar has come a long way. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the first Indian to have a podium finish at an international event and learns that he now enjoys the support of his namesake actor-politician

  Posted    06-Dec-2013    Vol 4 Issue 49
Resilient survivors
Resilient survivors

Cyclone Phailin might not have claimed many lives, but it has destroyed the livelihood of many families in Odisha and women survivors are struggling to rebuild their lives, says Sarada Lahangir

  Posted    08-Nov-2013    Vol 4 Issue 45
Daily bread
Daily bread

Grain and seed banks run by women, in Sunderbans, make the difference between starvation and food security for millions in one of the worst climate hotspots of the world, says Ajitha Menon

  Posted    25-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 43
Fishing TV award
Fishing TV award

Born in a fisherman’s home, Sharada Devi could not study beyond class X. But her social activism and community work brought accolades and an award from a TV channel, says Pamela Philipose

  Posted    12-Oct-2013    Vol 4 Issue 41
Against odds
Against odds

The manner in which Alifia Tundawala has overcome her disabilities has inspired students and others in Kolkata’s Savitri College so much that they see the professor as a living testimony for the power of human spirit, says Kamalika Sengupta

  Posted    27-Sep-2013    Vol 4 Issue 39
Can learn
Can learn

Enabling children with cancer catch up with regular education, a municipal school in Mumbai has tied up with an NGO to start Canshala that has 80 kids on the rolls. Rahul Chhabra checks out

  Posted    09-Aug-2013    Vol 4 Issue 32
Age no bar
Age no bar

There are some women who don’t stop. Surprisingly, they carry on with what they are good at, be it social service or arts, well beyond the autumn of their life. Humra Quraishi finds out a few

  Posted    26-Jul-2013    Vol 4 Issue 30
Enabling arts
Enabling arts

Several disabled persons have realized their potential through a music, dance and theatre therapy offered by Syed Sallauddin Pasha. Sreeparna Chakrabarty spoke to the man and his wards, one of whom is a dancer, holding a world record

  Posted    07-Jun-2013    Vol 4 Issue 23
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