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Vol 7 Issue 21, May 20 - 26, 2016
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Acid test
Acid test

Acid attack survivor, Laxmi, displayed extraordinary courage to fight back and in filing a PIL against sale of acid. She now endorses a clothing brand "Viva & Diva", says Vivek Singh Chauhan

  Posted    04-Apr-2016    Vol 7 Issue 14
Shaken but firm
Shaken but firm

Makers of the women weavers of Dhaka fabric were forced out of work by the earthquake that shook Nepal in April. But now they are returning to work to keep a legacy alive, says Sahana Ghosh

  Posted    24-Aug-2015    Vol 6 Issue 34
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
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