Vol 7 Issue 35, Aug 26 - Sep 1, 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
  • 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
  • Sourcing water

    Sourcing water

    In Rajasthan, villagers are doing everything they could to create water sources to make life easier. Women have taken the lead to dig recharge wells and deepen waterbodies, says Renu Rakesh
      Posted    17-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 20
  • Odd at job

    Odd at job

    A woman lighter of pyre is not a common thing in a tradition that does not even approve of women visiting a crematorium. That’s why Shanti Behera of Sambalpur stands out, says Sarada Lahangir
      Posted    03-May-2013    Vol 4 Issue 17
  • Able persons

    Able persons

    Four outstanding achievers with disability - Ranjan Kumar Biswal, Samuel Ashish Marcus, Deepa Malik, and Sayomdeb Mukherjee - received the CavinKare Ability Awards at a function in Chennai
      Posted    12-Mar-2013    Vol 4 Issue 10
  • Special trio

    Special trio

    Raj Kumar's father is a street vendor, Suman's a tailor and Alpana’s mother works as a domestic help. The trio from Delhi had won gold medals at the Special Winter Olympics, says Santosh Rao
      Posted    19-Feb-2013    Vol 4 Issue 7
  • Phoenix-like rise

    Phoenix-like rise

    Pune's landmark German Bakery, which was targeted in a terrorist attack in Feb 2010, has virtually risen like a phoenix 35 months after it was completely devastated, and is back in business
      Posted    14-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 2
  • Bravehearts

    Bravehearts

    Due to shortage of beds in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Anjali Ojha found many patients spending their nights under the open sky, coping with Delhi's harsh winter
      Posted    03-Jan-2013    Vol 4 Issue 1
  • Finding light

    Finding light

    The life of Preeti Monga, a 53-year-old visually challenged woman, is of grit and determination. She tells us how she overcame obstacles thrown by a society that refused to see her abilities
      Posted    23-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 47
  • An acid test

    An acid test

    A victim of an acid attack, Sonali Mukherjee, now hopes to regain her eyesight and also have her face reconstructed, thanks to the media and an NGO. But the law does not view ‘acid attacks’ as serious and lethal, feels Kamayani Bali Mahabal
      Posted    17-Nov-2012    Vol 3 Issue 46
  • Flab to fit

    Flab to fit

    Mulayam Singh Yadav’s younger son Prateek built rippling muscles to his 5 ft 11” frame and lost over 35 kg to be recognized as the ‘international transformation of the month’, says Mohit Dubey
      Posted    06 Nov 2012    Vol 3 Issue 44
  • A Himalayan task

    A Himalayan task

    After defeating breast cancer, Ritu Biyani, a dental surgeon, is taking up a fresh challenge. She is participating in one of the most gruelling motor rallies in the world, says Vishal Gulati
      Posted    10-Oct-2012    Vol 3 Issue 40