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Vol 7 Issue 6, Feb 5 - 11, 2016
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The inspiring Ayya

There is just barren land surrounded by high rise hills on all sides - that is where this 75-year-old young man has chosen to set up Vanagam, a non-profit working  ...
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Uncle Sam’s rice to success

What began as a simple way to spend some quality time with his wife at home developed into a booming catering business, now known as Uncle Sam’s Kitchen.

 Samir Singla, a  ...
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Survey bares toilets

"Sanitation is a sensitive issue. It is an unpopular subject. Perhaps that is why the sanitation crisis has not been met with the kind of response we need.” - Ban  ...
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A man, a dream, a lake

This is the story of how a single man's aspirations brought about a significant, welcome change in the life and lifestyle of the locals at a small, hitherto unknown village  ...
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Water god of Thiruvarur

Mr Varadarajan - A simple, down to earth personality, rushed to the door to welcome us!

Personally, I did not know much about him, except for the article which  ...
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Musical evening for a cause

A Night of Melody was an event held in Mumbai recently that showcased performances by artistes who are disabled. The event also had performances by various singers including our very  ...
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The Plastic Cow

The Plastic Cow? India is a country of diversities and so also a country of paradoxes.

We worship womanhood but are notorious in ill- treating the gender even before  ...
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Street vendors and their advertising practices

“Come, come! Buy your fresh mangoes here!” “Chicken cutlets, HOT and delicious chicken cutlets!” “Paper, old books, and plastic!”

These are some of the familiar calls, which are heard  ...
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A freedom fighter still at work

Getting down from a crowded local train at Dakshin Durgapur railway station, I saw dark clouds setting in. I came out of the station and searched for a rickshaw or  ...
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A Night of Melody

“Ability of Disability - A Night of Melody” is an event that will showcase performances by artistes who are disabled.

The event will also have performances by various singers  ...
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