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Vol 5 Issue 15, Apr 11 - 17, 2014
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A long walk
A long walk

Two Sri Lankan Tamils, Yogendran and Thirukumaran, walked a distance of 852 km from London to Geneva creating a wave of support for the Eelam cause in Europe. Paul Newman reports from Geneva

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Power of waste
Power of waste

Namakkal in Tamil Nadu is known for poultry, among other things. But not many know of a poultry owner generating electricity from chicken droppings, whose disposal was once a headache. P C Vinoj Kumar explains the innovation and the business

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Pet project
Pet project

‘Rickshaw Bank’ is a project that helps rickshaw pullers. It was born out of a conversation Pradip Kumar Sarmah, a veterinarian, who had taken animal health care to rural areas in Assam, had with a rickshaw puller, says Souzeina S Mushtaq

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Natives’ return
Natives’ return

The return of Sabbah Haji and her family to their hometown in Kashmir’s Doda district has helped local children as the school started in 2009 is still growing. Afsana Rashid finds the school running with the help of volunteers from outside

Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  11
Action cop
Action cop

His was a career dedicated to fight graft, through unconventional methods. Now the former cop is advisor to the anti-corruption cell of Aam Aadmi Party. Souzeina S Mushtaq profiles N Dilip Kumar, called as ‘action hero’ by a news magazine

Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  12
First handshake
First handshake

As India’s first woman Chief of Protocol, a key diplomatic job, Ruchira Kamboj handled 250 incoming VVIP visits. She is now leaving for Paris as the Ambassador at UNESCO, says Tripti Nath

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Pink ride
Pink ride

‘Gulabi Autos’ in Ranchi are not just a mode of transportation. It is about women’s empowerment. It provides security not just for the women passengers but also the drivers, says Saadia Azim

Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  12
Kashmir’s high
Kashmir’s high

In 15 months, Khyber, the new 5-star resort in Gulmarg, has entered the world tourism map. At 8,825 feet above sea level amidst an expanse of pine trees, it is irresistible, says Sheikh Qayoom

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
On the platter
On the platter

As an answer to the food security problem, the Tamil Nadu government has opened about 200 subsidised canteens that serve breakfast, lunch and dinner for millions of people, says Hema Vijay

Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  11
Another war
Another war

If Kalinga war transformed Ashoka, the Kalinga institute in Odisha is transforming the lives of thousands of tribal children. Jatindra Dash meets the founder of the institute, Achyut Samanta

Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  11
Political buzz
Political buzz

My unManifesto is a campaign to create a crowd-sourced youth manifesto that is being carried out online with the help of Youth Ki Awaaz, a website for youth to speak up. Aditi Bishnoi reports

Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  12
Elegy to Sardar
Elegy to Sardar

The week’s greatest loss was Khushwant Singh, a man of many parts who passed away on March 20, missing his 100th birthday. Vikas Datta pays tribute to the man, on whose bed Nargis once slept

Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  12
Lady porter
Lady porter

North Western Railway’s first woman porter, Manju, was forced to take up the job at Jaipur station. She learnt most tricks of the trade but not the art of negotiating rates, says Abha Sharma

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
A big fight
A big fight

A woman sarpanch of a tribal community in Madhya Pradesh has successfully led a struggle for restoration of forest rights and ensured her people’s food security. Shuriah Niazi meets Santa Bai

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
Train kids
Train kids

Story of social worker Vimla rescuing three runaway boys on a railway platform one morning is just an excerpt from a book written by Malcolm Harper and Lalitha Iyer on the life of such kids

Posted    22-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  12
Help to Africa
Help to Africa

Rural women suffer everywhere. Even in Africa. So, India has partnered a new initiative to help African women hone their skills in handicraft and also sell the products. Hadra Ahmed reports

Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  11
Picture perfect
Picture perfect

Maker of over 15 documentaries, Tiainla Jamir tells tales from Northeast. ‘Going the Distance’, a story of a HIV positive woman, is just a proof that she is on a mission, says Santosh Mehta

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Earn and learn
Earn and learn

Some Chennai women impart education to their house maids, who were otherwise deprived of schooling for various reasons. Kirthi Jayakumar tells us how Kani learnt the three R’s against odds

Posted    05-Apr-2014    Vol  5   Issue  14
Women and cops
Women and cops

More women want more women police. This is a finding of a study, ‘Acceptance of Women Police in Society, by Aruna M Bahaguna, which finds women cops less corrupt, says Ratna Bharali Talukdar

Posted    15-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  11
Pins and princess
Pins and princess

A princess from Kuwait has come down to India to learn acupuncture though traditional medicine is not allowed in her country because she believes in its curative power. Quaid Najmi meets her

Posted    29-Mar-2014    Vol  5   Issue  13
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