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The flying angel
The flying angel

Straddling a job in the skies and a mission on the ground, Captain Indraani Singh demonstrates how one person can be the change through spreading education, empowerment and employment among those who need it the most. Partho Burman reports 

Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  14
Bamboo cutters
Bamboo cutters

Two men in Mizoram have together fabricated a machine that strips bamboo and also makes splints. In the northeastern state, where bamboo grows in abundance, the innovation has made life much easier for local people, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  15
Schooling tasks
Schooling tasks

Tribal children in Rajasthan’s Udaipur district go to school against all odds. Besides wild animals, flash streams and a host of other impediments, they make long treks. Dilnaz Boga tells us how the people are being inspired not to give up

Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  13
Young and bright
Young and bright

Designing a trash bin with streetlight and CCTV camera took 15-year-old Priyanka Mathikshara to Rashtrapati Bhavan for an 'In-residence scheme for writers/artists/innovators', with 13 others

Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  13
Road to future
Road to future

With assistance from an NGO that supplied the bricks and materials, women of a remote hamlet in the Sundarbans region of West Bengal have built a road through their village, says Saadia Azim  

Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  14
Speaking saris
Speaking saris

Bespoke saris with anti-rape messages on the pallu were some of the exhibits at the arts and public health festival that showcased the creativity of Dharavi women, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose

Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  13
Princely gesture
Princely gesture

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla are behind an auto rickshaw race that will be held in November between Khajuraho to Kipling Camp in Madhya Pradesh to raise funds for conserving elephants

Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  13
On the wheels
On the wheels

A well-oiled transport company with 1300 vehicles and 4000 employees, Parveen Travels started with just one cab in 1980. Its founder A Afzal, in a free-wheeling chat with P C Vinoj Kumar, says that he has no other interests outside business

Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  16
Cow caring
Cow caring

A spiritual leader in Odisha is keeping 150 indigenous breeds of cows in his ashram with a view to saving them from extinction. Jatindra Dash checks out Paramahamsa Prajnanananda’s campaign

Posted    30-Mar-2015    Vol  6   Issue  13
Proving a point
Proving a point

Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, whose film ‘Broken Horses’ is releasing this week, tells Radhika Bhirani that he has "proved his point" that even a Bollywood filmmaker can make a Hollywood film

Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  14
Beautiful model
Beautiful model

Shirpur, once a barren town in Maharastra, now draws visitors, including global beauty queens, thanks to Amrish R Patel, who has turned it into a model town with a plethora of initiatives

Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  16
Voice for change
Voice for change

Bhanu Priya Vyas reports on the community radio stations and finds out that they are a powerful agent of change in rural India with their focus on issues like women’s empowerment, and health 

Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  14
Saving heritage
Saving heritage

The Qutb Shahi Tombs in Hyderabad, situated at the foot of the majestic Golconda Fort and housing several heritage structures, is all set to receive a major facelift. Mohammed Shafeeq reports 

Posted    06-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  14
Actors & raconteurs
Actors & raconteurs

By making actors narrate historical events through dance and theatre, Delhi-based group, Darwesh, has infused new life to the heritage walks that take people to the past, says Shilpa Raina 

Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  16
Home school
Home school

The house of Ritu Abbhi, a social activist, is school for poor children in the national capital region. She started with local maids and now teaches kids to dream big, says Kirthi Jayakumar

Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  15
For the child
For the child

Many modern working women press the pause button of their careers for bringing up children. Azera Parveen Rahman finds out what makes women happy watching their babies making the first step

Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  15
Curbing monkey
Curbing monkey

A scheme to sterilize monkeys is helping jobless youth make some money in Himachal Pradesh, whose help has been sought by five states to keep simian numbers under control, says Vishal Gulati

Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  15
Gates opines
Gates opines

An ‘impatient optimist’, Melinda Gates sees women’s health improving but is concerned over ‘many women and girls who are falling through the cracks, especially in the world’s poorest places’

Posted    13-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  15
Springing back
Springing back

Just as Kashmir heaved a sigh of relief with the rains not threatening an encore of last year’s floods, tourists have started arriving for the Spring season, say Sheikh Qayoom & Waseem Shah

Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  16
Wash together
Wash together

Through its marketing campaign for ‘Men & Women’ washcare label, Ariel India is promoting gender neutrality and driving home the message that men should share the burden of household chores

Posted    20-Apr-2015    Vol  6   Issue  16
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