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Vol 5 Issue 43, Oct 24 - 30, 2014
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Teacher Amma
Teacher Amma

A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as ‘Priya Amma’ runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Posted    2014/10/04    Vol  5   Issue  40
Nature’s warning
Nature’s warning

The latest deluge in Kashmir was Nature’s message to the people. Too much of messing with the environment have happened that some water bodies reclaimed their territory, says Sheikh Qayoom

Posted    2014/09/29    Vol  5   Issue  39
Eyeing options
 Eyeing options

Where millions suffer from eye disorders, a young ophthalmologist has set up a clinic to bring eye care within the reach of the poor and the rural population. Akash Bisht spoke to Parveez Ubed, who started ERC Eye Care 3 years ago in Assam

Posted    2014/09/29    Vol  5   Issue  39
Social technology
Social technology

When technologists with social conscience innovate, society benefits by getting amazing products that change the life of common people. Bhanu Priya Vyas writes about four innovations showcased at the recent India Social Good Summit in Delhi

Posted    11-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  41
Changing women
Changing women

Working together, two NGOs, Sanatkada and Nirantar, have transformed the lives of many poor women, enabling them to stand on their own and also realize their full potential, says Mehru Jaffer

Posted    2014/09/29    Vol  5   Issue  39
People’s Auto
People’s Auto

A private operator in Chennai has introduced a fleet of autos offering not only high-tech service, but employing many women drivers providing them with a lucrative livelihood, says Hema Vijay

Posted    2014/10/04    Vol  5   Issue  40
More noble
More noble

To comfort victims of child labour, Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner from India, will go to any length. He even cooks sumptuous meals for them, says Azera Parveen Rahman

Posted    2014/10/11    Vol  5   Issue  41
Tree ritual
Tree ritual

What began as an experiment in 1995 to plant a tree when a girl gets married in a Uttarakhand village has now spread to 3000 villages triggering a green revolution, says Nitin Jugran Bahuguna

Posted    2014/09/29    Vol  5   Issue  39
Free coaching
Free coaching

Through a mentorship programme, Avanti Fellows, two IIT alumni, Krishna Ramkumar and Akshay Saxena, are training underprivileged children to crack entrance examinations of prestigious institutions all over India, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  42
Saving saviours
Saving saviours

Doctors in Kashmir went about their job, saving lives when floods wreaked havoc, surviving on IV fluids till they were rescued from marooned hospitals. Shazia Yousuf has the story of courage

Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  42
New print
New print

A lifestyle magazine in Braille ‘White Print’ with stories on travel, fashion and food has been launched, says Surekha Kadapa-Bose who speaks to the magazine’s founder editor Upasana Makati

Posted    2014/10/04    Vol  5   Issue  40
History’s wonder
History’s wonder

Cu Chi Tunnels, dug with peasant’s ingenuity, enabled Vietnamese guerrillas counter the US onslaughts in the 1960s. Now it is maintained as a war memorial, says Vikas Datta after a peek

Posted    2014/09/29    Vol  5   Issue  39
Nature’s beauty
Nature’s beauty

Leh has changed since Shilpa Raina’s last visit to the popular tourist destination 5 years ago, but the place is still beautiful as she finds out during her 150 km road trip from Leh to Kanji.

Posted    2014/10/04    Vol  5   Issue  40
Kom inspires
Kom inspires

Mary Kom has inspired many more. No, not young women to learn boxing but film makers to shoot biopic on sports stars, thanks to the success of the Priyanka Chopra starrer, says Sugandha Rawal

Posted    11-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  41
London dreams
London dreams

Experts working at restoring the 230-year-old Writers’ Building in Kolkata plan to remove the layers of paint and cement rendered over the red bricks of the Victorian era, says Sahana Ghosh

Posted    2014/10/04    Vol  5   Issue  40
Fast and furious
Fast and furious

She has been on a fast for 14 years because she is furious about a law that affects the people of Manipur. Excerpts from Kishalay Bhattacharjee’s book, ‘Che in Paona Bazaar’, on Iron Sharmila

Posted    2014/10/11    Vol  5   Issue  41
Gutsy girls
Gutsy girls

Many schoolgirls in Uttar Pradesh have put up a fight to bring children, who are forced to work, to classrooms. One of them, Anupriya Pal, won the Meena Ratna Student Award, says Alka Pande

Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  42
Sherwood style
Sherwood style

They call themselves Robin Hood Army. But they are law abiding youth, gathering food from restaurants, leftovers or otherwise, and serving them to the needy in many cities, says Shilpa Raina

Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  42
Tibetan idol
Tibetan idol

The Dalai Lama, who is active even at the age of 79, giving sermons and hobnobbing with world leaders, believes that he will be able to return to Tibet in his life time, says Vishal Gulati

Posted    11-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  41
Sweet Diwali
Sweet Diwali

As Diwali sweetness is spread around, traditional Indian sweets, despite shortcomings, have managed to hold on in a market, invaded by chocolates, pastries and cookies, says Rahul Vaishnavi

Posted    18-Oct-2014    Vol  5   Issue  42
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