Vol 9 Issue 22, May 25, 2018 - May 31, 2018.


  • No kid's play

    No kid's play

    What started with 15 street boys is now an NGO touching the lives of 300,000 children in 3,000 locations in 19 states. Santosh Rao meets Mathew Spacie, who cranked the Magic Bus 15 years ago
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 36
  • The challenger

    The challenger

    It challenged the idea of Ice Bucket Challenge itself. Manju Latha Kalanidhi, a journo from Hyderabad, changed the course of a charity wave, turning it more relevant to Indian context. Akash Bisht spoke to the Rice Bucket Challenge pioneer
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 36
  • Being the change

    Being the change

    At an age of 28, Arun Daniel Yellamaty is already a known social worker, whose Youngistaan Foundation is into a plethora of activities in Hyderabad. P C Vinoj Kumar finds out from the former journalist how he changes the life of urban poor
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 35
  • Teacher-student


    A girl from Mumbai sets out to teach English to Ladakhi children but ends up learning about life in the border, realizing how she has taken her peaceful life for granted, says Kulsum Mustafa
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 30
  • Donor par excellence

    Donor par excellence

    P Kalyansundaram, who donated his lifetime salary for charity, has inspired social workers in Tamil Nadu for years. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the happy man whose name is synonymous with simplicity
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 29
  • Turn crafts

    Turn crafts

    Jharcraft saved ethnic arts and crafts of Jharkhand, stopped traditional weavers and artisans from migrating to cities and gave a sheen to silk production. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports the miracle, attributed to IFS officer Dhirendra Kumar
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 25
  • Wild bird care

    Wild bird care

    Animal lovers may abound, but birds from the wild get no medical treatment if they were to meet with an accident. Filling the gap are Nadeem Shazad and Mohammad Saud, who have treated 3000 incapacitated birds in 12 years, says Asad Ashraf
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 23
  • Lake cleaner

    Lake cleaner

    Besides striving to bringing sparrows back, volunteers of Environmentalist Foundation of India clean urban lakes and beaches. P C Vinoj Kumar meets the founder, who earlier worked for Google
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 22
  • Homegrown scientists

    Homegrown scientists

    Two green crusaders have proved that they can breed plants in limited space with higher yield. They even made it to the record books, but their work has not got its due recognition since they are not formal scientists, reports Sahana Ghosh
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 22
  • Once upon a spy

    Once upon a spy

    A former RAW officer is now on a mission to rehabilitate a community of people, known to eat rat and called Musahars in Bihar. Realizing that they were joining naxalities, J K Sinha started educating the children. Souzeina S Mushtaq reports
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 21
  • Positive woman

    Positive woman

    It was a positive attitude that enabled Kousalya Periasamy overcome tragedies in life and take up activism. P C Vinoj Kumar meets India’s first woman to openly declare her HIV positive status and finds out about her work among women like her
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 19
  • People's media

    People's media

    If journalism is a pillar of democracy, what do you have to say about democratized journalism? CGNet Swara is an innovative media that touches the lives of tribes in central India. Souzeina S Mushtaq meets its founder, Shubhranshu Choudhary
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 18
  • Rustic wheels

    Rustic wheels

    To help people in villages, an engineer from Delhi University, Abhinav Das, has developed a rural utility vehicle, which is economical and can also be used to generate power and draw water with some attachments. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 17
  • Helping widows

    Helping widows

    In the city of widows, where women are just dumped by relatives after the husband's death, there is an air of despair and helplessness. But there is one ray of hope, too: Laxmi Gautam, an academician in Vrindavan. Afsana Rashid spoke to her
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 16
  • Shining example

    Shining example

    A school for destitute kids is run on funds mobilized through shoe shining. School founder, S Selvakumar, visits places to collect money by wiping or polishing footwear, says P C Vinoj Kumar
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 15
  • 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      Vol 5 Issue 12
  • 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      Vol 5 Issue 11
  • 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      Vol 5 Issue 10
  • At the grassroots

    At the grassroots

    A group of social workers in the temple town of Kanchipuram meet every week to chart their down to earth projects. All of them teetotalers, not by scheme, they work at the grassroots level but seek no external aid. P C Vinoj Kumar meets them
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 9
  • Banker's interest

    Banker's interest

    He once wanted to create a 'Shangrila' in the Himalayas. In 1993, he was into mergers and acquisitions in Citibank. But now Ramji Raghavan promotes scientific temper and the spirit of enquiry among poor children, says Kavita Kanan Chandra
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 4
  • Tapping talents

    Tapping talents

    Yankanma wanted to be a cook. Today she teaches English to her son. Rajesh Bhat, who quit a well-paid job to be a social entrepreneur, has many such rural success tales to narrate as he tells Souzeina S Mushtaq about his NGO, Head Held High
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 3
  • A ladder for poor

    A ladder for poor

    Students of IIT, Kanpur, are learning more about society by taking classes to underprivileged children around their campus. 'Shiksha Sopan’, a students' organization, enables many of its poor charges do what they couldn't have done otherwise
      Posted      Vol 5 Issue 2
  • Friday, May 25, 2018