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Gutsy women

Close to the Taj Mahal in Agra is another living monument exemplifying the courage of women scarred by acid attack. Prashant Kumar visits Sheroes Hangout café which is set to start branches

Angry mothers

Leaders of the women’s vigilante group in Manipur that launched a protest after the rape and murder of Thangjam Manorama by armed forces in 2004, want a policy change, says Anjulika Thignam

Changing lives

In that village in Madhya Pradesh, where people once trekked four km for water, an initiative to build a check dam and generate solar power changed the life of Adivasis, says Bhavana Akella

Earn and learn

Enabling special children through vocational training is the main mission of Savera School headed by Shilpa Arora. The school gives children a chance to earn as they learn, says Naunidhi Kaur

Battling IMR

A team of nurse mentor-cum-trainers deployed by the state government to reduce maternal and infant mortality rate in UP is on the job and already showing results, reports Kavita Bajeli - Datt

Ending a silence

Kiran Gandhi, whose ‘free bled’ run at London marathon started a global conversation on periods, is happy that the world is talking about menstruation and women’s pain, says Kavita Bajeli-Datt

People’s stories

Inspired by A P J Abdul Kalam, whom he had met thrice, Karthee Vidya launched an NGO, Team Everest. Now he is bringing out a book with100 crowd sourced stories of the former President, whose funeral he attended, says Vatsala Kaul Banerjee

Clinical help

New Delhi government’s move to launch 1,000 neighbourhood clinics with basic diagnostic and health care facilities will help the poor, who otherwise travel long distances, says Gaurav Sharma

HIV next

The second generation of HIV positive people, who picked up the infection from parents, want society not to discriminate them. Most of them have been on drugs since birth. Saadia Azim reports

Green films

Citing the example of ‘Aisa Yeh Jahaan, the Hindi film that mapped its carbon footprint and then offset it by a tree plantation drive, Sahana Ghosh suggests that the film industry goes green

Kind conduit

Milaap, an online platform set up by three friends, links the working rural poor badly needing funds for undertaking initiatives with regular people. Surekha Kadapa-Bose tells us how it works

Stuck in India

For the over a lakh Sri Lankan Tamils, who have taken refuge in Tamil Nadu since 1980s, the future is bleak as they have no life here and have no way of getting somewhere, says Radhika Giri

Girls ceiling

Despite many women making a mark at global arena, women are not traditionally encouraged to take sports as a profession in India as the stress is on studies, says badminton ace Saina Nehwal

Cutting on wood

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen, as UNEP Goodwill Ambassador for the Environment, visits Kenya and is amazed by the way the women make a difference with their innovative ways to conserve firewood

Dogged care

The phrase ‘a dog’s life’ takes another meaning in the shanty of Amma, a 61-year-old ragpicker in Delhi’s Saket area. Muhammed Zulqarnain Zulfi tells us about the life of 400 dogs she cares

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