Weaver’s dream

Sekhar is going bananas. The weaver in a Chennai suburb, with the know how to make clothes from banana fibre, wants to bring prosperity to his community but lacks the wherewithal. P C Vinoj Kumar pledges TWL support to the harried weaver

Coastal cruiser

India, with its 7000 km long coastline, which is dotted with several historic spots and major ports, is all set to introduce world class cruises along them within a year. A report from London

Courageous women

In conflict-ridden Kashmir, amidst the booming of guns, there are women who bring hope for a change in the valley. Aditi Bhaduri meets a few bold women candidates for the panchayat elections

Ignited mind

By igniting young minds, Kiran Sagar founded Yuva Bengaluru to help the underprivileged. Marianne de Nazareth meets the youth who wants to create a peaceful, prosperous, progressive society

These young ones

Paying kudos to all those youth who are into social entrepreneurship, Rishabh Kaul takes a critical look at Sarvajal, the organisation that aims at providing pure water at rock bottom prices

Hope on Wheels

It is a dream that gives hope to those who do not dare to dream. Roohi Saluja Sehgal tells us how rickshaw pullers in Delhi have benefited because some students dared to dream.

 
Looking ahead

The Weekend Leader has been evolving since it was launched. Though our focus remains the same on presenting positive stories, we have gone for a makeover in design. Along with that, we have roped in a celebrity known for her courage: Khusbhu

Quiz of luck

It was a windfall for Rahat Taslim, winning the TV game show KBC. Santosh H K Narayan quizzed the crorepathi and learned that she was thrilled to meet her childhood icon, Amitabh Bachchan

Autumn glow

To fill in the gaps in the lives of the elderly in cities, whose children work elsewhere, a Pune-based woman started a service called Maya Care. R Savitha checks out what it is all about

Girl power

He started with teaching English. But today he has produced a national woman football player. Santosh H K Narayan meets Franz Gastler, who never touched a football before coaching some girls

On target

A 16-year-old girl brings fame to an obscure village, Ratu, by remaining focused on her passion. Santosh H K Narayan meets Deepika Kumari who hit the bull’s eye to win two golds at the CWG

Homing in

She was part of the Intel team that changed the face of computers. Now she brings innovative minds together to script success stories. Marianne de Nazareth tells us Lakshmi Pratury’s story