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Mountain Samaritans

An elderly Buddhist couple rescued stranded tourists in the deluge hit Himalayan region of Himachal Pradesh, offering them shelter and warm hospitality. Their acts of kindness have earned them recognition and heartfelt gratitude, says Vishal Gulati

Nurturing Through Cuddles

A visit to Mumbai's Tata Memorial Cancer Hospital changed Purnota Dutta Bahl’s life. Moved by the sight of children battling cancer she set up the 'Cuddles Foundation' which is making a difference in the lives of thousands of children, says Shyla F

Braveheart Transforms Lives

In a heartwarming story, Nupur Lalvani from Mumbai has been living with Type 1 diabetes for 27 years while supporting and inspiring countless others facing the same condition through her organization Blue Circle Diabetes Foundation, says Bilal Khan

Quenching the Fire

The burning of paddy straw by farmers in Punjab and Haryana has caused high pollution in the National Capital Region. But the stubble can be used to produce energy and gas and can generate Rs 500 billion worth of revenue, says Dr Ratnesh Tiwari

Being of Help

During the pandemic many tried to save their jobs amidst the nationwide layoffs, but not Vineet Saraiwala who quit his high paying job and launched a startup to create livelihoods for persons with disabilities, not caring about his own disability

Serving the Hungry

For the homeless people on the streets of Chennai, there is a place they can simply go and pick up some packed food to eat without losing their dignity and self-respect. Bilal Khan writes about Issa Fathima Jasmine’s community fridge initiative

Raising Hope

Change maker Neelam Gupta’s non-profit AROH Foundation is ushering in the winds of change in the remotest locations of India, ranging from the tough terrains of Meghalaya to the Naxal impacted red corridors in Chhattisgarh, says Bilal Khan

Friendly cop

IPS officer Sandeep Chaudhary of Jammu and Kashmir cadre likes to go out of his way to help people. Chaudhary, who did his higher studies through Indira Gandhi Open University, cracked the civil services exam without attending any coaching classes

Ten Rupee Doctor

Noori Parveen, a 29-year-old MBBS doctor is being hailed as ‘Mother Teresa of Kadapa’ for her service to the community in Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh, through her 25-bed hospital where she is charging a consultation fee of just Rs 10, says Bilal Khan

Churning out champions

A geography teacher in a government school in rural Bihar is on a relentless mission, empowering girls from economically weaker sections by training them in various sports and making them national and state champions, says Gurvinder Singh

Saviour on Bike

For people of 20 villages in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal, Karimul Haque is the man to call during any medical emergency and he would arrive on his motorcycle, sirens blaring, to rush them to the hospital 50 km away, says Gurvinder Singh

Joy in Giving

Taking individual social responsibility to new heights, Ramu Dosapati, has spent a whopping Rs 50 lakh in feeding jobless migrant workers and providing grocery kits to poor and needy people during the COVID lockdown, says Usha Prasad

Young and responsible

Haryana’s efforts to empower women has found a shining mascot in Parveen Kaur, India’s youngest sarpanch, who has transformed the face of her village by undertaking numerous development works in the last five years, says Gurvinder Singh

Playing to inspire

Manasi Joshi, a software engineer, became an amputee at the age of 22 following a road accident, but the braveheart turned to sports and became one of India’s top para-badminton players. She was featured on the cover of Time magazine recently

Heroes of Nuapada

In the remote areas of Odisha without access to online education, migrant workers such as Khageswar, who have returned to their villages during the COVID lockdown, have turned tutors for the children of the villages, says Naba Kishor Pujari

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