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An eco-warrior

As mystery shrouds the disappearance of activist S Mugilan for over 100 days, #WhereIsMugilan hash tag trends in Twitter and people in Tamil Nadu are demanding an answer from the police. G Babu Jayakumar traces Mugilan’s path as an activist

Ahead of others

She was born 15 weeks in advance and has been surging ahead of her peers intellectually since then. P C Vinoj Kumar talks to child prodigy K Visalini, who has one of the world’s highest IQ and at 19 years ready with big plans for the country

Helping the Hungry

A computer science teacher from West Bengal's Asansol collects excess untouched food from college and office canteens everyday and distributes it among nearly 200 poor children. Milinda Ghosh Roy finds out what led him to start this initiative

Gandhigiri in Kollam

Kerala politician Niyaz Chithara, inspired by Gandhi’s message of ‘be the change’, has donated his ancestral property of one acre and 10 cents (4,451 sq m), valued at about Rs 8 crore (USD 1.1 million) to 20 landless families, says Sanu George

A Clean Sweep

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder, Sulabh International, known for his work to eradicate manual scavenging and construction of public toilets, swept an eminent three-member jury off their feet to emerge as The Weekend Leader – VIT Person of the Year

Price of Freedom

Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi's life has been made into a film titled, ‘The Price of Free’. The film is about one man's groundbreaking struggle to liberate every child possible from slavery, says Nivedita, who also spoke to Kailash 

 
The Final Push

At age 22, during his final days of training at Indian Military Academy, Navin Gulia met with an accident that left him in the words of doctors – permanently 100 percent disabled. But Navin refused to live by those words, says Sofia Danish Khan

Empowering the Children

In Punjab's industrial hub Ludhiana, industrial workers and daily-wage earners have created a library for their children by making contributions ranging from Rs 100 to Rs 5,000. Jaideep Sarin met Lakhwinder Singh, the man behind this library

This Cafe's Special

Employing people who suffer from various developmental disabilities, including her own daughter, Sushama Nagarkar’s Cafe Arpan in Mumbai has gained huge popularity among patrons, many of whom have become regulars. Quaid Najmi checks out the cafe

Living like Family

Social worker Gayatri Pathak, a former journalist, understands what it is to be like an orphan in society. Having grown up in an orphanage and starting life from scratch at 18 outside of it, she is now a beacon of hope to many like her, says Anvi Mehta

Warriors of Change

An army of 650 youth drawn from different parts of the nation are working in remote areas across the country to ensure holistic education for the children, and to increase enrolment and reduce dropouts in government schools, says P C Vinoj Kumar

The Matka Man

Alagarathanam Natarajan, who overcame cancer and gave up his business in Britain, has found happiness in providing water to Delhi’s poor. Every day he is out in his van to fill up the 70 matkas he has set up across the city, says Nivedita Singh