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

 
The Gold Hunter

Hailing from the small town of Jalpaiguri town in North Bengal, Swapna Barman, daughter of a van rickshaw puller, became the first Indian woman to win a gold medal in the gruelling heptathlon event at the Asian Games, reports Debayan Mukherjee

One Man Army

Major Hemant Raj had got leave to visit his village in Kerala for Onam when the floods happened. His flight to Kochi from Delhi got cancelled, but like a hero he reached his drowning village and rescued hundreds of people. Archana Sharma reports

Guardians of Kanha

Tribal women of the Mukki zone at Kanha National Park are breaking conventional chains by taking over male-dominated jobs in the region. These women have turned protectors of the forest and they also drive and guide tourists, says Kushagra Dixit

Pride of Chennai

Malvika Iyer was 13 when a grenade accidentally blew up in her hands, ripping her forearms and paralysing her legs. The Chennai woman is now a motivational speaker igniting hope for people with disabilities the world over, says Bhavana Akella

The Dhing Express

Hima Das created history by winning a gold medal at the World U20 Championships. Do you know that she switched to athletics from football only two years ago and had even demolished country liquor vends in her village Dhing... Here’s her story 

Doing Good Daily

Syed Osman Azhar Maqsusi works with unflinching zeal to satiate the hunger of the needy with the slogan 'hunger has no religion' and feeds daily dozens of people including the homeless, ragpickers and labourers in Hyderabad, says Mohammed Shafeeq