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Healers on sail

For marginalized people in remote islands surrounded by the waters of Brahmaputra, health care comes sailing. Azera Parveen Rahman finds out how boat clinics reach out to the sick and needy

A role model

For local girls, Shama Khan is the role model. The 28-year-old panchayat chief strives to provide what is scarce in Thar: Water and woman’s education. Due to her efforts, enrolment has gone up from 550 to 6,550 in two years, says Renu Rakesh

An ace

Tennis champ Sania Mirza shows remarkable courage in speaking her mind on the treatment meted out to her by AITA in forcing her to partner Leander in the mixed doubles event at the Olympics

Joy of giving

Hearing about the farmers’ suicides in Vidarbha, a school teacher from Ludhiana visited the region and later raised funds to install tubewells at four tribal villages, says Quaid Najmi

Begging to expose

To expose a corrupt policeman who sought a bribe of Rs.1000 from him, a poor Dalit farmer raised the money by collecting alms, and sent it to Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, says Imran Khan

Educating girls

For Faiza Nisar Ali, it was fight against all odds to ensure girls were admitted into the 300-year-old Anglo-Arabic school in Delhi’s Ajmeri Gate. Madhulika Sonkar writes about her struggle

Living to drive

Not even a brush with death has dampened the spirit of the driving couple from Chennai, Harsha Koda and Prabha, who have resumed a journey from the very spot it was cut short 7 months back when their Xylo ran off the coastal road in Orissa

Bravery awards

Entries are invited for a competition organized by The Press Institute of India and the International Committee of the Red Cross for print media journalists reporting on armed violence

Good soldier

For Rao Kabool Singh, a World War II veteran who turned 100 recently, it’s been a life of service and his latest achievement is setting up of a hospital in a remote village, says Nikhil Walia

The chosen one

B D Sharma was chosen by Maoists of Chhattisgarh to negotiate the release of Sukma collector, Alex Paul Menon. Why the 81-year-old former IAS officer? Onkareshwar Pandey finds out from him

Desi Baywatch hero

River lifeguard Satish Chandra is like Mitch Buchannon, the popular lifeguard from American TV show ‘Baywatch’, but recognition eludes him even after he has saved 50 lives in 33 years

Real IIT heroes

Anand Kumar’s Super 30 initiative for poor students continues to taste success as 27 of its 30 students including children of a daily wage labourer and a truck mechanic get into IIT this year

Daring angel

Jaya Devi is not just a courageous woman who fought caste oppression in her village in Bihar but one who turned 5000 acres of barren land into a fertile green belt, bringing prosperity and empowerment to people, says Kavita Kanan Chandra

Nothing to hide

He was transferred 11 times in 12 years. But P Manivannan, a bold and upright IAS officer who dared to install a CCTV camera in his chamber and beamed the footage live on internet, remains unfazed, says D Narasimhamurthy

Escape from hell

A new book by journalist Blaine Harden narrates the story of a prisoner who escaped from an electric-fenced concentration camp in N Korea using his dead friend Park’s body as a human shield

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