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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

A tall idea

Giving up a promising career in film acting, Pabitra Rabha is out to help short statured people of Assam gain dignity in life. Kavita Kanan Chandra reports on the project that envisages special houses and facilities for honing acting skills

Dangerous liaisons

A bold documentary by an Emirati filmmaker exposes the lifestyle of the rich in UAE who are keeping wild animals like lions, tigers and cheetahs as pets in their homes, says Malavika Vettath

Seven sisters

Taking up the cause of voiceless women and children affected in the Gujarat riots of 2002, seven women fought for justice, imperiling their own safety, security and even reputation. Humra Quraishi recalls the10 year war waged by activists

 
Paper bag boy

A 10-year-old Indian boy in the United Arab Emirates is doing his bit to save the environment. Every day, he makes bags from old newspapers and distributes them to supermarkets and malls

Act of compassion

University VC moved by a young cancer patient’s desire to learn plans to launch short-term vocational courses like photography, animation and painting at a cancer hospital in Mumbai

Ducking avalanches

Snow galleries that would divert avalanches will make motoring safe on the road leading to the horseshoe-shaped Rohtang tunnel, being built by the Border Roads Organisation, says Vishal Gulati
 

Home of hope

Home of Hope, which cares for about 15 HIV positive children in Chennai, is supported by close friends, donors, and few corporate bodies, says Mohan Daniel speaking to Shanmuga Priya R

Worthy shares

The Azim Premji Trust of philanthropist and Wipro founder chairman Azim Premji will sell 35 million shares valued at Rs.1,530 crore to fund educational activities of the Azim Premji Foundation

Teaching Bihar

An IITian, who prepared for primary class exams in the light of a kerosene lamp, is back in his village to help Bihar regain its ancient glory of Nalanda days. Kavita Kanan Chandra speaks to Chandrakant Singh, who has ushered in a revolution

 
On a ghat road

Protecting Western Ghats from environmental degradation is a mission for S R Hiremath. The earth is not just for human beings but for plants and other creatures too, he tells Harsha Kumar
 

No child’s play

The government’s Bal Bandhu programme is making waves in many backward regions by ensuring that child rights are not violated. Swapna Majumdar finds out how young girls like Sunila work in their community, amidst conflict, fear and uncertainty
 

Man of many parts

Swagat Thorat dons many hats with aplomb. But it is his dedication to help the visually challenged that stands out as an accomplishment. It also got him a certificate from the Guinness Book. Kavita Kanan Chandra checks out his future plans

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