Guts and Glory

When Shivangi Pathak decided to climb Mount Everest she was just 14. Two years later, she has become the youngest Indian woman to scale the highest peak of the Himalayas. Mudita Girotra recounts how the go-getter girl from Hisar achieved her dream

Giving a Facelift

Hailing from a city, Ritu Jaiswal was shocked at the abysmal conditions in her husband’s ancestral village in Bihar. Four years later, she is now changing the face of the village as the elected Mukhiya of the gram panchayat, says Mohd Imran Khan

Fair and Fearless

Roopa D Moudgil who exposed Sasikala’s special treatment in a Bengaluru jail is arguably the most courageous woman police officer in the country after Kiran Bedi. Usha Prasad presents both her tough and soft sides in an exclusive interaction

My Happy Life

For the first time millionaire-philanthropist Meera Gandhi shares in her own words why and how she got into philanthropy and what led her to start The Giving Back Foundation that works for the less-privileged and needy people around the world

Giving It Back

A former woman police officer in Karnataka who had run-in with a state minister and later quit the service has launched a political party. “I am teaching my party members how to police politicians for the good of the people”, she told Bhavana Akella

Such A Man Lives

It has been The Weekend Leader’s aim to showcase real-life heroes and inspire its readers to serve the community. This year’s Person of the Year Dr. Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan is one such human being. Award function report with photos

 
Walking for Women

Eleven states, 3,600 kms and 260 days. Meet Srishti Bakshi, who is on a mission to cover the entire stretch from Kanyakumari to Kashmir -- on foot, and all alone – to create awareness about the security and social status of women in India, says Somrita Ghosh

Scrap is Gold

Jai Prakash Chaudhary has come a long way from his life of poverty as a scrap collector in Delhi. Now, he is an eco-entrepreneur and heads a company that employs 70 people and generates annual revenue of over Rs 1 crore, says Sofia Danish Khan

Father of Many

Heading a Rs 1,000 crore turnover business, Mahesh Savani has organised the weddings of over 2,000 fatherless girls. Each wedding costs him around Rs 4 lakh. His father started as a labourer and became a diamond merchant later, says Deven Lad

The Noble Soul

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak’s non-profit has changed the lives of lakhs of manual scavengers many of whom have been provided jobs in his organisation that employs over 50,000 people and generates an annual revenue of Rs 500 crore, says Gurvinder Singh

The Unstoppable Winner

Rajalakshmi S.J. may have lost her mobility, but not her will. The orthodontist, who won the Miss Popularity title at the Miss World Wheelchair 2017, fights for the rights of the differently-abled and delivers motivational talks, says Bhumika K

The Home Maker

In 2006, this professor in Kerala noticed one of her students was living in an unsafe house and decided to build a new house for him. Since then she has built 78 homes for poor people in Pathanamthitta and Kollam districts, says Sanu George

 
Two Rupee Doctor

Vijay’s Tamil blockbuster ‘Mersal’ has turned the public mood against corporate hospitals and put the spotlight on ‘two rupee doctor’ Thiruvengadam Veeraraghavan, who is serving the poor patients commuting on his bike, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Mission Educate Girls

Safeena Husain worked for many years in development projects abroad, but returned to India to work in rural areas among girl children. She has helped more than 200,000 out-of-school girls become part of the education system, says Mudita Girotra

Blooming Lives

In remote villages of Uttarakhand, women have a new source of livelihood and their lives are changing. Thanks to Pratibha Krishnaiah, a computer engineer from Bengaluru, they earn between Rs 2,000 and 5,000 per month. Anvi Mehta has the story

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