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Caring angel

Having disabled parents, Neha Arora knew the difficulties that the physically challenged faced.  The young engineer has quit a promising career to brighten the lives of disabled people by organising special tours for them, says Jyoti Kanyal 

Riot stoppers

When the Cauvery row between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka spiralled out of control last week, with Tamil drivers bearing the brunt of mob violence in Karnataka, two Bengaluru residents came together and rescued 150 truckers, says Usha Prasad   

Seeding change

A bus conductor in Coimbatore, M Yoganathan, has been meeting school children and encouraging them to plant trees. He tells P C Vinoj Kumar that he has planted 3 lakh trees in last 30 years

The protector

To pursue his passion for wildlife, Imran Siddiqui reared chicken and sold it on the streets of Hyderabad. T P Venu tracks the silent work of the green warrior who recently stopped construction of a road through a wildlife sanctuary with a PIL

Towering cop

Serving in Rajkot Traffic Police, assistant sub-inspector Dhansukh Mensibhai Kachot discharges his duty without fear or favour. He has collected a record Rs 2.16 crore fine amount from traffic offenders in last 10 years, says Narendra Kaushik

Shaping officers

P Kanagaraj failed to make it to the IAS in spite of reaching the interview stage twice. Undaunted, as a professor of political science, he is quietly churning out IAS and IPS officers through his free coaching classes, says P C Vinoj Kumar

 
Green guru

A spiritual guru in saffron robes is the last man you would expect to get into a dirty river overflowing with sewage to clean it. But Balbir Singh Seechewal did just that to transform the Kali Bein beyond imagination, says Narendra Kaushik

Traffic tamer

To prevent an accident, similar to the one that killed her daughter, 59-year-old Dorris Francis has been regulating traffic since last six years at the spot where a car rammed their auto. Partho Burman profiles the braveheart from Ghaziabad

Driven by passion

G Annadurai, who is perhaps Chennai’s most loved auto driver, is today a much sought after motivational speaker who travels all over India and inspires MNC employees, says P C Vinoj Kumar

Special centre

The rehabilitation centres of Tamahar Trust are a godsend to parents bearing the yoke of bringing up special children. Trust founder Vaishali Pai tells Smita Deohar why she had to start it  

Sworn benefactor

At the funeral of his brother in 1963, Deo Kumar Saraf swore not to let poverty-struck people die due to lack of medical care. Today, his Anandalok group of hospitals challenge corporate hospitals with their affordable charges, says G Singh

Conviction to kids

Nirajalaxmi Mohapatra is a loving mother for children of convicts. The hostel she set up for kids of jail inmates in Bhubaneswar has helped many children study and even enter medical college