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In water

People who protested against the raising of water level in Omkareshwar dam in Madhya Pradesh by standing in water have won, making the government look into their demands, says Aparna Pallavi

Heroic mission

He may be visually impaired himself, but that has not stopped Dipendra Manocha from developing aids and appliances that would help others like him to read and write, says Madhulika Sonkar

Born to race

Oscar Pistorius, a gritty South African athlete and the first double amputee to compete at a regular Olympic event, would have you believe that nothing is impossible in life, says Sneha Theeng

Creating oasis

Villagers of Thob and Rewada in Barmer district do not want to go thirsty this year. They are into rainwater harvesting, digging up ponds and step wells to improve storage, says Anil Sharma

Braving the odds

Born into a community once considered untouchable, married off at the age of 9, ill-treated by her husband, Babai Sathe fought all the odds and is now a sarpanch in Maharashtra, says Mauli Buch

Wrestling arthritis

Sangram Singh dreamt of becoming a wrestler at the age of six when he was confined to a wheelchair. Spriha Srivastava meets India’s champion wrestler who overcame ridicule and paralysis

All for honour

Three women from Baiga and Gond tribes in Madhya Pradesh have waged relentless wars to get what was due to them. For these poor women, it was more a question of honour, says Pamela Philipose

Love unites

Indian Canadian actress Lisa Ray, who had fought a rare cancer of plasma cells in 2009 and won the battle, has revealed that she has got engaged to her boyfriend Jason Dehni

Great step

A one-room school in Mahuwara Khurd, a small town in UP, is locally popular as Amarnath Rajbhar runs it with passion. Many poor parents prefer it though the man, whose left leg has been amputated, has only passed standard 11, says Abu Zafar

Foursome tour

Four plucky Mumbaikars, all of them physically challenged, have completed a gruelling 84 day nationwide tour, logging in an impressive 19,000 km spanning 28 state capitals, says Quaid Najmi

Can and Able

Rajinder Johar started an annual art exhibition to motivate quadriplegics like him to take to creative pursuits, says Aakansha Malhotra, who is inspired by the resilience of the people she met

All is will

Overcoming multiple disabilities with elan, young Bhavna Botta has proved to the world that where there a will, there is a way. Hema Vijay tells us the amazing story of the girl who started ‘Saahaagika’, a boutique in Chennai, on her own

Being positive

Mahantesh Mali was reduced to a mere skeleton after he was detected with AIDS in 1994. But thanks to his strong will, he is alive today, and is helping HIV positive children live a happy life

Self help

Without looking elsewhere for socio-economic uplift, women in West Bengal’s Birbhum district prospered doing the traditional jobs, says Ajitha Menon, tracking the success of Self Help Groups

A miracle for Laura

Doctors told Laura Binder her cancer could not be cured, but her 9-year-old daughter refused to give up and wrote her encouraging letters everyday for next 7 months till she was totally healed

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