Not Child’s Play

Do you know that in India 27 per cent of children are married off at an early age and live through violent and abusive lives? Can you imagine that this happens in digital India? It…

AIDed Transformation

In 2005, a transwoman, Noori, who ran an NGO, called Solomon to say "I have an abandoned child, he is HIV+". Solomon was hesitant initially. Later he contacted many organisations only to get a negative…

From Labour Pain to Saviour’s Gain

Dhamodharan was a dalit child labourer who worked in a brick kiln to support his family who struggled to have three square meals a day. Today he holds a PhD degree in anthropology. [auth] Although…

Enrolling Model

Is it possible for a few village girls to transform a backward region? You will believe it, if you meet Rinku Kumari, Nisha, Puneeta and Pinky from the villages of Shahpur Khalwapatti and Mishroli, in…

Teaching the Unreachable

The school, Agasthya Ega Adhyapaka Vidyalaya, is located atop the hills within the area of the Agasthyarkoodam, which is a 1,868-metre (6,129 ft)-tall peak in the Neyyar Wildlife Sanctuary of Kerala. You can’t reach the…

Covid Trekking

She is a healthcare worker. Yes, of course, she is paid by the government. But she has gone beyond the normal duty to save five villages from COVID-19. Please meet Suman Dhebe, in Pune Zilla…

Instruments for Liberation

Is it possible to give the marginalised children a future by musical instruments? If you happen to listen to Dr Luis Dias, Goa, you will realise that it is possible.  He is an obstetrician and…

A Service Truly Auto

A Bhopal auto-driver has turned his three-wheeler into an ambulance. That too, free of cost. Javed Khan from Bhopal has put his livelihood on hold, but the lives of many on an oxygen cylinder. Before…