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UNSUNG HEROES

Ankit Ashok Bhai Shah (Montu bhai to his people) is a 36 years old Sarpanch from Pavi Jetpur Gram Panchayat of Chota Udepur district whose philosophy of governance is simple. It is about access to services and opportunities to improve quality of life for people without uprooting them from their traditional base. Start thinking on …

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Meerabai

Stepping into an all-male preserve, mechanic Meerabai Meena of Padoona village in Udaipur district traverses hilly terrain every day, repairing hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water for residents in five villages Padoona village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range. Though quite close to Udaipur city, the district headquarters, …

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In an excessively ambitious era, our pursuit of ‘success’ leaves behind a week comprising of a hefty schedule, with the weekend being the only glimmer of hope that we hold on before every Monday. And yet, there are a group of college students in the Sunrise State of Andhra Pradesh, utilizing their weekends to bring …

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Holkar Royal family

Sally Holkar’s work with Women Weave has supported hundreds of women weavers and provided them with cutting edge training to rekindle Traditional Handloom weaving. The moment you lay your eyes upon Sally Holkar, her wandering gaze and a warm smile firmly establishes her grace. Although, a “foreigner” if looking from a crude perspective, Sally Holkar …

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THIS ABILITY

Lee Duck Hee, the 143rd best tennis player in the world, and the 2nd highest ranked professional in the 18-and-under category, was diagnosed deaf when he was only 2 years old. Instead of whining for days and staying put, his parents bravely researched for a place where he can be properly educated. The main criteria …

Charlotte de Vilmorin from Paris spent most of her life in a wheelchair, struggling to find accessibility in every nook and corner she visited. It was during such a trip to Florida that she realised it was almost impossible for people with disabilities to use public transport. This was a testament to the fact that …

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