Posts in category

the Action


  Tens of thousands of citizens of the tiny kingdom of Bhutan came together earlier this month to welcome their newborn prince with Buddhist symbols by planting 108,000 trees, each sealed with a prayer for the heir to the throne. Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, three of his ministers, and the leader of Opposition were among the 100,000 …

0 631

While the nation feels pride in women power, and Ministers keep announcing policies to empower girls and women, society follows its own pace to allow and absorb the same. Harda, a small town in Madhya Pradesh, still believes that girls are meant only for marriage and to rear a family. In a population with stereotyped …

0 546

Story via :  Al Jazeera Arunachalam Muruganantham was obsessed with making the perfect sanitary pad for his wife. After years of work, his invention has changed the lives of millions of women in India. It all began in 1998, when Arunachalam Muruganantham, the son of poor handloom weavers in South India, realised that his wife …

0 603

While children across the country were celebrating Children’s Day on 14th November 2014 in their schools, children of drug addicts, criminals and ragpickers in Tikiapara, Howrah (WB) had their own plans. An old dilapidated 150 year old building in the area, with a 2 acre dumping ground and pond in its backyard, was home to …

0 827

  Sometimes it is the denial of certain essential rights which forces individuals to go out of their way to help others. Such is the story of Prof. SC Handa and Mrs. Kiran Handa who, in the quest of a school for their deaf son founded a school for the deaf themselves. The foundations of …

0 780

  Who doesn’t know Robinhood? Young or old, rich or poor, everyone has read or heard about the fairy tale Robinhood, who robbed the rich to give to the poor. While all of us wish, that there was another Robinhood today to remove all inequalities, none of us ever tried to become one. Until one …

0 623

  Coming from a community that offers nothing to girls except resistance and discrimination, life was never easy for Sahiba and Khushboo.  These two students of 12th class were even deprived of their basic right to education at different points in their lives. Sahiba had her studies cut short after class 10th because her father …

1 632

  Every time Dadarao Bilhore spots a pothole on the road, he stops. Using his bare hands, he fills it up with broken paver blacks and debris from construction sites that he collects. And then he stomps on it to level the pothole. Once the job is done, he carries on, keeping his eyes peeled …

0 599