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Bhopal Gas Tragedy Survivor Aruna Ghosh and her husband

Mrs Aruna Ghosh, a survivor of the Bhopal gas tragedy recounts the experience as she narrates her journey through the nightmare her family went through on the ill-fated night of 2-3 December 1984. We were on a family trip in Lucknow and had planned to return to Bhopal on 4th December. But since my husband …

54 Kids of Sama School in Ahmedabad came out valiantly with their demands for a better world; A world they would want to inhabit and be happy in Located in the predominantly Muslim residential colony of Danilimbda, Ahmedabad, the Sama School has long stood as a tall bastion of hope for hundreds of children – …

As I moved into the market, I began to hear an amalgam of sounds of people haggling for the goods; the women vendors griping about what happened at their home in the morning, and some groups discussing about the consistent bandhs. It was a welcoming vibe indeed! I looked at the phaneks (traditional female lower …

Two years ago, Global Shapers Community, Bhopal Hub started a project called Make a Wish Come True. The idea was simple; to do something for the children of the local community and fulfil their wishes. As a part of the project, more than 150 needy children staying at the local slums of Bhopal were given …

Pooja Mishra

Pooja Mishra, the eldest amongst her 3 sisters, always had her roots deeply embedded in the village of Purasi near Raebareli. But, her parents chose to educate her in Lucknow as there was no place for quality education in Purasi. She completed her schooling from a school affiliated to an International Board, pursued Engineering as …

Promila Bahadur

In 1991, India, it wasn’t usual for a 14-year old teenager to teach herself on how to use a computer. But Promila Bahadur accomplished this and what she did with this knowledge has profoundly changed the lives of many young women in a poor village just 15 kilometres from her hometown of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. …

Sarbjeet Singh

Sarbjeet Singh lives a happy, normal life in the calm hills of Shimla. And if we just stuck on to appearances, we would probably stash away Sarbjeet as just another face in the crowd. But, Sarbjeet is not your regular next door Joe. It all began in 2007 when Sarbjeet Singh started operating a free-of-cost …

Lee Duck Hee

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 …