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Unsung Heroes


I had read and researched the background of the news subject I had to interview. Married off at the age of 12, tested positive for HIV at 15, got riddled with AIDS, lost a child who was barely 14 years old, and saw the death of her husband shortly after. If even one of the …

One of the worst deluges in the history of Uttarakhand occurred in the month of June 2013, at the peak of the pilgrim season, in the valley surrounding the holy shrine of Lord Kedarnath. During the pilgrim season, the local hill-men work along the pilgrim route in small hotels, or are engaged in petty seasonal …

Tired and exhausted as my ‘Green’ mates and I approached the village of Megma touching the feet of Himalayas, it was completely deserted. If you can imagine the famous Gotham, the birthplace of the Dark Knight – Batman, it was identical to its misty, dark atmosphere. So where were all the inhabitants? Due to the …

Green People

The hills are alive and maybe it is the efforts of the Green People that is keeping them alive. The mountains of Uttarakhand that are now bustling with fresh energy and a flurry of activities, are in stark contrast to how dismal the situation was just a few years ago. More than 2300 remote villages …

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 …

The Baithak Foundation

Picture a group of children in your next door urban setup. These children are extremely hardworking and are already conscious about their career and further education. They see scientists like Einstein to entrepreneurs like Bill Gates as their inspiration and rightly so, want to be successful like them. Somehow their dreams circle around the path …

It was never easy to change stereotypes, but this girl did not settle for anything less. According to a report by the United nations,India comes second in the number of,child marriages.However,15 year old Priya Jangid, from Alwar is determined to remove this name from the list. She has made a considerable contribution to the field …

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 …