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Wednesday, 19-December-2018

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TILAK MEHTA - THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEUR

19 weeks ago
What is the conventional life of a 13-year-old like? Going to school, participating in extracurricular activities, playing sports, video games, watching the TV - you may say. But 13-year-old Tilak Mehta is already a budding entrepreneur! The teenager has established a logistics startup that is helping the strong network of Mumbai’s famous dabbawalas earn an alternative source of income. Christened ‘Papers N Parcels’ (PNP), the logistics service couriers papers and small parcels across Mumbai in a matter of four to eight hours. The young entrepreneur is an 8th grader at Garodia Intern...
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YASHASVI JAISWAL - THE GOOD DAY HAS COME

20 weeks ago
One good opportunity can change the life if that is utilized properly. And opportunities don’t knock our doors every day. Furthermore, if we struggle hard to achieve something, the universe will provide an opportunity to fulfill our dreams. Yashasvi Jaiswal, 17-year-old has set an example for those who dream big. Furthermore, He is all set to represent the U-19 Indian cricket team during the upcoming Sri Lanka tour. For three years, he slept with groundsmen in a tent belonging to the Muslim United Club inside the Azad Maidan Ground premises in Mumbai. Before that, he worked in a dairy shop, where he used to sleep fo...
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RAJARAM - TEACHER BECAME PART-TIME DRIVER

21 weeks ago
For students of Baarali village in Udupi district’s Brahmavar taluk, Rajaram is not just their science and mathematics teacher but also the one person, who ensured that they did not drop out of school. Rajaram, a school teacher ensured that his students do not drop out from school as they were compelled to trek a 3km- forest area to reach school. Lack of roads and transport facilities forced more than five children each week to drop out of their schools.  Rajaram said, “The children were dropping out quickly and with the headcount in our school falling low, we were at the threat of shutting down to...
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DR NACHIAPPNAN AND SHANTHI - POWER COUPLE

22 weeks ago
Even with their dream job and a comfortable life in USA, this couple from Tamil Nadu didn’t forget its roots. Dr Nachiappnan Narayanan and his wife shanti who live in New Jersey, USA arean excellent example of how one helps those in needs and inspire several lives at once!  Dr Nachi said, “I grew up in Kandramanickam and studied at the local high school. In 1986, I was selected by the Rotary International for the Freedom from Hunger scholarship to pursue a Master’s Degree at the University of Illinois, USA. I completed my PhD and worked with Virginia Tech and HSBC for 15 years. Later, I started my o...
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ASLAM KHAN - A TRUE GUARDIAN ANGEL

23 weeks ago
Sardaar Maan Singh was a truck driver. On one late, unfortunate night while he was headed home, he took a wrong turn and ended up on an unfamiliar and deserted road. He made the mistake of getting out of his truck in order to ask for directions and was attacked by two robbers. When he refused to give up his hard-earned money to them, the men assaulted him, leaving him there to die. A few hundred kilometers away, his family slept soundly, having no clue that their life was about to change so drastically. His children, Baljeet Kaur, Jasmeet Kaur and Asmit Kaur, their mother Darshan Kaur and grandmother, were all excited to be meet...
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RUCHI SHAH - SHE QUIT A CUSHY JOB TO TEACH TRIBAL KIDS TO PAINT

24 weeks ago
Ruchi Shah’s free spirit took her from Yahoo’s highest salary bracket to perhaps the lowest among her peers in a year-and-a-half, because life as a senior UED designer was simply devoid of the feel of paper and paint. So, she gravitated to freelancing instead, to journey back to the basics. Her love for giving back took her from the cushy corner office to banausic schools in Ladakh and dilapidated ones in Indian hinterlands -- where she used art and illustration to help school children embrace storytelling, English and of course, their hidden talents at doodling! This well-known illustrator tells us all...
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DIVYA RAWAT - THE MUSHROOM LADY

25 weeks ago
A mushroom cultivator from Uttrakhand’s Dehradun has devised ingenious and innovative methods of growing the edible macro-fungi, making its farming a lot more cost-effective. 26-year-old Divya Rawat, who is the founder of Soumya Foods, has also promoted her methods, thus providing a means of livelihood for many Uttrakhand residents. “People in Uttarakhand were leaving their villages to seek jobs in cities due to no fixed source of income as the traditional farming of paddy and vegetables was not lucrative enough to promise a bright future,” said Rawat “Looking for a solution I visited...
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WOMEN IN BIHAR VILLAGE BUILD ROAD IN 72 HOURS

26 weeks ago
Having dealt with the government’s incompetence and disinclination for about a decade the women in a small village of Bihar, manned themselves up to build a road. Residents of a small village in Bihar’s Banka district had to face severe hardships to commute from one place to another due to lack of proper roads. Eventually, the villagers decided to take the burden upon them to build the road. With spades, shovels and baskets in their hands, more than 200 women took to the streets and dug the ground to construct a two km-long road within 72 hours, elating dozens of villages that lie in the route. The task which the gover...
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ABHAY SRIVASTAVA - RAY OF LIGHT FOR DISABLED CHILDREN

27 weeks ago
If you think you’re winning you’re winning, if you think you’ve lost you’ve lost, we have all heard these lines and read them in school books but there are some people who make this true in real life. Abhay Srivastava of Rai Bareilly is one of those people. Thirty-four-year-old Abhay is a teacher (special assistant) in the Basic Education Department but he’s known for much more than that. Abhay has been working for disabled children for a long time now, and is working to connect children suffering with all disabilities to mainstream society.  He believes every child is special and...
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GAGANDEEP SINGH - A BIG SALUTE TO THIS COP

28 weeks ago
Stories of police as tormentors are aplenty. That is why the brave act of sub-inspector Gagandeep Singh of Uttarakhand Police came as a whiff of fresh air. The news lifted our spirits.  The young policeman risked his life to ensure the safety of a Muslim man whom a communally charged mob was about to lynch. He was not related to the man he saved. He also could have, like most policemen would probably have done, taken the easy option of waiting for reinforcement to arrive. That he chose to answer the call of his conscience and personally protect the individual speaks of the values ingrained in him, his humanity...
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SRIJAN - RANCHI BOY GIVES UP HIGH-PAYING JOB TO HELP FARMERS

29 weeks ago
Srijan, the young lad is nothing short of a local hero in the Gumla district of Jharkhand. All these years, as a Ranchiite and as a post-graduate in Rural Management, he chose to stay close to nature. Later, like many others, Srijan moved to a bigger city for work. He joined a leading Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) in Hyderabad that offered immense potential for career growth. Due to the frequent rural camps he attended as a student, he was able to strike up a conversation with the local villagers instantly. He learnt about farmer suicides in the area and in the neighbouring state of Andhra Pradesh where many farmers f...
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LINDSAY BARNES - HOW DID A SOCIOLOGY STUDENT END UP ASSISTING OVER A HUNDRED CHILDBIRTHS

30 weeks ago
When Lindsay Barnes, a Sociology student on a scholarship from Lancashire in north-west England met Ranjan Ghoshhad in the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus in the 1980s, little did she know that fate would take her to a small village near the industrial town of Bokaro, Jharkhand.Today, the couple shares a home in Chambrabad village, 25 km from Bokaro, and Lindsay assists many pregnant women in the area, with labour and delivery. In 1993, she was residing in the village to conduct her research on the lives of those living around the coal belt, when a few neighbours came calling. They wanted her to assist a mother about t...