A savior for 10,000+ children

 Pallabi’s life and career have been devoted to the single cause of rescuing children from being trafficked and giving them a better life. In total, she says she has managed to rescue 10,000 odd children by partnering with several organisations. And later on, she started one of her own — the Impact and Dialogue Foundation. The English […]

16 years old helps women to become entrepreneurs

“When we were living in Texas, I grew up watching my mother taking up pottery after quitting her corporate job in 2006, a move she resorted to so she could spend more time with my brother and me. While she started pottery in our garage as a way of de-stressing, she soon became skilled in […]

Stubble burning turned profitable

The stubble left after harvesting a farm is usually burned or removed from the place by investing more effort and money. But not many farmers are aware that it can also be a source of additional income. Pune-based BiofuelCircle — founded by Suhas Baxi and Ashwin Save in June 2020 — is an online marketplace […]

Ashray: A home built for specially abled

Anil Joseph knew from a very young age that he would do something to give back to society. So, when he completed his diploma in special education in 2002, he started looking for the right opportunity. He started working with an NGO called Deva International Society as a special educator. On a visit to a […]

Lucknow based architect adopts sustainable approach which saves money

In the concrete jungle of Lucknow, where air conditioners and heaters are rampantly used without care, one office in the city stands out. It needs no appliance to control the temperature, humidity, or ventilation, no matter what season it is. Architect Anant Krishna has followed a sustainable approach to design his office — Advance Group […]

A 63-years old gives new life to a lake

At 60, many citizens would be content to slip into a peaceful retired life, pottering around the house, surrounded by grandchildren. Not so 63-year-old Revathi Kamath, a resident of Bannerghatta Road in Bengaluru South, who has been busy giving a new lease of life to the 28-acre Somanahalli Lake along Kanakapura Road. Revathi, a homemaker, […]

Farmer turns banana waste into ropes

When P M Murugesan decided to discontinue his education to join his father’s farming business, he had many ideas in mind. In particular, he wanted to work with the banana plant, being well aware that though farmers end up burning tonnes of banana waste, there’s a utility to each part of the crop.  In 2008, […]

An all female staff clinic for women

Women’s health, and particularly their related issues on healthiness, matters. There is a greater need to understand her well-being as it is closely tied to the health of families as well. Even the World Health Organization cited “the health of women and girls as of particular concern since in many societies they are disadvantaged owing […]

An initiative by a teacher to make robotics affordable and accessible

Growing up in a cramped but loving home in Odisha’s tribal hamlet Aunli, Sakyasingha Mahapatra was inspired by how his father Suresh honed a deep passion for science.  The headmaster of a secondary school in the village, Suresh would push his son to participate in different science exhibitions happening in and around their area. On other occasions, […]