Our armed forces are the guardians of our land, water and skies. They are the first respondersin any situation of combat, whether protecting the nation from external threats, maintainingsecurity and stability during internal conflicts, running international peacekeeping missions, orcountering transnational terrorism. Every society owes an immense debt to its armed forces, aswell as their families, […]
Apart from being a major health crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic is also one of the biggest educational calamities in human history. The effect is seen not only in higher dropout rates but also in the disparity with respect to learning opportunities. The shift to online learning requires teachers and students to use personal technology devices […]
Anumuthu’s childhood was marred with poverty and struggle as a child laborer after he lost his father at only 7. Learning from his own experiences, today he provides dignity and care in the form jobs, medical attention, food and clothes to the homeless through his NGO Snehan. A few years ago, Puducherry-based Suresh (name changed) lost […]
Jawhar, a rural taluka located in Palghar District of Maharashtra, has traditionally been inhabited by tribals, engaged in agriculture, getting by on their meagre earnings. Children and youth from Jawhar have faced a dual shock because of the COVID-19 pandemic – witnessing their family members grappling with the stress of migration and lost livelihoods, and […]
From training them to be ready for school to providing food, convincing their parents and providing transport, this NGO is doing everything it can to ensure these children continue their education. If you walk through the Khandaveli station in Mumbai at around 11 am, you would come across the most endearing sight. A group of […]
I had superannuated as Secretary, School Education and Literacy, Government of India in 2018 but it was difficult to get “disconnected” with this sector. And, when the invite came from Indus Action for the launch of a study they had conducted regarding the implementation of Section 12(1)(c) of Right to Education Act (RTE), I couldn’t […]
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions.
From Firozabad – by the children, of the children, to the adults More than 100 child reporters are changing the district of Firozabad with their words and actions. *The names of the children are changed to protect their identities.
Seema and her little sisters usually spent their evenings looking over the playground that was behind their house. They used to sit there together, braid each other’s hair and cheer silently for their two brothers who used to play football, and sometimes cricket. At times, their mother would scold them for sitting outside watching the […]
Story idea Ashok parmar Neemuch mp 7415733114 District judges who came forward to get rid of body trade from women and minors in Neemuch region. Direct communication with the women and their families of the Banchhara community. Discussion with young women who have left the sex trade. Young men of Banchara community […]
A small business or micro-enterprise can pave the way to a comfortable living, more so when regular or well-paid jobs are in short supply. This is especially true for individuals and families living below the poverty line. A vegetable cart, a roadside kiosk selling household items, a small home-based tailoring business, or a street food […]