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Anita Moorjani -Cancer Survivor

Anita worked in the corporate field before being diagnosed with terminal cancer. Four years after being diagnosed her body began shutting down. As her organs failed she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience where she realised the cause of her disease as well as waking up to who she truly is. On regaining consciousness she found her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from hospital within weeks. […]

24-Hour Hunger Strike Called By Medha Patkar After Slum Demolitions At Golibar

Despite Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken’s plea to halt evictions at Golibar until completion of inquiry into the slum rehabilitation scheme, forty seven houses were razed off Along with 600 people, Medha Patkar  launched a 24-hour hunger strike today in protest of the demolitions at Guru Kripa Society in Golibar slum in Mumbai. The demolitions took place despite Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken’s plea to Maharashtra […]

In Drought hit Maharashtra,India - IPL organisers to waste 48 lakh litres of Water for Matches

Drought hit Maharashtra where cattles, birds are dying with lack of water and famers are committing suicide. IPL 6 runs for 8 weeks. Severely drought hit Maharashtra will host 16 games. Each week needs at least 3, 00,000 liters of water for grass and pitches. Soil 6 will consume 48 lakh liters of precious water JUST for the ground maintenance.   It’s being questioned if entertainment is more important over […]

To Save the King of the Jungle, a Call to Pen Him In

A male lion walking near an electrified fence at the Sanwild Animal Sanctuary in South Africa. A new research paper suggests that fencing in Africa’s lions may be the best way to protect them. After 35 years of field research in the Serengeti plains, Craig Packer, director of the Lion Research Center at the University of Minnesota, has lost all patience with the romance of African wilderness. Fences, he says, […]

Small Children, Big Dreams

In Pic :The office bearers committee of the Makala Kavalu Samiti (MAKASA). Photo: Kumar Sringeri In a small town in Karnataka, government-school students are working to ensure that their schools meet the infrastructure norms of the RTE Act. Can this model be replicated elsewhere in the country? Kishore Mahadevaiah, a Std VII student, is describing his ideal school. “The school should be very clean and neat. In every class, there […]

Tiger cubs in Chennai's Vandaloor zoo named Arjuna, Kaveri, Nethra

In Pic :CM Jaylalithaa named seven tiger cubs, both white and Royal Bengal, at the Vandalur zoo on Friday. Photo: S.R. Raghunathan   CM names white and Royal Bengal tiger cubs at Vandalur zoo; launches research and breeding centres   When animal caretaker K. Chelliah released seven tiger cubs from tiny, custom-made boxes into an enclosure on Friday morning, they ran forward towards the visitor who had come to see […]

When their dreams of studying in a ‘big’ school came crashing

Scarce RTE quota seats in private schools disappoint parents   Arun Kumar (name changed), an electrician who earns just a little over Rs. 3,000 a month , is thinking of raising a loan to put his six-year-old son in a private school. This is thanks to the big hopes he pinned on one provision of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, which has now […]

When schemes turn anaemic

In Pic :The Anganwadi: Only few turn up for lunch Despite government programmes, nutrition supplements for women and children are not to be found in Jharkhand’s villages More than two years after she gave birth to her youngest daughter, Shanti Oraon, an adivasi farmer in Bhandara village, Khunti district has been unable to resume working in the fields. “She has breathing trouble, and could not start walking even after she […]

Schoolboy donates savings for drought relief

In a touching gesture, an eight-year-old schoolboy donated his savings from pocket money and birthday party for the cause of drought-hit people in Maharashtra in Mumbai on Tuesday, an official said. Kanishka R. Dongre, a class two student of Carmel School in Badlapur town of Thane district, specially went to meet Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan in the legislative assembly and handed over Rs.5,000 for the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund. “He […]