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Laxman Rao – Writing in adversity

July 25, 2009

If you ever happen to step on the pavement outside the building of Hindi Bhawan near ITO in New Delhi, India, you might give a passer’s look to a roadside tea-seller called Laxman Rao. What might coax you to look over your shoulder is the stack of books neatly placed alongside his stove. “What are […]

Jyoti Saini – Enabling Lives

July 6, 2009

During years when there is a youthful spring in one’s stride, Jyoti Saini – crippled with polio for life – felt isolated from her age group and depressed with inferiority complex. Now at 35 years old, she is a figure of inspiration, making sure that the disabled don’t have to go through the trauma like […]

Mukti Karva – Against Child Labor

June 20, 2009

Mukti Karva is the brainchild of eight children – aged between 8 and 20 – who were rescued as child laborers by an NGO called Bachpan Bachao Aandolan (BBA, Save the Childhood Mission) that works for protection of child rights across India. Mukti Karva – a mobile theater group – represents the never-say-die spirit of […]

Devika Rotawat – Against Terrorism

June 11, 2009

It takes some courage to stand in the courtroom as an eye witness. At a place where even the most strong-hearted get goose bumps, a 10-year-old girl seemed unfazed and resolute to bring a terrorist – who rendered her disabled – to justice.  Devika Rotawat was like any other schoolgirl until that nightmarish evening of November 26, […]