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South Asian Development NewsOct 22, 2014
Thomas Kocherry: Hero of Fishermen

Thomas Kocherry was the backbone of the fishworkers movement in Indi. He not only organised ...

The Man Who Is Bringing Back The Forgotten Herbs To Cure Several Diseases

Ramaji Parmar made amazing contributions to herbal science by growing and nurturing endangered herbs in a ...

Family Farms and Food Security

FAO urges public sector to develop family farming as a sustainable source of food needs of ...

Listening Now

There is a severe paucity of counselling services for survivors of sexual violence in India. Organisations ...

Evangelising Agriculture

In 2008, two earnest young men set out to boost soya bean yields in the semi-arid ...

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Muslim Families Care for Calcutta Synagogues
Generations of Muslim families have been taking care of the maintenance of three synagogues in the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, which was once home to a thriving Jewish community.

From Slum Dweller to Nobel Nominee
Jockin Sir, as Mumbai's slum dwellers call him, is an inspirational figure helping India's dispossessed stand up for their rights.

Teacher Amma
A school teacher, who believes she is a mother to her students, G Sripriya, affectionately called by her students as Priya Amma runs 29 tuition centres for underprivileged children through her team of volunteers.

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