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Justice Krishna Iyer: The Voice of the Poor

The legendary jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer, took up the cause of the poor and the underprivileged in his capacities as a Minister in Kerala, a Supreme Court judge, and post-retirement, a human rights activist.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Dec 17, 2014)
 
Creating Ice Stupas To Solve Water Problems Of People In Ladakh

When Sonam Wangchuk saw people struggling to meet their basic water requirements in Ladakh, he came up with a solution of creating vertical ice stupas to store water for a longer time.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 8, 2014)
 
The Blind Rescuer of Snakes

Sanjeev Gohil started losing his vision 12 years ago. But this did not stop him from climbing rocks or rescuing snakes and even leopards.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 1, 2014)
 
The Last Trustee of Indigo

Yellappa was the last of a family of great indigo dyers in Andhra Pradesh who kept the dying art alive and passed it on.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Nov 25, 2014)
 
Sun Powers Bihar Village to New Life

Dharnai village in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, is now lit-up by solar-powered micro-grid.

( Source: greenpeaceindia, Posted: Nov 19, 2014)
 
More Airlines Ban Shark Fins as Cargo

By instituting this ban against the carriage of shark fins, Jet Airways has joined the growing league of environmentally conscious airlines, said Humane Society International-India.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Nov 11, 2014)
 
Saving Saviours

On the morning of September 6, 2014, when Kashmir woke up to the biggest flood of the century, Dr Teing found herself stuck with hundreds of patients and their attendants at Lal Ded.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Nov 5, 2014)
 
Celebrating the Bonds of Sisterhood in a Red Light Area

Take a peek at life in a brothel and learn how, despite their vulnerabilities, the women have learnt to live a full life.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 29, 2014)
 
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.

( Source: Al Jazeera, Posted: Oct 21, 2014)
 
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.

( Source: The Guardian, Posted: Oct 15, 2014)
 
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.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Oct 8, 2014)
 
Lighting Up Lives

Sunrise Candles, started by visually challenged entrepreneur Bhavesh Bhatia, employs around 85 other visually impaired people.

( Source: nextbigwhat.com, Posted: Oct 1, 2014)
 
Building a Library a Day

Entrepreneur and social activist Pradeep Lokhande’s project of setting up a library every day across rural schools in Maharashtra is helping many poor students see the light of a new day.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Sep 24, 2014)
 
The Golden Temple Rises To The Occasion To Help The Jammu And Kashmir Flood Victims

Guru ka Langar in Amritsar created a record of sorts when food for 1,00,000 flood victims in Kashmir was prepared and airlifted.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 16, 2014)
 
Documentng Stories of Change

Inventive Indians is a book that collects 23 different real life stories of raw intelligence, compassion and change from different parts of India.

( Source: IBNLive, Posted: Sep 10, 2014)
 
Leaving 30 Years Of Darkness

Dharnai has become the first village in India to completely run on solar power. The project by Greenpeace not only powers residential homes but also street lights, hospitals, schools and commercial buildings.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Sep 2, 2014)
 
Meerut Couple Adopts HIV Positive Kids

In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple.

( Source: IBN Live, Posted: Aug 27, 2014)
 
Rejuvenator of Traditional Tanks

Shirish Apte, an Executive Engineer of Minor Irrigation division of Bhandara, has rejuvenated over 21 traditional tanks in rural Maharashtra.

( Source: IndiaWaterPortal, Posted: Aug 20, 2014)
 
Citizens Of Ludhiana Plant History

To get rid of the most polluted city in the country tag, the residents of Ludhiana started a tree plantation drive, managing to plant around 1.5 lakh saplings within an hour.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Aug 12, 2014)
 
YCAB- Enabling Children to Live Better

YCAB is a Jakarta based foundation that has touched the lives of over 2 million people.

( Source: TheAlternative, Posted: Aug 6, 2014)
 
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