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This Law Professor Has Created an Amazing Route for the Economically Poor to Also Become Lawyers

Shamnad Basheer, a 39-year-old lawyer and professor is taking his dream of providing equal opportunity to the needy to a whole new level.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Feb 1, 2016)
 
A Young Woman Sarpanch Is Making a World of Difference to This Rajasthan Village

Ever since she became sarpanch of Pachhmata Gram Panchayat in Rajasthan, Pratibha Choudhary has made it her business to ensure development.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 27, 2016)
 
Subhashini Vasanth just Won the Neerja Bhanot Award - 6 Things to Know about her.

One award is given to an Indian woman who raises her voice against social injustice and also helps other women in similar situations, and another to honour an airline crew member who acts beyond the call of duty.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 17, 2016)
 
5 Things You Need to Know about Nobel Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi

He is best known for receiving a Nobel Peace Prize in 2014, but did you know that Kailash Satyarthi has been fighting to protect and ensure children's' rights for three decades now?

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 12, 2016)
 
A Software Engineer from Chhattisgarh is Making Bengaluru Green. with over 35,000 Trees so Far!

In just eight years, he has planted over 35,000 saplings and organized numerous plantation drives.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 6, 2016)
 
Rallying for Rights

Jan Adhikar Yatra, a ten-day long march across the Indian state of Jharkhand aimed to mobilise people against the growing attacks on their basic rights like employment guarantee, food security, social security, and right to their forest and land. Ankita Aggarwal reports about her experience in the Yatra.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Dec 30, 2015)
 
Humans of Bombay

Every day, Karishma goes out to meet and converse with five to ten strangers on the streets of the city.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 23, 2015)
 
Rajasthan Introduces Child Rights Through Text Books

Rajasthan government is all set to introduce a chapter on child rights in the curriculum for government school students.

( Source: TheBetterIndia, Posted: Dec 16, 2015)
 
Fruitful Model for Small Farmers

Wadi Model of the non-profit BAIF is bearing fruit for small farmers

( Source: thealternative.in, Posted: Dec 8, 2015)
 
Bridging Villages

Boatman Sheikh Lalchand built a bamboo bridge over River Mudeswari, single-handedly solving the accessibility problems of his own village and others close by.

( Source: theweekendleader.com/, Posted: Dec 2, 2015)
 
Oar-Boys Who Clean the Ganga

The Oar boys have been spreading messages about keeping Ganges clean.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 25, 2015)
 
Finding Shelter From The Flood

Mohamed Yunus offered 2 of his apartments to those seeking shelter from the rains.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 17, 2015)
 
Sikkim Could be 100% Organic by Year End

Under the banner of the Sikkim Organic Mission (SOM), constituted nearly 5 years ago, the small Himalayan state has ambitiously avowed to be one hundred per cent organic by the end of 2015.

( Source: theAlternative, Posted: Nov 16, 2015)
 
Disabled Boy to Award Winning Artist

Anjan Satheesh is hearing-impaired and has cerebral palsy. But neither of these conditions stopped him from following his dreams of being an artist.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 16, 2015)
 
The Seeds of Revolution

Deccan Development Society (DDS) is transforming the lives of villagers of Zaheerhabad, Telangana.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Nov 10, 2015)
 
25 Years and 36,000 Postcards on Health

For almost 25 years, Ramayogaiah wrote and sent postcards to India's poor, especially women, telling them about ways to prevent-rather than cure-diseases.

( Source: Quartz India, Posted: Nov 5, 2015)
 
Mysore Gets Blind Friendly Railway Station

Mysuru Railway Station has become the first railway station in India to be visually impaired friendly.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Nov 4, 2015)
 
Singing to Curb Farmer Suicides in Maharashtra

Vijaykumar Phad is the Deputy Divisional Commissioner (general administration) posted in Aurangabad divisional commissionerate. And he has taken it upon himself to do something to prevent the increasing number of farmer suicides in the region.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Oct 28, 2015)
 
RBS Earth Heroes Awards-2015 conferred

The fifth edition of RBS Earth Heroes Awards confers Heroes of environment and wildlife conservation for 2015.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Oct 28, 2015)
 
Drumming up Change

Around 50 families of the Mirasi community, originally from a small village in Uttar Pradesh, hand craft a variety of intricately carved percussion instruments. SELCO Foundation empowers them with access to clean energy, design inputs for product diversification, and market linkages.

( Source: http://www.thealternative.in/business/selco-foundation-drumming-change-dholakwaale/, Posted: Oct 19, 2015)
 
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