Low-cost Prostheses Offer Amputees In India A Second Chance

Low-cost Prostheses Offer Amputees In India A Second Chance

Vishnu Kumar had barely reached adulthood when he lost his limbs in a freak electrical accident, seemingly condemning him to the life of penury endured by millions of amputees in India. A year later, the...
Slowly But Surely, Rajasthan Winning Fight Against Female Foeticide

Slowly But Surely, Rajasthan Winning Fight Against Female Foeticide

A couple who ran a sex-determination 'clinic' in Punjab thought they were about to seal a good deal, until they realised they have walked into a trap. A team of Rajasthan anti-sex determination officials...
As India Turns 70, Gorakhpur Demands Better Healthcare, Safe Drinking Water

As India Turns 70, Gorakhpur Demands Better Healthcare, Safe Drinking Water

Gorakhpur: A day after independent India turned 70 this week, the number of children who died at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das or BRD Hospital in Uttar Pradesh since last Monday crossed 70. BRD hospital with its...
Away From Home, These Migrants Call Kerala Their ‘Mini Gulf’

Away From Home, These Migrants Call Kerala Their ‘Mini Gulf’

KOCHI: A room that he shares with six others in Kerala's business capital Kochi is the closest thing that 20-year-old Johirul Sheikh from Assam has to a home for now. He came to Kochi...
1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

1 Indian Dies Of Tuberculosis Every Minute, No One Is Immune, Says Expert

New Delhi: About 8,000 patients pass through Dr Zarir F Udwadia's busy clinic every year. The patients who are usually referred to him by colleagues from different parts of the country are difficult cases...
For Children In Need, These Thoughtful Initiatives Bring Cheer

For Children In Need, These Thoughtful Initiatives Bring Cheer

While multiple initiatives are taken for the underprivileged children concerning their health, education and economic needs, an aspect that is often ignored is recreation. Realising that the ‘element of fun’ is necessary for a...
Afghan Refugee Women Turn Plastic Warriors In India

Afghan Refugee Women Turn Plastic Warriors In India

New Delhi:  Farah Naz is used to attracting scathing remarks and disapproving looks from neighbours in her Afghan refugee community as she leaves for work each day. They tell her she is "not a good...
‘Home Was A Goat Shelter’: Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Indian Migrant Recounts Horror

‘Home Was A Goat Shelter’: Stranded In Saudi Arabia, Indian Migrant Recounts Horror

Chennai: G Nanaprakasham Rajamarian was short on cash. Two years into his job at a construction site in Saudi Arabia, his sponsor demanded money to renew his work permit or to get back his...
How Coloured Bindis Help Track Health Of Mothers And Babies

How Coloured Bindis Help Track Health Of Mothers And Babies

Using digitized maps and coloured bindis, a unique initiative in rural Rajasthan is keeping track of the health of pregnant women and children. The effort is also bringing together the frontline (AAA) workers - ASHA...
In Drought-Hit Kerala, 300 Women Dug 195 Wells In A Year

In Drought-Hit Kerala, 300 Women Dug 195 Wells In A Year

Digging wells has traditionally been considered a man’s job in India. However, a group of 300 women from Kerala, are wading the uncharted waters. By digging 195 wells, some as deep as 15 feet,...

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