How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)
  • How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life (IANS Special Series)(10:08)
    By Siddhi Jain
    New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a surprise when a group of prisoners takes to stage and gets applauded for performing a play written by Rabindranath Tagore or when paintings made by inmates are appreciated by art connoisseurs and get sold at art exhibitions for thousands of rupees.
How Real Kashmir FC gave wings to Kashmiri youths' love for football (IANS Special Series)
To clean Goa beaches, this 'waste-bar' exchanges cigarette butts, used straws for beer (IANS Special Series)
This Bengal teacher collects, cooks food to feed the impoverished (IANS Special Series)
How a Muslim aristocrat's art collection became a national treasure (IANS Special Series)
A school that challenged the claustrophobic orthodoxy of 'purdah' (IANS Special Series)
Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims (IANS Special Series)
  • Woman acid attack survivor turns saviour for burn victims (IANS Special Series)(14:58)
    By Bhavana Akella
    Bengaluru, Jan 6 (IANS) Even 12 years after she survived an acid attack by a jilted lover during a train journey to Delhi from her hometown Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh in April 2006, Pragya Singh remains a beacon of hope for scores of such burn victims. The 35-year-old gritty Pragya has helped about 200 women victims of acid attacks undergo 300 surgeries for free and gave them not just legal and financial aid but also a job to rebuild their lives.
How an all-women driving school is giving wings to women (IANS Special Series)
  • How an all-women driving school is giving wings to women (IANS Special Series)(10:18)
    By Brij Khandelwal
    Mathura/Agra, Dec 30 (IANS) On any busy traffic crossing in the historic Mughal city of Agra, one would be surprised to see the number of women on two-wheelers. Not only young girls, but more and more middle-aged women, including housewives, are now seen enjoying their new-found freedom of mobility, a stark contrast from a few years ago.
Fighting hunger: This NGO feeds 1.9 million children every day (IANS Special Series)
  • Fighting hunger: This NGO feeds 1.9 million children every day (IANS Special Series)(12:48)
    By Archana Sharma
    Jaipur, Dec 23 (IANS) In a country with the largest number of malnourished children in the world, the need of the hour is not small steps but giant leaps. And that giant leap is exactly what a Bengaluru-based NGO aspires to take, aiming to feed 50 lakh (five million) children every day in schools across the nation by 2020.

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