• WB: Real Hero Sangita Bauri wages battle against child marriage May 1, 2013

    Purulia: Every second girl in India is married underage, according to UNFPA data. The UNFPA also says that India has the highest number of child brides. Nearly 47 per cent of girls are married under the legal age of 18. The agency adds that nearly 140 million child marriages may...
  • Chhattisgarh: Ravina Biraha fights for transgenders April 30, 2013

    Raipur: Ravina Biraha is a transgender who refused to live on the fringes and is fighting for dignity for her community. The taunts, the jeers and the humiliation, Biraha has experienced it all. But she prefers to define herself as the third gender. "People still believe that there are only...
  • Living It Up: Rising stress levels November 3, 2012

    On this episode we take a look how stress and depression is affecting lives. ...
  • Real Hero Bertha helps the visually impaired March 1, 2012

    Shillong: Bertha Dkhar's free school in Meghalaya helps hundreds of poor visually impaired students have a vision for the future. Thanks to her invention of introducing the local Khasi language in Braille, hundreds of her students can read and write in their mother tongue. A student Pynskhemlang said, "We don't...
  • Real Hero Keepu educates Lepcha community February 29, 2012

    Gangtok: While India is on the verge of a population explosion, ironically the Lepcha community of Sikkim is on its way to fading away. But 72-year-old Keepu Lepcha has been doing her best to fight this. She runs a home, the Lepcha cottage, which is perhaps the last stand of...
  • Real Hero Pabitra a ray of hope for Assam dwarves February 27, 2012

    Tangla: Dwarves in Assam have been written off by the society sadly as symbols of entertainment. Pabitra Rabha decided to give the men their dues in life and he has been doing this through the power of theatre. James Daimary was a circus clown for 18 long years. About two...
  • Real Hero Prakash Kaur mothers 60 abandoned girls August 1, 2011

    Jalandhar: In a state infamous for female foeticide, Prakash Kaur is mother to 60 abandoned girls in Jalandhar. She has given them a life to look forward to, when their own parents wished they were dead. No one knows when they were born. But for Sheeba, for little Zeinab and...
  • Real Hero: doctor who charges Rs 5 for treatment July 30, 2011

    Ranchi: Doctor Shyama Prasad Mukherjee has been treating poor patients for a mere Rs five for the last 55 years. He is said to be a medical marvel of a different kind. His consultation charges have helped many poor patients in times of sickness when other doctors and hospitals are...
  • Real Hero: Uttam set up school for tribal kids July 29, 2011

    Uttam Teron set up Parijat academy in a village in Assam which opened up a whole new world of learning for the tribal children. ...
  • Real Heroes: Bina helps militancy scarred widows July 28, 2011

    Imphal: Manipur's Binalaxmi Nepram, who's seen how militancy has permanently scarred women in her state, has set up the Manipur Women Gun Survivours Network for widows who have lost their husbands in the ongoing conflict in the state. More than 20,000 people have lost their lives in the killing fields...
  • Real Heroes: Man brings light to Bihar villages July 26, 2011

    West Champaran: An electrical engineer Gyanesh Pandey left behind his American dream to bring light to villages in Bihar. Gyanesh Pandey is the founder of Husk Power system, the technology which is illuminating thousands of homes across 250 villages in Bihar. An electrical engineer from Benaras Hindu University, a cushy...
  • Real Heroes: Bina fights against child marriage July 25, 2011

    Purulia: Fourteen-year-old Bina Kalindi, a resident of West Bengal's Purulia district is fighting the illegal but still prevalent practice of Child Marriages. In the land of the powerful Goddess, her daughters are helpless. Even before they can realize, child marriage or 'ballo vivaho' abruptly ends their childhood and they are...
  • Shillong choir all set to enchant Obama November 7, 2010

    The award-winning Shillong Chamber Choir will perform for Barack Obama in New Delhi. ...
  • Swimming coach turns rural kids into champions August 14, 2010

    Pratapura (Gujarat): Karsanbhai Patel has been training children of his village to swim in a local lake. He saw an opportunity where others saw only a dirty lake. For 28 years, there have been no professional facilities, yet the children he trained have gone on to become national champions. Olympic...
  • India home to 2.5 lakh Afghan refugees June 18, 2010

    India also has about two lakh Tibetans and Sri Lankans living with hope and despair. ...