Rangaswamy Elango

  • Real Heroes: An IITian's pursuit of a stronger India February 24, 2009

    Now to our special series about ordinary people doing extraordinary work, our Real Hero today is Elango Rangaswamy. He's managed to bring out his entire village from caste and ignorance into education and self-sufficiency. It's a lesson learned early. Fight caste discrimination with education. At a village school in Koothambakkam, a...
  • Ex-IITian CJ Rangaswamy serves village as sarpanch January 27, 2008

    Kuthabakkam, Tamil Nadu: Ex-IITian Rangaswamy Elango quit his lucrative career to return to his roots - the Dalit-dominated village of Kuthabakkam. Elango was elected Sarpanch of his village and devoted himself to setting up small-scale industries, generating employment. The panchayat under Elango also took steps to erase caste biases and...