Slum Children

  • Odisha: Tea-stall owner provides free education to slum children February 15, 2013

    Cuttack: A tea-stall owner in Cuttack doubles up as a teacher to provide free education to slum children. Every morning, the tea-stall owner, Prakash Rao, serves free milk to a bunch of kids who gather near his stall. If it weren't for the 55-year-old's initiative, the young ones wouldn't have...
  • India Positive: Inspiring stories of good work August 25, 2012

    American runs football academy for tribal girls, school on wheels educating slum children and more inspiring stories. ...
  • Does malnutrition remain a black hole in Mumbai? November 15, 2011

    In 2010, 18 children under the age of 5 died due to malnutrition in the slums of Mumbai's Govandi area. ...
  • This real hero teaches football with a rider March 2, 2009

    He's all of 20 and Ashok Rathod has given a new purpose to the slum children of Mumbai's Baba Sahib Ambedkar colony. He is teaching them football in exchange of education. And for them, Ashok Rathod is a real hero. Read on... It's Saturday and its time to play ball. Shankar,...
  • Rahman nervous before Oscars, finally left it to God February 23, 2009

    Los Angeles: As AR Rahman held the Oscars for best original score and for best original song Jai Ho for his work on Slumdog Millionaire during the 81st Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre, there were many who were not present there but felt cheer for someone who they had...
  • 'Slumdog... tells the truth, doesn't glamourise poverty' January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Slumdog Millionaire, which has won 10 Oscar nominations and is a story about a slum kid in Mumbai hitting the jackpot, portrays the harsh realities plaguing India and does not glamourise poverty like some people think, say NGOs. The India director of the NGO Save the Children which works...
  • Surburban Mumbai starves, govt eats words July 23, 2007

    Mumbai: The Shingade family survives on daily wages and with over five mouths to feed, there just isn’t enough money for a proper meal. So the family’s girl child, four-yr-old Shital, eats just dal and is grossly underweight for her age. “We don’t have money to buy medicines or treat the...