A new series on CNN-IBN, showcasing stories of courage, hope, inventions, discoveries, harmony and peace.

Bhopal's 'Bitiya Club' instills pride in parents of daughters


Hiware Bazar village becomes a model of development, economic progress

Pucca houses, clean roads, water supply at 7 am, lush green fields are sights such that are rare even in the most developed of towns, but Hiware Bazar near Pune is a unique and successful experiment. Its story is unique as it presents an alternate model of development based on simple methods.

10:49 AM, Dec 22, 2013
Swapna, the first transgender to take a civil services examination

Breaking the stereotype, 23-year-old Swapna has became the first transgender to appear for a civil services examination in Tamil Nadu.

08:46 AM, Dec 02, 2013
97-year-old freedom fighter fights a battle to eradicate illiteracy

We all have a dream, and the dream of 97-year-old freedom fighter Sudhanshu Biswas in West Bengal was to impart education and give children a life away from poverty and misery.

10:17 AM, Nov 21, 2013
UP: HDFC introduces banking to rural women in Bulandshahar

A private bank in Bulandshahar in Uttar Pradesh has taken an initiative to introduce banking to rural women in order to make them self reliant. Women, who have never stepped into a bank earlier are taught how to bank. Close to 60 women are learning banking at a local government school in Bulandshahar. Nasreen, mother of two, may not know how old she is but knows exactly how much money she's saved from her embroidery work.

09:07 PM, Oct 30, 2013
NGO takes widows from Vrindavan to Kolkata for Durga Puja

A group of 50 women from Vrindavan, mostly widows, are in Kolkata to celebrate Durga Puja. Along with celebrations, they are also making a bold social statement.

10:18 AM, Oct 10, 2013
Manual scavengers get back their respect after new legislation

The passing of the Bill against Manual Scavengers in Parliament has come across as a major milestone in eradicating the ancient practice. NGOs like the Sulabh International have taken a progressive step in bringing respect back to the lives of the manual scavengers and have guided them to a better future.

09:40 AM, Oct 07, 2013
3 Australians on 3,500 km tour for Bangalore's underprivileged kids

Three friends from Australia are hoping to bring education to Bangalore's underprivileged children. For that they have embarked on a ride of a lifetime.

11:15 AM, Oct 01, 2013
17-year-old set to be the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft

Seventeen-year-old Ayesha Aziz has become an inspiration for many teenagers as she is set to become the youngest pilot to fly a commercial aircraft. For Ayesha, who comes from Baramullah in Kashmir, she says sky is the limit.

09:05 AM, Sep 30, 2013
Nita Ambani's Uttarakhand visit brings hope for school children

Nita Ambani, the founder and chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School visited Rudraprayag Saturday to monitor the work that was being done by the Reliance group, three months after the state of Uttarakhand was wrecked by a massive flood.

07:13 PM, Sep 28, 2013
Woman in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar adopts abandoned baby girl

Two weeks after the Muzaffarnagar riots, an abandoned baby and her adoptive mother have become an example of hope.

09:30 AM, Sep 24, 2013
NGO to air inspiring stories of the visually impaired on TV

An inspiration to many, the visually impaired have set extraordinary examples of courage and optimism. Now an NGO is taking it a step further by airing a 13-episode TV series with Naseeruddin Shah to change societal mindsets towards the visually impaired.

11:23 AM, Sep 23, 2013
School students turn into crusaders to clean the pink city

'Team Clean Jaipur' involving school children in Jaipur are determined clean up the city and make others aware about the heritage of the 300-year-old city.

10:15 AM, Sep 03, 2013
Noida: School provides free education to 300 underprivileged children

For many children in India education is a distant dream. But Om Foundation in Noida is a ray of hope for those who want to study but have no funds.

11:34 AM, Sep 02, 2013
India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion

A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath stepped in.

04:03 PM, Aug 31, 2013
Two brothers aim to give Zuckerberg a run for his money with Jumpbook

Two brothers from Patna, Nilay Singh and Ankur Singh, can give Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg a run for his money. Working out of a one-room apartment in Patna, the two unassuming brothers are taking on Mark Zuckerberg and have launched a new social networking website Jumpbook, claiming it offers much more than Facebook does.

10:02 AM, Aug 30, 2013
Music scholar attempts to create national sound archive

A music scholar from Bangalore is attempting to create a national sound archive of the country. The voice of Gauhar Jaan, the prima donna of India's classical music and the first musician to record commercially for the Gramophone company back in 1902 in Calcutta, was nearly lost, until Vikram Sampath stepped in.

11:21 AM, Aug 28, 2013
Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia: A story of a grit, determinatoin

Paralympic athlete Devendra Jhajharia fought against all odds and overcame his physical challenges to win the gold in javelin at the Athletics World Championships. Jhajharia was 8-year-old when he lost his one arm after being accidentally electrocuted. Later, he was mocked by other kids in the village, who called him weak. However, he responded to this with grit and determination and started to practice with a bamboo javelin.

09:55 AM, Aug 27, 2013
NGO uses building basements to educate underprivileged children

Making schools with a difference, an NGO uses basements of high rise societies to provide education to the children of construction workers and rickshaw pullers. The children are groomed for mainstream schools and many even get corporate sponsorships.

10:26 AM, Aug 26, 2013
India Positive: Stories of art, care and sacrifices

An International Taekwondo trainer left his lavish lifestyle to serve the poor and the needy and is providing shelter to those with disabilities who have been abandoned by their families.

02:45 PM, Aug 24, 2013
Gurgaon doctor raises awareness on first aid for road accident victims

As major cities in India continue to suffer from lax traffic safety regulations and road fatalities, India has the world's largest number of road deaths, according to WHO's latest Global road safety report. A Gurgaon based doctor has stepped up to raise awareness about first aid to accident victims.

05:24 PM, Aug 14, 2013