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We The People: Mumbai Wildlife Biologist On Saving The Leopard

It was in 1992 that Vidya Athreya first saw a leopard in the wild. Thus began a story of love and friendship that has lasted for three decades.

15 August 2022

We The People: Hailing The Female Form And Feminist Voice

Artist Mayuri Chari whose installation series, 'I Am Not Created for Your Pleasure', questions and challenges regressive patriarchal norms


We The People: How A Kerala Fisherman Got Hooked On To Mangroves

Kandal Rajan planted mangroves as he fished along Kannur's Pazhayangadi river and has now even started a mangrove nursery.


We The People: Andhra Pradesh Man's Efforts To Revive A 300-year-old Organic Toy Industry

Agriculturist CV Raju single-handedly revived the Etikoppaka toy industry by taking it back to its organic roots.

13 August 2022

We The People: Chhattisgarh Organisation At Forefront Of Fight Against Mining And Land Acquisition

Due to the persistent efforts of the Hasdeo Aranya Sangharsh Samiti, the Chhattisgarh Assembly recently passed a unanimous resolution urging the Union government to cancel all coal blocks in Hasdeo Aranya forest


We The People: A New Green Revolution

Punjab’s Forrest Gump, Sewa Singh, campaigns for tree plantation and plants trees in public places

15 August 2022

We The People: One Woman’s Campaign To Mobilise Opinion Over Growing Farm Suicides In Punjab

Suicide by her father drove Kiranjit Kaur to educate widows of farm suicides about their rights and eventually built a strong solidarity network.

13 August 2022

We The People: The Man With Golden Helmets

After the death of a close friend in a road accident, Raghvendra Kumar, nicknamed the 'Helmet Man of India', has been distributing helmets for over eight years now


We The People: Assam's Elephant Man

Esmail Daimary was instrumental in creating the 55K acre Gedshimani Joint Reserve Forest, which drastically reduced the decades-old man-elephant conflict in the region

14 August 2022

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12 August 2022
We The People: Reducing Period Poverty, One Pad At A Time

We The People: Reducing Period Poverty, One Pad At A Time

49-year-old Arun Gupta runs the Pinkishe Foundation, a non-profit organisation that runs pad banks across 25 states and Union territories, and works toward...


14 August 2022
We The People: Messiah For Stray Dogs

We The People: Messiah For Stray Dogs

Abodh Aras on leaving a cushy corporate job to start NGO Welfare for Stray Dogs


14 August 2022
We The People: A Samaritan On Delhi's Red-light Area GB Road

We The People: A Samaritan On Delhi's Red-light Area GB Road

Kunal Maan, who grew up in a red-light district, started Maan Foundation to provide 'love and respect' to the women who earn a living out of the 98 brothels in...


12 August 2022
We The People: When An Assam Woman Turned A Personal Experience Into A Social Cause

We The People: When An Assam Woman Turned A Personal Experience Into A Social Cause

Mira Kagti set up Sishu Sarothi, the Northeast’s first school for specially-abled children.


15 August 2022
We The People: Meet 'Freeway Francis', The Traffic Safety Crusader of Ghaziabad

We The People: Meet 'Freeway Francis', The Traffic Safety Crusader of Ghaziabad

After losing her daughter to a car accident, 64-year-old Dorris Francis spends four hours, the busiest ones, every day of the last 14 years on the road, a cap...


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10 August 2022
UPSC Diary: Given Another Chance, I Would Try For UPSC All Over Again

UPSC Diary: Given Another Chance, I Would Try For UPSC All Over Again

Many from Bihar and Uttar Pradesh aspire for a government job. Perhaps because it is ass­­ociated with respect, status and job security in a state where...


05 August 2022
Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

Gunslingers In The Valley: When Ikhwan Raised War Against Pakistan-backed Militants

The pro-Indian government militia, Ikhwan-ul-Musli­m­een—that targeted Pakistan-backed milit­a­nts in Kashmir—was launched in 1993 by popular folk...


05 August 2022
Death In Dandakaranya: In Jungles Of Chhattisgarh, Justice Is Served At The Barrel Of Gun

Death In Dandakaranya: In Jungles Of Chhattisgarh, Justice Is Served At The Barrel Of Gun

The culture of rifles among Adivasis, aided by the ever-increasing deployment of parami­li­tary forces, has permanently mutated the central Indian forests in...


05 August 2022
From Goonda Raj To Encounter Raj In Uttar Pradesh

From Goonda Raj To Encounter Raj In Uttar Pradesh

In Uttar Pradesh, especially, encounter killings have become the new normal and have gained wider acceptability among civilians as well as law enforcement...


04 August 2022
Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

Here's Why Fake ‘Encounter’ Killings Are Carried Out With Impunity Across India

The highest levels of government keep encouraging police, paramilitary and army units to eliminate "undesirables" even as the public cheers the rogue elements...


10 August 2022
Prashant Kishor May Launch New Party Soon, Will Bihar Accept His Issue-based Politics?

Prashant Kishor May Launch New Party Soon, Will Bihar Accept His Issue-based Politics?

Experts feel Prashant Kishor wants to replicate AAP’s (Aam Aadmi Party) formula of issue-based politics in Delhi, but contend that it may not be possible in...


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05 August 2022
The Killing Fields: A Photograph That Laid Bare Assam’s Dark Chapter Of 'Secret Killings'

The Killing Fields: A Photograph That Laid Bare Assam’s Dark Chapter Of 'Secret Killings'

The secret killings are not the first cases of alleged extrajudicial killings in Assam. Since the 1990s, individual cases of extrajudicial killings have been...


09 August 2022
How The 'Encounter Specialists' Of Bombay Crime Branch Became Larger-than-life Figures

How The 'Encounter Specialists' Of Bombay Crime Branch Became Larger-than-life Figures

12 Maharashtra police officers took on Mumbai’s underworld and broke its back. All of them fell from grace faster than their trek to fame.


05 August 2022
Fake Encounters In India: Laws, Flaws & Fear

Fake Encounters In India: Laws, Flaws & Fear

Since there is a thin line between exercising the right to self-defence, retaliation and using excessive force, police encounters must always be looked at with...


04 August 2022
Punjab Has A Sordid Story Of Encounter Killings

Punjab Has A Sordid Story Of Encounter Killings

The government retaliation against Khalistani terrorism inaugurated a chapter in the state's history that's yet to end


05 August 2022
Fake Encounters: Why Does Public Support Extrajudicial Killings In India?

Fake Encounters: Why Does Public Support Extrajudicial Killings In India?

Not only are fake ‘encounter’ killings by cops rampant across the country, they are wildly cheered by a people who have lost faith in the criminal justice...


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