Alternate livelihoods for women in difficult circumstances

Alternate livelihoods for women in difficult circumstances

Geetanjali Babbar founded 'Kat- Katha' meaning 'puppet show' in Hindi. Kat-Katha is a ground-up initiative aimed at touching lives at the grassroots level. Its objective is to enable and empower women working in brothels to fulfil aspirations that give them new avenues of sustenance, personal freedom, self-reliance and acceptance of...

Overcoming disabilities

Overcoming disabilities

Malvika Iyer is a bilateral amputee. Malvika was 13 when a grenade exploded in her hands. She lost both her hands and was severely injured in her legs. After a string of surgeries and 18 months of hospitalization, she started walking with the help of crutches, and was fitted with...

Innovating to alleviate poverty

Innovating to alleviate poverty

Rangu Rao heads the Watershed Development programme for Samaj Pragati Sahayog (SPS). SPS is one of the country's largest grassroots initiatives for water and livelihood security and is headquartered in Dewas, Madhya Pradesh. Its key focus is to arrest distress migration towards the metros and liberate farmers from the vicious...

A passion for saving Lives

A passion for saving Lives

Khusroo Poacha is the founder of indianblooddonors.com, a website which is a platform to bring patients and blood donors together.  Poacha, an office superintendent with the Indian Railways, has kept his day job while running Indianblooddonors. The spark came when in an incident he witnessed the doctor was being beaten...

A fight for social transformation

A fight for social transformation

Jasmeen Patheja is the co-founder of the Blank Noise Project, a volunteer led collective that seeks to address sexual harassment. Blank Noise is led and run completely by volunteers. A core team of male and female volunteers from across geographical locations and age groups work with the collective. Blank Noise...

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