June 2016

O. P. Chowdhary: Man who Transformed Dantewada

Dantewada is the southern-most district of the Indian state of Chattisgarh which shares its boundaries with three other states – Odisha, Telangana, and Maharashta. Sixty-seven percent of the district is covered in teak and sal forest, which, coupled with the Bailadila mountain range and Indravati River, makes Dantewada rich in scenic landscape. Named after the […]

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June 2016

When Common Women Become Leaders: Story of Kamduni Villlage in West Bengal

Who is a woman leader? They are faces that take leadership roles in women’s movements. They can also be faces that lead any other form of social or political struggle. It has been observed in colonial India that faceless, nameless women took up leadership in the freedom struggle. In post colonial India, women leaders were […]

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May 2016

Shoaib Sultan Khan The Man Who Fought Poverty for India and Pakistan

The South Asian region is the most populated region in the world and is the home of over 1.7 billion people. According to the World Bank, 309 million of them are ‘extremely poor’! The South Asian region houses over 34% of ‘extremely poor’ people in the entire world and is marginally doing better than the […]

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May 2016

E. Sreedharan: A Level Five Leader

It was a warm evening in the month of June and the year was 1990 when Elattuvalapil Sreedharan was all set to retire as a member of the Railway Board. In his last day at office, he packed his belongings and left, but, not to retire. He had a flight to catch. He was going […]

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May 2016

Mir Ranjan Negi: The Miracle Coach

It’s the final match of an international women’s field hockey tournament. The last penalty shot to be hit by the rival player is going to decide the fate of the Indian women’s hockey team. The goalkeeper looks at the coach, understands the signal and goes with the coach’s instinct. She successfully stops the ball and […]

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April 2016

Maj Gen (Retd) GD Bakshi: The Master Strategist

Maj Gen GD Bakshi, a retired Indian military leader, started his career in the Indo-Pak war of 1971 as a young officer. During his long service years, he has led many successful counter-insurgency operations. He commanded a company in Punjab and later a brigade in very tough conditions in the Kishtwar mountains of J&K. Later […]

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April 2016

Kiran Bedi and the Transformation of Tihar Jail

Dr Kiran Bedi took charge of Tihar Jail as the Inspector General (IG) – Prisons on May 1, 1993. This maximum security prison complex was spread over 180 acres of land and housed four independent prisons. However, given the massive population of India, it was over-populated and accommodated 10,000 inmates – four times its sanctioned […]

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February 2016

The Making of the Original Demolition Man: GR Khairnar

Govind R Khairnar remains the most popular officer of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) even after over a decade of his retirement. Some give him credit for the electoral loss of Sharad Pawar led Congress government in 1995, some disapprove of the demolition drives he carried, and most see him as a valiant fighter who had […]

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