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83 Homes and Counting: Retired Teacher Gifts the Homeless What They Need Most

  57-year-old Dr MS Sunil distinctly recalls the day she visited her student Asha’s house. It was 2005, and the now-retired zoology teacher was then in-charge of National service scheme programme at Pathanamthitta Catholicate college.

 

In this middle of a purampokku land (piece of land common to all), stood a makeshift plastic shed that Asha called home.

 

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26 Years of Changing Lives: The Story of Lifeline Express, The World First Hospital Train

   A train that has truly lived up to its name, the Lifeline Express continues to take medical aid to the doorstep of thousands of poor patients in India.​

 

On July 16, 1991, the world’s first hospital on a train chugged out of Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus on its maiden journey. Twenty-six years later, the Lifeline Express (also called Jeevan Rekha Express) contin Read more...

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Struggling to Keep a Passion Alive? Let This 71-Year-Old Musician Inspire You

A former banker, Tukaram managed to balance work and music, and has performed with several renowned artistes.

 

“During the day I worked as a banker, only to keep my passion for playing the harmonium alive,” says 71-year-old Tukaram Bugad, a passionate harmonium player and a former banker.


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The Story of Bana Singh, The Hero Who Helped India Win The 1987 Siachen Standoff

 

                    “Siachen is indispensable for India and no price is too big for it.”

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Meet the Japanese Gandhian Spreading the Mahatma Gandhi Ideals Around the World

Dr. Daisaku Ikeda has been the President of Soka Gakkai International (SGI) since 1975 and Honorary President of Soka Gakkai since 1979. He was earlier the President of Soka Gakkai from 1960 to 1979.

 

The SGI is a global lay Buddhist movement that originated in Japan in 1930. It has more than 10 million members in Japan and more than 1.2 million members in 189 other countries and territories worldwide.

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