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The 100 Heroes Project on the UK Guardian!

Search for 100 real-life heroes: from bullet-ridden Kabul to a Rio favela
Indian journalist Tithiya Sharma visits 45 countries over two years to find local unsung champions”
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100 Heroes Project in The Sunday Guardian

I’m sitting in a smelly internet cafe in Dar Es Salaam Tanzania, grinning like a damn fool. The Sunday Guardian just did a great little piece about me and my project!
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Kindred Spirits

I’ve felt a real connection and affinity towards some of the people I’ve met in Africa so far.

The best I can explain it is a knowing after meeting these rebels and wanderers, that our meeting was destined. Conversations revealed that we had a lot to learn and share with each other.
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And The Journey Continues…

I’m sitting in an internet café in Goma, a north eastern province in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Sitting here among the friendly French-speaking locals, feeling like I’ve finally found my flow again, I can’t muster up any reason for why I didn’t post any updates before starting on the second leg of my trip.
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The Light of Bihar

He is the epitome of the oft cited Bihari fortitude. A brilliant scholar- moulded and strengthened by a childhood spent in depravation; igniting in him a burning ambition to succeed and make good on all the faith people had in him. Chandrakant Singh hails from Chamanpura village of Gopalganj district, a place you probably couldn’t find on a map unless you’re actually from there. But this audacious Bihari has put this nondescript village on the world map.
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A Long Road To Justice

Even as we bask in the success of one man’s fast unto death to rid our country of corruption, and we take to the streets in solidarity, there are few among us who have been waging a silent war against corrupt officials and a crumbling system without so much as a pat on the back. Women are attacked daily in our country for overstepping the boundaries of expected behavior, or for exercising even a modicum of independence. Public humiliation, tarnishing a woman’s reputation — labelling her amoral, sexual assaults, honour killings, acid attacks are weapons of choice in these acts of gender terrorism.
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The Forest’s Cry

I have a small family he shares, “only two brothers and two sister”!

Prosper Marak lived the simple life in Bhagmara, in the South Garo Hills of Meghalaya. Three years ago, when Prosper was only 23, he rose to a challenge that turned this dynamic leader of the Garo Students Union (GSU) into a eco warrior. GSU is the apex body of Garo Youth.
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The Code Of A Warrior

Tlawmngaihna is an untranslatable word; it is the Mizo code of ethics and Dharma. Tlawmngaihna binds the people of Mizoram to be hospitable, kind, unselfish and helpful to others. Tlawmngaihna to Mizos stands for a compelling moral force which finds expression in self-sacrifice and the service of others.
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One Man Army

Subhas Dutta has spent the last three decades perfecting the dying art of active citizenship.

He is the son of refugees from Bangladesh and calls the grand old city of Kolkata his home. One could mistake this unassuming Chartered Accountant for a harmless ‘Aam Admi’ who’s just trying to live his life and ‘get by’. But underneath those thick rimmed glasses, are a pair of ever watchful, resolute eyes. Keenly observing the changing face of the city he lives in.
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All Guns Blazing

Do I have anything in common with Soumya Viswanathan, Jessica Lal or Radhika Tanwar?

I drive on the streets of Delhi, I go to pubs and restaurants and I’ve stood on many a Delhi bus stand. Is it just a matter of time before the odds catch up with me?

Every single day, 12 Indians are shot dead. Their fate might be sealed by a sophisticated automatic rifle from the US or by a 2 rupee bullet from a 200 Rupee Katta. Both are equally effective.
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