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Archive for April, 2011

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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