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South Asian Development NewsAug 20, 2017
What Brought Her to India and Made Her Stay

I arrived in India in September of 2015, 40 years after my father had left.  I ...

 
Why I Wear the Tricolour Even After Independence Day

People wear their religion, caste, political affiliations or memberships in blatant display, and it is accepted. ...

Freedom at 95 and 5

This independence day, we ask a group of individuals two simple, yet loaded questions. What does ...

 
A Warm 78-Year-Old Campus Nani

Prema Iyer, 78 years old, was born into a traditional middle class Iyer family. Her father ...

New guidelines for Anganwadi Centres

Preceding the new guidelines, a new UNICEF report recommends a regulatory system for early childhood education ...

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Dr Ruth Pfau: A Candle of Hope
Dr Ruth arrived as a young woman of 31 in Karachi from Germany in 1960. It was chance that took her to the Lepers Colony on McLeod Road. Within three years, she had set up a proper leprosy clinic, now an eight-storey hospital on Shahrah-i-Liaquat, and the hub of 157 leprosy centres all over the country.


15 year Old Slow Entrepreneur
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Fifty Years of Bbuilding Peace in Nagaland
Natwarbhai Thakkar and the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram established by him in Chuchuyimlang village of Mokokchung district have worked unceasingly to integrate Naga society with the national mainstream.


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