Here’s How Anusha Made Bonjour, A Brand For The Young

Think socks, and think of the nasal voice of the quintessential overbearing mom of the 90s ad, crooning –“Beta, sweater pehno.” Socks were plastered on you when your mum was perhaps freezing, even reduced to a weapon to combat the funk in your feet. The little girl in me who carefully picked out the perfect pair…

Subhashini, This Year’s Neerja -Pan Am Award Winner

“I am proud to receive this award as it represents the spirit of Neerja Bhanot’s determination and grit in the face of overwhelming circumstances. A woman must always face all adversities in life and ensure she is treated with respect. She must stand up for her rights, come what may,” said Subhashini.

Vanaja: A Catalyst Of Social Change

Vanaja’s experiences with women while conducting survey of trafficked women in 10 Mandals of Anantapur District were heart rending. “Our hardship was inexplicable while listening to the women.  In the survey, a woman expressed her helplessness in taking to sex work as she could not provide one square meal a day to children, while the…

Jeevamani, A True Story About Socio-Economic & Gender Equality

Jeevamani is a God sent angel for them. People bless her and her family to be happy always. The only child of poor parents; Jeevamani fulfilled the twin jobs of earning and learning as a child. She got ‘married off’ after her class 10, to Durga Rao of Kommadavolu village in West Godavari District. She…

Changemakers: Aruna Gali & Her Vikasa Dhatri

Aruna’s is an inspirational story. She is the co-founder of Vikasa Dhatri, a web portal that encompasses all aspects of social development. She dreams of peoples’ empowerment through dissemination of information – “Information is power. Once people are informed with right kind of information, they are empowered to act.”

Vasantha, The Spring

Vasantha  (Spring Season) as the name denotes brought in spring in many lives.  As Community Resource Person of Karmnagar District, Vasantha gained recognition as one good at resolving gender issues. She also appeared several times on TV channels and news papers in debates on gender issues. She made a boy who cheated a girl pay…

Golden Girl – Deepika Kumari

She comes from India’s tribal heartland, Jharkhand. She is a symbol of how far we have come as a nation. Deepika Kumari, India’s most promising archer was born on 13th of June 1994. This young lady is currently ranked World No. 5 in recurve archery, and is a former world number one. Her consistent and…

The “Mohd Rafi Mahila Vikas Sanstha”

If some women gets inspired by me and starts her own business, earn her own livelihood, then what could make me more happy.

I have an NGO called “Mohd Rafi Mahila Vikas Sanstha”, where I have made self help groups and this “Muskan Mahila Bachat Gat” is one of them.