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The mountaineer changing lives in a hill village

Munsyari In The Pithoragarh District Of Uttarakhand Is The Last Small Town Before The Nepal-tibet Border. It Is Here That Malika Virdi, A Well-known Mountaineer, Social Worker And Sarpanch Till January 2010, Has Chosen To Live Amongst The Local Folk. It Needs Courage, Character And Idealism To Forsake Urban Comfort And Move To Such A Beautiful, But Harsh Place. Yet Coming As An Outsider To A Remote Village, Malika Has Taken Up Wo...

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Doc who charges only Rs 2

Dr Ravindra Koelhe, Md, Lives And Runs A Clinic In Melghat, Maharashtra. His Fee Is Rs 2 For The First Consultation And Rs 1 For The Second. Not Only Is He A Doctor And Social Worker, Dr Koelhe Has Also Taken The Government To Court For Having Failed In Its Duty To Protect The Korku Tribals Of The Region. After Completing His Mbbs, He Worked In Melghat For A Year-and-a-half Only To Realise That He Needed More Expertise To Handle T...

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This Gandhian samosas cost Re 1 only!

Every Morning He Comes To College On Time, Clad In Complete White, Which Has More Or Less Become A Kind Of Uniform For Him. He Monitors Everyone Passing By And Most Of Them Pause To Greet Him. No, It Is Not The Principal Or The Jesuit Priest From The College Management. It Is The 'samosa Ajja'. It Obviously Is Not His Original Name, Which Is Madukeshwar Mudeyappa Malagi. He Was Born In Yendigeri Halli Of Badami Taluk On April 1, 1941...

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Malathi Holla: Truly, a different spirit!

When She Wheels Herself Into A Room, You Realize She's Special. Very Special. It's As If A Sun Beam Has Suddenly Lit Up The Place. Her Handshake Is Firm. There Is Warmth In Her Voice. You Notice That She Smiles And Laughs Very Often. And The Laughter Is Full-throated. Vivacious. There Are No Airs About Malathi. Neither Is There An Iota Of Self-pity. No Cautious, Gentle Wheeling For Her. Every Entry, Every Exit, In Fact Every Move I...

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