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What is the first thought that comes to your mind when someone says “School”? *a smile*. For me, it is the zero period of the school and the carefree nature of the children playing around. But is that all? No, apart from all the studies that we did in the school we also had various competitions and that entire week…

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There are two days in a child’s schooling life when he definitely cries (most of them do): One when he starts his schooling and one when he completes his schooling. From hating the mere thought of going to an unknown place away from home to the mind-boggling blankness the day after I finished my schooling, I have had a fair…

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Karan built a wind turbine when he was just 14 years. If he stays in school, imagine how much more he can achieve? Karan participated in a children's fair in his school organised by CRY-supported project Gram Vikas Trust (GVT), Gujarat. Karan was so inspired that he went back home and created a wind turbine all by himself. He presented…

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What drove me to take this challenge? Everyone I have spoken to since the day this solo Trans-Himalayan cycle trip of mine became public knowledge, has asked me this question at least once – “Why?” And my answer is a very clichéd – why not?   Today, as I enter Nepal after completing the first phase of my #RideForChildRights with…

Motherhood is a journey like no other. Because it starts with the decision to have your heart go walking around outside your body. It’s headier than the headiest of roller coaster rides by being fun, exhilarating, exhausting, challenging, confusing and rewarding, all at the same time. And there’s nothing that can prepare one for this ultimate ride of the life.…

Supratim Pal’s Story Meeting deadlines, framing headlines, Selecting photographs, finalizing Graphic plates… Life of a desk person in newspaper houses is terrible. Back home well past midnight. Sleeping like a piece of log. Getting up late with your eyes still red and puffy with perennial sleep-debt… Again hitting the desk by noon… endless meetings with the News Editor… chasing reporters……

Do you remember your care-free childhood? Cycling with friends, hanging off trees, playing ball and breaking the window glass, spending summer holidays with grandparents. Yet, for 10.12 million children* in India, childhood is burdened with labour. From brick-kilns to beedi-making units and cracker industries to roadside eateries, children are wasting their childhoods learning to do manual jobs, which are usually…

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