Sisters Sanjoli and Ananya Banerjee began engaging in activism and fighting female foeticide from a young age. Today, they champion many causes — education, menstrual hygiene, mental health and more.
Rakesh Gupta founded Gramshree to educate and support tribal farming families through the entire value chain process. They’re now earning up to three times more.
Anirban and Polumi Nandy run Live Life Happily NGO, which as helped thousands of women across Siliguri earn more with mushroom farming, encouraging them to be financially independent
In Dehradun, Kamalpreet Kaur’s ventre Ora Infini is helping thousands of rural and semi-urban women become financially independent by providing free training in making LED bulbs, a field that most view as a male-dominated industry.
Damyanti Gupta, the first female engineer hired by Ford, migrated to Mumbai from Pakistan during the Partition. Here’s her inspiring story.
Among the people who helped build New Shephard, Blue Origin’s unmanned suborbital rocket, is a young engineer from Maharashtra’s Kalyan: Sanjal Gavande.
Widowed at 23, Nirmal Chandel from Himachal Pradesh was shunned and insulted till she decided to take matters into her own hands to start Ekal Nari Shakti Sangathan, which works for the upliftment of widows, single and abandoned women by bringing in policy changes.
In September 2015, Sanchayita Yadav (25), a resident of Kolkata, was attacked by an ex-boyfriend with acid. Despite the physical pain and social stigma, she bravely fought for four years to put her attacker behind bars.
Mohanlal and Bhagwanti Vermohal founded MV Spices in Jodhpur in the 70s. What started as a handful of handmade spices being sold on a bed sheet outside Mehrangarh Fort is today a world-famous spice business with four stores that offer over 120 products, being helmed by eight gritty women
Haryana-based Pooja Sharma started Kshitiz, a self-help group, that makes homemade cookies and food items, which sell like hotcakes in five-star hotels and employ 130 women
Experts Chavi Vohra and Veeha Vohra outline why India needs gender parity as much as we need sustainable development.
This International Men’s Day, we take a look at six Indian men who are unapologetic about their passions and professions.
A school teacher with Sharada Mandir School, Sabina Martins has fought for 35 years through her women’s collective to bring about significant changes for women’s safety in Goa – such as an all-women police station at Panjim.
Punam Rai from Varanasi is the true face of courage. Despite being left paralysed for 15 years, she is empowering thousands of girls today with her organisation Bindeshwar Rai Foundation, wherein she teaches girls taekwondo and painting.