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Petite, tall and curvy: Barbie now represents all shapes and sizes

Jan 29, 2016

Petite, tall and curvy: Barbie now represents all shapes and sizes

Barbie, the world's most famous doll, has a new body. In fact, she has three new bodies - petite, tall and curvy. #ChangeAgent #parents #Mattel #Feminists #Body image #petite #tall #curvy #body types
'Husband is not an ATM': Men find novel way to demand their rights

Jan 22, 2016

'Husband is not an ATM': Men find novel way to demand their rights

Around 150 men from the Vaastav Foundation ran the marathon, shouting slogans for men's rights and carried banner saying "Men's rights are human rights" or "Husband is not an ATM." #ChangeAgent #Mumbai Marathon #Patriarchy #mens rights #amit deshpande #Va #Vaastav Foundation
Wings Rainbow, a radio taxi service by the Mumbai LGBT community tries to bring them to mainstream

Jan 21, 2016

Wings Rainbow, a radio taxi service by the Mumbai LGBT community tries to bring them to mainstream

Wings Rainbow, an initiative by Wings Travels and Humsafar Trust, will begin functioning in 2017, and five volunteers from the LGBT community have already signed up for it. #India #Mumbai #Gay #Transgender #Humsafar Trust #Radio taxi #Shareworthy #Change Agent #Wings ainbow #Wings Travels
ITBP's first 500-strong 'mahila' squad to be posted to China border in March

Jan 18, 2016

ITBP's first 500-strong 'mahila' squad to be posted to China border in March

A freshly-trained contingent of 500 women personnel — which will be the first 'mahila' squad to be deployed in high-altitude posts along the India-China border — was commissioned into the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) in Panchkula on 15 January. #China #ChangeAgent #Indo-Tibetan Border Police #China border #Shareworthy #Mana pass #Mahila squad
The power of art: How Sreejata Roy's paintings on Delhi's streets is changing public space for women

Jan 16, 2016

The power of art: How Sreejata Roy's paintings on Delhi's streets is changing public space for women

Women socialising in a public sphere, over the simple act of tea drinking, had only just begun to enter his imagination. Other customers asked the tea boy whether they could bring their families along to the tea stall to have them painted onto the wall. And when the painting was done, Roy and Co. found that the tea boy had now assumed the role of both custodian and curator of the painting. #Delhi #ChangeAgent #Somnath Bharti #Hauz Khas #Khirkee #Hauz Rani #Mrityunjay Chatterjee
Meet Ahmad Naser Sarmast: A blast and hearing loss could not stop this Kabul man's music

Jan 16, 2016

Meet Ahmad Naser Sarmast: A blast and hearing loss could not stop this Kabul man's music

With a PhD in music studies from Monash University in Australia, Sarmast says he owed it to his country to return after his studies and "create a centre for culture and for traditional Afghan music that has been moribund for so many years." #Terrorism #Afghanistan #ChangeAgent #Music #Culture #Kabul #Tarannum #FWeekend
Meet Sagar: Engineer-cum-security guard who is working hard towards his goals

Aug 22, 2015

Meet Sagar: Engineer-cum-security guard who is working hard towards his goals

Sagar Ashokrao Bhagat, an engineer by qualification and a security guard by profession, tells on one hand an inspiring story of an individual ready to do anything to achieve his goals and on the other hand a sad tale of shortage of jobs for graduates in India. #facebook #Life #India #ChangeAgent #Engineering #Sagar #Shareworthy
Against all odds: From the streets of Kolkata to an American college. And back

Aug 16, 2015

Against all odds: From the streets of Kolkata to an American college. And back

A an Indian success story albeit with an American touch, the Community College Initiative Program that began in 2007 has seen some 2,300 students, spending a year in American community colleges. This is the story of Ashok Pal, Pratap Kundar and Zeeshan Ali from Kolkata #ChangeAgent #Rugby #street children #Community college #American Center
'As you pursue your goals, obstacles become irrelevant': Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta on running 'Goonj'

Jul 30, 2015

'As you pursue your goals, obstacles become irrelevant': Magsaysay awardee Anshu Gupta on running 'Goonj'

Anshu Gupta, who has been given the Magsaysay Award, has been recognized for ‘his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India. Excerpts from an interview #NewsTracker #ChangeAgent #Goonj #NGOs in India #Anshu Gupta #Magsaysay Award