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May 06, 2019
In rural Maharashtra, an athlete who overcame polio and discrimination, now mentors the next generationAt the age of three, Bavadekar started suffering from polio in both the legs. Today, he is an athlete, wrestler, body-builder, swimmer, coach, farmer, and a cashier in the bank.
Feb 12, 2019
In Maharashtra's Kalambi village, a charpoy weaver strives to save his art form amidst caste discriminationKhavle has rare skills of weaving handmade charpoys. This art form saw a downfall and eventually reached the verge of extinction in Maharashtra’s Sangli district a decade ago.
Feb 01, 2019
In Maharashtra's Golavali village, a farmer-artist is inspiring her community to turn scrap into artSharmila Kinjalkar is a farmer, agricultural labourer and a self-taught craftswoman in rural Maharashtra who is turning items of trash into things like lanterns, garlands and dormats
Jan 06, 2019
In rural Maharashtra, a teacher who overcame physical disability, now helps her students realise their dreams38-year-old Asha has inspired thousands of students across several villages of Pune district in Maharashtra.
Dec 23, 2018
In Maharashtra's Shirgaon village, a 'farmer poet' defies stereotypes, seeks freedom through her wordsSuvarna Maskar's first poem was published within a few months in 2008 in a Marathi daily Pudhari.
Dec 16, 2018
In Karnataka's Boragaon village, the last kalaiwala reflects on his lifelong engagement with the now dying art formKalai is a traditional art form in which the brass and copper vessels were tin coated before they could be used for cooking.
Nov 25, 2018
In Maharashtra's Malgaon village, a retired school peon battles casteism with his poetryThe 63-year-old retired peon from Malgaon village in Satara district of Maharashtra completed his 47th poem in the first half of this year.
Nov 17, 2018
In Maharashtra's Ambap village, a couple with polio defied odds to set up a model farmGeetanjali and Shivaji were affected by polio, a disability that subjected them to terrible name-calling.
Oct 30, 2018
In rural Belgaum, one man traded his flute and shehnai to make toysNarayan Desai had to give up his caste-based profession of being a flute and shehnai player to take up a more lucrative job — making toys
Oct 14, 2018
In Surur village, ironsmith Rajendra Pawar helps the impoverished with his ingenious innovationsRajendra Pawar has been performing the caste-based occupation of lohar [Blacksmith] for more than three decades now in rural Maharashtra.