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Children e-Lead the Way

Children e-Lead the Way

Where: San Mateo, USA June 24, 2000: Many adults think that the decision to buy a computer is theirs. The children just smile. For, they know it is because of them. They are the world’s Webmasters.

The 'English Pinch' in Bangladesh

The 'English Pinch' in Bangladesh

What would you say if you saw a restaurant billboard saying “You be in our guest and please like any menu from arrangement ultimate sea food”? Will you brush it aside thinking the billboard painter must be ‘uneducated’.

Eight year old rules the publishing world

Eight year old rules the publishing world

Where: San Francisco, USA July 1, 2000: The literary world is in a fix. Poets, scholars and publishers cannot believe their ears. An eight-year-old has accomplished what most of them believe is impossible. Eight year old rules the publishing world [Illustration by Sudheer Nath] Sahara Sunday Spain, has received a record advance of £66,000 from the publisher HarperCollins for a book of her poems.

Green Fields in a Concrete Jungle

Green Fields in a Concrete Jungle

August 5: Imagine green paddy fields and a calm pond next to it. The breeze that blows over the still waters is cool and refreshing in the afternoons. Imagine all this in the middle of a city.

He Can't See But He Shows The Way

He Can't See But He Shows The Way

As a child, he would beat up anyone who dared to call him “andha” or the blind one. Now he does not need to. Last week, he beat 33 people with his navigational skills at a car rally and emerged the winner.

Protest Without Clothes

Protest Without Clothes

July 1: See this picture. What do you think the children were doing? No, they were not waiting for a community bath. They were at a gram sabha (village meeting). They had gone there to tell officials that the increased cost of power is making them miserable.

Operation Clean Up

Operation Clean Up

The bricks came a tumbling. And the concrete made a rumbling. Leaving behind a huge mound of debris. And a huge crowd of human beings. With tears in their eyes. Their houses had been destroyed before them.

Injured Deer Lands on Dinner Plate

Injured Deer Lands on Dinner Plate

July 8: A deer was in great pain. It had got injured in the forest. It was discovered by some villagers who lived near the forest. This incident happened in the Champhai district of Mizoram, in north-east India.

The Sweet Taste of Success

The Sweet Taste of Success

June 24: Vaibhav Bhagate starts work at 5.00 am. He works as an apprentice at the Technical Training Centre of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking. After school, he attends class at the Vikas Night High School and Junior College at night.

The Fearless Doctor

The Fearless Doctor

Where: Jolo Island, Philippines July 1, 2000: She has dared to go where most of us wouldn’t. She went inside the jungles of southern Philippines where an armed group of people was holding 21 people, as hostages.

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