Laila Tyabji – Crafting Lives

Laila Tyabji is a leading Indian social activist, designer, writer, and craft revivalist. She is one of the founders of Dastkar, a private not-for-profit NGO established in 1981, working to support t...

Balbir Singh senior – The hockey legend

Balbir Singh senior is one of the legends of Indian hockey, winning three gold medals at the 1948, 1952, and 1956 Olympic Games. In 1952 and 1956 he was selected as the Indian flag bearer at the Open...

Kochouseph Chittilappilly – New age good samaritan

“Where there is great power, there is great responsibility”.  Kochouseph Chittilappilly is a man who takes his responsibilities seriously. At a time when kidney transplant rackets thrive across the c...

Mr. Sanjoy Hazarika (C-NES) – The ships of hope

The Boat Clinics of Assam provides primary health care service to the remote isolated island communities on the river Brahmaputra. The first Boat Clinic was started in Dibrugarh in May 2005 and was c...

 Dr. Mira Aghi – Anti tobacco crusader 

Dr. Mira Aghi is a behavioural scientist and an inspiration for many activists and crusaders working against tobacco. She has been involved with the Advocacy Forum for Tobacco Control (AFTC) since it...

Dr. Verghese Kurien – The milk man of India

Architect of “Operation Flood”, the largest dairy development programme in the world, Late Dr. Verghese Kurien has enabled India to become the largest milk producer in the World. A man with a rare vi...

Devi Murthy – Founder Kamal Kisan

In our programme “Gems of India” we have for you Devi Murthy the founder and MD Kamal Kisan . She uses her skills, professional experience, and passion to make an impact at the bottom of the pyramid....

Dr. Anil Joshi- The mountain man

A dedicated researcher/activist in rural India, Padmashree Dr. Anil Joshi, using modern and ancient technologies, proved that it is possible to recharge small aquifers and spring catchments. Dr. Josh...