Volunteer Diary

Do we remember our small farmers?

In Mandya, Vasanthamma, 28, wife of a silk farmer realised that she would be unable to repay Rs 1,20,000 borrowed from a local self-help group. She hung herself and so did Gowda, fearing creditors. They left behind 3 little children Chandrika (5 years), Kirtana (3 1/2) and Sharath (2).

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Deepa's Jottings

WWF…and you

Around the world, every day, millions of people take actions – big and small – that contribute to making their community and their world a more sustainable place to live. But what difference do those

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A building blocks approach

While high profile, high powered summits on urban infrastructure development are hogging media headlines, a more low-key process taking place on the ground holds out hope for the beleaguered residents of one corner of the


VIPs and citizens

VIPs continue to be stumbling blocks in the paths of ordinary citizens. My daughter and I had another brush with a V/VIP at HAL Airport on Friday (28 March) morning. This time it was Rahul