Dr. Swapnil Mane

One Doctor’s Fight Against a System Where Cancer Patients Die for Lack of Money

“Aai, I will become a doctor when I grow up and cure people without money,” promised 8-year-old Swapnil Mane to his mother, as he helplessly watched his poor neighbour die of cancer. Twenty years later, this oncosurgeon and his wife have helped thousands of cancer sufferers in 52 villages in Maharashtra and have operated on 550 patients for free.

They Said Her Son Was ‘Possessed’. Then Her Fight against Witch-hunting Began.

The excerpt from the book 'My Half Of The Sky’ by Indrani Raimedhi talks about Birubala Rabha who has been crusading against witch-hunting for several years now. She went door-to-door to spread awareness about the cause and became architect of the country’s most stringent laws against witch-hunting recently enacted by Assam.
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She Helps the Needy Get Access to Wheelchairs, Crutches, Etc. For Just Re. 1

Orthopaedic equipment is expensive — wheelchairs cost thousands and even lakhs of rupees, while even a simple pair of crutches can tot up to a few hundred. But more important is the fact that most of the time, this equipment has a short-term use. Falguni Doshi of Vadodara has come up with an innovative way of recycling the equipment while helping the needy.
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At Age 64, She Adopted Her First Orphan. And Then Her Story Began.

Thousands of orphaned children in India never find loving homes because the authorities take too long to declare them ‘free for adoption.’ By the time they can be legally adopted, they have grown, and prospective parents in search of newborns pass them over. Prabhavati Muthal, 79-years-old and mother of to two adopted orphans herself, has been fighting to get justice for these children all her life.

Once Beaten and Abused, Today This ‘Daughter of Maharashtra’ is Fighting for Women’s Right to Pee

She grew up watching her mother being beaten every day and later got married to a man who would not allow her to leave the house without permission. Today, Mumtaz has been awarded the title of ‘Daughter of Maharashtra’. She is actively fighting many issues concerning women, which includes domestic violence, and is also heading the Right to Pee campaign for the women in Mumbai. This is her remarkable journey.