In a city that’s reporting teenage suicides by the day, Umme-Haani Bagraswala stands out as a beacon of hope. Last year, frustrated with being targeted by schoolmates, this 17-year-old was seriously considering suicide. “I thought about it many times. Human beings have a saturation point in life, especially when they are depressed,” she says. … More “Say no to suicide” says 17-year-old girl!
Caring Charlie Simpson was so moved by pictures of kids being pulled from the rubble he wanted to help. He set out to raise £500 by riding his bike five miles around his local park in Fulham, South-West London.But online donors pledged £50,000, all of which will go to Unicef.Charlie’s mum Leonora said: “He was really … More A BOY of seven has raised more than £50,000 for earthquake victims in just one day
The political party of Myanmar’s detained democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi has heard that the military regime could set her free in November, a spokesman said on Monday. The Nobel peace laureate has been kept in detention for 14 of the past 20 years, and in August she was ordered to spend another 18 months … More Myanmar junta could free Suu Kyi in November
J. N. Jayashree did not want her husband to die the death of an Indian whistle-blower. Four years ago, India was rocked by the murder of Satyendra Dubey, a government engineer who exposed corruption in the national highway building program. Two years later, Shanmughan Manjunath, a manager at a state-owned oil company, laid bare a … More In India, Protecting a Whistle-Blower
A 25-year-old Haitian man rescued on Saturday after spending 11 days buried in the ruins of a grocer’s shop survived on snacks and Coca-Cola, he told AFP in a hospital interview. “I feel good,” said 25-year-old Wismond Exantus, after he became the latest Haitian victim of last week’s earthquake to be pulled from the rubble by … More I survived on Coca-Cola, says man rescued from Haiti rubble
A foreigner playing the Indian national anthem is certainly rare. And when its a diplomat from Switzerland, it makes for a delightful sight. At a cultural programme The Confluence organized at a fivestar hotel on Saturday in Gurgaon, the performance by a Swiss diplomat who played Jan-Gan-Man on the piano was the show-stealer . For … More Diplomats make a song & dance… for fun