Search for 100 real-life heroes: from bullet-ridden Kabul to a Rio favela

Indian journalist Tithiya Sharma visits 45 countries over two years to find local unsung champions Heroes are normally the stuff of mythology. But for Tithiya Sharma, whose journey to find them has taken 18 months, consumed three passports and spanned 32 countries across five continents, heroes are part of everyday life. From prostitutes in Thailand … More Search for 100 real-life heroes: from bullet-ridden Kabul to a Rio favela

Women from all walks of life who have made a difference

    16 year-old Jessica Watson sails solo around the world A Powerful Noise promotes the global empowerment of women Abigail Adamsmended the riff between two former U.S. presidents. Abigail Disney is a philanthropist and documentary filmmaker who focuses on social issues. Ada Aharoniworks for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with poetry. Ada Lovelacewas a ninteenth century … More Women from all walks of life who have made a difference

Rags to World Bank: Gujarat women script new future

After rummaging through heaps of garbage in the morning, Kapila Rathod, a 24-year-old waste-picker from Gomtipur in Ahmedabad, does a nine-to-six job for World Bank. If all goes well, she may also work for global retail giants Walmart and IKEA. Kapila is one of 200 women, who have spent most of their lives below the poverty line. But today, … More Rags to World Bank: Gujarat women script new future

TIME 100 influential people in the world in 2011

TIME 100 influential people in the world in 2011 Wael Ghonim Joseph Stiglitz Reed Hastings Amy Poehler Geoffrey Canada Mark Zuckerberg Peter Vesterbacka Angela Merkel Julian Assange Ron Bruder Lamido Sanusi Colin Firth Amy Chua Joe Biden Jennifer Egan Kim Clijsters Ahmed Shuja Pasha Aung San Suu Kyi Cory Booker Gabrielle Giffords Katsunobu Sakurai Michelle Obama … More TIME 100 influential people in the world in 2011