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Put Your Best Foot Forward

Put Your Best Foot Forward

At just 15 years of age, Anoushka Aggarwal is inspired. Spending 10 days of her Spring break with Dr. Devendra Raj Mehta of Bhagwan Mahaveer Viklang Sahayata Samiti (BMVSS), the world’s largest limb fitting society based in India, she witnessed lives being instantly changed.

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Agents of Change

Agents of Change

Students benefiting from Aaghaz Foundation come from the poorest of poor families. Yet socio-economic conditions of beneficiaries isn’t the only parameter that is taken into consideration before giving them scholarships. Equally important, if not more, is the aptitude of the students and their propensity to defy the odds.

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Sound of Music

Sound of Music

There is no excuse when you want to bring about a change. And so, believes Aravind Jayabal, an HR professional turned social activist from Chennai. Gearing for support from his friend Balaji Vasudevan, he initiated Raindropss, India’s first youth-based social organization in 2011 to

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Building a Better Society

Building a Better Society

Workout fads come and go, but virtually no other exercise programme is as enduring as yoga. It has been around for 5,000 years and has a long-standing fan following including celebrities like Jennifer Aniston, Lady Gaga and Richard Gere amongst many others.

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Able Minds, Able Bodies

Able Minds, Able Bodies

“Strength does not come from physical capacity, it comes from indomitable will,” is the belief of the founders of Wills on Wheels Foundation (W.O.W), a non-profit organization run and enabled by people on wheels, for people on wheels.

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Giving Life a Chance

Giving Life a Chance

Not every time does your passion find realization. But Liz Gabriel, originally from Syria, and now a social worker running an orphanage in Kerala, India called ‘Children’s Village’whose life is a testimony to the fact

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Relief on Her Mind

Relief on Her Mind

While travel for most might mean some sightseeing, gorging on exotic food, experiencing foreign cultures, shopping and posting selfies, Anjaly Thomas believes in being the hardcore traveller and backpacker who adds a

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Going that Extra Mile

Going that Extra Mile

She is fondly called Amma, Umachechi, Umadidi and ma’am depending on whom she is assisting this time round. And all of us who have been living since long in the UAE know her too. It’s been 26 years and counting.

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Guardians of the Coast

Guardians of the Coast

With the sole intent to express the delicate balance between nature and human progress, 10 artists have come together in a unique project called ‘Mangroves from the Water’. The message from these artists: Zahida Zeytoun Millie

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In Rhythm Of Your Own

In Rhythm Of Your Own

A change in mindset and attitude is all it takes to completely change your life. And, Satyen Babla is an epitome of this human spirit we all have. More so, by living this paradigm shift, Satyen is now helping others

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Compassing Dreams

Compassing Dreams

Yasmeen Maqbool, an all-time softie is the Features Editor of Filmfare ME, Salt ‘n’ Peppa and Femina ME. Her passion lies in telling stories about people who do what they do because it matters.

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Kindling Hope

Kindling Hope

Yasmeen Maqbool, an all-time softie is the Features Editor of Filmfare ME, Salt ‘n’ Peppa and Femina ME. Her passion lies in telling stories about people who do what they do because it matters.

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In Joy of Giving

In Joy of Giving

Yasmeen Maqbool, an all-time softie is the Features Editor of Filmfare ME, Salt ‘n’ Peppa and Femina ME. Her passion lies in telling stories about people who do what they do because it matters.

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Lending a Hand

Lending a Hand

Yasmeen Maqbool, an all-time softie is the Features Editor of Filmfare ME, Salt ‘n’ Peppa and Femina ME. Her passion lies in telling stories about people who do what they do because it matters.

“If most of us do our bit so that the next generation can have it easier on them than when we were […]

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Touching Lives

Touching Lives

Whoever said that familiarity breeds contempt needs to revisit his thoughts, or better yet, meet with Lina Nahhas and her team – Fiona, Jonny and Aimee, who have come together to initiate The [sameness] Project.
Yasmeen Maqbool talks to the lady who sees beyond the territorial barriers and connects with people. The [sameness] Project is Dubaibased […]

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Life without Limits

Life without Limits

I was apprehensive and excited. I did not know how my interview with Fadia Haroon, mother of an eight-year-old, Shayaan, from Bahrain, would be. But I knew here was a mother-son duo that do not take no for an answer and are determined to overcome it all together.
The duo share with Yasmeen Maqbool the amazing […]

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Curbing Dubai’s Cat-astrophe

Curbing Dubai’s Cat-astrophe

There are some incidents in our lives that hit us so hard that we feel compelled to do just about anything to try and bring a change. For me such an incident occurred a few weeks back…
Before I begin, I’d like to say that I am not a writer for this magazine. What do I […]

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Different Strokes

Different Strokes

Marrying his creative passion for art with conviction to make more of his innate talent, Hesham Malik, the internationally acclaimed abstract artist shares with Yasmeen Maqbool his absolutely exhilarating experience while painting five live canvases with the specially-abled children of The Rashid Paediatric Therapy Centre, Dubai.
Hesham understands art in its various facets. He believes that […]

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Dolls for a cause

Dolls for a cause

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