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Archive for December 2010

Supporting their friend in need, claiming their dues for themselves, and for others like them

December 23, 2010

Shivanna lives with his aging mother and two younger sisters. He has no father or any other family to support him. Recently, he and his family had a major shock, when his youngest sister was suddenly seized with an epileptic attack. At this moment, Shivanna turned to help from his only source of support, Aptamitra, […]

Acts which inspire care

December 7, 2010

Seeta is a classical musician. She was at Asha Jyoti Care Centre for people with HIV as a carer. She was there, not to care for her mother or father or any relative, but for her music teacher, the man to whom she owed her music. Her teacher was not even willing to tell her […]

Religious leaders take the lead

December 1, 2010

Ramanna was a jogappa (a group of transgenders in South India who are followers of the Goddess Yallamma). He was born a Muslim, but went through the traditional ceremony of Muthu Kattodu (a ceremony of dedication to the goddess ) and became jogappa. He had been away from his family for a long time, but […]