From government-supported schemes to programmes for social uplift, this section traces the progress made by India and Indians in various fields.

Manoj Kumar Sahoo

As Success flows

Issue 06, 2020 Progress

Announced by Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi in his Independence Day address to the nation on August 15, 2019, Jal Jeevan Mission is a mission-mode programme under implementation to ....

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Nirmal Ulhas Kulkarni

On a wild track

Issue 05, 2020 Progress

The fields of ecology and biodiversity have come a long way in India in the last few decades. They have seen a visible transformation from a largely observational, field-related exercise t....

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Mirvaan Vinayak

India’s exotic food basket

Issue 04, 2020 Progress

Hand-rolled pasta with garlic butter caper sauce, served with oven-roasted Brussels sprouts, and on the side, a fresh kale salad with a handful of bocconcini balls. For dessert, a mint-green kiwi sorbet! As exotic and global thes....

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Shrabasti Anindita Mallik

Of, by and for the people

Issue 03, 2020 Progress

For residents of Bolpur, a city on the outskirts of Kolkata in West Bengal, Dr Sushovan Banerjee is known as the “ek takar daktar” (one rupee doctor). For the past 47 years, he has been treating patients for a nominal fee of ....

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Vinayak Surya Swami

Pause for effect

Issue 03, 2020 Progress

With the Coronavirus spreading at an alarming rate across the world, many countries adopted systematic lockdowns to slow the rate of infection. Billions of people were confined to the safety of their homes and travel was severely....

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Vinayak Surya Swami

The green responsibility

Issue 04, 2019 Progress

As I trudge through the winding yet concrete layered track leading up to Kanamo peak in the Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh, I can’t help but recall my journey across the same area five years ago when it ....

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Patanjali Pundit

The Mandate

Issue 03, 2019 Progress Success

May 2019 will no doubt be remembered as a watershed moment in the history of Indian politics. In India’s electoral history, it is only the third time that a political party has succeeded in winning two consecutive terms with full....

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Abhijit Majumdar

V the people

Issue 02, 2019 Progress Success

Jaws dropped worldwide at the mention of 900 million people choosing a government in one giant exercise as India witnessed the 2019 general elections. The biggest democratic exercise in the world, the Indian general election to constitute the 17th Lo....

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