Society & Humanity

Ayub Ahmed, also known as ‘Body Miyan’, has been voluntarily burying unidentified and unclaimed bodies. By Laiqh A. Khan Shifting unidentified and unclaimed bodies is no enviable work. But 38-year-old Ayub Ahmed, a resident of Mysuru, not only shifts such bodies voluntarily to the mortuary, he also takes them to the burial ground and lays […]

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T. Gulab’s Inspiring Journey: From Spray Painting Automobiles to Helping the Poor! From a little kitchen called Roti Charity Trust and the big hearts of Gulab and his close friends, a hot meal is served every afternoon, all seven days of the week, to around 250 caretakers of patients who are admitted in NIMHANS, Rajiv […]

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There are many forms of charity but the biggest of all is donating organs. Misplaced religious beliefs often come in the way of a family’s decision to donate organs and save lives. While proponents say a lot of these barriers are breaking down, several myths continue to surround death and the afterlife that deter people […]

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Warangal, Telangana: “Extending service to the needy is what makes my day, awards and applause subdue the anxiety and restore my confidence,” says Yakub Bee, founder of Sahrudaya Old Age Home in Hanamkonda. Yakub Bee and her husband Mahboob Ali have opened their home for elderly, homeless and destitute people since 2007. Recognising her services, […]

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About 30 kilometres from Hyderabad, in the sleeping suburb of Moinabad, US-based Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC) runs the Challenger Girls’ Orphanage. Hyderabad: Rukshar (12), Erum (6) and Zainab (5) are three of the four sisters from a poor family belonging to rural parts of Bihar. Their father died a few years ago, while […]

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Bangalore’s Ashiana Food Bank, managed by Al-Aman Educational and Welfare Trust—Mohammed Farooq is its Founder Chairman and Amina the Trust’s Secretary—is a beacon of hope for the poor and the hungry, who can pick up a hot meal from there every day—free of cost! By Nigar Kindness, compassion and caring for the poor were values […]

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