Category: Feature Stories

Beside the Waves, Beneath the Palms: the S.I.S.P. Story

Founded in 1996 by Paul van Gelder and Werner Fynaerts, Sebastian Indian Social Projects (S.I.S.P.) is a non-profit organisation working with the socio-economically disadvantaged communities and populations in the coastal villages from Vizhinjam to Poovar.

Life in Animation

“A good storyteller will be skilful in creating a good animation film. It’s about articulating the story in your mind in the most efficient way possible. People tend to dissociate books, movies, animation, etc. from actual life. There is a misconception that in animation there should always be a degree of exaggeration from reality to make it work for the viewers…”

A Journey Fulfilled – Story of Prasanthi and I

“The incident affected me deeply. I had been pondering for a while about what I would do once I retired. It was clear to me now that I wanted to do something for children with special needs. So, I joined for a B. Ed course on special education at Bharathiar University, Tamil Nadu,” he looks back…

The Sound of Music

“Getting to make music for a movie is a big aspiration for many musicians as cinema is such a popular medium in our country. For me, being part of a successful film was a massive dream. Even though I had worked on many films before that, Immanuel was special for me. It was the work of a popular director like Lal Jose, whose previous films featured such wonderful songs, and had an amazing cast including Mammootty and Fahadh Fazil. It gave me my career break too.”

The Making of an Earthling!

Tamanna Sharma is a woman on a mission, working for the cause of environmental sustainability. Her journey has been interesting. She pursued journalism from Delhi University, became an activist and even founded a sustainable events company. Tamanna has learnt many lessons on the way to becoming the independent activist that she is today.

Going Beyond Menstrual Products

By Supriya “There was a rise in menstrual health movements in India in 2015. It was inside the varsity campuses across the country, with the students themselves grouping up and raising their voices,” narrates Arjun Unnikrishnan, the Executive Director of The Red Cycle.  There had been repeated incidents of harassment on these campuses. “It was […]

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