• Politics and Government,  Society & Culture

    Kiran Bedi

    Kiran Bedi (born 9 June 1949) is a retired Indian Police Service officer, social activist, former tennis player and politician who is the current Lieutenant Governor of Puducherry. She is the first woman to join the Indian Police Service (IPS)…

  • Society & Culture

    Ram Mohan Roy

    Raja Ram Mohan Roy (Bengali: রামমোহন রায়; 22 May 1772 – 27 September 1833) was the founder of the Brahmo Sabha movement in 1828, which engendered the Brahmo Samaj, an influential socio-religious reform movement. His influence was apparent in the fields…

  • Society & Culture

    Anna Hazare

    Kisan Baburao “Anna” Hazare ( pronunciation (help·info),  pronunciation (help·info); born 15 June 1937) is an Indian social activist who led movements to promote rural development, increase government transparency, and investigate and punish corruption in public life. In addition to organising and encouraging grassroots…

  • Society & Culture

    Swami Vivekananda

    Swami Vivekananda (Bengali: স্বামী বিবেকানন্দ) Bengali: [ʃami bibekanɒnɖo] ( listen), Shāmi Bibekānondo; 12 January 1863 – 4 July 1902), born Narendranath Datta (Bengali: নরেন্দ্রনাথ দত্ত) (Bengali: [nɔrend̪ro nat̪ʰ d̪ɔt̪t̪o]), was an Indian Hindu monk, a chief disciple of the 19th-century Indian mystic Ramakrishna. He…

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    Mother Teresa

    Mother Teresa (born Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu Albanian: [aˈɲɛzə ˈɡɔndʒɛ bɔjaˈdʒiu]; 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) also known as Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, MC, was an Albanian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (modern Republic of Macedonia),…

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    Sant Balbir Singh Seechewal

    Baba Balbir Singh Seechewal is a Nirmala Sikh who is Punjab‘s most famous Eco-activist, spearheading an anti-river pollution campaign. By combining his assiduously cultivated self-help philosophy with the environmental essence of the Gurbani, Baba ji has resurrected the 110-miles long…