December 24, 2006 : Girl child education : Returning to Nagapattinam
Thangaselvi is now 12 years old and lives in the village of Nambiyar Nager in the district of Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.
December 24, 2006 : After the wave: IMNCI in Tamil Nadu
Twenty-nine year old Lakshmi lost her thatch-and-mud home when the tsunami roared into her traditional Tamil fishing village of Samanthanpettai, killing 148 people and leaving 380 families homeless.
October 15, 2006 : Inclusion: Resettling the Dalits
From the rooftop of house number 332 in the uniform row of new pink-coated concrete homes, 14-year-old Vinotkumar can glimpse the ocean that rose in a roaring black wall of water nearly two years ago.
October 18, 2006 : Cuddalore orphanage: Going home
An early monsoon breeze sweeps through the Cuddalore orphanage, electric with excitement. It’s the eve of Diwali, and the main hall where 72 tsunami orphans and semi-orphans eat, sleep, play and learn is fast emptying as relatives arrive to take them home
December 24, 2006 : Onge and IMNCI after the Tsunami
Rajni, a six-months pregnant woman from the Andamans’ dwindling Onge tribe, lies nervously on the floor of her wooden hut as health worker Shanti Teresa Lakra runs her hands over her stomach, checking the position of her unborn baby.
December 24, 2006 : Kammama: A little mother
The afternoon sun is blazing on remote Little Andaman island, but the only light penetrating widowed fisherman Madhav Rao’s makeshift shelter in Paduk Tikree, a temporary settlement for 450 fisher families displaced by the 2004 tsunami, are narrow rays