Sindhutai Sapkal (1948-2022): Everyone’s Mother

Lhendup G Bhutia

How a woman who was once a beggar became a saviour of orphans

A Passage to the Void

Calamities, natural and manmade, lead to a vast increase in the number of orphans and the fallout can change the course of societies

Loss and Longing

Orphaned by the second wave of the pandemic

The Abandoned: No Shelter for Orphans

Orphans are being thrown out of shelters even as parents face a shortage of children for adoption

Between Periamma and a Home in Italy

Two orphaned boys found a home in Italy when their children’s home in Bangalore put them up for adoption. Soon after, the boys’ maternal aunt and her husband lodged a case, protesting they had not been consulted

Living Among the Dead

The story of five orphans forced to stay in a graveyard after their parents died of AIDS


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