They’re lighting up lives wherever they go. Meet a computer engineer who runs an institute for kids with multiple disabilities, an artist who brings transgender people into public art, a 23-year-old who makes films about rural life, a champion of Kannada who is winning important battles, a scientist who discovered a new species of frog, and a beekeeper who coaches others in his unique art.
These are just a handful of the 19 young men and women whom Deccan Herald has recognised in its 16-page pullout “DH Changemakers: 19 to Watch in 2019” that is being circulated along with this New Year’s Day edition of the paper.
You will find these and other inspiring stories from across Karnataka: There’s the riveting tale about the member of the Siddi tribe who is emerging as a star in the theatre circuit, and the percussionist who fuses Cuban and African patterns with Indian rhythms. Then there's the female entrepreneur whose start-up is helping other women return to work after career breaks. And the supercop whose hardscrabble beginnings would have snuffed out hope in many others.
- Team DH