Transgender Armenians

Armenia is one of the least LGBT-friendly countries in Europe YEREVAN, Oct 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When she was 14, Lilit Martirosyan decided she wanted to start earning money for herself. But finding a normal job was complicated – employers didn’t like the way she looked. So, like many transgender women in Armenia, she …

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STRIVE

If a few conscious young minds can make significant impacts in the conservation of our environment, imagine what an ocean of such cognizance of youngsters will be capable of. In the day and age, we are living in, a natural crisis has been sought whereby through humanity’s mindless activities, mother earth and its resources are …

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water ATM

Connaught Place in New Delhi, with its concentric structure and Georgian style buildings, can easily be called the heart of the city. People stand in long queues and muscle through crowds to check out a new shop, an apparel store, a milkshake stand, get reservation at a new restaurant or even try out a new …

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potters

Every morning, Rehman Sumra of Kheralu village in Mehsana district rummages through his wares, salvaging whatever he can, packing them for his annual journey to work. Each passing day brings increased anxiety to the Muslim potter who, like his fellow potters, was hit the worst by the most recent floods in Gujarat. “With the rains having …

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non-electric water purifiers

Manya Kalra and Sana Kharbanda from The Shri Ram School in Delhi managed to raise Rs. 4 lakh to install non-electric water purifiers in the homes of slum dwellers. We often take the availability of clean drinking water in our homes for granted. But, the elixir of life is often a scarce commodity in the …

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Holkar Royal family

Sally Holkar’s work with Women Weave has supported hundreds of women weavers and provided them with cutting edge training to rekindle Traditional Handloom weaving. The moment you lay your eyes upon Sally Holkar, her wandering gaze and a warm smile firmly establishes her grace. Although, a “foreigner” if looking from a crude perspective, Sally Holkar …

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Natwarbhai Thakkar and the Nagaland Gandhi Ashram established by him in Chuchuyimlang village of Mokokchung district have worked unceasingly to integrate Naga society with the national mainstream. For many Indians even today, the northeastern states of the country and its people are in the limelight most of the time for the wrong reasons. Be it …

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Elrhino

“My father is an innovator, an inventor and it is his inventive and inquisitive nature that has driven me forward”, Nisha Bora, co-founder of Elrhino, states that proudly. And the work of Elrhino is indeed a reaffirmation of the ingenuity that Nisha’s father holds and how that is capable to change our opinion on producing paper.  …

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Often while handling books of an antique variety, archaeologists, historians and, enthusiasts get extremely apprehensive about touching or opening it. The reason behind this is that the oil and dirt in our hands can damage these rare books, can erase the centuries old ink and can also cause a loss of important archaeological information. A …

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India is increasingly becoming the shimmering face of a global superpower. But, beyond this glittering image lies a more distressed, realistic one, which represents the majority of rural and tribal population who combat poverty each day and grapple for basic survival needs. The condition of women is even worse there. With negligible access to safe …

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