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Jan Kalyan Sansthan: A rights-based movement that is educating and empowering people belonging from diverse tribal hamlets on government schemes and policies “We don’t want any money. We just want your trust,” a resolute Bhagwan Ram Sawant would say to tribals living in the hinterland of Maharashtra, in an attempt to work with and for …

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In recent times, with the upsurge of vocal dialogue, especially in urban areas, against a linearly led and male-dominated society, the ceiling of patriarchy has started to show evident cracks. But, still swirling around the edgy corners of quaint towns and quieter households, lie a palpable brew of stereotypes that restrict women to certain choices that limits their liberation. …

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Barely three months ago, Aluna Tola was just another quaint hamlet in the heartland of Punjab. With a population of around 1200 and 250 families, it lies near Payal town in Ludhiana district of Punjab. Today, visitors to the village are surprised by its pleasant transformation. Thanks to a unique initiative by a local sports …

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The Supreme Court decriminalised part of Section 377 of the archaic Indian Penal Code that criminalises consensual gay sex today, saying it was irrational, indefensible and manifestly arbitrary. The judgement is historic in the precedent that is set and also ushers in a new slew of freedom that was often muffed under a colonial-era law …

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The Kerala Floods of 2018 might be one of the worst natural catastrophes that India might have seen in recent history. The central government declared it as a ‘calamity of severe nature’. But, only data can express the true severity of this nature’s wrath. Around 400 deaths have been witnessed and a total of 6,33,010 …

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A constant upsurge in rainfall, overflowing rivers, and frequent landslides have led to a horrific catastrophe in major regions of Kerala, with the death toll rising to 79. Services by the Southern Railways and in the Kochi Airport have been suspended for the time being and rescue operations are rampant in the area. But, every …

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I am Karttikeya Mangalam, a senior undergraduate in Electrical Engineering. Last semester, I was at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland as an exchange student in the Dept. of Computer Science. This incident happened in the first week of February 2018 when I was coming back from Geneva to New Delhi Via Moscow after writing my final …

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After meeting in a Pune artist residency, Ben Reid-Howells, a peace educator and Kumar Prashant, an Indian upcycling artist decided to sell everything they owned and embarked on a journey of motorcycle travel from India to Scotland—one motherland to another. Aptly titled Vasudhaiva Ride, during the journey, the duo decided to carry out a series …

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LIST CURATED VIA GLOBAL CITIZEN Donate to International Red Cross The International Red Cross is standing at the ready to help Syrians still trapped in Eastern Aleppo. You can support their efforts to treat the wounded, make sure children are properly fed and cared for, and to get people to safety as quickly as possible …

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