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Ankit Ashok Bhai Shah (Montu bhai to his people) is a 36 years old Sarpanch from Pavi Jetpur Gram Panchayat of Chota Udepur district whose philosophy of governance is simple. It is about access to services and opportunities to improve quality of life for people without uprooting them from their traditional base. Start thinking on …

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The day Kaustuv was born, his parents’, Kaushik & Shila Dasgupta, happiness was painfully overwhelmed by a stark shock. That day they came to know that their son was born with Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as the brittle bone disease. A disease that can lead to bones breaking in the fashion of how easily a …

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Cartoons

“Home is where the story begins. When I start something, it should be in my home state.” With this thought, the journey of Surya Prakash – an IIT Bombay alumnus – of educating the children in Gopalganj district in rural Bihar in the most effective ways started. After interacting with many school children, he realised …

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school under the flyover

A first year college dropout from Aligarh, Rajesh Sharma lives in Delhi with his family and owns a small grocery shop. Born and brought up in difficult circumstances, Rajesh had to give up his dream of acquiring higher education as his family could not afford to pay his fees and the college was located at …

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Agaaz-e-Baatcheet

“We have to sit down, have a meal together, pray together and then actually talk together. Then we realize that, yes, although we have some differences they are not impassable differences.”  ~ Pauline Tangiora Tangiora’s words resonate louder than ever in the world we live in today. The relevance of these words has grown visibly over the last few decades that have seen ethnic, racial and religious conflicts spreading fear, discord, and violence across the globe. India, also, is home to diverse religions, cultures, …

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Community radios

Broadcasting programs on gender inequality and against stigmas suffered by women in Odisha, community radio stations have effected a positive change in rural communities where girls are still the ignored population As news of rampant female feticide in the Nayagarh district of Odisha broke in July 2017, it shocked Usha Patnaik, a social activist and …

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videos for good

YouTube videos go viral and spread their message to a global audience. There are some creators who are using this platform for good! When you think of viral YouTube videos, your mind will probably veer towards the likes of Dhinchak Pooja, Omprakash Mishra, and Taher Shah. While the Internet is full of such mindless content, …

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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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Meerabai

Stepping into an all-male preserve, mechanic Meerabai Meena of Padoona village in Udaipur district traverses hilly terrain every day, repairing hand pumps to ensure safe drinking water for residents in five villages Padoona village in Udaipur district of Rajasthan is nestled in the Aravalli mountain range. Though quite close to Udaipur city, the district headquarters, …

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Swacch

Digital media agency Gozoop has started the campaign Swacchta #ForNewIndia to lead people to take seemingly small tasks of cleanliness for a larger impact. Recently, Honourable Prime minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi, held a session called ‘Champions Of Change’ where he invited young CEOs and entrepreneurs to become a part of policy making and using …

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