Sepi, being a small village has much more to it than being the gateway to the Sandakphu trail. With tiny houses painted so variedly, you feel you have opened a graphic novel; wildflowers blooming just fine without the constant touch and brushing of human hands; even the dogs are so furry that you may confuse …

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When I first met Oshihal Hussain, he took me aback with his valour and staunchness to work for the environment. Here came a young chap hardly of 17 or 18 years with a bunch of younger kids to sit for a meeting on how to form what today is popularly known as ‘Eco Youth Club’. …

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Tired and exhausted as my ‘Green’ mates and I approached the village of Megma touching the feet of Himalayas, it was completely deserted. If you can imagine the famous Gotham, the birthplace of the Dark Knight – Batman, it was identical to its misty, dark atmosphere. So where were all the inhabitants? Due to the …

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I was on my way back home from the ceremony. It was a long tiring day. The bus conductor stood near the front seat of the bus. The passengers rushed in like flowing water from an open tap. He closed his eyes, bowed his head and tightly pressed the ticket machine against his chest. When …

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 An idea just crossed my mind!- That’s how most innovations lay down a first foundation in your mind. But, just having a vision doesn’t really work every time. Portrayal of that vision is equally important to get the idea delivered well. I have been working up my mind since quite a few days now, wondering what …

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“Strengthening India – one step at a time”. This phrase felt absolutely true when I visited the social activity centre of Prayas in Bhabra, Gujarat. Prayas is a micro-finance and social development NGO established in 1997. It’s vision is to have a more sustainable and equal society through social activities in villages and providing funds to …

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As I moved into the market, I began to hear an amalgam of sounds of people haggling for the goods; the women vendors griping about what happened at their home in the morning, and some groups discussing about the consistent bandhs. It was a welcoming vibe indeed! I looked at the phaneks (traditional female lower …

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Belgaum district in Karnataka is a panoply of villages. But, sadly, many students from these villages are struggling to survive the cut-throat competition of the current market of employability due to lack of proper education and opportunities. The villages are surrounded by farmlands of sugarcane and corns and the common occupation for the majority population …

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