“I sold my daughter to a money lender for $200. I had no choice left”, the farmer murmured with a tangible void in his trembling, haunting voice. The grief in this farmer’s eyes unveils the hard reality of a small farmer’s course of life in Indonesia. With 41% of the population engaged in agriculture, millions …

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The Wise Wall Project: Project FUEL uses its visionary concept of life lessons to bring life to the forgotten village of Khati in Uttarakhand.     Far away, on your way to the Pindhari Glacier trek in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand, you would find the village of Khati – a cluster of huts, obliquely hidden …

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Geeta Bora

For a woman in a well-developed urban location in India, getting a hygienic sanitary napkin when she menstruates is not even a considerable question. With the large number of companies producing and selling sanitary napkins in the local markets, such provisions relieve the urban women from various hygiene issues associated with menstruation. But imagine a …

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SETU

A blend of diverse cultures and art forms practiced in different communities in India indeed makes it one of the most vibrant and colourful nations in the world. Be it embroidery, painting, wood carving, stone carving, sculpturing, India has traditionally been a heritage of craft and art forms and immensely creative and talented artists. If …

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When the entire world is talking about environment conservation and sustainable development, do you wonder if that is even possible? Do you wonder if you, as a part of an urbanised locality held into inevitable product consumption and waste generation, can ever contribute towards the larger goal the world wants to seek? Yes, you can. …

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Our constitution labels us as productive citizens, capable to be active participants of the democracy, once we cross the age of 18. But, often, even after crossing the threshold of age and receiving the right to vote,  many of us tend to shed off our responsibility as ‘citizens’ of the democracy; taking a backseat and …

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Highway blockades, riots, bomb blasts, immobilised transport, closed shutters, empty racks, economic crisis, scarcity of basic resources- Manipur is going through a steep downfall for the past few months. Political unrest and disputes are giving rise to a huge turmoil in the state. The on-going blockade of the national highway leading to Imphal Valley, imposed …

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You must have seen people believing in superstitions like not crossing a path walked by a cat, not walking over a black cloth lying on the road, believing that waking up to the sight of a pair of mynah birds on a tree branch would bring them luck, and so on. Apparently peculiar, but these …

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