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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. Barely three months ago, Aluna Tolla was just another sleepy hamlet in the interiors of Punjab. Today, visitors to the …

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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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social media for cause

“This is the story of what can happen when the power of social media is leveraged for something good,” said popular YouTuber and Filmmaker Casey Neistat in a recent video explaining how prominent social media artists and celebrities can harness their social media status and popularity to bring about a good change. It all started …

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Popular musician and rapper Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Johnathan Bennett, revealed in the month of March that he would be donating a total of $1 million to numerous Chicago Public Schools. The rapper made the announcement during a news conference at Westcott Elementary School, which sits a few blocks away from where he …

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