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Identities are the bedrock of our existence. Our legal and social existence depends on our identity, with religion, caste, creed, language, and sex being used to define it. But when the legal statutes and society refuse to recognize one of those factors, our identity collapses. What follows, is marginalization, discrimination, and suffering. This is exactly …

According to the medical journal The Lancet – as featured in an article in Bloomberg – Coal provides roughly 70 percent of India’s electrical energy needs, even as 1.24 million citizens die annually as a result of the country’s choking smog. According to Greenpeace and Air Visual, 7 of the world’s top 10 cities with …

According to a 2014 report by the NGO Dasra titled Spot On!, it was found that nearly 23 million girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities, which include the availability of sanitary napkins and logical awareness of menstruation. Concurrently, the report also states that 70 percent of …

Just like any other restless evening, Vivek Justus was planning to spend this one in the company of friends, catching up, sharing stories, and having fun. But, an unexpected call from one of his closest friends – Dinesh – was not the catch up he was expecting. “Dinesh gave me a call informing that he …

One of the worst deluges in the history of Uttarakhand occurred in the month of June 2013, at the peak of the pilgrim season, in the valley surrounding the holy shrine of Lord Kedarnath. During the pilgrim season, the local hill-men work along the pilgrim route in small hotels, or are engaged in petty seasonal …

For the past few years, engineers have been a subject of extreme mockery for the netizens. Social media is filled with memes (a millennial lingo) on how jobless engineering students are. We often have this misconception that engineering student in India either end up in a 9 to 5 job working on excel sheets or …

How often we have wondered if people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see? Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution by TouchVision, an IIT Delhi incubated social enterprise is …

Ramalingam.PL was a significantly well performing student during his Engineering, but what made him stand out was not his brilliance at academia but the sheer intent to come up with solutions that can impact many. It is this attribute of his that deems him a winner. During his Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering, he worked on …