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A bomb went off again…someplace far from where we live. Another family was torn to shreds; another home became a rubble of bricks. Amid all the mayhem a mother called out for help in the Aleppo city of Syria, wailing for her 10-day old child buried in the debris. Adorning white helmets, some men came in …

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Thousands of passengers avail the services of the local trains every day in bustling heartland of Mumbai. But, more often than not, most of these passengers travel without tickets and often brandish it as a sign of privilege and wit. Very few truly realize that it is their duty, as a citizen of this nation, …

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Christmas is a time for families to come together, enjoy the day with their loved ones and indulge in the warmth of sparkling wrapping paper, surprise gifts and sumptuous food. But, more often than not, we fail to feel that true essence of Christmas lies in the happiness of others. Sean, the owner of the …

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The constitution is perhaps the most important piece of documentation for any country. In fact, it is the very essence of any democracy on which it builds itself, functions and survives. India touted as the world’s biggest democracy also governs and runs itself based on the various acts and “rules” as a layman would call …

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The Sikh community has always been traditionally synonymous with benevolence, largely due to their constant efforts in the form of Langar or free food for all. But their recent efforts in Syria have given, altogether, a new dimension to their magnanimity. Syria, which has been diseased by incessant violence and war for the past couple …

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8-year old Thomas Moore went about with his life like any carefree and fun-loving kid would. But, he found a new dimension to life, when he saw his mother watching a video involving a little girl, on social media, who was battling cancer. Initially, he thought that the girl in the video was a boy …

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While the entire country mourned with the scarred families of the Uri martyrs, Mahesh Savani, a businessman, a philanthropist and a social activist, took it upon himself to contribute to the lives of the family members who were beyond themselves with grief. He extended a helping hand to the families by offering to sponsor the …

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Every Mumbaikar boasts of the majestic sea and beaches that adorn the city. However, what they cannot boast of, is the garbage that is left behind every year after Ganpati Visarjan on the beaches of the city. To show strength and the impact of collective action, Free A Billion in collaboration with Indian Development Foundation conducted …

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