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Arundhati Mhatre

The concept of giving gifts stem from an affinity to show affection to those we love. While, at times, some gifts are just bought and passed along as mere formality, others have a thoughtful foundation to them. These are gifts that can practically change our lives and our perspective towards it. Arundhati Mhatre, a software …

Elrhino

“My father is an innovator, an inventor and it is his inventive and inquisitive nature that has driven me forward”, Nisha Bora, co-founder of Elrhino, states that proudly. And the work of Elrhino is indeed a reaffirmation of the ingenuity that Nisha’s father holds and how that is capable to change our opinion on producing paper.  …

India is increasingly becoming the shimmering face of a global superpower. But, beyond this glittering image lies a more distressed, realistic one, which represents the majority of rural and tribal population who combat poverty each day and grapple for basic survival needs. The condition of women is even worse there. With negligible access to safe …

Jharkhand village

The residents of Hesatu village have successfully raised a thriving forest over 365 acres of wasteland without any intervention from the state or civil society organizations that now supports livelihoods in many ways There are many instances of communities coming together for a common cause but such action is usually catalyzed by government schemes or …

The young people of Shikdamakha in Assam didn’t wait for the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to set standards in sanitation, which has today resulted in the village being one of the cleanest in the entire country. Most people in the sleepy village of Shikdamakha, some 100 km from state capital Guwahati, haven’t heard of the Swachh …

As one walks through pathways weaved in the hilly heartland of the remote mountain villages in Uttarakhand, there is much to behold. The towering mountains, the wind sweeping through the trees, the brisk mountain air and a picturesque serenity are striking features of this natural beauty. But, beyond this picturesque beauty, lies the quietness of …

Google, the Silicon Valley based Technology giant has announced that its energy consumption needs, from 2017, would be fully met through renewable sources of Energy. Calling it as a “landmark moment”, the company’s shift to 100% renewable energy consumption would be a jump from their already prevalent 44% renewable energy consumption. For Google, hitting the …

For a region that does not want for water, Kerala is extending a rainwater harvesting programme in the central district of Thrissur to all parts of the state following the recent droughts The rains failed the people of Kerala in 2016. With both the southwest and the northeast monsoon failing the state that is called …