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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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“We were going to Gujrat to attend the Rally for the Valley. Now, in an organised peaceful rally, we found the attitude of authorities towards us as immensely hostile. I felt like this was not my country; seemed like an alien land perhaps. All four of us were dragged into a police van for no …

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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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Mumbai based organisation Universe Simplified is empowering children to create inventions that can solve pertinent problems in their community When Henna Khan was a child, she was obsessed with the seamless and unending fringes of the vast sky. She would spend all of her time wanting to know more about the stars, and galaxies and …

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“Strengthening India – one step at a time”. This phrase felt absolutely true when I visited the social activity centre of Prayas in Bhabra, Gujarat. Prayas is a micro-finance and social development NGO established in 1997. It’s vision is to have a more sustainable and equal society through social activities in villages and providing funds to …

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A great opportunity for young individuals to become leaders to understand and spread awareness on Sustainable Development Goals

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In speeches, predictions, and statistics, India has been widely proclaimed as a ‘young nation’. This term has ensued because of the substantial population of young individuals in the country. According to the Census of India, 2011, the youth population (18 – 29 years) was 422 million, accounting for around 1/3rd of the total population of the …

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As I moved into the market, I began to hear an amalgam of sounds of people haggling for the goods; the women vendors griping about what happened at their home in the morning, and some groups discussing about the consistent bandhs. It was a welcoming vibe indeed! I looked at the phaneks (traditional female lower …

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