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Before 1989, only 1700 people visited the only psychiatric facility in Kashmir. In 2015, the number had exponentially jumped to 100,000. In 2015 , in a study by Doctors without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) it was alarmingly concluded that half of all residents of the valley suffer from mental health problems. The report stated that  “1.8 million …

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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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An ordinary looking school, relatively small in size like most in the rural belt of Rajasthan, was experiencing a surreally extraordinary vibe. A group of kids, clustered around the corner, were tinkering with regular household materials in an attempt to build a solar powered Lamp. These lamps would come as a gleeful respite to the …

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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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