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Issue 31


Every year, more than 4 lakh babies are born with Respiratory Distress Syndrome in India and out of the 4 lakh, about 1.2 lakh die within a few months of birth. Deaths during transport to higher centres of care can be as high as 30%. These high mortality rates can be prevented by the application …

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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 …

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The initiative which was first begun as free music class has now transformed into a full-fledged residential school. What started with a small group of twenty students, KSV now has 220 children under its care whose education is funded by the support of sponsors. All students are educated for free and typically, every student has …

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The critical conditions of lower back pain which require surgical intervention are quite complicated and has chances of hindering the biomechanics of the whole vertebral column, making it a temporary solution.   What the world needed was a more permanent solution and the one to come up with a relatively effective innovation was a biomedical …

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According to statistics, only 12% of women in India have access to sanitary napkins and more than 60% are unaware of menstrual hygiene practices. On average, a woman who has access to sanitary napkins disposes of about 144 napkins every year, each of it taking about 700-800 years to decompose in nature. Disturbed by these …

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Thousands of school students and young people are walking out of their classes in the form of rebellion to attract the attention of the authorities to take a proactive approach towards abating climate change. With young blood running through their veins and a hope to rescue the planet in their hearts, these young marchers are …

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With her deep-rooted love for teaching, combined with her undying adoration for travelling, Jigyasa travelled across different parts of the country to observe and integrate alternative educational spaces. In the course of her solo excursions, Jigyasa reached out to thousands of children by conducting workshops on spoken word poetry. She became aware of the diverse …

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Based in Belgium’s fashion and design capital, Antwerp, ecoBirdy was started by Vanessa Yuan and Joris Vanbriel with an aim to combat the overflowing plastic pollution with an unconventional weapon. ecoBirdy transforms old plastic toys into beautiful design furniture for kids through a rigorous process of recycling and upcycling. What’s interesting is that, that these …

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