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Issue 32


Hidden away in the extreme corner of the country, Mizoram is filled with luscious green forests, a rolling hilly landscape, limitless love for football and an indomitable Mizo spirit. The state was officially born in 1987 and in more than thirty years from that historic date, currently, its million inhabitants can boast about the fact …

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With a general furore against the atrocities on women and a rejuvenated fervour towards their development, the issues and solutions are finally making headway on the global stage. But, a slight – albeit small – ignorance might have also gnawed itself in this raging debate. Most of the conversations have revolved around and talked about …

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One of the worst deluges in the history of Uttarakhand occurred in the month of June 2013, at the peak of the pilgrim season, in the valley surrounding the holy shrine of Lord Kedarnath. During the pilgrim season, the local hill-men work along the pilgrim route in small hotels, or are engaged in petty seasonal …

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If you search Yann Borgstedt on the internet you might come across his TEDx talk and its explosively progressive and relevant title – Why should men invest in women. I feel this title weaves what Yann and his work stands for – tenacity, a knack for sustainable ventures, and an endless quest to bring in …

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“If you see something that needs to change but no one’s changing that, then you have to change it.” These strong words of resolution come from Vandita Morarka, a young founder who is building compassionate youth leadership through her non-profit organisation ‘One Future Collective’. Started 14 months ago in the city of Mumbai, One Future …

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Azad’s journey began in 2008 in Delhi as a Charitable Trust. Driven to shatter patriarchal norms and gender inequalities, the foundation sought the need to find non-traditional livelihood options for poor women in urban areas. The entire motive is achieved through transformative capacity building programs around the self and the skills needed for NTL, based …

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The world believes that India, the country of a billion will be a superpower by the end of 2020. But with a high degree of unskilled-population in the country, these dreams often looks far-fetched and over-ambitious. To add to our worry, women’s contribution to the Indian economy has been historically low all throughout. If statistics …

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In 2003, after the harrowing Godhra Riots, the state of Gujarat was torn. Communal tensions were at their peak. Countless people lost their lives, their houses, their business establishments, and the savings of their lifetime were all gone in a flash. In these times of turmoil, the daunting task of nation-building was taken up by …

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