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Promila Bahadur

In 1991, India, it wasn’t usual for a 14-year old teenager to teach herself on how to use a computer. But Promila Bahadur accomplished this and what she did with this knowledge has profoundly changed the lives of many young women in a poor village just 15 kilometres from her hometown of Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. …

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There are different ways in which one can help others. Education, social awareness, medical services, and whatnot. But one thing that is undisputedly the most difficult and probably the most important to provide, is someone’s dignity. One can donate thousand of things, but providing someone with their dignity, especially when it’s lost in a whirl …

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Moved by the Delhi Rape incident, Arun Sivag, a specialist in Latin and African music, decided to use music as a tool to empower women across the globe and started STRISVARA. With a new musical journey featuring tribal and international musicians, it is attempting to create a new octave of freedom and awareness Arun Sivag began his musical …

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“The Transgender community worldwide has long fought a battle to go beyond the societal classification of a ‘he’ or a ‘she’ and to achieve the fundamental virtues of acceptance and dignity for themselves. The whole community had been fighting hard and their fight now has a new bastion of hope in the form of a …

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In an attempt to create greater awareness about India’s rich, multi-layered history, French journalist Francois Gautier has set up the Shivaji Museum of Indian History in Pune. As children, we studied the pre-colonial history of India in Class 4, memorised a few details and promptly forgot them as we approached adulthood. Stories of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj’s administration …

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Kabir, his writings and their learning have always been deeply rooted in our cultural identity. Usually witnessed in childhood anecdotes, textbook alliterations, spiritual texts, devotional songs and wise musings, his writings have always been the epitome of spirituality and harmony. But, what If we tell you that Kabir’s words are being used in progressive ROCK. …

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In India, 7 out of every 10 families belong to a lineage that can trace their history to a prosperous agrarian family. Moreover, our country ranks 2nd in the world in total farm output where agriculture accounts for as much as quarter of the Indian economy. But despite the heavy importance of agriculture, it is …

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Hrithik Roshan has clapped hands with India’s first transgender band for a music video for their next single. India’s first transgender band, 6-Pack Band, has been sparking off plenty of excitement since its first single, “Hum Hain Happy”, a cover of Pharrell Williams’s popular 2013 track, “Happy” (2013), with a video shot across the city. …

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