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Milaap


Tired and exhausted as my ‘Green’ mates and I approached the village of Megma touching the feet of Himalayas, it was completely deserted. If you can imagine the famous Gotham, the birthplace of the Dark Knight – Batman, it was identical to its misty, dark atmosphere. So where were all the inhabitants? Due 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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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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Blanket project

Mohamad Farukh, majored in Engineering and pursued his Masters in International Development from the University of Manchester. After coming back to India, he felt a strong need for a citizen based and volunteer-based participation system of response in times of a natural catastrophe. With that thought in mind, he started Rapid Response, an Emergency and …

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Dramebazz

Prasanth Nori and Soumya Kavi founded Dramebazz in 2015 in Hyderabad. It utilizes the art of Theatre to bridge the gap between what children learn in classrooms and the skills required to make practical use of that knowledge in real life. Through theatre, Dramebazz aims to inculcate four life skills in students – Problem-solving, collaboration, …

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Signal Shaala or the Signal School, is a school like no other. For one, it does not stand tall in a well-structured building. Signal Shaala is a shipment container transformed into a mini-school, sitting smug under a bridge in a heavy-traffic area of Thane city. The container shuts out the noise from the traffic above. …

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Re-imagining the design of a centuries-old dress appeared to be far-fetched. It seemed too simple to work: update the phanek, a traditional Manipuri wrapping skirt to a more modern, stylish fashion. But what started out as an ambitious idea between five determined manipur women blossomed into a lucrative business that none of them could fathom. …

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Passionate about rescuing animals, Jayaprakash Satyamurthy is the founder of an animal welfare trust called Animal Aid Alliance and he runs the Bengaluru-based cat adoption page, Moni’s Home For Needy And Hungry Cats on Facebook. Having dedicated last nine years to animal rescue, Jayaprakash says, “While there are several mixed shelters in the city that …

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