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Unknown saviors of the environment: Thirty-five men create a forest from barren land

by Gurvinder Singh on 24 January 2020 A group of 35 men braved all odds to create a lush green forest by planting over 1.4 million saplings over the past fifteen years in Assam state in north-eastern India. The group say they’ve… Continue Reading →

India – Not a Happy Republic Day in Niyamgiri

 January 27, 2020 Odisha Government intensifies its war against the Dongria Kondh on the eve of Republic Day, writes Surya Shankar Dash. While India observed Republic Day, people at various places read out the the Preamble to the Constitution and unfurled… Continue Reading →

Women’s working hours are just getting longer

Olivia Petter Lottie, 25, who works in PR, was thrilled when she was given a special project at work. “As a young person I saw it as an opportunity to prove myself and deliver,” she tells The Independent. But the… Continue Reading →

Pulping stereotypes, hijab firmly in place

Mohammed.Wajihuddin At first glance, nothing seems out of place in the air-conditioned, state-of-the-art gym in Jogeshwari (West). But a closer look reveals that among the fitness freaks sweating it out on treadmills or pumping iron is a girl in black… Continue Reading →

Padma Shri: ‘Beej Mata’ Wants Seed Movement To Reach Every Farmer

All these women, from tribal and hilly areas of Akole, are part of a self-help group assisted by 30-35 farmers. Rahibai Soma Popere Rahibai Soma Popere, a proponent of tradition farming with indigenous seeds who was awarded the Padma Shri… Continue Reading →

Nitin Gadkari Lobbied Environment Minister To Help Real Estate Firm Fined For Violating Green Laws

Just eight days after the Supreme Court imposed damages of at least Rs 105 cr on Goel Ganga Developers (India) Pvt. Ltd, Gadkari asked Dr. Harshvardhan to consider helping the company, official documents accessed by HuffPost India reveal.  27/01/2020 By… Continue Reading →

Tribute to Gandhiji on January 30, 2020 – An Interfaith Musical Evening

The music performance will be held in Central Park, Jaipur, which offers free and open entry to all. “God Has No Religion.” – Mahatma Gandhi When asked if he was a Hindu, Gandhiji said, “Yes, I am. I am also… Continue Reading →

Aadhaar, NRC and NPR : Part of 360 degree Mass Surveillance

Unique Identity (UID)/Aadhaar and NPR for National Register Indian Citizens (NRIC) treats every Indian as a subject of surveillance, unlike the UK which has abandoned a similar project because it is “untested, unreliable and unsafe technology” and the” possible risk… Continue Reading →

They’ve gone from cleaning drains to earning doctorates

Having seen their parents trapped in the gutter, these children of manual scavengers are counting on education to change their destinies Himanshi.Dhawan@timesgroup.com Vimal Kumar remembers school days not by the subjects that were taught in class, but what his mother… Continue Reading →

70 years later, Indian Rediscover Constitution

Once confined to civics lessons, the Constitution is now a charged symbol of protest. Board games and T-shirts are giving it popular appeal, while a new generation of scholars is helping us rediscover its values Sonam Joshi & Ketaki Desai… Continue Reading →

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