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Manya Vadehra

Your social media timeline may have seen an outburst of tourists jampacked on the streets of Manali, Shimla and many more popular hill stations. They all had one excuse – escaping the summer heat wave. But in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, this reason wasn’t quite good enough to watch tourists throng public spaces […]

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Manya Vadehra

Recent floods in China incurred a loss of 25 lives within a week. And thousands of kilometers away, 31 lives were lost in Belgium and 160 in Germany. All due to floods. While floods are a common occurring during monsoon season, these floods are indicate more. As climate change warms our atmosphere such damaging rains […]

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Gauri

Have you ever wondered how you missed on getting information about your body early on in your life? And more than that, how would that information have changed your access to sexual health? These were some of the questions that Gauri had as well. An adolescent from Gurugram, she pits her knowledge about sexual and […]

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#LetMeBreathe

As Parvati Valley receives a foot-fall exceeding it’s capacity, waste disposal has become a monstrous problem here. With their waste-to-energy process running on half capacity, the valley saw several dump yards emerge in the past few years. One such dump yard was transformed into a beautiful landscaped garden by IFS officer Aishwarya. With drift wood […]

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Tavanpal Singh

How does art play an important role in our mental well-being? Meet Sukriti Kohli Vadhera, founder of DocOfHappiness, an Instagram page that illustrates her art, focused on dealing with the stress and anxiety of our daily life. Giving a voice to all those unexpressed human emotions this artist from Mumbai is doing the magic, all […]

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Shamita Harsh

“As women, we know that the working day for capital does not necessarily produce a paycheck,” – Khara Jabola-Carolus, the executive director of the Hawaii State Commission on the Status of Women talks about being behind the first explicitly feminist economic recovery plan in the country. What happened to the women in COVID-19? Different genders were […]

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Uma

Uma needed a safe space to share her story but at an early age she didn’t find one where she could feel secure. But Uma was keen on educating herself about gender and sexual health. Soon she became a peer educator where she was interacting with local communities to increase the level of awareness on […]

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Tamseel Hussain

Sandeep from Punjab meets the Pluc team on a farm. What begins next is an amazing journey of storytelling. Sandeep travels nearly 3 hours on foot to attend the training, and from there, his experience as a viral creator kickstart, opening up avenues he never knew were possible through a single mobile screen. From making […]

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Anand Dutta

How does a state like Jharkhand fall behind in its race to battle not just malnutrition but the COVID-19 pandemic as well? Mid-day meals in primary and upper primary schools, along with anganwadis, have played an important role in monitoring and supplementing efforts to reduce malnutrition through free food for children and pregnant as well […]

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Rameesh Kailasam

The Indian startup scene has truly come alive in the past couple of years with multiple gaming platforms that have immense growth potential. From the first video game models built in the 1950s to the hardware models of the 1970s, going on to the 1990s riding on the internet, the online gaming market is booming […]

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Shamita Harsh

Meet Inbar Heller Algazi, an illustrator and creator based in France who draws from life experiences. An artist who explores the everyday nuances from her life, what made her hesitate in front of her canvas for the first time was drawing a girl from the recent war in Gaza. An illustrator that explores art in […]

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Shamita Harsh

From home decor to garden decor to creative gifts, this shop in Varanasi has it all. Scrapshala was born seeing the potential in the concept of creating value out of the trash and the presence of an untapped market of scrap in a country like India. They manage your waste in the most innovative way. […]

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Nisha kumari

Nisha was surprised when she saw her teacher skip a chapter during eighth standard. It reflected not only the state of sexual and reproductive health information but how sex education was usually sidelined at an early age in her life. This prompted her to become a peer educator and she trained nearly 250 adolescents on […]

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Krrish Chawla

A 19-year-old has made an eco-friendly and affordable air purifier to tackle air pollution and named it ‘Breathify’. It’s a simple plug-in-play operation, consumes 25-65 watts of electricity and the best part? It’s really affordable! It solves four problems, effectiveness, eco-friendliness, HEPA filer and price. Krrish Chawla explains more about this invention

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Priyali Sur

Here’s some big and important news – the government of India opened up vaccination for pregnant women on June 25, 2021. But how was this made possible? Meet Priyali Sur, an independent journalist who is behind this collective success. What prompted her to do this? Priyali contracted COVID during her second trimester of the pregnancy. […]

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Shamita Harsh

We have all come to realise how masks became an integral partner of our lives. But some women in Gorakhpur have proven how we can innovate and create something crazy out of this necessity. And they are doing this with their products despite COVID-19 to grow their local business. Anu from Meri Asha self-help group […]

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Shamita Harsh

Everything’s shrinking, from price tags and canvas sizes to payment models, as curators and gallerists experiment with fresh themes to tap a new audience. In the small Goan village of Kumbharjuva, where he was born in 1991, Diptej Vernekar grew up amid carnivals and floats that fascinated him. The son of a carpenter, this artist […]

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Deepa Narayan

What is a man? How do you define one? Why should we define one? Why re we limiting masculinity in India to one stereotype? And more importantly, why can’t men be a part of the road of feminism that leads to gender equality? An unequal culture between men and women survives on hundreds of ordinary, […]

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Devesh Chopra

In a series of lockdowns, the already marginalised transgender community was hit even harder. As most trans people were pushed into unemployment, Kalki Subramanium and Dr. Yoga Nambiar rose to the occasion and became providers for the needy of the community. While Kalki Subramaniam focused her aid towards trans people with special needs. Dr. Yoga […]

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Niklas Agarwal

Climate Justice Toronto, a grassroots group of young people are seeking to build an irresistible and powerful movement to stop the climate crisis by confronting its root causes: capitalism, colonialism and white supremacy. Meet Niklas who has been at the frontline of this movement and a part of a climate radio too that has you […]

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Dr.Arham Pirzada

They have worked for us round the clock, with zero breaks, no respite from the PPE kits and lived in isolation away from their family for more than a year now. Why should we only show our gratitude to our doctors on a single day? Let’s come together to show empathy and support to these […]

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People Like Us

Doctor’s Day, which is observed to celebrate and thank medical professionals for their tireless services, sounds hollow nowadays with increasing instances of assault against medics, and patients denouncing the frontline warriors as merchants of death. Apart from being exposed to the danger of getting the infection, they have battled with personal loss and grief and […]

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Dr.Arham Pirzada

“Social media is not just the part of the problem but also a part of the solution”, says Dr Arham who became a digital content creator in the pandemic. Watch the journey of doctors who became social media stars to fight the pandemic offline and the misinformation on COVID-19 online.

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Shamita Harsh

Meet Suruchi Jamkar who is an Indian contemporary artist exploring a unique style. A nomadic journey, Suruchi has travelled across the length and breadth of India to understand the roots of different art forms. The artist finds inspiration from her globe trotting adventures, to her history lessons in India and finally from small anecdotes of […]

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Siya Bhatia

The state of Assam is flooded every year. And one of the worst affected are the state’s young girls and women as they lose access to basic and safe menstrual hygiene. Meet Mayuri Bhattacharjee, who has been trying to change that. Her petition on Change.org led the Assam government to officially add sanitary napkins to […]

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Nikhil Virdi

“Documenting wildlife has been one of the biggest joys of my life. It’s just that time in your life when you think ‘wow, this moment is absolutely worth this. There is nothing I would rather do, but then do just this,” says Nikhil Virdi. Spring‘s new blooms, winter’s magic, summer’s bounty – you will find […]

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Sangeeta

Meet Sangeeta who started her own brand Madhuram in the pandemic. Over the past one and a half years she has packaged and sold her products through multiple online and offline channels. A women entrepreneur from Amethi, Sangeeta’s self-help group ASHA has been the first case study to pilot a Social Saheli QR Code with […]

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People Like Us

When should you get vaccinated, how do you home isolate, what is the best way to take precautions, when can I get my second dose of the vaccine, can I get the vaccine during my periods and so many more frequently asked questions that we have all had during the COVID-19 pandemic. The second wave […]

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Hemant Chakma

Meet the street artist from Assam, India, who hates blank walls and creates art to fill each of them up. A staunch believer in free art, Neelim doesn’t want any labels to define him or his art. Traveling in his jeep around northeast India, he keeps his art supplies in tow and transforms public spaces. […]

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Soni

Meet Soni, who hails from the Sonbhadra district of Uttar Pradesh. She enabled her self-help group to create items out of locally available bamboo. Their bamboo products are now being marketed through exhibitions, local markets and even through an online app called Son Bazaar.

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