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    PDA? Loud Music? Guess Which of These 13 Things You Can or Can't Be Fined For!

    Last month, two friends of mine, a guy and a girl, were jogging in a park around 8 pm, not knowing that the park closes at 7. They were caught by a policeman who demanded to know what they were "actually up to". My friend tried explaining that since the gates were not shut and they were new to the city, they weren't aware of the timings. Even then, the...

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    Chennai Woman's Heartwarming Gesture for Tired Cab Driver Will Make Your Day!

    Seemingly small gestures go a long way in changing someone's life. But for Aarti Madhusudan, a resident of Chennai, such gestures are just a way to improve herself as a person. Booking a hotel room for her driver on an overnight trip, for instance, wasn't a noble gesture for her. It was simply an obvious decision. Aarti was on a trip to Chidambaram, about...

    • 7 hrs ago
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    Furniture & Kitchenware Made From Rice Husk? IIT Kharagpur Students Say It's Possible!

    What could one make from rice husk? Lighter and larger than the actual rice grain it protects, the husk is a yellowish cover which is usually separated as part of the milling process, after which the rice is polished. A team of four students from the premier Indian Institute of Technology, (IIT) Kharagpur, has highlighted the potential of rice husk to produce...

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Indian Scientists Reveal How Cells of 'Wonder Leaf' Neem Produce Useful Chemicals!

    Neem is known for its medicinal and insecticidal properties for centuries. It is chemicals referred to as limonoids that give neem these properties. Indian scientists have now figured out the process of limonoid production in neem. Neem is a storehouse of useful chemicals, the most important being Azadirachtin A, which is well known natural insecticide. It...

    • 24 hrs ago
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    With Homegrown Menstrual Cups, This Duo is Helping Women Get Rid of Period Discomfort

    As leading citizen activists of waste management, the problem of Bengaluru's growing mountains of garbage was well-understood by Malini Parmar and Smita Kulkarni. For years, the two have been key members of citizen-led movements such as 2Bin1Bag, Bangalore Eco Team, (BeT) and GreenTheRed which aim to raise awareness about the city's garbage problems...

    • yesterday
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    Exclusive: How 4 Friends Are Feeding Kolkata's Hungry, One Food ATM at a Time!

    At the stroke of midnight on August 15, 2017, Asif Ahmed, Prakash Nahata, Nirmal Bazaz and Rahul Agarwal, four friends from Kolkata came up with the idea that has been changing lives, one step at a time. They came up with the idea of fighting hunger with a rather novel idea. In a conversation with The Better India, Kolkata restaurateur Asif Ahmed shares how the idea...

    • yesterday
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    Tigresses of Kangazha: In Kerala Village, 7000+ Women Learn 41 Ways to Defend Themselves

    It's about 9 pm. With hardly any people on the street and the street lights flickering, I quicken my pace. Home is just a few metres away, and I hope to reach there as soon as possible. The thoughts running in my mind can be understood by any other girl or woman. Anyone except the women of the Kangazha village in Kerala. These girls and women have a...

    • yesterday
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    Banks Likely to Be Shut For 5 Days From Dec 21 to 26: Here's What You Need to Know

    Important news alert! Do you have bank work scheduled from December 20? Reconsider. Because until December 26, banks may remain shut. Why? According to a Zee Business report, banking services could be severely affected until Christmas. As per a Business Today report, while the All India Bank Officers' Confederation (AIBOC) has called for a strike on December...

    • yesterday
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    2001 Parliament Attack: Meet the CRPF Braveheart Who Stopped 3 Terrorists

    A son of a CRPF inspector, Santosh Kumar also joined the forces, aspiring to make his father proud. Just six months after his training, he would be right in the middle of the action, shooting down three out of five terrorists who attacked the Parliament House in December 2001. Santosh Kumar, a native of Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, was just 21-years-old when he was posted at...

    • yesterday
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    Sar Pe Laal Topi Rusi, Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani: Why Russia Loved Raj Kapoor

    When legendary Bollywood actor Raj Kapoor first landed in Moscow in 1954 without a visa, Soviet authorities allowed him to pass through immigration with ease. Once "he got outside and waited for a taxi. By then people started recognising that Raj Kapoor is in Moscow. His taxi came and he sat in. Suddenly what he saw was that the taxi is not moving forward and...

    • yesterday

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