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    Tasty, Traditional Home-Cooked Dishes to Your Door? This Start-up Makes it Happen

    Listen to our new podcast Anuradha Hawaldar, a resident of Nagpur, loves to cook and has not only participated in local food competitions but also appeared on television shows as a contestant. These days, she wakes up early and goes about her chores. Then, at around 7 AM, she begins to prepare modaks⁠—rice flour shells filled with a delicious mixture...

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    Ashok Parthasarathi: The Man Who Helped Make India Self-Reliant in Science &Tech

    Listen to our new podcast On August 12, India lost Ashok Parthasarathi, a prominent figure who helped shape the country's science and technology policies. He also played a critical role in formulating strategies that would make India technology-reliant long before the advent of the economic liberalisation in the early 1990s. This air purifier bag is filled...

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    'Bite On This' Episode 2: Is Biryani India's National Dish?

    Listen to our new podcast Wedding, festivals, celebrations of any kind, or even sombre events, if there's one Indian dish for gatherings of any number, it's the biryani! According to the order analysis from food delivery platform, Swiggy, biryani was the most ordered food item in 2017! That same year, the Department of Post issued a stamp to biryani, well, Hyderabadi biryani to be...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    Meet the Startup Helping Bengaluru Convert Its Diesel Buses Into Electric!

    Listen to our new podcast At a time when the Bangalore Metropolitan Transport Corporation (BMTC) is looking to go electric, Cell Propulsion, a local startup has come forward to further its initiative in a major way. The startup is working on a project to convert BMTC's giant diesel guzzlers into electrically-run vehicles. Not only will its work assist the BMTC in...

    • 4 hrs ago
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    In Memory of 16-Year-Old Son, This Father Dedicated His Life To Making Roads Safer

    This article has been sponsored by HDFC Life 'I miss our after-dinner and early-morning trips. Every single corner of our house reminds me of Shubham,' recalls Ashutosh. Until a few years ago, a father, Ashutosh had a daily ritual with his son, Shubham. After dinner, they would step out, take the car, and drive to the ice-cream shop nearby, or explore other...

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    Kerala Scientist Duo Spends Pension Money to Upcycle Tyres into Rubber Pots!

    Last year, when the heavy monsoon rains had ravaged Kerala, two retired agricultural scientists were following the ground reports closely, and were stunned at the scenes unfolding before them. RD Iyer and his wife, Rohini have been residents of the state since 2007. After their retirement, they moved to Kollam from Tamil Nadu and established Navasakti, an NGO that...

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    IRS Officer & Doctor Wife Provide Basic Healthcare, Education to Forgotten Tribe!

    Listen to our new podcast Living in the undisturbed stretches of Nallamala forest spread across five districts of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the Chenchu tribe is one of the most primitive tribal groups that are largely dependent on forest produce and have very little to do with the world outside of their community. A lack of education and awareness about...

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    Made of Banana Fibre, These Comfortable Sanitary Pads Degrade in 6 Months!

    For a good seven years or so, I was absolutely opposed to the idea of using anything else other than disposable sanitary napkins during periods. My mother had taught me how to use and dispose of them along with telling me what alternatives (discarded but sanitised cloth) I can use during an emergency. Only once did I resort to cloth, and the experience convinced me that...

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    IIT Kharagpur's Electric Three-Wheeler 'Deshla' Can Be Recharged at Home!

    Listen to our new podcast Three years ago, Vikranth Racherla, an Associate Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at IIT Kharagpur , received an email from a student, Seemant Jay, seeking faculty mentors for his project which involved developing an electric racing car. Professor Racherla responded to the email, enrolled a group of students for the...

    • 22 hrs ago
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    8 Hydroponics Startups Helping Urban Indians Grow Their Own Food!

    Listen to our new podcast Employing hydroponics, where plants are grown in mineral nutrient solutions in water instead of soil, you can grow your vegetables and herbs organically at your own home. And what's more this farming technique uses up to 90 per cent less water than conventional soil-based farming. Macro and micronutrients in the water are directly fed to the plant,...

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