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    Driverless Tractors & Diya 'Guards': How Low-Cost Innovations Can Transform Farms

    This article is part of a series by experts in support of the ATL Tinkering Innovation Marathon - organised by Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog and The Better India. Read more about the marathon here. They say that necessity is the mother of invention and if your family, struggling in the field every day, isn't motivation enough, little else can be....

    • 8 hrs ago
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    Ride to Remember: How Hero Cycles Gave Wheels to Post-Independence India

    I was 5 when I was gifted my first bicycle by my parents; it was pink and had bright orange tassels on the handlebar. I still have a mark on my knee from when I fell while trying to ride without the training wheels. Not one to give up, I persisted on learning to ride without them, and soon enough, was able to. While I do not remember the brand of the bicycle that my...

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    Himachal Doctor Spends Rs 10 Lakh From His Own Pocket to Treat Poor Women For Free!

    Dr Uday Bhanu Rana is a gynaecologist posted in the Zonal Hospital in Mandi district, Himachal Pradesh. He paid Rs 10 lakh from his own pocket to purchase equipment that would help him conduct total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) surgeries. Surprisingly, this facility is not available in some of the state's leading healthcare institutions like IGMC-Shimla...

    • 9 hrs ago
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    These Low-Cost Eco-friendly Rajasthani Homes Can Survive Floods & Earthquakes!

    A few drops of rain and Barmer, a drought-affected district in Rajasthan, rejoices. However, in 2006, a flash flood turned their joy into misery instead and rendered hundreds of villagers homeless in the region. The dreadful month of August received about 577 mm of rainfall in three days, 300 mm more than the annual average rainfall of 277 mm with the water levels...

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    This Punjab Lawyer Traded a Rs 1.5 Lakh/Month Package to Create a Lush Eco-Farm

    In November 2012, Punjab-based attorney, Kamaljeet Singh Hayer, lost his grandfather. The grand old man passed away at the age of 101. During his memorial service, a local MLA walked up to Singh, saying, "Your grandfather lived such a long and fulfilling life." This pushed Kamaljeet to introspect on the massive health shift between his grandfather and...

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    Ladakh's First ISRO Scientist Helps 700+ Village Kids Study in India's Best Colleges!

    Meet Tsering Tashi, the first scientist from Ladakh working for the prestigious Indian Space Research Organisation and the founder of a charitable trust named Ladakh Science Foundation. LSF is not only promoting the sciences across the region but also helping students from low-income families secure various government scholarship schemes and attend some of the...

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    This 62-YO Puneri Will Teach You How To Make Your Own Clothes, One Spin At a Time!

    There was a hush at The Better India office as 30-odd employees observed Madhav Sahasrabudhe, a mechanical engineer from Pune, separating fibres from a ball of cotton, and plucking out the seeds. For the past five years, Sahasrabudhe has been travelling to various parts of India-from Gurugram to Coimbatore-and visiting schools, NGOs and corporate offices, to...

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    Assam Musician Helps Flood-Hit Families Stay Safe, Shares How You Can Help

    Every year, Assam suffers from debilitating floods leaving devastation in their wake. Authorities have done little to mitigate the recurring situation, and the state remains far from our collective imagination. The current flood situation in Assam is a scene of human and animal misery. As per latest reports , 30 of the state's 33 districts have been submerged in the...

    • 2 days ago
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    Airplane Etiquette: 5 Things That Can Get You Offloaded From a Flight in India

    Being an airline attendant is not just physically draining but can be mentally exhausting as well. One has to deal with cranky children, irate and sometimes drunk passengers, and do all this with a smile plastered on one's face. But these smiles and polite demeanours will be on display up to a limit as the cabin crew has the right to ask a passenger to deboard...

    • 2 days ago
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    This Sustainable Travel Package Let's You Spend Time With Tribes High Up in the Nilgiris!

    Have you ever heard of a tribe in which the women get married only when they are about six months pregnant? Will you be surprised to know that this tribe, named Toda, is known to follow polyandry and is located in the Nilgiris, a district in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu? With this unique, three-day travel experience, explore the Nilgiris in its...

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