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    Converting Plastic Into Fuel in 3 Easy Steps - This Hyderabad Engineer Is Doing It!

    If one could find a way to get rid of plastic wastes, much of the waste management issues faced all over the world could be resolved. It would be even better if the plastic could be put to some other use - rather than just polluting the environment. Now it looks like a mechanical engineer based in Hyderabad can! Hyderabad-based mechanical engineer Satish Kumar...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    How 300 Women Footballers in a Small Haryana Village Are Bringing Change Through Sports!

    In a state that is infamous for the worst sex ratio in the country, Haryana's Alakhpura village is ahead of its time. One may ask how? With a population of a mere 2,000 people, mostly farmers and daily wage laborers, almost every other home in this village has a woman footballer! With over 300 women footballers in the village, over 11 have successfully...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    This American Scientist's War Against Leaded Petrol Literally Saved Mankind

    The Better India is partnering with An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power(2017), a film that documents former U.S. Vice President Al Agore's quest to find out how human ingenuity and passion can tackle climate change. This article is part of a 4-part series of climate change heroes. Did you know - There is a reason why the petrol we use in our vehicles is called...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Shaken by Horrific Utkal Express Accident, Restaurant Owner Opens Doors to Victims, Kin

    The Kalinga Utkal Express derailment claimed 22 lives and injured many. After seeing the extent of damage at the accident site, a Muzaffarnagar restaurant owner decided to open the doors of his eatery to the victims and their kin, by offering them free food and shelter, the Times of India reported. Yogendra Kumar Tyagi, 43, who runs The Woods in...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    1 Billion Steps: Here's Why One Woman Will Walk from Kanyakumari to Kashmir

    Being an armchair critic has become something that many of us do with great ease. But how many of us get off our chairs and take a step towards change? Srishti Bakshi, who has taken that first step and so many more, describes herself rather interestingly. She says, "I am not an athlete and not from the social developmental sector." Maybe so, but Srishti is the...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    These 40 Families Left Hyderabad and Built a Sustainable Village All by Themselves

    Would you toss away your comfortable city life filled with technology to be closer to nature? Away from the technological entrapments of concrete jungles, where one can be unruffled by polluted air or pesticides in what one eats - imagine a life like that. Though many would call it 'The Dream', a group of 40 families from Hyderabad chose to make that...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    'I Am a Woman, and I Don't Menstruate': Why Menstruation Isn't Only a Women's Issue

    Recently, I came across a discussion on an online forum, where the participants couldn't wrap their heads around why there was a general disagreement with calling menstruation a 'women's issue'. "I'm baffled that it could be construed as anything other than a woman's issue?" one of them wrote. Although the gender of the...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    From Hate to Help - Here's How Organisations Have Found a Way to Use Sarahah Constructively!

    Sarahah is guilty of enabling cyber-bullying and narcissism. Worse, last week reports emerged of users receiving anonymous rape threats. Granted - that is not the app's fault per se, but it is still a facilitator. Just when you thought it was unlikely, a few some good Samaritans have figured out a way to bring out the best in something like even...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    How One Home Maker Became a Paddy Farmer, Floriculturist and a Village Leader

    "We were losing our new chickens fast. To save the remaining 250, we called the local veterinary doctor. Our women could not afford his vaccination fee of three rupees per chick. For the landless women, backyard poultry was the major source of income. I observed the doctor at work. I managed to give the next three vaccinations without charging the women for my...

    • 4 weeks ago
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    Arab Traders, Moroccan Merchants & Baghdadi Cookbooks: Where Our Beloved Samosas Came From

    S amosa and chai are the best travel buddies you will find when you make your way through India. And it seems that they served the same purpose through history too! One of the earliest references to the samosa comes from an Arab cookbook from the 10th- 11th century CE. The sambusak, as it was called (and still is in the region) seemed to have been a...

    • 4 weeks ago

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