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group that recycles temple waste to spread fragrance gets un climate action award

Group that recycles temple waste to spread fragrance gets UN Climate Action Award

Indian group Help Us Green that gives women the chance to earn livelihoods through collecting temple ceremonial flowers tossed into the Ganges and turning them into sustainable incense, received a UN Climate Action Award.........

azim premji to receive france s highest civilian award knight of the legion of honour

Azim Premji to receive France's highest civilian award Knight of the Legion of Honour

Tech magnate and philanthropist Azim Premji will receive the Knight of the Legion of Honour from Ambassador of France to India, for his contribution to developing the IT industry in India and his economic outreach in France.........

meet india s own sherlock who once went undercover as a maid to crack a murder mystery

Meet India's Own Sherlock Who Once Went Undercover As a Maid to Crack a Murder Mystery

Rajani Pandit, the 50-year-old desi Sherlock Holmes claims to have busted more than 80,000 cases since she first donned the detective's hat. With her father working in the CID, Rajani had learned the art of a thorough investigation at a very young age. In fact, she was only 22 when she cracked her first case.........

ceo of kerala based start up gets un recognition award for empowering women entrepreneurs

CEO of Kerala-based start-up gets UN recognition award for empowering women entrepreneurs

The CEO of Kerala-based 4Tune Factory Chandra Vadhana has been awarded "Women in Business Award 2018" by the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) for empowering Women Entrepreneurs.........

exclusive meet the iitians behind india s most energy efficient fans

Exclusive: Meet The IITians Behind India's Most Energy Efficient Fans

The two IIT Bombay Graduates Meena Manoj and Sibabrata Das are behind the path-breaking India's most energy efficient fans-Gorilla. These fans consume just 28 watts at full speed. As a result of low-power consumption, these fans run three times longer on an inverter.........

mahindra marazzo gifted to fisherman jaisal kp a hero during the kerala floods

Mahindra Marazzo Gifted To Fisherman, Jaisal KP — A Hero During The Kerala Floods

Kerala Floods Hero Jaisal KP has been gifted a Mahindra Marazzo by Eram Motors, Calicut, for his kind efforts during the calamity. Jaisal belongs to the fishing community of Kerala and became famous when a video of him lying down to act as a step for women to climb on a rescue boat was shared on social media.........

this indian artist is drawing portraits of famous people with a typewriter

This Indian Artist is Drawing Portraits of Famous People with a Typewriter

The 72-year-old Chandrakant Bhide thumps the keys of the bulky, manual machine to draw portraits of famous people, all bearing an unmistakable resemblance to their subject.........

for 8 days ias officer toiled at kerala relief camp without revealing who he was

For 8 days IAS officer toiled at Kerala relief camp without revealing who he was

For eight days, Kannan Gopinathan a district collector in the union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli has worked at relief camps in flood-ravaged Kerala, spending two of those carrying large packages on his head while offloading relief material from trucks in the port city of Kochi.........

kerala girl trolled for selling fish donates rs 1 5 lakh to cm s relief fund

Kerala girl trolled for selling fish donates Rs 1.5 lakh to CM’s relief fund

A 21-year-old Kerala girl who was trolled for selling fish outside her college to meet her educational needs has contributed Rs 1.5 lakh to the Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund as the state struggles to cope with the flood fury.........

this coolie cracked the kerala civil service exam with just a phone earphones and free wi fi

This coolie cracked the Kerala Civil Service exam with just a phone, earphones and free Wi-Fi

Sreenath K is a high-school pass out porter hailing from Munnar, the nearest major railway station from which is Ernakulam, who cracked the KPSC exam. Unlike his colleagues, the bright coolie deftly balances luggage on his shoulders and listens to his digital coursework at the same time to prepare for the Civil Services-- his teachers speaking to him through the earphones. If he qualifies for KPSC after the interview, the porter is likely to be ........

7 year old hyderabad boy scales peak of mt kilimanjaro

7-year-old Hyderabad boy scales peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro

A seven-year-old boy from Hyderabad scaled the highest peak in Africa, Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Samanyu Pothuraju was accompanied by his mother Lavanya, coach Thammineni Bharath, a fellow mountaineer Shangabandi Srujana, and another woman, all hailed from Hyderabad. A local doctor from Tanzania also accompanied them.........

these kerala rehabilitation homes help people with mental illness integrate into society

These Kerala rehabilitation homes help people with mental illness integrate into society

Named 'Snehakkoodu’ (home of love), the rehabilitation homes have been set up by the state department of health’s Arogya Keralam project in association with The Banyan, a mental health NGO based in Chennai, and the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).........

farmer dad in debt navjot kaur repays with historic gold

Farmer dad in debt, Navjot Kaur repays with historic gold

For the past decade, Sukhchain Singh, a farmer from Bagaria village just outside the border town of Tarn Taran in Punjab, has been taking bank loans to support the training of his daughter, international wrestler Navjot Kaur. Over the years, he has run up a debt of Rs 13 lakh. On Friday, Navjot, 28, made her family’s burden lighter by becoming the first Indian woman to win gold in the senior Asian Championship.........

want to file rti head to this kanpur tea stall

Want to file RTI? Head to this Kanpur tea stall

Krishna Murari Yadav may not flex his muscles like Munna Bhai, but earned the title of K.M. Bhai from the residents of villages around Kanpur for addressing their grievances. Mr. Yadav, a contract employee with a public sector organisation, has made the RTI a powerful weapon to provide solutions to several issues faced by the people.........

15 year old garbage collecting cart inventor from up is going places

15-year-old garbage-collecting cart inventor from UP is going places

A morning school chore sparked an innovative idea for a 15-year-old grade12 student that is bound to make a massive difference, Mandal designed a waste lifting and dumping device that is manual and more efficient to clear the school premises. The Swachhta Cart is easy to handle and operate, and environmentally friendly. It also has a place to keep brooms, water bottle and other things sanitation workers require to get the job done.........

meet the young activists fighting to end virginity tests for brides among maharashtra s kanjarbhats

Meet the young activists fighting to end virginity tests for brides among Maharashtra’s Kanjarbhats

As part of Kanjarbhat caste tradition, every bride is subjected to a virginity test on her wedding night: if bloodstains are found on the white sheet of the wedding bed, the family celebrates her premarital chastity; if she does not bleed, she is declared “khota maal” or “spoiled goods” and subjected to various humiliations. The test is overseen by members of caste panchayats who receive hefty sums of money for it. A new generation of young, educated Kanjarbhats speaking out against the virginity test and taking on their powerfu........

this farmer went debt free by saying no to banks reaps rs 20 lakhs each year

This farmer went debt-free by saying no to banks, reaps Rs 20 lakhs each year

Whatever a farmer needs to run his household— be it oil, vegetables, pulses and cereals, wood, water— should be homegrown. After he has sustained his family, the remaining produce should be taken to the market. This way, a farmer will not get stuck between the demand and supply chain of the market........

thanks to padma shri the country will now know gadchiroli s doctor couple

Thanks to Padma Shri, the country will now know Gadchiroli’s doctor couple

The doctor couple Dr Abhay and Dr Rani Bang are known in the medical fraternity, both Indian and global too, for their ground-breaking research (one of it even prompted the WHO to change its drug manufacture strategy). In fact, the internationally renowned journal Lancet has honoured them as "the pioneers of health care in rural India".........

all women crew sailboat of indian navy docks at uk island

All-women crew sailboat of Indian Navy docks at UK island

An Indian Navy sailing team out to make history as the first-ever voyage by an all-women crew to circumnavigate the globe is now docked at Port Stanley, the capital of Falkland Islands a British Overseas Territory. The six crew of the Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini started their maiden voyage on September 10 from Goa and is expected to complete it in about eight months.........

kerala meet tribal poison healer lakshmikutty who won padma awards 2018

Kerala: Meet Tribal 'poison healer' Lakshmikutty who won Padma Awards 2018

Padmashree awardee Lakshmikutty is a 75-yr-old tribal woman from Kallar forest area in Thiruvananthapuram district. She has been practicing traditional medicine for the past 50 years and is known as 'poison healer'.........