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Free Funeral Service Society of Myanmar

After providing free funeral services to more than 120,000 of deceased in Burma, the founder of Free Funeral Service Society, Kyaw Thu, says he is no longer afraid to face his own mortality.

( Source: The Irrawady, Posted: Jul 29, 2015)
Every Stitch Has a Story

The Todas are proud of their embroidery tradition, which now finds a place in many lifestyle items.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Jul 29, 2015)
Magsaysay Award for Goonj and Anshu Gupta

Gupta has being recognised for his creative vision in transforming the culture of giving in India and in reminding the world that true giving always respects and preserves human dignity.

( Source: Business Standard, Posted: Jul 29, 2015)
Cleaning up Jaggery

The government of Karnataka has set up a Jaggery Technology Park that produces chemical-free, hygienically made jaggery from organically grown sugarcane.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jul 29, 2015)
Herbal Exhibition at Kancheepuram on 16th July

Nature has gifted us abundant herbs that have the ability to keep us naturally healthy and to cure a wide range of illnesses and ailments.

( Source: PRLOG, Posted: Jul 22, 2015)
A Safe Haven for Youth in a Lahore Ghetto

Youth and women of all ages are encouraged to come and join in Awami Baithak which provides a safe space in a ghetto filled with drug addiction.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Jul 22, 2015)
Stricter Rules for Livestock Transportiin India

The amended rules specify the size of partitions for different categories of livestock and poultry inside transport vehicles.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jul 22, 2015)
The Marionette Makers

Bommalattam, a traditional puppet show of Tamil Nadu, India, is fast becoming a thing of the past.Can it be saved?

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Jul 22, 2015)
Undeserving Victims of the Plastic Bag Menace

Isn't it ironic that the worst affected are those who have never considered buying a plastic bag?

( Source: theAlternative, Posted: Jul 17, 2015)
16 Differently Abled Who Inspire Us

From performing in international arenas to bagging gold medals in sports events, there is nothing these champions cannot do.

( Source: TheBetterIndia, Posted: Jul 14, 2015)
Nepali Orthodox Tea gets Collective Mark

Nepali orthodox tea has been given the collective trademark Nepal Tea which traders said would make it easier to market the product abroad.

( Source: eKantipur.com, Posted: Jul 14, 2015)
Return of Jack

Monsoon vegetable jackfruit has caught the fancy of entrepreneurs in India, one of its biggest producers. They are keen to return it to its position as a staple in several parts of the country.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jul 14, 2015)
Young RTI Warriors from Himalayan Heights

The Mountain Children Forum has been helping school children file RTI applications on education, health and infrastructure.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jul 14, 2015)
World Food Prize for Hasan Abed

Fazle Hasan Abed of Bangladesh has been chosen the winner of The World Food Prize 2015 for his unparalleled work on reducing poverty in many countries.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jul 8, 2015)
A Synergy between Medicine and Spirituality

Dr. Dam came face-to-face with the aged who were beyond curative treatment and needed palliative care to make the last phase in their lives bearable and dignified, be it at home or in a hospice,

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jul 8, 2015)
Securing Tribal Rights by Understanding

A letter from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs urges states to recognise the habitat rights of vulnerable tribal groups under the FRA.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jul 7, 2015)
Siblings on a Mission Against Oral Cancer

Dr Preeti Adil Chandrakar and her engineer brother Praveen Adil go out in rural Chattisgarh, they meet unusual patients.

( Source: Yourstory, Posted: Jul 4, 2015)
India to Modernise Pre-school Infrastructure

The Indian government has joined hands with the private partners for modernizing the Anganwadi infrastructure in rural areas.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
Connect Empower Withdraw

TVS, a popular corporate entity in South India, is empowering rural people by helping them access benefits already available to them and sorting out the problems of last-mile connectivity.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
Golden Harvest of Dates

In the business of producing date palm fruits, the city of Khairpur near Sindh holds a very significant place.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Jul 1, 2015)
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