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Film Festival Turns Lens on Social Issues

The festival witnessed two World Premieres, five Asian Premieres and six Indian Premieres.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 24, 2017)
The Sickle that Rusted

On the death anniversary of Hyder Bux Jatoi, the face of the erstwhile peasant movement in Sindh. Eos looks back at the rise and fall of the Sindh Hari Committee he headed till 1970 and the reasons why the movement for peasant rights floundered.

( Source: Dawn, Posted: May 24, 2017)
Dry in the Delta of TamilNadu

Tamil Nadu with an average rainfall of 1000mm a year received only 168mm in 2016.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: May 24, 2017)
Indian Environment Ministry to Whitelist Illicit Projects

A new notification from the ministry lays out a process by which illegal units can be granted clearance and brought into compliance within the next six months.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: May 24, 2017)
Tolerance Begins at School

A diverse group of children create a deeply interconnected human and natural world at the Marudam Farm School in Tiruvannamalai.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: May 17, 2017)
Turning to Photography to Save Wildlife

Mirza Naim Beg an ex-banker, organises increasingly popular wildlife viewing tours across Pakistan. He also maintains a popular Facebook page caled Birds of Sindh.

( Source: Dawn, Posted: May 17, 2017)
Veera: The Eco Warrior of Kodaikanal

Veera is also a part of the Tamil Nadu Alliance Against Mercury, an umbrella organisation that has been fighting against illegal dumpsite of mercury-contaminated wastes in Moonjikal, a crowded part of Kodaikanal town.

( Source: TheWweekendLeader, Posted: May 17, 2017)
Mission Clean Kozhikode

The waste warriors of Green Worms collect 120 metric tonnes of garbage every month.

( Source: The News Minute, Posted: May 17, 2017)
Cowdung Goes Online

PEI Organic Foods of Kota, Rajasthan have taken their dairy farming family business to the next level by selling cowdung cakes online.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: May 10, 2017)
India on the Cusp of Energy Change

An interview wth the new TERI director Ajay Mathur.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: May 10, 2017)
Mumbai Techie Shelters Birds and Butterflies

Arundhati founded Arenya and has promoted over hundreds of bird shelters in and around Mumbai and has reared approximately 350 butterflies over the span of four years in her apartment balcony.

( Source: TheBeterIndia, Posted: May 10, 2017)
There will be a Seed for Everyone

April is the month of the seed festival for the Kondhs, when they assure earth they are taking good care of her prod

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: May 10, 2017)
Book Review: Living with Tigers

Over 40 years Valmik Thapar got to know 200 tigers of Ranthambore National Park in India.

( Source: Civilsocietyonline, Posted: May 3, 2017)
Essential nutrients missing from 9 in 10 children's diets

In a Bangalore based study, it was found that up to 9 in 10 children's diets could be deficient in essential nutrients.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 3, 2017)
Students in Maharashtra & Gujarat Are Mastering Robotics, Thanks to This Former Air Force Officer

Passionate about teaching, Manoj Jamsandekar is on a mission to make robotics an accessible and affordable tool for forward-thinking education.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 3, 2017)
Businesses urged for breakthrough innovation on SDGs

UN Global Compact calls on business to shift from incremental change to breakthrough innovation on the SDGs.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 3, 2017)
Google Grants for Four Indian Organizatons

Google.org on Thursday announced grants of US$8.4 million to four Indian NGOs including Learning Equality, Million Sparks Foundation, Pratham Books StoryWeaver, and Pratham Education Foundation over the next two years.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Apr 25, 2017)
Sabeen Mahmud: Dying for Peace

Peace activist and founder of T2F Sabeen Mahmud, who died from gunshot wounds on Friday, was a woman of many talents that mostly revolved around creating digital platforms for arts and culture.

( Source: dawn, Posted: Apr 25, 2017)
Stories od Courage Honored by WISCPMP

Women in Security, Conflict Management and Peace (WISCOMP). Founded in 1999, WISCOMP is an initiative of the Foundation for Universal Responsibility of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

( Source: Civilsocietyonline, Posted: Apr 25, 2017)
School for Tribal Kids Ensures Zero Dropouts

Consisting of classes 1 to 4, the school currently has 75 students, out of which 45 children belong to the tribal community.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Apr 25, 2017)
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