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How 2 girls, a boat ride and social media transformed the filthy ghats of Varanasi.

Temsutula Imsong and Darshika Shah took matters into their own hands and cleaned some of the filthiest ghats in Varanasi on their own, with help from social media. Here's how they even caught the attention of the PM.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 19, 2015)
How Technology developed for Outer Space is saving lives in Nepal

A unique suitcase-sized device that can detect human heartbeats and breathing patterns of survivors buried even 30 feet below crushed rock, is set to revolutionize search and rescue operations around the world.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 13, 2015)
11-year-old Becomes World's First Visually Impaired News Anchor

This visually impaired 5th grader fulfilled his long cherished dream of becoming a tv news anchor and became first in the world to do so. Here is all you need to know about the young genius.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 6, 2015)
Mental Health for All

As a co-founder of the NGO Sangath Dr. Vikram Patel helps spread the simple yet profound idea of mental health for all. And the hope that mental illness and trauma make us neither weak nor unworthy of love and respect.

( Source: Time, Posted: Apr 29, 2015)
Where Kids are Free to Dream

With Kiran School, Sabina has created an oasis of sanity in a Karachi neighbourhood where others have packed up and left due to gang violence.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Apr 22, 2015)
Caring for the Alcohol Addicted

About 35 years ago, in an era when India did not even talk about alcoholism and when alcoholics were treated by psychiatrists, Shanthi Ranganathan, a non-medical person, began her journey to build a place that looked after and turned around alcoholics and drug addicts.

( Source: Frontline, Posted: Apr 15, 2015)
Cconnecting Inaccessible Villages

With assistance from an NGO that supplied the bricks and materials, women of a remote hamlet in West Bengal have built a road through their village.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Apr 7, 2015)
Attending School Against All Odds

Tribal children in Udaipur, Rajasthan are inspired to go to school against all odds.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Apr 1, 2015)
Turning Dust Bowls into Lush Villages

For teaching thousands of villagers in arid regiond of India how to build earthen dams to catch the monsoon rains and revitalize their land, Rajendra Singh was honored Friday with the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize.

( Source: goodnewsnetwork, Posted: Mar 24, 2015)
Building An, Equitable Water Management System

Here is how people of Khonoma village in Nagaland came together to make sure that their fields always remain green.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Mar 17, 2015)
First Afghan Woman Taxi Driver Steers Change

Sara Bahai got her driver's license in 2002 and is also a mechanic. She earned a university degree in education and now teaches other women to drive so they can be more independent.

( Source: dawn.com, Posted: Mar 11, 2015)
Samarthanam Reaches Out to Visually Disabled

Samarthanam is the most far-reaching organization for the visually-impaired in Karnataka.

( Source: GiveIndia, Posted: Mar 3, 2015)
School Under the Bridge

When Rajesh Kumar Sharma went to see how Metro Rail work was progressing near the Yamuna station, he realized that poor children had no school to attend. So he set up a school Under the Bridge.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Feb 24, 2015)
Do not Rubbish the Garbage

Daily Dump provides a home composter for about Rs 600. It is designed for a single family and is supported by a service backup and customer support.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Feb 23, 2015)
Small Interventions, Big Change - A Biogas Story

In Sidmakudar village, Jharkhand, India, every house has a biogas dome. The homes and streets are lit by solar energy. And village development committees make all the decisions.

( Source: InfochangeIndia, Posted: Feb 22, 2015)
A million learn to read in the 'world's fastest literacy programme'

A trained mental health counsellor, Mr Lyons has developed what he claims is the fastest literacy programme in the world. His Tara Akshar system teaches women to read and write Hindi in less than 30 days with an alleged 90 per cent success rate.

( Source: taraakshar, Posted: Feb 17, 2015)
Innovations from Fab Lab

The first Fab Lab in India, was Fab Lab Pabal in Vigyan Ashram, 70 kms from Pune.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Feb 17, 2015)
Women Who Saved Their School

When severe floods hit Uttarakhand in June 2013, these brave women faced several injuries but made sure that the future of their children was secured.

( Source: The Better India, Posted: Feb 11, 2015)
The Tuber Trail

For many tribal communities, tubers and roots are an important source of nutrition. But their status is rather low.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Feb 4, 2015)
Elephant Man Awarded 2006 Cosmos Prize

Dr Raman Sukumar from Indian Institute of Science, has been recognised for his contributions in the fields of ecology and conservation biology in the Western Ghats.

( Source: InfoChange, Posted: Feb 2, 2015)
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