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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)
 
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)
 
Indian National Bravery Awards 2015

From jumping into deep waters to jumping into deadly fires, from throwing mangoes at a leopard to offering themselves as hostage, stories of 24 bravehearts will give you goosebumps and inspire you to the core.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Jan 28, 2015)
 
Nurturing a Society of Tree-lovers

n last nine years, Karpagam and her students have planted about 12,000 saplings in and around Coimbatore.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jan 21, 2015)
 
Ten Years of Tsunamika

Meet Tsunamika, the daughter of the tsunami, who turns 10 today and has been enabling 100 tsunami affected women in Tamil Nadu to get back on their feet.

( Source: TheWeekendLeader, Posted: Jan 14, 2015)
 
We need supportive schools and workplaces for an inclusive India

Ashwin Karthik is first Indian, BE graduate with Cerebral Palsy (Quadriplegic), and his story is inspiration to many..

( Source: theAlternative, Posted: Jan 7, 2015)
 
Making Menstruation Hygienic And Profitable

From using ashes to dirty clothes, women in rural India put their health at immense risk during menstruation. Swati Bedeker not only spread awareness about using sanitary pads but also enabled rural women to make a living out of it.

( Source: TheBetterindia, Posted: Jan 7, 2015)
 
Visually Impaired and a Bright Career

Ankit Jindal lost his eyesight when he was in his teens. But he did not let his disability come in his way and today he is Marketing Manager at an IT giant.

( Source: TheBetterIndia, Posted: Dec 28, 2014)
 
Floored By Enterprising Grannies

Thanks to a mat weaving initiative at Vishranthi, an old age home in Chennai, resident ladies in their twilight years have become social entrepreneurs.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 24, 2014)
 
Justice Krishna Iyer: The Voice of the Poor

The legendary jurist V.R. Krishna Iyer, took up the cause of the poor and the underprivileged in his capacities as a Minister in Kerala, a Supreme Court judge, and post-retirement, a human rights activist.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Dec 17, 2014)
 
Creating Ice Stupas To Solve Water Problems Of People In Ladakh

When Sonam Wangchuk saw people struggling to meet their basic water requirements in Ladakh, he came up with a solution of creating vertical ice stupas to store water for a longer time.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 8, 2014)
 
The Blind Rescuer of Snakes

Sanjeev Gohil started losing his vision 12 years ago. But this did not stop him from climbing rocks or rescuing snakes and even leopards.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: Dec 1, 2014)
 
The Last Trustee of Indigo

Yellappa was the last of a family of great indigo dyers in Andhra Pradesh who kept the dying art alive and passed it on.

( Source: The Hindu, Posted: Nov 25, 2014)
 
Sun Powers Bihar Village to New Life

Dharnai village in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, is now lit-up by solar-powered micro-grid.

( Source: greenpeaceindia, Posted: Nov 19, 2014)
 
More Airlines Ban Shark Fins as Cargo

By instituting this ban against the carriage of shark fins, Jet Airways has joined the growing league of environmentally conscious airlines, said Humane Society International-India.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: Nov 11, 2014)
 
Saving Saviours

On the morning of September 6, 2014, when Kashmir woke up to the biggest flood of the century, Dr Teing found herself stuck with hundreds of patients and their attendants at Lal Ded.

( Source: The Weekend Leader, Posted: Nov 5, 2014)
 
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