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Raising a Hue and Cry About Stink

People in the Vilappilsala village protest against waste treatment plant in the area. The agitation would go on to change the power dynamic between cities and villages in Kerala.

( Source: Caravan Magazine, Posted: Jun 13, 2017)
Speedy Disposal of Court Cases

High Courts and subordinate courts have been directed by the Indian Supreme Court to expedite the disposing of criminal cases, yet cases languish for years in these courts.

( Source: IndiaTogether, Posted: Jun 13, 2017)
Winning the Water Cup

Satyamev Jayate Water Cup, offers cash awards for villages in Maharashtra that drought-proof their settlements.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jun 13, 2017)
On a Mission to Serve the Needy

In times when we see people struggling for a better paycheck, there are people like Gautham Kumar who quit his high-paying job to serve the poor and homeless. He started the NGO, Serve Needy, to make lives of the poor and needy better.

( Source: Deccan Chronicle, Posted: Jun 13, 2017)
Denied Forest Rights, Himachal Villagers Create Awareness

About 2,614 individual and 54 community claims made under the FRA in 2009-10 were rejected by the District Forest Officer in 2015.

( Source: DownToEarth, Posted: Jun 6, 2017)
Colombo Faces Water Crisis

At the moment Colombo has 140,000 service connections, which supply water to a resident population of 600,000 to a million.

( Source: DailyMirror, Posted: Jun 6, 2017)
The Small Sewage Solution

Localised sewage treatment systems for as little as Rs 1 crore and catering to just a few score households are now a reality, making it possible for rapidly expanding urban areas in India to become cleaner and less prone to diseases caused by faecal contamination.

( Source: CivilSocietyOnline, Posted: Jun 6, 2017)
Transgenders Find Shelter in Chennai After 5 Years

Even government shelters reject transgenders. Hence, struggle of transgenders for a separate shelter has been a long-standing one.

( Source: YourStory.com, Posted: Jun 6, 2017)
People with Parkinson's disease can benefit from exercise

Parkinson's disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder, which means that the symptoms continue to worsen over time.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 31, 2017)
Minister launches online directory for body donation

The Indian health minister also launched organ & whole body donation awareness campaign 2016 – 2017.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 31, 2017)
Saving sea cows helps ensure human food security

Seagrass meadows support fisheries across the Indo-Pacific, and are increasingly recognized for their ability to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

( Source: OneWorld, Posted: May 31, 2017)
Teachers Are Learners in Equal Measure at This Unique Learning Community

A young woman has been trying to educate migrant children who do not have access to public education, and shares her experiences and lessons from this unique classroom environment.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 31, 2017)
This Architect Is Helping Rural Kids Study Better, With a Piece of Furniture

Nishan has manufactured a multi-utility furniture called Surface and has distributed it to schools in the tribal villages of Odisha. The response has been amazing, as the kids treat it like their priced possession.

( Source: BetterIndia, Posted: May 31, 2017)
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)
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