Project Pavitra – A small time business woman helps women through awareness about menstruation

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In India, menstrual cycles are still mentioned in a hush-hush tone. The taboo restricts urban women to discuss menstrual cycles openly. In a lot of places, women are considered impure during this period. They are restricted from entering the kitchen, cooking, touching pickle, touching or getting close to Holy books or Puja room or even… Read more »

Lighting homes, lighting lives

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Chatargaon, a tribal village amidst the Darbhanga forest of Assam had barely seen light for years. The faint sunlight through thick tall groves was the only source of comfort till the project “Light a home” by the Art of Living enlivened the utterly simple lives of the villagers. With 60 households and a population of… Read more »

Rebuilding the lives through Prison Smart Program

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Both crime and criminal are treated as unpardonable in any society. Solitary confinement of criminals was thought to be an effective way to help offenders become penitent resulting in transformation. Hence, prison system emerged as the formal way of punishment and is being followed in India since Eighteenth Century. To bring about a real transformation… Read more »

Do you know that India had over 1,10,000 varieties of rice in the olden days?

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Have you thought beyond these common varieties of rice – Jeera, SonaMasuri, Basmathi, Steamed and Raw etc. Meet Mr. Mahesh Anand from Chidambaram, an ex-techie, converted into a farmer since 2.5 years. His passion to find and revive the traditional paddy varieties! He works with traditional paddy varieties – Kitchili Samba, Konakkuruvai, Katarniyam and AruvadhanKodai…. Read more »

In Conversation with Ronnie Newman

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World over, India has come to become synonymous to Yoga and Meditation. An Indian child hears these words even before he begins his formal schooling. They have now become a part of our sanskara. Our parents, elders and ancestors have vouched for the discipline of mind for our wellbeing but we have now come to… Read more »

Pavitra Project

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  Project Pavitra- Taking Menstrual Education to Rural India   In India, 200 million girls lack awareness of menstrual hygiene and associated healthcare practices. 66% of the Indian girls do not know anything about menstruation before they experience it. Since adolescence is a crucial time for tremendous growth, it is imperative to empower adolescent girls… Read more »

Bringing Light to Education

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Solar electrification for 113 schools in Uttar Pradesh   Rekindling Hope   According to the Annual Status of Education Report 2016, analysis based on data from government schools in 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the below were the results: Despite the obvious connection between electricity and educational achievement, however, as one expert laments, in the… Read more »