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Baksa to be the first Smart Village of Northeast India

Mushalpur, Jan 25: A nondescript insurgency afflicted village in the foothills of Bhutan in Baksa district has emerged as the first 'Smart Village' of the Northeast. Life at Barsimlaguri, about 18 kilometer north of Nalbari town, has changed a lot ever since the implementation of a corporate social responsibility (wp) initiative that set to naught...

Illuminating Lives

Philip Earis, a Physicist from UK is the man behind Project-light. His  mission is to help the marginalized section get access to basic light through solar electricity. Philip’s job involves networking and working with new scientific researchers. This has helped him connect with scientists all over the world especially in alternative energy. India was...

Skill training center set up for children

Avashya Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Allcargo Logistics set up a skill development center to train under-served citizens especially the children of farmers who have committed suicide due to drought in the region. The foundation recently also launched an environment conservation program ‘Maitree, as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (wp) activity. The skill development...

Cairn’s New Year Gift Of Light For Barmer Village

UNTIL recently, Malaram, 80, had to walk up to a nearby store and spend Rs. 20 to charge his mobile phone. His village- Meghwalon ki Dhani, is situated at the border of Barmer district, in middle of the Thar Desert, Rajasthan. The village with a population of around 600 people, had no access to...

Green Housing For All By 2022?

“Small is beautiful” is the often heard phrase. But not when it comes to building houses. Bigger the better, if you can afford it. And herein lies the problem. Bigger houses have larger carbon foot print and need more energy for cooling and heating and consume large amount of material for construction and efforts...

Saving the Tigers & the Poachers !

We all know about Ranthambhore National Park located in the city of Sawai Madhopur in the beautiful Indian state of Rajasthan. The national Park was established in the year 1980 and is now actually famous all over the world for its association with the endangered predators- The Indian Tigers. The park is spread over an...

Adding Mileage to Waste Tyres

Used tyre is the fastest growing waste product on our planet. It may seem incongruous to think that we could find any worthwhile uses of this discarded rubber, much less as a source of livelihood. This waste material can be seen scattered in ever increasing heaps in all urban and also rural areas all...

Cruelty Free Beauty

Coming five months after India announced a national ban on animal testing for cosmetics, the ban on import of all cosmetic products which have been tested on animals comes as a breakthrough victory for pro-life groups fighting all over the world, through Beauty Without Cruelty and other campaigns to prevent cosmetic giants to stop...
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If Music be the Food of Renewable Energy

Sudha Kheterpal is a British-Indian musician who has played with Spice Girls, Kylie Minogue, Melanie Williams, Mark Morrison, Ian Brown, Talvin Singh & Dido to name a few and is best known as the percussionist in Faithless. The talented artist has found a way improve the lives of people living in remote locations in Kenya,...

Govt Flags Off Train Exhibition On Biodiversity

THE Science Express Biodiversity Special - a train exhibition showcasing the exceptional biodiversity of India - was flagged off by ministers of Science and Technology, Environment and Forests and Railways, from New Delhi’s Safdarjung Railway Station. The train will cover 57 locations across the country over the next six and a half months.  It is a flagship venture...

PM Ki Paathshala: Sustainability Begins At Home

We talk about global warming and depleting water levels, but how many of us can pride ourselves on being ‘sustainable practitioners’? Narendra Modi's Teacher's Day message asks us to reconsider our lifestyles in the context of an increasing population.

The Sun is Shining on India

With the Indian Government announcing elaborate plans to tap the Solar potential right up to border areas and The Ministry of New & Renewable Energy announcing subsidies on the installation cost of solar photovoltaic power plants, Solar Power has all the makings of a ‘bright’ business opportunity or a wp program with 'glowing' prospects.
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