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  • [Video Feature] The myth about urban Indian slums

    Did you know that India is home to nearly 35 thousand urban slums? These slums house nearly 10 million Indians: this is a population that lacks sanitation, clean drinking water and electricity. If you didn’t know this, you aren’t alone. Most Banks, NGOs and businesses too don’t know this or refuse...

    Monday, 4 August 2014 - 6:39pm
  • [Video Feature] A couple is changing the face of textile industry with eco-friendly dyes

    Did you now that dying a simple t-shirt pollutes about 2000 litres of water? This is fresh water that cannot be reused and is typically dumped into fresh water sources such as rivers, causing widespread contamination. At India’s textile hub Ahmedabad, which is also known as the Manchester of the...

    Friday, 1 August 2014 - 4:36pm
  • [Video feature] Enabling India's Disabled

    “Disability isn’t the problem, the lack of solutions that work for the disabled is”, says Shanti Raghavan.

    Saturday, 24 May 2014 - 1:24pm
  • [Video feature] Anu Vaidyanathan: Woman, Athlete, Indian

    So what’s it like to be India’s first Ironman, if you’re a woman? Find out in this video on India’s first Ironman and accomplished triathlete, Anu Vaidyanathan.

    Monday, 12 May 2014 - 4:01pm
  • [Video feature] India's diseases and diet

    Known as the world’s ‘diabetes capital’, India is home to about 371 million people who suffer from diabetes. Changing this for India is Nandita Shah. Her aim is ridding India of its infamous title by changing mind-sets about food and healing people through food. Lakshmi Rebecca catches up with this...

    Tuesday, 29 April 2014 - 12:31pm
  • [Video feature] Nandita Das on Inclusive India

    So what does the gorgeous Nandita Das have to do with Inclusion? From Deepa Mehta’s critically acclaimed ‘Fire’, to an award winning directorial debut ‘Firaaq’ and the numerous social campaigns that she supports, Nandita Das has had an extraordinary and a multifaceted career that has repeatedly...

    Saturday, 29 March 2014 - 5:56pm
  • [Video feature] A Box for Educating India

    With 1 teacher to a classroom of 200 students per subject, several rural schools India are facing a serious deficit of qualified educators. With a countrywide average of 1 teacher to every 40 students, India suffers from a lower quality of education delivered as compared to its BRIC counterparts....

    Friday, 14 March 2014 - 4:11pm
  • Good Water for India [Video feature]

    Nearly 600 million Indians do not have access to safe drinking water. And nearly 1600 people die each day due to water impurities. This is exactly what Spring Health is attempting to address. At just 30 paisa per litre of drinking water, Spring Health is boosting the health of people in 100...

    Saturday, 1 March 2014 - 4:34pm
  • A Transgender for Change [Video feature]

    Born as Jagdish in a middle-class family, Akkai Padmashali always knew she was a woman inside. Akkai is a male-to-female transgender who was once a discriminated sex-worker.

    Sunday, 2 February 2014 - 5:26pm
  • Mentoring India's Youth

    India’s future is it’s youth, yet millions of Indian youth are underprivileged and lack access to career guidance, resource information and opportunities. Arundhuti Gupta’s MentorTogether aims to change this. Her’s is a non-profit that screens, trains and connects able professionals with aspiring...

    Sunday, 19 January 2014 - 2:18pm