6 Secret Life Lessons to Learn from Lord Ganesha
Ganesh Chaturthi is a festival of love, joy, and happiness. Ganesha is known as “Vighnaharta,” the destroyer of obstacles. He embodies many life lessons. From his tiny mouth to his big ears and the objects in his six hands, everything can be decoded to teach us how to overcome obstacles in life. Ganesha is the ideal teacher from whom we can learn how to lead a happy and prosperous life. The Symbolism of Ganesha’s Small Mouth and Big Ears Ganesh has a small mouth to teach us the need to speak less and only when it is important. Ganesh teaches […]
IIT-DELHI ALUMNI CONVERT AGRO WASTE INTO PULP
Delhi‘s air quality has been deteriorating since October. And has reached the ‘very poor’ level for the first time, this season, according to a report in the National Herald. One of the biggest contributors to pollution levels is stubble burning, a post-harvest custom in Punjab and Haryana villages. A team from IIT- Delhi has invented a machine for agro waste management. ENDING A CUSTOM: Agro Waste Management IIT-Delhi alumnus, Ankur Kumar, told The Better India, the main cause for burning crop stubble, especially paddy straw, is because it does not have a market. It has no use unlike other agro-residue […]
Indian Women Poets Who Brought About A Revolution
Just as poetry is said to be boundless, even these women’s talent knows no limits. Let’s cherish and celebrate few of the most prominent female Indian poets and their contribution to Indian Literature.
A respectful homage to the heroes of our nation
The day of love turned into the day of mourning for the entire nation after the news of Pulwama terror attack broke. The terrorist attack in the Pulwama District of Jammu and Kashmir on February 14, 2019, has taken every single person in the nation by storm. When the terror struck Reportedly, a suicide bomber rammed an SUV loaded with 300kgs of explosive materials, into the bus carrying CRPF soldiers. The crash led to a massive explosion. This bus was one of the vehicles from the convoy carrying 78 vehicles with 2500 personnel in all. The convoy was on their way […]
Why is Self-Love the best kind of love?
Sonya Friedman said, and I quote, “The way you treat yourself sets the standard for others.” And, it took me a great deal to realize that the true love I had been searching for was nowhere else but within me. From stumbling upon bad relationships to being belittled for my incapabilities, I’ve come a long way only to realize my self-worth. People’s measurement of giving respect to me was dependent on the amount of respect I gave to myself. And, the moment I kept myself before anyone or anything, I found out why is it important to love yourself. For […]
5 Tips To Maintain Love Within Family
Home is where the family is. And, it won’t be wrong to call family a group of friends you have around you, to share all your fun, happiness, sorrows, pain and problems with. And like any other group of friends, even the people in your family are going to have different opinions about different things. No two or more people are completely like-minded, ever, it is said. And where there is a clash of opinions, fights happen, and we tend to start getting disconnected from each other. Therefore making us overlook what makes a good family relationship. Sometimes, it may […]
5 Ways Of Reconnecting With The Real World
Ever since we’ve got a mobile phone for ourselves, we drifted far apart from the simple real-world things that once gave us happiness. Let’s re-live the good old days and look at the world with our own eyes, and not with our mobile screens.
MUMBAI KIDS HELP DISABLED VIDARBHA VILLAGERS
Children’s minds can be moulded according to their environment, making it important to instill good values from a young age. In accordance with this, Bombay Scottish School, Mahim is playing a proactive role in providing the right guidance to its students. A ‘MOVING’ CAUSE Children from Bombay Scottish School decided to raise funds to provide artificial limbs for special needs villagers in Vidarbha. 156 students from Class 9 to 12 collaborated with ‘Freedom Trust’, a Chennai based NGO dedicated to uplifting the economically backward, disabled of India. The children used crowd-sourcing to raise Rs 43 lakhs. They used the crowdfunding […]
A Karnataka Villager Builds a Bridge to Help Children Go to School
It takes a deed not a degree to make the world a better place, which is what 32-year-old Balakrishna, from Karnataka, did to bring positive change. Balakrishna took the initiative to build a bridge because of the lack of one, made it difficult for his village children to get to school. Instead of waiting for the authorities to act, he used his savings to build the bridge. What triggered the bridge? Polipu village in Shishila, Belthangady is hard hit every rainy season. However, the difficulties worsened when the bridge across the Kapila river gave in this year. It was a […]
89-year-old Kerala Farmer Provides Books for Tribal Kids
CK Narayana Panicker academic struggles did not deter him from contributing to the printing cost of textbooks for tribal kids in Idukki district While food and shelter are primary needs, education is just as important and should not be ignored. Despite this, in a fast-paced technology-driven world, this basic need is still a distant dream for some kids. This is why, the action of some generous people, stands out as a beacon of hope. Financial crunch As a child, 89-year-old C K Panicker was forced to quit studying because he couldn’t afford to buy textbooks. He did not allow history […]
87-year-old Chennai woman inspires budding athletes
Imagine your grandparent or great-grandparent running laps, throwing shot puts and heavy discus! 87-year-old Daisy Victor has made the unthinkable possible by pursuing athletics despite being over 80. Her national and international sports career spans 70 years winning her over 414 medals, of which 345 are gold. Encouraging young Daisy Born in the town of Nazareth near Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli, Daisy grew up in Bellary where her father worked as a postmaster. He was the first person to encourage her interest in sports at the age of 8. Her second supporter was her husband, Victor Sundararajan. Before her marriage, she […]
Fighting Poison: A Tribe Revolutionizes Snake Bite Treatment
The Irula Snake-cooperative has brought about a revolution in the treatment of snake-bites in India by producing enough anti-venom, thereby acting as a reliable supplier to the hospitals across the country. The Irula tribe, one of India’s oldest communities, living along the borders of Tamil Nadu and Kerala are experts in traditional herbal medicine and healing practices, and Irula ‘vaidyars’ (practitioners of medicine) comprise mostly women, and they practice healing procedures which use over 320 medicinal herbs. Besides being well-versed in medicine, their skill at capturing venomous snakes is outstanding. Why the need of an antivenom? Reports say, during the […]