Inspirational / Music / Your story
You must be wondering what’s the connection between cleaning streets and playing music. Well, Bengaluru-based Indian fusion band Swarathma has brought “the two” together in a really interesting way. The band is associated with ‘Let’s Be The Change’ NGO that tries to work hand-in-hand with the BBMP and local residents.
Inspirational / Offbeat
While researchers in various fields are focusing on alternative ways to harness energy in an environmentally-friendly manner, Harshul Rattan Vikramaditya Negi, a 15-year-old boy from Himachal Pradesh, has built electricity-generating shoes to charge devices. A specially designed device resides in the footwear to harnesses the kinetic energy as people walk.
For those who are not aware, let’s enlighten you that India’s first polling station for the first general elections ever was set up at Kalpa in Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. With that, Kinnaurese (also known as Kinnauras) became the very first Indian community that exercised the right to franchise in the country.
Art / Inspirational / Painting
Most of us have been to an art museum or gallery, where we need to be quiet, respectful and above all, “Don’t touch the art!” But what if you’re visually impaired? Sure, someone can describe it to you, but it’s not the same experience as seeing it with your eyes. With an aim to change this scenario, 27-year-old Indian architect, Siddhant Shah, is making make...
All over the world, people have started ditching their expensive, high-tech cars and other modes of commuting to get back to the centuries-old method of transportation i.e., cycling. If you cycle too, how many kilometers have you covered on your bicycle so far? Well, we’re not sure about you. But Mandi-based Ayurveda graduate, Uday Shankar, has travelled from his hometown (in Himachal Pradesh) to Madurai...
DIY / Inspirational
Bengaluru-based Sadhan Radhakrishnan, an employee of an e-commerce company, is an avid gardener. When he moved to the Garden City five years ago, he started missing the greenery around his new home – as his house in Mumbai has four balconies, each with their own mini garden. Bring the same green feel to his house in Bengaluru, he started vertical gardening using plastic bottles, coconut...
The 58-year-old retired Major General Somnath Jha, who spent 37 years in service, has cycled across 29 states to pay tribute to the soldiers who gave their lives for the nation since Independence. He spent seven months cycling throughout the country to complete his task of paying homage to 21,000 fallen soldiers.
Surrounding majestic cedar forests on the edge of the Himalayas, Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh attracts many tourists from across the globe. The clean and garbage-free mountainous ranges are absolutely breathtaking and considered one of India’s cleanest tourist destinations. But you’ll be surprised that some of the major tourist spots here were heaped with garbage a few years ago, until the Waste Warriors (the NGO with...
Art / Inspirational
For those who are unaware, vitiligo is a rare condition that causes blotchy skin due to loss of pigmentation. At the age of 12, Ashley Soto from Orlando, Florida was diagnosed with vitiligo and within a year it started spreading. Since then, she has endured endless bullying for how she looked.
Artists / Inspirational / Painting
It’s heart-wrenching to see people begging in front of you, asking for food or money. Sadly, begging is one of the serious social issues in our country. Many poor handicap people opt to beg because of their inability to work and earn their livelihood. Even 27-year-old Anjana Malli from Rishikesh, Uttarakhand used to live the same life – as she was born with no hands,...