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Kavita Devi Is Making History as the First Indian Woman Wrestler in WWE

Jun 23, 2017 03:31 pm | Jovita Aranha



Kavita Devi, India's former powerlifter and South Asian Games gold medallist, will make history as the first Indian woman wrestler to appear in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She has been selected to compete in the Mae Young Classic, which is the first ever WWE tournament for women. Devi hails from Haryana and underwent rigorous training […]

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A Nano Satellite on Today's ISRO Cartosat-2 Is Developed Entirely by Students of a TN University!

Jun 23, 2017 12:45 pm | Lekshmi Priya S



Of all the 30 co-passenger satellites that were launched by the rocket PSLV-C38 today, there was an Indian Nano Satellite too that took the trip! What makes it so special is its indigenous make. Developed by students of Noorul Islam Centre for Higher Education under Noorul Islam University  in Kanyakumari district, NIU Sat is part […]

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Why IAS Shalini and Rajneesh Deserve a Film Based on Their Incredible Work

Jun 23, 2017 12:02 pm | Jovita Aranha



Shalini IAS, a Kannada film based on the real-life IAS couple— IAS Shalini Rajneesh and IAS Rajneesh Goel, is in-the-making under national award-winning director Nikhil Manju. The filmmaker was inspired to get onto this project after reading the Kannada book 'IAS Dampathiya Kanasugalu' (Dreams of an IAS couple) which documents the couple's real-life story. Both […]

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This 20-Year-Old Mumbai Girl Is All Set to Represent India at the Sport Climbing World Cup!

Jun 23, 2017 11:53 am | Lekshmi Priya S



Did you know that there was a World Cup for sport climbing? And a young woman from Mumbai will be one among the team representing India at the international competition held at Navi Mumbai! In case you are wondering what sport climbing is all about, it is a form of rock climbing usually held indoors […]

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TBI Blogs: This Former Banker Gave up His Job Overseas to Become an Educator in India

Jun 22, 2017 07:44 pm | KIC UnivAssist



Giving up a cushy and coveted job in London to come back to India and work for education and student development is never an easy decision. But Arjun Puri did just that, and inspired many others along the way.

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The Congress Pick Is In! Will Meira Kumar Become the 2nd Woman President of India?

Jun 22, 2017 06:45 pm | Jovita Aranha



And the Congress-led opposition has spoken. On Thursday, the party officially announced former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar as their Presidential pick. Meira Kumar was rumoured to be the party's frontrunner all this while. But the announcement has given the former diplomat the official lead. Here are the top five things you need to know […]

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TBI Blogs: Chronicles of a Gynaecologist – Why the Women I Met as a Doctor Inspired Me to Write About Them

Jun 22, 2017 06:30 pm | Tripti Sharan



"Women are not dying because of diseases we cannot treat. They are dying because societies have yet to make the decision that their lives are worth saving."

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IPS Officer Writes Poetry to Beat Stress & Inspires Other Cops Too!

Jun 22, 2017 06:29 pm | Lucy Plummer



DC Rajappa writes poetry based on real-life events to help him deal with the emotions his job brings. He encourages other officers to do the same and has had two books published of their work.

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He Didn't Have a Library in His Town Growing Up. So He Started 20 across India!

Jun 22, 2017 05:26 pm | Aditi Patwardhan



Joginder Rohilla, a Delhi-based engineer has started over 20 libraries across India under his venture Sanskriti- Let's Be the Change and plans to open 100 more within one year.

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The World Is Looking at Bengaluru's Pedestrian-Centric Street Design to Improve Its Roads. Here's Why!

Jun 22, 2017 04:44 pm | Lucy Plummer



A New York-based advocacy group is using the case study of St Marks Road in Bengaluru, which has implemented the road improvement project TenderSURE, in a global guidebook of best practices.

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TBI Blogs: Mumbai's Swasthya Sevika Programme Has Trained over 600 Nursing Assistants Across 38 Batches

Jun 22, 2017 03:54 pm | SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action)



A unique skill-development and training programme in Mumbai is empowering women from underprivileged and difficult circumstances to take charge of their lives as nursing assistants. Rahul Thekdi explores further.

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Rajdhani & Shatabdi Trains to Get a Massive Makeover Under Operation Swarn. Get the Details Here!

Jun 22, 2017 03:48 pm | Jovita Aranha



The premium trains of India, Rajdhani and Shatabdi, are all set to undergo a makeover on a budget of Rs. 50 lakh each. The Indian Railway Ministry is all set to launch Operation Swarn or 'gold' to refurbish its services to raise the quality of travel for passengers. Why Operation Swarn? Launched for travellers who […]

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51 Types of Mango on One Tree! An Engineer-Turned-Farmer's Unique Plan to Save Endangered Varieties

Jun 22, 2017 03:48 pm | Manabi Katoch



Ravi Marshetwar had always seen his father working for society and hence his aim in life was very clear, he wanted to become a social reformer. He earned an engineering degree and worked for 10 years as a Civil Engineer in Muscat before becoming a farmer. Today, he is well known for his grafting skills, by which he has grown 51 varieties of mangoes on the same tree.

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Qatar Blockade: India to Increase Flights to Doha to Allow Countrymen to Return. More Details Here

Jun 22, 2017 01:49 pm | Lekshmi Priya S



In order to safely bring back the citizens from Qatar, the government of India is diligently working to mobilise more flights immediately. The blockade was imposed on the Gulf country by its fellow states over terrorism backing accusations in the beginning of June. Almost all modes of transportation have been suspended to or from Qatar, […]

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TBI Blogs: From IIT to UC Berkeley, and Back – All to Make Agriculture More Efficient & Profitable

Jun 22, 2017 01:10 pm | ALC India – Transforming India Initiative



From Hyderabad to Berkeley, and back, social entrepreneur Ashwin Mahavadi has combined his technical knowledge and expertise with effective mentorship to help India's farmers.

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Indore Becomes First City in India to Install a 'Robocop' for Traffic Management

Jun 22, 2017 11:38 am | Lekshmi Priya S



Robocop in Indore? Yes, you read that right! A pilot project comprising a 14-foot gigantic robot that will manage traffic was revealed in Indore on Monday. Apart from rotating on its axis and having mobile arms that can produce hand signals, the robot has an inbuilt public address system and a Wi-Fi enabled camera that […]

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Being Bisexual: What I'd Like My Younger Self to Know About Surviving the Most Confusing Time of Life

Jun 22, 2017 11:25 am | Guest Contributor



Dear confused younger self, I know this is a really tough time (especially with the acne and the bad grades in school and everything) but life is going to slap you in the face with some realisations anyway, and you're not going to be prepared for any of them. Some people spend their entire lives […]

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TBI Blogs: Is Your NGO Planning to Engage with the Govt for a Project? Keep These 4 Points in Mind!

Jun 21, 2017 07:55 pm | India Development Review (IDR)



Engaging successfully with the government and handing over your programme for scale-up, while minimising quality loss, can be challenging. Dr. Aparajita Gogoi, Executive Director, Centre for Catalyzing Change details how to navigate this relationship better.

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Internet, Education & More: How IIT-M Students Have Been Empowering TN & AP Villages for 12 Years

Jun 21, 2017 07:30 pm | Lekshmi Priya S



Who said students can't bring about a change? A student-run organisation based in Chennai has been engaging itself in rural welfare and empowerment projects for more than a decade and you probably haven’t heard of it. IIT for Villages or IViL is one amongst the numerous student organisations in the green, widespread campus of the […]

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A Window That Speaks of Peace: This Indo-Pak Duo's Platform Is Uniting People Through Stories

Jun 21, 2017 06:58 pm | Amulya B



In India we still love our neighbours, despite rampant urbanization leading to the weakening of  such familial ties of yesteryear. They are the ones who keep an eagle’s eye when we are out of station, who provide ‘ek cup shakkar’ when unexpected guests arrive, who share their newspapers, recipes and gardening tips and who provide constant […]

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"Am I the One With the Disorder?" Casting Away Labels While Raising My Son With ASD

Jun 21, 2017 06:57 pm | Guest Contributor



Madhav is six today. I hear kids his age want theme based birthday parties and even have a say in the guest list and menu! Not Madhav. For him birthdays mean singing the Happy Birthday song. He does that with great relish- mostly for others of course! So he was a bit confused this morning […]

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TBI Blogs: This Volunteer Surprised 14 Mumbai Street Children with a Gift They Never Dreamed Of

Jun 21, 2017 06:53 pm | ConnectFor



Firoz Berly is a volunteer who was connected to the Sahaara Charitable Trust, an NGO that specializes in working with street children, to coach football to a group of 14 children. His surprise made their day, and in turn, taught us all what it means to be selfless.

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Dear Presidential Candidates, Here Are 5 Things You Should Learn From People's President Dr. APJ Kalam

Jun 21, 2017 06:36 pm | Jovita Aranha



What do you want to be remembered for? President APJ Abdul Kalam's aide Srijan Pal Singh asked him once. "President, Scientist, Writer, Missile man, India 2020, Target 3 billion….What?" The Late President sprung a complete surprise on his aide. "Teacher," he said. The former President may be gone, but his achievements, teachings and life lessons […]

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10 Things India's Done Right for Its LGBTQ Community This Year #GayPrideMonth

Jun 21, 2017 06:23 pm | Lucy Plummer



India is not exactly a country know for being a leader in LGBTQ rights. Since last year though, it has got a lot right! So here's a few reasons to be proud of India this Gay Pride month.

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TBI Blogs: India Has New Rules to Regulate Dog Breeding. Here Are 10 Reasons to Celebrate Them

Jun 21, 2017 05:37 pm | Humane Society International (India)



The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Dog Breeding and Marketing) Rules, 2017 will make the field of dog-breeding more ethical and easily regulated. Here are 10 reasons why this is a great development.

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