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  • India, Dementia, Health, Dementia in India, weekend, weekend reads,

    Forget Me Not! How India is fighting dementia

    Over the next 15 years, the number of Indians living with dementia will almost double, meaning more Indian families will become caregivers, writes Vibha Singh Thanmathra, a critically-acclaimed award-winning Malayalam film, made in 2005 centres around an intelligent, active and popular government employee Ramesan played by Mohan Lal. The movie shows him slip into early…

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  • Turning business into passion: The Cottage story

    Vibha Singh speaks to entrepreneur Nina Roy, whose The Cottage, a lifestyle store-cum-cafeteria offers hand embroidered clothes, accessories, home décor, and more with a cuppa of masala tea and Bengali delicacies Essentially a place to relax, rejuvenate and seek some solace, this colourful and artistically designed café is more of a lifestyle store with everything…

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  • water conservation, water supply, water resources, maharashtra, weekend, weekend reads

    Water conservation: Why every drop matters

    The groundwater level has been going down at an alarming rate in Maharashtra, and a government study has revealed that more than 50 per cent of the city and villages are facing drinking water shortage. And now, water conservation is being taken seriously, finds out Vibha Singh You can live about a month without food,…

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  • Why do women quit working?

    When it comes to women’s participation in the workforce, India ranks the second lowest in the Group of 20 economies. Why the working opportunity is for women narrow to begin with, Vibha Singh enquires At 29, Shraddha Patel had to quit her lucrative software engineer’s job with Cisco, because she was not able to handle…

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  • World Autism Day 2018: All about Ummeed’s ‘Light It Up Blue’ movement

    Autism can have a profound effect on individuals and families, but understanding and support can make a huge difference. Every year, Ummeed Child Development Center joins the global ‘Light It Up Blue’ movement by US-based organisation Autism Speaks, to help spread awareness on the condition on the World Autism Day on April 2, reports Vibha Singh…

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  • How exactly do we define Dharma?

    Some may define Dharma as a moral code, some as rituals and religion, some as duties some as a way of life while some others as the laws of nature. If we consult the teachings of the sages of ancient India, we find there are two main meanings—nature and duty, writes Vibha Singh “It is better…

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  • International Women’s Day 2018! Education system needs redefining: Shaheen Mistri, CEO, Teach for India

    Shaheen Mistri, CEO and founder trustee of Teach for India talks to VIBHA SINGH about the need for change in the education sector. Education is fundamental to an equitable society. An excellent education equips children and youth with the knowledge, skills, values, and mindsets needed to be empowered individuals and responsible citizens. It is the…

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  • Women’s Day 2018: These young girls from slums and villages are breaking menstruation taboo

    Young girls from slums and villages around Mumbai, are learning about menstrual hygiene management, and becoming comfortable to speak about the normally tabooed topic, thanks to a new initiative from NGO, Population First…but there are issues beyond awareness which also need to be addressed Vibha Singh “I feel lost in college those days. As there is…

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  • human library, experience at human library, weekend, weekend reads, childhood experiences

    Experience at a human library: Time to turn a page

    After witnessing a unique experience at a human library, Vibha Singh wants others to follow suit In our childhood the fantastic stories and expansive ideas in books made us imagine the impossible and opened up great possibilities. Most of us visited a library in a hope to get lost in a story or be transported…

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  • TEDx Gateway 2018: Mountaineers Nungshi and Tashi Malik feel mountains do not discriminate based on gender!

    The twins Nungshi and Tashi Malik are a well-bonded team who have achieved many global landmarks in mountaineering. In 2013, barely 21 years old,they became world’s first female twins to scale Mt Everest. Now they have dedicated their adventure mission to Indian girl child with the motto ‘Gender Equality Now: Fight Female Foeticide’. Last year…

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  • TEDx Gateway 2018: Fell in love with operatic voice at 12, reveals Lyric Soprano Tharanga Goonetilleke

    There are many moments that encapsulates all that is charming about Tharanga Goonetilleke, Juilliard trained opera singer. Her performances have been praised by The Washington Times as ‘magical’ and her voice by The NewYork Times as ‘appealingly rich’. Apparently, the music that made her fall in love with opera was a New Zealander Maori soprano…

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