Smart living: How to make your clothes usage more sustainable

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India, with a population of 1.2 billion produces over 55 million tonnes of solid waste annually. A large part of this waste infact is textile waste that often goes into landfills. Landfills release methane that contributes to global warming. This apart from the dyes and chemicals in fabrics that can also lead into contaminating ground…

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Child Labour In India: An overview

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With an officially estimated 12.6 million children engaged in hazardous occupations (2001 Census), India has the largest number of child labourers under the age of 14 in the world   What is Child Labour? Employing children for economic activity under age (say 5-14 year olds) is defined as child labour. The actual higher limit of…

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AMU: XXXVII Indian Social Science Congress

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Indian Academy of Social Sciences (ISSA) in association with Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is going to hold the 37th session of ISSC towards year end between December 27-31, 2013 at Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, India. This year, the focus of the 37th session is on ‘building an ecologically sustainable society‘. And while it sounds like a…

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Monday Inspiration: I am 20

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One of our readers sent this film to us, along side many people who we saw sharing it on Facebook as well ! It’s an amazing film of sentiments of 20 year olds in 1947 and their aspirations for India. Some personal, some lofty and inspiring! And it is making us think, a lot. It’s…

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Why Is Travel Important For Children?

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It’s common in the western world for children to often take a year off after school (high school) and travel, or do voluntary work in another country and basically get new experiences. While it may seem like a rich person’s luxury, as a matter of fact, many of these kids, work (say in restaurants, events…

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MIEF Project: World Ozone day celebrations!

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Millennium India Education Foundation (MIEF) celebrated the World Ozone Day ,during the week 10-16th September 2013 in Delhi in partnership with the Ministry of Earth Sciences, Government of India. We worked mainly in Guru Teg Bahadur Khalsa College, Delhi University, North Campus organising intra-department competitions and a guest lecture. We also worked with students in Hans Raj…

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Condition Of Government Schools In India: A Shocking Truth

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According to global education report of 2004, India’s ranking was 106 out of 127 countries in the education sphere Although India is amongst the ten fastest growing economies in the world, India has the largest number of illiterates by far -close to 40%. .Sixty years after independence, possibly the greatest challenge India faces now is…

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MIEF Project: Sharada Workshop at JNU

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As we said previously through Facebook, the Sharada response at JNU received a very favourable response! We were thrilled to have so many experts, students and audience with us. The classrooms on each day were full of students (close to 70 per day) and everyone really enjoyed the learning process. Future workshop details, learning material,…

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Monday Inspiration: Eat the Frog!

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Sorry for the weird images you may have formulated in my mind, but we are only being a tad Mark Twain-ish this Monday. It’s all too easy to have a tough Monday and keep on procrastinating the “worst” tasks towards the end. But how about trying the reverse this week? We can assure you, it…

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