5 TIPS TO MAKE YOUR KIDS RESPONSIBLE TRAVELLERS

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While on a trip, you can follow some tips that will leave an impact on your children and in turn make them responsible travellers. Here are tips from our side: Travel by public transport wherever possible and reduce your carbon emissions. Be green! When hiring a tour planner/organizer, choose carefully and wisely. Be sure to…

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Health of young girls and adolescents

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Working with young girls

MIEF working with young girls

With the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India (RVPSP division) in 2007-8, MIEF created a repository of all the major available data (then) on women and adolescent girl child health issues with specific reference to anemia and adolescent health.

This has been important as a theme for us for multiple reasons:

  • Girls’ health is talked about a lot lesser than we would like, adolescents undergo a lot of mental and physical changes
  • Many times adolescent health gets ignored because the children are not talking about the issues much themselves.
  • We also have a larger tendency to believe in age old home remedies and solutions as opposed to learning scientific reasons because physical and mental health especially for this important age group.
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adolescent girls ICRW issue via ICRW’s issue on adolescents have a look

The reason we thought of this old project today, was to bring about the point that even now, with so much data available (on the internet) we are not sure of how much of that data is authentic and often resort to non-scientific literature looking for ‘cures’ without consulting with real doctors or scientific literature.

While the project was old, it made us think now, that these issues are still important and it is worthwhile to get connected to experts and professionals to talk these through and share the information to a larger audience. And maybe that’s already something we can take away for future work.

Meanwhile, we suggest you talk to your adolescent children and ensure you visit the doctors and professionals to keep them mentally and physically healthy!

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THE HOMELESS: AN IGNORED COMMUNITY

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Despite the fact that India has grown quite well as an economy, there is still a large chunk of population void of the basic necessities of life, shelter being one of them. Homelessness in India has been a problem for centuries. Before we get into the details of this menace, let us first define what…

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MIEF PROJECT: 2nd SHARADA WORKSHOP

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After the successful completion of the first round, Jawaharlal Nehru University in association with Millennium India Education Foundation is going to hold a workshop on Sharada script on 18-19 February 2014 at the JNU Campus, New Delhi. Register now, it’s free! This is the second workshop series being held in the overall project for Sharada…

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MONDAY INSPIRATION: NEVER TOO YOUNG TO ACHIEVE

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Last week, 17-year old Aditya Joshi, the shuttler from Madhya Pradesh,  became the first male junior badminton player from India to be ranked #1 in the world in the January rankings of the World Badminton Federation (WBF). The B.Com first year student started playing badminton in 2001, when he was just 5 years old, in Dehradun.…

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MIEF WEEKEND TIP: FAMILY WORKOUT

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Fun ways to stay fit, together family pic via “It’s never too late to become what you might have been.” – George Eliot A family workout not only helps you ward off illness and diseases  but is  also a good way to spend time with your family which further strengthens the bonding. Include these simple…

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Shrapnel: A solo painting exhibition by artist Veer Munshi

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Between 3rd-23rd March 2012 at Latitude Art Gallery, Lado Sarai New Delhi was supported by the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, MIEF organized an event for the Revitalization of cultural traditions of Kashmiris through: A solo painting exhibition by Kashmiri Artist Veer Munshi called “SHRAPNEL”. The exhibition was curated by Ranjit Hoskote. Apart from an…

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Obesity related health risks

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Obesity is a term in buzz these days. It is basically accumulation of excess body fat to such an extent which can be injurious to health. A person is considered obese when his/her body mass index (BMI) which is calculated by dividing a person’s weight in kilograms by the square of the person’s height in…

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MIEF project: Science popularization in youth

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In the recently concluded Indian social science congress at AMU, Ms. Suman Shrivastava, director Healing Touch Research and Rehabililation Centre shared a few notes with the audience on “Popularization of Science for Indian Youth“. She had some great insights, and we wanted to share a few of those for our broader reader base. How can…

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Monday Inspiration: What does your 2014 look like?

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Creating your own future! Reading the newspapers and magazines and several posts on the Internet these days (in early January) just as the new year has begun is an interesting exercise. Many of us flock to read the ‘astro-predictions’ for the new year, many read articles by industry experts and analysts on the ‘state of…

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