5 Bollywood songs that inspire hope!

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We think getting groovy at the weekend is not a bad idea at all. It makes us healthier and takes away the stress from the week. Here is our list of some Bollywood songs that would cheer you up when you find yourself in despair. Would you add any of your favourites here? Don’t forget…

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MIEF project: Sensitization of women about occupational hazards

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In 2008-09 Millennium India Education Foundation worked on a project on sensitization of working women about their work related occupational hazards.    The project was based on a survey of about 400 working women in the BPO and call centre industry in Delhi and NCR. The project was supported by the Department of Science &…

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Glaring statistics of Child marriage in India

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As per the definition given by UNICEF, child marriage is the formal marriage or informal union entered into by an individual before reaching the age of eighteen. It is, internationally, considered as a violation of human rights. Though it is observed for both the genders, the majority of the affected population is female due to…

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Why does the medical fraternity need science communication?

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We have talked about MIEF’s seminar in science popularization in AMU before and had discussed about youth and science. While that was quite understandable, we have a unique ‘segment’ to share insights on today- the medical fraternity, by Dr. Rakhi Mehra, Director, Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. At first it’s surprising…

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Monday Inspiration: Kalpana Saroj

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Born in Roperkheda village in Maharashtra, Kalpana Saroj is a dalit Indian entrepreneur. Presently, she is the chief executive officer of Kamani Tubes Limited. Kalpana got married at the age of 12. She used to live in a slum with her in-laws, before she left her husband to return to her village and live with…

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Appreciating physics in everyday life

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We’re recalling an old project. In 2006-07, Millennium India Education Foundation organized an inter-school science competition “Symposium on Science” with the support of NCSTC Network (an association of NGOs working in science communication). The event was promoted by Department of Science & Technology, Government of India.  Students of primary, middle and senior classes of schools…

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Challenges faced by sports women in India

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Sports is one area where gender inequality is highly evident. It is deplorable that even today, women are treated so differently, especially in sports.  Women in India are still seen as home-making and child-rearing machines. In some cities, women have also started earning their own living but participation in sports is still gloomy. Major problems…

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MIEF Project: Awareness of zoonotic diseases amongst school children

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Millennium India Education Foundation, with the support of NCSTC division of Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India, organized a school awareness program on prevention of zoonotic diseases. Zoonotic diseases are those which are communicable from animals to humans. A Sutradhar puppet show was used for the purpose in which script used by puppeteers…

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Source of Inspiration to millions: Bethany Hamilton

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Born in a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer. She has become a source of inspiration to millions all around the globe through her story of determination, unquenchable hope and her faith in God. When she was just eight-years old, Bethany entered her first surf competition, the…

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