Category Archives: Monday Inspiration

The woman who captured India’s modern history on camera

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Most of us haven’t even heard of the name Homai Vyarawalla, but in the pre-independence years, she was as famous as the leaders and events that she used to capture on film. She was India’s first female photojournalist,  active in the late 1930s to early 1970s and was awarded Padma Vibhushan in recognition of her contribution…

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Eyeglasses that detect cancer!

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In a research being carried out at Washington University School of Medicine, a high-tech eye-wear has been developed that is helpful in detecting cancer cells. These cells are quite difficult to see even through high-powered magnification, but when viewed under these glasses, these cells glow blue. This makes it very easy for surgeons to distinguish…

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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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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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MAHIKA GUPTA: A TRUE BRAVEHEART

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On the 65th Republic Day of the World’s largest democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh conferred the National Bravery Awards to 25 children, of which 9 are girls. Among these awardees is the eight-and-a half year old Mahika Gupta of Delhi. Mahika was chosen for the coveted Bharat Award for saving the life of her 4-year…

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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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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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Monday Inspiration: Magic!

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It’s the last Monday of 2013! Feels like the year just flew. At MIEF, we have many new things to look forward to.  This year, apart from our regular projects, our first website came into being and is 2 months old now! We are also on Facebook and increasingly on Twitter. At the time we…

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The Kindness offensive

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A group called “the kindness offensive” in London is getting people involved in random acts of kindness. They even got school children involved in sharing and gifting others less fortunate children in hospitals and homes.  What a beautiful and inspiring way to share your Christmas joys,  don’t you think!