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Male feminism is growing but….

A study done in six states in India and released at the MenEngage international conference in New Delhi showed that 60 per cent of men subject their intimate partners to physical violence. Till now the figure was believed to be 40 per cent.
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AAP wants to govern
AAP is eager to be seen as capable of addressing the challenges of development and better administration.
With Rs 1 donation, village gets dream school
Eleven years ago, Edward D’Souza was transferred to a govt. primary school in Odilnala, a backward village in Karnataka. The school was in terrible shape.
Wonder world at Kathputli
The world’s largest community of street performers live in Kathputli, a slum in west Delhi. You can meet magicians, acrobats, puppeteers, musicians…
Solar model rises in Kolkata
One of the best success stories is of the SIRSA apartment complex in the city. Their 37.5 KW peak power capacity rooftop solar plant has been generating 4,000 units.
‘We’ve fixed milk fudging’
A cloud- based technology called Beyond Measurements Dairy, offered by Thought Focus, a global IT company, makes it possible for dairy farmers to be paid instantly. Barely minutes after pouring milk at the collection centre, the dairy farmers get an SMS from the bank.
With a harmonica strapped to his chest and a guitar in his hand, Akhu got onstage. The crowd cheered. And the Northeast Festival got off to a thumping start. Akhu strummed his guitar and sang “Chinky Boy Song”, which he had written in memory of Nido Tania, the student from Arunachal Pradesh who lost his life to racial violence in Delhi earlier this year.
Once every two months, I would accompany Baba to a quaint little shop on Chowringhee Street that was called ‘Pen Hospital’. Baba would take out the pen and hand it over to the old man who owned the shop.
In search of Shere Khan

Kanha Tiger Reserve is also known as Kipling Country. The park’s flora and fauna, it is said, inspired Rudyard Kipling to write The Jungle Book. Much-loved characters from his book like the legendary tiger, Shere Khan, the lovable bear, Baloo, the wise panther, Bagheera, and Kaa, the dreaded python, were depicted as residents of Kanha.
SPOTLIGHT
Meet the 5 entrants to the Civil Society Hall Of Fame. The Soya Project | Praveen Kumar | Shankar Singh | Doctors For You | Rev. Pyrtuh, Rev. Sawkmie Rev. Lyngkhoi
Goonj – Rahat Flood Campaign
The Uttarakhand floods have wreaked havoc and taken heavy toll on lives and livelihoods. Many villages have been washed away. The death toll is uncertain and thousands are still stranded in the upper reaches of the state and are waiting for rescue and relief materials to reach them.
Empowering the young
As the country gets ready with programmes for imparting skills to young people so that they can be employable, it is also important to consider what is needed to give them the self-assurance to face a rapidly changing world. The emotional quotient of youngsters deserves as much attention as vocational training and education.
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