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Category archives: Cause

How solar lanterns are giving power to the people of India and Africa

Clean-energy lights are transforming lives—and creating entrepreneurs—in Africa and India. Prashant Mandal flips on a candy-bar-size LED light in the hut he shares with his wife and four children. Instantly hues of canary yellow and ocean blue—reflecting off the plastic tarps that serve as the family’s roof and walls—fill the cramped space where they sleep. Mandal, a wiry 42-year-old with a thick black beard and a lazy eye, gestures with […]

Play like Rahul Dravid, not Navjot Sidhu: Raghuram Rajan draws cricketing parallel for RBI

Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) former Governor Raghuram Rajan gave cricketing analogy for the Central Bank’s operation board, asking it to play like Rahul Dravid and not like Navjot Singh Sidhu. Talking about the alleged rift between the government and RBI, Rajan in an interview to Economic Times strongly advocated for the autonomy of the Central bank stating that it is in the interest of the country that both sides […]

NYCO (Natraj Youth and Cultural Organization) celebrates 150th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi at the Radha Krishna Temple, in Toronto, Canada

On October 28, 2018 NYCO presented a cultural event celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of India’s Father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi with over 200 attendees at the Radha Krishna Temple located at 1960 Ellesmere Road, Toronto from 11:30 am till 1:30 pm. The Radha Krishna temple was transformed into a mini Gandhi Ashram with beautiful hut in a corner decorated with mud walls, hay stacks and Rangoli. There were […]

Arjuna awardee with 17 gold medals now sells ice-cream for a living

An Arjuna awardee, who has won a total of 17 gold, 1 silver and five bronze medals, now sells ice-creams for a living. Dinesh Kumar, who hails from Haryana’s Bhiwani, was a boxer and who proved his mettle and illuminated India’s name at the global level. Kumar now seeks government help as he wants to repay the loan his father took to sponsor his international tournaments. Expressing his sorrow, Kumar […]

Indian farmers fume at $430m cost of Gujarat statue

On 31 October India will unveil the world’s tallest statue, which has cost hundreds of millions of dollars. BBC Gujarati’s Roxy Gagdekar spoke to local farmers who say they are aghast that the government has spent so much money on it while they struggle to make ends meet. For years Vijendra Tadvi, a 39-year-old farmer in the western state of Gujarat, has been struggling to find water to irrigate his […]

 
 
 

Bill Gates' Post On Thailand's 'Condom King' Is A Must-Read

When philanthropist, author and the founder of Microsoft, Bill Gates, writes a tribute to someone, you can be sure it’s worth reading. About 11 hours ago, Mr Gates took to Instagram to speak about Mechai Viravaidya, a social activist from Thailand who is credited with promoting the use of condoms and encouraging responsible family planning in the country. Affectionately known as ‘Mr Condom’ or ‘The Condom King’ in his country, […]

"Me Too" is important. Period.

Contrary to popular belief, the #MeToo movement did not just begin a couple of weeks ago, when Tanushree Dutta accused Nana Patekar, or when a series of allegations against Alok Nath tumbled out. Or, when the playback singer Chinmayi accused lyricist Vairamuthu of sexual misconduct. The #MeToo campaign in India is at least a year old, if not more. It started when a dalit-bahujan woman, Raya Sarkar, put together a […]

Eliminating emissions in India and China can add years to people's lives

About 2.7 billion people who live in China and India– which is more than a third of the world’s population–regularly breathe polluted air. According to a recent study, eliminating harmful emissions from power plants could save an estimated annual 15 million years of life in China and 11 million years of life in India. Air pollution is one of the largest contributors to death in both countries, ranked 4th in […]

2ND ANNUAL CANCER WARRIOR FOUNDATION DIWALI DINNER AND DANCE GALA.

MUKTA Advertising is excited to be promoting partner for the 2nd Annual Cancer Warrior Foundation Diwali Dinner and Dance Gala on November 2, 2018 at Apollo Convention Centre from 6:30 pm onwards. Cancer Warrior Foundation Canada (CWFC) headed by Navneet Sharma, the organization is trying to raise awareness for breast cancer in the South Asian community. CWFC plans to Celebrate Life with Lights and promises not only unique entertainment but […]

BURGER KING ADMITS TO USING HORSE MEAT IN BURGERS, WHOPPERS

Burger King, the most popular fast food brand, recently confessed that they have been used horse meat so that the whoppers and the burgers are made. However, this was not admitted in the past, since they denied these claims. This fast food chain finally gave up pretending and apologized to the honest costumers about the test being wrong all the time. The name of the firm which produced meat from […]