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Category archives: Cause

Ten years of ‘Adopt, don’t shop’

As our Pet Pals column turns a decade old, we once again urge people to discourage animal breeding and instead, give rescues the love they deserve It was a sunlit afternoon at an adoption drive. A young boy cradled a rescued mongrel in his arms. Meanwhile, several other puppies advanced towards him like spectacularly cute zombies, their pink tongues hanging out. The child exchanged an anxious look with his father […]

A Japanese doctor who studied longevity - and lived to 105 - said if you must retire, do it well after age 65

Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara worked into his 100s. Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, credited with building the foundations of Japanese medicine and helping make Japan the world leader in longevity, often practiced what he preached. The physician, chairman emeritus of St. Luke’s International University, and honorary president of St. Luke’s International Hospital recommended several basic guidelines for living a long, healthy life in an interview with Japan Times journalist Judit Kawaguchi. Among them: […]

Eighth edition of MG Vadodara International Marathon to be conducted on 6th January 2019

CelebrEIGHT! ParticipatEIGHT! RecrEIGHT! Vadodara is ready to recreate history on January 6, 2019 with the 8th Edition of the MG Vadodara International Marathon. The MG Vadodara International Marathon has a glittering history of having every edition flagged of by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and this year too, the eighth edition will be flagged off by the Hon. CM Shri Vijaybhai Rupani. Recognised as one of the nation’s largest marathons, […]

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 […]