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Girls Who Code: Inspiring Interest in Technology Among Young Girls

Girls Who Code: Inspiring Interest in Technology Among Young Girls

Meet Reshma Saujani, the woman that 40,000 young girls look up to as a role model. Founder of Girls Who Code, Saujani has changed the landscape for girls in the United States. The program is building the largest pipeline of future female engineers in the United States by teaching them the fundamentals of coding and...
Instagram Project Pays Homage to Kolkata

Instagram Project Pays Homage to Kolkata

Thanks to a special project on Instagram, we can now explore Kolkata like never before! Calcutta Houses, started by three friends—Manish Golder, Sidhartha Hajra, and Sayan Dutta—aims to archive the city’s rich tableau of heritage homes which are increasingly being torn down to make way for modern commercial and residential buildings. The project follows in...
Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

Zoho Corporation Brings Career Dreams to India’s Youth

  Zoho Corporation is running an unconventional but successful Zoho University (ZU) initiative where it trains high school graduates in India to be software programmers at its company. Conceived 12 years ago with just six students, ZU now has 350 students at its location within Zoho’s offices in Chennai and Tenkasi. For students, ZU’s appeal...
Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

Helpusgreen Recycles India’s Religious Flowers Into Useful Products

  In India, it is very common for people to show religious devotion with flowers. Every year, around 800 million tons of blossoms (red roses, yellow marigolds, prickly xanthiums, etc.) are deposited at the nation’s temples, mosques and Sikh gurudwaras, creating a colorful, but tricky waste problem. Because the flowers have been used for worship,...
Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

Rockefeller Foundation Develops Smart Power Initiative in India

In India, about 237 million people in rural areas live without reliable electricity. Without electricity, people’s options are limited, access to basic services is restricted, and quality of life is adversely affected.  Everyone is in agreement that electrification has the potential to transform lives.  At the same time, however, governments and other funders recognize that...
School in India Achieves Net Zero

School in India Achieves Net Zero

Aversa Academy in India just completed what seemed like the impossible. Set in a rural village 90 miles away from Mumbai, the school had limited sources available to build the academy and maintain it. This is where the architects of the project, Mumbai-based Case Design, decided to build the school using Net Zero capability. “Net...
School for “Grannies” in India-Giving Hope to Those who can’t Read

School for “Grannies” in India-Giving Hope to Those who can’t Read

Ansuya Deshmukh recently realized her dream – to write her name. The name she has had her entire life but could not write because she never went to school. At 90, she’s relieved she has managed do it it. “All my life I have been illiterate. It’s like being only half human. But what could...
"Who wants to blend in, when you can stand out?"- Levi’s New India Ad Slams Body Shamers

“Who wants to blend in, when you can stand out?”- Levi’s New India Ad Slams Body Shamers

Levi’s new campaign in India #IShapeMyWorld unites women no matter their size! It’s not just about selling anymore; it’s about celebrating, and sending a message. Levi’s has always been ahead of the curve in identifying the contemporary voice. Instead of providing an ideal for the jeans, they have decided to travel through the course of...
Menaha Sudhakar’s Bags Reinvent India

Menaha Sudhakar’s Bags Reinvent India

  Menaha Sudhakar, the creator of Noyyal Go Green Produce Bags, is changing the landscape of Indian philanthropy. Sudhakar’s unique goal was to provide employment to young women while also preventing the use of plastic bags. ‘Produce bags’ as an alternative to plastic bags for daily use –was Menaha’s mission. On her visits to her...
Coldplay Brings Mumbai to “Paradise”

Coldplay Brings Mumbai to “Paradise”

Who doesn’t love Chris Martin? India got to get to know Coldplay’s front man at the Global Citizen Festival India concert this past weekend. The British Rock band performed several memorable songs including ‘Paradise’, ‘Viva La Vida’, ‘Yellow’ and ‘Fix You’. The concert began with an amazing introduction by famous actor Shah Rukh Khan, cricketer...
Google Spotlight’s 11-year-old girl’s drawing in honor of Children’s Day in India 

Google Spotlight’s 11-year-old girl’s drawing in honor of Children’s Day in India 

Children’s day in India is known as ‘Bal Divas’, and is celebrated on November 14th every year on the birthday of the late Jawaharlal Nehru, the first prime minister of India. The holiday is a tribute to him and the vast love that he had for children. This year on Children’s Day in India, Google showcased a picture drawn by...
Rickshaw Designs Focus on Women Empowerment

Rickshaw Designs Focus on Women Empowerment

Gagan Thakur is changing the way people commute in Delhi. He has adorned his rickshaw with powerful images of women leaders and organizations fighting for women’s rights all over India. The auto is a remarkable symbol of women’s empowerment in a city whose public spaces and transport are considered to be notoriously unsafe and unfriendly...