Thursday, 15 August 2013

Bhavani Prakash @ Eco Walk the Talk

Eco WALK the Talk is a non-profit environmental website with an Asia focus. It covers eco news and insights, offers green living tips, and feature people who inspire with their environmental thoughts and action.  It is also a platform to feature important environmental causes and campaigns in the region. It was also nominated as a finalist in the Singapore Environment Council’s Inaugural Asia Journalism awards.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

VSSU: Changing Lives in Rural Bengal

 “Making use of unused and underused social resources to develop a self-reliant society”

The Story
Vivekananda Sevakendra-O-Sishu Uddyan (VSSU) was created in 1983 to empower remote riverside villages and vulnerable rural communities in the district of South 24 Parganas in West Bengal, India. VSSU works with people whose lives are dominated by extreme poverty (37.2% of the district population lives below the poverty line), illiteracy, disease and other handicaps. With multifaceted development interventions, VSSU strives to bring about positive changes in the quality of life of the poor people. VSSU firmly believes and is actively involved in building the social, economic and human capacity of the poor.

Nature Drive Trust of India: Cleaning Our Coasts

Imagine a visit to a beach just to find it covered with filth. There goes your weekend outing with your family or friends. But what are you willing to do about it except crib and complain that the Government’s not doing anything to keep our coasts clean?
The Story
Siddhant Sadangi of Youthleader Global talks to a few people who are willing to get their hands dirty in cleaning up this mess.
Nature Drive Trust of India (NDTI) is an international group of specialists in their own field like educators, scientists, media people, businessmen and authorities committed to the protection of our globe.

Meet the Bishnois

The Story
The blue painted houses, the warm weather throughout the year, rich history, hospitality, the regal fort, the four gates, cows happily sitting on the road, and the traffic passing by, with ease. .. that’s Jodhpur for you.. my city, a place where humans and animals happily coexists. Situated at the brink of the Thar Desert in western Rajasthan, Jodhpur was founded in 1459 by Rao Jodha and is a well known tourist destination in Rajasthan. It is also a place of old and firm indigenous ecological thoughts.

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Niyamraja towers above Vedanta

British mining giant Vedanta Resources has been humiliated after a series of tribal villages in India voted against the company’s plans to build a bauxite mine on their sacred mountain- Niyamgiri.