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Man Who Overcome his Depression To Solve Global Health Problems – Meet Dr Larry Brilliant

Man Who Overcome his Depression To Solve Global Health Problems – Meet Dr Larry Brilliant

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Dr Larry Brilliant “It takes all of us to bend the arc of moral Universe towards Justice “ Dr Larry Brilliant. May 5, 1944, Detroit, Michigan, a physician , an epidemiologist , a technologist, a writer and a depressed student turned a brilliant doctor and social helper Larry (Lawrence)  Brilliant who is in fact brilliant was born. At the age of 19 Larry was victim of depression and engulfed by grief by the thought of losing his father to cancer. One fine day he gathered the courage to come out and went to listen to a preacher ,Martin Luther King Jr. who was there to talk about hope, justice and truth in an auditorium which saw only 60 presentees. A discussion which was supposed to last for an hour lasted for six log hours and had a magical effect on Larry. The session boosted Larr
Digital Indian – An IAS Officer’s Initiative To Map All The Public Areas On An App And To Create Sustainable Waste Management

Digital Indian – An IAS Officer’s Initiative To Map All The Public Areas On An App And To Create Sustainable Waste Management

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Map My Home Mir Mohammed Ali is an enthusiastic reformist. This 29 years old IAS Officer has in only a span of three months introduced tremendous social reforms in the district of Kannur, Kerala. His previous project “Map My Home” initiated in Trivandrum, which was aimed to comprehensively document public areas such as schools, hospitals and governmentK facilities on the Google maps for the State of Kerala. His latest initiatives revolve around creating a sustainable waste management system to tackle the severe pollution in the district of Kannur. By involving the citizens through simple and effective methods an effort has been made to make Kannur waste disposal free and to curb the huge influx of pollutants into its rivers. Other projects have aimed to document the rich history of  th
Increasing Women In The Farming Sector : Either By Choice Or By Circumstances

Increasing Women In The Farming Sector : Either By Choice Or By Circumstances

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Rimpi Kumari About 70% of rural population depends on agriculture sector to earn their livelihoods and this sector contributes about one-third of the nation’s GDP. Agricultural sector which has the hegemony of male workers finds it hard to accept women working on fields , a taboo rather. And there isn’t anything new to encounter such stereotypes because compared to male working in this sector which is physically challenging it is bound to gather some moss around it since we presume female to be less physically sufficed than men are. But yet of course stereotypes exist so they can be broken and hence there are many women in the farming sector who sow the seeds, plough their fields and cut the crops. This is something absolutely marvelous although the reasons following this may vary  fro