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South Asian Development NewsJul 24, 2016
Hope in Bihar

The state of Bihar is well-known for lagging behind in all economic and human development indicators. ...

Poop to Paper

The father-daughter duo of Mahesh and Nisha Bora is making paper from elephant and rhino poop, ...

The GM Food Controversy

A letter to Greenpeace endorsed by over 100 Nobel Laureates has yet again ignited a debate ...

One Heart: A Mission To Save Lives in Childbirth

Upon her return from Tibet, Samen, 54, created One H.E.A.R.T. (Health Education And Research in Tibet) ...

Will a Ban on Triple Talaq Truly Help?

Discussions on the ban on triple talaq are getting heated and the positions of the contesting ...

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"Signs of Light": Good News From South Asia

Domestic Help Rescues Stray Animals, Provides Shelter in Her Own Hut in Mumbai
Uma Shetty of Mumbai, who lives in a small hut and works as a domestic help, has been caring for and sheltering stray animals for the last six years. Recently, Uma rescued seven puppies, packed in a sack and thrown in a trashcan near JJ Hospital.

Converting Barren Land into Lake
The residents of Ramsar village in Rajasthan worked very hard for five months and converted 52 acres of barren land in their village into a lake to conserve water.

Using Traditional Skills to Overcome Natural Disaster
In 1999. When the super cyclone hit Odisha, the women of Jagatsinghpur district decided to get back on their feet by weaving artefacts from kaincha, the local wild grass.

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