Brave 40 years old lady travels 17 kms. every day on her Scooter to save lives at Indo-Pak border.

Sarabjit Kaur, 40 years old is a passionate pharmacist in Naushera Dhalla village, Amritsar serving the nation in her unique way. She is a widow and a mother of three.

Completing her everyday chores she runs her dispensary with a 60 years old helper without failing treating 30 patients daily. After the Uri attacks the area is under the escalating pressure and fear. Still she is assisting and treating villagers who are sick or affected by the strikes.

“On Wednesday afternoon, we received an order from the district administration … our duty hours were extended from 6 to 10, so I come in at 8am and leave by 6pm. The weekly off has been cancelled and we were told to be prepared for night duty at camps where evacuated villagers have been put up,” she says.

The dispensary is hardly 200 mts away from the India-Pakistan frontier. The area is strictly under high-alert and often gets a lot of casualties suffering from bullet injuries.

“I have faced similar tension during the Kargil war. My family refused to vacate the house even though there was military all around,” she said.

We salute to her brave spirit to serve the nation.

Via: HindustanTimes

This genius class 9th dropout scrap dealer’s son can turn scrap / leftover tech parts into a computer.

With enough practice and a good DIY guide, anyone can ‘assemble’ a computer from new parts. But Jayant Parab has fashioned it from parts salvaged from e-waste, and cut the acrylic body himself. He got the know how of repairing computers from his elder brother, who repairs computers.

The 16-year-old, Jayant Parab from Mumbai is comfortable in the solitude of his Ghatkopar house, consumed by his 9-inch computer that he has made from scrap.

“I want to make affordable computers. The computer I have made is from leftovers from offices, banks and hospitals,” he says, pointing to his invention. “The screen is similar to one seen in operation theatres. It’s not a real computer. I used bits and pieces from here and there, and acrylic for the body, which I cut myself. What you see is the first step towards achieving my dream,” says Jayant.

Scrap dealer Ravindra Parab, Jayant’s father who set him on this path | Image Credit: Midday

Jayant had set out on actualising this dream much earlier. As a child, he accompanied his father, then a small-time scrap dealer, in collecting ‘waste’. “He picked up things he thought he could use at home. In Std V, he repaired a laptop that an office had disposed of. That was the time I sort of knew that he would end up in the field of computers,” Ravindra Parab, his father.

Today, Ravindra collects scrap — old and unusable computers, other hardwares from offices, hospitals and schools. “This is how e-waste is generated. Some I sell, some I give for recycling and others I hand over to my son,” says Ravindra, looking fondly at Jayant.

The youngster says the e-waste he gets is usually “as bad as it could get”. “But I try to modify it, by adding new parts and wires. So, it becomes as good as new. If nothing, such computers can be used by families and students who can’t afford to buy a regular one,” claims Jayant.

“He had no interest in studies and that pained me,” says his father. But he was impressed with his son’s vision.

I want to ultimately revolutionise the e-waste industry,” says Jayant. The kid hasn’t given up on education entirely, pursuing Std X via correspondence, while dabbling in ethical hacking and security systems.

India Is Also The Fifth Largest E-Waste Producer!

Emergency Gas (LPG) Leakage 24×7 Helpline by Government of India launched under Digital India

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday inaugurated an all India round the clock helpline — 1906  for LPG leaks.

Each oil marketing company used to have a separate helpline for gas leaks. Consumers now have to just dial 1906, to receive prompt help, Mr. Pradhan said.

The number – ‘1906’ is a call-centre based service, available pan-India to all LPG customers of the three public sector Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs), a government statement said.

The helpline offers services in nine vernacular languages – Marathi; Gujarati; Bengali; Oriya; Assamese; Tamil; Telugu; Kannada; and Malayalam- apart from Hindi and English, to ensure that the callers are comfortable in registering their grievances.

The number was not toll-free at the moment, but Mr. Pradhan had asked the heads of the OMCs to make it toll-free soon.

Age is just a number… Proven once again by this 93 years old incredible women. 

V Nanammal :: This 93 years old woman is an incredible Yoga Instructor


Some people are the perfect example to go with the phrase that “Age is No Bar, Because its just a Number”. Not only do they inspire but also strengthen the motivational spirit of other people. Hats off to these people.

V Nanammal is a 93 years old woman who lives in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The most unique thing about this woman is that even at this age she is as flexible as a person in his youth and in fact so much more that she is a Yoga Instructor.

She teaches yoga to around 100 students per day among which are of the ages like 70 and 60. Her youngest student is 6 years old. She calls her students as her own children.

She won a contest of “Silambattam” which a type of South Indian martial arts when she was 14 years old. She started practicing yoga since she was 10 years old.

She has not went to any doctor or taken any medicine till now which shows her love for YOGA.

These 100% bio-degradable products made out of plant fiber can replace the environment damaging plastics in future.

We all know about the harmful effects plastic has on us as well as the environment. That’s the reason too many corporates are concerned about and are trying to bring more and more biodegradable products into the market.

A year ago we told you about edible cutlery and now it’s Earthware. It’s the South India’s first only manufacturing unit of products made from plant fibre which are 100% bio-degradable.

Earthware
Image Credit: Outlook

 

Earthware manufactures eco-friendly food containers, plates, bowls etc. that are also healthy to eat out of. Products made from fibre like sugar cane, wheat, bamboo, cellulose etc. are known as bagasse products. They are a result of natural plant fibre and compostable.

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The containers are made of bagasse which are water-resistant, shatterproof, microwave-safe and decomposes on their own within 90 days, which makes them a perfect substitute to plastic.

“We’ve been around for a long time and then suddenly the demand has doubled,” says Samanvi Bhograj, founder of Bengaluru-based Earthware. Samanvi recalls the start point for Earthware, saying, “We weren’t looking at it as a business: it was more of a social responsibility thing for us. The business has emerged now,” she told Indiahikes.

Plastic is toxic! It is full of harmful by-products and chemicals that are released during its breakdown process. Biodegradable products, however, are completely safe and free of toxins which end up harming us over the course of time.

Earthware makes cups,plates, bowls, cutlery and lunch boxes. The Bangalore-based company ships all over India as well as abroad. It’s time for us to shift our focus towards more environment friendly products like these in innovating, spreading and using such products keeping it’s impact on our health and the environment at large.

Meet Sahla Nechiyil who demanded books as Mehr during her marriage where she can demand gold, jewellery or cash.

There is a tradition in muslim marriage known as “Mehr”, a compulsory payment by the groom to the bride at the time of marriage.

This Malayali muslim bride, Sahla Nechiyil went against the tradition to demand just 50 books where she had every right to demand gold, jewellery or cash as ‘Mehr,’ who hails from Kerala’s Malappuram district.

Mehr Kerala Muslim Indian Express
Image Credit: Indian Express

 

Sahla told Indian Express, ” I wanted to show the Malappuram Muslims that a wedding can take place without obsessing over the amount of gold transacted between both parties,” giving a hard hitting social message to the gold obsessed Muslim community in her region.

Sahla is a political science post graduate from Hyderabad university, who is now married to Anees Nadodi, who supported her decision. “Mehr is the right of the women, not the generosity of the man,” he added.

Mehr Kerala Muslim Indian Express
Anees Nadodi with the books Sahla demanded | Image Credit: Indian Express

Sahla handed Anees the list of the books she wanted and her husband went hunting for them, travelling from Kerala to Bangalore, to fulfill his wife’s desires, despite disapproval from both the families.

“They could not argue for long, because we were not doing anything against the religious texts,” said Sahla. Her book list included Islamic feminist literature, feminist literature, fiction and politics.

“The religious texts allow us to live according to our wish, yet these girls fear to speak up or decide for themselves,” she said. “Ani (Anees) had to struggle a little looking for the books I demanded. Making your husband struggle a little is the idea of mehr, anyway,” she added.

Miraculous Water Powered Bike which can go 500 kms. in a litre of H2o.

  • T Power H20 motorcycle is a brainchild of Brazilian, Sao Paulo based civil officer Ricardo Azevedo 
  • This water powered bike can go 500 kms. / 310 miles on a litre of water whether clean or polluted.

Soaring fuel prices and environment concerns had urged people to invent vehicles which can run on water since decades, but no such real invention had been made so far.

Recently, T Power H20 motorbike was developed in Sao Paulo, Brazil by a man named Ricardo Azevedo. His motorcycle can travel up to 500kms./310 miles on just a liter of water, and it does not require any specific type of water.

The design features a combination of water and a single external car battery, which is used to produce electricity and separate hydrogen from the water molecule.

“The advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that the result that comes out of the exhaust is water vapour. This is different from gasoline, which the result is carbon monoxide,” said Azevedo.

Have a view how the Ricardo’s motorcycle work:

Ricardo Azevedo has even demonstrated the brilliance of his invention after first drinking clean water from a bottle to prove that it is H2o and not any fuel and later how the motorcycle works using polluted water from a nearby river also.

The process, involving a pipe system, results in combustion and it is this that creates the energy necessary to power the bike.

Mr Azevedo said that the advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that clean vapour is expelled from the exhaust

Speaking about the motorcycle, Mr Azevedo also suggested that his creation has environmental benefits too.

He said: ‘The advantage of this motorcycle, which works with the hydrogen that comes from the water, is that the result that comes out of the exhaust is water vapour. This is different from gasoline, which the result is carbon monoxide.’

Azevedo is ready for the testing of his invention which could bring a revolution in the transportation industry. He has to be a bit careful from his rivals as inventors like him have been discredited and even killed in the past.

The best way to keep Azevedo and his invention safe is to spread the word about him and his invention and let the real credit go flowing to him.

14 years old Tushar Talawat is a mathematics champion now.

This 14 years old boy, Tushar Talawat had brought laurels to his gurukul and his country by winning the International Mathematics Competition organized by Abacus Learning of Higher Arithmetic (ALOHA) in Indonesia Yogyakarta. The student of Ahmedabad-based Hemchandracharya Sanskrit Pathshala won among 1,300 students who come from 18 countries.

Tushar has also excelled at similar contests organized at state and national levels. A release by BSM claimed that during the Gujarat leg of the competition in October last year, he had solved 70 questions in 3 minutes and 30 seconds defeating 5300 competitors.

At the national level competition held in Chennai during last year December, he solved 70 questions relating to addition, subtraction and multiplication of six digits in 3 minutes and 10 seconds, and defeated 4300 students.

Tushar also met the HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar who later tweeted, “Like Tushar, other students can really showcase their talent through various competitions”.

 

Meet Akash Bhardwaj, the founder of a unique company which hires only the visually impaired women and acid attach victims.

“Khaas”meaning ‘special’ in Hindi, is a unique travel agency company in Delhi which only hires visually impaired women and acid attach victims.

Founded by Akash Bhardwaj, “Khaas” is providing empowering experience to it’s physically challenged employees. The agency organizes domestic and international tours for corporate organizations, schools and colleges, other than industrial tours, family trips, adventure camps, etc.

All the work is done by the visually impaired employees – right from making appointments and helping with the presentations to closing the deals and even accompanying the groups on the trips if required.

“I was in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar area during the Diwali celebrations of 2015 when I came across a lady selling balloons. She had acid scars on her face. When I asked her what had happened, she said a boy in her neighbourhood threw acid on her face and her husband abandoned her after that. She had two kids and was working alone to look after them. She used to work as the security in-charge in a mall before the attack, but no one was willing to give her a job after the incident. ‘Everyone talks about the importance of face value,’ she told me in proper English. So I decided to help people like her by providing them better employment opportunities,” says 32-year-old Akash Bhardwaj.

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He further adds “The women I work with are talented and determined. But they did not have the right platform to showcase these qualities. So I have given them that platform and am trying to make it bigger.”

Currently “Khaas” has six employees in total who are all visually impaired. They reach the office located on the fourth floor, get it clean, set up and start the work without any external aid. These girls operate their PCs with the help of the JAWS (Job Access With Speech) program that helps visually impaired people read the screen with text-to-speech output. They are also adept at using smartphones. In the last 20 days, the six employees had made 75 calls, confirmed 19 appointments, and finalized over five tours.

Akash spent almost two months training the girls, including teaching them how to get to the office. He is further planning for the company’s second round of hiring 15 girls and training them. Some will come to the office while others with mobility issues will be able to work from home. He plans to hire acid attack survivors as well.

“They are so happy with their work that many of them say they would like to work on Sundays too. They enjoy coming to the office, working together, meeting new people and talking about worldly affairs. Some of them live in hostels and don’t have their families here. One of the employees is a 32-year-old woman who lost her husband. She has a seven-year-old daughter,” says Akash.

You can help Akash take Khaas forward by contributing here.

 

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