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Kashmir’s very own “Charlie Chaplin”, Nazir Josh, wants to bring mirth back to Kashmir’s depressed lives. By Sheikh Qayoom Srinagar: Long before it was infected by violence and its streets reverberated with sounds of slogans and gunfire, Kashmir was a place where one could hear laughter in every household in the evenings when Nazir Josh, […]

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Founded by ​a team of six with a larger concern for society​ (alumni of Azim Premji University​/Montesorri​​)​, the Gubbachi Learning Community works to bridge the learning competencies of children of migrant labourers in Bangalore. By Nigar I must confess I wasn’t ever half as excited about setting off to school when I was a child […]

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Jodhpur: Two ambulances worth Rs. 7 lakh were dedicated for public service under the care of Muslim Jamaat Nagori Teliyan Society Jodhpur on August 2. Former Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot flagged off the two vehicles in the Circuit House. Former Culture Minister Chandresh Kumari and social worker activist Habeebur Rahman Khilji mobilized the funds […]

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Dr. Askandar Iqbal, a DST-INSPIRE faculty awardee at the Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia has won the prestigious Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Medal for Young Scientist (2016). It carries a bronze medal and a cash prize of Rs. 25,000. Dr. Iqbal received the DST-INSPIRE Faculty Award while working as a postdoctoral scientist at […]

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Having risen from humble origin in Bellary, Dr. Ibrahim enrolled himself into the lives of scores of others, having transformed their fortunes for the better. By A Staff Writer Knowledge Empowers You is the autobiography of Dr. Ibrahim Bijli Syed, a nuclear physicist settled in Louisville, Kentucky in the United States. Dr. Ibrahim hails from […]

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“I may not have money but people respect me. And this is my greatest asset. I have also taught my children the same values,” says Nazrul. In his late 40s, Nazrul Islam is just another auto-rickshaw driver in Guwahati, Assam. But this bearded gentleman has become talk of the town after he won accolades for […]

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“Hard work paid off,” says Mohna Ansari, the only woman in the five-member NHRC commission, which has tackled issues such as security force excesses and gender discrimination. In November 2014, Mohna Ansari received a telephone call from the office of Nepal’s prime minister. They asked her to join the Nepal Human Rights Commission (NHRC), the […]

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Zarina has an age-old bawri with salt water at home, but she does not sell the water. Zarina, mother of ten and of very limited means herself, provides water free to her neighbours in Indira Nagar, Mankhurd, a slum in Mumbai. With no supply system in place, the slum’s residents buy drinking water as well […]

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“Principles like honesty, kindness, punctuality, good etiquette, manners, keeping your promise, being just in all matters and serving humanity are at the core of Islam” says Dr. Parvaiz. Dr. Mohammad Aslam Parvaiz is the Founder of Anjuman Farogh-e-Science (‘Organisation for Science Promotion’), a registered NGO promoting scientific awareness, aptitude and education among Urdu-knowing people, and […]

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