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Why Sharmila Nair's performance art will take you into every woman's state of mind — inside an almirah

Sharmila Nair's fashion and art project aims to speak about the restrictions that most women face through a simple almirah and about how the pandemic adds to their lack of freedom

Published on 6th November 2020
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Why everyone must visit GoCoop's online showcase to help India's artisans bounce back post-lockdown

Siva Reddy, Founder of GoCoop speaks about how this online exhibition happening for the first time in India can support weavers' community

Published on 21st May 2020
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We For Kargil: How this NGO in the war-torn city is helping the young reshape history

The NGO's one of the main objectives is to impart quality education by introducing advanced and improved teaching methodologies with the help of both local teachers as well as teachers from outside 

Published on 25th July 2018
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Visva Bharati campus vandalised over boundary wall construction on Poush Mela ground

According to sources, Trinamool Congress MLA from Dubrajpur Naresh Bauri was present when the ransacking was taking place. The building of the boundary wall was stopped after the incident

Published on 17th August 2020

UGC wants students to wear 'Indian and cultured' clothes for convocation 

An expert committee will first examine the designs for convocation attires that UGC receives, following which some of them will be shortlisted

Published on 17th April 2018
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Two woke girls: How this all-women start-up in Ladakh is trying to reviving the lost art of handlooms

The women of Changthang were trained in the basics of weaving but had no major employment. Sonam and Minglak gave these women profitable employment

Published on 3rd November 2020
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To bring issues like gender equality to the fore, this Hyderabad-based group teaches lessons with a twist 

In an exchange programme facilitated by youth-run organisation AIESEC, Salamullah visited Sri Lanka in June-July 2018 and he taught English and Gender Equality as subjects in six schools

Published on 23rd August 2020
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TN SSLC Exam 2020: Board exams to begin on June 2, check the complete timetable here

Class 10 exams in TN were initially scheduled to begin on March 27 and end on April 13. However, it was postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the consequent lockdown

Published on 12th May 2020
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This start-up that deals with floral waste employs underprivileged women from Gundlapochampally

Though Maya Vivek was born in Gulbarga, Karnataka, she has been in Hyderabad for ten years now. She quit her job in September last year and then, the duo started Holy Waste

Published on 3rd July 2019
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This start-up is upcycling low-value plastic into high-end chic, to help tribal women earn their way

Aarohana EcoSocial Developments' only mantra is upcycling plastics to save this Earth. Rashmi Patil speaks to the founder, Amita Deshpande to know what they do with that upcycled plastic

Published on 8th July 2020
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This software developed by IIT alumni can automatically turn flat fabrics into 3D images on models. Here's how

The software can act as a substitute for conventional model photoshoots and is convenient even for small boutique designers and weavers who don't have access to or can't afford photoshoots

Published on 15th September 2020
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This Jaipur-based woman weaves paper waste into fabric to make creative lifestyle products

Neerja’s brainchild, Sutrakaar Creations, sells a variety of recycled handcrafted items

Published on 22nd August 2018
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These 'Chekutty' dolls made from flood-damaged saris could help Chendamangalam's weavers

Chekuttys are made out of the stained and dirty handloom sarees weaved in the flood-affected Chendamangalam in Kerala 

Published on 10th September 2018
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The pretty and quaint products offered by Folkmate are hand-made by Odisha's artisans. Check them out

Their mini dolls, especially their pasapalli dolls inspired by the handlooms of Odisha, reflect the stories and culture of Odisha and are a particular hit. They get as many as 500 orders per month  

Published on 6th June 2020
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The Chekutty Story: How a doll became a symbol of hope for Kerala's weavers after the floods

It's been a year since the birth of Chekutty dolls. We take a tour down the memory lane, finding out more about the cute little doll, made out of Chendamangalam's handloom clothes

Published on 4th September 2019

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