Chennai Super Kings take home third IPL title

Chennai Super Kings won the Vivo 2018 IPL yesterday at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai following a spectacular performance from Shane Watson. Watson, the former captain of the Australian Cricket team pulled of an incredible 117* off just 57 balls after not being able to take a single run off the first 10 balls. This is …

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Gangubai’s story of illiteracy

Gangubai lives alone. Her husband died many years ago. However, for the past year, Gangubai has been picking up chocolate wrappers and discarded news paper she finds in her village. At home, she pores over her pile of scraps, trying to read the words written on them. Whenever they prove too difficult, she goes to a …

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Teaching gender equality in India

A creative education is challenging gender stereotypes in India, from picking apart pop songs to girls walking down the street. Could starting at a younger age break down some of the ingrained attitudes in society? “I became so frustrated with the normalisation of gender injustice,” says Gulika Reddy, a 27-year-old human rights lawyer. Pacing the …

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Jumpers in Size Elephant

These pachyderms may be big, but they’re still just as susceptible to the cold as we are. That’s why the villagers of Mathura, Uttar Pradesh are knitting giant sweaters called Jumbo Jackets for their elephant neighbors. The Jackets may take over 4 weeks to make, but the recipients are grateful for the warmth since India …

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A City Without Plastic : India bans all form of disposable plastic in its capital

India’s capital city Delhi has introduced a ban on disposable plastic. Cutlery, bags, cups and other forms of single-use plastic were prohibited by the National Green Tribunal (NGT). There is particular concern in the country about the amount of plastic waste it produces. According to the Times of India, it is responsible for an astonishing …

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The School under a Bridge: A teacher is providing free education for poor children

  A grocery store owner has been providing free education for slum children under a bridge in India for the past seven years. Rajesh Sharma, 45, noticed the hardship faced by children living in the slum area of New Delhi and was was driven to do something after he himself was forced to drop out …

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