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Feb 24 10 tweets 3 min read
From the historical roots of farming to the transformative Green Revolution, India’s farming sector has evolved significantly.

#AgritechEvolution #TechInAgriculture #InnovationInFarming

[Startups, Agriculture, Innovation in Farming] Image India has historically been at the forefront of global agricultural productivity, given the vast agro-ecological diversity the country has been blessed with. Image
Feb 19 9 tweets 2 min read
Say goodbye to stressing over marks!

The #CBSE Board has revamped its grading system for classes 10 & 12, focusing on skills, and not scores. 📚🎓

Here's what you need to know >>

#GradingSystem #Education #BoardExam #Examination

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Feb 12 9 tweets 3 min read
Over the weekend, unsettling scenes unfolded in Pune as social media captured massive mosquito swarms resembling tornadoes in the skies over Keshavnagar and Kharadi Gavthan areas.

{Pune, Municipality, Mosquito Tornado, Public Health, Disease Control] Image Shared by locals, videos showcased the alarming phenomenon, raising concerns about the potential spread of mosquito-borne diseases.
Jan 18 9 tweets 2 min read
You're at the airport✈️, passport and boarding pass in hand🎟️, and suddenly comes the dreaded announcement that your flight's delayed. Or worse, cancelled. 😞
Don't fret!

#KnowYourRights #DelayedFlights #FlightDelay #DelhiAirport #India

[Flight Delay, Customer Rights] Image Swipe to know your rights when flights are delayed or cancelled >> Image
Jan 10 9 tweets 3 min read
Just after Partition, young India faced a new challenge when Pakistan sent a ship to stake its claim on the azure islands of Lakshadweep.

#lakshadweep #historyofindia #SardarVallabhbhaiPatel #lakshadweepislands #TouristAttraction #partition Image Directed by Sardar Patel, two twins set out on a daring quest to secure the islands for India.

The same brothers would go on to be revered as the 'Twin Stars of Arcot', vying with each other in accomplishments and contributing enormously to public policies in a variety of areas. Image
Dec 26, 2023 8 tweets 1 min read
A team of three dedicated architects, Swathi Subramanian, Savita Rajan, and Ritu Sara Thomas, recently achieved a remarkable feat in their careers.

#culturalheritage #heritageconservation #UNESCOaward #womenarchitects #India #restoration #temple #karnikaramandapam Image Their meticulous restoration of the 600-year-old Karnikara Mandapam at the Kunnamangalam Bhagawati Temple earned them the prestigious UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award for Cultural Heritage Conservation.
Dec 21, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
How safe are gas #geysers?

#Winter months record a rise in dangerous incidents caused by these geysers.

#GasGeyserSyndrome #sustainableliving #winterseason #staysafe #Winters #Safety #Awareness Image Divyanshu Asopa, founder of the sustainable stationery brand 21 Fools, shared this much-needed cautionary reminder.☝️ Image
Dec 20, 2023 9 tweets 2 min read
The detection of the JN.1 variant in India is a reminder that the virus continues to evolve in many different ways. From symptoms to questions about vaccine protection, here's what should know. >>

#JN1Variant #HealthAwareness #COVID19 #HealthAlert #PublicHealth #Coronavirus Image Image
Dec 17, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Kozhikode in Kerala has earned itself a prestigious title — India's first UNESCO City of Literature.

#Kozhikode #CityofLiterature #UNESCOcityofliterature #India #KeralaLiterature #Literary #Kerala #UNESCO Image UNESCO bestowed this recognition on this beautiful coastal city in November 2023 for its unwavering commitment to nurturing the written word.

But what sets Kozhikode apart from other literary hubs in India? Let's find out. Image
Dec 16, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
IPS officer Veerendra Mishra dedicated years to assisting the Bedia community in breaking free from intergenerational sex work.

#Samvedna #CasteEquality #Empowerment #BediaCommunity #HumanTraffickingAwareness #Education #NGO #HumanTrafficking #MadhyaPradesh Image He supported over 5,000 students from the community, guiding them toward becoming engineers, IAS officers, and lawyers through education.

What people believe as a “traditional engagement in sex work”, Mishra calls “community-based sexual exploitation”.
Dec 10, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
"When my friend booked an Uber for me on the last day, this lady came to pick me up. After the ride started, I noticed a kid sleeping in the front seat. I could not resist asking:
Ma'am, is that your daughter?

#Women #Empowerment #Motherrhood #Love #Inspiring Image Yes, sir, my daughter and she is on vacation now; hence I am working and babysitting together.
I was curious, so I wanted to know more.

Her name is Nandini, and she drives a cab in Bangalore.
Sep 12, 2023 6 tweets 2 min read
“We needed to innovate and build a biodegradable device that could break the chain of mosquito breeding,” says Prasad Phadke.

@prasadphadke @EcoBioTraps

#innovation #sustainablestartup #biodegradable #dengue Image @prasadphadke @EcoBioTraps Prasad and his team have developed the Eco BioTrap — a population reduction device for mosquitoes that ‘breaks the chain’ of their breeding and provides disease prevention from dengue, malaria, chikungunya, zika and other vector-borne diseases.
Aug 3, 2023 7 tweets 2 min read
When students of Vishwa Vidyapeeth school in #Bengaluru returned after the pandemic, they were welcomed by a lush #organicfarm, which slowly became an integral part of their curriculum, too -- all thanks to the unique idea of the school director, Suseela Santhosh.

#farming Image Suseela saw an opportunity in the vacant campus when the school was closed for children, and an idea struck. Why not transform the school into an organic farm? “We already had a small farm set up, which we decided to expand. Many of our non-teaching staff were left with no work.
Jun 17, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
Bioluminescence lets humans see something special and rare: the quiet glow of ocean waves, the twinkling beauty of fireflies and the sparkling shimmer of forest floors.

#incredibleindia #oceanlife Image If you haven’t witnessed this surreal phenomenon yet, here are a few places in India where you can see nature come aglow with living light. >>> Image
Jun 16, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
"My father is my inspiration because he always motivates us and encourages us to move further if we fail," says Aarti Jha, who secured 192nd rank in #NEET and now aims to become a neurologist.

#NEETResults #NEET2023 #Struggle #Inspiration #Students #Agra Image Hailing from Agra in #UttarPradesh, Aarti chose to drop her preparation for a year while she taught students in a local school. "I used the money to pay for my coaching classes. I began preparing after 2020 & since then, have been working diligently to crack the exam," she says.
Jun 16, 2023 10 tweets 3 min read
“While visiting a temple in Sri Lanka during a work trip, I discovered something strange. I paid my respects and bent down. But when I tried to get back up, I couldn’t.

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#IngeniousIndian #Innovation #Inspiration #TheBetterIndia Image I had a 50-50 chance of survival, and things were not looking great. I had six months,” notes Hari, adding that by September 2010, radiation, chemotherapies, and surgery followed.
Jun 16, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
"Steering the hardships - Women at the wheel beyond all the odds and naysayers!

Post Courtesy: Devkaran M on #LinkedIn

#Inspiration #Wisdom #DefyingOdds #SingleMother #WomenPower #India Image I took a bike ride service yesterday and had the fantastic experience (1st of its kind) of meeting this ambitious and dynamic powerhouse of positivity. Ms. Venkata Lakshmi L is in her 40’s and a single mother.
Jun 16, 2023 8 tweets 3 min read
TW: Violence and torture

“My dad was kidnapped. It was traumatic.
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#Education #HeroesofHumanity #Inspiration #TheBetterIndia Image For seven days, he was tortured, beaten and could only escape when he jumped from the third floor of the building where he was being kept hostage. He ran several kilometers to reach the closest railway station to reach home. This incident had a heavy impact on my brain.”
Jun 16, 2023 7 tweets 3 min read
“I used to observe the indiscriminate use of plastic and how it would be thrown into landfills and oceans, contributing to pollution.

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#EntrepreneursOfIndia #Sustainability #Fashion #Recycling #TamilNadu #TheBetterIndia Image I wanted to find a better way to use discarded plastic and help clean the environment," says Tamil Nadu’s K Sankar, who, along with his son Senthil Sankar manufactures clothing using recycled #PETbottles.
Jun 16, 2023 5 tweets 3 min read
"#Odisha is a coastal state and is bound to have cyclones. It is our responsibility to ensure every life is safe.

Read more about the five suggestions for better #DisasterManagement and response in states vulnerable to #cyclones:
thebetterindia.com/320695/odisha-…

#IAS #Inspiration Image We adopted a zero-human casualty mission, and it took us 20 years to achieve that,” says IAS officer #PradeepKumarJena, who has seen the state through many interventions that have saved thousands of lives.
Jun 15, 2023 4 tweets 3 min read
“The 80s were a very interesting period for bikes in India. I saw people discarding old #models and buying new bikes very fast. I wondered what happened to those old #bikes, and that’s when I hit upon the idea of collecting them", says Vinit Kenjal, the man behind the museum. Image #Vinit also points out that vintage bikes evoke a sense of nostalgia in visitors. “From dropping children to school and taking your beloved on long rides to giving lifts to strangers, there are several emotions associated with scooters.