Organizations


Global development podcast transcript: why care about mental health?

Sunday, September 1st, 2013
Global development podcast transcript: why care about mental health? What needs to change to improve outcomes for people living with a mental health problem in Sri Lanka and elsewhere in the developing world?    Sri Lanka has many people with serious mental health problems, exacerbated by the tsunami of December 2004 and decades of civil war. The country has one ...

The Marvari Horse Society of India and Dames et Cavaliers

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
The Marvari Horse Society of India and Dames et CavaliersRAMESH KUMAR SHARMA The Marvari Horse Society of India invites interested persons and institutions for contributing to its horse conservation project. Dames et Cavaliers offers a real story of determination to conserve Marvari horses  The horse breed, native of the region of Marvar (the southwestern Rajasthan), is nowadays rarely found; most probably ...

Super 30′s IIT-JEE success story brings joy again

Friday, May 18th, 2012
Super 30's IIT-JEE success story brings joy again Patna, May 18: A daily wage labourer, a security guard, a grocer, a marginal farmer and a truck mechanic are among the proud fathers whose sons have cracked the highly-competitive IIT-JEE exam this year, thanks to Super 30, a free coaching centre for underprivileged students in Bihar. This year, 27 of the ...

US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims in Andhra Pradesh

Monday, May 7th, 2012
US-based charity builds schools for poor Muslims in Andhra PradeshHyderabad, May 7: Indian Muslim Relief and Charities (IMRC), a US-based organization, has built 60 schools in the remote villages of coastal Andhra Pradesh and plans to construct 40 more to provide spiritual education to Muslims. Under its platform, Rural Educational and Economic Development (REED), the organization has not only constructed the ...

Apna Ghar: Where destitute, disabled find a home

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012
Apna Ghar: Where destitute, disabled find a homeBajhera (Rajasthan), May 1: A maggot infested wound in the head, a chopped hand, a smashed nose, a paralysed body...Life was hellish for many destitute, disabled people before they were brought to an ashram here and given new hope. Run by homoeopath couple Madhuri and B.M. Bhardwaj, Apna Ghar in Bharatpur district ...

Empowering rural women to fight for their rights

Monday, April 30th, 2012
Empowering rural women to fight for their rights Lucknow, April 27: Seema Saroj, a resident of Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, was denied payment under the rural jobs scheme for months. She then joined Nari Sangh, a women's group working for the rights of people, and took on the authorities to get her pending dues. Saroj is one among over ...

Virginia Commonwealth University to establish India Chair

Thursday, April 5th, 2012
Virginia Commonwealth University to establish India ChairWashington, April 5: To foster greater understanding about the Indian democratic framework, a US university has decided to establish India Chair, which is said to be the first endowed Chair in North America devoted to study this aspect of the country. The India Chair in Democracy and Civil Society at the L ...

Spreading childhood cancer awareness on bicycles

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Spreading childhood cancer awareness on bicycles New Delhi, March 24: A team of four cyclists, Cycling 4Change, arrived in the capital Saturday, covering a distance of 1,940 km in 21 days, in a ride titled "Gateway of India to India Gate", to spread awareness about childhood cancer. The cyclists -- Anil Uchil, Ranjul Goswami, Bertram Fonseca and Malikarjun ...

Harvard Conference to discuss where India is headed

Saturday, March 24th, 2012
Harvard Conference to discuss where India is headedBoston, March 24: International leaders from government, business, non-profit, media and entertainment sectors are meeting here over the weekend to discuss where India stands currently and where it is headed over the next decade. The discussions are part of the 9th Harvard India Conference with the theme of India: The Next Frontier, ...

GOPIO plans Gadar Centennial Commemoration in 2013

Thursday, March 15th, 2012
GOPIO plans Gadar Centennial Commemoration in 2013Washington, March 15: The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) is organizing the Gadar Centennial Commemoration, the 100th anniversary of the Gadar Movement to liberate India from British colonialism with the force of arms. The nationalistic movement started as Hindustan Association of the Pacific Coast in 1913 with headquarters in ...
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