India Fellows in the News

"We are trying to build public support for a Good Samaritan law by involving the victims and their families", Piyush Tewari

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In the past ten days, Delhi witnessed three road rage incidents. Last week, Shahnawaz (38) was beaten to death by iron rods over an argument on a minor collision near Turkman Gate. On Sunday, Ashish (25) suffered serious injuries after his bike hit a woman in Narela.
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Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Save Life Foundation, Piyush has been working to push for a Good Samaritan law.

Zeena Johar Named one of 2015 Yale World Fellows In US

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Two Indians are among 16 people named by Yale University as its 2015 World Fellows, the signature global leadership development initiative at the prestigious US institution.

Zeena Johar, SughaVazhvu Healthcare Founder and journalist and author Rah...
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Ashoka Fellow Zeena Johar named one of 2015 Yale World Fellows! Zeena's organizations, SughaVazhvu Healthcare (SVHC) and IKP Centre for Technologies in Public Health (ICTPH) are providing basic healthcare through affordable healthcare technologies and highly trained medical practitioners to hard-to-reach rural population across the country.

Mumbai-based youngsters tap into unexplored industry, develop hemp products

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In a small office tucked away in the bylanes of Lower Parel, seven men sit brainstorming over ideas to foster the growth of an industry which is currently a dying means of rural livelihood.
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Ashoka Fellow Sanvar Oberoi's BOHECO is exploring the untapped industry of industrial hemp for the first time ever in India.

This woman is questioning something that you and I hesitate to talk about: Mental Health

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Brightly coloured hair, tattoos and  numerous piercings are probably the least interesting things about Reshma Valliappan. Also known as Val Resh, she is an activist for a number of issues, but primarily for mental health and human rights.
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Ashoka Fellow Reshma Valliappan talks about her journey with Schizophrenia, how she broke the conventional medication and is working towards bringing a shift in the way society perceives and understands mental illness.

How Local Innovations Are Helping Fix Bangalore's Green Crisis

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To most of us, the idea may seem utopian; anyone living in Bangalore can talk at great length about the lack of space in the city.
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The article talks about the work of two Ashoka Fellows - Kuldeep Dantewadia and Shubendu Sharma and their innovations that are helping fix Bangalore's green crisis.

Breaking Ground on the way to success

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Determined to shape the future of healthcare in India, Dr Devi Prasad Shetty is breaking new ground in productivity, profitablity and affordability. By M Neelam Kachhap
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Dr. Devi Shetty who has enabled millions of low-income people in the country access quality healthcare is now developing new technology that might change the way healthcare is delivered and consumed.

Entrepreneur Ashwin Mahesh is all charged up for a go at Bengaluru's taxi market

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He is set to introduce an electric-cab service in the city with a host of cloud-connected safety features, mainly aimed at ferrying employees of technology and outsourcing companies.
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Ashoka Fellow Ashwin Mahesh and few former tech executives are set to introduce an electric-cab service in the city with a host of cloud-connected safety features, mainly aimed at ferrying employees of technology and outsourcing companies.

A total ban on child labour is a must, says Nobel Peace Prize-winner Kailash Satyarthi

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When the Constitution of India was adopted in 1950, it promised to safeguard the rights of children, and protect them from economic exploitation. However, 65 years later, it is still perfectly legal to employ a six-yea
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Nobel Laureate and Ashoka Fellow Kailash Satyarthi talks about the need to pass the Child Labour (Amendment Bill) 2012, in the coming parliamentary session and also lists out 6 amendments that are essential to protect the rights of all children.

How Children Can Be Empowered To Change The Future

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Unfortunately, India's education system continues to remain focused on producing graduates who can meet the needs of industrialism rather than those who can create knowledge economies. But with an estimated 300 million students entering the workforce...
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Ashoka Fellows Kiran Bir Sethi and Vishal Talreja talk about the need for building changemaker skills such as empathy, leadership and teamwork in our children today, so that they are empowered to change the future.

The power of empathy in boosting dairy farming

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Ashoka Fellow Dr. GNS Reddy's Akshayakalpa's rural, dairy farms are redefining the way dairy farming takes place in ‪India. It's ingenious and compassionate methods are creating happy cows which produce organic, nutritious milk as well as increase farmer's monetary benefits.

Binalakshmi Nepram Wins Prestigious L'Oréal Paris Femina Women Awards

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Binalakshmi Nepram Wins Prestigious L Oreal Paris Femina Women Awards 2015 20150331
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Recognizing the positive role women can play in reducing gun violence, Binalakshmi is pioneering the micro-disarmament movement in India by involving and empowering women most affected by violence.

We Need to Teach Our Children That They Can Change the World

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To turn this story around, Design for Change was born out of the conviction that children are not helpless.
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Ashoka Fellow Kiran Bir Sethi talks about the importance of teaching children that they can change the world and how her global movement Design for Change is working towards achieving this.

The Man Who Is Using Cameras To Revolutionize Agriculture In India

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Digital Green is enabling thousands of farmers to become video film makers and more productive. All of this has been made possible by a guy who had never even seen a village 8 years ago!
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Ashoka Fellow Rikin Gandhi, an Indian-American who had never seen a village till 2006, is now reaching out to over 6,000 villages through his organization and working to improve the lives of thousands of farmers.
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