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Indian Innovation At Work – Students Design Solar-Powered Helmets.

In Education, India, People Making A Difference, Renewable Energy, Science on May 18, 2010 at 7:59 pm

Young innovators of green technology that saves lives too….that’s a whole lot of good ideas off to the right start!

Pragnesh Dudhaiya and Aalok Bhatt, two students at the at the Nirma University of Ahmedabad in India to put together a wind- and solar-powered helmet for bikers. (Source: CRAVE, CNET Asia Blog)

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In India, People Making A Difference on May 16, 2010 at 7:41 am

Gratitude. One simple word that so many of us just don’t pay enough attention to. Everyday there are a million things to complain about – health, jobs, family, coworkers, politics, religion, corporations, and the list goes on and on and on. And yet there are so many things that happen to every one of us every day that we can be thankful about – the kindness of strangers, a book we saw someone reading that sounded like a good read, a kind word.

And so it is that we found this blog that does just that: writes a thank you note everyday. To everything.

Hattip: Seth Godin

A Great American Story: Rishi Nair, aka The Peaceful Warrior.

In India, People Making A Difference on May 13, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Watch the video below, and then read this kid’s Great American story…..you will be touched, humbled and profoundly inspired by him and his mother Mary Lyn Nair.

[Youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RDFeCSpStUU&h=275&w=315]

How One Woman And One Dress Raised $78,983 And Put 219 Kids In School.

In Education, Fashion, India, People Making A Difference on May 2, 2010 at 11:16 am

Brooklyn based Sheena Matheikan wore 1 dress 365 ways for a whole year to raise funds for the Akanksha Foundation in India.  A novel idea executed with will and determination that garnered plenty of press, and cheered on by netizens, she raised over $78K and is off to launch Year 2.

Read her amazingly inspiring journey here.

Time 100 Influential List – Tendulkar, Manmohan Singh, Rahul Singh and More.

In India, People Making A Difference on April 29, 2010 at 6:30 pm

It’s that time of year. The TIME  magazine gets to pick the 100 most influential list of people in the world…or as we call it – the list of 100 recognizable names in the world that are in the news…a lot.

Like Manmohan Singh, Sachin Tendulkar, Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Amartya Sen and Chetan Bhagat

Then, there are those on the list not for being in the news regularly, but for the quiet acts of heroism that happened to get noticed once in a while.  Like Sanjit Roy and Rahul Singh.  You can tell that they’re not in the news a lot because they get TIME illustrations, and not photographs.  Just sayin’.