Empowering African grandmas

Barefoot College in Tilonia, a small village in Ajmer district in Rajasthan is not just another college in the ordinary sense of the term.
Bunker Roy, a visionary and a social activist, established the college with a different objective. His mission was to solve problems like drinking water quality, female education, health and sanitation, rural unemployment, income generation, electricity and power, as well as social awareness and the conservation of ecological systems in rural India.
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Shall we learn a lesson from Sandy?

Hurricane Sandy which ravaged the US East Coast is a wake-up call for the American leadership. Few New Yorkers had imagined in their wildest dreams that they would have to face such extraordinary ordeal. A city that never sleeps is now having a nightmare, almost crippled, facing severe power outage and transportation trauma in the wake of the super storm.
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