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Ex-Banker from Gurugram Opens School Under Tree, Educates 700 Slum Kids in 10 Years

  In 2009, a group of kids ambushed GK Bhatnagar, begging for alms. At that time, he promised them a free school. Today, Bhatnagar has more than fulfilled his promise!


 At 10.30 am sharp, 70 students scuffle to find the best seat on the carpet under the tree. Some are looking for a cool shade while the others want a place in the front row. Their school has neither classrooms nor salaried teachers, but the students are n Read more...

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Senior Citizens Step Up To Help Special Needs Students Write Their Exams

 Seeking to solve dearth of writers for visually-challenged children, retired professionals are doing the job in the absence of young volunteers

 

 A group of senior citizens in the city has steered post-retirement plans the write way, by coming forward to be exam writers for candidates who require them. While the state government's plan to have a writers' bank is still underway, these retirees are allayi Read more...

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A Woman of Many Firsts: Meet First And Oldest Cardiologist of India!

Dr Padmavati was awarded the Padma Bhushan as well as the Padma Vibhushan for her pioneering work!

 

 Stent, heart bypass surgery, heart attack…all of us have heard these painful terms amongst our loved ones at one time or another. But these were uncommon a generation ago.


So, what happened? How did we reach here?


In an attempt to understand the status of heart disea Read more...

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With 20 Degrees, IAS Officer Shrikant Jichkar Was The Most Educated Man of India!

 It is the pursuit of knowledge that takes a man from darkness to light, and it is said that no matter how much knowledge you have, it is never complete or enough. Dr Shrikant Jichkar was someone who followed a similar school of thought, and you will be baffled with his educational qualifications—the man had acquired 20 degrees!

 


Yes, that is true. Dr Jichkar was a scholar in a variety of fields ranging from journalism to medicine! While he began b Read more...

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Games for Senior Citizens

Playing games at any age, including during retirement, is healthy for the mind and body

 

Playing games at any age, including during retirement, is healthy for the mind and body. They can keep the brain active, encourage social interaction, and even help to prevent Alzheimer's disease and dementia. While everyone has a different idea of what they like to play, games that are neither too boring nor overly complex are ideal for sen Read more...

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