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Viji Athreye

I am an Indian...Wedded to the Olive Green, I believe I belong to the Silent Ranks. I am extremely perturbed by the social issues concerning India. I in my own capacity am trying to bring about that change for a brighter tomorrow.

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fee waiver scheme by delhi govt

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also Education Minister of Delhi, on Tuesday, 18 July, 2017, announced a merit-cum-scholarship scheme for students getting admission in any of the State Universities of Delhi, including Ambedkar University, starting from the academic session 2017-18. The AAP Government has decided to waive off 100% fees for students who come from families belonging to the BPL ( Below Poverty Line), and 25-50% waiver for students coming from families [...]

ahmedabad becomes heritage city

Ahmedabad,  the 606-year-old walled city in Gujarat has been declared as a World Heritage City (WHC). Ahmedabad now holds the esteemed position of becoming India’s first World Heritage City. Following a meeting in Krakwo, Poland, the announcement was made by UNESCO  on Twitter on Saturday, 8 July, 2017. Ruchira Kamboj, India’s permanent representative to UNESCO, tweeted saying, “Thrilled to announce! Ahmedabad has just been declared India’s first #WorldHeritage city by @UNESCO.” Members of the World [...]

Gurudwaras in india

Sikhism, founded by Guru Nanak Dev Ji in the 15th century, is a religion that resonates with the virtues of equality, bravery and generosity. One of the most powerful new-age religions in the history of India, Sikhism gave India some extraordinary men who were willing to sacrifice their lives for causes that symbolised the welfare of the society and truth. These men became the pillars of courage who defended the country and the society. Gurudwara, [...]


The UDAY Express, Utkrisht Double-Decker Air-conditioned Yatri from Coimbatore to Bengaluru will be launched by September 2017, according to an announcement made by Union Minister Suresh Prabhu. The launch of UDAY Express had been announced more than a year ago by the Railway Minister in his rail budget speech in 2016, but got delayed due to some designing issues. Suresh Prabhu has said that the problems regarding the designing of the coach have now been [...]

Climate Changes

Since time immemorial, India has enjoyed the predictable rhythm of monsoon. Once a year, from early June onwards, the water vapours collected from over the Indian Ocean arrive in India in the form of South West Monsoon Winds bearing rain clouds and replenish the lands parched from the hot summer months. More than a billion people depend upon this precise timing of Monsoons based on vast global systems of winds. We have no control over [...]

organic food

Organic Food!! The New kid on the Block!! In recent years the trend of organic food has been fast catching up among the rich and the upper middle class alike.  Over the past decade there has been a steady growth in the sales of organic food manufacturers, even though the price of organic food is naturally (Pun Intended) higher. In fact, on an average, a household has to shell out anything between 1500-2000 INR extra [...]

highway dhabas near Delhi

A road trip in India can never ever be complete without having a bite in one of those roadside dhabas. The stuffed parathas and the Alu Mutter maybe dripping in oil; but these gastronomic delights served from those huge steel vessels along with that onion and green chilli remains unparalleled; something even a five star hotel will fail to serve. Today we are going give you information about five roadside dhabas near Delhi, famous for [...]

Plantation Campaign in the Narmada Basin

India is in the forefront in its commitment to the Paris Agreement, and 1.5 million citizens of India, supporting the cause of the nation, gathered along the Narmada River in the state of Madhya Pradesh, and helped in planting 66 million trees in just 12 hours, last Sunday, 2 July, 2017. To keep things in perspective, it equals the entire population of cities in the US like Philadelphia working towards a cause. In fact India [...]

pm modi's israel visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a historic visit to Israel, being the first Indian Prime Minister to visit the nation. His three-day visit began on Monday, 3 July, 2017. He has met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and will meet with President Reuven Rivlin. The leaders of the two countries are seeking to strengthen India-Israel relationship which include security, agriculture, water, energy, defence and technology among others. The two leaders will be discussing sharing [...]

crowdfunding for patients

The age of technology has brought along with it many concepts that one could not even imagine in the age before the advent of the internet. One such concept is that of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding is a concept where through the usage of social media, individuals are persuaded to contribute with a small donation towards any kind of a cause. It could be anything ranging from caring for stray animals to investing in start-ups and small [...]