You Can Help Keep A Grandmother’s Legacy Alive!

This is the story of a small primary school in the heart of the city of Kolkata. Or, let’s say, this is the story of two women who became educators to empower children of Kolkata and also empowering themselves in the process. It is the story of my great-grandmother and my grandmother, and their beloved Kidyzone English Medium School. Continue reading “You Can Help Keep A Grandmother’s Legacy Alive!”

Aching To Travel? Memories Of A Near Zero Waste Trip To The Mountains Will Inspire You

It’s hard to ignore the itch to travel. With the world still locking and unlocking at an unsure pace with the threat of Coronavirus still looming large on all of us, this might be a good time to re-examine the way we travel. Emphasis on health and safety will be the new normal in travel for some time to come and we hope that people will explore more opportunities to leave less negative impact on destinations. 

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Overshoot Day 2020 is on August 22. Does that mean Thanos was right?

The Earth Overshoot Day is the considered as the day in each calendar year when we, humans, complete using all the resources that the Earth provides for an entire year. For the rest of the year, we use the resources that the planet should have saved for the next year. These include fresh water, breathable gases, crude oil among other natural resources essential for human life to continue on Earth. In short, after the Overshoot Day each year we are stealing the essential resources from the future.

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COVID-19 and Beyond: Responsible Traveller in the Time Disease Outbreak

A third of global population is on lockdown today – travel restrictions are in force, national & international flights are cancelled, local transportation is limited or not available. While many of us are at home, others are stranded on the way. During Covid-19 or beyond, we might face such challenges. How do we handle such a situation or what we do while making our way to our destination? Remember, being responsible traveller, we take care of ourselves, others around us and mother earth. Recently, I planned to travel to Thailand, but ended up reaching India (from Yangon) – here is how I managed it in the midst of Covid-19 and a guide that might be useful to others.

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