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Independence: Do Indians Care About the British Any More?
Offbeat  (tags: Independence, India, British Rule )

Ray
- 39 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Seventy years since India gained its independence from the British Empire, the UK is seeking a closer trading relationship. But what do modern Indians think about the British?
A Country Divided How It Affected Me
Offbeat  (tags: Ex-British Colonial Rule, Country Divided, India )

Ray
- 52 days ago - bbc.co.uk
It was one of the largest migrations the world has ever seen - with at least 10 million people on the move. Seventy years ago, in August 1947, British colonial rule in India came to an end.
Armless Indian Tailor Creates Garments With His Feet - Inspiring   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Harayana, armless tailor, Madan Lal, determination, inspiration, "don't take 'no' for an answer" )

Evelyn
- 61 days ago - youtu.be
(If the voice giving the commentary infuriates you - read the text linked below!) Madan Lal was born without arms but learnt to use his talented toes to stitch beautiful garments from a shop in his village. Now he uses his talented toes to stitch be
Most Bird Species in An Aviary - Guinness World Records   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Mysuru, Dr. Sri Ganapathy Sachchidananda Swamiji, Avadhoota Datta Peetham, Shukavana bird home, hospital, sanctuary )

Evelyn
- 94 days ago - youtu.be
The Shukavana bird home in Mysuru, India has set a record for the most bird species in an aviary. Dr Swamiji feels strongly about animal welfare and conservation, so he created Shukavana to preserve endangered species of birds.Shukavana bird home
BSF Men Play Good Samaritans to Birds, Wildlife in Jaisalmer
Offbeat  (tags: animals, wildlife, protection, water, India )

Anna
- 102 days ago - timesofindia.indiatimes.com
At a time when the temperature at Indo-Pak border adjoining Jaisalmer is hovering around 46-48 degrees, the jawans are acting as saviour for cattle, birds and wildlife in border areas by providing them food, water and shelter.
Karma Kitchen - Growing in Generosity (See If There's One Near You!)
Offbeat  (tags: India, Seva CafĂ©, Karma Kitchen, generosity, pay it forward, Good News, spreading, US, Europe, Japan, Asia, volunteers, food, humanity, interesting )

Evelyn
- 152 days ago - karmakitchen.org
Based on Seva Café: "Your meal was a gift from someone who came before you. To keep the chain of gifts alive, we invite you to pay it forward for those who dine after you." That's Karma Kitchen, a volunteer-driven experiment in generosity.
Indian Women's Ice Hockey Team   video
Offbeat  (tags: India, Ladakh, Leh, ice hockey, women, team, Indian Ice Hockey Team, crowdfunding )

Evelyn
- 155 days ago - youtu.be
They depended on donated second hand equipment, did all skating on frozen lakes & ponds - but wanted to do more, compete ... so early in 2017 they turned to crowdfunding in order to go to the Asian Games
College Student Rescues 111 Child Labourers in India in Covert Operation
Offbeat  (tags: college student, india, Child Labor, humans, children, protection, world )

Lone
- 157 days ago - globalcitizen.org
Jharna is the reason that a battle in the war against child labour has been won. But not everyone was thrilled.
This Dog Fought Off Armed Robbers, Saved Owner
Offbeat  (tags: Bangalore, India, armed men, dog, Leo, saved owner )

Evelyn
- 187 days ago - bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com
Man out with his dog Leo was held up by 3 thugs, 1 with machete to his throat. Leo attacked - freed his human & chased off the others.
Villagers Knit Jumpers for Indian Elephants to Protect the Large Mammals From Near-Freezing Temperatures
Offbeat  (tags: India, animals, elephants, women )

Sinikka
- 244 days ago - independent.co.uk
Local women make colourful jumpers for formerly abused animals after staff at conservation centre warn of temperatures dipping close to freezing point.
India's Most Famous Tiger, Machli, Dies in Ranthambore Aged 19
Offbeat  (tags: Tiger, Machli, India )

Ray
- 399 days ago - bbc.co.uk
India's most famous tiger, 19-year-old Machli, has died, officials say.
From Gaza to Mount Rainier
Offbeat  (tags: philanthropy, Climb for Asha, GRAVIS program, Anas Alfarra, Palestinian, Gaza, Mount Rainier, India, Thar Desert )

Evelyn
- 447 days ago - gofundme.com
A Palestinian refugee from Gaza was enabled to Study in the US. Now he wants to share onwards the benefits he gained. (While fasting for Ramadan) he will climb Mount Rainier; money from sponsoring will be sent to help villagers in the Thar Desert -India
20 Breathtaking Images Of Natural Wonders And Exotic Wildlife In India
Offbeat  (tags: india, animals, images, Natural Wonders, big predators, environment, society, world )

Lone
- 457 days ago - ixigo.com
India is a land of never-ending oddities. If in India, you can never really say that youâEUR(TM)ve seen it all. ThereâEUR(TM)s just too much to do, and too much to see in India; and when it comes to big predators, India is far more ahead of many
Viewpoint: How British Let One Million Indians Die in Famine
Offbeat  (tags: Drought, Orissa Famine, Britain, India, History )

Ray
- 468 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Drought and a searing heat wave have affected an astonishing 330 million people across the country.
The Abandoned Mansions of Billionaires
Offbeat  (tags: India, Rajasthan, Thar Desert, Shekhwati region, havelis, mansions, traders, billionaires, art, frescoes, decorations, forgotten )

Evelyn
- 468 days ago - bbc.com
While most of Shekhawati's havelis have crumbled and remain abandoned, a small window into the world of these painted mansions is being preserved. Forgotten in Rajasthan's Thar Desert, the region was once home to the opulence of India's billionaires
 

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