This woman environmentalist is working to make our food chemical-free

Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and book author. She founded the Navdanya movement, which advocates for biodiversity protection and farmer rights. Vandana Shiva is known as the “Gandhi of Grain” because of her role in anti-GMO agitation (Genetically modified food). When it comes to women’s emancipation, Vandana Shiva has been a pivotal influence. She believes that if agriculture is concentrated on women, more sustainable and productive agricultural techniques may be employed.

Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and book author who has dedicated her life to topics such as women’s empowerment, the ecology, anti-globalization, and chemical-free food. She founded the Navdanya movement, which advocates for biodiversity protection and farmer rights.

Vandana Shiva is also known as the “Gandhi of Grain” because of her role in anti-GMO agitation (Genetically modified food). She is a global face with millions of followers who advocates for indigenous agricultural techniques and the abolition of multinational chemical food corporations. Vandana Shiva was born into a farming family and was always concerned about climate change, so she took action to save Mother Earth, and here is her tale.

Vandana Shiva grew up in a farming household. She has traveled the world advocating for organic agriculture and women’s empowerment. Vandana Shiva has worked with grassroots Green movement organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Ireland, Switzerland, and Austria to oppose advances in agricultural production through genetic engineering.

She has authored over 20 books and is on the board of the International Forum on Globalization.

Time magazine named Shiva a “environmental hero” in 2003, and Asia Week named her one of Asia’s five most prominent communicators.

All of this culminated in the formation of Navdanya, a national organization dedicated to the preservation of indigenous seeds and the promotion of organic farming. When it comes to women’s emancipation, Vandana Shiva has been a pivotal influence.

She has made significant contributions to the worldwide ecofeminist movement. She believes that environmental damage and industrial disasters endanger everyday life, and that it is the role of women to maintain these concerns.Vandana Shiva is a physicist, ecologist, activist, editor, and author of multiple books, but she is also a relentless environmental defender. She is the originator of the Navdanya movement, which advocates for biodiversity protection and farmer rights. She campaigns for reforms in agricultural and food practices and perspectives.

Source: This woman environmentalist is working to make our food chemical-free – Towards A Better Life

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Age is just a number: 85-YO couple’s new hair oil venture is proof

Joan Collins said, “Age is just a number. It’s totally irrelevant unless, of course, you happen to be a bottle of wine.”

It is never too late to begin a new endeavor. Age, as they say, is only a number. If you have the tenacity to pursue your passion, you will be successful in the end.

This has once again been proved by an elderly couple from Surat, Gujarat. Radhakrishna and Shakuntala Choudhary launched a hair oil infused with 50 herbs, after being motivated by their daughter’s hair loss. The hair oil, called Avimee Herbal, is doing good business.

People have fostered a community where their product helps with balding, hair fall, and other concerns at an age when they should be celebrating and relaxing.

It all started when Radhakrishna and Shakuntala Choudhary’s daughter, now an Avimee Herbal company partner, complained about significant hair loss and damage. The old couple, horrified to see their daughter in misery, jumped into the topic and studied it for about a year. They produced a hair oil after the course that decreased hair fall and enhanced the texture of their daughter’s hair.  The 85-year-old couple had no choice but to create Avimee Herbal.

The pair founded the company with the intention of providing toxic-free hair oil to address the issues that many city dwellers encounter. Home remedies created from natural and ayurvedic materials are found in nearly every household and, when applied consistently, work wonders on skin and hair.

The 85-year-old couple’s Anime Herbal has provided many individuals with the ideal answer for a fantastic hair day.

Avimee Herbal guarantees that quality will never be compromised.

Avimee Herbal is chemical-free and created from the purest ingredients. It is manufactured from herbs and ayurvedic ingredients that promote hair development, reduce hair fall, and strengthen hair.

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Inspiring story of IFS officer who was diagnosed with IIH, failed twice

Doctors told Anisha Tomar she had Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) when she began studying for her second attempt at the UPSC examinations. She later became a well-known IFS officer.

Success and failure stories both motivate us in different ways. Such anecdotes inspire UPSC hopefuls to persevere in their difficult road toward becoming a government servant.

Anisha Tomar, an IFS officer from New Delhi passed the test with an All India Rank (AIR) of 94 on her third try in 2019.

Anisha was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension (IIH) in February 2018, just as she began preparing for her second try.

Anisha said, “With prelims only a few months away, I felt like my dream was slipping away from me. She feared she’d never be able to recover from her two-month hiatus.

Surprisingly, she passed the prelims but failed the mains by six marks that year. Nonetheless, she was unwilling to give up on her ambition.

Anisha breezed through the prelims once more and concentrated on the mains. She says that her right hand’s pinky finger was completely swollen and bruised. Anisha passed the mains and went to the interview, as predicted.

She describes her feelings as fear, concern, lethargy, and fatigue. The thought of studying for prelims tormented her. Her eyes welled up when she saw her position of 94th.

Anisha said, “Growth is gradual, life is unpredictable, hope is all we have.”

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Life is not what you alone make it



You and I must cooperate with each other if we want to live a better and happier life.

The truth is we all need each other to complete that journey called life. Our relationships will improve, the sooner we accept this fact.

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Meet the Mumbai woman who sells her tasty meals for just Rs.30 so all can eat

A viral video shows a woman from Mumbai prepare 20 dishes daily and sell them for a very low price so that everyone can eat. The video has received over 448k views and nearly 30k likes.

The video was posted by Instagram blogger @spoonsofmumbai and depicts a woman on her food cart with various containers full of food. People commended the street vendor’s efforts when her story went viral on social media. Every day, she creates 20 meals, and the menu changes so that there is something for everyone. Dishes include rice, dal, kadhi, sabzi, roti, biryani, and lassi.

It’s the grace of the One Almighty God that he works through such people that keeps the world going. Alhamdulillah (which we Muslims say to Praise the Lord).

Source: Meet the Mumbai woman who sells her tasty meals for just Rs.30 so all can eat – Towards A Better Life

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Meet the coolie’s son who built Rs 100 crore food biz after failing in school

When we think of success, we think of a lot of challenges, and it is tough to achieve, but it is not impossible since the term “impossible” itself indicates “I am possible.” When we are motivated and committed to our goals, everything becomes accessible and attainable.

Sometimes we lose confidence and don’t attempt to battle the issue, but for those who see it as a challenge and are dedicated to achievement, nothing is too difficult to overcome.

Failure encourages us to attempt new things in order to reach our objectives. Meet PC Mustafa, a coolie’s son, who now runs a Rs 100 crore turnover food business. He is a IIM Banglore graduate, who once failed in school.

Failure does not dictate our fate; rather, our decisions do. PC Mustafa was able to develop a wonderful firm because he believed in his efforts.

“Id Fresh Food” is quite popular in India. ID fresh meals are now available in both Dubai and Indian homes.
P.C. Mustafa, the firm’s CEO and co-founder, founded it in 2005. The headquarters of the company are in Bengaluru, Karnataka.

The company sells 2000 packets of coriander and tomato chutney, 200,000 parathas, and 40,000 chapatis in a single day. Over 3000 young people are attempting to provide preservative-free and nutritious dosa and idli batter to millions of Indians.

ID Fresh today produces over 80,000 kg of food products in their plant with a total investment of approximately 6 crores and generates more than 110 crores in revenue.

PC Mustafa and his four relatives, Shamsudeen TK, Jafar, Abdul Nazar, and hundreds of TA, created the company. They used to make a life on the streets by selling Idli and dosas.

ID Fresh Food is a large food firm in India, offering a variety of dosa and idli flavors such as ragi idli/batter and oats dosa.

PC Mustafa is a source of inspiration for all young people. He is one of India’s most successful entrepreneurs, and his story inspires everyone to come up with an original idea.

PC Mustafa was born in Chennalode, a small village in Kerala’s Wayanad district.

His father worked as a coolie for a daily pay, while his mother was a homemaker.
Mustafa started working with his father when he was 10 years old to aid his family’s financial position.

Mustafa failed sixth grade but succeeded in seventh.
Because of his poverty, he had to fight his fate many times, but he never gave up.

After graduating from IIM Banglore, Mustafa joined “ID Fresh Food” firm as CEO in Charge in 2007, and we can see that the company is profitable. PC Mustafa is known as the “Breakfast King.”

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How a Jaipur-based man became a hero for stray dogs – Towards A Better Life

A unique kitchen in Jaipur, Bejubano Ki Rasoi, is feeding freshly cooked meals to countless stray dogs at just Rs 5.

Jaipur-based Gajraj Singh Kachhawa leads the initiative.Gajraj Singh Kachhawa, a Jaipur local, sat at a tea vendor on a cold winter morning, sipping hot sweet tea.

As he was about to depart, a man approached the vendor, bought a packet of biscuits, and fed a street dog. This idea stayed with Gajraj, who went on to start Bejubano Ki Rasoi (Kitchen For The Voiceless), where a pre-packaged nutritious meal for a dog costs only Rs 5.”I’ve been feeding dogs on my own for almost five years now,” Gajraj explains.

When the lockdown was implemented, there were a large number of people who were delivering food for others. The street dogs, on the other hand, suffered the most. No one wanted to feed or even care for them. During this time, I was frequently feeding over 600 dogs.

“The 27-year-old entrepreneur and digital marketer owns a club in Jaipur where Bejubano Ki Rasoi operates. Once the meals are made and packaged, they are sold at a booth near Jaipur’s Vivek Vihar metro station.

Gajraj did not want to charge for the food when he launched this effort. However, he claims that his buddies persuaded him to charge a minimal fee. “My friends told me to charge for the food if I want others to value it.The biscuit incident prompted me to charge Rs 5.”

Gajraj estimates that each meal package costs around Rs 15 to prepare. But, I will charge only Rs. 5 for the food from Bejubano Ki Rasoi.”

The food packs were supplied for free throughout the lockdown. The goal was to feed as many dogs as possible.

“According to Gajraj, the objective for Bejubano Ki Rasoi is to build five more kiosks across Jaipur in order to feed a minimum of 3,000 canines each day. “

Priyanka has purchased more than 60 packets from Gajraj and says she cannot suggest it highly enough to anyone who stops to feed dogs on the street.

A balanced supper rich in proteins and carbohydrates may help keep the dog healthy.



Source: How a Jaipur-based man became a hero for stray dogs – Towards A Better Life

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This blind woman earns Rs 50k a month from superfood supplement business – Towards A Better Life

Geetha Saleesh’s disability did not prevent her from conducting a thriving online business.

Geetha Saleesh, from Thrissur, Kerala, is a blind woman who defies the odds by selling ghee and superfood supplements and earning Rs 50,000 every month.

Geetha was 13 years old when she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a rare hereditary disorder, when she was diagnosed.

Geetha, who is 39 years old now, gradually lost her vision and was blind by the age of 15 when she died. Her infirmity, however, never stopped her from achieving her goals.

Geetha, who had always wanted to be a teacher, learnt braille and finished her education. Geetha now has a successful online store where she sells homemade food items like ghee and pickles, as well as a turmeric-based superfood supplement.

She and her husband Saleesh Kumar launched ‘Geetha’s Home to Home’ in 2020.

You can read more about Geetha’s story here :

This is one of the stories that I have rewritten for Indian press release and PR agency Times Applaud

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Have faith in the One Almighty God


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Dr  Anil K Rajvanshi who left US to help India innovate wins Padma Shri award

You have to give sacrifices to achieve something big in life. That is true in the case of Dr Anil K Rajvanshi, who left the US to help India innovate. Dr. Rajvanshi’s sacrifice bore fruit when he received the Padma Shri award earlier this year.

Dr. Anil Kumar Rajvanshi, a devout Gandhian, returned to India after studying at the University of Florida in the United States. Dr. Anil says he returned to India in 1981 in a fit of madness and hubris,

He says, “I thought I had learned enough and wanted to return to India and make a difference.”

Padma Shri, also spelled Padma Shree, is the fourth-highest civilian award of the Republic of India, after the Bharat Ratna, the Padma Vibhushan and the Padma Bhushan. It is awarded by the Government of India every year on January 26, India’s Republic Day

Dr Anil Rajvanshi earned his PhD at the University of Florida and taught there for two and a half years.He was also the beneficiary of a government fellowship, which allowed him to stay in the United States for the duration of his visit.

Following that, in 1995, Dr Anil began development on an electric rickshaw.It was a first for India and the rest of the world.The e-rickshaw can comfortably carry two to three passengers at a speed of 35-40 km/hr and can travel up to 60-70 km on a single charge of the battery.

Dr. Anil has also received seven patents in the previous four decades for alcohol stoves, biomass gasifiers, and e-rickshaws.

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