People & Initiatives

Q&A: Vivek Kabra empowers people to cook food using Sun’s Energy

Vivek Kabra SuryaKumbha

Vivek is not an ordinary 28 year old. His quest in life is to empower kids and adults to eat food cooked in solar ovens and apart from teaching over 4500+ kids, this IITian has now entered the record books. A rare feat of assembling 2250 kids to make their very own solar ovens has taken him to the Indian book of Records, and hopefully, to the Guinness World Records too.

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Q&A: Inventor of one of the greatest inventions of 2012, the Eliodomestico

Eliodomestico © Gabriele Diamanti 2011

Potable drinking water has been a reason for despair in several parts of the world. In India, the conditions aren’t better; the concerns are all the more grave and worrying, especially with families living in areas that are frequent to droughts. Families living in such areas around the globe, spend most of their lives, in the search of a basic commodity, Water! An easy solution is desperately needed.

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Q&A with acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog & director Jeff Orlowski on their award winning documentary

James balog

In 2005 acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic to capture images to help tell the story of Earth’s changing climate. Having been somewhat skeptical about climate change he discovers undeniable evidence of our changing planet. This set him on an arduous and life-threatening task to prove it not only to the world, but to himself! His movie, Chasing Ice, depicts a heroic photojournalist on a mission to deliver fragile hope to our carbon powered planet. The movie has won numerous awards and was also shortlisted for the Academy Awards.

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Only 26, he has already restored 6 lakes in the country!

Arun Krishnamurthy at Kilkattallai Lake

Arun Krishnmurthy, a passionate conservationist, quit a promising career at Google to form his own NGO in Chennai, calling it the Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI), which is now active in three Indian cities. One of its most exciting programmes is the Lake Biodiversity Restoration project which has already restored six lakes across the country.

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