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Like much of the rest of South Asia, Pakistan is uniquely vulnerable to the effects of climate change. To help combat rising temperatures and an increasing number of heat waves, the new incoming government is proposing the country plant 10 billion trees over the course of five years in...
By Anvita Reddy  The fashion industry is a major contributor to environmental and socio-economic issues. It is a big part of this issue due to the wasteful nature of fleeting trends and the poor treatment and toxic conditions of outsourced workers, many of whom are from Asia.However, as consumers...
An MIT student has created a form of wearable tech that he can control with his brain.A new piece in Future Human makes Arnav Kapur’s invention sound like something out of a science fiction novel. “Improbably, AlterEgo, the soundless, voiceless, earbud-less device he’d been working on for the last two...
While it is easier than ever to recycle, many Americans have lost the habit of doing so.According to PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi, the recycling rates for materials like aluminum and common plastics have been falling in the United States. As she recently wrote in an op-ed in Forbes, the...
By Anvita Reddy Former Miss America Nina Davuluri and Rooshy Roy have delved into the Indian culture of beauty, science, and Ayurvedic healing for their new beauty and skincare brand Aavrani.What started out as a startup pitch and a finalist in the Penn Wharton Startup Showcase 2018 became a reality...
In a decisive victory for activists, India has ended its 12 percent tax on pads and tampons.The tax, which was implemented last July, treated menstrual hygiene products as luxury items. Women’s rights groups immediately dubbed the measure “Lahu ka Lagaan” in Hindi, which translates to “blood tax” in English....
On Wednesday, July 4 actress and reality show judge, Sonali Bendre Behl revealed on social media that she is battling cancer. The 43-year-old Bollywood star reports that she has a high-grade cancer that has, unfortunately, metastasized.She was feeling unwell for some time and after numerous tests, she was diagnosed...
Although it's not #TBT, we thought this story was definitely worth revisiting this Independence Day!For immigrants, gaining American citizenship is a monumental day and to make it memorable, one Sri Lankan woman added a special desi touch. After 11 years of living in Bethesda, Maryland, Randani Desoysa was thrilled to finally...
If you search #LiveTinted on Instagram, you will come across images of diverse, stunning women championing their beauty, success, and personal identity. This popular hashtag stems from Tinted, an online platform founded by Indian-American beauty expert and overall inspiration Deepica Mutyala.Her YouTube channel, which started out as beauty tutorials...
Shilpa Shetty Kundra is always moving with the times. Currently, Bollywood's dhumka queen is conquering the new generation with her own YouTube channel.Unlike many of her peers from the 90s, Shetty-Kundra stays relevant by remaining active on social media and through her YouTube channel. Every Tuesday she drops a #ShilpaKaMantra post...