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TBI Bulletin – Food for Re 1 + Art for Purpose + Windmill Energy + Air Coolers for Animals + More! (06.06.2012)

Here are some wonderful stories to tell you what the people in this amazing nation have been doing to make a difference! Perhaps you would like to join in? To share any positive news that you came across lately just write to us at contact[at] or tweet @thebetterindia or leave a comment on our facebook page.

1. A garment shop owner in Bangalore has been providing lunch to the needy at an amazingly low price of Re.1 for the past four decades! What’s more, the price was 10p in 1972 when his father started the initiative.

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2. It is really a rosy picture beyond the pictures painted by these 125 famous artists! In a show titled ‘Colours of Life’ veterans like Ara, Satish Gujaral, Akbar Padamsee, Jogen Choudhury, Samir Mondal, Bharti Prajapati and Ajay De exhibiting their art to raise funds for cancer patients at the behest of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA).

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3. Nature has given us Natural Resources of Energy, and how to utilize those ‘ad infinitum’ resources is shown by the Tamil Nadu Transmission Corporation. Windmills now contribute nearly 35 per cent of the total power consumed in the State every day.

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4. Caged animals would be expected to bear the scorching summer in silence. Nevertheless, this summer some of them are lucky to get soothing watermelons, coconut water and sugarcane at Odisha’s Nandankanan zoological park. The park authority is taking a lot of care to protect the animals from the searing heat, including special diets and air-coolers!

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5. The practice of creating the ‘Best out of waste’ was demonstrated decades back by Mahatma Gandhi when he himself made a warm blanket out of old clothes and newspapers for a winter cold-hit eight-year old boy. And history repeats, as students of Pearl Academy of Fashion (Delhi) recycled old clothes to make bedspreads and cushions!

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Compiled by Devdutt.

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