Started by ex-journalist Merry Barua, when her own son suffered from the disorder, Action for Autism works across India to empower kids and adults with autism. From spreading awareness and influencing policy changes to finding better employment for people with autism.
Meet Tejasvi, both his legs are afflicted with polio and he has been practicing yoga since the age of 5. Through hard work and practice, today he can perform the hardest of asanas and postures. Watch to find out.
Muskaan, an adult training center for the intellectually disabled in New Delhi shows us the healing and therapeutic value of yoga in their lives. The sensory and motor skills are strengthened by engaging them in sports, yoga, aerobics, and weight management.
Did you know that the presence of a fishing cat is an indicator of a healthy mangrove ecosystem? To find out more, watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt try to catch a glimpse of the elusive fishing cat in Coringa Wildlife Sactuary, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh.
On the eve of World Environment Day, nearly 2,000 volunteers, including schoolchildren, participated in a beach cleanup to remove the plastic filth that the sea had washed ashore on the the 3-km stretch at Versova beach. It was the 87th weekend since Versova residents, led by lawyer Afroz Shah, along with the civic body, began cleaning the beach. On Sunday, they removed more than 160 tonnes of trash.
Watch how a local NGO, with support from the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme and UNDP, is helping communities collect and recycle plastic waste for use in road-building and cement manufacturing -- increasing the income of waste pickers in the process.
On the east coast of India lies a biodiversity hotspot, the Coringa Wildlife Sanctuary. Spread over 23,000 hectares, it is the second largest stretch of mangrove forests in India with 24 mangrove tree species and more than 120 bird species.
Since 2011, UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India has worked in the East Godavari River Estuarine Ecosystem to integrate environmental management into major production activities that impact coastal biodiversity.
Watch award-winning environment journalist Bahar Dutt take us through the sanctuary.