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By Himanshu Sridhar

Carbon emissions are a red herring to our society no matter what remedial measures we take. Climate change is the status quo. Man inflicted pollution, dismal techniques to dispose residues, fecal matter, waste etc. and littering on the streets all have led to a cumulative evisceration of the Earth's innards. But the adage rings true- "Every cloud has a silver lining." A few major sustainable startups have introduced into the Indian system wherein their main focus is on reducing the carbon footprint, promulgate greener and Eco friendly techniques to salvage the last vestiges of Mother Earth.

Below mentioned are some of the most pertinent startups that have vertically integrate their causes to contribute to saving Mother Earth.With the likes of Greta Thunberg and Leonardo Dicaprio acting as cerebral advocates to preserve our dwindling ecosystems, this is a global catastrophe of cataclysmic repercussions lest we actually do something about it.

1) ZunRoof; their ulterior motive has been to indoctrinate us to the realm of solar energy and provide adequate energy consumption services.

2) TrulyMadly: a never seen before dating app that also moonlights to reduce carbon footprint and what not.

Sustainability has taken such an inovative leap with the aid of these two startups. We shall be delving more into it in our subsequent articles. Do pay heed to the environment, revere it and it shall provide abundantly to mankind.


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Yakshi statue by Kanayi Kunjiraman at Malampuzha garden, Kerala

Kerala is a land of many good things. It has an abundance of nature, culture, art, and food. It is also a place of legend and myth, and is known for its popular folklore, the legend of Yakshi. This is not a popular tale outside the state, but it is common knowledge for travellers, especially those who fare through forests at night.

The legend of the yakshi is believed to be India's equivalent of the Romanian Dracula, except of course, the Yakshi is a female. Many Malayalis believe that the Yakshi wears a white saree and had long hair. She has a particular fragrance, which is believed to be the fragrance of the Indian devil-tree flowers. She seduces travellers with her beauty, and kills them brutally.

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Ancient India not only made mentions of homosexuality but accepted it as well.

The LGBTQ+ acronym stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and others. In India LGBTQ+ community also include a specific social group, part religious cult, and part caste: the Hijras. They are culturally defined either as "neither men nor women" or as men who become women by adopting women's dress and behavior. Section 377 of the India Penal code that criminalized all sexual acts "against the order of nature" i.e. engaging in oral sex or anal sex along with other homosexual activities were against the law, ripping homosexual people off of their basic human rights. Thus, the Indian Supreme Court ruled a portion of Section 377 unconstitutional on 6th September 2018.

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A stamp depicting the Mysore peta

The Mysore kingdom became a popular tourist destination after India became an independent country. The Wodeyar dynasty who succeeded Tipu Sultan are still royalty, but they do not rule the state. Their heritage and culture have become what Karnataka is famous for.

Among the many things that Mysore offers to the state of Karnataka, the Mysore Peta is one. In north India, various cultures have their own headgears. They wear their traditional outfits on the days of festivities and ceremonies. Likewise, in the south, especially in Karnataka, the Mysore Peta is worn.

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