Nikita Bishnoi
With previous stints at The Hindustan Times and Newslaundry, Nikita is interested in telling stories about climate change and it's effect on our day-to-day lives. She has previously enjoyed her role as a print reporter and believes in producing fact-based stories. At LetMeBreathe, she is exploring the digital medium and believes that videos are the most powerful medium for portraying realities to create change and evoke empathy.
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Ever wondered those empty potato chips packets or PET bottles which you throw away can be used to make beautiful murals? The artist duo are transforming waste from seashores into beautiful murals. Sampda Mago and Giovanni Allegrini, backpackers from India and Italy, respectively, believe that each piece of trash has a story to tell. They […]
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Where does your old smartphone go after you have thrown it off in the dustbin? The waste might end up in landfills and add on to the existing waste management problems. At a time when the world is inching towards Net Zero, it is important for citizens to understand appropriate methods of electronic waste disposal, […]
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The 2022 United Nations Oceans Conference began on Monday in Lisbon, Portugal. The event, which will take place till July, is co-hosted by the Governments of Kenya and Portugal, said the UN in its press release. This year, to mobilise action, the conference will seek to propel much needed science-based innovative solutions aimed at starting […]
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Ever wondered how plastic waste can be upcycled and made into trendy stuff? Here is one such story for you.  Aditya Gupta, an entrepreneur from Delhi has been involved in manufacturing beautiful rugs out of the waste PET bottles that we usually throw away after a single use. Gupta says that the company makes rugs […]
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People who menstruate like to keep their period kits handy. But, is your period kit eco-friendly? Do sanitary pads and tampons that fill up our landfills affect the environment? There’s a lot of plastic that goes into Sanitary pads and tampons right from the packaging time. This is a major source of plastic pollution because  […]
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In the arid and dry landscape of Rajasthan, a village in Northern India, which is two hours away from the state capital Jaipur has proven to be completely drought-proof. Village Lapodiya stands out as a lush green oasis. Reason being small structures called ‘chaukas’ (a method for harvesting rainwater, typically used in arid areas that […]
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Would we like to swap single-use plastic bags with cloth bags? We certainly do. We however often forget to carry cloth bags before heading out to shop?  What happens next? We are back with more single-use plastic bags.  A Delhi-based NGO ‘Why Waste Wednesdays’ created a method for people to borrow cloth bags from the […]
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Who would have thought that discarded plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags can be converted into footwear? But for Ashay Bhave, a 23-year-old entrepreneur, this was an opportunity that wasn’t going to be wasted. Ashay Bhave started to manufacture shoes out of segregated waste which includes plastic bottles and single-use plastic bags. His brand Thaley […]
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Dumping waste on the roadside is a major waste disposal problem in several cities across the country. In Jaipur, one NGO has found an innovative solution to not just beautify the streets but also bring in a behavioural change. Through its ‘Rang De Jaipur’ campaign, Contree has started painting wall murals across Jaipur. The walls […]
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Ever thought of using a naturally sourced DIY shampoo which is prepared at home instead of buying the one filled in plastic bottle? Does the idea of preparing your morning tea through flowers and turmeric ever pop in your head? This sustainable practitioner has the right hack for you. Meet Megha Pandey, an architect who […]
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A rapid growth in development and the human population has created an anthropogenic pressure within and around elephant habitats in India. It has led to the loss of their traditional corridors of movement. Senthil Kumaran, a documentary photographer and Filmmaker, has been documenting human-animal conflict straight from the fields for over a decade.  In India, […]
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The Bishnoi community has been called the original tree huggers as they have been working to protect trees and wildlife even before the Wildlife Protection Act 1972 came into being. The word ‘Bishnoi’ comes from two words- ‘Bish’ and ‘Noi’ which means 20 and 9 respectively. The community adheres to 29 commandments set by the […]
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