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Blank Paper Fulfilling Thousands Of Dreams



Kora Kagaz

Your academic term gets over and it’s time to make space for the new books in the shelf by deporting the old ones. However, in this process did you check for the unused papers left in notebooks? Do you realise that with every single page wasted you are barring an underprivileged child’s opportunity to get resourced education? We never ever pondered that a small act of negligence can leave such a serious implication.

A team of high school graduates from Chinmaya Vidyalaya, Chennai in the year 2010 started a project with a noble cause to reduce the wastage of paper by making meaningful use of it for those who really need it.

To throw more light on this, News Aur Chai contacted Gaurav Khemka, the marketing manager of this reverent venture- “Kora Kagaz”.

When and How Kora Kagaz was founded?

The idea was born in 2010, during a round of the competition- “Teen of the Year”. A small idea that clutched the potential of creating a big difference was recognised by the judges; the participant Shreya Prakash (founder) was awarded a seed capital of 5000. Shreya and her friends came together to form a core team who were passionate about driving the cause further. However, from 7 impelling members, only Gaurav is left who along with Shilpa Suresh and Vanshika Bagdy is leading the initiative.

Message that the project’s name, “Kora Kagaz” holds

Along with the cause, even the name has earned lots of applauds. Kora Kagaz means ‘Blank Paper’, which goes well and in perfect sync with the crux operational element of the project. As most of their dealings are done with ‘blank papers’ the name utterly justifies the cause.

How are blank papers used to help the underprivileged? What’s the process, in accordance with which’ Kora Kagaz’ functions?

Firstly, few schools, colleges or any entity that uses paper on a regular basis are identified in the vicinity of an area. Team and Volunteers of ‘Kora Kagaz’ approach these institutions, schedule a meet with either the management or Principle and make them understand about this noble cause. In return, these bodies are pleased to extend their helping hands with alacrity. Team also connects directly with students via assembly announcements.

After the bid, the active volunteers of ‘Kora Kagaz’ collect notebooks, segregate blank pages, compile same size pages and bind them into new books. Later, villages, government schools or even low-income schools which lacks with resources are targeted and these newly developed usable notebooks are distributed free of cost to them.

Kora Kagaz

Kora Kagaz

‘Kora Kagaz’ as environment’s friend

Decreasing carbon footprint is something towards which the initiative wishes to contribute along with Subsidising education. Paper is one of the most wasted natural products. Keeping this in view, Kora Kagaz is contributing in every single possible way to recycle papers into fruitful materials and using the notebooks to its optimal level. Also, the process through which a paper is manufactured has to witness sacrifices of many trees, so even a small step, taken in this direction leaves a sound impact.

Any plan for recycling even used papers? What’s the plot for expansion?

‘Kora Kagaz’ doesn’t have an in-house recycling unit, but the project ensures to see that not even a single paper received by the firm goes wasted and reaches the respective recycling unit via ‘Kabadi wala’.

Expansion: For now, firm’s main focus is to spread the awareness about this noble cause to as many people as possible, so that ‘Kora-Kagaz’ can manage to stand on its own. ‘Kora-Kagaz’ wishes to see a future, where Schools themselves can start the ‘Kora-Kagaz’ initiative, mutually helping other institutions to grow and make sure that every child gets access to basic resources.

Accolades earned by ‘Kora Kagaz’

This year ‘Kora Kagaz’ had a total of 2450 books, of which 2200books were distributed in a few schools around Madurantakam ( 100 km Chennai) in the villages of Chitamur, Nagamalai, Vedall, etc, with the help of Mr Sahadevan (an active social worker), schools who actually need these books were identified and this gestures of kindness were served. Kora Kagaz also earned laurels like in-

2012- Winner NDTV Teens for Green Contest

2011- Changemakers Conference

2010- Teen of the Year 2010 – National Finals

How to contact Kora Kagaz?

Kora Kagaz is very active on social media platform. One can reach through:-

Facebook by clicking here!

Or via

Email- [email protected]

Today, ‘Kora Kagaz’ is more than a project; it’s the smile behind thousands of Children. Little ones eagerly wait for these ‘token of gratitude’ to be received from Kora Kagz. The project stands as an influential notion that strives every individual of this society to contribute in relation to humanitarianism. Insight will suggest that even a small step taken in this direction holds the potential of delivering salient fruit. So, let’s all be the change we have always wished to see in the world.

Find more such inspiring stories at News Aur Chai’s – Chai pe Charcha !

Journalist । Gallivanter । Experimenter of norms । Curious Bug and an admirer of Spiritual learning.


Ram Mandir Opening For “Darshan” In 2023



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The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is expected to allow visitors by December 2023, with the completion of construction only in 2025.

Sources in the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra have revealed that the colossal project of building the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, will be opening for devotees towards the end of 2023. In contrast, the project’s entire construction completion is expected towards the end of 2025. The sanctum sanctorum (Garbha Griha), along with the mandir’s first floor, will be ready by December 2023. Devotees will be allowed to visit the long-awaited mandir soon after the construction is completed.

An ANI report said, “The grand Ram Mandir being constructed in Ayodhya will be opened for devotees from December 2023. Sources told ANI that Garbhagriha, all five mandaps and the first floor will be ready by December 2023 and the mandir will be opened for devotees”.

The sanctum sanctorum will be as high as 161 feet and built using Rajasthani marble and stones. Engineers and architects are taking all measures to ensure the longevity of this enormous project. The second stage of construction is expected to begin in December this year. Currently, the structure is at a standstill as a result of monsoons. Another reason for the delay is the coronavirus pandemic that depleted the force with which the mandir’s construction was expected to go on.

The announcement of the mandir being opened to visitors in 2023 has brought up questions about the political agenda. It is believed that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) aims to use the mandir to catapult themselves into a position of advantage during the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. Opening the mandir to devotees in December 2023 will give the BJP an easy 6-month gap to the general elections in 2024.

The opening of the long-awaited Ram Mandir in Ayodhya could be the factor that diverts the public, at least the Hindu’s in favour of BJP. Thus, securing them a vote bank based on religious sentiments upheld by the party in their previous tenure as the ruling party.

The Ram Janmabhoomi Mandir will be 360 feet long, 235 feet wide, and 20 feet high mandir will be completely ready by the end of 2025. The project will include amenities and structures like museums, archives, research centre, Sant Niwas, gau and Yagya shala, Etc. The main attraction is the Ram Mandir.

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How SEBI’s New Margin Rule Is Affecting Retail Traders?



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Securities and Exchange Board of India has introduced new margin rules for traders. Traders and Brokers are not happy with the new regulations because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trade.

SEBI had introduced the new margin rule in the year 2020 for intraday traders. It is being implemented in a phased manner. Traders were supposed to maintain 25 per cent of the peak margin in the first phase; the margin was raised by 50 per cent in the second phase. In the third phase, as per the new margin rule, intraday traders will have to pay a 100 per cent upfront margin. According to new norms, the margin requirements will be calculated four times during every trading session because the money margin must be greater than the need.

As per the new rule, brokers must collect margin from investors for any purchase or sale, and if they fail to do so, they will have to pay the penalty. Thus, brokers will not receive power of attorney. Brokers cannot use power of attorney for pledging anymore.

Those investors who want to make use of margin will have to create margin pledges separately. As per the new rule, investors will have to pay at least a 30 per cent margin upfront to avail a margin loan. Shares brought today cannot be sold tomorrow. Funds from shares sold today cannot be used for new trades on the same day.

The market experts said that there must be proper adjustments for implementing new rules, or it may create chaos, trouble and disturbance to the market participants. The CEO and founder of Zerodha broking firm, Nithin Kamath tweeted that, “the day when the new rules came into effect was the dreaded day for brokers, exchanges, intraday traders”.

Traders Are Not Happy:

Changes in rules have evoked strong reactions from traders because they will have to invest a large amount of cash in fulfilling margin requirements for trades as per new margin rules. Even the trading in futures and options will become more expensive. Traders are disappointed because they will have to pay up more money to bet in stock markets. As per new margin rules, Traders are also liable for the penalty if the rules are not followed during the trading session. If a trader wants to buy Nifty worth Rs 10 lakh, he will have to pay a 20 per cent margin of around 2 lakh. If the margin of the trader does not meet the need, he will be penalized. Traders will have to pay the minimum amount for opening the Multilateral Trading facility account, and they have to maintain a minor balance at all times.

Why Gas SEBI Introduced A New Margin Rule?

SEBI has introduced new rules to protect retail investors from purchasing difficulty. The intended goal of SEBI behind new margin rules is to bring down the difficult market situation and avoid huge fluctuation in stock markets during extreme stress. The new margin rules are likely to bring transparency to the market; it is expected to strengthen the market’s safety.

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Keanu Reeves Returns with “The Matrix Resurrection”



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The expectation of the unexpected fourth instalment of The Matrix Resurrections in the sci-fi establishment has started with another banner prodding the arrival of its first trailer.

The film Matrix 4 comes out 18-years after The Matrix Revolutions. It is planning to be the last film in a trilogy reporting the transformation of Computer programmer Thomas Anderson into cybercriminal Neo. As he finds the conventional world, he occupies a recreated reality.

Loosening up the expectation, with a special promotional. It highlights red and blue pills sit next to each other underneath the clear message: ‘The Choice is yours.’ Fans of the famous establishment will perceive the pills as a definitive choice given to Neo, played by Keanu Reeves, as he picks between life in the conflict assaulted real world or the ‘beautiful prison’ of a substitute reality. Penetrating static fills in as the scenery, as small strings of Matrix code has seen falling inside the pills before the whole scene liquefies.

Fans can proceed with their adventure on, an intelligent pick your-own-experience style site. Given a similar decision there, red brings you down a rabbit hole where you’re told: ‘This is the moment for you to show us what’s real.’ Then scenes from the film teaser, showing the slight hindrance between the natural world and the fake world known as The Matrix. One of the Best Scenes is Reeves’ Neo gulping a blue pill while a lot more seasoned, a balder man shows up in his appearance.

The scenes reviewed rely upon which pill selection and each emphasis on the decision made. The Red Pill requests that the watcher go further into the reality behind the Matrix. While the Blue Pill cautions them to avoid it again so as not to agitate the norm and welcome undesirable risk.

Still, the viewer’s decision makes, in any case, every secret seems to end with a brief look at Keanu Reeves as Neo, with different eyes. He either collaborates with characters who could be his partners in the film or plans to fight against its expected scalawags, be they Agents, pernicious projects, or even people.

The person who clicks on the blue pill will hear Harris’s voiceover saying: “You’ve lost your capacity to discern reality from fiction.” Before encouraging the viewer to embrace that their situation is genuine. At the current time, streaks on the screen, and Harris peruses it, saying, “anything else is your mind playing tricks on you.” By contrast, ones’ who click on the red pill hear Abdul-Mateen’s voice revealing to them that while they trust it’s the current time — once more. With Abdul-Mateen perusing the time out loud — “that couldn’t be further from the truth.” Regardless, a progression of quick-cut shots from “Revivals” streaks on the screen during the two situations. As each time a viewer taps on a pill, the recording changes.

‘This could be this is the first day of the rest of your life, but if you want it, you gotta fight for it.’ The portrayal wraps while showing star Keanu Reeves prepared to battle. Then, at that point, finishing on a vile note, they show somebody contacting the PC port at the rear of their head and inquire: ‘We don’t want anyone to get hurt, do we?’

From visionary movie producer Lana Wachowski. The new film reunites unique stars Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss as Neo and Trinity, the infamous roles they made well known.’ The first Matrix film in 1999 met with much essential acclaim upon its introduction. The element is following up by two other movies, which were both delivered in 2003. Warner Bros. uncovered the title for the fourth Matrix film during its CinemaCon board. The Matrix Resurrections will release on December 22, 2021.

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