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31.01.2014

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100 Days of Unhappiness: If we see another picture of a sunset/coffee cup/freshly painted nails attributed to #100happydays, we’ll throw up. Find here a fun community which (as is rule on the internet) has taken the opposing stance to the 100 Happy Days challenge. While the sketches used are fairly amateur, we love the one of the girl complaining about Starbucks getting her name wrong. #firstworldproblems.
Join the Facebook page and challenge here.

The Hive: Freelance-a-lots, a new castle awaits you. Abandon your medieval cafe wi-fi leeching ways and get a seat at Bandra’s newsest community office, The Hive. Besides being a co-working spot for start-ups and entrepreneurs, it will also feature a space for workshops and a comic book store. Pets are welcome and the canteen is organic. We wouldn’t have expected anything less.
A Huma Mansion, opposite Ahmed Bakery, Chuim Village Road, Khar (W), call 09820998790, email  community@alivehive.com, Rs 500  for eight hours.

Riding behind the Truth-o-Meters and Pledge-o-Meters tracking Obama’s performance, the Mantri Meter will replicate the model albeit with state chief ministers. Right now, it is about to go live with Arvind Kejriwal, Vasundhara Raje and Lal Thanhawla.

Indian Jewellery Project: Inspired by the lovely Indian Memory Project, Puja Bhargava has recently launched the ‘Indian Jewellery Project”. The point of this gem of an idea is to create a crowd-sourced visual history of Indian jewellery through the personal archives of families. Puja, a jewellery designer, currently has an album on her brand’s Facebook page, and is looking to launch a separate page for the archive once she has a substantial number of entries to browse through. Ring her?
Visit the Facebook page here, make a submission for free.

Mantri Meter: Admit it, you want all your daily news in meme and Buzzfeed formats. Treading similar territory is the Mantri Meter. Riding behind the Truth-o-Meters and Pledge-o-Meters tracking Obama’s every achievement/failure in the US, the Mantri Meter will replicate the model albeit with state chief ministers. Right now about to go live with Arvind Kejriwal, Vasundhara Raje and Lal Thanhawla, the Mantri Meter aims to keep a stringent track of each CM’s promises to its people, made either via their manifestoes or otherwise, and how soon they manage to deliver them. They plan to have a PM meter after the general elections, and will eventually expand to include Lok and Rajya Sabha MPs as well. By the time the next political term rolls around; prepare to know exactly where each of your representatives stands. No grumpy cat pictures involved.
Project by Youth ki Awaaz, view website here.

HelpYourNGO: Sure you get the reports and the photographs in your mail every once in a while, but ever wonder if the donation you made to an NGO is being utilized effectively? Enter HelpYourNGO, a website dedicated to helping donors make planned decisions by assessing NGO financials and other data. You can look up a specific NGO or just search their well catalogued website for the information you need. With their prior experience in the field of investments, friends and founders Ajit Dayal, I. V. Subramaniam and Rahul Goel are aiming to bring much-needed transparency to the sector.
Visit HelpYourNGO, free.

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