The next step in our endeavour to bring the most intriguing stories from this side of the chicken neck is "TCN-Exclusive". The idea is to speak to people on topics or ideas that hold significance in the present context. These episodes will strive to provide a solution based approach which means we'll not only highlight the issues but the possible solutions to it as well. The first episode of TCN- Exclusive is brought to you in collaboration with 'Impulse Social Enterprise' and 'The Balipara Foundation'. In this episode we will be joined by Ms.Hasina Kharbhih and Mr. Saurav Malhotra. Hasina Kharbhih, who has previously featured on our podcast, is a renowned figure from Northeast India, and is celebrated nationally and internationally for her work as a human rights defender and social entrepreneur from Meghalaya. She has also been working to provide sustainable livelihood in a safe environment for women and children through her organisation. She is joined by Saurav Malhotra, who heads the management at 'Balipara Foundation'. He also serves as the head designer of the Rural Futures Programme, which seeks to integrate the forest-fringe communities through socio-economic mobility. They work on mobilising forest fringe communities and strive to engage in ecosystem restoration. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in the podcast are those of the individual podcasters. Listener Discretion is advised.