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Shrishti was among the top six students in her batch across the two ISB campuses to have received a merit based award of a full scholarship of Rs 20 lakh

How Kolkata's Reading Right is getting people to fall in love with newspapers again

This MBA graduate's organisation conducts professional classes on how to read newspapers and got a nod from the Government of Andhra Pradesh

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Why Ashwini Angadi's Belaku is the school that every blind child wants to be at

This visually impaired girl runs a residential school for the visually impaired and it is free of cost. Next, she wants to open it for all the differently ablled students, finds Rashmi Patil

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16 Aug 2018
Ashwini with a student
Hi5 trains over 1,200 children across the state of Maharashtra

This Mumbai NGO empower tribals and underprivileged children through Basketball 

Usha Sundar, co-founder of Hi5 Youth Foundation, talks about the inspiration behind starting this unique initiative

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15 Aug 2018

This IIT-M student's start-up is training older school kids to tutor their juniors

Divanshu Kumar, a student of IIT-M along with three of his friends started Involve, a start-up which encourages peer learning to help school children understand concepts better

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09 Aug 2018
Involve is supported by Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, IIT Madras
This area is the only part of the land that wasn't acquired by the government and has remained in the ownership of the Rajah of Venkatagiri

India's Oldest Old Age Homes: How a 236-year old free 'kanji' centre became a shelter for aged destitutes 

The home was set up in 1782 by Monegar and Rajah of Venkatagiri and has since then housed some of Chennai's oldest and poorest

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07 Aug 2018

India's Oldest Old Age Homes: How Sevashram in Telangana is an abode for distressed souls left behind by their families

In the Medak district of Telangana, there is a safe haven for all those old souls who otherwise have been abandoned by their own

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07 Aug 2018
Sevashram is also equipped with a water purification plant and a generator
The premises at 30, Ashoke Avenue, was requisitioned by the Govt of West Bengal in 1950

India's Oldest Old Age Homes: How Navanir has been helping elderly women in Bengal

Navanir was set up by Gandhian Renuka Ray and was West Bengal's first old age home for women on the Eastern seafront. Read all about it here

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07 Aug 2018

How Kochi Mercato is pushing middle-aged women to find their start-up spark

We visited Kochi Mercato, an women's entrepreneurship sale that brought 60 businesses together for an outstanding exhibition of passion

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07 Aug 2018
Kochi Mercato was was held at the intersection of Onam and Ramadan
The Delhi Kabaddi team bagged the second position at the Khelo India School Games 2018 which was held recently

This couple has been honing the Kabaddi skills of underprivileged kids in Delhi for 23 years. Now they need help

For 23 years, this husband-wife duo has been training, feeding and coaching young girls and boys to become Kabadii champs at Delhi's Palam Sports Club

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07 Aug 2018

The Friends of Tribals Society believes in taking the school to the children

The people behind the Friends of Tribals Society speak about changing the lives of tribal communities through education

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02 Aug 2018
FTS identifies places in economically backward areas that could benefit from education
Meer Foundation is also associated with, Sankara Nehtralaya, Make-a-wish, Smile Foundation, Nanavati Hospital and National Burns Centre

These acid attack survivors are getting free surgeries, all thanks to King Khan

Shah Rukh Khan's Meer Foundation, NGO Atijeevan Foundation and New Hope Medical Centre are conducting a plastic surgery camp for acid attack survivors

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30 Jul 2018

This 24-year-old Kerala engineer is campaigning for better menstrual hygiene for Tilonia women

Dhilsha Jubair, an SBI Youth Fellow is raising funds to provide eco friendly and affordable sanitary napkins to the women in Tilonia in Rajasthan

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30 Jul 2018
Dhilsha aims to make affordable and eco-friendly sanitary napkins
At the Paralympic level, boccia is one of only two sports that do not have an Olympic counterpart (goalball being the other)

Heard of Boccia? Meet the diffabled sports stars who are putting the country on the global map

Rajiv Rajan, a disability rights activist, wants to form a team of players with the ultimate goal of sending them to the 2022 Boccia World Cup to play the game of boccia

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26 Jul 2018

Meet the Kochi kids who went out and helped the people hit by the flash floods

Students of Our Lady's School, Gregorian Public School, Choice Public School and Global Public School helped the flood victims in cash and kind

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25 Jul 2018
Students of Global Public School during the relief work
Najum's organisation aims to work as an interface between the community and the public health system

We For Kargil: How this NGO in the war-torn city is helping the young reshape history

The NGO's one of the main objectives is to impart quality education by introducing advanced and improved teaching methodologies with the help of both local teachers as well as teachers from outside 

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25 Jul 2018

The Kargil I grew up in: A 24-year-old's account of shelling, despair, death and hope in the Valley

War in Kargil lasted all of two months, May to July 1999, but it has created a trauma that still lingers...and an association with war that refuses to simply die down

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25 Jul 2018
On that fateful day in May 1999, when the Kargil war was raging, Zulfikar went out to play along with his friends on the ground near their school.
Sujata Sahu with a few students

17000 ft above sea level, Kargil students still walk for hours to go to school

NGO 17000 ft Foundation is mapping the schools in Ladakh and trying their best to improve the quality of education here

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25 Jul 2018

From homestays in war-torn buildings to adventure tourism, meet the brothers who are reviving Kargil's image

From cultural preservation to adventure sports, this responsible tourism enterprise aims at attracting tourists to a place that has limped back to normalcy after the Indo-Pak war in 1999

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25 Jul 2018
The duo has also converted a few houses that were partially destroyed by the war into museum and homestays
LCAT is a state-of-the-art, analytics-driven, career assessment tool that assists you to discover your right career pa

This start-up from IIT-K is building an algorithm that can find the perfect job for you

The test explores the various dimensions of a person’s psychometric profile like personality, aptitude, interests, work value preferences. On the basis of this, it recommends the ideal career

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24 Jul 2018

How Sachin Bahmba has been helping Indian kids fall in love with Astronomy and outer space for two decades

Sachin Bahmba, the founder of Space Foundation elaborates on the need to incorporate Astronomy in the Indian curriculum and how the organisation has been promoting a scientific temperament

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24 Jul 2018
Space Foundation regularly holds night observation  programme for kids where they are briefed about various aspects of the sky
he refrigerator is filled with all kinds of healthy food items including packets of rice, dal, millets, biscuits and noodles

This Kolkata School just got their students to run a Food ATM to feed hungry kids!

The students from each class section are tasked with filling up a fridge with food and after school, underprivileged children aged 5-15 come and take food packets and enjoy the experience

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23 Jul 2018

This IIT Delhi researcher just created a phone-based device that can help blind kids 'feel' maps and pictures

It assists the visually impaired in cognition development by sensitizing them about things in their environment so that their inclusion in the education and employment ecosystem is sped up

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23 Jul 2018
The device was incubated at IIT Delhi but Gulati is working on making it independent soon
Mira is the youngest and the first Indian woman racer to enter Euro JK series

The cars don't know what gender is behind the wheel: Mira Erda, India's latest female formula racing sensation

The youngest girl on the Euro JK Series circuit, 17-year-old Mira Erda has been constantly pushing the boundaries to become the country's finest racer

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23 Jul 2018

This school in Ranchi provides facilities for free and teaches children of destitute parents or beggars

The School now has 30 children aged between 5- 8, selected from the adjoining villages. Six of them are from Indira Nagar Beggars Colony in Dhurwa

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22 Jul 2018
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A West Bengal-based organisation came up with a yearly braille poetry magazine, Sparshanandan Drishtihinder Braille Patrika

Blind Poets Society: How this Braille Poetry Magazine in Bengal has been inspiring the visually impaired for two decades

Sparshanandan Drishtihinder Braille Patrika is a West Bengal-based annual publication that was first published in 1999

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19 Jul 2018

No age limit to learn: This father from Mumbai graduated in the same year as his son

Mohammad Farook Shaikh, who is a taxi driver by profession, decided to pursue further studies thinking that it would earn him respect in the society and provide him with better job opportunities

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19 Jul 2018
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Devjani started with Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Manipuri when she was in class IV and later went on to learn Odissi

How this Bengaluru based artist is using an Odissi adaptation of The Jungle Book to talk about child sexual abuse

Devjani Sen will be depicting The Jungle Book with an important cause in mind — to spread awareness about child sex abuse and child safety

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18 Jul 2018

How 18 days in juvie helped this mobile thief from Chennai turn his life around

Family difficulties pushed him to choose a life of theft and drugs but 18-year-old Moses is finally getting the chance to turn his life around

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17 Jul 2018
Moses couldn't complete his studies as he had to support his mother and brother, as his father had left them.
From the world of violence to the world of baking, Praveen has come a long way

Once arrested for assault, this ex-juvie is now teaching other juveniles to bake

Although Praveen Raj was initially resistant to any change, he soon started welcoming the rehabilitation process and has now moved on from his tragic past

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17 Jul 2018

Ocean's half-dozen: In May, an all-women crew had circumnavigated the globe and this is their story

We listen in to the highs and lows of their journey from two members from the crew, Lieutenant Aishwarya Boddapati and Lt Commander Swathi P​

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16 Jul 2018
The INSV Tarini was built by Aquarius Shipyard in Goa | Pictures: PTI
Team leader K Naushad Saheb posing with the rail fault detection

Smart India Hackathon 2018: How these runners-up from Chennai are making railway travel safer for us  

Students of Aalim Muhammed Salegh College of Engineering want to do away with manual checks on railway tracks to reduce labour cost and better safety of the passengers

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11 Jul 2018

Raja-vin Paarvai Prison Pakkam: How this diff-abled educator is putting convicts' kids through school

A differently-abled prison activist, KR Raja has been addressing the issues of more than 200 children of incarcerated parents to help them live a better life

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09 Jul 2018
GNE provides a qualified advocate to ensure the legal rights of the children of prisoners who live with a single parent
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Breaking stereotypes: Shia Muslim artists create Hindu wedding mandaps in Jaipur

The art of tazia making arrived in India from Central Asia and is said to have flourished during the Mughal rule

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08 Jul 2018

Meet Rajasthan medical student Ashwani Parashar who crowdfunded solar power and clean water for the village of Rajghat

Parashar is a medical student from Rajasthan who has been working with the people of Rajghat to help them access the basic facilities that they are lacking

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05 Jul 2018
Ashwani is going to continue his studies but says he will always remain connected to Rajghat
The activist group at Sahodaran released colourful balloons following the panel discussion

Chennai's LGBTQIA+ community is coming out in order to take down Section 377 

The Tamil Nadu LGBTQIA community and Sahodaran gathered together on Indian Coming Out Day on July 2 to create awareness among the public on why the Sectio 377 should be revoked ASAP

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04 Jul 2018

How Traveducate is enabling learning while on the move with an aim to provide curated experiences for students

Set up with an aim to provide curated experiences for students,Traveducate strives to give students hands-on training in some of the most interesting professions

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03 Jul 2018
The initiative has helped close to 1,00,000 students and have closely worked with almost 30 schools
The school does not follow any rules or regulations

This Kerala school is using untraditional methods to bring tribal students into the mainstream

 The couple behind Gothrathalam speak about teaching without the constraints of rules and the future of education 

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02 Jul 2018

Meet Karthiyani Amma from Kerala who will be 100 when she clears Class X! 

Karthiyani Amma, the oldest student of the state speaks about reentering the classroom with a bang through the Aksharalaksham programme 

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02 Jul 2018
Karthiyani Amma is preparing to write her 4th standard exam on July 22
Ankit Bhuptani is the founder of GALVA, Mumbai

Meet the Mumbaikar who's making Hindu groups understand the LGBTQIA+ way of life 

Ankit Bhuptani's GALVA, Mumbai recently got Art of Living to sport the Pride Parade display colour on their FB display page — quite an achievement

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27 Jun 2018

How three TFI fellows have helped Govt School kids in Chennai talk their dads out of alcoholism

The trio started a community centre called Vidiyal where they teach academics, arts and help them initiate conversations about alcoholism

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26 Jun 2018
Vidiyal is a community centre that teaches academics, arts  and help students  initiate conversations about alcoholism