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This is Dilna's 13th exhibition and the first one in Kozhikode

Art of the heart: This Kerala girl's painting exhibition echoes a woman's pain

The exhibition, currently on at the Kerala Lalithakala Akademi art gallery in the city, features 60 paintings which depict the distress experienced by women due to different causes

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21 Apr 2018

How these 'clowns' from the UK are making kids from war-torn areas smile again

From refugee camps in Europe to the deserts of Rajasthan, this UK-based travelling troupe has been bringing smiles to children's faces across the world

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21 Apr 2018
The Seagulls team in the refugee camp in Idomeni in Greece
Shailesh Kulal | Pic: Pushkar V

Through IndiTrippers, this blind man promotes inclusive travel and guides tours

Shailesh Kulal is just back from his trip to Coorg, which was the first tour organised by IndiTrippers

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21 Apr 2018

Delhi-man walks from Kashmir to Trivandrum to promote blood donation   

33-year-old Kiran Verma believes it's one's responsibility to donate blood and has set out on a mission to get 1.5 lakh people from across India on a single platform to donate blood

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19 Apr 2018
Kiran explaining to the folks about the importance of blood donation |  Nagaraja Gadekal
'Ennittum Kanthalloor', a documentary on the age-old university at Valiyasala, gives a peek into the rich cultural and educational past. A still from the documentary

Kanthalloor Sala: The 1000-year-old university in Trivandrum you may not have heard of

Ennittum Kanthalloor is a documentary by the Government School Teacher that attempts to tell people all about the age-old university and how eveolved it was back in the day

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18 Apr 2018

A fellowship with ALC will teach you all there is to know about social entrepreneurship 

Access Livelihoods Consulting India Ltd's two-year fellowship encompasses both theoretical and practical aspects of running a social enterprise   

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17 Apr 2018
Fellows relax after a long day during the Travel Workshop
The Queer Collective raises important questions like why there aren't many transgenders on the college campuses

Meet the TISS students who made India's first gender-neutral hostel a reality

Transgenders and non-binary students are a rarity on any campus. Queer Collective at Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai, wants to change that by building a safe and comfortable place for them

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16 Apr 2018

Thanks to this Trivandrum-based app, finding a blood donor is just a click away

This mobile app — Trivandrum Indian Blood Bank App — will be a free-to-use, easily accessible application for any blood donor and those who would like to seek help from such donors

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11 Apr 2018
This mobile app will be a free-to-use, easily accessible application for any blood donor
Shivam Agarwal is a student at Delhi University

Lessons from a 19-year-old: How to inspire the youth with stories and an FB page

Delhi University student, Shivam Agarwal wants India's youth to grow up in a better India and he is using social media and online platform 'The Rising Bharat' to make his dream come true

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10 Apr 2018

The ultimate couple-thing to do: Sell everything you own to travel the world together 

There are young couples who give us goals and then there are those who redefine them. Here's a couple who sold everything to travel the world together

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10 Apr 2018
Twenty nine-year-old Ruchika Shankar and 30-year-old Avinasha Shashtry have travelled across seven countries so far
Rajen holds free photography classes to children with disability and autism, in a hope to make them independent

How this partially deaf man is turning his photography classes to a moment of joy 

For Rajen Nair, the art of photography helped him overcome his pain. Now, he is helping children across India turn to photography to find their mojo

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10 Apr 2018

IIT-Kharagpur alumni set up Chair Professorships in memory of a martyred batchmate

The Chair Professorships will be for two years duration for existing and new teachers including visiting and adjunct faculty in Artificial Intelligence starting from the academic year 2018-19

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10 Apr 2018
A sum of Rs 36 Lakh will be contributed towards the Ajay Kumar Singh Chair Professorships in AI
Tenzin Phentok with his students | Pics: Udayashankar S

Road to Bylakuppe: How India's largest Tibetian settlement is promoting entrepreneurship

By creating an entrepreneurship club in the Tibetan Children's Village Bylakuppe, the Tibetan refugees in India are hoping to create more employment opportunities and a better life

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09 Apr 2018

Height of success: A 7-year-old from Hyderabad scales Uhuru peak of Mt Kilimanjaro

Samanyu Pothuraju, along with his coach, unfurled the Tricolour at a height of 5,895 m above the sea level on April 2

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08 Apr 2018
Samanyu at Uhuru peak of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest peak in Africa
Nandana Sen has illustrated over 30 books

Pick-a-book: Picture book 'Earth Song' teaches kids how they can take care of the planet

'Earth Song' is about a group of kids who discover, through play and argument, all the ways of environment protection

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04 Apr 2018

How Shreya Nair conquered depression, befriended it and chronicled the story in her book

Nair's book When Depression and I Became Friends: How Positive Can Depression Get, You Will Know, talks about depression and more

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03 Apr 2018
Nair’s family is originally from Kerala
The strength hit an all-time low in 2016-17 when there only 22 students | Representative Photo | PTI

Competing with the private sector, Dakshina Kannada govt school offers insurance covers to its students

The 1-8th standard had witnessed a decline in the student's strength in the last decade as many parents in the village preferred to admit their children to private school nearby

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03 Apr 2018

Meet the Bengaluru students who have been felicitated at the Pramerica Awards

Adhya Menda's and Gaayatrie Khurrana's contribution to the society have been shortlisted for the 8th Annual Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards

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03 Apr 2018
Adya and Gaayatrie receiving awards
Compared to other autistic children, he can perform asanas with much ease

World Autism Day: This autistic boy from Madurai can perform 45 asanas in 15 minutes

R Jeevan, a 12-year-old  from Madurai, has been taking yoga lessons for the past seven months. His sharp memory has helped him pick-up his lessons fast

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02 Apr 2018

Inspired by WhatsApp forward, government school students plant trees on April Fools' Day

A bunch of alumni students from Alanganallur decided to give a WhatsApp forward an interesting twist, they turned April Fools' Day to a Cool Day by planting 25 varieties of trees in their village

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02 Apr 2018
Nearly 45 members, including the alumni, joined hands to plant trees and saplings in their area in a bid to tackle the heat
Kilaru posing in front of the Parliament during his 100th visit to it

Inspired by Anna Hazare, this 24-year-old is changing the 'dirty' game of politics. Here's how

Vijayawada's Naga Sravan Kilaru drives home the point that even the power of a singular voice can overpower tyranny. To prove this, he started an organisation called Vijayawada Needs U

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31 Mar 2018

Plogging party: This Bengalurean is organising treks for people to purge the Kodai hills of trash 

With the event, The Plogging Party, Jacob Cherian is not only cleaning our favourite trekking spots but is also challenging the stereotype that rag-picking is for people who do it as a full-time job

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31 Mar 2018
Jacob Cherian started plogging way before it was a thing
Kaushik was one of the ten entrepreneurs to be offered a place in the Ignite Programme at University College Cork in 2016

This Chennai boy developed a biosensor patch that can help you detect a heart attack

Chennai lad, Kaushik Shanmugam developed a wearable patch that will help people with cardiac conditions monitor their health at regular intervals

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30 Mar 2018

Date-rimonial site for the disabled Inclov gets even more accessible, launches desktop version 

How do you make an already inclusive disability matchmaking app better? Ask its founder Kalyani Khona and she will load you with her brilliant ideas  

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30 Mar 2018
With the new features, the founders hope to build a larger base of users | Inclov
Thanks to his passion, 220 cycles have been distributed between the students of Seegehalli Govt School and Dommasandra Govt School

This Bengalurean will take your old cycle and ensure a govt school kid gets to ride it 

Sampath was hurt when he saw a girl struggling to ride a cycle with no seat. So, he decided to distribute cycles in government schools near Bengaluru
 

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29 Mar 2018

Youth Convict in Coimbatore holds five master degrees, 32 others pursuing graduation

The youth first pursued his MA Tamil and then went on to pursue his MA in political science, later did two, Master of Business Administration in various streams

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28 Mar 2018
The murder convict holds five degrees in various subjects
One of the posts from the Humans of Andhra page

Humans of Andhra wants young people to get out of their bubbles and help the State

Rachana Choudary Tummala through her page, Humans of Andhra, wants to show you the Andhra Pradesh she knows and loves

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26 Mar 2018

Now, Meghalaya schoolgirls to be taught to kick sexual abusers by Karate champ Linza Syiem

The move comes after the Delhi police initiated something similar and aims to bring power, empowerment and protection to women in the district

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26 Mar 2018
This is a first for the northeast district which sees several POCSO violations (Representative image) | AFP
The Afghan farmer wants to complete her education and work toward's women's development in the illiterate, male-dominated country | AFP

Afghan woman who held her baby while writing University exam gets $14k on crowdfunding platform for fees

Ahmadi passed the exam after undertaking an arduous journey to reach the provincial capital Nili, two hours on foot through mountains and nine hours in public transport on a bumpy road

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26 Mar 2018

Hosur Municipality and youth paint murals on school walls as part of beautification project

The Hosur Municipality has purchased paints and brushes worth Rs 25,000 for to paint the over two dozen schools, a major part of its sustainable beautification process

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26 Mar 2018
Students of The Ashok Leyland School paint the Zuzuvadi school with municipality workers | I Love Hosur/ Facebook
The group met each other through Facebook and connected over a mutual love for travelling

Travelling around the world in life-changing ways with Kerala group Sanchari

Sanchari not only organises trips but also allows its members to experience helping and nurturing the environment as well as local lifestyles

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24 Mar 2018

Nikita Hari's social venture is teaching coding to youngsters from the slums of Kerala 

Nikita Hari, a research scientist by profession and a social entrepreneur by passion is empowering the youth through education and technology

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24 Mar 2018
Nikita Hari along with the co-founders of Favalley
Owura Kwadwo Hottish receiving a laptop from the officer at municipal corporation

After Microsoft, NIIT gifts five computers to Ghana teacher who went viral

Owura Kwadwo Hottish's MS Word drawing on the blackboard impressed NIIT Ghana's business partner Dr Kapil Gupta who didn't bat an eyelid before donating computers for the kids  

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23 Mar 2018

Madurai eye hospital and Mindtree Foundation create special app for children with special needs

Now available only in English, in the coming days the application will be able to digitally read and convert text into 23 Indian languages

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23 Mar 2018
The app will screenshot a page and read out the content (representational image)
The app has over a million users in India and a good base among Indian students in the UAE| Startup Stories

Good news learners, Byju's learning app soon to launch in Hindi, Malayalam

The developers are also planning to increase the app's reach to the international market with the help of faculty from the US, the UK and Canada

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22 Mar 2018

Madras HC takes initiative for the rehabilitation of prisoners' kids, forms expert committees 

The bench headed by Justice Vimala said that the Court is mindful of the children below 18 years who are vulnerable to all kinds of crimes and social evils

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21 Mar 2018
The committee will submit a detailed report on March 26 | Representative image | Pic credits: FHI360
The inventors want the device to be cost-effective and affordable to the common man (representative image) | The Better India

This 'smart glove' invented by Kerala students for speech-impaired converts sign language into text

The four students are planning to revolutionise communication for those with hearing adnd speech impairments with their sleek, mobile, wearable new device

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21 Mar 2018

HealthSetGo is helping municipal schools in Tirupati monitor health of their students

Priya Prakash, the CEO of HealthSetGo says that their aim is to prevent the students from catching a disease rather than curing them after they fall sick 

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21 Mar 2018
The smart health project was inaugurated by Mannuru Suguna, MLA, Tirupati
Majiziya is currently studying to become a doctor in addition to her ongoing training to become a powerlifter

Meet the 'Strongwoman of Kerala' who has taken over the powerlifting world in a hijab

The powerlifting champion who wants to bring a difference in society, Majiziya Bhanu, speaks about the importance of following dreams

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19 Mar 2018

Study Khazana is giving vocational language training to rural girls for a nominal fee 

Study Khazana has already reached a large number of people through their YouTube channel, which has over a lakh subscribers

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19 Mar 2018
Study Khazana has also designed technical courses that can help these girls earn a livelihood