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Team Nemesis bagged the fourth position at the  Baja SAE Maryland

Meet Pune's first female all-terrain vehicle rider who is breaking gender stereotypes 

Sayali Dhale is a final year Mechanical Engineering student, is a part of Team Nemesis Racing, a motorsport team from the College of Engineering, Pune that designs and fabricates ATVs

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13 Jun 2018

Tips to improve memory power and concentration

You don't need expensive medication or any medical procedure at all to boost your brain, and your memory, simply follow these few tricks

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13 Jun 2018
Mediation is a very powerful tool, which can be utilized to increase your concentration as well as brain power
Mounica Tata has found an artistic way to start a dialogue about body shaming, feminism and  marital rape

This Bengaluru-based cartoonist captures aspects of our daily lives through doodles

Mounica Tata, a Bengaluru-based cartoonist has found an artistic way to start a dialogue about body shaming, feminism, marital rape and colour politics

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05 Jun 2018

Meet the man who's making the tribal kids in the Siruvani Hills get a crash course in their right to life

To ensure that the tribal children in the Siruvani Hills have a better future, Prabu S is working towards honing their skills and making sure that they are aware of their rights too

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05 Jun 2018
During one of the programmes conducted by Thiru Oli Charitable Trust, the organisation stressed on how one can overcome discrimination
Food Santa was started just last month | Pics: R Satish Babu

Lots of leftovers from a huge party you threw in Hyderabad? Just call Food Santa 

Hyderabad, it's time to stop wasting excess food. But if you happen to find yourself in this unavoidable circumstance, call Food Santa

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01 Jun 2018

This all-women band from Kerala are rocking to the beat of their own drum

The lead vocalist of the first all-women band in Kerala speaks about smashing stereotypes and finding their voice

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31 May 2018
Drutaah has performed in various venues in and outside of Kerala
Named ‘Trans Pride', the food truck is being run by three trans women - Suchitra, an Indian cuisine expert, Taslima Nasreen, a social activist, who has loved cooking since childhood, and Yamini

These Kovai students have a food truck run by transgenders and it is serving awesomeness! 

The menu was curated and is cooked and served by three transwomen - and Coimbatore's urban young are loving it 

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31 May 2018

Daddy's Digest: This site helps young dads to MAN up and figure parenting out

Founded by two men, Daddy's Digest is a platform for men to read, write, take videos and speak up about the struggles they go through on a daily basis

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29 May 2018
The forum is not all about serious discussions, they throw in some fun with these comics too
Patra at work

Bhubaneswar's Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra wishes to move into a new shelter and needs your help to do so

Purabi Patra, the Founder of Animal Welfare Trust Ekamra, has started a fundraising campaign on Milaap to this effect 

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28 May 2018

Students turn 'foot soldiers' for Goa govt's waste management drive 

With the help of students, the state-run body has been collecting a total of about 17 tonnes of segregated waste from the schools every month

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27 May 2018
GWMC, set up a few years back to tackle the garbage issue, has introduced the concept of 'four bins' in schools
Team Anahad finds folk talent from the very interiors of the Indian states (PC: Anahad)

This trio tracks down folk-artists, digitise their work and put them on the world map

What's the ultimate push for any artist? That his work is recognised and its worth is appreciated. That's exactly what Anahad does by digitalising the work of forgotten folk lords

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26 May 2018

In this school, there are no fixed classrooms and the teachers learn along with their students

With no prescribed textbooks and fixed classrooms, this school in Anaikatti is providing a fear-free and inclusive learning environment, and a specially designed curriculum

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21 May 2018
The learning experience at Vidya Vanam is child-centric and activity-based in a mixed age-group environment
Aakaash is a social activist. He has to his credit taking up issues like sexual harassment, cleanliness drive and successfully leading a march to shut a TASMAC shop

This 8-year-old Chennai boy leads protest on the streets against liquor shops, helmet-less riding

At just eight, Aakaash A is a social activist and crusader for change in his locality. Here is the story of this young changemaker and his fight for justice

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18 May 2018

How Vigyanrath, a van with 2,5000 experiments packed in it, is taking science to rural TN

The travelling laboratory, which is operational every Monday to Friday, has been on the move since its inception in 2009

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14 May 2018
Arivarasan V, the Programme Director of Vigyanrath along with students during one of their school visit
The Second Chance, has been operational since 2017 and has three homes in Sainikpuri, Ghatkesar and Uppal

How a near-death experience inspired this Hyderabad-youth to save other lives

Hyderabad-based Jasper Paul's NGO Second Chance, have been rescuing dying people from the street and providing them with proper care showing us how every life matters

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11 May 2018

Care of footpath: Vegetable vendor scores 79 per cent in SSLC

Vinod Kumar B, who used to sell vegetables in KR Market, did his homework and studies under the streetlight and on pavements

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10 May 2018
Vinod grew up on the pavements of Bengaluru and started selling vegetables from the age of four
The network has a student strength of 3,42,000 of which 60 per cent are non-French

French International School in Delhi now open for Indian students too

The Ambassador of France to India, Alexandre Ziegler, made the announcement in this regard on Wednesday

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09 May 2018

Here is how this Delhi-based all women delivery agency is challenging the gender norm

Women safety has been an area of concern for 29-year-old social entrepreneur, Yogesh Kumar. Started as a pilot project, Even Cargo is an all women delivery agency, successfully operational since 2016

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09 May 2018
Even Cargo is an all-women delivery agency that aims to empower women and dismiss gender discrimination by empowering them
Vijayakumar Ragavi will be pursuing a degree in biomedical science at an overseas university next year | Representative image | PTI

18-year-old Chennai girl's project on heart disease wins an award in Singapore 

Vijayakumar Ragavi focussed on stem-cell technology, which allows for the detection of genetic disease through blood samples, rather than the typical method of performing cardiac biopsies

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04 May 2018

Karnataka polls are near and this FB page wants to ensure that every youth votes  

We all have cribbed about the governance or the lack of it! But have we understood the importance of voting? FB group 'YoungIndian' tells the youth why every single vote counts

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02 May 2018
The FB page YoungIndian is encourage the youth to vote | AFP
An engineering graduate, Hari stood third in the state ranking in the UPSC's Civil Service Exam

This UPSC rank holder shows us why you should never give up on your dreams

Hari Kallikat cleared UPSC's Prelims in his first attempt but failed to get through in his second attempt. He reached the final round in his third try and  became an IAS officer in his fourth attempt

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02 May 2018

This Chennai FC is actually making kids study. Check out how

FC Madras coach Arindam Biswas convinces parents from all over the country to send their football-crazy kids to the field. 

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01 May 2018
The children are trained by AIFF certified coaches at FC Madras
Out of 4,516 persons who appeared for the exam, 3,598 were women

A 90-year-old tribal woman writes exam in Wayanad, courtesy Kerala Literacy Mission

A three-month training programme was held in the hamlets for the drive and two instructors were appointed in each hamlet to train the neo-literates

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27 Apr 2018

This Chennai store offers a shopping mall experience to the underprivileged

They have also partnered with Aloft  Hotel, who provide them with free services for the laundry and Parveen Travels who have agreed to offer their travel services for free

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27 Apr 2018
Thuli is a store located in Adyar that aims to offer the shopping mall experience for those who come from the lesser privileged sections of society
Neha uses Instagram to share her work that celebrates feminism and positive messages

Neha Ayyub paints her canvas with shades of hope

The 18-year-old artist won social media over with her extraordinary art work titled the 'Sunflower Series'

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24 Apr 2018

Of family and dignity: This Alappuzha school's circular is what every parent needs to read

Home is the first school for any kid — here's how an Alappuzha-based Brightland Discovery school's founder is making this learning experience fruitful for the kids  

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23 Apr 2018
The circular was appreciated by the parents | Courtesy: Flikr
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 campuses. Queer Collective at Tata Institure of Social Sciences wants to change that by building a 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