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T David Raj is a one-man army and has been protesting for the ban of liquor at Jantar Mantar for about six months now

Remember the guy who climbed a cell phone tower? He's been protesting for six months in Delhi for liquor to be banned in TN, but NO ONE seems to care

T David Raj is a former fencing champion and hails from a Military family in Nagercoil. He's been campaigning against liquor for years, but no one is speaking up for him

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Meet the 12th grader who's saying #NoMore to abuse: Sanya Runwal just wrote a book about abused women and it's pretty powerful

12th grader Sanya Runwal is out with her first book, Ten Dollar Bride. She talks about how she became a feminist and what keeps her going 

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18 Oct 2017
Sanya Runwal authored Ten Dollar Bride, which is a collection of seven short stories based on problems that the women face
Namratha K, a first-year Masters student from the Political Science department, will be PU's first woman President

Amidst several controversies, Pondicherry University elects first woman president

Namratha K stood as an independent candidate but received support from the SFI but she is now representing the DMK student Wing, which has put off SFI members

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17 Oct 2017

These DU girls are organising history walks with a twist: Their guided tour will give you a feminist perspective of everything from the Red Fort to the Mughal havelis

Go on Safarnama's Feminist History Walk to learn about the women who shaped the history of this country. We catch up with the duo that started the initiative

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17 Oct 2017
Aakriti Suresh and Annapurna Menon
Before digital literacy come plain and simple literacy

In Digital India, Sujai G Pillai is going analogue: He's building One Library Per Village and it's working wonders for the rural populace

OLPV's library offers online courses that can be accessed by students from any background and area for world-class lessons

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17 Oct 2017

Marathon Bros: How Anil and Vivek Singh brought 'pop culture' marathons to India 14 years ago

They managed to organise the first Mumbai International Marathon and from then on, all their runs have generated funds for several NGOs across the country

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17 Oct 2017
Anil Singh and Vivek Singh
Jack and his awesome new cafe

Paging Doctor Cool: This MBBS student from SRMC also runs an an ice cream parlour in Chennai and we love the way it looks

Jaykiran had always been passionate about food, but he had no idea that his passion would drive him to start a café that’s been stealing the hearts of the youth in Chennai

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16 Oct 2017

From being demotivated in school to getting his pics in Nat Geo, this Coimbatore-based photographer can tell you how to take that perfect wildlife shot

Wildlife Photographer Varun Aditya talks about the daytime wildlife safaris and his midnight journeys through the dark woods and why it is important to break the rules to explore your best side  

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16 Oct 2017
Varun Aditya was one of the finalist of Nat Geo’s Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 and a finalist of Windland Smith Rice Nature's Best Photography 2017
The programme was the brainchild of one of the University students (representative image)

UoH launches website where students can sign up to be scribes for visually challenged students, conduct a 'blind walk' on White Cane Day

A website which enables volunteers to register as scribes for visually challenged students during exams, was also launched by the students of UoH

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16 Oct 2017

This rescued teen from Kollam dribbles away from uncertainty and into a possible future in national Football 

The home, however, will have to find additional funding for training, travel and football gear in the absence of a sponsor

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15 Oct 2017
The camp began as a fun activity but will now be treated more seriously with Manikanadan's progress (representative picture/ India U17 team)
Dhanam is now right at home at MSU

Dhanam is MSU's first transgender student under their 'free edu' scheme. How she went from dancing on stage to rejoining college will move you 

The Tirunelveli-based university is hopeful that after this, more transgenders will come forward to take up their offer of joining their colleges at no cost at all

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15 Oct 2017

Simran Preet Kaur from Delhi is using embroidery to empower underprivileged women 

Pins & Needles, started by Simran Preet Kaur, helps underprivileged women battle financial troubles and illnesses in their families

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13 Oct 2017
The women are taught the art of embroidery and making embroidered hoops
Ayush Kejriwal is one of the few designers who has used dark-skinned models to sell his designs

How Ayush Kejriwal's Instagram posts are telling us that dark is beautiful and body shaming isn't cool

Fashion is more than just clothes. Who will explain this better than the leading designer Ayush Kejriwal who depicts his designs with his characters that challenge social evils 

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13 Oct 2017

IMF reveals the mantra: Educate children in poor countries and income equality will follow

It says that in developing countries a child's reach to education is closely linked to his family's wealth. Kids in poorer countries have limited access to primary education

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13 Oct 2017
Poorer countries burdened with socioeconomic problems lack adequate measurees for basic education on a primary and secondary level (representative image)
Her art conveys her nostalgia on paper and includes several popular as well as little known places that do the same job; cater to Chennai's spirit | Chitra Iyer

Chennai artist Chitra Iyer's series gives life to some of Chennai's popular food joints and takes you on a doodle drive

The anonymous artist has 25 photos in her doodle series that captures and throws back to childhood memories and food that was finger lickin good

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11 Oct 2017

This young interior designer from Coimbatore is recycling old wood and is using it to make houses

This 24-year old Nivedhithaa Ramaswami Coimbatore-based interior designer loves bringing a classic touch to her designs using recycled wood

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11 Oct 2017
This young interior designer says Utpura is a result of choosing what my heart always wanted
Jayanthi will be visiting two schools and also having lunch with the Consul General

From a nursing graduate in Sivakasi to Consul General of Canada, Jayanti G's journey is the dose of inspiration you need today 

The Canadian Embassy in South India recently decided to let one deserving individual become the Consul General for a day, accompanying the actual Consul General in all her duties for the day

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11 Oct 2017

Cooking with Kicha: Meet the 7-year-old kid from Kerala who got Ellen Degeneres to say puttu kutti on national television

7-yr-old Nihal Raj, Kicha as he is popularly known, started his cooking channel KichaTube. Next thing you know, he's got 19k followers and is invited to be on Ellen. How about that!

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10 Oct 2017
While the little star talks and sings in his videos, it is his father who is behind the camera, while his mother picks up recipes and his sister manages his online activities and travels
There is something universal about what happens in the brain when narratives are being processed

Reading 'stories' doesn't just make you smarter, it can make you feel empathy towards people from pretty much anywhere

Researchers sorted through 20 million blog posts which were later shortlisted to 40 personal stories and then translated to Mandarin, Chinese or Persian 

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10 Oct 2017

Heard of Yoga Doctors? These two Chennai high-schoolers can rock some kickass yoga poses and they want to make a career out of it 

The duo has won the district-level championship in 2016 and 2017. In the 23rd International Yoga Festival, Harris and Geethika won the second and third place respectively. Impressed yet? 

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09 Oct 2017
Geethika Suresh showing off a few of her yoga moves | Abirami Nagarajan
Empathy and the need to identify and understand the student are some of the founding core principle of the institution | Billion beats

Empathy is a tool for this unconventional school that brings out an alternative education for its students

Kaliyuva Mane aims to impart its students with education that is taught to them in fun, creative ways and is imparted with sensitvity and understanding. 

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07 Oct 2017

Mangaluru's University College sees 50 year reunion that took two decades to organise — and the memories are priceless

The scholarship is the first of its kind as it includes contributions by all classmates and will be distributed among toppers in Mathematics of first, second and third year, with a Rs 5K cash price

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06 Oct 2017
The historic college with its imposing red structure was a scene of nostalgia for the BSC batch of septuagenarians
Shivaranjan's painting compelled the MCC to fix the damages

Art Attack: Mysuru City Corporation finally fixes open manhole after student leaves shark in it

Shivaranjan, a student of Chamarajendra Academy of Visual Arts created a '3D Blue Shark challenge' for a good cause

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05 Oct 2017

This former Delhi University student from Kozhikode is on a mission to make India clean

This postgraduate is minimising waste generation, maximising waste recovery and recycling, and is dignifying people working within the waste industry with his non-profit organisation Green Worms

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05 Oct 2017
Jabir Karat, Founder of Green Worms
Gillo will visit places where there are kids aplenty and perform theatre for them, off a bus

Honk Honk! Mumbai theatre group Gillo is getting on a minibus and going across rural Karnataka to take theatre to kids directly

The group does not believe in a stage show but it does believe in performing anywhere they can halt and that could be your school, library or your home 

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05 Oct 2017

Meet Kavita Gupta Sabharwal who managed to make a Literature fest interesting for children in B'luru

The curator of the Neev Children's Literature Fest explains why it is important for children to read and how swiftly she got over 800 children to do so during the fest

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05 Oct 2017
Kavita Sabharwal
The books are a series of short stories by different authors focusing on everyday inanimate objects and enabling one to identify with a greater perspective | Bloomsbury

From bread to socks, Bloomsbury publishes series of short books exploring the hidden lives of everyday objects

The objects bring out symbolism and explore the historic, socio-cultural importance of these inanimate objects 

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05 Oct 2017

Remembering Gauri's politics of love, one month on: Why Pradeep K P wants to show Gauri Lankesh's life in a full-length movie soon

Pradeep K P has just made a documentary on his close friend, Gauri Lankesh, with the aim of showing the world who she truly was. It was screened at St Joseph's College in Bengaluru 

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04 Oct 2017
A demonstration in honour of Gauri Lankesh
Jeakson Singh has always dreamt of representing India and has trained under his father as a young boy

This Manipuri footballer in India's U17 team is dribbling towards his goals, but can't stop worrying about his family

The family's meagre income has Jeakson Singh worried quite often but the midfielder shoves it away by focusing on the pride he feels in representing India

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04 Oct 2017

This duo wanted to tell the world that India is safe for women. So, they biked from Kanyakumari to Leh

Shubra Acharya and Amrutha Kashinath started their journey on September 5 from Kanyakumari and reached Leh on September 10. 130 hours and 29 minutes — that’s how long it took them to prove their point

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04 Oct 2017
The duo kick-started their journey on September 5 from Kanyakumari and reached their destination on September 10
Jabna Chauhan was honoured by Prime minister Narendra Modi on the occasion of International Women's day

I didn't have money to buy books, says Jabna Chauhan who became the youngest sarpanch of the country at 22

No political background. No financial support. No alliances. Yet today, this former news anchor from Himachal Pradesh is India's youngest sarpanch and gets to boss around colleagues twice her age

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03 Oct 2017

Green Man: This banker from Tamil Nadu has planted over 50 lakh trees across the country and he's just getting started

Environmentalist and activist Abdul Ghani organises workshops for students encouraging them to plant trees. In the last ten years, he has roped in more than 70 lakh students to help the cause

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02 Oct 2017
Abdul organises workshops and conferences on global warming and other environmental issues
Medha follows two mottos in her life: 'Regret the things you did rather than the ones you didn't because the tricky thing about opportunity is that it may only knock once' and 'This too shall pass'

Meet @babyhotsauce Gandhi! This Gandhi descendant is an RJ in the US and is the 'loudest' member of the clan 

Medha Gandhi talks about her 'really cool DNA' and about how people judge her for wearing shorts and having tattoos, but it doesn't get to her. Peace out!

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02 Oct 2017

When Godse first met Gandhi he brought him a sack of old shoes. What Bapu did next will shock you, recalls Tushar Gandhi

On Gandhi Jayanthi, Tushar Gandhi brings us insightful tales and shades of the Mahatma that shows us how a leader of that bent of mind may still be in vogue today

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02 Oct 2017
Tushar had authored a book named 'Let's Kill Gandhi !': A Chronicle of His Last Days, the Conspiracy, Murder, Investigation, and Trial
Art Safari is an ongoing documentation of Bharatapuzha (River Nila) through crowdsourcing where travellers and locals capture the cultural, natural and social heritage of the region

This travel company is saving Kerala's River Nila, one beautiful painting at a time 

The Blue Yonder has come up with a year-old project where the travellers will document everything that makes the river so crucial to their culture

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30 Sep 2017

This 26-year-old landscape artist is taking his love for nature one step further by making terrariums  

Little Greens by Akash Srivastava adds a dash of green and cuteness to your home 

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28 Sep 2017
Little Greens' terrariums
It's Bhagat Singh's 110th birth anniversary and he is still our favorite hero

Why Bhagat Singh's nephew believes that socialism, not Ram Raj is still the answer to India's questions, on his birth anniversary 

Beyond the khakhi and the cap, the man whom many still call 'comrade' affectionately, had insights into what India needed to do to stay ahead, 7 decades ago. Still makes sense now, says his nephew

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28 Sep 2017

This Chennai girl speaks Korean like a boss and came third in an international speech competition in Korea

From K-Drama to earning third place in an international Korean speech competition, this aspiring Army Lawyer will have you wowed

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28 Sep 2017
Sadhana's not so cheesy answer earned her third place in the international competition
Justin has embraced life and all its adventures, and  has Egypt on his bucketlist

This IT guy is a paralympic champion who loves swimming, shooting and other things that spell adventure

What's in a name? He was paralysed neck down, but that hasn't stopped him from sports, travel or a happy attitude in life

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28 Sep 2017

Inside Rajmohan's mind: Everything you wanted to know about the man who asks the questions on Tamil Nadu's mind

Rajmohan Arumugam from Put Chutney has created a lot of impact with his thought-provoking videos about issues plaguing the State. How much do you actually know about him?

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26 Sep 2017
Rajmohan Arumugam is the man behind and in front of many of the Put Chutney videos