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By innovatively using Skype, PowerPoint presentations and more, Karunai Doss is helping his students master computer applications | Pics: KK Sundar

In a government school with no electricity, this teacher walked in with his own laptop and helped his students scale new heights

What do you do when the government funds computers for your rural school, but there’s no electricity around? If you’re Karunai Doss, then you’d take your PC, mobile phone’s net connection and teach

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24 May 2017

Two schools gave up on her as a child. Undeterred, this 18-year-old from KMC Manipal represented Asia Pacific at UN meet

Poorvaprapha Patil who is an eighteen year old second semester student at KMC Manipal represents the whole of Asia Pacific in the UN Forum for the second STI. She tells us how much it took to get here

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24 May 2017
Poorvaprabha Patil, a second semester student at KMC Manipal represents Asia Pacific
The court said the CBSE's decision would have a drastic effect on students

Delhi High Court asks CBSE to continue with its grace marks policy

Under the 'moderation policy', grace marks are given to students in exams for difficult questions in order to let them pass 

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23 May 2017

This 14-year-old will meet Frau Angela Merkel in an all-expenses paid trip to Germany 

After mastering German, Chaitanyan Prakash will visit Berlin on a three-week scholarship, thanks to Goethe-Zentrum. 

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22 May 2017
Chaitanyan Prakash, the Goethe-Zentrum scholarship winner
Medical students fail in their duty

MBBS Students in Karnataka are violating terms of a bond signed with state for mandatory rural service and here is why

Medical students refrain themselves from completing their one- year compulsory rural service for fear of life 

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22 May 2017

Move over Facebook, Hello Kashbook: Kashmir's 16-year-old Zuckerberg not allowed to use phone in dorm but still runs the Valley's only social network

Not all the kids in Kashmiri schools are pelting stones. Really. Zeyan Shafiq is fighting the system in a whole other way - by running a social networking site called Kashbook, from his dorm at school

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17 May 2017
Zeyan Shafiq is the face behind Kashmir's Facebook - Kashbook
Swaraj Phadtare, student of VIT

This 18-year-old has developed two apps already. What's your excuse? 

Swaraj Phadtare a student from VIT tells us about his app and how it could potentially solve the brewing language problem in the Parliament and elsewhere

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15 May 2017

These two Guinness Record holding freestyle footballers from Chennai surely know how to have a ball. Here's how

27-year-old Pradeep Ramesh, a freestyle footballer/coach, who recently became a Guinness World Record holder alongside 21-year-old Raghul Raja talks about how his journey began as a freestyler

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13 May 2017
Pradeep Ramesh and Raghul Raja, Chennai-based freestyle footballers recently became Guinness World Record holders | Pics: Martin Louis
Tarika and her family. Pic: D Sampath Kumar

First transgender to write TN board exams was adopted by TN's first transgender engineering graduate, Grace Banu

Tarika Banu, the first transgender student to write and clear TN board exams opens up about the criticism and struggles she had to overcome, her family and her future aspirations

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12 May 2017

Now you can receive programming lectures in Hindi on YouTube without spending a penny

Saurabh Shukla talks about his YouTube channel, MySirG.com that teaches the art of programming. He provides lectures to a vast audience, all in Hindi

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15 May 2017
Saurabh has conducted more than 50 career guidance seminars across Madhya Pradesh in various schools and colleges, and through this has touched the lives of thousands of students
Simar Singh performing his poem The Legal Rapist

Meet 16-year-old Simar Singh, whose community of poets is slamming the social norms through spoken word poetry 

Young poet and founder of UnErase Simar Singh talk about how his community is helping young poets talk about relevant social issues

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13 May 2017

A daily wager's daughter from Tuticorin who lost her mother at seven just scored 1173 in her boards, but she may not be going to college: This is why 

Her mother died when she was 7. Her dad is a mason who raises three daughters on a meagre wage. And yet, Anandha Jothi managed to get 1173 in her board exams

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12 May 2017
Anandha Jothi with her sisters
The website where students can check their results | Pic: tnresults.nic.in

TN 12th result: This time students will be glued to their smartphones for their marks. Here's why...

The days when students had to anxiously wait to check their results on the website are over and they can get their results on the phone instantly

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11 May 2017

IIMC Kottayam starts Malayalam Journalism course after surveys find that Indians swear by regional news that is posted online

A recent study has found that at least 70 percent of Indians have more faith in local language digital content over English, so IIMC Kottayam calls in applications for a Malayalam Journalism course

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11 May 2017
Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) - Kottayam has called for applications  for its new Malayalam journalism course
Shek Monu | Pic: R Satish Babu

Rappin’ and ‘rolling’ on the world’s stage: How Shek Monu ignored his amputation and went ahead to become an inspirational rapper

Shek Monu lost a hand and both his legs a decade ago. Now, the Hyderabad-based student is living his dream and rapping on stage

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06 May 2017

Here's how this robotics firm in Kochi is getting school kids to design robots that can be used in everyday life

Lincy Jesky runs DSC Robotics which gets kids to experiment with robotics that few academies allow — given how expensive the process tends to be

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09 May 2017
Winners of RoboRAVE India 2016
Madhumitha Jayaram conducting the workshop

YOLO Teenagers: Haunted by shyness? Here's a workshop that you need to attend to help you overcome this problem 

Mathumitha Jayaraman, a brain development trainer at the Power for brain training company is conducting a workshop on overcoming shyness for teenagers this month

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08 May 2017

Godha is a female-centric film in a male-dominated society: Wamiqa Gabbi talks about Mollywood, going deglam and the Dangal hangover

Wamiqa Gabbi talks about making her Malayalam debut Godha and how playing a wrestler was a lot of fun, despite it having none of the usual commercial pizazz — including the usage of make-up

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06 May 2017
Godha marks the Malayalam debut of Actor Wamiqa Gabbi
The winning team | Pic: Romani Agarwal

These four students from Loyola might have just created an auto-irrigation device that reduces a farmer's water consumption by half

The team from LICET have designed an irrigation system that might alter the way we look at water conservation and they even went on to win the third place at innoWAH!, a PALS innovation challenge

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06 May 2017

Here's why Tamil Nadu's teachers hate Class 10 & 12 evaluations: Terrible toilets, no food and a princely pay of ten bucks for every paper they correct

As the Class 12 results are set to be released, here's what your teachers went through to get the job done - Travelling long distances in the heat, terrible pay, no allowances and terrible toilets

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03 May 2017
Teachers at work | Representative image
Brother Julius Santi, one of the pioneers in the print industry in South India

Julius Santi, The Italian Monk who revolutionised South India's print industry by setting up SIGA, is no more

Thousands of people in the print industry who have studied at SIGA, Chennai, remember the Italian who settled in Chennai and ran the institute for almost six decades

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01 May 2017
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