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Atum, the integrated solar roofing panel

Is that a solar panel? Is that a roof? Both, it's Atum - an integrated solar roofing panel 

We talk to the inventor of Atum Vamsi Gaddam and find out the story behind the idea and the plans he has for it's future 

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11 hours ago

India's education system needs a revamp, says MP Richard Hay

Hay also praised the NCERT syllabus and stressed on the need for schools to guide students towards it

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18 hours ago
Hay said students in Kerala seemed less sure of their future plans (Representative image)
Parents and students need to equio themselves with information regarding the various opportunities available

Around 400 school students in Madurai made aware of untapped career options at IOC career guidance workshop 

The programme conducted by the Indian Oil Corporation's Madurai division saw around 400 students from various government schools in attendance

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20 hours ago

Uttar Pradesh government mulls over changing syllabus of primary schools in bid to improve and educate

Students of government schools have been given uniforms to encourage and encourage confidence and the will to learn

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21 hours ago
Infrastructure and teachers are two areas the government is also looking to improve
A glimpse of the WallRide Park

WallRide Park in Hyderabad is where you need to head to if extreme sports catches your fancy

BMX, skating, biking - explore all the thrills of it all and much more at Hyderabad's WallRide Park

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23 Sep 2017

The BYJU interview: How this one man is making alternate learning app-solutely easy and interesting 

From holding live sessions at jam-packed auditoriums to transforming himself into an app, Byju Raveendran, the man behind the BYJU'S app, changed the face of the modern education in India

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23 Sep 2017
Byju believes that explaining concepts by relating it to real life experiences improves understanding and retention of concepts
It's time for Pilates with Pankti

Pankti Gada teaches both pilates and yoga and she is just 21-years-old

This young self-taught trainer is all about fitness and believes that this is the career she wants to follow

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23 Sep 2017

How it is like for a man to wear a saree and step out of his house? Let's solve this criss-CROSS puzzle       

Crossdressers are not new to India, neither is people staring at them strangely. But isn't it time to get over it? Here's what these men have to say about the lack of acceptability of the concept    

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23 Sep 2017
Karan Vig loves his Kurta to go with saree and brocade drapes, Also he likes antique jewellery adorned with subtle make up. Picture: Jainish Vig
The nineteen-year old Aroh Akunth is resorting to Facebook in a final attempt to seek justice

AUD pushed me to quit, fail because I am queer and a dalit: Student's FB post is asking a lot of uncomfortable questions about our colleges 

After what he claims is harassment against him because he is queer and a Dalit, this student turned to Facebook to make an appeal for his case - an ostensibly last ditch attempt 

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22 Sep 2017

ERROR 404 for 100 days: Infuriated, frustrated GenY in Darjeeling talks about the indefinite internet blackout 

Travelling miles to fill an admission form and spending big bucks to get basic information is the most normal thing to do for the youth in Darjeeling. How long do you think the youth can take it?  

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22 Sep 2017
The situation only gets worse when this happens during the peak of college and school admissions
Over 1,500 students from across the country have gathered for NIT Tiruchy's annual four-day event | Youtube|

It's Festember time for NIT Tiruchy and over 1K college students from across India are attending

The fest, which will centre around it's theme for the year 'Orient', will also showcase flavours of East and SouthEast Asian countries

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22 Sep 2017

Coimbatore district witnesses 50 per cent decrease in child labour in a decade thanks to awareness, education

The National Child Labour Project revealed that 20 per cent of the calls that reported cases of child labour were false

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22 Sep 2017
Education is being used to rehabilitate rescued children (Representative picture)
The founders believe the real tough task is to engage the students into trial sessions

Online portal Vedantu ensures that students not only excel in studies but also fall in love with it

Now learning is getting real-easy for the students with Vedantu tutorial platform where teachers provide coaching over the internet

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22 Sep 2017

WCC brings its original script to stage this year and it's worth every minute

For the first time ever, WCC has brought its own original script to the stage and its loosely based on the Grimms' fairytale - 'Town Musicians of Bremin'

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21 Sep 2017
The characters were developed over a series of improvisations workshops that the team attended over the course of a month
MP Varun Gandhi said that he hadn't drawn his salary in years

My name is Gandhi. If it'd been Ahmed, I wouldn't have been here: How Varun Gandhi slayed nepotism and his Gandhi tag 

Varun Gandhi, who spoke at GLIM in Chennai, condemned TN's MLAs for taking a hike while their farmers were protesting in Delhi

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21 Sep 2017

Book lovers rejoice, Tamil Nadu Virtual Academy digitises and uploads around 10K rare Tamil books

A chunk of the books are from the personal collection of Serfoji II, a former ruler of Thanjavur, while others are coming from the library as well as eight participating centres

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21 Sep 2017
These books are available for free on the library website
From Law to racing, this biker chick is turning wheels and existing norms | Srinivasa Krishnan

Still I Race: This female motorcycle racer likes putting some dust on those ageing stereotypes

Third year Law student Deepika Sriram entered the racing circuit early this year but is head over (w)heels for the sport

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21 Sep 2017

Do India's teaching methods need a revamp? These students suggest changes that can make the classroom lively and fun

These students demand understanding teachers, a platform for freedom of expression and thought and a seperation from archaic classroom learning

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21 Sep 2017
Classrooms need to be more interactive and open to thought, say the students
All the four 'Electrofoodies' are fourth year students who credit MIT for their success |@hcmariwala/ Twitter

No man, just puri: India's favorite street food gets a modern twist thanks to these Manipal students

The machine, invented by four Manipal Institute of Technology students, works at the push of a button and is nothing like India's chaat scene has ever seen 

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21 Sep 2017

Student Oscars 2016 semi-finalist Vivek R Nipani peeks behind the veil of patriarchy for his film A Story of Two Veils

Director Vivek Nilani, with his documentary, is attempting to give a voice to the voiceless women of Rajasthan and helping the society look beyond patriarchy.

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21 Sep 2017
A production still from Vivek's A Story of Two Veils
The founder of Goonj, Anshu Gupta

Anshu Gupta through Goonj has brought back dignity to the act of giving and wants it to become a movement 

The Ramon Magsaysay Award winner talks about how he doesn't mind people replicating the model of his foundation, Goonj which was started back in 1999 

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21 Sep 2017
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