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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

Petrichor by Vipin Dhanurdharan celebrates tales from the undercurrents of Kochi

Vipin Dhanurdharan speaks about his latest art project, Petrichor and trying to bring light to a forgotten part of Kochi

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21 Apr 2018
Vipin travelled across the path of the canals within Fort Kochi and Mattancherry
Rashmi Chadha (R) from Delhi is the founder and CEO of Wovoyage, a travel start-up, which provides risk free and safe tours for female travelers

This travel start-up is creating super-safe holidays for Indian women travellers 

Rashmi Chadha, started Wovoyage back in 2016 and has conducted trips for solo woman travelers, using small innovations like women guides and so on

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20 Apr 2018

Amrut Deshmukh's booklet app lets you read a book in 20 minutes

Amrut Deshmukh summarises one bestselling book a week and uploads it on his app called Booklet

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19 Apr 2018
Amrut says that this app is for people who make excuses for not reading books and not for voracious readers
Kiran explaining to the folks about the importance of blood donation |  Nagaraja Gadekal

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

Remember the Bengaluru stand-up comic who performed for one person? Here's his story

Shridhar Venkataramana went on to be a sport and performed for the one woman who turned up or the show. He explains how this isn't something new and why open mics aren't a cakewalk 

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16 Apr 2018
Shridhar performing at the open mic
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

Ambedkar Jayanthi: The story of Babasaheb and the colour "blue"

The colour continues to be an important symbol of the Ambedkarite movement and is also the colour of the part flag floated by the  Ambedkar Scheduled Castes Federation of India

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15 Apr 2018
A freshly installed 5-feet-tall statue of the Dalit icon was installed in a Badaun village in saffron jacket but was promptly re-painted in blue after questions arose over the choice of a colour assoc
There is a need to liberate the thought process of children by exposing them to the wealth of Indian art, feels Mamta

Mamta Nainy's book about Indian art will tell you everything from cave paintings to modern muse 

Most children have had instances of looking at unique art forms without consciously being educated about them. Mamta Nainy's A Brush With Indian Art aims to change that

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14 Apr 2018

This start-up is harnessing the power of AI to help students realise their true potential

Wudi has developed a free educational product, Edu-Wudi, to enable technology inclusion for every organisation, irrespective of their financial and technical backing

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14 Apr 2018
Wudi has already gained market traction and will be going live in 37 institutions in May
Minal Anand is the CEO of GuruQ and a finance major from Boston University

This Ed-tech platform lets you find your own tutor. Here's how 

GuruQ’s website comprises of an interface through which online classes can be conducted with ease. A tutor can hold one-on-one sessions or even create group classes with up to 30 students

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14 Apr 2018

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
Shivam Agarwal is a student at Delhi University
Twenty nine-year-old Ruchika Shankar and 30-year-old Avinasha Shashtry have travelled across seven countries so far

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

These Chennai students developed a system that can detect the presence of toxic gases in manholes

The proposed expert system based on the Internet of Things will help to take proactive and preventive actions to minimise the loss of lives in manholes

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10 Apr 2018
All the information regarding the concentration of the gases can be viewed with the help of an IP address
Samuel Abiola Robinson is in talks with a few brands for endorsements and commercial projects

Dulquer follows me on Insta: Sudani from Nigeria's star in a post-wage war world  

Samuel Abiola Robinson talks about his love for acting, discovering Indian cinema and promoting equality within all spaces

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09 Apr 2018

Hyderabad girl Rishitha Koruturu's stint on Top Model India is going to take her places

Rishitha Koruturu, who participated in Top Model India, talks about the make-believe world of modelling

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08 Apr 2018
Rishitha Koruturu with supermodel Lisa Haydon
Nair’s family is originally from Kerala

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

This 33-year-old Lymphoma survivor has six masters and one PhD degree to his credit. Here's his secret 

When Manu Melwin was diagnosed with lymphoma, he could have easily withdrawn to a shell. Instead, he turned his life around by deciding to learn more

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03 Apr 2018
Actress Manju Warrier and Dr V P Gangadharan at Manu's book launch
The newly introduced 75 per cent compulsory attendance rule, sexual harassment allegations against teachers and hike in mess fees, didn't go very well with many of its students

Trust JNU sexual harassment panel, don’t protest, says VC Jagadesh Kumar

Amid the ongoing turmoil that has been rocking Jawaharlal Nehru University, the VC stands by the administration's decisions

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02 Apr 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
Helping Kumar, a young student from Delhi, to intern abroad was one major inspiration for Aniket to write this book

Grab a copy of Aniket Singh's book if you're planning to intern abroad 

Aniket Singh's book Intern abroad this summer tells you why you should not hesitate to take up an internship abroad

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30 Mar 2018

Meet Najeeb, the Kerala artist who hand-drew the illustrations in the Dear CSK video

Najeeb Thottungal, an architect-turned-illustrator drew 3000+ frames to make the now viral Dear CSK video

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30 Mar 2018
Najeeb illustrating the video
CBSE will be soon update the revised dates on their website

No one wants to give exams again, we don't even feel like studying: Students react to CBSE retest

Students expressed their strong disappointment over CBSE's move to hold re-test for class X and XII's Maths and Economics paper. Most students feel that it is an added stress on them

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29 Mar 2018

I told them I was sleepy and a social media addict: How a Pune student just became Wooplr's CEO

Pune-based Neha Hasabe has won the #CEOforamonth challenge organised by the Bengaluru-based startup in February. Not just that, she also bags a prize money of a lakh. Jealous much? 

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29 Mar 2018
Neha Hasabe could not believe that she won the award
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

All smiles: Sachin Tendulkar pays a surprise visit to the school he donated funds to

Sachin has been advocating for the overall development of children right from school days and has been focussed on bringing necessary infrastructure even in the remote areas of India

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28 Mar 2018
Sachin Tendulkar paid suprise visit to meet students at Guru Govind Singh School in Mumbai
The group aims to spread equality in public spaces across the state

Here's how Queerala is slowly becoming the most important space for LGBTIQ+ individuals 

The members of Queerala speak about the need for commoners to open up to people of different identities and of setting up LGBTQ+ support groups in educational institutions

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28 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
Jayanth Sharma, CEO and co-founder of Toehold

This photographer's initiative is a one-stop solution for aspiring wildlife photographers

Toehold offers a range of services from conducting workshops for photographers to organising photo tours across exotic destinations

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27 Mar 2018

After UN drops event on Ambedkar's b'day at Indian Govt's behest, Dalit groups turn to US, Canada for support 

Deelip Mhaske was set to organise a conference on how AI could reduce the impact of caste discrimination at the UN's General Assembly, until they pulled the plug. Now what will happen?

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26 Mar 2018
Deelip Mhaske (extreme right) at the Indian Consulate
Khan interacting with children during one of his many sessions

Meet Sameer Khan, the man who uses poems for healing at old age homes and orphanages 

Poet and storyteller, Sameer Khan will soon tour India to defeat sorrow and bring joy to those who need it

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26 Mar 2018

How Aruvi's Aditi Balan has inspired students to open up about having HIV is just inspiring

Aditi Balan blew everyone's minds with her debut- no one knew who she was or where she came from or why and how she decided to take such a controversial role in her first film. Well, here's how. 

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26 Mar 2018
Aditi Balan is sweeping all the awards for her performance in Aruvi
Gupta loves to travel on her bike

Lone avenger Esha Gupta is biking solo across the nation to prove it's safe for women 

Who said solo travel in India is only for boys? Presenting Esha Gupta, who is out to negotiate every rough terrain on her Avenger motorcycle to prove that Atithi Devo Bhava stands true even today

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26 Mar 2018

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
Owura Kwadwo Hottish receiving a laptop from the officer at municipal corporation
Shashi Tharoor | Pic: Albin Mathew

Here's why memes make Shashi Tharoor crack up and have 'farrago' moments!

Do you think Tharoor's vocabulary is because of memorising all the words in the Oxford dictionary?Absolutely not! His logophilia (the love of words) is definitely a result of extensive reading

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21 Mar 2018

From Auroville to Amma Canteens, how Chandana Rao travelled across TN with just 2k rupees

Want some travel inspiration? Meet this 26-year-old Bengalurean who nails budget travelling like no one else. Here are a few tricks that even you can learn

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19 Mar 2018
Girl on a mission: With her travels, Chandana Rao wants to prove that solo stints are not that expensive
Sai bakery pays its volunteers a stipend and is an initiative to engage these young adults | Facebook

This Chennai bakery is helping young adults with special needs find their purpose in life

Apart from the delicacies served at Sai Bakery, it is also a place for these young adults and their parents to interact and help each other

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16 Mar 2018

How Odisha's education man Achyuta Samanta plans to navigate his way to the Rajya Sabha

From education to social service and now politics, there is no stopping KIIT founder Dr Achyuta Samanta

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15 Mar 2018
Dr Achyuta Samanta was born on January 20, 1965, in the village of Kalarabanka, Cuttack in Odisha to Nilima Rani and Anadi Charan Samanta
Marur takes three to ten days to design and paint a pair of shoes

Fancy a pair of shoes with hand-painted Minions on them? DxDM will do it for you

Custom shoes, anyone? Deeksha Marur is just getting started with her hand-painted shoes business

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15 Mar 2018

Here's why Stephen Hawking never won the Noble Prize 

The world-famous physicist and cosmologist was the subject of the 2014 film The Theory Of Everything, which starred Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones

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14 Mar 2018
Hawking  was regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Albert Einstein | AFP