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Debasish Das, 25, of Satmura of Belonia under South Tripura District has been selected for the climb to highest peaks of Mt Everest

Tripura youth first one from the district selected to climb Mt Everest

There will be seven members in the team and they have to walk and climb 20 km of Himalayans roads on an average every day to reach the highest peaks of Everest

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Thoothukudi's fallen son: Why Karthik was a protestor and a gentleman who will live forever

The ardent Ajith fan was shot in his head as he went out to help the others who were lying wounded and dead on the streets that fateful day

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Karthik was shot dead when he went out into the streets to help others who had been injured in the firing
GreenBUG is a uniquely designed eco-friendly dustbin liner. It is an alternative to plastic liners

This Bengaluru couple is saving the planet while also creating jobs for underprivileged women

The women who benefit from greenBUG work in Bangalore too are deserving of all the support that they can be given and are eager to earn the supplemental income that the work brings them

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15 Jun 2018

Meet 72-year-old 'superwoman' stenographer Lakshmi Bai from Madhya Pradesh

On June 12, Sehwag shared a video of her on Twitter and said that the Indian youth can learn a lot from her

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15 Jun 2018
72-year-old Lakshmi Bai, who earns a livelihood by typing documents on a typewriter in front of the District Collectorate in Madhya Pradesh's Sehore. Representative image
A Messi fan in West Bengal has painted his three-storeyed house in the blue and white colours of Argentina

Football Fever: Messi fan from Bengal paints house in Argentina colours

53-year-old Shib Shankar Patra, a tea-stall owner in West Bengal’s 24 North Parganas district, saved the most from his earnings to make it to the FIFA World Cup being held in Russia

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14 Jun 2018

Meet the 'desi detective' who is straight out of Zac O'Yeah's Hari Majestic Series

A Swedish man writing detective novels in and around Majestic area in Bengaluru is unheard of. Author Zac O'Yeah speaks about his love for Bengaluru and his detective trilogy, Hari Majestic Series  

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13 Jun 2018
Twenty-five years ago, author Zac O'Yeah alighted a train near Kempegowda Bus Station, popularly known as Majestic.  After 15 years, the bus stand inspired him to write a novel series
Nihal Sarin, the 13-year-old chess prodigy says that while being objective is a requisite of the game, it is equally important to trust your intuitions

This Kerala lad won his first tournament when he was 6. And there was no looking back!

When he was a kid, Nihal's favourite chess books included ones on Alexander Alekhine’s best games. Now, he says that he has read several books and there is no particular one that is his favourite

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12 Jun 2018

These comedians tell us how 'improv comedy' makes one more empathetic

We talk to the members of The Improv, Schitzengiggles Comedy and The Improvisers, who tell us how Improv comedy made them more empathetic humans

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08 Jun 2018
The Improv is the only Indian improv group to perform at the Sweden International Improv Festival
The GI Tagged store has been set up under the aegis of the Geographical Indications Tagged World Premium Products Pvt Ltd

How this GI store is helping put artisans back on the map, giving them their much due credit

The GI Tag is used for agricultural, natural and manufactured goods. At present around 350 products from India have been registered under GI Act of the respective country

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08 Jun 2018

This nine-year-old from Bengaluru just won the fifth position in an international spelling bee competition

Navya Gupta, a third grader from Greenwood High, Bengaluru, participated in the competition seeing over 100 schools across India, Kuwait, and the Middle East

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06 Jun 2018
The nine year old won the fifth prize in the International Spelling Bee competition
Aditi Maithreya (second from left) and her family who togetjer run The Phoenix Company

Go cruelty-free and eco-friendly with your apparel at The Phoenix Company

Aditi Maithreya's The Phoenix Company, based out of Chennai, believes in offering cruelty-free and handloom products at reasonable prices

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06 Jun 2018

Indhu Nampoothiri takes us through her story of being a storyteller

The most promising director and writer in Malayalam cinema speaks about the magic of storytelling and her love for film

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05 Jun 2018
Indhu is one of the most promising new directors in Malayalam cinema
Gilu Joseph has made a space for herself as a lyricist and writer within the film and literary world

Three books and over 3K poems: No wonder 28-year-old Gilu Joseph is a household name in Kerala  

Gilu Joseph speaks about finding her love for writing, spreading positivity and the importance of being true to yourself

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05 Jun 2018

Feisty 20-year-old Banaja Prakashini from Puri reviews books to earn her pocket money

Read. Review. Repeat. That's the mantra of Banaja Prakashini who has recently started reviewing products as well

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02 Jun 2018
Banaja Prakashini, a student of SCS (Autonomous) College, Puri reviews books and earns her pocket money
Jigme Yosel Jigme is a Bhutanese actor, social worker and producer

From hopeless drug addict to a campaigner for drug-free Bhutan, this actor-activist has come a long way

Jigme Yosel Jigme might have a varied list of talents and interests, but whatever he does, he ensures that it benefits the community.

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01 Jun 2018

Viji Narayanan's book has instances that every middle-aged woman can relate to  

The book 'Many Dreams Many Lives' aims to encourage middle-aged women to pursue their dreams and not give in to societal pressure

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01 Jun 2018
Viji Narayanan lives in Ohio with her husband and three kids
Clint is a child prodigy who completed 25,000 works of art before he passed away

Clint, a child prodigy from Kerala had completed 25,000 works of art before he passed away

35 years after his passing, we trace the life of Edmund Thomas Clint and the world of art he has left behind

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31 May 2018

World No Tobacco Day: How tobacco and cancer is tearing this family's life apart

Sathish's wife didn't realise that her husband was addicted to tobacco, she didn't know that it could lead to cancer either till she had to find out on her own

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31 May 2018
Doctors say lung cancer is one of the worst kinds and the survival rates are one of the lowest
Founded in 2013, Kidspreneur is Asia’s first entrepreneurial education provider for children aged 7 to 18 years

Want your kids to be next-gen innovators, change makers? Here's how Kidspreneur can help

Anyone can be an entrepreneur, that’s why Kidspreneur focuses on nurturing an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age—the ability to learn from failure, be resourceful and confident

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28 May 2018

Hyderabadi girl Srujana Shaga listens to Bryan Adams while conquering mountain peaks

Hyderabadi girl, Srujana Shaga just conquered Mount Kilimanjaro and already has her heart set on the next peak

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28 May 2018
During her expeditions, Srujana Shaga mostly survived on eggs, bread and dry fruits
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

These engineers created an attachment that can make any stethoscope 'digital' instantly

Called AyuLynk, the attachment can detect and record heart and lung noises and digitally transmit them — making it a boon for health practitioners in India's isolated villages

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22 May 2018
AyuLynk is a device which can be attached to a conventional stethoscope to make it a digital stethoscope
There’s a group of youngsters that have taken the responsibility of making the roads in the city of Mumbai safer for its residents

These youngsters are making roads safer for Mumbaikars, one sticker at a time

This group is also involved in other social issues as well, like education, malnutrition, helping the people in need - in hospitals, slum Areas, dumping ground, cleaning public toilets, and more

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20 May 2018

Geetanjali Advani's YouTube series 'Eat with Geet' tells you how to whip up fusion dishes

Let Mumbai-based Geetanjali Advani's YouTube videos with Ultra Cookery teach you how to make fusion food

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20 May 2018
Independent filmmaker Rajat Agarwal is the creative producer of the show
The author plans to have her book exhibited at international book exhibitions in 2018 and 2019

V Shruti Devi's new book of essays, 'Earth Republic', is something we all need to read

The ten essays written by advocate V Shruti Devi for her non-fiction book have a conversational and effective tone

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20 May 2018

Madras in Mini: This Chennai artist captures the city's gems in miniature

Her first series on Madras was a project titled 'The Madras Catalogue,' which were regular sized paintings 

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18 May 2018
Madras was the 26-year-old artist's muse, inspiring her recent 'Madras in Mini' series
Tharika Banu transitoned about three years ago

International Day Against Homophobia: A day in the life of a transwoman

This is what 22-year-old Tharika Banu, a student in a Siddha College in Chennai, faces on a typical day

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17 May 2018

Here's the story of Ankush Jain, India's first multi-instrumental beatboxer

This Chennai lad is also the first Hip-Hop artist from the city to give a TEDx talk and wishes to cure autism and other mental health issues with music. Anisha Rajasekar finds out more

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17 May 2018
Ankush Jain beatboxing on stage
Happy-go-lucky artist and illustrator Arosh Thevadathil from Avittanallur, Kozhikode, dubbed himself Doodlemuni on Instagram a few years ago to showcase his heartwarming doodles

Instagram artist 'Doodlemuni' transfigures his own reality into fantastic doodles

He is now with Funchershop, a creative design studio based in Bengaluru, co-founded with his friend Suresh Ramakrishnan

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16 May 2018

Mother's Day: Yasmin Sait tells us why it's awesome to be a momager

Yasmin Sait, mother of RJ Danish Sait and anchor Kubbra Sait has been momaging her kids' work for the last seven years

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13 May 2018
Meet the Saits
The 24-year-old visual artist based in Chennai has her way with brushes, colours and pens

This artist from Chennai who can draw simultaneously with both her hands is setting Instagram on fire

She studied in Lady Andal and topped her school, but opted for the unconventional career of being an artist as that's where her interests have been from a very young age 

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10 May 2018

Meet American stand-up comic Jeremy McLellan, a man Muslims love and 'bhakts' hate

McLellan was recently named one of the 'fresh faces' of comedy and is particularly popular in the Muslim community for speaking about issues that they face

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09 May 2018
The American comedian is wildly popular in South East Asia
Named Anitha-SAT, after the medical aspirant from Ariyalur who committed suicide last year, Oviya’s satellite would study atmospheric pollution

Tiruchy teen’s mini-satellite to study air pollution launched from Mexico

Housed in a conical capsule, Anitha-SAT took off with the help of a hot-air balloon

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09 May 2018

Abhaya Simha's Tulu adaptation of Macbeth bags him a second National Film Award

Shakespeare wrote 'What’s done cannot be undone’, but Abhaya Simha proves that it can be redone with his National Award-winning film, Paddayi

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05 May 2018
Abhaya Simha | Pics: Rajesh Shetty
GreenLine Labs are currently piloting with one hospital in Vizag

Vizag-based GreenLine Labs will ensure that no traffic jam will stop an ambulance again

What's an ambulance’s biggest enemy apart from time? A traffic jam, of course. But hopefully not for too long thanks to GreenLine Labs

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04 May 2018

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
Vijayakumar Ragavi will be pursuing a degree in biomedical science at an overseas university next year | Representative image | PTI
Meet your coach, Sri Harsha Govardhana

Meet entrepreneur coach Sri Harsha Govardhana who helps start-ups to reach their full potential

A one-day entrepreneurial workshop followed by a 90-day action plan sounds like a much-needed event

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02 May 2018

Kochi theatre artist Sanjay Menon talks about his inspiration, life in New Zealand

Sanjay is currently playing the role of Charlie, a Filipino waiter in the play 'Cruise Control'

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01 May 2018
Sanjay hopes to establish a professional theatre group in Kochi someday
Sini M P from Kerala turns trash into toys

Plastic, a boon: This Kerala woman creates toys from discarded plastic waste

Sini M P also makes toys out of common household waste. Some of the things include containers in which ice creams are sold and CDs

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30 Apr 2018

Mother of two, Priya Radhakrishnan quit her job and went back to college

Priya Radhakrishnan from Hyderabad signed up for the PGSS programme in 2010, in 2012 she opted for MS in Research Programme, a two-year course

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30 Apr 2018
Priya Radhakrishnan has now shifted to Bengaluru