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In August 2013, Veeresh started his journey as a theatre artist and he played the role of an LIC agent

How B'luru's 'Biking Yamaraj' now runs a theatre academy for free

You probably don't know Veeresh Muttinamath by name, but he's the guy who dressed as Yama and rode around on a bike in Bengaluru to promote helmet use

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17 Aug 2018

Did you know that Atal Bihari Vajpayee and his father were classmates in college?

The father-son duo studied in the same section and were also roommates in the hostel

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16 Aug 2018
They studied together in DAV College, Kanpur
Arya (18) and Arka Pudota (16) run their own organic farm in the upscale Indiranagar area

How two brothers in Indiranagar are setting #organicgoals on YouTube

If you're looking to start your own organic farm or eat healthy, then you need to check out the YouTube channels of these two 'green' brothers from Bengaluru

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16 Aug 2018

I'd love to write about Ram, says author Kavita Kané

Bestselling author of Sita's Sister, Kavita Kané talks about her love for mythology and the examination of female characters in the epics

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15 Aug 2018
Kavita Kané has penned five bestsellers until now
Anil Shastri is one of the six children of the late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri

Nationalism is not only about singing the national anthem: Anil Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri's son opens up about his earliest memories of his father, nationalism and the story of how his father reacted when he illegally got a driver's license 

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15 Aug 2018

This Chennai dentist's clinic shares a wall with her 'surreal' art studio

Archana's hands do all the talking, whether it is with a drill or with her easel and colour palette. Check out what she's working on now

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14 Aug 2018
Archana completed her BDS in 2005, up till which she was only sketching
Shruti Ahuja is the MD of AGT

This Hyderabad start-up helps you turn your kitchen waste into biogas

Ahuja Green Technologies (AGT) has its plants in Telangana, Odisha, Gujarat and other states of the country as well

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14 Aug 2018

Bengaluru duo win TCS quiz, to represent Karnataka at Nationals

Sucheth Hegde and M Rajshankar will be representing Karnataka at the National-Level TCS IT Wiz 2018  

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13 Aug 2018
Winners M Rajshankar, Sucheth Hegde
Sahu performs shows in front of school students, parents and people residing in remote hilly areas of the district

This Odisha teacher uses science to perform magic and debunk superstitions

Jagannath Sahu uses science to perform magic and debunk superstitions prevailing in the tribal-dominated district of Mayurbhanj

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13 Aug 2018

Fed up of froth and fire, this Bengaluru teen creates a campaign to save Bellandur lake

The grade 10 student started the Save Bellandur Lake campaign to raise awareness among the people of Bengaluru

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12 Aug 2018
Bellandur_Lake frothing | Pic: Puskar V
Team Actcept with TV show anchors and other guests

This Karachi campaign run by university students helps trans persons live a dignified life

Actcept was started in January 2018 by eight university students and a faculty from a leading business institution in Karachi, Pakistan

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12 Aug 2018

Meet Navin Noronha, India's first openly gay stand-up comedian who is also an engineering graduate

For Navin Noronha, getting on stage and doing comedy, be it for five people or for 500 people, is a therapeutic experience

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11 Aug 2018
Navin's first ever open mic was in the July of 2014 prior to which he was a professional emcee right out of school
The team is also gathering oral and written history along with understanding where Buddhist monks are travelling to and why

This IIIT-Hyd professor is heading to Spiti Valley to study its monasteries

He has also received a grant of Rs 15 lakh from Indian Council of Social Science Research for it

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10 Aug 2018

You need to check out TraVeller BaBu's YouTube channel before holidaying in Odisha

Odisha, you beauty! - This is probably the expression avid traveller Tapas Mirdha uses the most as he has and will continue to extensively travel this beautiful state

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10 Aug 2018
Mirdha during on of his journeys
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This 19-year-old Kochi student invented a tool for retrieving contents in cyberspace

Nitin, the creator of the application named EA321 (expert advice.321), is waiting for the copyright and technical approval from the authorities

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09 Aug 2018

Why Odisha's 'Junior' Peacock Man wants to dedicate his life to our National bird 

Peacocks in the area near Naraj-Siddheswar Firing Range have never had anything to worry about, thanks to the Peacock Man, Panu Behera, and now his grandson, Kanhu Charan Behera

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09 Aug 2018
Kanhu credits his father Vasudev Behera for all the support and encouragement
For The Night Diary, the author borrowed from some of her own father's stories of when he was a doctor at the Mirpur Khas hospital, just like Nisha's father

Author Veera Hiranandani's book, 'The Night Diary,' reminds us of the pain of partition

The author wrote most during the day, between 9 am to 12 pm while her kids were in school. She did ten revisions of The Night Diary

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09 Aug 2018

At 42, Deepa Bhat, mother of two, has already participated in more than 50 timed races, 10K runs to Ultra Marathons

Deepa Bhat works as the Assocaite Vice-President of a start-up, is a mother of two and has participated in more than 50 races

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09 Aug 2018
Deepa also won the Runner of the Quarter award from TomTom Sports, the world leaders in fitness watches
She delivered the lecture at the Asian College of Journalism | Pics: Nakshatra Krishnamoorthy

Digital space is unsafe for women: Cristal Williams Chancellor

Cristal Williams Chancellor from The Women's Media Center, USA talks about what is wrong with the representation of women and sexual minorities in today's media

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09 Aug 2018

Check out the real Jayanagarada Hudugi, Meghana Sudhindra, before her book launch

Popularly known as the Jayanagarada Hudugi, Meghana Sudhindra is a 26-year-old Bengalurean who works as a Research and Development Engineer with a start-up called AppAchhi

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07 Aug 2018
Popularly known as the Jayanagarada Hudugi, Meghana Sudhindra is a 26-year-old Bengalurean who works as a Research and Development Engineer with a start-up called AppAchhi
In 2013, the Sri Lanka Throwball Federation also named Sabiya as the best throwball player for her best performance in the Indo-Thailand tournament

Karnataka's Sabiya S is probably India's best throwball prodigy. But you've probably never heard of her

Despite a tough financial situation, St Joseph's Degree College student Sabiya S is determined to make a living of throwball and soccer — both of which she is great at. Will somebody take notice?

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07 Aug 2018

This 27-year-old video blogger hitchhiked from Kerala to Nepal to explore real India

From Hyderabad, he decided to opt for inter-state trucks to cover a longer distance

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06 Aug 2018
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Thozhan was started by a group of four like-minded friends, who since 2005 have been spending time in orphanages and old age homes during weekends

This NGO got students to cosplay Batman, Superman at traffic signals for road safety

Thozhan's Traffic Awareness Campaign (TAC) has been out-of-the-box and this is the latest in the series of campaigns. Check out how they got the idea and how their NGO came to be

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06 Aug 2018

Why Chitresh Sharma's app Swipii is going viral in the UK

After studying in Bengaluru, Chitresh moved to the UK and developed the award-winning app which is now gaining a massive user base

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05 Aug 2018
With Chitresh Sharma's app Swipii, your payment card is linked directly to the loyalty programme
Nandini says she was apprehensive about her shift from a special school to a mainstream college

Friendship Day: She might be blind but Nandini's friends help her see the world 

Blind from birth, Nandhini Devi had her own fears about studying in a mainstream college, but the friends she made changed her entire college experience

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05 Aug 2018

'Men need to start talking about menstrual hygiene. Period!' believes Urmila Chanam

A bike rally will be held at India Gate in Delhi to bring changes in the policy for rural India about menstrual hygiene

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05 Aug 2018
In 2017, as part of the Breaking the Silence campaign, around 100 men participated in a bike rally which was held in Bengaluru
With 35 per cent burns, Sanno contemplated ending her existence many times

Friendship Day: How her BFF helped this Sathyabhama student bounce back from an acid attack 

Sanno Sonkar, an acid attack victim tells us how her friend Vishal Sonkar helped her relive her life after surviving the attack

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05 Aug 2018

Friendship Day: How her bestie made this girl with muscular dystrophy look beyond her wheelchair

Keerthi never let Nikhila, who has muscular dystrophy, feel awkward or weird. In fact, these girls are each other's strongest support systems 

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04 Aug 2018
Nikhila and Keerthi have been friends for over eight years now
Patra took a screenwriting course and is open to taking other courses should he feel the need to sharpen his skills

Why Navy officer Amiya Patra went from riding the sea to seeing through a camera's lens

The former defence man talks about his journey of discovery, how he left the service and how his movies have evolved over time

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04 Aug 2018

This 16-year-old Bengaluru boy's hand-carved toys can help your kid reason faster

Vivek K N has made toys to help tiny tots learn alphabets, numbers, logical reasoning and has sold it to over 35 families

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04 Aug 2018
Vivek K N started taking an interest in making wooden toys when he was 11 years old
Patel was a student of Loyola Academy in Secunderabad

Guinness World Record holder and Taekwondo player Deepak Patel is ready to try his luck at Olympics 2020

Deepak Patel from Hyderabad is competing in one of the most dangerous combat sports, Taekwondo, and is putting his blood, sweat and tears into it

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03 Aug 2018

Dalit rapper Sumeet Samos on casteism at JNU: You just can't escape it   ​

Samos' fanbase has been steadily growing and now with his first official single ready to release, he says he can't be more excited

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03 Aug 2018
Sumeet is from a small village in Odisha and moved out for to Delhi for his degree in JNU
It was Sarmistha's passion for writing that led her to set up Writing Squad

'Rainy Sarmistha' from Cuttack pens her best poems when she is amidst nature

Sarmistha Dey, aka Rainy Sarmistha, loves writing poetry and has been doing so since she was a child 

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03 Aug 2018

Hey Tesla, this 19-year-old just used a 8MP camera to build a self-driving car. Go figure

Developed by a Bengaluru student, the system inside this self-driving car uses a cheaper camera option compared to LiDAR and GPS
 

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03 Aug 2018
Shivashish Borah, a third-year engineering student from Sapthagiri College of Engineering and Technology has invented the self-driving car
With miniature art becoming a fad worldwide, many artists have resorted to this form of art, replacing their large canvases with really small ones

Master of Oorugami: How this Chennai girl's miniature origami is taking Instagram by storm

Oorjitha says that she learnt all about origami first from her mother and then just by watching online tutorials 

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03 Aug 2018

Beyond the Burqa: What Farah Naqvi wants us to understand about Muslims

Activist Farah Naqvi's book, Working with Muslims: Beyond Burqa and Triple Talaq, asks questions about the issues that Indian Muslims face and talks about solidarity in the age of communal discord

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02 Aug 2018
An alumna of Columbia University, Farah Naqvi is a feminist, activist and writer
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The Albaisa story: From a Miami ghetto to designing Nissan's cutting-edge cars

Nissan's global design head Alfonso Albaisa talks about his origins, not driving a car and why being a designer is as stable as being an engineer

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02 Aug 2018

Stories Worth Sharing is here to share your love for storytelling

The founders of Stories Worth Sharing speak about finding a medium to share their most important tales and taking the idea across Indian cities

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02 Aug 2018
The team's sessions are centred around personal stories and experiences
The book is already topping charts

Read IPS Officer Amit Lodha's book on his experience of nabbing one of Bihar's most notorious gangsters

The book "Bihar Diaries" is already topping the charts and is on its way to becoming a film too, directed by Neeraj Pandey

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01 Aug 2018

This illustrated book by Hyderabad-based author Shubhashree Sangameshwaran wants us to 'talk trash'

In her book, Shubhashree Sangameshwaran explains through a combination of text and illustrations how older generations led a zero-waste lifestyle, how we trash our surroundings extensively

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30 Jul 2018
Shubhashree Sanghameshwaran’s book called Let’s Talk Trash is a little-illustrated handbook with simple, everyday ideas towards a less trashy and messy world