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He scored a 98 on 100, blowing off all competition as the IGCSE topper for the south

Spanish movies helped this Bengaluru boy top his IGCSE exams in south India

A language he loves, Kaushik chose Spanish due to its easy-flowing speech, not to mention the demand for the language globally

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Life of Y: How Debashish Sengupta figured out what's on every millennial's mind

Debashish spent seven years on the book during which he interacted with milennials and even did in-depth research 

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Raghuvaran P dubbed the voice of shinchan, a character in Japanese manga series was aired from 2008 to 2013

Amaidhiyo Amaidhi: How Raghuvaran became the 'Tamil' voice of Shin Chan 

Dubbing artist Raghuvaran, the voice behind the Tamil version of the popular manga character Shin Chan tells us how much viral popularity dubbing for the series has brought for him

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'Dangal' fame Zaira Wasim alleges molestation onboard Vistara flight in live video

The video posted by the young actor shows her breaking down several times and recounting the horrid torment. The arlines said it had no idea this happened until they descended for landing

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10 Dec 2017
The young actress was very vocal about the assault and expressed hurt and anger in her video | PTI
A post from the Share A Meal Campaign

Hyderabad-based Dheeraj Kolla is using Instagram hashtag #shareameal to feed the needy

Participate in Dheeraj Kolla's Share A Meal campaign with the needy, post the picture and use the #shareameal hashtag to be a part of his efforts to vanquish hunger 

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09 Dec 2017

'Came to UoH because I thought it was a liberating campus but I was wrong,' says suspended student

With close to 20 suspensions in one semester and moral policing frequent on the campus, Pratyush Nirjher's wish to engage in student activism seems like a distant dream

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09 Dec 2017
According to Pratyush Nirjher, student union has planned to organise a protest after the semester begins | Twitter
Bhattacharyya has received awards for best editing, screenplay, direction, script and more in several international festivals

Guess who directed the only Odia film that was screened at International Film Festival of India

Bhubaneshwar-based Amartya Bhattacharyya is an independent filmmaker whose latest Odia film 'Khyanikaa — The Lost Idea'  represents semi-surrealism at its best

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09 Dec 2017

Dalai Lama has a message for you: Find inner peace, pay attention to ancient learnings

The spiritual leader highlighted the importance of achieving innate relaxation and advised students to learn to control and tone their mind towards positivity and calmness

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08 Dec 2017
He called modern education imperative to external, but primitive to inner functioning | AFP
Kumar wants to be right on target

How Vizag shooter Naresh Kumar's crowdfunding for an air rifle just about missed GST 

Naresh Kumar had managed to crowdfund and scrape together the cash he needed for an air rifle but he just about managed to buy it before the GST on it took the cost out of his reach

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08 Dec 2017

Why Anu Choudhury believes that Odia cinema needs to be future forward

Anu Choudhury is the daughter of Rabi Choudhury who rose to fame to become one of the finest film editors. She talks about how her father's legacy and guidance helped — but stayed clear of nepotism

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08 Dec 2017
Anu Choudhury is a renowned and respected name in the Odia film industry
A still from Rajat Agrawal's Khilauna

From Prem Ratan to Khilauna, how 23-year-old Rajat Agrawal could be India's Oscar hope

The Mumbaikar's experiments with films has made his second directorial, Khilauna, an international sensation and he has his fingers crossed as it heads for the Urbanworld Film Festival  

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08 Dec 2017

Ever heard of Positive Dyslexia? It's real and can help your kid fight mental illness 

Angela Fawcett, one of the pioneers in Dyslexia research and Vice-President of British Dyslexia Association says it is a creative therapy that is suited for dyslexic kids because of their imagination

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07 Dec 2017
Angela was in Chennai for a workshop conducted by the Madras Dyselxia Association | Pics: P Jawahar
When life's an animated party!

Loved the FIFA wall at the Kochi football stadium? Meet the gang behind it — the Eunoians

FIFA, WWF and UNDP, to name a few, are some of their clients. This creative studio from Kochi has a different story to tell about their luck. Akshaya Asokan finds out more

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07 Dec 2017

This TFI fellow kills gender disparity in Hyderabad by fusing frisbees with theatre!
 

The students of Siddhartha High School learn lessons of gender disparity a little differently than regular children — and it's all thanks to Sashank Vissa's awesome new curriculum  

 

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07 Dec 2017
Students of Sri Siddhartha High School during their performance
Mishkkaa started her own YouTube channel to present child-friendly content

Eleven-year-old YouTuber Mishkkaa lets the cat out of the bag, talks about taking on trolls  

Mishkaa used the platform to talk about subjects that appeal to children and also make awareness videos on how children can keep themselves safe from lurking dangers  

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06 Dec 2017

One Year After Amma: Five other earth-shattering reasons the world remembers December 5

If you believed that December 5 should be named Amma Day, here are five other important things that happened on the same day

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05 Dec 2017
Tamil Nadu still mourns the loss of its favourite politician, but much has happened since that day last year | New Indian Express
7 and a half years ago, Sanjay began doing stand-up comedy

People have told me my accent is fake at least 100 times: Sanjay Manaktala

The stand-up comedian who got the scene moving in Bengaluru years ago talks about how he actually grew up in the US and how his accent isn't as much fake as it is natural!

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05 Dec 2017

There's no swearing in my kitchen so Gordon Ramsay is not allowed inside: Anton Mosimann

Chef to the celebs Anton Mosimann talks about life at 70, cooking for Margaret Thatcher and why he wouldn't mind catering for Donald Trump if he asks nicely

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05 Dec 2017
Anton Mosimann: Not many people can honestly say that they've got a museum dedicated to them when they're alive and it's a great honour
Vasu is dependent on the milaap campaign to raise funds for his education | Pics: Nagaraja Gadekal

Born blind, Vasudev went from washing dishes to an MA dream. Can you crowdfund his studies?

Vasudev Sharma, who hopes to open a school for the blind one day is raising funds to fund his education. Can you help him put himself through college?

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04 Dec 2017

The Bag Lady: How Namita Jacob is hand-making storybooks for children with any disability

Some people call her the 'bag lady' because Namita Jacob has been hand-making and peddling books, in her bag, for children with just about any disability so that they can truly discover stories

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04 Dec 2017
For children with complete visual impairment, the storybooks are produced in braille. For children with partial eyesight, the pictures are bigger and the font is also larger
YFPI now has 15 permanent volunteers

From Kashmiris to Rohingyas, how this DU student is conducting peace-and-art workshops in conflict zones

Saumya gets candid about Youth For Peace International and conducting peace workshops for the Rohingya refugees

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02 Dec 2017

Marathon Man: How this retired army man ran 50 marathons before turning 50

Through these runs, he has raised Rs 25 lakh rupees that will go towards the families of those who have lost their loved ones in war

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02 Dec 2017
Since December 11, 2016, Lt Col Sundaresan Renganathan has run a marathon every Sunday
Many HIV infected people continue to live in secrecy for fear of ridicule and ostracisation

World AIDS Day: Why Venkat still can't tell his college friends that he was born with HIV, 21 years ago  

Venkat was kept like an outcast by his family until he aced his board exams and did better than his cousins

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01 Dec 2017

World AIDS Day: Meet the first Indian Woman to come out openly as an AIDS victim

Kousalya Periasamy has been fighting HIV for the past 22 years and helping other victims at the same time

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01 Dec 2017
Koualya Periasamy founded a society called Positive Women's Network to support the victims of HIV AIDS
The Rohingyas may seem forgotten to most of the world, but this DU student is making sure their story doesn't end just yet

This DU student's film on Rohingyas uses ants to explain the crisis like never before

Originally from Alappuzha, Anson's film Upavahana will earn the ire of the ABVP ahead of the SC ruling on Dec 5 as it explains how Rohingyas are the victims. But he isn't worried  

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28 Nov 2017

SC tells Love Jihad girl Hadiya to study homeopathy at Sivaraj College in Salem

The Dean of her new college has been handed over guardian duties by the Apex Court and has given him the liberty to approach them if a problem were to arise

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27 Nov 2017
Hadiya had previously denied that this was love-jihad and rubbished claims of radicalisation
Toilet made using P-blocks manufactured by Binish's company

This 24-year-old is building the world's cheapest toilets in the remotest regions of India

This social entrepreneur from Gujarat is coming up with innovative ways of waste recycling and is building toilets using this waste

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27 Nov 2017

We're a family tissued together by words: What Kanishk Tharoor says about the Tharoors

He's not quite in the 'farrago' league, but Kanishk Tharoor also has a way with words. The writer speaks about his love for history, working on a new novel and his plans for the future

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27 Nov 2017
Kanishk Tharoor says that we can expect more works of fiction and maybe even some non-fiction | Photo Courtesy: Zayira Ray
Mohan Kannan lends his voice to Main Banjar

Crooning for climate change: Mohan Kannan's next is a song based on an issue concerning all of us   

Mohan Kannan, the vocalist of the band Agnee, was an alumnus of XIMB and is the singer of India's first song on climate change. In a chat, he talks about the song, Bollywood music and more

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25 Nov 2017

Actor Archana Kavi opens up about rediscovering herself, growing up and finding the courage to write her first screenplay

And almost two years of self-discovery later, Archana is back with the type of project she would never have dreamt of doing 

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25 Nov 2017
The actress is discovering the writer that she never knew was in her
Euro Trip is Vibha's first book for young adults

Author Vibha Batra is all set to take the young readers out on a Euro Trip

Author Vibha Batra is out with her new book, Euro Trip, and you wouldn't want to miss it

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25 Nov 2017

Broadway Dance Center faculty member Eric Campros has seen the world but here's why he thinks India is special

Choreographer and dancer Eric John Campros will be in Hyderabad for a workshop. And in a chat, we realise there is so much more to the dancer than his art  

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25 Nov 2017
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Their biggest and recent victory is Insha Mushtaq — the face of the pellet victims of 2016 — finishing her X board exam recently | Pic courtesy: Twitter

These people are bringing Kashmiri students blinded by pellets back to school. Here's how 

The students in the valley have grown up seeing the terror and have even lost their eyes to it but the dedicated members of National Association for the Blind want to bring the light back

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25 Nov 2017

Paraplegic Limca Record holder from Delhi to travel 3,500 KM in six days for a second attempt

During the journey, Paul, whose life changed after a road accident in 2012 will raise awareness about troubles faced by specially-abled people in public places through his campaign "Accessible India"

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24 Nov 2017
Paul has extensively participated in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and has campaigned for cleanliness in two expeditions| PTI
The Institution had refused to comply with the Supreme Court's order to have common counselling for all students

It's official. CMC to have only 1 MBBS grad in 2022 as they're not admitting any more

Siddhant Nair continues to be the only student at CMC and the Institution has no intention of admitting any other students this year

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24 Nov 2017

This artist has been 3D painting Zebra Crossings on Hyderabad's roads so you can drive safer

Krishna from Manthani, Peddapalli in Telanagan paints 3D zebra crossings on the road and has been recognised internationally for it  

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23 Nov 2017
Krishna's 3D zebra crossing
Cipun Mishra, Spoken Word Poet

How 23-year-old Cipun Mishra is introducing Odisha's youth to Spoken Word Poetry

Odisha is a land where poetry and culture are cherished greatly, so Cipun Mishra found a lot of help along the way with people offering venues free of cost to host his poetry sessions

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23 Nov 2017

How Abdul Kalam inspired Sidds to dream beyond his cerebral palsy and love his life

A public speaker and Credit Specialist, Sidds is a man who is not letting his condition get in the way — something he proves with his first book Simply Being Sidds 

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22 Nov 2017
Simply being SIdds' cover is inspired from a real-life incident where he actually did pose with his gold medal and Dr Kalam in 2008 |MotivateMe.in
Pankaj Chandra during the launch of his book

What knowledge does a politician have to choose a VC, asks AU VC Pankaj Chandra

The former IIM director talks about how higher education in India is characterised by corruption, nepotism and student violence and this has led to a failing that runs deep in India's edu system

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22 Nov 2017

This Chennai artist just protested GST on pads in the artsiest way possible. And it's RAD!

The 24-year old was a mechanical engineering student but has always been passionate about art and is now pursuing it as a career — and his GST piece is simply stunning

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22 Nov 2017
The bloody GST piece de resistance | Facebook