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Exploring the scope of careers in the training and development sector

Imagination is the future, says Dr R Karthikeyan of  Indian Society for Training and Development 

Dr R Karthikeyan from the Indian Society for Training and Development gives us his predictions of how the scope of careers in this sector will expand with time

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10 hours ago

There is no way without doing your homework in this field: Suhail Chandhok

So what if an injury kept him off the field? Sports analyst and commentator Suhail Chandhok took to the off-field with gusto and mastered that too

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12 hours ago
Sports commentator and analyst Suhail Chandhok
Men have also expressed their solidarity for the cause, but the founders are hoping to attract more youngsters who can help bring a new change

#DontHideItPeriod: These out-of-the-box pads will leave you feeling bloody good

Tho best-friends have come together to raise funds for The Better India & Akaar foundation to build a sanitary pad factory will employ local women to manufacture and distribute bio-degradable, low-co

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16 Feb 2018

Have a job dear to your heart, but still dreaming of PG? Up your game with UpGrad

UpGrad, an online learning platform that offers courses in association with Cambridge, MICA and more

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14 Feb 2018
Co-founders of UpGrad, Mayank Kumar and Ronnie Screwvala
There wasn't a day when the couple did not meet during the two years they had known each other, before they got married

The reserved man and the free bird: How they fell in love

The drives, the parties, the movies — it was almost like a dream for innocent Ranjana, who was already fantasising about a long and beautiful life with Naresh

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14 Feb 2018

When Chennai students got to watch Pad Man with the original Pad Man

Arunachalam Muruganantham came to Chennai on Tuesday and watched the film he inspired with a theatre full of school students

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13 Feb 2018
The minute Muruganantham entered SPI Cinemas, he was flooded with people young and old — everyone wanted a selfie with him | Pics: Ashwin Prasath
Taskeen Fatima is at war against the urban lifestyle

Taskeen Fatima's YouTube channel The Urban Fight arms you with tips to be healthier

Hyderabadi girl and ACE-certified trainer Taskeen Fatima's videos are helping us fight the good fight

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13 Feb 2018

Dabaki: A journey of 16 artists through Cambodia in search of inspiration and magic

Dabaki takes artists on a journey through Cambodia were they will try and find both magic and inspiration that will spark their magnum opus

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13 Feb 2018
A view of Kampot, Cambodia
Tovino Thomas himself had a better love story than Maathan

This Valentine's Day, find out how Kerala's heartthrob Tovino fell in love

Ahead of Valentine's Day,  Tovino Thomas talks about his love story, vacationing with the wife in the UK and why he won't stop posting on Facebook about things that irk him in society today  

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13 Feb 2018

Valentine's Day: What's it like to fall in love in the time of library cards?

Sithanthi Alfred and Alfred Victor talk about falling in love in the 80's against their family's wishes and getting to celebrate their 27th wedding anniversary today

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13 Feb 2018
The couple celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary on February 12, 2018
Ron has travelled to places devoid of bustling tourists and come across musicians and places that will take your breath away

How 23-year-old Ron Bezbaruah is 'uncrumpling' India's greatest indie musicians for you and me

​The Wilson College alum has documented some amazing musicians as part of The Uncrumple Sessions, despite doing a whole lot more every single day

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12 Feb 2018

Valentine's Day: A tale of friendship and love from the land of coconuts

Murphy Mony and Raghunath Damodaran takes us on a journey down memory lane, to tell her their love story

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12 Feb 2018
Raghunath and Murphy on a holiday
Meditation helps in being mindful and paying full attention to the task at hand, feels this coach

Keep calm and meditate on to get the creative juices flowing, says this Latvian coach 

Agnija Kazusa from Latvia, through her workshops, advocates for meditation to help with creativity

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07 Feb 2018

Why this Tiruvannamalai couple's Tiny Cooking videos can make you feel incredibly full

Micro cooking Sakarrai Pongal in a village setting? What's that all about, you wonder? Check out this awesome YouTube channel

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06 Feb 2018
Ram Kumar and Valarmathi now run a YouTube channel called The Tiny Foods which features them cooking South Indian dishes using super tiny utensils and served on cute little plates
The troupe performs Shakespearean plays by carrying their props and costumes on their bicycles

This sustainable theatre troupe performs Shakespearean plays on their bicycles

Co-founder of The Handlebards, Tom Dixon, speaks about being a cycling actor and making their theatre sustainable

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06 Feb 2018

With mentors from Ivy Leagues, fulfil your dream of studying abroad with Gradvine  

By connecting aspirants to alumni, Gradvine bridges the information gap that often exists while one applies abroad for higher education

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06 Feb 2018
Participants at the Mixer Session
Parents queued outside the school from midnight (representational picture)

Parents sleep outside school to ensure their kids get admission in Kindergarten  

Parents felt that the wait was worth their while based on the school's reputation as well as its education

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05 Feb 2018

From Google to non-profit: How Atul Satija is building a bright future for Bengaluru's youth   

The/Nudge Foundation,  is a one-a-kind non-profit that aims to empower youngsters through their Gurukul and NGO incubator. Atul Satija, the founder elaborates on their unique working model

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02 Feb 2018
Located in Bengaluru, the foundation's incubator, N/Core, empowers NGOs and their Gurukul teaches life skills to underprivileged youth in a 90-day residential programme
Rakesh Sinha at the ThinkEdu conclave

Who is actually an Anti-National? Here's RSS vicharak and DU prof Rakesh Sinha's definition

Rakesh Sinha, Honorary Director, Indian Policy Foundation talks about the continuing nationalism debate and the change he wants brought in to universities that are fostering 'anti-nationals'

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31 Jan 2018

This headmaster from Villupuram begs his students to study, quite literally

G Balu takes it upon himself to individually visit the students and their families in their homes and discuss why they are unable to study, he feels kindness goes a long way in helping people change

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31 Jan 2018
G Balu takes a trip around the village to meet his students and their families to have a heat-to-heart with them
Model and actress Krutika Singh Rathore

Krutika Singh Rathore is a model and actor, and she doesn't want to stop at that

This Hyderabadi girl is quite the rage on Instagram with her posts on fashion, food and more. She was even declared as a social media influencer recently 

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30 Jan 2018

Sacramento Kings was the perfect place to start my career, says NBA star Kevin Martin

One of the most efficient scorers in NBA history, Kevin Martin opens up about his stint with the NBA, his visit to India and the growth of basketball in the sub continent

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30 Jan 2018
Kevin Martin played 12 seasons in the NBA before retiring
Sareshwala says that Urdu has flourished under the Modi regime

Beef Ban is not a Hindu-Muslim issue at all: Urdu Univ chancellor Zafar Sareshwala

Sareshwala says that Urdu is wrongly considered to be an Islamic language just like beef is assumed to be a meat largely consumed by Muslims

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30 Jan 2018

You are a law student in college, but a student of law all your life: R Venkata Rao

R Venkata Rao says that students always tend to think the minute they get their law certificates they know it all but that it is far from the truth, law college is only just the beginning.

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30 Jan 2018
R Venkata Rao has in his 30 years of experience taken over various roles both in Universities as well as in law forums
Jairam Ramesh it isn't important what ideology you follow as long as you have a considerable academic scholarship to prove your stand

Environment ministry only gives out approvals, no sign of due process: Jairam Ramesh

Jairam Ramesh says that the current government talks a lot about environment conservation but all of their actions go against their rhetoric

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30 Jan 2018

This Kerala startup's robot 'Bandicoot' is all set to end manual scanvenging

Started in 2015 by a couple of tech enthusiast, GenRobotics has unvieled Bandicoot- a semi-automatic robot that is all set to prevent deaths  in deep manholes

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29 Jan 2018
In January 2018, after a lot of trial-and-error, Bandicoot — a semi-automatic robot — was unveiled to the world and it was the much-needed solution that the Kerala government was looking for
Mehar Chumble is into freelance music production and Yashashree Kale is a consultant whose job is client-based

Is your cat home alone? Mumbai's 'Guardian of the Purr' can keep them company 

Want to go away for the weekend, but wondering who will take care of your cat? If you are in Mumbai, then these 25-year-old pet lovers are just what you need

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29 Jan 2018

Rising airfare? Plan your trip early, says Union Minister Jayant Sinha

The Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha, talks about the rising airfares and gender sensitisation in the sector
 

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27 Jan 2018
Jayant Sinha at ThinkEdu'18
A lot of women look up to Kanimozhi and her aim is to empower as many women as possible.

Feminism is about building toilets for women, fighting honour killing: Kanimozhi

DMK Women's Wing President Kanimozhi says that feminism cannot be restricted to #MeToo campaigns, they are also about fighting for basic facilities for women

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27 Jan 2018

Poet Rochelle Potkar began an artist residency last year and here's why it was a good idea 

Rochelle Potkar, who is a product of a prestigious Iowa programme, wants to nurture artists through a residency of her own

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24 Jan 2018
Rochelle Potkar is a poet and a writer
AISECT has been chosen by the Odisha government as a project implementation agency

Skilling them early: How AISECT is ensuring job readiness for students across India

For a student, learning beyond the textbook is important for a well-rounded education. Akshaya Asokan finds out how AISECT, a skilling agency is providing this for the students of Odisha 

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23 Jan 2018

Canada-based author Gaurav Sharma on his second novel and why he'll visit India soon  

Canada-based author, Gaurav Sharma, who already has a Wikipedia page to himself, is ready to aim higher with his second novel

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23 Jan 2018
Gaurav Sharma has been the author of textbooks and is a former journalist
Gokul Swaminathan is a scientist

Scientist Gokul Swaminathan shows how service and science can go hand in hand

After Gokul Swaminathan became a scientist, he decided that he wanted to give back to society and help them achieve their dreams too

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23 Jan 2018

Here's how an Indian beatboxer and a Jordanian artist managed to create a viral YouTube channel 

Edexlive spoke to comedy duo Jordindian about making people laugh and what brought them together into the comedy world

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22 Jan 2018
The duo have created a number of comedy sketches featuring different characters
Darshana shares the name with her character in Mayaanadhi. She says that the character is very similar to her and that's why she could act with so much ease | Pics:  Shashank Jayaprasad

Meet Mayaanadhi's Bavra Mann girl Darshana Rajendran

Darshana Rajendran gets candid about her love for theatre, acting, music and of course, Bavra Mann

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22 Jan 2018

The Centre has spent much to improve education, but expect more good news in the budget: Prakash Javadekar

The MHRD stressed on tapping young minds in rural areas and said they are using technology as a medium to reach out to the se students

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19 Jan 2018
Students need to be tested on their aptitudes and attitudes, they need to be pushed to elarn, said the HRD minister | P Jawahar
She believes that allowing young people the creative freedom to explore and unlern to learn again is crucial | P Jawahar

Creativity can make an engineer smarter, a mathematician sharper and the millennial out-of-the-box: Smriti Irani

Other panelists, Director Madhur Bhandarkar, Designer and Curator Rajeev Sethi and DMK MP M Kanimozhi unanimously agreed that creativity requires encouragement and can't be curbed at school level

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19 Jan 2018

If people can elect the PM, they cannot be influenced by films: Arvind Swamy

Swamy countered this view talking about how he loved the film The Godfather that doesn't educate its viewer. "I'd like to see cinema as an art form. Why should it fill gaps?" he asked

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19 Jan 2018
The session that hosted actor Arvind Swamy and Director Mohan Raja  was chaired by K Vaidyanathan, Editor, Dinamani
Some of the best minds from the tech world spoke as part of a panel discussion on 'Preparing for the workplace of tomorrow

Smart, tech-driven and informal: What tomorrow's workspaces will look like?

C Velan, CEO and MD of Tata Realty and Infrastructure who chaired the session, started the discussion by pointing out the important dimensions of the future workspace

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18 Jan 2018

Do not try to redefine nationalism before understanding what it actually means: Rakesh Sinha

The discussion was introduced by the chair, R Vaidyanathan, Chair at SASTRA Deemed University who began by saying, "India is the only country in the world where the past has to be forecast"

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18 Jan 2018
Zafar Sareshwala, Chancellor of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, R Vaidyanathan, Chair at SASTRA Deemed University and Rakesh Sinha, Honourary Director of the India Policy Foundation,