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Raghavendra was formerly working at IBM in Bengaluru

He was rejected 76 times in job interviews due to his blindness, but his resilient spirit never gave up

Raghavendra Satish Peri lost his eyesight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa. Right now, he works as a senior accessibility consultant at Deque Systems

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6 hours ago

Meet the Paperboy of Odisha, a man who collects newspapers from across the globe

Out  of curiosity, Shashanka Sekhar Dash learnt about printing, publishing and the distribution of newspapers and started collecting Odia newspapers

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15 hours ago
Shashanka is an avid newspaper collector
Kavita always loved to travel

Kavita Deshpande's book is helping children catch the travel bug, let's them safeguard their memories
 

Through Little Travel Bug guides and diaries are tailor-made for  the young travellers, answering their questions and letting them preserve their memories

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17 hours ago

Simran Varma and Krithika Ganesan are on a mission to build playgrounds with recycled tyres for Mumbai kids

To help Simran make this dream a reality, Anthill Creations, a company started by five architecture graduates from IIT Kharagpur, was asked for help

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15 Oct 2018
Most of the children who study at these schools come from slums with zero amenities
John Varghese and Bibin Mathew are childhood friends from Thrissur

With this Chennai start-up's new VR tech, you can walk into your house even before it is built 

AEDI Tech combines interior designs with Virtual Reality, letting people walk into their houses before the designing is even done

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15 Oct 2018

Through his debut novella, this Kochi filmmaker tells a thrilling story combining fiction and philosophy

MBA graduate Keshav Menon wants to create a readership through small stories by bringing life to novels of fiction and philosophy

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12 Oct 2018
Keshav portrays a mysterious character through his novella, one that mirrors his own opinion
To prepare the food, they purchase fresh ingredients every day

Kibble no more: Meet Hyderabad's Dr Noor whose company will deliver fresh food for your dogs

It's been ten years since their uncle, dog-loving Dr Nooruddin Bhat, passed away but his nephew continue to carry forward his legacy

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12 Oct 2018

Nancy Nayak is travelling solo through the country, but she finds love wherever she goes

Nayak finds joy in sharing her travel experiences via writing. For the same, she uses social media platforms like Instagram and Facebook

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12 Oct 2018
Every one Nayak meets while on the road is so different that she feels that it is making her less judgemental
The band's tour pans over 10 Indian cities | Pics: Melton Antony

Post the success of their album Believe, When Chai Met Toast is touring the country with the music of hope

In the thick of their Road to Believe tour, When Chai Met Toast's Ashwin Gopakumar and Achyuth Jaigopal talk about their music and the story of the band

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12 Oct 2018

Delhi-based RAWS NGO is a one-of-a-kind organisation that 'cares for all'

Some of RAWS' important projects till date include a mission for stray dogs called "Let the Stray Shine", under which they aimed to strap stray animals with Reflective Collars to increase visibility

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11 Oct 2018
RAWS is currently based in Delhi but in another two years, Raghav says, they would like to open centres in other cities as well
What is unique about this start-up is that it is an all-women team, who work from their respective homes

How this Kolkata-based couple built a job site exclusively for chartered accountants

Sonia Singhal was working with Deloitte Hyderabad and then took a break from her career due to marriage in the year 2011 and subsequently due to maternity

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10 Oct 2018

Writing about what matters: Author Paro Anand's books for children also tell the true stories of violence, terrorism and environmental issues

Her children's books have won her international recognition, but did you know that Paro Anand never liked to read books as a child? The author talks about her work, her childhood and her books 

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10 Oct 2018
Author Paro Anand at the Neev Literature Festival
Padhan being feliicatated by CM of Odisha Naveen Patnaik

Punchman of Odisha, Satyapira Padhan, is promoting sports among the rural youth of Kalahandi

His Facebook timeline is a sight to behold, filled with warm wishes, congratulations and blessings 

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10 Oct 2018

This PhD scholar from Kerala runs a small food business with her husband to support her research

Sneha Limbgaomkar speaks about running a small scale food business with her husband to support her PhD research

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10 Oct 2018
The couple started their business with a small push cart after moving to Kerala
Wangchuk is set to build an alternative university in Ladakh, called the Himalayan Institute of Alternatives, Ladakh (HIAL)

Magsaysay winner Sonam Wangchuk on growing up in Ladakh, running away to Delhi and returning to transform the land

Sonam Wangchuk, better known as the real-life Phunsuk Wangdu tells us tales from his childhood that have made him what he is today
 

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09 Oct 2018

This lawyer duo on bicycles from Ranchi is empowering villagers to know their rights

Yogendra and Kunal feel that to help empower rural India one should know the country in and out first

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09 Oct 2018
Yogendra Yadav and Kunal Patel, graduated from the National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL) in Ranchi
Karthik says that when Evam started stand-up, it was a hit among the young people, while some others hated it | Pic: Nakshatra Krishnamoorthy

Through his new book, Evam's Karthik Kumar asks youngsters to not start up. Here's why

Evam's Karthik Kumar is out with his book Don't Startup. We debunk the reason behind the name and also more about his journey

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08 Oct 2018

Meet the people behind a Hubballi-based startup Freshboxx, a grocery app for Tier II cities

This duo has captured the North Karnataka market by creating an app to sell fresh fruits and vegetables straight from the farm. Now, they plan to expand their business to Bengaluru soon

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08 Oct 2018
Rohan Kulkarni and Pavan Patil began their journey of Freshboxx in Hubballi
He also conducts medical camps for eye testing, blood tests, ECGs and more in places like Langar Houz, Hafiz Baba Nagar and Musheerabad

Mohammed Shujatullah is on a mission to ensure that the poor don’t go hungry in Hyderabad

Mohammed Shujatullah serves breakfast outside Niloufer Hospital and Government Maternity Hospital every day

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06 Oct 2018

Say goodbye to hygiene concerns and savour tasty Indian street food from the kitchens of Backyard Food Co

Analytics come into play when we not only track, but even forecast what sells best at which particular kiosk, says Praveen Battula

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06 Oct 2018
Praveen Battula is an electrical and electronics engineer while the other two co-founders have pursued their master's in Andhra University
The University of Hyderabad could have their first ever Dalit woman President, Sreeja Vasthavi

Meet Sreeja Vasthavi, the first ever Dalit woman to stand for the Student Union elections in UoH

Sreeja Vasthavi is an MPhil student from Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy department and completed her Masters from the University from the Department of Sociology 

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05 Oct 2018

Paras Sharma's podcast 'The Alternative Story' is breaking the stigma around mental health in India

The Alternative Story is a DIY-style podcast as there’s no production budget, formal scripting or editing and it is available on Soundcloud

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04 Oct 2018
Paras, a resident of Bengaluru, started his podcast in April 2018 with the intention of enabling as many people as he could to access therapy
The football curriculum is accredited by The All India Football federation

Football Plus: David Anand made his football dream come true, now he's helping others realise theirs

From the streets of Tamil Nadu to affiliations with clubs in Spain, David Anand has come a long way and intends to go much further with his soccer academy, Football +

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04 Oct 2018

Sometimes women have to fight for the right to do push-ups: US Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay Carlson 

Women, people of other genders and those who are discriminated against have to stand up for their rights and the way forward is through education, 

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03 Oct 2018
MaryKay Carlson the Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in New Delhi was recently in Chennai | Pics: P Jawahar
Harpal has a diverse and wide-ranging experience (of over 35 years) in the corporate sector. He served as the Managing Director of Fortis Healthcare Limited until May 2018

How this Gurugram-based NGO 'Nanhi Chhaan' is giving back to India's daughters and promoting interfaith harmony

Founder and Chairman of Nanhi Chhaan Foundation Harpal Singh tells us how the skewed gender ratio in our country can be made better by celebrating the birth of a girl child

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03 Oct 2018

Hear, Hear Ladies! Here's an affordable 'pee' device for you to safely relieve yourselves at public toilets

Sanfe is made out of biodegradable cardboard and is minimally priced at Rs 10. It is available on the leading e-commerce stores like Amazon and Flipkart 

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03 Oct 2018
Sanfe is a simple use and throw product that allows women to stand and pee at public toilets
Prem Kumar, SnapBizz founder and CEO has helped over 3000 kirana store owners to turn their shops into a virtual space

How SnapBizz is making your neighbourhood kirana cool again 

SnapBizz is a start-up that's helping the humble kirana turn into a virtual supermarket and help you connect directly with FMCG brands

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03 Oct 2018

Now you can sign and send important documents through the SignEasy app even when you're on vacation

SignEasy is a cloud-based, secure solution that works across all platforms - iOS, Android, and web browsers

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02 Oct 2018
SignEasy was founded in 2010 by Sunil, a technologist, product-centric thinker and entrepreneur
The Kitab was set up in Almora and dedicated exclusively to the women who live there

Photographer Manik Katyal opens up about his recent photobook festival and how it impacts the women of Almora

The three-day festival was aimed at providing a platform for mountain women to see the rest of the world and also bring their issues to the fore

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02 Oct 2018

This ex-DRDO researcher came back home to cure India's health problems through its roots

Do you prefer natural remedies over allopathic drugs? Dr Harinath does too and he hopes to solve health-related problems naturally

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02 Oct 2018
Hari, who returned to India in 2015, bought a piece of land and traveled around Tamil Nadu in search of indigenous seeds and cultivation methods
They have covered five cities till now including Kerala during the floods, where they distributed meals from the calories collected during the run

This Bhopal runner is 'collecting calories' from runners around the world to feed hungry India

This one-of-a-kind initiative needs you to send your activity data — from any app that tracks your activities and gives a count of the calories you've burnt that they translate into meals for the poor

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01 Oct 2018

Meet Megha Rao, whose poem on love is going viral on social media

Poet Megha Rao, who serendipitously got into spoken word talks about her love for the art and what poetry means to her

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01 Oct 2018
Megha's poetry collection Poems by The Bean Bakers is available on Amazon
Vinod, who currently works with Singularity University in California,  is an electrical engineer from REC Calicut (Now NIT)

This Kozhikode YouTube star's channel, Ballatha Pahayan, featuring witty videos has become popular for all the right reasons

One of Vinod's recent videos that went viral was his mimicry of Arnab Goswami and has already crossed 9,68,000 views

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29 Sep 2018

Why Asian Games medal-winning sailor Varsha Gautham never thought she'd make it to Jakarta

Varsha Gautham, who was once the youngest Indian to win an Asian Games medal talks about the 2018 Asian Games Experience

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29 Sep 2018
Varsha has her heart set on winning at the 2020 Olympics | Pic: Nakshatra Krishnamoorthy
myHarvest also delivers a gift box which contains saplings with customisd packaging according to the occasion

How Archana Stalin's myHarvest is getting school children to learn farming will surprise you

myHarvest is a start-up that helps people grow their own food and reconnect with nature, especially school children who need the right approach to organic food 

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26 Sep 2018

At 13, Sreya Jayadeep from Kerala has stirred up a real storm in the music industry

Sreya  Jayadeep  has a very distinctive voice and shows exemplary flair and control for her age. Most importantly, she appears to retain her composure when singing at major competitions and events

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26 Sep 2018
Sreya Jayadeep is a 2017 IIFA Award winner
Ruby's coach, Kartik, also lauded the woman's determination and said she would win the title of Ms India with ease

Once body shamed, this TN woman is winning medals for India

In this day and age, body shaming has become rampant on both social media and other platform and has adverse effects on young women and men

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25 Sep 2018

Now you can be trained for competitive exams without spending a penny, just download the 'Entri' app

Want to attempt a government entrance exam, but can't afford a great coaching institute? We have the solution to your problem and it's called Entri

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25 Sep 2018
Mohammed Hisamuddin, CEO and Founder of Entri app with his team members
Nidhi Mayurika has set her sight on space! Pic- Pandrinath B

How Bengaluru schoolgirl Nidhi Mayurika managed to crack a NASA contest thrice

This 15-year-old girl has won the NASA contest thrice and her innovations have been unique every year. Now, she plans to be a Cosmologist

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25 Sep 2018

Magic in his hands: John Zubrzycki’s third book talks about India, magic and everything in between

For his next, Zubrzycki has a few ideas like writing about occult and black magic or something else altogether

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24 Sep 2018
It was in 1977 when Zubrzycki watched street magicians perform in Kolkata