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Mann Deshi Champions

Why Prabhat Sinha quit a job in the US to set up a sports academy for underprivileged kids in rural Maharashtra

Prabhat Sinha tells us how with his Mann Deshi Champions programme, he is aiming to enable every girl child in rural India to play sports

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12 hours ago

How Sudha Muttal overcame caste discrimination to deliver 5000 stage performances before she turned 30

At 29, Sudha Muttal has managed to deliver over 5000 performances and is changing the lives of young Dalit women in her village in rural Karnataka using the power of theatre

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03 Jul 2020
Sudha Muttal help women read and write Kannada
Kaushik Acharya write his exams using feet

This boy from rural Karnataka is writing his SSLC exams using his feet sans extra time. This is his inspiring story

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown therefore he was taught to use his feet to write or draw when he was only three years old. This is how and why he refuses to use a scribe

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29 Jun 2020

This teacher set up a WhatsApp group to teach her students farming during the lockdown

The Hindi teacher from Mar Thoma Public School in Kochi has used WhatsApp to teach her students about the basics of agriculture and how to practise it at home

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24 Jun 2020
Sarita has also taught her students to make their own pesticides at home
Nethra and her family distributing food (Pics: Nethra M)

This ninth grader from Madurai spent Rs 5 lakh saved for college studies on helping the poor affected by the lockdown

Nethra M, who has been named the UNADAP's Goodwill Ambassador for the Poor, donated `5 lakh of her college fund to feed the poor in Madurai

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24 Jun 2020

This IIT grad quit his cushy job abroad to start a school for tribal children in Assam's Majuli

Bipin Dhane, an IIT Kharagpur graduate, quit his job in Singapore to contribute towards the education sector. He set up the Hummingbird School in Assam's Majuli island to teach Mising tribe children

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23 Jun 2020
Bipin Dhane set up the Hummingbird School in Assam's Majuli island| Pic: Edexlive
B Kotresh, teacher and editor of monthly magazine, Pencil

How this Karnataka Govt School Teacher set up a student newspaper to bring kids back to school

B Kotresh, a government school teacher speaks about how his monthly magazine, Pencil helped him increase enrollment in his school in Belagurki in Raichur District 

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21 Jun 2020

Meet the doctor-turned-DJ who returned to medicine to help support people during the pandemic

Doctor-turned-DJ Sanjay Meriya has enlisted as a medical volunteer to support other healthworkers at the frontlines following the Coronavirus outbreak

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17 Jun 2020
Sanjay practiced medicine for a year at the  Rural hospital, Yavat
The Gehlot family (Pic: Asmakam)

Education is Asmakam: Check out this start-up in Indore that wants you to stop sending your kids to school

What started as an idea to unlearn has become quite popular among parents who want to give their children the freedom to choose the way they want to learn

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11 Jun 2020

Here's how Puducherry start-up Vaahan is making car travel easy for the differently-abled with their Caruna seats

The mechanism in the Caruna seats sense the obstacles on the car and makes sure that the hands, legs don't hit anything. It brings the passenger and the seat out of the door completely

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08 Jun 2020
Caruna swivel seats| Pic: Vaahan
Nagaraj has been promoting his art initiative through WhatsApp and Facebook

This Kovai artist is creating masked self-portraits to spread the word about safety

What does a self-portrait in the time of Corona mean? A life-like portrait with a face mask, of course. We speak S Nagaraj who is spreading awareness about the importance of masks 

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03 Jun 2020

Here's how this 20-year-old's NGO Khoon is saving lives by making sure blood reaches a patient at the right time

Ever found yourself in dire need of blood for a loved one? No? Then, thank your lucky stars. But if you have, then you will certainly understand the importance of NGOs like Khoon. We find out more

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03 Jun 2020
Khoon, an organisation in Bengaluru collaborates with hospitals and blood banks across India to help patients in need
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: Sourced)

Good habits will pay off: How Harappa Education is motivating COVID warriors

The Harappa Habit Heroes initiative had nominations from anyone who has brought about and encouraged change around them — they may have taken the lead in helping senior citizens, fed migrant labourers

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03 Jun 2020

How Jyothirgamaya Foundation fights for accessibility and champions disability rights

Tiffany Brar, a 29-year-old visually-impaired social activist set up the organisation in 2012 with a grand vision to train visually impaired children in important life and vocational skills

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03 Jun 2020
The foundation offers fully-fledged employability training
ITI's are doing great work during the pandemic

Industrial Training Institutes get their mask game on-point, produce 14.15 lakh masks

Till date, the ITIs have produced 14.15 lakh masks and will continue to do so in a bid to help fight the global pandemic while also raising entrepreneurial spirit and profile among stakeholders

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28 May 2020

Here are 21 crazy cool online courses and how to study them

Conventional courses that will make you super employable or pad up your resume not quite your cup of chai? Fret not. Over the next three pages, here are some offbeat courses to satiate your soul

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17 May 2020
Let's learn online | (Pic: Internet)
Help the Shikara community in Kerala | Pic: Cherish Expeditions

Donate to Kerala's Shikara community to survive COVID, get a loving boat ride on the backwaters in return 

COVID-19 has been harsh on the travel industry and small communities like the Shikara community in Kerala are facing the consequences. This fundraiser aims to help them

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16 May 2020

Meet this Newcastle University scientist who donated all her royalty money to improve cancer research in India

Dr Asima Mukhopadhyay believes that community-based education, public funding and a larger number of cancer research organisations is the key to dealing with women's cancer in the country

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15 May 2020
The formation of KolGo TRG group
(From left) Zeeshan, Shehzar and Zufishan | Pics: Zeeshan Javid

Mission Milk: These Bengaluru cousins are providing 400 litres of milk to underprivileged children daily

Mission Milk aims to bridge the dietary gap for young kids this lockdown, with help from locals, families and donations

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14 May 2020

Your friendly neighbourhood dashboard 'Solve Ninja' has made access to local shops easier amid lockdown in Bengaluru

Reap Benefits, a social enterprise in Bengaluru has developed a neighbourhood dashboard that can easily help you find local shops, pharmacies, medical clinics, COVID-19 test centres amid the lockdown

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14 May 2020
Solve Ninja dashboard
Giving out ration to the needy | Photo: Kolkata Gives

This Kolkata NGO will help celebrate your birthday by using Rs 3000 to feed 100 families for a day

The Kolkata Gives Foundation began the initiative on May 1 and they have already received over a dozen calls for donations on birthdays this month

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12 May 2020

Here's how this 22-year-old from Kerala built Havenspire, the largest online stock trading community

Ritvik Vipin speaks about how he learnt the rules to stock trading on his own, built an empire with this knowedge and set up a platform to spread the love for trading

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06 May 2020
Havenspire was set up in 2018 to teach people the secret behind stock trading
Siva handing over rations

How AID India is reaching out to the 'forgotten people' in Tamil Nadu's hills, villages and helping them survive the lockdown

The NGO that works in the field of education has been trying to reach out to people in remote areas and interior villages to ensure they get their ration

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03 May 2020

Pune start-up Haqdarshak's mobile app can help you avail welfare schemes amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Haqdarshak's helpline, mobile app and outreach programmes specific to the COVID-19 pandemic will support and help citizens to get access to government welfare schemes

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01 May 2020
The start-up's outreach programmes (Pic: Haqdarshak)
Continue Kids

How this online consultation is helping specially-abled children to deal with anxiety, improve mental well-being amid the lockdown

Is your child fussy, restless amid the lockdown? Given the fact that they are stuck inside their houses, children need special care during these times. Here's what experts have to say

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29 Apr 2020

This nursing robot made by TN engg students can check body temperature of COVID-19 patients, dispense sanitiser and more. Here's how

V2 Buddy – the nursing robot can assist nursing interface by checking the body temperature level of COVID-19 patients, dispensing sanitising hand rub, delivering medicines and food and a lot more

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28 Apr 2020
V2 BUDDY- The Nursing Robot
Christmas cake making at Better Chances

Here's how this Chennai NGO is helping mentally-challenged persons to live independently within communities

Porkodi Palaniappan's organisation works towards creating inclusive societies where neighbours, friends and others help persons with mental health problems live their own, independent lives

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27 Apr 2020

This 19-year-old student from Bengal has created Corona gloves that automatically spray sanitiser on the hands

Sankha has already received a $1000 grant from the Motwani Jadeja Foundation, which has been conducting the CODE19 hackathon online meant for coming up with solutions to help fight the pandemic

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24 Apr 2020
Corona Gloves| Pic: Sankha Dey
Pic: Atchayam Trust

Battling COVID-19: This 26-year-old prof from Erode is providing shelter, food to the needy amid the lockdown

Founded in 2014, Atchayam Trust has been working in and around Tamil Nadu to provide relief and rehabilitation to beggars

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21 Apr 2020

This 98-year-old woman in Punjab is stitching masks and distributing for free amid the COVID-19 lockdown

Her bleak vision is not letting her down, she said her daughters-in-law, grandchildren and her entire family are involved in sewing masks for a cause

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21 Apr 2020
Image used for representational purpose only (Pic: Google Images)
The programme is specifically being rolled out in areas where the population is higher

How Kochi's Bhandu Clinic took COVID-19 awareness and screening to migrant labourers

The mobile testing unit was set up with the help of the National Health Mission and the Centre for Migration and Inclusive Development

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18 Apr 2020

This IIT Roorkee alumnus is developing a helmet-based respirator that can curb COVID-19 infection risk. Here's how

Shellios, founded by IIT Roorkee Alumnus Amit Pathak, is developing a Powered Air Purifying Respirator which can be used by health workers, doctors to counter infection in the hospital premises

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16 Apr 2020
Powered Air Purifying Respirator| Pic: Amit Pathak
Feeding stray dogs| Pic: Hunger Project

Strays feel the bite amid the Coronavirus pandemic: Here's how you can save them from starvation

gPet animals, strays and birds are the worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic that has created havoc worldwide. With the lockdown in place, here's how you can help these creatures

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15 Apr 2020

This Kerala couple's wedding pictures went viral because the groom is in a wheelchair. This is their story

Pranav Suresh Babu was paralysed after an accident six years ago. He never missed anything that went viral on Facebook. Years later, now his marriage with Shahna has gone viral

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13 Apr 2020
Their wedding pictures were viral on social media (Pic: Pranav)
COVID Response

Here's how this therapists' collective is providing free counselling online to help people deal with the COVID-19 crisis

Crisis counselling involves providing support and guidance to an individual or a group of people such as a family or a community during a crisis like the ongoing Coronavirus outbreak

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10 Apr 2020

This Bengaluru NGO has started a relief fund to help weavers, artisans get funds to tide over the loss of biz during lockdown

The Shreni Relief Fund, started by Shreni Community Trust, a non profit in Bengaluru, aims to provide direct monetary support to weavers and artisans amid the COVID-19 pandemic

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08 Apr 2020
Shreni Relief fund for weavers and artisans
Oleksandr Khytryi (L) and Oleksandra Khytra with their daughter Lisana Khytra (Pic: Sourced)

This Ukrainian family with a 2-year-old child was stranded in Mcleod Ganj. Here's how this writer from Delhi helped them

Krishan has also been helping the foreign tourists stuck in Dharamkot just above McLeod Ganj. The major problem being paperwork and communication

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08 Apr 2020

Battling COVID-19: Here's how the MeeBuddy app is delivering essentials to remote areas of Arunachal Pradesh so people stay home

MeeBuddy offers groceries, vegetables, fruits, branded foods, breakfast and snacks, household products, and several other essential goods

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06 Apr 2020
The MeeBuddy team
The NGOs working with Mitti Ke Rang are working on the ground (Pic: Amit Jain)

Rs 1000 for 1000 families: How Mitti Ke Rang is helping daily wagers, labourers and maids through the lockdown

Six days into the crowdfunding mission, Mitti Ke Rang has raised around Rs 3.86 lakh and distributed funds to over 200 families

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04 Apr 2020

COVID-19: You can now contribute food to daily wage, migrant workers through Safa Society's Youth Feed India campaign

Safa Society's initiative called Youth Feed India is a fundraising campaign to provide packets of dry ration to the poor across cities in India, who are the most affected by the lockdown

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03 Apr 2020
Safa delivering essentials| Pic: Safa Society