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ATMA Foundation is a charitable trust and NGO that implements service projects for social transformation

ATMA Foundation is taking charity to a more personal level

The founder of Atma Foundation about his initiative and why it takes social work to the next level

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17 Apr 2019

This Bengaluru poet will walk 750 km from Batapady to Kanyakumari to inspire women to be independent

Janet Orlene talks about why she's going to walk and camp on the beach for two months straight — and why she feels it will be an inspiration for every young woman

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11 Apr 2019
This Bengaluru poet  is going to walk 750 km from Batapadi to Kanyakumari for women empowerment
SAFE SPACE: The initiative is aimed at changing the way we think about biodiversity

The elephant in the room: Why we need to change the way we think about animal conservation

The founders of The Real Elephant Collective talk about how we can be smarter about animal conservation

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09 Apr 2019

How East Kolkata Wetlands' school kids are 'dialoguing' about their ecosystem

We spoke to the founder of Disappearing Dialogues, an initiative that's creating awareness about conserving water among high school students to find out more

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01 Apr 2019
Nobina Gupta's Disappearing Dialogues initiative is on a mission to educate the next generation (Pic: Disappearing Dialogues)
Rohit Kumar was listed among the world's top 20 security researchers last year (Pic: Facebook)

At 19, this CRPF guard's son from Bihar will represent India at FB-Google conference in Singapore

The BountyCon was jointly launched by Facebook and Google and will feature top security researchers in the Asia-Pacific region, who can help detect and identify vulnerabilities in cyber networks  

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29 Mar 2019

Born with a 90 per cent disability, Mohammad Asim is fighting for his right to a fair education 

13-year-old Mohammad Asim shares his amazing story about finding strength through his disability and fighting for what is rightfully his

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14 Mar 2019
Asim has set an example for children all over the state by overcoming unimaginable odds to gain acceptance as a student
Vysakh became a viral sensation when a video of him playing football was discovered on Twitter

Vysakh SR is the unlikely football hero that you need to know about

Vysakh SR speaks about playing football after losing his leg in a tragic accident and finding a place in the ISL

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14 Mar 2019

This forum established by PhD scholars from around Kerala aims to create a new intellectual space in the state

Prajna Foundation aims to create an intellectual space that is ideas for Kerala's thinkers

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14 Mar 2019
The Prajna team aims to cultivate a culture of intellectual conversation
With its mobile van going from one place to another, Apni Roti is serving fresh and piping hot rotis with dollops of ghee, homemade pickle and sometimes even sweets (Pic: Apni Roti)

Check out the Apni Roti van, which provides 4k fresh rotis to the poor every single day — on wheels

Installed inside the mobile van is an automated roti-making machine that has the capacity of producing close to 1,000 rotis in just an hour

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11 Mar 2019

IIT-Delhi researchers develop 'DotBook', India's first Braille laptop for the visually-impaired

Instead of a screen, the laptop displays embossed text in Braille through the help of a touchpad. Users will get to feel everything a website has by just touching the pad

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04 Mar 2019
The researchers launched the product in two variants called 40Q and 20P (Pic: Pulkit IIT-Delhi)
Mohammad Rafi training youngsters who wants to join Indian Armed Forces

This retired army officer from Bellary continues to serve his nation by providing free training for IAF aspirants

After serving for 16 years in the army, Bellary's Mohammad Rafi is now working with a group of youngsters to help them pass their physical and theoretical exams and join the Indian Armed Forces

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01 Mar 2019

This government school teacher in Koravi invested money from his pocket to provide electricity and water to his students

We track the journey of Mohan Kumar, a teacher who brought electricity and water to the Government Higher Primary School in Koravi and paid for it out of his own pocket 

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28 Feb 2019
Children are able to use computer after the electricity was brought to the school (Pic: Mohan Kumar)
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Now, you can check your hearing with WHO's new and free hearing screening app

According to the World Health Organisation, up to 1.1 billion young people (between the ages of 12–35 years) are at risk of experiencing hearing loss due to exposure to noise

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28 Feb 2019

Tata Power's Club Enerji is focusing on sensitising children about the energy crisis and scarcity of resources in India

Starting with 12 schools in Mumbai in 2007, Club Enerji has now reached more than 533 schools nationwide, sensitising over 19.34 million participants

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27 Feb 2019
Tata Power’s Club Enerji has positively contributed to nation building by inspiring children to take the first step towards becoming responsible (Pic: Club Enerji)
Seema Waghmode works for the rights and welfare of Commercial Sex Workers and their children

Nobody’s children: Why Seema Waghmode is educating kids born to sex workers in Maharashtra

Seema Waghmode is a woman from Pune who has been working with Commercial Sex Workers and their children since 1993

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21 Feb 2019

This government school teacher in Udupi is driving children to school 

We talk to Rajaram, a teacher who has been instrumental in attracting more children to government schools. How he has been able to achieve this is an incredible story  

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04 Feb 2019
The tempo traveller was donated to this school by Vijaynath Hegde who is an alumni of Government Higher Primary School in Barali (Pic: Rajaram)
Tulsi Bai has been working for three years to enrol children in government schools (Pic: Pushkar V)

Meet the people who are stopping Karnataka's schools from shutting down

Who's going to ensure that government schools in Karnataka don't shutdown because none of the kids want to study there? These rockstars for sure. Check out why they do what they do

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30 Jan 2019

Chilla has created a safe haven for the children of sex workers and helps them fight social stigma. Here's how

The founder of Chilla talks about creating a safe space for the children of sex workers and protecting them from societal stigma

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29 Jan 2019
Chilla was established in the year 2000
UK Mallanna help school and college student cross Tungabhadra river in Shimoga city (Pic: Shimoga Nandan)

This 76-year-old boatman has been ferrying children across the Tungabhadra to school free of cost

A boatman of the people, UK Mallanna loves to ferry students across the river and never expects anything in return

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24 Jan 2019

2 Million Steps to Hope: How these marathon runners are helping fight human trafficking

John Moriarty talks about his mega-marathon against human trafficking which flagged off in Chennai on January 18, 2019 

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23 Jan 2019
Their 2 million steps to giving hope
Haaziq Kazi was a speaker at the 10th edition of TedxGateway in Mumbai (Pic: TedXGateway)

How this 12-year old boy developed a ship to clean plastic from oceans and save animals from dying 

To fight against plastic waste, this 12-year-old from Pune has designed a ship that sucks pollutants from our seas and oceans.We find out how it works  

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14 Jan 2019

The Art Outreach Society in Kerala is using art as a tool to improve the emotional health of children

The founder of the The Art Outreach Society speaks about shaping education with a steady focus on creativity

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11 Jan 2019
The organisation’s motto is to foster ‘Minds of innovation and well being through the arts’
The duo formed the social media page, 'No One Cares'

This Facebook page aims to help people with their mental health issues through their content

No One Cares, a Facebook page that revolves around the idea of spreading positivity has 15 million followers in just a year

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04 Jan 2019

How you can save a life by recording a song on your smartphone

Thomas John talks about Sing for Humanity, which is an initiative that lets donors sing a song that may just go online and help save lives in the process

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03 Jan 2019
Alpha and Omega Theatre group believes in using artistic skills to raise funds for a cause
Twenty-five-year old Tanvie Hans is proof that football is no more just a man's game

Why after Tottenham and Fulham, Tanvie Hans wants to play football for Team India

From Tottenham and Fulham to The Amateur League in Bengaluru, Tanvie Hans talks about how football kicked-off in her life

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02 Jan 2019

How an all-women driving school is giving wings of freedom to women 

The venture has helped thousands of Indian women to become more independent by offering them greater mobility and versatility

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30 Dec 2018
The school began with 12 students a year ago, and now has 1,100 enrolled in its roster (Pic: Google Images)
With centres in 12 cities across India, Footprints Childcare has developed its own smartphone app, ParentConnect (Pic: Footprints)

This pre-school chain founded by IIT-Delhi alumni has developed their own smartphone app for children's safety

Founded by Purvesh Sharma, Raj Singhal, and Ashish Aggarwal in 2012, Footprints Childcare, uses the latest developments in technology to ensure the children's safety and security

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28 Dec 2018

This 13-year-old's logistics start-up employs over 300 dabbawallahs in Mumbai

His start-up offers a simple, convenient and rudimentary logistics option, that enables customers to send and receive parcels on time

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27 Dec 2018
Tilak Mehta plans to expand his logistics company to other parts of India soon (Pic: Intellect/PR)
This was the fifth edition of Tandav (pics: Pushkar V)

Over 2,000 differently-abled youth turned up for this super-inclusive dance festival in Bengaluru

Tandav, an inclusive dance festival organised by the NGO Smileys India, is held in Bengaluru every year in December

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25 Dec 2018

Meet these three women who've bagged the top ranks in the Odisha Civil Service Examination

Ayushi Mahapatra, Sanjita Mohapatra and Poonam Mahapatra have bagged the first, second and third ranks respectively

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21 Dec 2018
Ayushi with her parents (pic: Ayushi Mahapatra)
Image for representational purpose (pic: newindianexpress.com)

Odisha tribal girl from the Red Corridor clears Civil Sevice exam

Sandhya Samarth commenced preparations for the examination while pursuing her MPhil from Ravenshaw University in Cuttack

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21 Dec 2018

This HIV positive lady from Belgaum is helping many girls like her. Read her story about how she fought back the disease and discriminations in the society

This HIV positive woman from Belgaum is no less than a hero to others like her. So far, she's taken 11 HIV positive girls under her wing and aims to create facilities for thousands more

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15 Dec 2018
Nagaratna Sunil Ramagouda talking to the factory employees to create awareness about HIV
Gaysi organises events where LGBTQIA individuals can share their stories

How Gaysi Family changed queer representation in India by creating a safe space for LGBTQIA stories

The founder of the Gaysi Family talks about the importance of queer representation and how it has evolved over the years

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15 Dec 2018

The people of Palathuruth are bringing their dreams back to the shore in the aftermath of the Kerala Floods

This community in Palathuruth is rebuilding the entire village from the ground up following the Kerala floods 

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04 Dec 2018
The Oppam organisation was formed by the people of the village to recover from the floods
Kartik Sawhney who is currently working with Microsoft Corporations in the US has helped lakhs of students with disabilities achieve their dreams (Pic: Christopher Charles)

From challenging Indian education system to studying at Stanford University, this visually impaired person's story inspires many

We talk to Kartik Sawhney about his journey to Stanford University and how he challenged the Indian education system to change their tradition of exempting blind students from studying Science 

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04 Dec 2018

HIV can't decide my life's path: Going from helplessness to a life of meaning

One day as he was roaming the streets of Mumbai in search of a better consult, a poster caught his eye — total herbal cure for HIV and AIDS. Nine months passed and nothing happened

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01 Dec 2018
Moyazzam is a part of SAATHI, an NGO which works with positive individuals, for a coalition based advocacy programme across the state (Pic: Whatsapp)
A child living with HIV has an equal right to live, study and work like others of the same age (Pic: Representational)

World AIDS Day 2018: How this 18-year-old from Kolkata overcame HIV and is now helping change the mindset

Sneha, who completed her schooling and is currently studying retail management at Swami Vivekananda College in Kolkata, loves to play the guitar

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01 Dec 2018

I have HIV and I am not ashamed: How a woman from Jalpaiguri went from a victim to a beacon of hope

Being shy about your disease is the worst thing you can do to yourself. Not only will it give you the inferiority complex that you do not deserve, but it can also cause physical harm at times

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01 Dec 2018
The networks and NGOs that were previously there are not so much active any more (Pic: Whatsapp)
Some of these myths are old and some are new but nevertheless they all deserve to be busted

World AIDS Day: Which of these 20 myths about HIV do you still think are true?

HIV is one of the those diseases that has a long list of misconceptions that surround it ever since it was discovered. This AIDS Day, here is a list of myths that people believe about HIV-AIDS that we

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01 Dec 2018

Meet the cyclists who have helped over 10k kids stay away from trafficking 

 The cyclists of Go Cycle have cycled across 30 Indian cities since 2016 and helped thousands of kids understand the perils of child trafficking

Published On:
28 Nov 2018
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