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Anjan Satish is an artist who was born with Cerebral Palsy

Being Anjan: This Kerala artist never let cerebral palsy get in the way of his colourful story

We trace the life of Anjan Satish, the differently-abled artist who managed to build the most promising career out of sheer passion for his art — despite having to cope with cerebral palsy

Published On:
19 Feb 2020

This hospital in Kerala treats differently-abled children free of charge

NIMS Spectrum offers special needs children under the age of 18 with a range of specialised programmes and therapeutic care  

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16 Feb 2020
The initiative has introduced a number of programmes for special needs children
Mahesh Jadhav, Founder of Asha Kiran NGO  (Pics: Mahesh)

Meet the Belagavi man whom 55 HIV positive children fondly call 'appa'

Very few people can think about giving back to society and Mahesh Jadhav is one of those people. We chat with him to trace his journey that led him to start an NGO for HIV positive kids

Published On:
13 Feb 2020

How a group of kids started a library 10 years ago and put this Karnataka village on the map

The Chagaletty Children's Library is living proof that kids can do wonder. We speak to the youngsters who started the library for children when they were kids themselves which will complete a decade

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05 Feb 2020
Shalini and Karthik engage children in reading books (Pics: Nagaraja Gadekal)
Sharad Kulkarni

This specially-abled cartoonist from Bidar creates cartoons that are brilliantly satirical. Check it out!

Sharad Kulkarni might be wheelchair-bound but his imagination definitely isn't. We talk to him to trace his challenging journey and his cartoons that have gone viral recently

Published On:
31 Jan 2020

Why Mumbai's at-risk kids love their School on Wheels more than regular classes

Bina Seth Lashkari, the founder of the iconic Door Step School in Mumbai, speaks to us about the importance of education and why every child should be introduced to learning at an early age

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29 Jan 2020
There are seven buses under the School on Wheels initiative in Mumbai| Pic: DSS
Robot making at SP Robotic Works

#RoboHealsPlanet: Chennai students to plant saplings at Anna University using 300 robots they built

The event will see robots planting saplings and other robots which will also water the saplings. The robots, made by the students themselves, took about two months to complete

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23 Jan 2020

How this Kerala college managed to go 100% green will give you #SustainabilityGoals

This is how Rajagiri College of Social Sciences has managed to walk the talk when it comes to sustainability and conservation on campus

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22 Jan 2020
The green initiatives are put into action with the help of student groups
Scratchpad with sticky notes and flags notebook by Max Rebuilds

Now, you can get upcycled stationery in exchange for the waste you collect. Let this Gurugram teen tell you how

Thirteen-year-old Vikramjeet Singh Kanwal wants his fellow youngsters to make small changes in their lives for the betterment of the environment. He speaks us about his plans for the future

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20 Jan 2020

Born with Down Syndrome, Aditi Verma's culinary journey is your daily dose of inspiration

We talk to Aditi Verma to trace her journey so far and the hard work that went into establishing Aditi's Corner in Mumbai. Combined with her gritty story, the good food is what draws people here

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20 Jan 2020
Aditi Verma with her parents (Pic: Aditi Verma)
Sunita Bhuyan at the ThinkEdu Conclave 2020| Pic: Ashwin Prasath

Music has a positive impact on the mental well-being of people who need it the most: Violinist Sunita Bhuyan

Sunita Bhuyan tells us how feeling good after listening to music is actually scientific, how it helps destress us, and a lot more

Published On:
14 Jan 2020

This lady from Mysuru can tell you how to use bottle gourds grown at your home 

Seema Prasad carves handicrafts from 48 varieties of native bottle gourd available in Mysuru, thus giving underprivileged women and school dropouts a steady source of incom

Published On:
11 Dec 2019
Seema Prasad has made containers from bottle gourds which can be used in kitchen (Pic: Seema Prasad)
Chandni Nair

Meet this 23-year-old from Bengaluru who is a 'Tiktok' rockstar on a wheelchair

Chandni Nair was diagnosed with Myopathy from birth and had been using a wheelchair, but that has never stopped her from pursuing her dream in education and passion, hand in hand and wins hearts

Published On:
09 Dec 2019

Meet Siddharth Pilli, the 12-year-old from Hyderabad who works as a data scientist and loves coding

Siddharth began coding from the age of seven. Here’s why his extraordinary story will make anyone believe that there is no best time to start achieving their dreams

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05 Dec 2019
Siddharth Pilli with one of his colleagues| Pic: Siddharth
Students from Vidyashilp Academy (Pic: Saumya Agarwal)

These Bengaluru students' 'Wall of Kindness' encourages donation of old clothes

Six students from Vidyashilp Academy are building a Wall of Kindness where you can drop old clothes 

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04 Dec 2019

To infinity and beyond: This 19-year-old from a Delhi slum is now building low-cost astronomy labs in schools

Aryan Mishra, 19, will now be building low-cost labs in schools across India under a government initiative. We find out more about his dreams and aspirations

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27 Nov 2019
Aryan Mishra with a telescope at one of their labs| Pic: Aryan
Theruvoram is a rescue organisation which works for people of all ages who live on the streets

How Murugan S Theruvoram saved the lives of more than 10,000 people living on the streets over the past 20 years

The founder of Theruvoram speaks about the 20 years he has spent taking care of people on the streets and why he is struggling to continue this noble deed

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27 Nov 2019

This retired professor from IIT-Delhi is on a mission to unite the youth against the rising hatred and intolerance in the country 

Vipin Tripathi distributes flyers and conducts workshops to spread the message of peace and harmony against the background of the Kashmir shutdown and the citizenship row in Assam

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16 Nov 2019
Professor V K Tripathi along with one of his students during workshop (Pic: Facebook)
Reshma Qureshi (Pic: Make Love Not Scars)

The Reshma Qureshi story: How this acid attack survivor went on to become an influencer

Reshma Qureshi recently presented a book written about her Being Reshma at the Bangalore Literature Festival 2019 and the challenging journey of her life moved the audience 

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15 Nov 2019

This Hubballi schoolgirl skated 400m blindfolded to get her own Guinness Record

Ojal Nalavade had been practising for months on end and finally managed to smash the previous record for skating blindfolded with a lot of ease

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14 Nov 2019
Ojal Nalavade who achieved the Guinness Record in blind skating (Pic: Hemanth D)
Pranav donated money to the Chief Minister's fund by selling paintings

How diffabled youth Pranav Balasubrahmanyam struck a hands-free deal with the CM of Kerala

Born without his hands, Pranav is a painter and a young lad whose exuberance in life can be uplifting, bowled over Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan when he met him — and went viral right after

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14 Nov 2019

Why wedding photographer Richa Kashelkar is asking grooms to get off their high horse

Richa Kashelkar shares her personal experience as a photographer and why she has decided to speak openly about animals and loud weddings

Published On:
11 Nov 2019
The post highlighted a long-overdue message about animals at weddings
The citizens gathered at the bridge at 4.30 pm

They party on the palam: How a group of citizens in kerala turned a defunct Flyover into a fun zone

The organisers of Polinja Palarivattom Palam speak about gathering people to spend an ordinary day at an abandoned bridge in Kochi

Published On:
08 Nov 2019

These two girls from Mysuru can be the next boxing champs of India all thanks to their granny. Here's why

Shabana, who wants her granddaughters to reach the heights of success, begs at traffic signals to pay for their education and training

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08 Nov 2019
Mohammed Fajrath Iyaz along with Bibi Fathima and Bibi Hajeera
Namrata and Teresa currently work in a company in Bengaluru

Why you'll totally relate to this Instagram page started by two girls with PCOS

The minds behind Two Broke Girls with PCOS, the Instagram page talk about this important condition — and how they're dealing with it and what's working and what's not

Published On:
07 Nov 2019

This cook's son won 6.4 lakh on a TV show and donated it to build a compound wall for his school!

Education Minister Suresh Kumar was so moved by rural boy's initiative to build a compound wall that he directed Zilla Panchayath officials to take up the project

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07 Nov 2019
Tejas KN at Kannadada Kotyadhipati (Pic: Google)
Varalakshmi will speak about the bus to ferry children to school (Pi: CMCA)

This Bengaluru NGO is transforming children into active citizens who solve everyday problems

On this children's day, we bring to use some of the success stories from an NGO called CMCA and how they involved children in active citizenship

Published On:
07 Nov 2019

This green warrior from Kolkata set up the city's first zero-waste store. Here's why you should visit

The store has a policy where they encourage their customers to bring their own containers and carry it with them every time they come to buy anything

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05 Nov 2019
Kolkata Zero Waste Bazaar| Pic: Lata Bhatia
Bheemakka Chavhan along with her mother and siblings at home (Pic: Bheemakka Chavhan)

Meet the Dharwad student who will soon be among India's first women military police corps

Bheemakka Chavhan, an NCC cadet, managed to clear all the tests and will soon head for her training camp 

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04 Nov 2019

This Mangaluru teacher couple has inspired many by entering  'Exclusive World Records'

Chethan created the largest paper cutting of Gandhiji and Akshatha has mimicked 40 different sounds in one minute

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01 Nov 2019
Chethan and Akshatha (Pic: The New Indian Express)
Roshni uses bilingual and graphic instructional methods to help students who speak various mother tongues

How Kerala's Project Roshni is transcending language barriers to educate migrant workers' children

We trace the growth of Ernakulam district's programme to make education inclusive for the children of migrant labourers by eliminating the barrier of language

Published On:
30 Oct 2019

After launching 1.5 lakh rockets, this ISRO alum has developed DIY rocket kits for kids

Divyanshu Poddar, Founder of Rocketeers, India’s first solid fuel-powered model rocket kit manufacturer, tells about the nuances of building rockets and how their kit is skilling students 

Published On:
24 Oct 2019
Divyanshu's rocket kit provides you an organic learning path, much like other arts and crafts where you assemble different elements
Sriramanujam T used braille scripts to read the news (Pic: Lotus News)

This visually impaired 10th grader was once a great newsreader who used Braille news prompts!

Though he is visually impaired, his exposure to the news on TV and his natural speaking ability made him a great news reader, though he had to rely entirely on Braille

Published On:
24 Oct 2019

How a Geography lesson led to rural kids in Rajasthan experiencing Kerala's coastline

The minds behind the SMILE Exchange Programme speak about how they took rural kids from Rajasthan to Kerala, having raised funds through a partner programme with a college in Malappuram

Published On:
23 Oct 2019
The students visited Kerala on October 27
Their favourite countries have been Argentina-Brazil-Chile (ABC), Israel, United States and Switzerland

After running a budget coffee shop in Kerala for 25 years, this couple has travelled to 24 countries

This couple uses the profits from their humble coffee shop in Kerala to travel the world. We check out how this 'senior-citizen' couple charted out their #TravelGoals

Published On:
16 Oct 2019

The Flying Transman: How Adam Harry went from being broke to India's first trans pilot 

Adam Harry speaks about his rough journey through embracing his identity and following his dreams

Published On:
13 Oct 2019
Adam Harry will be the country's first transman to be a commercial pilot
YLF members of NUALS (Pic: Arun Angela)

This legal collective in Kerala is helping students fight for their right legally, free of cost

Your Lawyer Friend is a legal collective run by a group of law students and lawyers. We talk to a few of its members

Published On:
09 Oct 2019

This team of health experts have designed an app to train primary health care providers to detect and screen cancer

Regi Jacob, a co-investigator for the M-Onco Ed app speaks about how it educates doctors on how to detect cancer before it is too late to treat it

Published On:
02 Oct 2019
The team of health experts have
Kembi writing the exam

This 85-year-old from a Wayanad tribal settlement just cleared Kerala's literacy test

At 85, Kembi was the oldest in her literacy class. She now wants to clear the literacy mission's class IV equivalency exam

Published On:
25 Sep 2019

You will be blown away by this Bengaluru five-year-old's insanely abstract art!

 Divya Rajasekaran is a proud mother of this child prodigy, Virat Karan. She talks about his knack for conceptual artwork and why art is such a huge part of this five-year-old's life

Published On:
25 Sep 2019
Virat Karan has exhibited his paintings in several places in Bengaluru