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Shreni Relief fund for weavers and artisans

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

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
Oleksandr Khytryi (L) and Oleksandra Khytra with their daughter Lisana Khytra (Pic: Sourced)
The MeeBuddy team

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

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
The NGOs working with Mitti Ke Rang are working on the ground (Pic: Amit Jain)
Safa delivering essentials| Pic: Safa Society

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

This human-shaped robot by IIT, AIIMS alumni can sterilise spaces to restrict COVID-19 spread. Here's how

According to the innovators, the device Airlens Minus Corona's power lies in electrifying water droplets to kill the novel Coronavirus

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02 Apr 2020
Airlens Minus Corona (Pic: PerSapien)
The team started their work in areas like Mylapore and RA Puram in Chennai

This 16-year-old Chennai high school boy has created a team to deliver essential food to the elderly

Arnav Rathore works with the help of his parent's NGO and police permission to deliver basic food to the houses of the elderly free of charge

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01 Apr 2020

Here's how this Ladakhi student confronted a racist man who blamed him for the Coronavirus

Stanzin Rabka uploaded a video on Instagram of him confronting a man in a local market in Jammu and gathered the support of people who have faced the same discrimination

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30 Mar 2020
Stanzin shared a video questioning the man's actions on Instagram
Pic: Zomato

Battling COVID-19: Here's how you can help workers through Zomato's 'Feed the Daily Wager' initiative

Zomato Feeding India has initiated ‘Feed the Daily Wager’ to ensure that fewer people sleep hungry during this period of lockdown due to the Coronavirus outbreak

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27 Mar 2020

How this Gurgaon family that feeds thousands of stray dogs is powering through during the lockdown 

This organisation in Gurgaon raises money from the public to buy food to feed stray cats and dogs in the area since the Coronavirus lockdown 

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27 Mar 2020
The family is procuring money through crowdfunding to feed stray dogs during the lockdown
Kashika at her pet grooming centre| Pic: Kashika Arora

Care in the time of Corona: This pet groomer in Kolkata is providing food, medicines to the elderly, free of cost

Rice, dal, medicines, sanitary napkins and sanitisers are a few of the primary products that are required at a time like this. Kashika has already begun delivering supplies since March 22

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23 Mar 2020

Here's how this duo created sustainable accessories from coconut water

Malai Biomaterials creates a range of environment-friendly products that are the perfect replacement for leather in the fashion industry

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18 Mar 2020
Malai's product made it into the Circular Design Challenge at Lakme Fashion Week
Neer Foundation has revived nearly 420 ponds till now in and around Uttar Pradesh| Pic: Raman Kant Tyagi

Water Warriors: Here's how UP's Neer Foundation is getting locals together to revive their rivers

Founder of Neer Foundation, Raman Kant Tyagi tells us about his water conservation journey and why he doesn't want any other job than saving the environment

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16 Mar 2020

Water Warriors: Bengaluru's SayTrees is saving water by rejuvenating one lake at a time. Here's how

We spoke to SayTrees' founder Kapil Sharma whose passion is to save the environment. He tells us more about the organisation's plans to do so by rejuvenating more lakes in the near future

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16 Mar 2020
Almost 5000 to 10,000 people living around each of the lakes benefit from the rejuvenation| Pic: SayTrees
HOME BASE: Mountain Villa currently stands as three cottages

This Kerala couple has renovated a 60-year-old ashram into a sustainable villa

Mountain Villa uses local resources and experts from the local area to create an environmental friendly property in the hills of Vagamon. Here's why it's a must visit for nature lovers  

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11 Mar 2020

Everyday Sheroes: Anjali Divakaran took up nursing for the love of service. Here's why

In our run-up to Int'l Women's Day 2020, we have curated this series of stories of women who aren't extraordinary — but our world may just stop going around smoothly if they decided to call it a day

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07 Mar 2020
Anjali Divakaran
Raji Ashok (Pic: Edexlive)

Everyday Sheroes: Chennai auto driver PV Raji Ashok offers free rides, sanitary napkin and driving lessons to women

In our run-up to Int'l Women's Day 2020, we have curated this series of stories of women who aren't extraordinary — but our world may just stop going around smoothly if they decided to call it a day

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07 Mar 2020

Vadodara boy who lost hands, legs in accident to write class 12 exam using elbow

The boy had scored 81 per cent in his Class 10 exams and has taught himself how to write using elbows

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07 Mar 2020
Shubham Solanki (Pic: ANI)
Karthiyani Amma is an equivalency learner from Alappuzha

Kerala's Bhageerathi Amma and Karthiyani Amma chosen for the Nari Shakti Puraskar

The women earned great acclaim for successfully completing the Kerala Literacy Mission's equivalency exam and setting an example for others despite their age

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04 Mar 2020

This man who once failed in English now runs an English training academy and can speak in 5 accents

Ramesha A speaks about how he mastered the art of speaking English in different accents. He now runs his own English training academy to train thousands of students and working professionals

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01 Mar 2020
Ramesha as a tour guide in Singapore
Harekala Hajabba at his school with children (Pics: Rajesh Shetty Ballalbagh)

This man in rural Karnataka sold oranges for 10 years to build a village school — meet Harekala Hajabba

Hajabba took up the responsibility of shaping children's futures by building a school in Harekala. We visit this school and chat with the Padma Shri awardee to understand what drives him

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28 Feb 2020

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

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19 Feb 2020
Anjan Satish is an artist who was born with Cerebral Palsy
The initiative has introduced a number of programmes for special needs children

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

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

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13 Feb 2020
Mahesh Jadhav, Founder of Asha Kiran NGO  (Pics: Mahesh)
Shalini and Karthik engage children in reading books (Pics: Nagaraja Gadekal)

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

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

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31 Jan 2020
Sharad Kulkarni
There are seven buses under the School on Wheels initiative in Mumbai| Pic: DSS

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

#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
Robot making at SP Robotic Works
The green initiatives are put into action with the help of student groups

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

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
Scratchpad with sticky notes and flags notebook by Max Rebuilds
Aditi Verma with her parents (Pic: Aditi Verma)

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

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

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14 Jan 2020
Sunita Bhuyan at the ThinkEdu Conclave 2020| Pic: Ashwin Prasath
Seema Prasad has made containers from bottle gourds which can be used in kitchen (Pic: Seema Prasad)

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

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11 Dec 2019

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

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09 Dec 2019
Chandni Nair
Siddharth Pilli with one of his colleagues| Pic: Siddharth

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

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
Students from Vidyashilp Academy (Pic: Saumya Agarwal)
Aryan Mishra with a telescope at one of their labs| Pic: Aryan

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

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
Theruvoram is a rescue organisation which works for people of all ages who live on the streets
Professor V K Tripathi along with one of his students during workshop (Pic: Facebook)

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

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 

Published On:
15 Nov 2019
Reshma Qureshi (Pic: Make Love Not Scars)