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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

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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

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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

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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

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02 Oct 2019
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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

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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

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25 Sep 2019
Virat Karan has exhibited his paintings in several places in Bengaluru
This month, Sifiya was conferred the Neerja Bhanot award for helping more than 300 families

Widowed at the age of 20, Sifiya Haneef is building shelters out of ruins through the power of education 

Sifiya Haneef speaks about finding the courage to make her way through adversities by believing in her own strengths

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18 Sep 2019

This Kozhikode cancer survivor secured A plus in all subjects in class X boards

She wrote her SSLC exams while undergoing four sessions of Chemotherapy each week, not bowing to the pains and physical difficulties

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16 Sep 2019
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During the 2018 floods, the school adopted close to 150 familiesand constructed 12 homes for families in Ernakulam (Pic: Edex Live)

With the House Challenge Project, this Kerala woman built 120 houses for the homeless along with her students

We speak to Sr Lizzy Chakkalakal, the Principal of a public school who has build 120 homes for the homeless with the help of her students

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11 Sep 2019

Run for your health: Here's how the Rajagiri Marathon aims to promote the idea of a sustainable lifestyle

The Rajagiri Marathon aims to promote the idea of a healthy and sustainable life by focusing on physical fitness

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11 Sep 2019
The marathon will be organised in three categories (Pic: Edex Live)
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Meet Max Waight, the 12-year-old kid who put out bins and collected money to watch the Ashes series

His father Damien Waight told him that if he could earn 1,500 Australian dollars, he would take him to the UK

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06 Sep 2019

The Swadeshi Science Movement has been on a mission to create scientific minds across India

The Swadeshi Science Movement has been working to bring Kerala closer to the importance of science and technology

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05 Sep 2019
Swasraya  Bharat will be organised and conducted in  Kochi from November 23 to 26
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Teachers' Day: Now, Punjab teachers to counsel students for career and personal problems in Govt schools

The entire project is being conducted without any extra funds in collaboration with a non-profit organisation Nishan Educational Trust

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04 Sep 2019

The Chekutty Story: How a doll became a symbol of hope for Kerala's weavers after the floods

It's been a year since the birth of Chekutty dolls. We take a tour down the memory lane, finding out more about the cute little doll, made out of Chendamangalam's handloom clothes

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04 Sep 2019
You can buy the dolls through chekutty.in
Cassandra receiving the award from Ashish Rajpal, Founder, XSEED Education

This primary school teacher from Nagapattinam won a national-level teaching contest. Here's why you should be inspired

Cassandra Maria Fernandez won the XSEED Super Teacher Search, a first-of-its-kind talent discovery programme, at a glittering grand finale held in Chennai recently 

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03 Sep 2019

Move over Uber Eats, Swiggy, this 30-year-old's app 'Service Mantra' offers a lot more than just food delivery in AP

RIMS medical college student K Lakshmi Prasanna says she is using the Service Mantra services as she has to spend Rs 150 on auto-rickshaw every time she wants to go to Kadapa town

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02 Sep 2019
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Binish Desai

This 26-year-old Gujarat entrepreneur is creating 'green' Ganeshas from artificial jewellery waste

Binish Desai, a social entrepreneur from Gujarat, is doing his bit for the environment by creating eco-friendly Ganesh idols from artificial jewellery waste

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01 Sep 2019

This Horticulture Training Centre in Bengaluru serves as a lifeline to many diffabled youngsters. Here's how

If you are born with a physical disability then it is no big harm. The Association of People With Disability is here to provide you platform to learn horticultural and other skills and get employment

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31 Aug 2019
Trainees work in the garden at APD Horticultural Training Center (Pic: Shriram B N)
At Pet Mall, animals are  offered a variety of  on-demand services

These two animal lovers created the cage-free environment that animal lovers in Kochi were dreaming of

The founders of Pet Mall speak about where they came up with this doggone idea and how they’re adding tons of cuteness to it

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28 Aug 2019

Meet Rescue Foundation's Triveni Acharya, who has helped prevent over 5K girls from being trafficked

Rescue Foundation also helps rehabilitate the survivors through health checks, counseling and legal aid. They also provide them with proper nutrition and run age verification tests

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27 Aug 2019
Triveni with the girls from the shelter
The revered professor also has half a dozen research papers and 12 scholarly books to his credit

At 81, this Professor of Science recounts his numerous experiences in the world of teaching

We speak to Professor Dr SO Pillai about his years of experience in the teaching field and his greatest takeaways from them

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31 Jul 2019

These artists are working to bring back human connection through postcards

The initiative was created with the hope to bring back a sense of connection between people

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24 Jul 2019
Vanessa Meister Varma has designed a range of postcards for the initiative
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A fighter's spirit: Pramila Mathew tells us how she overcame all kinds of obstacles, including Multiple Sclerosis and created her own firm from scratch

In 2001, Pramila Mathew was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis of the progressive kind, but she was determined to fight it despite what the reports said

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24 Jul 2019

Why President Kalam was an extraordinary teacher and every student's role model

Every time, he would visit a school or a college, thousands of people would gather in the auditorium just to listen to his motivational words

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20 Jul 2019
Former President A P J Abdul Kalam during one of his visits at the IISc (Pic: Indian Insitute of Science)
The interiors are made for students to express themselves openly (Pic: Morning Glory)

This eco-friendly school in Coorg will educate underprivileged children for free. Here's how

Morning Glory is a specially designed school, created with the desire to maintain and preserve the natural habitat of the surrounding

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12 Jul 2019

This Bengaluru couple is helping us go plastic-free one pencil at a time. Here's how

Akshata Bhadranna took to being eco-friendly when she and her husband shifted back to India from Indonesia. She shares her journey of starting a paper pencil manufacturing unit

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03 Jul 2019
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Yashoda inside her library (pics: Arun Angela)

This 12-year-old in Kochi runs a free library where people return books on time. Here's why  

12-year-old Yashoda D Shenoy runs a free library in Kochi. We talk to her about why she decided to start this project and where she got her books from

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02 Jul 2019

Green Ride: This group is on a mission to travel across the country on a solar-powered auto rickshaw 

The initiative SunPedal Ride headed by Sushil Reddy hopes to raise awareness on clean energy 

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26 Jun 2019
The SunPedal Ride team during one of their pitstops
The sound of Muzik: MuzikGarage is ranked among the top ten music schools by Google, in Bengaluru

Ebenezer Premkumar  tells us how he went on to build one of the top music schools in Bengaluru

Ebenezer Premkumar talk about how as a seven-year-old he learnt basic chords from his mother and how far he has gotten from there

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20 Jun 2019

This Yoga master from Bengaluru trains kids and adults with special needs

Young yoga master Yuva Naresh Kumar tell us about why he had to quit a well-paid job in the corporate sector and how he is teaching yoga to the kids and adults with special needs 

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20 Jun 2019
Yuva Naresh Kumar is specialised in various forms of Yoga
Four college students from Udaipur recycle industrial waste to make ‘Wricks’!

This Udaipur based start-up turns recycled waste into building blocks called Wricks

This Udaipur based start-up has come with a prototype that will tackle the current environmental hazards caused by brick manufacturers

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18 Jun 2019

How Eco Femme began making cloth pads cool again from a village near Pondicherry

Azmia Riaz speaks to the founders of Eco Femme about why their product will be a mainstay in the sustainable future and why it will change the way women deal with menstruation

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29 May 2019
Eco Femme was supported by NGOs around the world that worked for the same cause
Young People for Politics is an online initiative that mobilises young people during the electoral season

Young People for Politics seeks to mobilise the youth to change the way the country works

Here's how Young People for Politics aims to restructure the shape of Indian politics by starting from the basics
 

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29 May 2019

Here's how these Bengaluru social workers are teaching sign language to the hearing, one word a day

#SignLanguageMovement is a social media campaign where one sign language word will be posted across social media platforms a day

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08 May 2019
Vidushi and her teammates during a workshop
The programme was introduced during the National Games of 2016

The Green Protocol Programme lists a set of wonder rules that have helped keep Kerala clean

Here's how the Suchitwa Mission's programme has managed to clean up Kerala with the help of the state's students

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08 May 2019

Now, any teacher can learn how to work with dyslexic kids through online course on IIT Madras portal 

The president of Madras Dyslexia Association  talks about their recent launch of an online portal that helps raise awareness on dyslexia

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26 Apr 2019
This image is for representational purpose This online portal was launched to help teachers understand the need to help dyslexic children
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From streets of Chennai to Lord's, how these kids are planning to win the Cup for India

The youngsters are not just pumped about travelling to London but are sure they will bring the cup home

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26 Apr 2019

This Bengaluru girl topped her class in PUC and wants to study medicine to help her ailing father

Aishwarya Nandakumar a second-year PU student talks about how she managed her time between chores at home and studies to top her class in the board exams

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22 Apr 2019
Christel House, an education center that strives to help children from underprivileged, urban-impoverished backgrounds break the cycle of poverty
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