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Young volunteers from Khori | Pic: Abhishek Kumar

These young students lost their homes in the Khori demolition. Now, they’re helping their neighbours stand up

It takes a lot of grit to come back and try and help your community rehabilitate itself, when you've lost your home. These students have managed just that

Published On:
01 Aug 2021

She's on top of the world: Meet women trek leaders, adventure junkies who are taking the world on a trip 

These women are encouraging a whole generation of young climbers to break free and lead expeditions and treks and find their space out there. We check out what powers these trendsetters 

Published On:
28 Jul 2021
A few women take up trekking as their profession (Picture: Ishani Sawant)
Study IQ co-founder Dr Gaurav Garg | (Pic: StudyIQ/YouTube)

Here's how educator Gaurav Garg's start-up StudyIQ grabbed YouTube's Diamond Play Button

With over 10 million subscribers for which they recently won the Diamond Play Button Award, Study IQ has been offering entrance exams training online since way before the pandemic

Published On:
27 Jul 2021

Meet Priya Patil, a Maharashtra student who has driven a funeral hearse for over 300 COVID victims

Crematorium workers have been her support since the beginning. They tell her it is perhaps logical to fear the living but there is no need to fear the dead

Published On:
26 Jul 2021
Priya Patil while on the job. | (Pic: Priya Patil)
The application process started in September-October (Pics: Raju Kendre)

UK varsities do action-oriented research, don't simply print PhDs: How Raju Kendre bagged the prestigious Chevening Scholarship

The application process started in September-October and he finally submitted the application in November 2020. He was accepted this June

Published On:
26 Jul 2021

With a purpose is to generate awareness about COVID vaccines, two youngsters drive from Kochi to Kashmir

One of the youth said that unlike Kerala people in the northern states have apprehensions about COVID vaccines. He said that the purpose is to reassure them that vaccines are safe

Published On:
22 Jul 2021
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Student activist Samya Korde | Pic: Samya Korde

How student activist Samya Korde has helped kids in Dharavi get access to education

As per government estimates, there are around 57,000 families living in the slums that are spread across 2.5 sq km. Most parents were out of jobs for a while, and many are still struggling

Published On:
22 Jul 2021

From Maharashtra's village to Tokyo: 25-year-old archer Pravin Jadhav aims to make it big

Intitally he started as a runner, and archery came his way by accident. He was selected for the sport during a drill when he threw 10 out of 10 balls in a ring from a 10-metre distance

Published On:
21 Jul 2021
Archer Pravin Jadhav with his World Championships' silver medal (Pic sourced)
Gautam and Anoj with Dexterity CEO Sharad Sagar | (Pic: Dexterity Global)

Here's how two school friends from Bihar landed full scholarships worth ₹42 lakh each at Ashoka University

Two young boys from Bihar’s Mahadalit community have managed to rise out of ignorance and poverty, and create a shot at an influential future with the help of Dexterity Global’s college initiative

Published On:
16 Jul 2021

How Arshya Gaur battled anorexia, depression to become an author and EdTech entrepreneur at 17

Through her platform Read Together, Arshya is also providing tablets to underprivileged children to provide them equal access to quality education

Published On:
13 Jul 2021
Pic: Arshya Gaur
Chaudhari explaining why it is necessary to get jabbed (Pics: Sourced)

This school teacher is spreading vaccination awareness at weddings and funerals in tribal Maharashtra. Here's how

The Adivasi villages in Gujarat received vaccines first but due to various discrepancies, a few people succumbed right after vaccination. This caused fear and apprehension

Published On:
13 Jul 2021

How this 21-year-old from Pune is teaching street kids across the city to minimise the dropout count

They might not always know what's in the books but a life on the street has taught them life skills, says Abhijeet Pokharnikar

Published On:
10 Jul 2021
Abhijeet with the kids (Pics: Abhijeet)
A scene from the book cafe | Pic: Studio Recall, Aatika Manzar

Why architect Aatika Manzar's one-of-a-kind book cafe in Delhi is a space accessible to 'all'

This book cafe in Delhi has been designed for the diff-abled with utmost care, keeping in mind easy movement of wheelchairs, access to washrooms, tactile tiles for the visually-impaired and much more

Published On:
05 Jul 2021

This AI chatbot by Class 11 students will help teens deal with mental stress. Here's how

The AI chatbot provides a platform to teenagers to discuss their mental health issues. We find out more

Published On:
05 Jul 2021
Pic: Spark the Spirit website
Pics: Let's Unite Charity

Here's how these Chennaiites served over 30K meals to the needy around the city during lockdown

The team raised funds through Google Pay and with the help of their social media platforms to raise money to cook and serve meals to the underprivileged around the city

Published On:
29 Jun 2021

Meet Mumbai's Zoya, the first trans photojournalist who is still struggling to find her way in life

Even after being featured in a hoard of newspapers and websites, Zoya still has to beg to sustain herself. What's the use of this fame, she asked

Published On:
29 Jun 2021
Zoya's photos have also made it to a Canadian magazine — Québec Science (Pics: Zoya Thomas Lobo)
The computer operator claimed former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar bagged 19 Guinness World Records and said he aspires to exceed the legendary batsman's records (Pic: ANI/EdexLive)

Meet Vinod Kumar Chaudhary, a computer operator at JNU, who holds nine Guinness World Records

A fan of Milkha Singh since childhood, Vinod said that though his dream of becoming an athlete could not be fulfilled, the speed he wanted to achieve as an athlete has been achieved in typing

Published On:
23 Jun 2021

Therapy, sharing circles and more — this 26-year-old Mumbaikar is ensuring that the mental health of COVID warriors gets the attention it needs

One Future Collective, founded by Vandita Moraka, is out there making sure that COVID warriors aren't bogged down by mental fatigue by offering them different types of therapy options    

Published On:
21 Jun 2021
Vandita Moraka | (Pic: One Future Collective)
Pics: Satyug Darshan Vidyalaya

This school in Faridabad is providing education free of cost to 12 COVID orphans

The school will provide free education to 12 meritorious children between the age group of 6 to14 years, who either lost their parents to COVID or are bearing the brunt of loss in family income

Published On:
19 Jun 2021

How this entrepreneur set up firewood banks in UP to help the poor perform last rites for their dead kin

With help of local government bodies, a total of 10 firewood banks have been set up until now across 10 ghats (piers) in UP’s Ghazipur district 

Published On:
19 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Pic: Edex Live

How Entrepreneurs of Kolkata came together to help the city breathe when it was being choked by COVID

With their initiative, Breathe Again, they are partnering with leading government and private hospitals or organisations to provide facilities like beds, oxygen cylinders and more

Published On:
17 Jun 2021

This wearable ventilation system for PPEs developed by an engineering student will make life easier for frontline workers

Called the Cov-Tech Ventilation System, it can be attached to any kind of PPE kit and can be worn between 6-8 hours. We find out more

Published On:
16 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: Official Website)

This Class 12 student from UP's Aligarh is going to Stanford University with a full scholarship. Here's his story

Manu was able to secure admission to VidyaGyan, where only 250 students are selected out of the approximate 250,000 applicants every year

Published On:
10 Jun 2021

The name is Bond. Bond Ma'am: This govt teacher deposits 1k in every new student's account when they enroll to study

Besides the bond scheme, Rekha and the other teachers have been working to create unique facilities for children so that they can come and study at their school in Hosanagara

Published On:
09 Jun 2021
Rekha Kulal with her students (Pictures: Rekha Kulal)
Shivanand Hombal leading the Kannada teachers training  (Pictures: Dhwani Trust)

Do it the Dhwani way: How one man's vision has led to 10k teachers getting cutting-edge training across Karnataka

For twenty years, the Dhwani Trust has been giving Kannada medium Govt School teachers across Karnataka find their way to great teaching. Now, the game has changed and so have they

Published On:
09 Jun 2021

Here's how social impact platform Yes!poho is helping weavers, artisans with basic medical kits

Yes!poho is a social impact platform aimed at improving the livelihoods of weavers and artisans across the country

Published On:
07 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Presidency University (Pic: PTI)

Presidency College students donate Rs 3 lakh funds kept for their college fest to build infrastructure for COVID-affected children

The Presidency University's Students' Council is donating Rs 3 lakh, which is 40 per cent of their union's budget and earmarked for the college fest

Published On:
05 Jun 2021

This sibling duo from Indore has 5k volunteers collecting food, clothes to help over half a million people

Daanpatra has over 5,000 volunteers in and around Indore, who travel to the deepest corners and interiors of the state of MP to provide aid

Published On:
05 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
(Pic: EdexLive/Sayyed Sameer Abedi)

These Mumbai schoolkids are doing online sessions, bake sales to raise Rs 65 lakh to help their bus didis and drivers survive the pandemic

The initial plan was to raise Rs 50 lakh but that seemed like a small amount given that there were 180 workers. The kids then raised money on their own

Published On:
03 Jun 2021

These young Kolkatans' concert with Rapper EPR will help feed the flood-affected in the Sunderbans 

The team is now working with a local NGO, Sandhi, to feed the people of the region. They are also doing doorstep pick up of food grains, oil and potatoes for the kitchen

Published On:
02 Jun 2021
The team is now working with a local NGO, Sandhi, to feed the people of the region (Pic: EdexLive)
Pic: Edex Live

It's okay to grieve: How this mental health helpline is helping those who lost someone to COVID-19

Pallium India, an NGO based out of Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram has set up the pan-India mental health helpline — Sukh Dukh

Published On:
30 May 2021

This NGO is taking in children whose parents are COVID positive free of cost. Here's how

RNAF has started these services in nine centres currently, including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Rajasthan, and Noida and over 200 children have been living all across these centres

Published On:
28 May 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Seeing their families go through a financial crisis to being completely out of school had a psychosocial impact that has never been seen before (Pics: PTI/Prajanma Das)

Why India's children remain resilient through humanity's biggest crisis in recent history

Researchers agree that it will be difficult for students from economically disadvantaged groups to get back to school. It's not just about adapting back to a new lifestyle for them

Published On:
26 May 2021

How this 26-year-old is feeding home cooked meals to Kolkata's COVID patients and elderly

Srabasti is not doing it alone. While her mother, Ajanta Ghosh, does the cooking her father, Subir Ghosh, a retired government employee, is overseeing the shopping every morning

Published On:
22 May 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Pic: Arun Angela

Cherai Tails is caring for the most vulnerable streets dogs by providing them medical care, food and shelter

Set up in 2014, Cherai Tails is a concerted effort by a group of people who believe that every dog deserves a safe home and all the love in the world. Here's a look at the work they do

Published On:
19 May 2021

How these Ashoka Univ grads travelled over 1000 km in autos to raise awareness on girl child education during the pandemic 

These five Ashoka University graduates took off on a 1,700 km-long expedition in an autorickshaw from Bengaluru to Mumbai to raise awareness for girls' education. We trace their journey

Published On:
19 May 2021
The Team | Pics: Auto for Impact
Pics: yanaindia.org

Stuck at home with COVID? This platform has docs from across the world with answers to all your medical queries. And it's free! 

There are a total of 28 doctors on the platform now, who regularly conduct sessions online on Zoom throughout the day

Published On:
17 May 2021

This Nepali guide climbed Everest twice in one season and that's a world record

Sherpa first reached the top of the mountain in the evening of May 7 as a member of a rope-fixing team, and then performed the feat again on the morning of May 11

Published On:
13 May 2021
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Their helplines are open now

These Kerala students helped nearly 600 older people get registered on CoWIN for their vax shot. Here's how

Four volunteers of an organisation Dhisha have helped around 160 people get vaccinated in Kerala. Here's how

Published On:
12 May 2021

This 24-year-old who worked as an Uber driver to pay for his education is now an engineer. Here's his story

Ashish Raj's journey to becoming an engineer is nothing short of an inspiration. We bring you his inspiring story

Published On:
05 May 2021
Ashish Raj