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Pranay Wankhede, Co-founder, The Stage

The Stage can help you prep for that big interview and help you with your personal growth too

Pranay Wankhede, Founder and CEO of The Stage speaks about his start-up that helps students work on the skills required to shine in an interview as well as on their personal growth

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23 Nov 2020

Uttarakhand postpones reopening of colleges after spike in COVID-19 cases

The Health Secretary had also cautioned the people against a surge in coronavirus cases and said it is likely to spread further during the winter season

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19 Nov 2020
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Neha Bhatt, a 10th grader who developed automated agri sprayer

This teenage innovator has developed an automated pesticide sprayer to ease our farmers' load

Neha Bhatt, a 10th grader who has developed an automated agri sprayer that can help farmers spray pesticides or organic medicine without much effort. It works on chargeable battery for five hours

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18 Nov 2020

Meet the Potterhead law professor from Kolkata who designed a Harry Potter curriculum

We spoke to Shouvik Kumar Guha, a Law professor from Kolkata who designed a curriculum on Harry Potter

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17 Nov 2020
Shouvik Guha
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Books on Himalaya, Brahmaputra, Krishna Menon in Kamaladevi NIF Prize shortlist

The shortlist covers a century of modern Indian history and encompasses several genres - biography and investigative reportage, environment histories, anthropology and history

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16 Nov 2020

A Rocha India is educating kids on elephant conservation and the need to reduce human-animal conflict. Here's how

Why it is important for us to protect elephants and their natural habitat? Avinash Krishnan of A Rocha India speaks about their programmes meant to create awareness among kids and its positive results

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15 Nov 2020
A Rocha volunteer educating students about various devices that are used to track the path of elephants (Picture: A Rocha India)
Students were provided with laptops by Dream School Foundation

How Maitreyee Kumar is helping every child get into their 'Dream School' through her Ten Plus programme

Maitreyee Kumar of Dream School Foundation speaks  about their Ten Plus programme to help students pursue higher education in whichever school or college they wish to study in

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15 Nov 2020

This nine-year-old from Jodhpur is sprinting her way to world records and Olympics. And Virat Kohli is helping

Pooja can sprint really fast — 3 kilometres in 12 minutes 50 seconds — and she's now falling in love with fast bowling

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13 Nov 2020
Pooja Bishnoi gets felicitated by Amitabh Bachchan as Virat Kohli watches on (Pic: Sarwan Budhia)
Sandeep with kids he gave books to (Pic: Sandeep Kumar)

Meet Sandeep Kumar, who is going door-to-door collecting books and stationery for kids to study

Sandeep established the Open Eyes Foundation in 2018 to help marginalised kids continue their education

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13 Nov 2020

This IIM prof's marketing questions are Kissed by the GoT Fire. Check out how cool his question papers are

Dr Guda, in an attempt to make exams fun rather than taxing, based his entire Marketing Management question paper on episodes from GoT

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11 Nov 2020
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Arham Talsania with his Guinness World Record certificate

Meet 6-year-old Arham Om Talsania, who has a Guinness Record as the world's youngest computer programmer

Arham created a Guinness World Record after clearing the Python programming language exam conducted by Microsoft. We find out more about the six-year-old

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10 Nov 2020

This Bengaluru mother wanted her son to read. And so she started a library. 13 years on, this is what happened

ThinkBox is a children’s library stocked with books and toys in Bengaluru’s Malleshpalya main road. We find out more

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09 Nov 2020
Thinkbox library in Bengaluru
Anantha during painting activity with kids at Ashram school

Baalya Trust is working towards bringing bringing tribal kids to Ashram schools. Here's how

Anantha, Founder of Baalya Trust speaks about what they have been doing to bring tribal kids to Ashram schools in Mysuru and the impact of his Chinnara Loka Programme on kids so far  

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09 Nov 2020

Schooling the Totto-Chan way: How Baala Balaga is changing the concept of schooling in Dharwad

Prathiba Kulkarni of Baala Balaga School in Dharwad tell us about how she and her husband were inspired by the Totto-Chan book to change the concept of school among parents and kids 

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09 Nov 2020
Baala Balaga school has completed 25 years
The Meemu team

Here's why Gautham Menon's Ondraga Entertainment released a short film by these students

Meemu, a Malayalam short film by a group of students is gaining a lot of attention online. We spoke to the people behind it and explored its Gautham Menon connect

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07 Nov 2020

Move on: This Boston Uni student just wrote a lockdown book about not dwelling in the past

Samridh Seth, author and a Physics student at the Boston University in the USA, about his new book Past Dwellers and why youngsters must read it before they make a decision in their lives

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04 Nov 2020
Samridh Seth, Author and student of Boston University
Usha Rajagopalan, Author and Conservationist

Why Usha Rajagopalan's new book will help you fall in love with animals and nature again 

Famous conservationist and author, Usha Rajagopalan speaks about her new book, The Zoo in My Backyard and why everyone must this beautiful book

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04 Nov 2020

Here's how this Kerala school learning app is teaching students in Malayalam

Emphasising mainly on the Kerala state syllabus, BrainsPrep has over 20,000 registered users on its platform currently. We find out how

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03 Nov 2020
BrainsPrep app
Shameem has set up Madcod Solutions, a web development company

Coloured with magic: Why Shameem Lukman is the man with a Photoshopped plan
 

Shameem Lukman has gone viral on social media for using Photoshop to manipulate images and create illusionsof personalities that the public knows and admires 

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01 Nov 2020

Why this young doctor decided to quit the city and work in a PHC in a remote Himachal Pradesh village

Dr Kumar always wanted to serve and learn from on-ground experiences before she went on to get more degrees. Now she works at one of the coolest places in the country

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31 Oct 2020
Shilpa at her PHC (Pic: Dr Kumar)
Athira Sujatha and Shameem

National Unity Day: This Kerala interfaith couple was wrongly accused of Love Jihad. In response, they changed the system

The marriage application of Athira Sujatha and her fiancee Shameem was wrongly circulated on social media last year, causing distress to the couple

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30 Oct 2020

The Good Samaritan: Salem’s Celine Augustin, govt school teacher has walked the streets for 25 years, helping over 1k kids get educated

For the last 25 years, Mary has spent her days walking around railway stations, government hospitals, under flyovers, public parks, traffic lights, looking for children who needed help

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28 Oct 2020
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Here's how this Kerala artist went from selling candy to painting for the country's greatest personalities

Firos Assan has gone from struggling for his own education to creating opportunities to teach young children to use their art skills in the best possible way

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28 Oct 2020

This retired Railways employee has built a free library for kids in rural Karnataka. This is his story

Ningappa Patil worked as a Head Sorting Assistant at the Railway Mail Services until 2018. Soon after his retirement, he has ensured to fulfill his dream of building a library for rural children

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26 Oct 2020
Library built by Ningappa Patil
Badrinath and Indira Vittal

This 80-year-old IIT Bombay alum and his wife are running online tuitions for underprivileged kids in Karnataka. This is their amazing story 

Currently, 100 students are attending Badrinath and Indira's free online classes. A few more students wants to be part of it hence they are in the process of getting smart phones for them from donors

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21 Oct 2020

Here's how this 14-year-old girl from Kerala fluently sang a Himachali song

Keralite Devika SS caught the attention of the nation's leaders and the public when she fluently sang a Himachali song as part of the Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat initiative recently

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21 Oct 2020
Devika SS singing the Himachali song Chamba Kitni Ki Door
The transwomen at work

How the country’s first transgender-run Milk Cooperative Society in Kovilpatti has given them hope and an identity

Activist Grace Banu credits the District Collector, the District Revenue Officer and the relentless hard work of the transgender community in setting up the Cooperative

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21 Oct 2020

Here's how Classpro platform is helping coaching institutes conduct online classes during the pandemic

In order to help coaching institutes during the pandemic, Classpro provided them with a platform to launch their online coaching classes. It is currently being used to teach 50,000 students online

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21 Oct 2020
Classpro co-founders | Pic: Jayesh
Vibhav Mangalore, Artist

Meet the undergrad student whose paper cutting art on Instagram of celebs is all the rage today

Vibhav Mangalore  speaks about his pencil sketches and paper cutting art  posted on his Instagram page is something that everyone must take a look at 

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20 Oct 2020

Here's how Bengaluru's Kavade's bringing back traditional games and toys to people in urban areas

Sreeranjini, Founder of Kavade, speaks about her traditional toy house that is involved in popularising traditional games and toys in Bengaluru for more than a decade

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19 Oct 2020
Children playing traditional board games
Curly hair dolls created by Premnath and Anisha

These curly hair dolls will be at the Kochi Muziris Biennale 2020. Check them out!

Curly and proud! That's what Anisha P, Co-founder of Curly Wurly, says about herself and her curly-haired creations. This year, her doll will be put up at the Kochi Muziris Biennale

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19 Oct 2020

Meet the MSc student from Kochi who has broken a world record by completing 1000 online courses in 100 days

Arathi Reghunath spent most of her lockdown days enrolling in various courses on Coursera to help utilise her time better and be productive in the best possible way

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16 Oct 2020
Arathi Reghunath
More than 25 to 30 per cent of the world's population is struggling with chronic pain

How Anubha Mahajan used social media to unite Indians silently living with chronic pain and give them a voice

Anubha Mahajan set up Chronic Pain India on Twitter and Insagram where she offered people the opportunity to share their experiences with such conditions

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15 Oct 2020

Meet the Delhi food blogger behind the viral video on Baba ka Dhaba

Gaurav Wasan has been a food blogger for the past seven years and thinks that he walked into Baba ka Dhaba at the right time

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13 Oct 2020
Gaurav with Kanta Prasad and Badami Devi
Sridevi Changali, Co-founder, Masons Ink

Here's how these two architects are helping young students learn sustainable practices in architecture

We speak to Sridevi Changali, Co-founder of Masons Ink to find out why they fall back on sustainable practices and how they are involving students in their projects to pass on their learning 

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12 Oct 2020

This army of ploggers is collecting reusable materials for the poor during the lockdown 

Reduce, reuse and recycle is The Indian Ploggers Army motto. Nagaraj tells us how he has been coordinating with various groups to provide essentials and gadgets  during the pandemic

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12 Oct 2020
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Vijay Nallawala

A fulfilling life is in everyone's reach, mental illness cannot be the barrier: Bipolar India's Vijay Nallawala

As someone who has been living with bipolar disorder all his life, Vijay Nallawala is best positioned to tell us about the condition, how he overcame his mental illness and a lot more

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10 Oct 2020

This government school headmaster in Raichur takes a boat ride across the Krishna to teach 13 children on an island village

Sharanabasappa teaches 13 children who are in class 8, 9 and 10 in Kuruvakuruda village. He has also arranged a cluster resource person to overlook the progress of these kids in terms of academics

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09 Oct 2020
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Rayna Singh with her the girls she's teaching taekwondo to (Pics: Amar Singh)

How Rayna Singh is empowering young girls from a Delhi slum through taekwondo lessons

Rayna Singh, a 17-year-old American Embassy School student, is making a difference in the lives of young girls by teaching them self-defense and instilling confidence

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07 Oct 2020

The light in Kichankani: How Somy Solomon build a library in faraway Tanzania

Somy Solomon is the activist, researcher and social worker who build the first library in the Tanzanian village of Kichankani. Check out her story

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07 Oct 2020
Somy began teaching the children under a mango tree in the centre of the village