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A final year student of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hyderabad, Drishti Nagda, started her stint with the typewriter in March 2018

Armed with a 100-year-old typewriter, Drishti Nagda is typing heartfelt messages for strangers in Hyderabad

This 23-year-old from Hyderabad helps strangers to open up to her and then she pens down a note for them — and the impact that she is having is immense

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Meet this 24-year-old from Thiruvananthapuram who tries to shout out the positive life of transgenders 

Jesu Joseph James directed the documentary 'Marubhumiyile Mazha' portraying the lives of three transgenders who overcame all their struggles  

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18 hours ago
Jesu Joseph James has taken three commercial documentaries too (Pic: Jesu Joseph James)
The project is based on women who are empowering themselves through economic independence

Why Newcastle Uni's WiDeN project is telling the stories of women who deserve the attention

Newcastle University's Professor Karen Ross speaks about Project WiDeN which aims to tell stories about underprivileged women across the globe 

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19 hours ago

Gifty Bright creates terrariums from the real terra firma 

Gifty Bright speaks about her terrarium workshops and how the art form helps her find peace

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20 hours ago
ROCK SOLID: Participants at an On The Soil workshop
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Kochi's very own progressive rock quartet, Chidakasha, is all set to take their music to the national level

The band speaks about introducing the city to their special brand of music and plans to take it on the road

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21 hours ago

MSRIT team creates app that can print maps for visually impaired students at just Rs 5

Prof Mydhili Nair of MSRIT talks about their new applications, designed especially for visually-impaired students to make map and image reading easier

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21 hours ago
Prof Mydhili Nair and her team that worked to develop software
Visitors observe the gravitational waves in a device

What research projects are Indians working on that the world is in awe of? Visit this travelling expo to find out

We explore the travelling Science exhibition Vigyan Samagam to explore what it has to offer and how it will help students  

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21 hours ago

Why everyone needs to watch this docu on how our frogs are going extinct

Dheeraj Aithal, a young filmmaker, tells Rashmi Patil why he shot a documentary on frog conservation and what role they play in the environment

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20 Aug 2019
The last hop(e) documentary is all about the conservation of the frogs
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Meet Vaishak, a 22-year old mountaineer who has been helping the blind summit peaks

 Vaishak J P, popularly known as The Trek Guy shares some of his experiences of guiding the visually impaired through trekking paths

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20 Aug 2019

Archana Mohan wants to revive interest in Yakshagana. This is how she's doing it

Author Archana Mohan speaks about her new book, Yaksha, especially for children, and how she hopes it will preserve the dying art form of Yakshagana 

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20 Aug 2019
The team of book, Yaksha along with the child artists
Milind Chandwani with kids from one of the camps

How Milind Chandwani is giving govt school kids the chance to fall in love with camps

Milind Chandwani, founder, Camp Diaries, tells us about his initiative that has helped more than 4,000 children from poor backgrounds realise their full potential through fun activities

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20 Aug 2019

This 24-year-old is making a killing off her Calligraphy. Here's how

Self-taught calligraphy artist Shunthini Kumar tells us why anyone can easily learn the art – even if their handwriting is bad!

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20 Aug 2019
Shunthini Kumar
A shot from Vanz'47's earlier song Kaathadi

From Jaffna to Montreal, how Navz-47 escaped war and is making music to fight bullies  

The Canadian-Tamil singer's latest single has 81,000 views on YouTube and has been praised by musicians in the Tamil music industry

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19 Aug 2019

These Zoology students use fish scales to create really cool jewellery. Check it out!  

Nivetha Balakrishnan, Mahalakshmi A and their group made earrings, bracelets, chains and much more with treated fish scales as part of their undergraduate project

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19 Aug 2019
The fish scale earrings made by the students (Pic: Mahaalakshmi A)
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Arvind Kejriwal turns 51: Some lesser-known facts about the Delhi Chief Minister

Kejriwal began his professional career at TATA Steels and worked for almost four years from 1989 till 1992. This is the story of how he went on to become a Chief Minister

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16 Aug 2019

To help Kerala couple adopt orphaned 12-year-old girl, this man gifted them a home

The 12-year-old girl, whose photograph had gone viral caught the attention of many, which included Jiju Jacob and Jetheesh   

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15 Aug 2019
Jiju Jacob
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Less IITans are opting to study abroad. They want jobs: IIT Tirupati Director

K N Satyanarayana has been there since IIT Madras began mentoring the institute and is now the Director at the campus in Tirupati

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15 Aug 2019

This 30-year old biker is riding across 29 states of India. Here's why it's 'drama'-tic

Praveen Varghese Thomas wants to reach out to the massive diversity of the Indian youth across all 29 states, and he intends to empower them in his own ‘dramatic’ way

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14 Aug 2019
IMG_20190110_Praveen conducts a plethora of teaching modules including seminars, workshops and sessions, and focuses on a diverse range of subjects163748_2
Manikonda Vedakumar speaking at Edex's 40 Under 40 eco-conclave

Green cover can't be sacrificed for any city plan: Manikonda Vedakumar, Forum For A Better Hyderabad

Forum For A Better Hyderabad's Manikonda Vedakumar took us on a nostalgia trip to the time when Hyderabad was a city lush with greenery and no urban planner dared change that

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14 Aug 2019

Choose ecology over economy, choose courage over fear: Kaajal Maheshwari, environmental conservationist

Kaajal Maheshwari believes that as adult parents, politicians and teachers we have failed in safeguarding the future of the coming generations because of which the damage is serious

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13 Aug 2019
Kaajal Maheshwari speaking at Edex's 40 under 40 eco-conclave (Pic: TNIE)
Dr Ramanjaneyulu GV speaking at Edex's 40 Under 40 eco-conclave (Pic: TNIE)

Agriculture is in a serious crisis and all of us are equally responsible: Dr Ramanjaneyulu GV, Centre for Sustainable Agriculture

Professor Ramanjaneyulu is currently working on public policy issues impacting food systems and farmers' livelihoods and a framework to ensure income security for them

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13 Aug 2019

Here's how EdYoda, a digital platform are empowering graduates with software skills for free of cost

Arman Ahmed, the co-founder of EdYoda, tells about the digital platform and how one can make the most of it without spending a single penny

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13 Aug 2019
There are around 45,000 registered users for EdYoda
Professor R G Sangoram with his wife Rajamani C E at their residence in Bengaluru

This professor just donated an entire stamp collection on every moon landing ever to IISc. Here's why

Science through stamps is what this retired professor and philatelist propagates. R G Sangoram tells us how his daughter inspired to collect unique stamps 

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12 Aug 2019

Indian industries can gauge the quality of the service provided to the customers: Dr A Parasuraman

Famous marketing guru Dr A Parasuraman explains the concept of Index of Service Excellence and how it is going to benefit Indian industries

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12 Aug 2019
Delegates at the launch of iSEI recently in Bengaluru
Karthik Sundar Gubbi

From text rap battles to films and albums, Namma Bengaluru's Gubbi is the perfect Gully Boy

Gubbi is an expert in conscious rapping and he believes in writing lyrics based on his experiences as well as about some serious issues that he sees around him every day

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12 Aug 2019

Here's Dzone, a hip hop dance crew from Puttur which is rocking the stage these days!

Dzone dance crew from Puttur have come a long way to be in the World Hip Hop Championship 2019

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12 Aug 2019
Dzone Crew members at the Indian Hip Hop Championship 2019
Sourav Roy and Amit Roy at Lahe Lahe interacting with people

This literary club in Bengaluru is working to introduce old and new poets in Hindi and Urdu literature

Anjuman Literary Club is famous in Bengaluru and many new poets join the sessions to recite their poems

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12 Aug 2019

If She Built A Country: A tale of the women's struggle against illegal mining in Madhya Pradesh

Maheen Mirza talks about what drew her to shoot the film If She Built A Country and shares some heart-wrenching stories of Rajgarh

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12 Aug 2019
A shot from the movie, If she built a country
Parvati Byramji with her horse at Bengaluru's Race Course (Pic: Pandarinath B)

She Ain't Horsing Around: How these women have set a precedent in this male-dominated sport

Women horse trainers are a thing. They have been for a while and they will continue to be — no matter what you've been led to believe about the elite sport. Its a real career option for women now

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12 Aug 2019

This all-women team is shooting documentaries on the rarest species of wildlife in India 

Akansha Sood Singh tells us the challenges that they came across while shooting a series of wild life called 'On The Brink'

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12 Aug 2019
Akanksha Sood Singh while shooting the documentary
Ashish Rajpal

Who's the best teacher in the whole wide world? XSEED Teacherthon will tell you

XSEED Education's teacherthon is aimed at finding the best teacher in the country. The company's founder and CEO Ashish Rajpal talks to us

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07 Aug 2019

Remembering Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison: Read 10 of her most empowering quotes on gender, racism and love

Morrison was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993. She was the first African-American woman to win the award

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07 Aug 2019
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Reetika Khera, an Associate Professor (Economics and Public Systems Group) at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

Aadhaar Explained: Is the Big Daddy really watching?

The Aadhaar and its potential to be dangerous for everyone across socio-economic groups has been the talk of the town for more than a few years now, but there has been no conclusive verdict

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07 Aug 2019

Four months on, action against Kerala cop who harassed Dalit student for having 'unusual figure'

Dinu K, an MA student at Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit was called an 'unusual figure' and was treated like a miscreant a few months back

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03 Aug 2019
Dinu is a I year MA Sociology student
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Lip syncs are so passé, now let us study a lesson or two on TikTok

Content creators are now creating educational videos on the short video app Tiktok. We catch up with three of them

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01 Aug 2019

This Good Samaritan is battling against all odds in order to give hope to kids affected by HIV 

Ajay founded the Satyakam Manav Sewa Samiti, a home for kids affected by HIV, in 2008

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31 Jul 2019
Ajay Sharma with the kids from the home
HOUSE PARTY: The organisation takes properties, renovates them and rents them out

Hubloft has created the ultimate experiential hospitality experience in Kerala

The founders of Hubloft talks about transforming empty residences in Kerala 

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31 Jul 2019

Meet Nadira, the first transgender to enroll for a Master's degree under the Kerala Govt's transgender quota

Nadira Mehrin joined the college on July 29. She is also an active member of the AISF, which recently started a unit in the college

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30 Jul 2019
Nadira Mehrin
Smile Makers began spreading happiness by taking up social causes

Meet the 'Smile Makers', an NGO run by the students of CUSAT that takes up various social activities

Founded in 2016, the number of members, including volunteers, has reached 102, said Sanoob Sidiq, founder and president of the NGO

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30 Jul 2019

This 18-year-old animal activist from Chennai is building one of the biggest animal shelters in the city

After rescuing over 300 animals in the last two years, 18-year-old Sai Vignesh is now on a mission to build a permanent shelter for them

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29 Jul 2019
Sai estimates to have rescued about 300 animals, vaccinated and sterilised over 900 dogs