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Refashioning India Book Cover (Pic: Express)

Socialist ideas are now considered 'passe': Maitrayee Chaudhuri, author and JNU Sociology professor

Maitrayee Chaudhuri spoke to us about her book, everyday advertisements, everyday details in the English-language print media, the communicative abundance of television

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The King of Indian Queens: How Vikram Sridhar is retelling the stories of India's Ranis

Intrigued to learn more about the untold tales of women in Indian history? Then, you should attend Vikram Sridhar's Ranis of India

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Vikram Sridhar wants to break the stereotypes among people about the Queens of India
Roopa watching the movie scene while shooting Gantumoote

Why Kannada film Gantumoote should be on your must-watch list

Roopa Rao talks about her new film, Gantumoote, which is doing the rounds at international film festivals and why she believes parallel cinema will always have an audience

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Now, get your dream job with InterviewBit, a platform that helps job seekers by honing the right skills

InterviewBit provides students and professionals a six-month online learning programme that’s led by experienced engineers

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Hamish Boyd and Fif Fernandes

This course by MeDiClown Academy and Saveetha University will train you to be a medical clown  

What sort of person goes into a hospital room and try to lighten the mood? A medi-clown of course! We catch up with Fif Fernandes and Hamish Boyd who run the MeDiClown Academy in Auroville

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24 Jun 2019

When chance encounters change your life forever: Why Sonia Bahl's new book is a must read

Ad maker and screenwriter, Sonia Bahl is out with her second book A year of Wednesdays, three years after her first one

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24 Jun 2019
Sonia is the screenwriter of the film Noblemen
A clip from  Oruvanukku Oruthi?

Pride Month: Why Tamil short film Oruvanukku Oruthi has heart, soul and a whole lot of Pride

This Pride Month, Vimal Santiagu gives us this nice little film about two individuals who meet when their parents forcefully set them up  
 

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24 Jun 2019

This Bengaluru school student created an app to help people with OCD keep things in order

The 17-year-old, a passionate coder and developer herself, began working on the app from May 2018, and it was finally launched in November

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22 Jun 2019
Kaajal, who is an eleventh grader at the International School Bangalore, was born in the USA but brought up in BengaluruKaajal is an eleventh grader at the International School Bangalore |Pic: Express
Stuti scored 98.8 per cent in her boards| Pic: Express

This student prodigy from Surat who cracked NEET, JEE, also teaches Bharatanatyam to underprivileged kids

Stuti Khandwala, a Surat-based student prodigy cleared NEET, JEE Main, AIIMS and JIPMER. And now she's going to MIT to pursue her grad studies

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21 Jun 2019

From CS aspirant to Vlogger, why lakhs of people swear by Irfan's View on YouTube!

This Chennai-based YouTuber talks to us about how he discovered that doing vlogs in Tamil every dingle day is an extremely challenging day-job by itself — it brings with it fame and a slice of fortune

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21 Jun 2019
Irfan manages to get more than 50,000 views everyday!
Straight from the heart: Josh Vivian writes songs that are emotionally deep and relatable

Everyone told me I was a one-hit wonder: Josh Vivian on life as an indie musician

After his runaway hit single Cosmopolitan Kadhali — the one with that slick, fun video — Josh Vivian is now gearing up for the release of his debut album. This is his story

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21 Jun 2019

World Music Day 2019: This Delhi-based artist's music school covers it all — from drum lessons to music production to singing classes

Anurag won the Artist Aloud Music Award by Hungama in 2014 where he was nominated alongside famous musicians like Honey Singh and Kailash Kher

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21 Jun 2019
For Anurag, music is the best way to express and entertain people| Pic: Express
Today, she is a first year BA History student at CMS College

Meet Avanthika, one of the two transgender students who is shaking things up at CMS College Kottayam

Under the Kerala government's new transgender reservation policy, Avanthika and Shana Navas got enrolled in CMS College

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20 Jun 2019

Unleash your creative potential: Here's how Disha Deshpande combines art with Yoga to help release stress

A former music journalist, Disha says the longest she has been in a place was in Mumbai and that was for 6 to 7 years and her family lives in Gujarat

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20 Jun 2019
Disha goes by the name Swastiastu Yoga on all her social media platforms| Pic: Express
Rashni believes Yoga to be a way of life| Pic: Express

This 26-year-old from Kolkata was criticised for being skinny. Here's how Yoga changed her life

The 26-year-old digital designer says that she learned her basic yoga exercises from tabloid magazines. She spoke to us about her journey

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20 Jun 2019

For this 58-year-old Palakkad Yoga therapist, Yoga is a way of life and he wants others to believe in it as well

This 58-year-old holds multiple specialisations in Yoga and he feels that it is important to believe in it to get your targetted results

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20 Jun 2019
Vinod V P performing yoga asanas with his students at Soorya Bhavana Yoga Therapy Centre, Pirayiri, Palakkad
Gowtham Lakshman at PrismOne Music Academy, R S Puram

This Kovai mechanical engineer-turned-singer is teaching music to the city

Don't you just hate it when you have to go to two different places to learn two different instruments? Thanks to Gowtham Lakshman, PrismOne Music Academy has it all under one roof

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19 Jun 2019

Meet this 21-year-old Coonoor artist who carved the alphabet letters A to Z on a 0.7mm lead

Krithika Ramesh from Coonoor carved alphabet A to Z in a microtip and won the Vajra World Records. She is the first girl to create this record

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19 Jun 2019
Krithika Ramesh with the Vajra World Records
The young entrepreneurs Deepshika A, Ajith Kumar K and Jaganath B M

This Coimbatore cafe is every chocolate lover's heaven. Here's why  

Loaded with varieties of food this cafe promises to offer burgers, pizzas, lasagna and mocktails all under one roof

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19 Jun 2019

This award-winning filmmaker from Kerala raises awareness about the importance of ambulance drivers with his documentary

Baburaj Asariya drew inspiration from directors who used innovative methods to produce their films

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19 Jun 2019
Baburaj spoke to more than 100 ambulance drivers before producing his film, 'The Unsung Heroes'
Safeducate has catered to more than 70,000 job seekers so far

Classroom in a container: Divya Jain's organisation Safeducate helps train first-time job seekers 

From email etiquette and making presentations to warehouse management and truck driving, Safeducate helps trains job seekers in the skills required for various industries

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19 Jun 2019

This teacher from the USA uses Instagram to teach herself  Malayalam

Elizabeth Keyton speaks about about how she managed to learn Malayalam by developing her own learning process  

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19 Jun 2019
Elizabeth has been interested in the science of languages and their structure since she was a child
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This Science teacher in a Govt School in Koppal just got his students to grow an organic veggie garden. And it is AWESOME!

Rakesh KC, a teacher at the Government Higher Primary School talks about their school garden and how children are learning some apt life lessons along the way

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19 Jun 2019

What are the new courses at MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences? Find out here

Dr Sivaguru S Sritharan, Vice-Chancellor of MSRUAS talks about his vision for the institute and the new courses that will be launched soon

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19 Jun 2019
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Priyatham tells us that the call from Netflix (Pic: Sri Priyatham)

Meet Sri Priyatham, the only Indian artist chosen by Netflix to illustrate an episode from Stranger Things

The 27-year-old illustrator from Hyderabad was the only one from India to be chosen by Netflix to draw for Stranger Things season 3 promotions

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18 Jun 2019

I want to sing with A R Rahman sir someday: Pariyerum Perumal singer Yogi Sekar

Yogi Sekar is an upcoming playback singer in Kollywood and has also been a participant in Super Singer 7. The song Pottakattil Poovasam from the movie Pariyerum Perumal was sung by him 

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13 Jun 2019
Yogi Sekar with Santhosh Narayanan and Vivek
The university has already filed a patent for these paints and primers (Pic: LPU)

This LPU professor has created an eco-friendly paint using litchi extracts. Here's why it's awesome

You now have green paint and primers from litchi peel and seeds. Sounds exciting right? We spoke to the professor who invented it to find out more

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11 Jun 2019

This Bengalurean law student is planting a tree to preserve your beloved pet's memory

The youngster wants to change his city back from the Silicon Valley that it is now to the Garden City that it used to be. But at the same time wants to focus on the emotion of people 

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11 Jun 2019
Pramodh wanted to do something for the pets and their owners (Pic: Last Ripple)
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Japanese experts visit site of proposed AIIMS at Thoppur, institute to offer 100 MBBS seats

The much-delayed premier health institute, to be set up at a cost of Rs 1,264 crore, would receive financial support from Japan

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10 Jun 2019

Meet Sriram, a 22-year-old ethical hacker from Pondy whose passion for hacking got him listed in Apple's hall of fame

  Sriram has been leading the Entrepreneurs Council of India Pondicherry Chapter and has delivered talks at various conferences dealing with cybersecurity across the country

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10 Jun 2019
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Girish Karnad died on June 10, 2019

He was a good friend and this is a great loss, Madras Players' PC Ram on Girish Karnad

The legendary playwright spent five years in the theatre group The Madras Players. His last play there was Ramakrishna's first

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10 Jun 2019

Girish Karnad was the force behind the Dharwad literature festival, it was one of the several ways he honoured his roots

Shahsidhar Narendra was one of the people who accompanied Karnad to the Jaipur Literature Festival, which is where the idea for the Dharwad Sahitya Sambhrama took birth remembers him

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10 Jun 2019
Shashidhar Narendra along with Girish Karnad at the Jaipur Litertature Festival
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#GirishKarnad: Here are five of Girish Karnad's works that you should check out now

Girish Karnad was awarded the Padma Shri in 1974 and the Padma Bhushan in 1992. Considered a gifted litterateur, he was also awarded the Jnanpith award in 1998

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10 Jun 2019

I never thought I'd even be a school topper, NEET Kerala second rank holder

Hrudya Lakshmi Bose bagged the 31st rank in the country in NEET 2019. She is also the Kerala second rank holder

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06 Jun 2019
Hrudya Lakshmi Bose (pic: Brilliant Study Centre)
They conduct workshops, counselling sessions and also provide prosthetics, wheelchairs and crutch (Pic: Wheeling Happiness)

This mother-daughter duo is helping people with disabilities make their mark in the world

Wheeling Happiness is currently working with Vidisha Baliyan who is the aspiring Miss World Deaf and also conducting workshops across rural Haryana

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06 Jun 2019

This Karur snack seller is an internet sensation, who also has memes on him!

Sundar’s success spread like wildfire with the help of netizens. Social media was flooded with memes on him

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06 Jun 2019
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Ashish meeting Dr S Natarajan, District Collector of Madurai while walking in Tamil Nadu

This New Delhi-based youngster walked from Jammu to TN to tell everyone to take action against children being forced to beg

Ashish Sharma had had enough of people talking about the menace of forcing children to beg and not doing much about it. This youngster walked from Jammu to Tamil Nadu to tell everyone to take action

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05 Jun 2019

We want to focus on skilling people at all stages of their lives: Udemy India MD Irwin Preet Singh Anand

One of the largest online learning platforms, US-based Udemy, expands operations in India. Udemy India's MD talks about their plans for the future 

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05 Jun 2019
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Under the sweltering evening sun, we interacted with students from schools across the city who showed up with placards in their hands and loud protests on their lips (Pic: Express)

World Environment Day: These young environmental changemakers reveal how they are going green but in style

Hyderabad’s young climate activists at the second global strike against climate change talk about what they do individually to help the planet

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05 Jun 2019

If verbal warnings don't scare you into following traffic rules, Hafiz Sajeev's photos will

The 19-year-old self-taught photographer who is currently a VFX and animation student at Kochi has always liked to recreate exiguous moments of our daily life, including road mishaps

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05 Jun 2019
Hafiz always had a knack for photography