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Sherlocking Through the Madness

This 22-year-old is using Sherlock Holmes to decode psychology for you

Chennai-based author Hari Kamaraj gives Blessy Mathew Prasad a sneak peek into his debut book Sherlocking Through the Madness
 

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This UPSC aspirant from Karnataka has spotted more than 500 bird species across India!

Kiran Bagade, an avid birdwatcher, talks about how he fell in love with ornithology, the subtle art of bird ringing and how it helps in studying a particular breed of birds — and climate change

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8 hours ago
Kiran Bagade in his natural habitat | Pic: Kiran Bagade
Sahil Jagtiani with his guitar | Pic: Sahil Jagtiani

Why Guitarist Sahil Jagtiani's YouTube Channel is a godsend for people learning to play

Sahil Jagtiani reviews different guitars, pedals and pretty much any other gear that you may come across during your journey with the guitar — check out what he's talking about today

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8 hours ago

Meet the Kerala government employee who coaches PSC aspirants for free every single day

This KSEB employee takes free PSC coaching for thousands of aspirants early in the morning and late at night and is something of an urban legend

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16 Oct 2019
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Harsh Batra feels that girls can compete with men in sports competently - if they are provided with the necessary nutrition (Pic: Google Images)

Harsh Batra believes his nutrition drink Happy Ratio can substitute the mid-day meal. Really?

Harsh Batra has found a way to provide school girls the nutrition they need to make it big in the field of sports — he tells us what's gone into the making of his elixir Happy Ratio and why it's safe

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16 Oct 2019

Why techie-author Tony Saldanha believes Modi's Digital India vision is what we need

Author Tony Saldanha has spent years in the field of digitalisation, and knows exactly what causes transformations of such nature to sometimes bite the dirt!  

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16 Oct 2019
Tony Saldanha is a globally awarded industry thought-leader who led operations around the world and major digital changes at Procter & Gamble (Pic: Google Images)
Painters exposed to toxic paint fumes can develop lung cancer and fertility issues

How these Amrita students' robot, Wallpbot, can paint high-rise buildings in a jiffy

The students behind the first painting robot speak about their aims to make it easier for painters to do their job and decreasing toxicity

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15 Oct 2019

Three years on: When did the people closest to missing JNU student Najeeb give up hope?

JNU student Najeeb Ahmed mysteriously disappeared on October 15, 2016. Three years later, nobody knows where he is

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14 Oct 2019
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Sridevi at her workplace (Pic: Sridevi Londhe)

Meet Sridevi Londhe, Mumbai University's first official transgender graduate 

Sridevi always wanted to become a doctor but was not able to do so because of her family's economic constraints. We find out more about the struggles she had to face along the way

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12 Oct 2019

Soot yourself: This Bengaluru student just made a device that can clear the soot in the air we breathe

 Ashik S V's soot pollution control device that traps soot content from smoke will be soon installed in Kadirenahalli underpass in Bengaluru and his college will fund this project 

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12 Oct 2019
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Manya Harsha (Pic: Sourced)

This 9-year-old Bengaluru girl has published 55 poems and is officially Indian's youngest poet

Manya Harsha from Bengaluru has five world record titles to her name and it all happened in just a year 

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12 Oct 2019

This Drawing Teacher from Mandya just painted some 'killer' art on PUBG. Check it out!

Anil Kumar will be exhibiting his art in Bengaluru this weekend and has an entire series dedicated to mobile addiction and PUBG

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11 Oct 2019
Anil Kumar's painting on PUBG will be exhibited in Bengaluru (Pic: Anil Kumar)
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Every time I lost, I knew it was not the end: P V Sindhu

Olympic silver medalist and world champion Pursula Venkata Sindhu says she's got a lot of expectations to meet at Tokyo 2020, while meeting children at the Velammal School in Chennai

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10 Oct 2019

This Bengaluru woman creates stunning home decor using scrap. Here's how

The 40-year-old homemaker does not consider scrap to be waste products, she feels they are all reusable and can be remoulded to make something better

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10 Oct 2019
Sarita Karunakaram, 40, who hails from Hyderabad, quit her job last year and has now set up Rasta Creations (Image: Sarita)
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Why delivery guys and struggling students are learning basic English on an app called Utter

Ninad Vengurlekar, co-founder of Utter app speaks about solving  English learning mystery for cab drivers and delivery persons

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09 Oct 2019

Life in a mandala: How Sangeeta Prayaga got her circular groove back

Sangeeta Prayaga who makes beautiful mandalas and posts them on her Instagram handle has over 6,000 followers

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09 Oct 2019
Sangeeta Prayaga
Ujjwal Kumar feels that Indians should be more aware of the nation's rich musical heritage and culture (Pic Courtesy: Ujjwal Kumar)

Ghatam player Ujjwal Kumar has big plans for the humble 'desi' musical instrument!

He is a 26-year-old music prodigy who can play over 20 instruments, and his music has a certain ‘unheard of' quality to it. His little medley is a story of passion and dedication

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08 Oct 2019

This seven-year-old has created an app that translates common phrases to sign language

The app includes sign language translations for alphabets, food and common greetings

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08 Oct 2019
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The event was part of a movement called Energy Swaraj, initiated by Solanki to promote a self-sustained energy system in our country

India's Solar Man Chetan Solanki inspired a million people to go solar on Gandhi Jayanti. Here's how

This Gandhi Jayanti, this IIT Bombay professor encouraged people to power down and use solar power so that we have a semblance of a future to look forward to

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08 Oct 2019

Why Sagarika Ganeshyam's BeyondBarre routine could be your new fitness fix

Sagarika Ganeshyam is the first and only certified instructor of BeyondBarre, a group fitness routine that uses elements of dance, in India 

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08 Oct 2019
Sagarika at one of her BeyondBarre classes (Pic: Sagarika Ganeshyam)
A new education policy was part of the Bharatiya Janata Party's manifesto ahead of the 2014 general election (Pic: Google Images)

CABE meeting: States raise funding issues over New Education Policy's implementation

Many ministers have said that the Indian education system is highly regulated but inadequately funded

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06 Oct 2019

VP Venkaiah Naidu wants schools in India to make poetry reading compulsory

He felt that arts can help promote a healthy and enlightened society, as well as encourage good thoughts and opinions

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06 Oct 2019
The Vice President spoke about the benefits that poetry and other art forms can bestow upon the society (Pic: Google Images)
Madras Dyslexia Association holds regular training sessions for its dyslexic students

World Dyslexia Day: How the MDA has used tech to transform the lives of dyslexic kids

Dyslexia is far more prevalent than most people think. The Madras Dyslexia Association has been working relentlessly for the last three decades to help dyslexic children lead better lives

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04 Oct 2019

IIT Roorkee student who teaches poor kids for free gets gold medal from Prez Kovind 

President Kovind felicitated him with the medal during IIT Roorkee's 19th annual convocation where eight other students were also awarded

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04 Oct 2019
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Anila presenting a memorabilia to Tamannah

How Anila's start-up began making memorabilia with baby feet impressions  

Anila makes cast impression memorabilia of babies' feet and palms. We talk to her about how she got this fab idea

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02 Oct 2019

This architect in Coimbatore uses moss to make mind-blowing terrariums. Check them out!

Jaya Bharathi Sunder creates amazing terrariums in which moss is his secret ingredient. You can get your terrariums customised too!

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02 Oct 2019
He uses moss as it helps him recreate nature (Pic: Jaya Bharathi Sunder)
The top view of Jallianwala Bagh replica created by the artists (Pic: Prashaanth)

These young artists carved the entire Jallianwala Bagh massacre using pencil lead. Check it out!

Savithru M, Prashaanth DR and Vijayathithyan BB created miniature pencil carving that represents the Jallianwala Bagh incident using 111 sculptures!

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02 Oct 2019

No Food Waste: How these Coimbatore youngsters will collect your surplus food and feed the hungry

Dinesh Manickam, the co-founder of No Food Waste, talks about why they are collecting surplus food from people and using that to feed the needy — and the hungry

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02 Oct 2019
Volunteers distributing food to the needy (Pic: Dinesh Manickam)
SK Akatheesh is always seen with his maps and a globe when he is at home (Pic: Savithri T)

This 9-year-old from Erode can find any place you name on the globe in seconds

SK Akatheesh, a nine-year-old from Erode bagged a place in the Indian Book of Records for his remarkable knowledge in Geography

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02 Oct 2019

Meet this 29-year-old teacher from Coimbatore who has been playing Hidimbi on stage

Gayathri Padmanabhan of Kalanilayam explains her Hidimbi-inspired dramas. The drama is a monologue in which Gayathri plays the lead, Hidimbi

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02 Oct 2019
A scene from the play, Hidimbi enacted by Gayathri Padmanabhan (Pic: Gayathri Padmanabhan)
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How online store Brahmaputra Fables is promoting northeast Indian culture to the rest of the world

Dhruba Jyoti Deka, founder of Brahmaputra Fables tells us about the initiative that gives people access to products from northeast India

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02 Oct 2019

Meet Ayush Chaturvedi, the Varanasi schoolboy whose speech about Gandhi went viral

Ayush Chaturvedi is a class XI student from Varanasi. He is also inspired by Bhagat Singh, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela

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02 Oct 2019
Ayush delivering his speech
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Why you need to read Webchutney's Sidharth Rao's book on how to start-up!

Sidharth Rao, an author and entrepreneur, talks about his book and how start-ups struggle as everything is not a bed of roses for them

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02 Oct 2019

How Theatre Akku is keeping the art of therukkothu alive and kicking in the city

Akku, the theatre group incorporates traditional art forms like therukoothu and bommalattam in their plays

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02 Oct 2019
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Artist Surendra Acharya (Pics: Surendra Acharya)

This artist from Udupi carves art using pencil lead without using a magnifying glass!

Surendra Acharya speaks about carving micro models on pencil leads without any formal training and how he went on to bag a Guinness World Record for it

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02 Oct 2019

Swachh Karnataka: These students helped build 1425 toilets in Chikodi to kill open defecation

Vimala Kadam, along with her friends, were mentored by Deshpande Foundation under the LEAD programme and helped build over 1,425 toilets in rural areas of North Karnataka 

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02 Oct 2019
Jayashree Nagaralli along with her team who worked for the project recently (Pics: Deshpande Foundation)
Varshitha Cholaprakash (PIc: Mudra Stamps)

Stamps, stencils, embellishments and more: This 'crafterpreneur' has the perfect fix for any art nerd

 Mudra Stamps, founded by Varshitha Cholaprakash, is your go-to destination for all things trendy, colourful and ingenious

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02 Oct 2019

Gandhi Jayanti: Why Paro Anand's Being Gandhi is the bit of inspiration every young Indian needs

Famous children's author Paro Anand launched her new book Being Gandhi at the third edition of Neev Literature Festival 2019 and the response has been stupendous till now

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01 Oct 2019
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Khwaja and his friends Srinath and Bhagat Reddy at a YouTube fanfest event (Pic: Nawab's Kitchen)

Nawab's Kitchen: These men in Hyderabad cooking for 200 kids are going viral

His viral channel has over 220 videos — from the iconic Nizami biryani to a non-oven recipe of black forest cake. We speak to Khwaja Moinuddin who feeds thousands of orphan children in Hyderabad

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01 Oct 2019

Why everyone should watch this documentary on Chandannagar's grandest festival — Jagadhatri Puja

The producer of SAMAYITA (The Healer) explains to us why this docu-feature is not just a mere day-to-day documentation of Chandannagar's Jagadhatri Puja celebrations

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01 Oct 2019
Samayita Poster (Pic: Pushpen Saha)