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Remembering Yashwantrao Kelkar: How he conceptualised the ABVP as we know it today

On Yashwantrao Kelkar's 94th birth anniversary, we catch up with three National leaders of ABVP and this is what they had to say about him

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You are Boundless: Dice Media Head Natasha Oswal on poetry, inspiring Indian women and more

In the summer of 2018, with no prior experience as a poet, Natasha first began by writing free verse short-form poetry on her phone, as a diary to collect her emotions

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24 Apr 2019
Inspired by E E Cummings and Sylvia Plath, Natasha’s poems guide the reader through her journey, in five hard-hitting chapters (Pic: Moe's Art)
Children during the summer adventure camp in forest (Pic: Nature Admire)

This summer camp is creating awareness among children about forests and animals 

Dev Balaji who has been conducting Summer Adventure Camps in forests across Karnataka tell us about what they teach for children and how it is helping the little ones 

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24 Apr 2019

This techie from Chennai just did a 12,000 km ride spanning three countries on his 20-year-old RX 135

Ram Gopalakrishnan, a software professional in Chennai, is an avid travel freak, who just completed 12,000 km across three countries — Nepal, Bhutan and Myanmar — over a span of 73 days

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24 Apr 2019
Ram has gone for a trip earlier on the same bike to Chennai- Kanyakumari- Delhi (5500 Km) for 30 days (Pic: Ram Gopalakrishnan)
About 50,000 students across India have registered on the platform

Teach your child to code with WhiteHat Jr, an online platform that makes coding easy and fun 

Karan Bajaj, founder of WhiteHat Jr tells us why learning to code is crucial in the post-computer revolution era

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24 Apr 2019

The Teachers Collective in B'luru is teaching children study skills to deal with difficult subjects. Here's how

These teachers aim to teach children the methods to approach some of the most difficult subjects taught in schools, and skills like time management and writing skills

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24 Apr 2019
Children completing their assignments during the workshop (Pic: The Teachers Collective)
Rajeshwari with Susie (Pics: Pandarinath B)

Rajeshwari Ramachandran and her two dogs are teaching Bengaluru how to communicate with canines

Dog trainer and canine behaviourist Rajeshwari Ramachandran teaches people about how we should be treating dogs and the tell-tale signs that people should look out for while interacting with dogs

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24 Apr 2019

This teacher travels 10 kms to Baratam on his two wheeler to teach one student

Last year, there were only three students in the school and six the year before

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23 Apr 2019
Baratam government primary school
Students hold demo of a drone in Vijayawada

Fire proof much? These Engineering students from Vijaywada developed a drone to help the fire department 

Final year students of  Potti Sriramulu Chalavadi Mallikharjuna Rao College of Engineering and Technology claim that the drone can reach the place of incident before the fire brigade personnel

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23 Apr 2019

Karnataka Microbiology tutor gears up to set a Guinness record by taking a challenge of 'longest speech marathon'

Dr T Thipperudraswamy plans to deliver his speech continuously 100 hours with 20 minutes break for every four hours

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23 Apr 2019
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Tanay Narendra Bothara from Vivekanand Institute of Technology’s Padmabhushan Vasantdada Patil College of Architecture, Pune clinched the coveted Asia Young Designer of the Year title (Pic: Tanay)

Asia's Young Designer, Tanay Bothara, planned a new future for war-torn Syria. Here's how

Tanay Bothara hopes to use art and architecture to help the kids who were impacted by the Syrian war recover their lost childhood

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22 Apr 2019

At 14, Mumbai based singer Aditi Iyer is acing both pop and Opera

Singer Aditi Iyer, in a quick chat, talks about her love for both ends of the musical spectrum — Pop and Opera

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22 Apr 2019
Aditi is a class IX student
Team Nathi Nonsense (pic: Nathi Nonsense)

What we say is not Nonsense: How these Ahmedabad bloggers are helping the youth voice their opinion

Nathi Nonsense has also ventured into offline events like open mics that have given them the exposure they wanted

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20 Apr 2019

This cycle shop owner's daughter nailed her +2 exam with 95%. Here's how she did it

Boomika has scored 99 marks each, in Economics and Commerce subjects and aspires to join Indian Revenue Service

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20 Apr 2019
Anna Gem Science Park School Class 12 topper B Boomika
In the history of the institute, Dhanusha is the only girl to win gold at the All India Inter-University event last year (Pic: Dhanusha)

Meet Dhanusha, an auto driver's daughter who will represent India at a heptathlon meet in Italy 

Hailing from Mysore, the daughter of Manju, an auto driver and MB Rukmini, a homemaker, Dhanusha started practicing when she was just 14

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19 Apr 2019

This Bengaluru woman quit her job in the US and now runs a school for the children of migrant labourers 

Saraswathi Padmanabhan, the founder of Diya Ghar talks about how the school lights up the lives of migrant children in Bengaluru and exposes them to Montessori education

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19 Apr 2019
Diya Ghar adopts the Montessori Methodology
On April 12 and 13, Anu Cheeran taught a pottery workshop for children between the ages of 8 to 16

Anu Cheeran's pottery workshops are all about developing a strong connection with ceramic creations

Anu Cheeran speaks about her pottery workshop and how she learnt to traverse the ceramic world through sheer passion

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17 Apr 2019

The journey of Nikhil Gupta: From researcher who snubbed netas to MP candidate in South Delhi

The face of the #HikeResearchFellowship movement that rocked the MHRD and India, this 26-year-old is currently a Junior Research Fellow in CBMR, Lucknow

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17 Apr 2019
Nikhil is fighting the elections from South Delhi
Baji Rout was the youngest son of a boatman on the Brahmani river

Meet the Ravenshaw University students who made a documentary on Baji Rout

The founder of Kahaniyaan Candid Cinema talks about their film club, their web series and their documentary on Baji Rout

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17 Apr 2019

Two students of SSN Institutions have come up with a technology that helps you escape from sinking cars

With this technology, the roof of the car automatically opens up when it begins to get submerged in water

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17 Apr 2019
The technology can be installed in new models as well as existing cars
Dr Kerron G Reddy believes in making colleges a safe place for women to study

Tough on discipline and women's safety, how Kerron Reddy's policies have put AIMS on the map

Dr Kerron G Reddy, CEO, AIMS Institutes in Bengaluru, tell us about how they've brought in firm policies to battle sexual harassment and iron out disciplinary issues among their students 

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16 Apr 2019

Housezzat: How Surabhi Dhole can help you transform your home with her DIY videos

Budding artist Surabhi Dhole talks about why DIY culture is a great stress-buster and helps your homes look pretty too   

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16 Apr 2019
Surabhi Dhole has her YouTube channel called Housezzat
Ankita Shah is the co-founder of The Poetry Club (Pic: Ankita Shah)

Why Ankita Shah and The Poetry Club can help you rediscover your love for poetry

Ankita Shah talks about her tryst with poetry and what she plans to do with The Poetry Club, her fast-growing poetry movement

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16 Apr 2019

After watching her daughter struggle, this mother in rural Karnataka is helping hundreds of speech and hearing impaired kids learn to speak

In conversation with Sujatha Reshmi, we find out how her daughter inspired her to start a school of speech therapy for deaf and mute children from poor families around Karnataka  

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16 Apr 2019
Sujatha Reshmi teach kids to pronounce different letters in Kannada language
Basamma with her parents and sister celebrating her success by feeding sweets

This girl from Karnataka scored 90% in 2nd PUC boards beating her blindness

Basamma was the only blind student at Lingaraj commerce PU college among other 80 normal students

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16 Apr 2019

Meet Rosi, a law student who is running in South Chennai against Jayavardhan, Tamizachi Thangapandian

A member of the political organisation Podhuvudamai Iyakkam, 29-year-old Rosi is also an activist who was at Thoothukudi   

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15 Apr 2019
C Rosi is a mother of two
C Shikha, Director, Department of Pre-University Education congratulate Dhananjaya for his results in PUC II exams

Helped by colleagues, this Group D worker in Karnataka cracks PU II exam in style 

The Department of Pre- University Education officials supported him financially and enrolled him in college and private tuition to help him study for board exams   

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15 Apr 2019

Why everyone should check out The Pridebook, a social networking site built for the LGBTQIA+ community

The Pridebook is a comprehensive networking platform for the LGBTQ community. This platform provides a medium wherein the community can connect, interact, seek counsel and explore job opportunities

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13 Apr 2019
The platform will also have an exclusive section for corporates to post job openings (Pic: Pridebook)
Gulal Salil is a Masters student at TISS Guwahati and is deeply involved with student rights issues on campus

Lal Poster: Why you need to visit Gulal Salil's satire-laden art-politics page on Facebook

Gulal Salil, an Anthropology student at TISS, Guwahati runs an art page on FB that discusses poetry, politics, art-comics, cartoons, news analysis, film criticism, public/street and political/folk art

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11 Apr 2019

Of Theyyam, alcoholism, casteism and civil dreams: Meet Kuttikol Vivek, the first Vannan man to crack UPSC

Vannans are a Scheduled Caste in Kerala, who traditionally perform Theyyam. Vivek belongs to the community and says how the caste's issues prompted him to try a hand in Civil Service

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10 Apr 2019
Vivek bagged the 667th rank
This online platform has all the information you need about admission criteria and timelines of top schools

Chennai-based SchoolConnects is making it easier for parents to find reliable information about school admissions

SchoolConnects founder Umesh Jain tells us about his online platform that is a social networking platform, helps parents to find information about the admission criteria and timelines of top schools

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10 Apr 2019

Why ISBR is a go-to place for students 

Manish Kothari throws light on how they are training students to be work ready and be on par with the industries 

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10 Apr 2019
Manish Kothari,Founder and  Managing Director, ISBR institutions was honoured with the Jewel of Rajasthan Award
Honoured with the Rashtriya Gaurav Award for his tenth novel The Modern Day Hindu, Nikhil's book is a knowledge-driven non-fiction book (Pic: Nikhil)

A modern-day Hindu will unify Hindus from Sabarimala to Ayodhya: Nikhil Chandwani

Nikhil also became the youngest Hindi Feature Film Producer with Nadi Ki Beti, Sundari (She - The Movie). He taught as a visiting professor at Top B Schools of India

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10 Apr 2019

Sketchy Kochi, a challenge-based art enthusiasm initiative aims to bring more art into the city

The founders of Sketchy Kochi speak about how they hope their initiative will encourage Kochiites to embrace art

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10 Apr 2019
SKETCHY BEHAVIOUR: The initiative was founded by a set of friends who were graphic designers
Ashwath Hegde, Founder of Envigreen Biotech India that produces bio-degradable plastics

This start-up makes plastic bags of potato and tapioca that degrade in 60 days!

Intend to avoid using plastic and looking for an alternative? Products manufactured by Envigreen Biotech India look like plastic yet, are made of vegetable oils and natural starch

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10 Apr 2019

Want to apply to study abroad without using a consultant? Here's everything you need to know

Usha Jesudasan talks about how questions that students asked her years ago led to her book on how to apply for courses abroad

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10 Apr 2019
The book also includes experiences of students who managed to get into foreign universities
The twins with their father | (Pic: Chirag Mehta)

Meet Chirag Mehta, Hyderabad's very own Daddy Day Care who quit corporate life to raise his daughters

Chirag Mehta and Nivedita Mummadi, his wife, made the decision together 

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10 Apr 2019

It's a ritual for me: Meet Krishna, the 15-year-old Kerala girl who rode a horse to her Board Exam

Krishna’s father is a priest at a nearby temple and proud of his daughter. Her mother Indu is also all happy about her but at the same time worried

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09 Apr 2019
Krishna, whose father is a priest, owns two horses and she was trained at her home (Pic: Krishna)
Wearability designs products that can be customised to a disabled person's requirements

Rhea Pandey talks about her brand Wearability, a clothing line exclusively for people who are disabled

Some of the products include wheelchair jeans, shirts with concealed velcro zippers and adaptive undergarments

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08 Apr 2019

I was petrified: How Kerala Dalit student felt after police harassed him for having an 'unusual figure'

Dinu K, a Dalit activist, is a I year MA Sociology student in Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady. He was harassed by two policemen on Wednesday night

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05 Apr 2019
Dinu is a I year MA Sociology student