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TechEagle will help Zomato carve a path toward drone-based food delivery in India (Pic: TechEagle)

This IIT-K alum's drone start-up is looking to air-drop your Zomato deliveries soon

TechEagle was founded in 2015 by Vikram Singh, an alumnus of IIT-Kanpur and his four friends, and the team has developed the flying device or drone, which is equipped with GPS tracking

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App at 9, a software company at 13. Meet Dubai-based Indian, Aadithyan Rajesh

Aadithyan Rajesh, a student from Kerala, was only nine years old when he developed his first mobile application

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16 Dec 2018
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Babu Sager in his farm in Manali (Pic: Facebook/Babu Sager)

Meet this doctor-turned-farmer who is all set to take part in a polar adventure

Babu Sager's application in the Fjällräven Polar has the maximum number of votes until now. We catch up with this traveller

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15 Dec 2018

Country foods will now feature, Bharathi who is Mastanamma's 100-year-old sister

Two weeks after the death of Mastanamma, the world's oldest YouTuber, we talk to Srinath Reddy, who runs the channel

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15 Dec 2018
At 107, Mastanamma was the world's oldest YouTuber (pic: YouTube/Country Foods)
Prof Giri, in his research suggests that it is possible to prevent the capsid folding of the zika virus

IIT-Mandi professor finds innovative method to combat Zika virus

Professor Rajanish Giri recently won the Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award for discovering how to prevent zika virus capsid folding

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13 Dec 2018

The SAM Collective, Swarnabhoomi's new band, will give you a storytelling experience

The initiative is also a means to provide additional exposure and experience to the students

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13 Dec 2018
The band says listening to them sing feels like a storytelling experience
The panel discussed 'The future beyond tomorrow' and the session was moderated by Malti Lakhani from Entrepreneur Cafe | (Pic: Great Lakes Institute of Management)

Meet India's youngest entrepreneurs whose ideas will be game-changers in the future

How young do you need to be to have a start-up? Turns out, the answer to that question can bring some pretty low numbers. We catch up with some of the youngest entrepreneurs on the block

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12 Dec 2018

How these Chennai high-schoolers beat the best at Yale

 Junior World Scholar Adam Libby talks about his team's life-transforming experience of winning the World Scholar's Cup at Yale University

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12 Dec 2018
Going for the win
Anita Kishore will make you love math

National Mathematics Day: BYJU'S strategy queen tells us how she's a Math teacher at her core

Anita Kishore tells us why mathematics is not a subject that should be feared, but one that everyone should embrace as second nature

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12 Dec 2018

This IIT Roorkee scientist's research on wastewater and clean fuel is the sustainable step forward

Professor V C Srivastava from IIT Roorkee was awarded the NASI-Scopus Young Scientist Award for Sustainable Development

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11 Dec 2018
Professor V C Srivastava is an IIT Roorkee faculty (Pic: IIT Roorkee)
Pariplab Chakraborty is currently filming the lives of Malhaars in Jharkhand (Pic: Facebook/Pariplab Chakraborty)

Meet the 22-year-old whose paintings of women at the Kisan Mukti March are compellingly great

Pariplab Chakraborty, a Delhi-based artist and filmmaker wanted to show how women played an important role in the agrarian economy and the recent Kisan Mukti March

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05 Dec 2018

Write a 'snail mail' to Sumedha Sah and get an awesome illustration in return

Sumedha Sah is a self-taught illustrator and architect with a master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture. Originally from Nainital, she moved to Mumbai after getting married three years ago

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05 Dec 2018
Started in 2015, the Snail Mail project was a way to seek inspiration for Sumedha (Pic: Facebook)
On the late CM's second death anniversary. her school teacher talks about the ideal student she was

I wish she had the chance to do more: How Jayalalithaa's 95-year-old teacher remembers her

The retired teacher speaks about how her student excelled at pretty much everything in school but always had this respect for her teachers which was quite in contrary with her perceived persona 

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05 Dec 2018

These high-schoolers from Kotagiri almost won TCS IT Wiz. This is their story

Two high-schoolers from the sleepy town of Kotagiri rock the TCS IT Wiz quiz nationals and also bag the runners-up trophy

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05 Dec 2018
Harsh and Yazhini at the IT Wiz whichis is an annual competition hosted by TCS
Mona was a speaker at the Mission Samridhi summit in Chennai | Pic: Facebook/ Mona Kaurav

Meet Mona Kourav, the youngest PhD scholar-sarpanch of MP, who loves to lead by example  

Mona became a sarpanch in 2015, at just 21, and  is now helping the state with issues of malnutrition

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04 Dec 2018

This artist from Kochi is illuminating the world with the power of Salt 'n' Light

Mamta Joseph speaks about always finding a way towards her dream and spreading joy through her art

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04 Dec 2018
Mamta Joseph's artwork revolves around themes of positivity and hope
Shayaan is the youngest among the child prodigies who performed for MJ's song 'Heal the World' (Pic: Suril Udeshi)

Meet the youngest child prodigy from Ahmedabad who played tabla for MJ's song 'Heal the World' produced by Maati Baani

This seven-year-old from Ahmedabad has already set himself a goal to become a famous tabla player. He wants to spread peace and love across the globe through his music

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04 Dec 2018

This diffabled man couldn't find a job despite having a PhD. This is how he turned it around

Akshansh Gupta, who suffers from Cerebral Palsy is a research associate in JNU. This International Disability Day, we talk to him

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03 Dec 2018
Akshansh Sharma is now a research associate in JNU | Pic: Facebook/ Akshansh Sharma
Paula Mariester, a model featured in disabled beauties | Pic: Instagram/ Disabled Beauties

Disability Day: 5 Instagram accounts of diffabled peeps you need to follow!

This International Day of Persons with Disability, we pick five Instagrammers for you who are beating their disability with their posts

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03 Dec 2018

Inspired by Akshay Kumar's Padman, this Indian teen from Dubai donated sanitary pads to 250 girls

Riva had discussed the idea with Konkan Graduate's MLC Niranjan Davkhare when he visited Duabi and he had encouraged her to take it forward

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03 Dec 2018
Riva flew down to India last week and distributed about a one-year stock of sanitary pads | Pic: Facebook/ Niranjan Davkhare
Professor in Cybercrime, Cyberwar and Cyberterror at the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW, Richard Buckland spoke about cyber (Pic: Nakshatra Krishnamoorthy)

Not enough people understand cyberspace: UNSW's cyber expert Richard Buckland

Smart, knowledgeable and witty, UNSW's Richard Buckland tells us how cyberwar, called the fifth domain of war could be looming on us and why who we are on social media could shape the world

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01 Dec 2018

This drone to spray pesticides built by Raichur students will keep farmers away from health hazards

We talk to the students and Professor of UAS Raichur, who built a drone to spray pesticides, and how it serves as a boon to farmers   

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01 Dec 2018
A prototype of spray mounted drone was exhibited at GKVK Krishi Mela, 2018 in Bengaluru (Pic: Nagesh Kumar)
Image for representational purpose only | Pic: The New Indian Express

Born HIV positive, this 26-year-old is now a mother of two healthy children. This is her story

Proper medication and precautions can help HIV positive people have kids who aren't infected by the virus. Chitra's story tells us that

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01 Dec 2018

From Stanford project to DIY healthcare, how Noora is helping Indians stay healthy

What started as a project at Stanford University has now turned into an organisation. Noora Health has been working to educate people on how to care for themselves, thereby reducing hospital visits

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30 Nov 2018
Shahed Alam and Edith Elliott, Co-founders of Noora Health along with their team members (Pic: Divya Jain)
The various sensors in the device corroborate whether the moving animals are indeed elephants and not any other, like a tiger, which can cross the track without needing the train to be slowed down

This IIT Delhi prof's sensor could prevent elephant deaths on railway tracks

According to the Wildlife Protection Society of India, in last five years alone India has lost near 100 elephants in train-related accidents

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30 Nov 2018

Saffron Herndon is only 13 but we bet she's funnier than most adults on the comedy scene

A middle schooler from Dallas, Saffron Herndon began performing stand up comedy in 2013, when she was 8 — and she's now tearing up the internet, even though people wonder if she's got a ghost-writer

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29 Nov 2018
Saffron grew up watching her dad Steve Haerndon perform | Pic: Facebook/ Saffron Herndon
Janaka Pushpanathan, Director-South India, British Council

Brexit will not affect Indian students' opportunities: British Council's Janaka Pushpanathan

British Council's Janaka Pushpanathan tells us about trends in the UK education sphere and why the impact of Brexit will be slim to none

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29 Nov 2018

Here's how Dream11's Harsh Jain went from playing fantasy leagues to creating India's first fantasy sports platform 

  Its been a decade since Harsh Jain co-founded Dream11. He is really happy with the way Indians are playing fantasy leagues 

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28 Nov 2018
Harsh Jain is a die hard Man Utd fan | Pic: Entrepreneurs' Organization
Mariam Rauf is currently an English trainer | Pic: Facebook/Mariam Rauf

This sexual abuse survivor from Kerala is petitioning the government to include 'Personal Safety Education' in schools

Mariam Rauf is petitioning the government of Kerala to include mandatory personal safety lessons in school 

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28 Nov 2018

These Class VI students from Kerala just found a solution to Kozhikode's mosquito menace

Two high schoolers from Kozhikode conducted a study with Zoologists and proved that indigenous fish can control the breeding of mosquitoes

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27 Nov 2018
Meet Neeraj N and Adithyan U S, who clinched the first prize in the Junior Category of the State Children's Science Congress conducted at the Centre for Water Resources and Management (Pic: Neeraj)
Subhashini Chandramani has been creating nature-inspired art under the name Neelavanam on Instagram and Twitter (Pic: Subhashini)

Check out Neelavanam, an Instagram artist's page with nature-inspired sketches using dried flowers and leaves

Subhashini, an artist who currently stays in Bengaluru, found a fascination for the city and its abundant greenery since she moved there. Her nature-inspired art is something to look out for

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27 Nov 2018

This Vellore 7th grader, who saved 10k for Rajinikanth's birthday, gave it for Gaja relief

S Sushanth, a class 7 student of a private school in Katpadi began saving the money to offer his favourite actor a shawl on December 12

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24 Nov 2018
S Sushanth, a class 7 student of a private school in Katpadi, handed over his six-month savings of Rs 9,300 to officials at the Collectorate
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These Vellore students designed an 'eco-friendly bike' that operates with gas fuel generated from saltwater

After a trial-and-error period of almost two years, the two young innovators came up with a revolutionary but cost-effective mechanism to power our future rides

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24 Nov 2018

How a mail from a student in Kochi brought Calling Sehmat author Harinder Sikka to Kerala

Harinder Sikka speaks about why he came to a college in Kerala and about tracing the life story of Sehmat through his book, and his life-changing journey following the release of Raazi

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23 Nov 2018
After he left the navy, Harinder worked as a freelance journalist during the Kargil war (Photos: Albin Mathew)
JobsForHer team is planning to add a few more user-friendly features by the next International Women's Day (Pic: Neha Bagaria)

How Bengaluru start-up JobsForHer can help solve a woman's mid-career crisis

Till date, JobsForHer has helped more than 30,000 women get back to their careers after taking a long break. Now, their plans are to help women get into senior positions in corporate companies.

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23 Nov 2018

Here's how Taarika John finds art in the most ordinary places

Taarika John speaks about catching up with the changing art world by observing the world around her

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22 Nov 2018
Taarika's first solo show 'Life in Progress' featured characters from Kerala, Mumbai, Chettinadu and Vietnam (Pic: Taarika)
Ashish works with veteran developer Dorai Thodla at infoassistants.com

At 21, Ashish Cherian, the young coding genius has developed software for several companies

Ashish has worked with several companies like Flytta and iMorph Innovations

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22 Nov 2018

How Michael Soosairaj made it from Kanyakumari to Jamshedpur FC and is taking Indian football by storm 

Soosairaj opens up about his childhood in Kanyakumari, how he made it to pro football and some crazy fan moments — and why playing for the Indian football team is the ultimate goal

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22 Nov 2018
Soosairaj signed for ISL's Jamshedpur FC in March 2018 | Pic courtesy: ISL
Experience sound mixing (Pic:Nakshatra Krishnamoorthy)

From using chopsticks as drumsticks to working with Scorsese, Hollywood's Rich Crescenti has come a long way

Rich Crescenti tells us what it means to be an Audio Engineer and what it was like for him to create Hollywood hits

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22 Nov 2018

16-year-old Bengalurean, Samay Godika, wins college scholarship for his video on Circadian Rhythm

A Class 11 student of National Public School, Koramangala in Bengaluru, Samay represented India and his school at the Breakthrough Junior Challenge this year

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21 Nov 2018
Samay’s winning video explains circadian rhythms and also how it affects the effectiveness of medical treatments