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Naveen Gowtham (Pics: Naveen Gowtham)

This photographer's Instagram series 'Suyambu' showcases rural women at their cheerful best

Suyambu, photographer Naveen Gowtham’s monochromatic portrait project on Instagram, has taken him across Tamil Nadu

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09 Jul 2020

This mother-daughter duo is making lip-smacking food with just clay and creativity!

Sudha and Neha Chandranarayanan are creating clay miniatures of all your favourite dishes as fridge magnets and keychains

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09 Jul 2020
One of Sudha and Neha's miniature clay creations (Pics: CN Arts Creations)
Shweta Siddi practicing at Mundgod centre

Hailing from the famed Siddi tribe, why young runner Shweta already wants to be a coach

What does it mean to be a women coach for athletes in India? Shweta Siddi, a middle-distance runner is training to become a coach at Bridges of Sports Centre in Mundgod 

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09 Jul 2020

How NumberNagar can get students to ace their Maths and English scientifically

Dr Soumya Sreehari, Co-founder of NumberNagar speaks about their unique 5C methodology and how it helps students learn difficult subjects like Maths

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08 Jul 2020
The team of NumberNagar helping children solve Maths using their study materials and kits
Diana Sam

Meet this 22-year-old from Bengaluru who is offering mental health therapy online

Diana Sam is a mental health therapist from Bengaluru who offers online therapy. Sruthi Venugopal also discovers that she's busting myths associated with mental health through her Instagram page

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08 Jul 2020

This start-up is upcycling low-value plastic into high-end chic, to help tribal women earn their way

Aarohana EcoSocial Developments' only mantra is upcycling plastics to save this Earth. Rashmi Patil speaks to the founder, Amita Deshpande to know what they do with that upcycled plastic

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08 Jul 2020
Women sorting out the plastic and gift wrapper collected from waste pickers
Aparna completed the final exams for her degree amidst the lockdown

Bottle it up: Check out this 24-year-old's works of art that she's made with waste bottles found along Ashtamudi lake 

Aparna S has built a community of people who work towards collecting waste products and create art out of them to promote sustainable art in their locality

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08 Jul 2020

The Champakulam Boat Race just got a mod makeover courtesy Jimmy Varghese's killer designs

Jimmy Varghese has redesigned the Champakulam Boat Race logo using his maximalistic graphic design in a bid to rebrand the traditional event

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08 Jul 2020
Jimmy's work is a play on Malayalam letters
Arundhati venkatesh with her books| Pic: Arundhati

How author Arundhati Venkatesh went on to pen the wacky tales of Petu Pumpkin

In a candid conversation with Edex, children's author Arundhati Venkatesh talks about her writing, her influences and what's next

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07 Jul 2020

These twin child actors from the UK have set up a platform to help train young, aspiring actors

The Keston Twins founded Stagebox to teach young talented actors the tricks of the trade and help them navigate their way through the industry

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06 Jul 2020
Stagebox aims to find, mentor and train the most talented children
Some of the students from Srishti Foundation

How Karthikeyan started a farm in Tamil Nadu to transform the lives of hundreds of intellectually-challenged youth

The Foundation situated in Villupuram, is an inclusive society where all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are respected, valued and have choices to lead a holistic and dignified

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05 Jul 2020

This visually-impaired person's campaign pushed Google to include Kannada on their text-to-speech software

Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi, who works as a second division assistant in the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department, started this campaign in April 2017 and it was finally opened to the public in

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03 Jul 2020
Siddhalingeshwar Ingalgi
Isobel has been singing, acting and dancing since the age of 3

This 13-year-old British Indian has become the first mixed-race actor to star as Annie at London's West End Theatre

After beginning her acting career at a very young age, Isobel Khan has been able to tread a whole new  path by performing the iconic role at West End Theatre

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02 Jul 2020

This platform curator ensures non-toxic toys to gift your little ones during the lockdown

The Toy Curator boosts of an impressive portfolio of brands from around the world with the likes of Plum, Battat, Alt Retail, Djeco, among many

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02 Jul 2020
The search for non-toxic toys
Pratik Sharma has completed over 300 paintings of cars

Why Pratik Sharma's paintings of cars will blow every auto lover's mind with some painted torque

An artist's love for his muse is inspiring. For Pratik Sharma, it's all about cars. Rashmi Patil speaks to the artist who brings them alive through his paintings 

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01 Jul 2020

This school in Karnataka has pyramids instead of buildings. And they're 'positively' great for village kids

The Paranga Charitable Trust's Paranga Vidya Kendra provides free and quality education to rural kids by conducting classes in pyramid-shaped classrooms. These classrooms are located near Magadi 

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01 Jul 2020
The pyramid-shaped classrooms at Paranga Vidya Kendra
Preetha Krishnan with Anusha Vijayakumar (Pics: Soul Space Studio)

How pottery magic is created at Coimbatore's Soul Space Studio is beyond awesome

Coimbatore-based Preetha Krishnan's Soul Space Studio is exclusively dedicated to pottery where she makes everything from pots to murals!

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01 Jul 2020

How the Arivu project is crowdsourcing PPTs, videos in Kannada to help kids in Govt Schools learn better

Baalya Foundation is doing an incredible job of providing quality education to kids. Nagaraj S, founder of this non-profit organisation speaks about Arivu and their other initiatives in detail

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01 Jul 2020
Baalya Foundation has done this programme in more than ten schools (Pics: Baalya Foundation)
One of Anisha's creations (Pics: Ajith Kumar)

These siblings in Coimbatore can help you fall in love with Japanese kawaii dolls with their workshops

Anisha and Ajith Kumar from Coimbatore have been conducting one-day workshops every month to teach the popular Japanese art style of kawaii

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01 Jul 2020

Why this techie's Hulk in Lockdown photo series will have you LOL-ing over Hulk Bhai's ironing, drying antics

Bengaluru-based software engineer Guru Charan, for whom photography is revitalising, has been shooting toys to deal with his creative block

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01 Jul 2020
Hulk in Lockdown (Pics: Guru Charan)
Asit is a trained Odissi dancer (Pic: Edexlive)

How this dancer overcame discrimination from the LGBT community and became a confident gay man

Asit Baran Biswas learns and teaches Odissi, embraces the androgyny on stage to spread awareness about the LGBTQIA+ community through his performances

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29 Jun 2020

How 26-year-old Deane is raising funds to provide sanitary napkins to the underprivileged during the pandemic

Deane De Menezes is aiming to reduce period poverty during the pandemic through her action group Red Is the New Green. This is why they're making a huge difference

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29 Jun 2020
Deane De Menezes
Image for representational purpose only (Pic: Edexlive)

Being queer, intersex and a Muslim student in India: From assault and conversion therapy to acceptance

A 23-year-old intersex student from Bengaluru narrates their life story to us. They tell us how their family never fully accepts them even now

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27 Jun 2020

Behead me if you think it is a sin: Why Muhammed Unais wants to tell his students its okay to be queer

The younger generation, Unais feels, is more aware but there should be a formalisation of the education and awareness about the queer communities along with cultural representation

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26 Jun 2020
He wants to teach students and spread awareness about the LGBTQ community (Pic:Edexlive)
Gourab Ghosh, the first homosexual candidate to contest the JNUSU elections| Pic: Edexlive

How Gourab Ghosh, the first-ever homosexual candidate to contest JNU elections, made the varsity more inclusive

Gourab Ghosh, the first homosexual candidate to contest the JNUSU elections tells us why it is important to recognise queer politics on India's campuses

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25 Jun 2020

How NLS professor Kunal Ambasta being gay and proud prompted the law varsity to start a queer alliance

What it is like to be gay and a professor in college? Kunal Ambasta, an Assistant Professor at NLSIU tells us of what he did when he was called Gay by his students at the college

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24 Jun 2020
Kunal Ambasta is Associate Professor at NLSIU
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How Swetha Srinivasan used paper and positivity to power through a chronic condition

After being diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, this artist discovered a strong love for paper illustrations and crafts that helped her overcome the worst of odds

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24 Jun 2020

How Pushpa Preeya has been scribing for over 850 diffabled students for 13 years running

Pushpa Preeya, a recipient of the 2019 Nari Shakti Puraskar, Pushpa Preeya has scribed for more than 850 students

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24 Jun 2020
Pushpa Preeya during an exam
Aditya M P has written a book called, My Concepts On Physics

This 13-year-old boy's book simplifies theories of Physics

Aditya M P, the 13-year-old author of My Concepts on Physics speaks about his book that is simple, short and suitable for high school kids 

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24 Jun 2020

Getting antsy? Why you'll want to take a walk with Bengaluru's very own Ant-Man!

Sunil Kumar M who conducts ant walks in Namma Bengaluru speaks about the diversity of these little and disciplined creatures that we see every day and why he wants to create awareness among people 

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24 Jun 2020
Participants observe the nest of ants with curiosity
Prabhanjan R, Founder of Bukroot platform

Now, rent pricey college textbooks for a fraction of the cost using this Bengaluru start-up's site

Bengaluru based start-up, Bukroot has made it possible for students to 'rent' textbooks at pretty low prices so that they don't have to spend tons of cash on buying them

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24 Jun 2020

I couldn't accept menstruation: What transman Shreyas Mohanan thought when he got his first period

A female to male transgender person, Shreyas Mohanan tells us how difficult it was for him to be a menstruating transman and how he transitioned through college before finding the real him

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24 Jun 2020
Shreyas in 26-years-old
Kanika Batra and her father Rakesh Batra have played lead roles in this film

Why Kanika Batra's Project Papa will help you reconnect with you dad

Kanika Batra, Director and Actor of Project Papa, speaks about her independent film that is now streaming worldwide on an OTT platform. This is the story behind how the movie got made

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24 Jun 2020

Why you'll love this Coimbatore artist's miniature 'lockdown' paintings that are all the rage on Instagram

Pavithra Kannusamy utilised the lockdown experimenting with her artwork and gained a niche following on Instagram as a result

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24 Jun 2020
Pavithra's miniature artwork (Pics: Pavithra Kannusamy)
One of Alankaara's fossilised neckpieces| Pic: Amrita Giriraj

With fossilised accessories, Amrita Giriraj's Alankaara is helping craftsmen from Kanyakumari stay afloat

We speak to Amrita Giriraj to find out about her brand of fossilised jewellery and accessories, and how it helps craftsmen from Kanyakumari earn a livelihood

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23 Jun 2020

A poet, a theatre buff, an introvert with a rebel's face: How Sachy's classmates from Malliankara remember him  

Filmmaker Sachy was a student at SNM College, Malliankara from 1987 to 1989. He passed away due to cardiac arrest on June 18

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22 Jun 2020
Sachy in a film set
Meghna Mehra

Asexual and proud: Meet author and asexual DU student activist Meghna Mehra

What does it mean to be asexual? Meghna Mehra, a Delhi University student explains it to us. She also talks about the bizarre things she's heard about it

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22 Jun 2020

Being Saloni Gaur: Meet the Instagrammer whose Nazma Aapi character trolls pretty much everything

From CAA to the PM-CARES Fund, from the Janta Curfew to the lockdown in general — if it has happened, Saloni has spoken about it. And this is exactly why we love it every bit of it

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21 Jun 2020
Saloni Gaur (Pics: Saloni Gaur)
Classes being conducted at CosmicOne (Pics: Vaishnavi Rajalakshmi Sampath)

This Coimbatore start-up is upskilling students across the board to be more employable

CosmicOne, a competitive exams training centre, is going above and beyond to train its students to have successful careers. This is how they manage what they do in such stellar fashion

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21 Jun 2020

Finding where the Indian gene has left its mark: Why you'll love reading Indogene

Author Sriram Devatha speaks about Indogene, a book that is a must-read if you want to know the history behind Indians living in different countries. He has included his personal experiences in it 

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20 Jun 2020
Sriram Devatha, the Author of Indogene (PC: Sriram D)