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Founders Nishant, Sushant and Ishan | Pics: Examarly

How these UPSC aspirants set up a platform to help their successors crack the exams with surmised study plans  

Examarly has monthly plans starting from a month, to three, six and then 12 and students can opt for any or even take up a combination of plans. We find out how it helps 

Published On:
15 May 2021

This Bengaluru doc drives his car-turned-clinic across town treating COVID patients who Whatsapp him for help 

We speak to Dr Sunil Hebbi who has given timelly treatment to over 300 patients with mild COVID symptoms and most of them have recovered 

Published On:
15 May 2021
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This Karnataka environmentalist's unique seed masks once discarded will grow into a plant. Here's how

Nitin Vas, who firmly believes in the Swadeshi model of Gandhiji, wanted to do something to help the environment. We spoke to him about the unique seed masks he created

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14 May 2021

Kerala teacher donates Rs 1.1 lakh to CMDRF, wants all his students and their kin vaccinated

A few days ago, Viswas, the English Department head of the Government Arts and Science College Kozhinjampara had donated Rs 1.10 lakh to the CMDRF

Published On:
14 May 2021
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This Telangana girl is creating low-cost housing built of sewerage pipes for the poor. Here's how

The 23-year-old, who did engineering from Lovely Professional University (LPU), has designed OPod or micro house built of sewerage pipes, a first of its kind model in India

Published On:
14 May 2021

This Sonu is no Sood but an ambulance driver who's helping people across Kolkata get access to beds, oxygen

Sonu says that he has always been keen to help others and most of it comes from the hardships he had to face while growing up

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13 May 2021
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These Mumbai students created a COVID resource tracker that shows leads on beds, oxygen across 13 states

The tracker created by seven students includes updated information on plasma donations, oxygen tanks and availability of hospital beds in 13 pandemic-hit states in India

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12 May 2021

This Psychology student’s Instagram page is the dose of positive mental health reinforcement we need during COVID. Check it out! 

Adiba Mansoor Sait is using every aspect of Instagram, from Reels to Stories, to help you become woke about mental health

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12 May 2021
Adiba Mansoor Sait (Pics: Adiba Mansoor Sait)
Pubarun Basu

Meet Pubarun Basu, the Kolkata student who is the first Indian to win the Youth Photographer title at Sony World Photography Awards

The winning picture, titled No Escape from Reality, is a story of entrapment told through Pubarun's lens. We find out more

Published On:
12 May 2021

These school students are verifying, weeding out offers to help with O2, drugs during their summer vacation 

The Uncut Team set up the Uncut COVID database just two weeks ago to provide verified COVID resources for people across India. We find out more

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12 May 2021
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Dr Mohammad Ali Hussainy along with the team who shot the short film, Imdaad (Pictures: Pranav Mandole)

Why Imdaad is the short film you need to watch to understand the taboo behind menstruation 

Dr Mohammad Ali Hussainy who is a doctor by profession at the University of Oxford loves to direct  short films on various subjects. His short film Imdaad tackles the subject of menstruation

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12 May 2021

Graphic designer Chitra Gopalakrishnan's art installations delve into the realm of identity and culture

Chitra Gopalakrishnan, a Malayali artist based in San Diego, has explored every aspect of identity and culture through her unique brand of graphic design

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12 May 2021
A self-portrait of Chitra
Deepa Agarwal with her book | Pic: Deepa Agarwal

Why Deepa Agarwal's book will get you to look at life and validation differently 

We speak to Deepa Agarwal, debut author of The Hangover of Choices — a story about a woman on her deathbed

Published On:
12 May 2021

Remembering K R Gouri Amma, Kerala's first woman minister, the brain behind the land reforms bill

The 101-year-old politician breathed her last in Thiruvananthapuram on May 11. She was the second longest-serving MLA in Kerala

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11 May 2021
K R Gouri Amma
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Maharashtra researcher's unique stem-cell remedy can kill Coronavirus naturally. Here's how

Navi Mumbai-based Urologist-cum-regenerative medicine researcher Dr Pradeep V Mahajan, 61, said that the stem-cell/lyophilised platelet remedy is a proven protocol for COVID and post-COVID patients

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10 May 2021

This PhD student in Delhi carries O2 cylinders on his bike to help people everyday, despite his mother being hospitalised with COVID

Pritish Menon is a member of the SFI and a PhD scholar at Delhi's South Asian University. He has been actively helping COVID patients for the past few weeks

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10 May 2021
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Following an illustrious career, George Koshy retired in 1991

Notes from a 90-year-old professor: Finding the meaning of life in George Koshy’s classroom

Having worked as a teacher for decades, George Koshy shares some of the greatest lessons he has learnt from his long and admirable journey as an English teacher

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05 May 2021

This influencer duo is decoding policies, economics, history and more for millennials online. Here's their story

Abhi and Niyu, as they are popularly known, help millennials understand a great many things about the world today. Shreesha Ghosh finds out more about their content and how they keep it fresh

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04 May 2021
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Justice K Chandru

Listen to my Case: Justice K Chandru’s new book looks back at 20 landmark judgements made when women approached the courts  

Former Madras High Court Judgel’s new book gives the account of twenty important cases involving women and their struggle for justice  

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03 May 2021

This 27-year-old is making some unique mandalas and zentangles by adding comic characters to it 

In just one and a half year time, Shikhi Bhat has created paintings of many mandalas and zetangles and converted them into merchandise so that people can buy them

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28 Apr 2021
Shikhi Bhat with all her mandala paintings (Pictures:  Shikhi  Bhat)
Avantika Kampani

Here's how this 14-year-old's interactive kit will help enhance your toddler's learning capabilities

Avantika Kampani tells Shreesha Ghosh about her venture Day One and how her product Seekh can help in a child's holistic growth and development

Published On:
27 Apr 2021

Exams shouldn't be a topic of discussion right now: Meet 15-year-old Siya Tayal who wrote a letter to PM to #CancelCBSEBoardExams

A student at The Shri Ram School Aravali, 15-year-old Siya Tayal wrote the letter on April 13, a day before the official announcement

Published On:
26 Apr 2021
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Dr Shahwar Kazmi | Pics: Dr Shahwar Kazmi

Meet Dr Shahwar Kazmi, who never let his humble beginnings stop him from achieving his medical dreams

Dr Shahwar Kazmi has volunteered with Doctors Without Borders to help HIV patients with Kala Azar. He also researched with WHO and ICMR and it's far from over

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23 Apr 2021

Vinod Kumar Shukla's latest novel follows the lives of children who try to revive an old forest

The English translation of his collection of short stories, received the Atta Galatta Bangalore Literature Festival Prize in 2019 and the Mathrubhumi Book of the Year Prize in 2020

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23 Apr 2021
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The members of the Cooperative

Reclaiming their roots: The fascinating story behind India’s first transgender-run milk cooperative

Seven months after the Manthithope Transgenders' Milk Producers' Cooperative in Tamil Nadu was inaugurated, we look at how it has helped the community carve out a space that they can call their own

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23 Apr 2021

How one trans woman has resisted the lure of the city and set up a small town catering business that's serving up a storm

How starting and sustaining a business in a small town is a whole different experience for a transgender woman is a story by itself. For Shyamala, it's the story of her life

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23 Apr 2021
Shyamala at work
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This UP businessman is refilling oxygen cylinders for just Re 1. Here's how

Manoj Gupta, a businessman in Hamirpur district is refilling oxygen cylinders at a cost of only Rs 1 for the treatment of Coronavirus positive patients

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23 Apr 2021

Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan: Raja Ravi Varma's art should be as recognisable to children as da Vinci's Mona Lisa

Author Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan talks about her latest book Price with a Paintbrush: The story of Raja Ravi Varma and why she thinks children should know more about the artist

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22 Apr 2021
Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan with her latest book Prince with a Paintbrush: The story of Raja Ravi Varma | Pic: Shobha Tharoor Srinivasan
Priya Sreekumar

From Spotify codes to your fave books, Priya Sreekumar is slowly embroidering change into Kerala's art scene 

Having started it as a hobby, Priya now runs a small business where she embroiders everyday items with unique themes that celebrate the little things in life that are important to all of us

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22 Apr 2021

Life in the Vlogging lane: How Vishakha Fulsunge accelerated through the glass ceiling to become India's first female motovlogger

We chat with Vishakha Fulsunge AKA RiderGirl Vishakha, who is India's first female motovlogger and has over eight lakh YouTube subscribers 

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21 Apr 2021
RiderGirl Vishakha at Spiti Valley in Himachal Pradesh | Pic: Vishakha Fulsunge
Since its revival, Neeta curates the best pieces from around the country

Neeta Vijay Kumar's Stardom Accessories finds and creates the most unique pieces of jewellery

Having set it up as a college student, Stardom Accessories is Neeta Vijay Kumar's dream literally come true. Here's how she figured out how to start something unique of her own

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21 Apr 2021

SNU VC Sriman Bhattacharyya: Institutes set up by corporates have the capability to go further than other institutions

We speak to Sriman Kumar Bhattacharyya, the founding Vice-Chancellor of Shiv Nadar University, Chennai about what he plans for the institution going forward

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21 Apr 2021
Shiv Nadar University Chennai | Pics: SNU
Pic: Hemant Gaba

Here's why everyone should watch Hemant Gaba's National Award-winning docu An Engineered Dream

We spoke to National Award winner Hemant Gaba, who tells us more about his documentary on the Kota coaching classes that won him the honour

Published On:
14 Apr 2021

This 26-year-old from Chennai has worked on all your favourite animated films like Soul and Into the Spider-Verse

Having grown up watching Disney and Pixar films, it was a dream come true for Tarun Lak when he was able to work with some of the best studios. Here's a look through some of his best work yet

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13 Apr 2021
Tarun's series on an Indian childhood
Stanislaus S (Pic: R Rakesh Kumar)

90 Rock! This Chennai man with five master's degrees just got his PhD. He now wants to do an MBA

Stanislaus earned his first master’s degree in 1978, when he was 47. Oftentimes, a lot of his teachers, including his research guide, were considerably younger than him

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12 Apr 2021

From working in a brick kiln to doing a PhD on how Irula kids can study better, this TN man's story is inspiring

A former child labourer and a school dropout, Dhamodharan Muniyan has now completed his PhD thesis on the education levels of children in the Irula tribes

Published On:
07 Apr 2021
Dhamodharan at the Aid India office in Chennai (Pic: Parvathi Benu)
Kavita in front of her home for women which was started during the lockdown (Pic: Special Arrangement)

Meet Kavita Bisht, an acid attack survivor from Uttarakhand who is trying to make the world a better place

Kavita Bisht has seen more tragedies in 31 years than you can think of. But she never stooped. She tells us her story of resilience

Published On:
07 Apr 2021

This 16-year-old serial entrepreneur successfully juggles his studies and his start-ups. Here's more about him

We get talking to Satyam Mehta, a 16-year-old from Noida who already has two start-ups to his name, about his lofty entrepreneurial dreams

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07 Apr 2021
Satyam Mehta
The cisgender heterosexual patriarchal society will also take time to get accustomed to the fact that the third gender has the same rights as them (Pics: EdexLive/Special Arrangement)

Lost in Translation: Why do Indian elections not have enough transgender candidates?

Transgenders need more representation, for that they need empowerment and for that, they need more representation — is it a vicious cycle with no end?

Published On:
04 Apr 2021

Meet Swati Jagdish aka Maya's Amma, an instgrammer who talks about everything from sex education to relationships

Swati Jagdish is a lactation counsellor and a sex educator. In her Instagram page, she creates content with her daughter Maya

Published On:
31 Mar 2021
Swati and Maya