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Students learning science while having fun at the science park (pictures: Deenabandhu Trust)

This Karnataka group has taken experiential Science to kids from over 200 govt schools. This is their story

This group has worked with over 2000 government schools in Karnataka to get their children and teachers to fall in love with Science.  We try to understand why they're hard to beat  

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21 Jul 2021

This govt teacher in rural Karnataka set up a garden in school that her students have been watering during the pandemic

Shashikala G R, an assistant teacher at a government school speaks about the importance of developing a farm at her school and helping students develop a value system

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21 Jul 2021
Children involved in cultivation of crops at Hunsur (Pictures: Shashikala G R)
Rehaan Rasheed, national winner of Red Bull Rubik's Cube World Cup (Pictures: Red Bull))

This Bengaluru student is the best Rubik's cube solver in the country. Check out his moves

Rehaan Rasheed tells us about the number of hours he practiced with the Rubik's Cube to qualify for the final round of of the Rubik's Cube World Cup and the new national record he has achieved

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12 Jul 2021

Why this quiz game, developed with art from kids in Chennai's Kannagi Nagar, can help children beat COVID stigma

InkLink Charitable Trust worked with children of Kannagi Nagar to develop Go Stigma Go, a quiz game to allay fear, anxiety amid COVID. We find out more

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07 Jul 2021
Pic: InkLink Charitable Trust
Dilip Kumar | Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Cinema legend Dilip Kumar dies at 98, tributes pour in from across Bollywood 

Legendary actor Dilip Kumar passed away due to prolonged illness, aged 98. He is survived by his wife Saira Banu

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07 Jul 2021

Aditi Gera's Empowerette is mentoring young girls to help them make independent decisions about their lives

Through Empowerette, Aditi Gera wants to provide one-on-one mentorship to young girls to empower them to make independent decisions in life. She recently won The Diana Award for her work

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07 Jul 2021
Empowerette team communicating with young girls (Pictures: Aditi Gera)
Surekha involved in showing experiments to children (Picture: Ministry of Education website))

Meet Kalaburagi's most 'practical' science teacher, Bandarwad Govt High School's Surekha Jagannath

Surekha Jagannath, a science teacher at a government school in Kalaburagi, is all about taking her students out of the classroom and into the practical zone. We decode this teacher's journey

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07 Jul 2021

The Family Fix: Are children growing apart from their parents despite all the time together during the pandemic?

Being human beings, each one of us looks for some sort of stability in life. The pandemic has brought uncertainty and instability with it

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06 Jul 2021
What's the way out? (Pic: EdexLive)
Pic: Edex Live

Important to blend skilling and education in schools: NSDC COO Ved Mani Tiwari on significance of vocational education

We spoke to the NSDC COO Ved Mani Tiwari on the need for vocational education at an early age, how it aligns with the National Educational Policy (NEP) 2020 and more

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05 Jul 2021

Author Khyrunnisa is out with her latest book and if you are a dog lover, you'll love it

We spoke with children's writer Khyrunnisa A about her latest book 'Baby and Dubdub' and her journey as a writer

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05 Jul 2021
Khyrunnisa A (Pic: Sourced)
C S Satheesh, a teacher who constructed a makeshift room on tree top (Picture: C S Satheesh)

This teacher in a remote village in Kodagu district has build a makeshift room on a treetop to catch network for online classes 

Satheesh has also brought a mobile stand and a focus light so that the visibility at the other end for students is good. He has installed three black boards so that he can stand in any direction 

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03 Jul 2021

OPS condemns DMK government trying to close down Dr J Jayalalithaa University 

A Government Order was also issued stating colleges located in Villupuram, Kallakuruchi and Cuddalore to be affiliated to Dr.J. Jayalalithaa University

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03 Jul 2021
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Representative Image | Pic: Flickr

Study finds that it is common for cats and dogs to catch COVID-19 from their owners

In the yet-to-be published study, researchers at Utrecht University in the Netherlands studied pet dogs and cats of people who had tested positive for COVID-19

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01 Jul 2021

Meet Akarsh Shroff, a BITS Pilani student whose NGO in Bengaluru helped thousands of rural students access education

We speak to Diana Award winner Akarsh Shroff about his NGO and how they have managed to keep thousands of kids connected to education during the pandemic

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01 Jul 2021
Akarsh Shroff, Co-founder of S.P.A.R.K , an NGO in Bengaluru
Shivani along with her mother Deepti and father Pruthvi (Pictures: Shivani Pruthvi)

Speed with a scalpel: How Shivani Pruthvi surgically dissected motorsports across India

Shivani Pruthvi, who just finished her MBBS degree, is really setting the racetrack on fire. What's pretty cool is how she has her (also a doctor) mom as her navigator during the rallies she drives in

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30 Jun 2021

This education and rehab centre in rural Coorg is giving special needs kids the TLC and life skills they need

Arathy Somaiah, Director of Swastha Center for Special Education and Rehabilitation speaks about their way of educating and training children with special needs in the rural areas of Coorg   

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30 Jun 2021
Arathy Somaiah, Director of the centre along with the students at Swastha Center for Special Education and Rehabilitation (Pictures: The Coorg Foundation)
Rishabh Prashobh presenting his ideas about fixing aerator in taps (Picture: Twitter)

This Bengaluru student believes he has the answer to solving India's water crisis. This is what it is

Rishabh Prashobh speaks to us about why he's batting for the humble aerator as a way to solve our impending water scarcity. He has fixed hundreds of aerators in apartment complexes and hotels

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30 Jun 2021

This entrepreneur is trying to get your kids to kick their tech addiction, especially after COVID, through LitJoys

LitJoys offers interactive storybooks, games, and experience-based learning activities that have a hands-on approach where the child, as well as parents, are involved

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28 Jun 2021
The City of Stars book | Pics: Ekta Ohri
Henil Mistry, artist and an engineer (PicturesL Instagram)

Love to caricature? This artist's Instagram page has some fun and modern caricatures, and he's got some tips for you too

What is it about caricatures that make them so cool? Engineer cum artist Henil Mistry speaks about his unique style of making caricatures and how he has turned it into a business

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23 Jun 2021

The story behind Storipur: How Priya Muthukumar is saving the world one story at a time

Priya Muthukumar of Storipur speaks about the importance of educating children on environment and sustainability. She has been doing it for many years through storytelling 

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23 Jun 2021
Priya Muthukumar (Picture: Facebook)
Aadhav Sugumar | Pics: Indu Sugumar

How Aadhav Sugumar climbed and hooped (yes, hula hooped) his way into the Guinness World Records

Aadhav Sugumar can climb 50 steps while hula hooping and he does it in just 18.28 seconds. We realise it's no easy feat and find out how he does it. This is his hoopy story

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23 Jun 2021

This artist documented his quarantine during COVID through a series on Instagram. This is why it's hauntingly real

Bala Govind Kumar is a Chennai-based artist and art director who got infected on April 26 and decided to 'draw himself' out of isolation

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23 Jun 2021
Bala Govind Kumar | Pics: Bala Govind Kumar
Shreshta Hemachandra from Mysuru is only 11-years-old and she can perform some of the complex asanas  (Pictures: Kushi H)

Yoga Day: This 11-year-old was inspired by her sister to learn yoga. Today, she has well and truly mastered it 

Yoga wiz Shreshta Hemachandra speaks about her journey into Yoga and why she believes that yoga competitions should be held offline and not online

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21 Jun 2021

Yoga Day: How yoga helped this 15-year-old from Bengaluru concentrate on his academics and become a better person

Just 15 years old and Yashwanth A is already a State Award winner and a pro at over 5,000 asanas. We find out more

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21 Jun 2021
Pics: Yashwanth A
Pics: Harsha Nivetha

Yoga Day: Meet child yoga prodigy Harsha Nivetha who is all set to talk about the importance of yoga on Nickelodeon on June 21

This International Yoga Day, we spoke to yoga prodigy Harsha Nivetha who had broken the Guinness World Record for holding the Utthita Padmasana for 174 minutes in December 2017

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21 Jun 2021

This student from Bengaluru started a student network to feed, fundraise and save lives during the pandemic

In our Daily Positivity series, we speak to Anvi Mittal about her organisation Ration Square that is working towards feeding the hungry and treating COVID-19 patients during this pandemic

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18 Jun 2021
Anvi Mittal, Founder, Ration Square (Picture: Edexlive)
Dr S Satyapal, Director, Indian Institute of HAM

Meet the Bengaluru 'radio man' who's teaching thousands of students about ham radio, Morse code 

Thought that radio comms were obsolete in the age of the smartphone? Well, next time there's a disaster, you should know who may just end up saving lives

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16 Jun 2021

Students' spirit in overcoming challenges is a resounding social message: GiveIndia's CEO on campaigns during COVID

We spoke to GiveIndia Founder and CEO Atul Satija to find out how these partnerships work, how they are raising funds and a lot more

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14 Jun 2021
Atul Satija | Pic: GiveIndia
Pic: Harshveer Jain

Harshveer Jain is no artist, but his comic strip on Insta will call out to you

If you haven't already checked out Harshveer Jain's Instagram page @storysellercomics, then you are already missing out on a lot. Here's why

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14 Jun 2021

Want COVID resources on WhatsApp? This student-run platform volunteers.covihelp will come to your rescue

The team accepts any kind of request for COVID-19 resources like oxygen cylinders, medicines, hospital beds

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12 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Pic: Edex Live

Go Corona Go: Check out this game by a Class 10 student where you use safety protocols to defeat COVID

The game has three levels in which the gamer has to jump over hurdles, including the virus itself, to get to win each level

Published On:
11 Jun 2021

How Varun Agarwal and his mom honoured his brother's legacy by raising Rs 50 lakh to help COVID patients get private care

In Daily Positivity today, we write about a mother and son duo who have been raising funds for people in the need of COVID-19 treatment and beds in the memory of elder son who passed away due to COVID

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10 Jun 2021
Varun Agarwal, Founder of Mayank Agarwal Memorial Fund (Picture: Edexlive)
Gagan mahal being restored in Anegundi in Koppal District (Pictures: Deccan Heritage Foundation)

This NGO is giving Deccan history and architecture the TLC and educational spread that it deserves

DHF has published 13 different guidebooks that can really tell you loads about historical places. These books can help tourists visiting the historical monuments

Published On:
09 Jun 2021

Paiadaka Lyngdoh is ensuring empty beer bottles don't end up in the trash, by turning them into quirky, fun pieces of art  

 Paiadaka Lyngdoh has painted 300 beer bottles in more than a year. She calls her paintings abstract as she paints them however she wants

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09 Jun 2021
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Joel Peter Varghese, Co-founder, Argumentor Podcast

Tune into the Argumentor podcast to listen to these law students discuss India's socio-political landscape 

Law student Joel Peter Varghese started the Argumentor podcast along with his classmates where they discuss the current social and political issues in India

Published On:
09 Jun 2021

This 11-year-old built a robot to send food, meds to his COVID positive sister, sans contact

Saksham's quarantine helper can carry food and medicines from the caregiver to the patient's room without human intervention. He tells us how

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03 Jun 2021
Pic: Edex Live
Pics: Pearl Academy

Why you should check out these sci-fi-inspired 'humalien' creatures and their futuristic jewellery made by Pearl Academy students

The project has been inspired by fantasy beings, aliens, sci-fi and extra-terrestrial accessories that can be both alluring and intriguing

Published On:
02 Jun 2021

Why can't teachers like me teach in government schools? The question that led Jyoti Thyagarajan to start Meghshala 

What does it mean for kids in gov't schools to get quality education? Rashmi Patil speaks to Jyoti Thyagarajan, Founder of Meghshala, a nonprofit organisation that's helping gov't school teachers enha

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02 Jun 2021
Children and teacher learning on Meghshala app (Pictures: Meghshala)
Vidya Shankar | Pics: Vidya Shankar

Setting the record straight: How Vidya Shankar has harnessed the power of education to iron out juvenile delinquency

Vidya Shankar, Founder of Relief Foundation, has been doing a lot for kids — from rehabilitating juvenile delinquents to propagating early childhood education

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02 Jun 2021

How an NGO leveraged the power of education to turn the urban migration trend on its head in this arid Karnataka district

Kalike, an NGO has dedicated the larger part of the last decade to Karnataka's Yadgir. They have roped in institiuions, science and leverage the power of learning to keep the young connected

Published On:
02 Jun 2021
A teacher teaching kids to read and write Kannada comprehensively (Pictures: Kalike)