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The group received the Nari Shakthi Puraskar from the President of India for their contribution to Kathakali

The very first all-female Kathakali troupe speaks about how they perfected the artform

The president of the first all-female Kathakali troupe in Kerala opens up about the relevance of the artform and making a place for themselves within it

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Looking for a new book to read or someone to read it with? Vowelor is the answer!

Manik Ghawri, Co-founder of Vowelor, tells Rashmi Patil about the app and how it helps connect readers across India — and why community reading is a great thing for the young Indian soul

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Manik Ghawri and Lalit along with famous personality Jayant Kripalani (Pic:Facebook)
Prof Gregory H Bauer

American companies consider STEM degrees a mark of distinction: Gregory H Bauer, Simon Business School

Prof Gregory H Bauer from Simon Business School tells us more about their STEM-certified business degrees and the opportunities it opens up in the job market for Indian students in particular

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Ever heard of Ganjifa? Meet the people who are bringing this ancient card game back to life

Forget modern-day playing cards. Did you know that India had its own card games even during the rule of the Mughals and famous emperors of Mysuru? MJ Kamalakshi from KCP speaks about Ganjifa art  

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42 minutes ago
Participants involved in making Ganjifa cards during the workshop (Pic: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath)
John believes that the growing disconnect between parents and children can be easily fixed (Pic: John Pradeep JL)

Meet John Pradeep JL, who's giving kids life lessons using the power of theatre

His many workshops, sessions and training programmes are directed at helping children achieve their best potential, and guiding parents to be more than just spectators in their children's lives

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Columbian professor credits Indian writer Amitav Ghosh for planting the idea for his thesis on cyclones

Prof Sobel said that it was in the summer of 2015 that Ghosh wrote an email about possibilities of a cyclone in the indian ocean region, and the possibility of its landfall in the city of Mumbai

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Amitav Ghosh (Pic: Express)
Neena KG

A Class X dropout, this 41-year-old mother of two from Kochi is now a lawyer. This is her incredible story  

Neena K G passed her class X equivalency exam through the Kerala Literacy Mission's continuing education programme. Later, she passed her class XI and XII exams through NIOS

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Meet Malappuram student Safa Febin, who translated Rahul Gandhi's speech and 'won his heart'

A video of Safa translating RaGa's speech had gone viral a few days ago. We talk to the 12th grader

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08 Dec 2019
Safa with Rahul Gandhi
okila Bhattacharya is a 25-year-old feminist from Bhopal

Here's why this young feminist's art lab in Bhopal is questioning societal norms

Kokila Bhattacharya works best with ideas and colours. Here's how her fascination with creating meaningful art began and how it has grown to help her comment on contemporary social issues

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07 Dec 2019

Here's how Paromita Bordoloi's 'Letter from a Stranger' initiative is making people more empathetic, less judgemental

Till date, Paromita's community of letter writers have sent over a hundred letters across the globe. She tells us more about her initiative and why handwritten letters carry an old-world charm

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06 Dec 2019
Till date, Paromita's community of letter writers have sent over a hundred letters across the globe| Pic: Paromita Bordoloi
Scouts and Guides students providing a wheel chair for senior citizen in the election booth (Pics: Express)

These children participated in the byelections in Karnataka. Here's how

The byelections that happened in 15 constituencies in Karnataka will decide the future of the government. BJP has to win at least six seats to prove their majority and save their government

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05 Dec 2019

Meet Aleena MH, the Trivandrum high-schooler who has award-winning Sanskrit elocution

Aleena MH has always had a flair for languages and has proved it at the Revenue District Youth Festival competition with winning the prize for her flawless Sanskrit elocution

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05 Dec 2019
Aleena won first prize for Sanskrit elocution and Arabic recitation
Solar Panels on the rooftop of Government PU college (Pic: Rashmi Patil)

This government college in Bengaluru is using solar energy to teach students about energy conservation

Ratnakar Shetty, the principal of a government PU college in Bengaluru believes in creating awareness about solar energy through practical application

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05 Dec 2019

Ananya Moolmane's Equal Souls project is worth your support in the current times. Here's why

Eighth-grader Ananya Moolemane is working hard to reiterate the fact that every human being should be treated equally and with dignity

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05 Dec 2019
Ananya speaking to students about equality to create awareness (Pic: Ananya Moolemane)
A scene from the documentary Darkness (Pic: Raghav Krishnan)

This 32-year-old's documentary talks about the growing mental health issues among youngsters today

Raghav Krishnan's documentary Darkness deals with mental health illness among youngsters and the societal pressure they face

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05 Dec 2019

This author has combined history, fantasy, treasure hunting and science into one 'wondrous' book!

Apurva Bhuta has recently released his maiden fantasy novel titled, 'The Patriots’ Legacy: Forbidden Treasure,' and you won't believe how it all started out!

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04 Dec 2019
Apurva Bhuta's novel takes its readers on a magical journey across the Seven Wonders of the New World (Pic: Apurva Bhuta)
Tanya Elizabeth Ken

This 16-year-old has developed an app that helps individuals and organisations collaborate for social change

The Baton app, created by Tanya Elizabeth Ken was recently launched by the Department of Social Work at Stella Maris College, Chennai 

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04 Dec 2019

This nineteen-year-old student from Chennai made India proud at the World Bodybuilding Championships

The recently concluded championship in South Korea was Benjamin Jerold's second world championship. Take a look at his many records and his inspiring journey so far

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04 Dec 2019
Benjamin Jerold
Shweta Mukesh and her team of KidsWhoKode (Pic: Shweta Mukesh)

KidsWhoKode is empowering kids through coding that can help build various devices. Here's how

Shweta Mukesh, Founder of KidsWhoKode speaks about what goes into teaching coding and software languages to school kids 

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04 Dec 2019

Meet Adithyan Chandrashekar, the man behind the webseries Malayalis are obsessing about

Adithyan Pradeep Chandrashekar is a scriptwriter, theatre artist, actor and the director of one of the most popular Malayalam web series right now

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03 Dec 2019
Adithyan Pradeep Chandrashekar
Vihang A Naik's work mostly revolves around contemporary ideas

Poems on how to write poems: Why you should read this award-winning poet's latest book

His recent collection, Making a Poem, has been hailed by critics as intuitive, thoughtful and creative pieces that work together as a cohesive collection. Read more to understand his creative process

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03 Dec 2019

Meet Shivangi, the first woman pilot inducted into the Indian Navy

As part of her training, Shivangi has flown Pilatus PC 7 Mk II, Basic Trainer at AFA and completed Dornier Conversion with the Indian Navy in Kochi

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03 Dec 2019
Sub-lieutenant Shivangi (Pic: Express)
The girls wanted to contribute to women's intimate health

This student duo from a Kannur school has made menstrual pads from soybeans and they are just Rs 1.5 a piece

he students created the product after months of research and presenting the product across various institutions for approval

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03 Dec 2019

Here's how Tanvi Mainkar's #1HrChallenge can help you stay away from your gadgets

As a part of #1HrChallenge, she has been conducting various competitions — from bottle flip to KiKi — for people across all the ages in Bengaluru 

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02 Dec 2019
Tanvi Mainkar playing a game called Ali Guli Mane along with the younger kid at her home (Pic: Tanvi Mainkar)
Sunandha Raghunathan believes that her work speaks for itself (Pic: Guduguduppukkari)

Why theatre artiste Sunandha Raghunathan believes that one's craft is the ultimate weapon to fight patriarchy

 An actor, writer and director, Sunandha believes that theatre in India is dominated by male representation that ignores the 'other' and wants to create a culture of feminist expression to counter it

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02 Dec 2019

This Coimbatore-based palm leaf artist uses her work to teach science to young students

Mohana Vani M makes parrots, fishes and much more using palm leaves thus going the eco-friendly way. At the same time, she also tries not to exploit the resources

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02 Dec 2019
Mohana Vani M teaching students to make palm dolls (Pic: U Rakesh Kumar)
Onkar Singh Dhillon (Pic: Meghana Sastry)

This man from Uttarakhand has covered 6,500 km and is walking further to seek ban on EVMs

Onkar Singh Dhillon is fighting against using EVMs during elections and promotes using ballot paper instead

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30 Nov 2019

Education must be free at every Central University: Why Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan supports the JNU students

Given a clean chit in the Gorakhpur hospital death case, Dr Kafeel Khan recently delivered a talk at JNU, supporting the #FeesMustFall movement

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30 Nov 2019
Dr Kafeel Khan (Pictures: Facebook)
Meera Iyer

Want to discover Bengaluru's heritage? Then, carry Meera Iyer's Discovering Bengaluru and go for a walk 

Author Meera Iyer speaks about her book Discovering Bengaluru... and the research that went into writing it

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30 Nov 2019

Here's why you must visit India's first experiential museum, Indian Music Experience in Bengaluru 

Manasi Prasad, Director of  Indian Music Experience and takes you through India's first experiential museum in to understand and experience the music from the times of Vedas to the Modern times

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30 Nov 2019
Instruments Gallery (Pic: IME)
Mubashir TP creates magic with Sal leaves (Pic: Mubashir TP)

This 19-year-old Kannur boy's leaf art is going viral on social media and he's getting orders from beyond the borders too!

Give Payyannur resident Mubashir TP a pen, a blade and a Sal leaf and a picture for reference, and within two hours, he will chalk up a 'leaf portrait' that is unlike anything you have seen before

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29 Nov 2019

This Bengaluru duo has come up with games you can play with your pawed friends

Freya Rehman and Preeti Narayanan make hand-crafted wooden games for dogs but its not all fun and games

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29 Nov 2019
Founders of Happytailz games Freya Rehman and Preeti Narayanan
Anandi with her auto rickshaw

Meet Anandi, who overcame suicidal tendencies to become Erode's only female auto driver 

A typical day for Anandi revolves around jibes and insults from fellow auto drivers, but that does not stop her from doing her trade. She dreams of the day women will be at par with men

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29 Nov 2019

Karnataka PU lecturers threaten to boycott evaluation if demands not fulfilled

The lecturers have placed 21 demands today, including increment in their salaries and gradual deduction of ex-gratia money from their salaries to the government and hope for a positive response

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29 Nov 2019
Lecturers staging a protest (Pic: SR Venkatesh)
Chris Adler at Swarnabhoomi Academy of Music

The Chris Adler interview: Lamb of God slept in parking lots and heated food on our van's engine

Adler was in Chennai as part of a drum clinic series covering India and Nepal. Around 80 musicians were in attendance

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29 Nov 2019

How technologist-cum-eco warrior Debayan Saha is fighting air pollution, one award-winning innovation at a time

The IIT Kharagpur alumnus believes that young people should be motivated to create a social impact through innovation and is all set to mentor future innovators through a collaboration with IIT-M

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28 Nov 2019
Innovating for a better tomorrow is Debayan's motto (Pic: Debayan Saha)
Oviya K

Multitasking, much? This 17-year-old from Tirupur does ten tasks at a time and has won awards for it

Oviya K, has been practising Dasavadhani for the past four years and she's won over 16 awards so far

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28 Nov 2019

Inspired by Bulgaria and Hungary, Bengaluru residents hang sweaters and jackets on trees for the needy

Ahead of the approaching winter, the Rajarajeshwari Nagar Forum members along with Kingdom College students donated 14 sweaters to the poor in a bid to keep them warm

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28 Nov 2019
Srikanth V S of RRF along with college students (Pic: Srikanth V S)
Susheela completed her BEd, after which she worked at a school in Guruvayoor as a teacher until she got married

At 82, Susheela Nair's name can be found in the puzzle section of any Kerala newspaper

The 82-year-old who hasn't missed a single opportunity to participate in every contest, puzzle and quiz over the past twenty years speaks about finding joy in the little things

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27 Nov 2019

Here's how these travel lovers from Kerala made a space to embrace nature

One of the founders of Tentgram speaks about how they capture nature in its rawest form through their travel packages and their focus on finding joy in the most organic ways

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27 Nov 2019
THIS IS MY SPOT: Tentgram  offers a number of cost-friendly and experimental holiday options