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Ultra Sarin: The Adventures of Ultra Sarin is Sarin's first book (Pic: Sarin Patel)

Diaries of Ultra Sarin: How this 10-year-old Bengalurean became a writer and illustrator

Ten-year-old Sarin is not your average schoolkid; he is a published author and illustrator who believes in chasing big dreams because...YOLO. Here we trace his journey from the beginning

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12 hours ago

How India's bodybuilding dreams ride on the ripped shoulders of this Kerala lad  

Did you know that the 2019 WFF Pro Mister Asia Pacific is a Malayali? We talk to Chacko Tharakan, who is gearing up to be the next Mister Universe

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14 hours ago
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Why Mysuru photographer Samanvitha Rao believes that butterflies can teach us about climate change

Engineer-turned-photographer Samanvitha Rao has shot around 200 pictures of butterflies. She tells us why the climate is essential to preserve these creatures and the individual's role in saving them

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15 hours ago

Meet the gay couple that asked the Kerala High Court to legalise gay marriage

Sonu and Nikesh Pushkaran got married at the Guruvayoor temple in July 2018, two months before SC decriminalised Section 377

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28 Jan 2020
Nikesh and Sonu at their home
The 20-year-old Bharathanatyam artist, Riha Giri

Meet Riha Giri, one of the young recipients of the 'Best Performer' Award among many other professionals from Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha in Chennai

Bharathanatyam dancer Riha Giri talks about how she started dancing and now aspires to become a professional in the art form 

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28 Jan 2020

Why Anuja Ghosalkar's Lady Anandi bends storytelling and narrative to explore a woman's role in theatre

The self-styled 'Drama Queen' who gave into her family's tradition of acting speaks about how she decided to use it to understand her role better

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24 Jan 2020
The play itself is about the struggles of being an actor
B Lenin Dani Raj receiving the award

Meet this Coimbatore-based artist who has drawn over 50 species of birds and animals

B Lenin Dani Raj's 'Our tangled love' featuring a pair of Common rose butterfly on a Heliconia species bagged the award. Seven of his artworks were displayed in the Venkatappa Art Gallery, Bengaluru

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23 Jan 2020

This Kolkata teacher started a footpath dispensary for doctors to treat slum kids' ailments. Inspiration much?

The footpath dispensary falls under the aegis of his organisation Feed (food, education and economic development), which began its journey three years ago in parts of Kolkata

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23 Jan 2020
Chandra Sekhar Kundu is the mastermind behind the Footpath Dispensary initiative| Pic: FEED
Kay Roberts in the process of baking

Meet the home baker who introduced the Brazilian Brigadeiro to Chennai

Kay Roberts, the founder of the Chennai-based online baking line Kay's Bakes, talks about how she ended up in the baking business

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22 Jan 2020

Meet this 23-year-old fashion business owner who has made designer wear affordable

Creating a business out of a sheer passion for fashion, Ajmal Akram shares with us his journey of setting up Monsieur Vogue 

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22 Jan 2020
Ajmal Akram is the founder of Monsieur Vogue, designer and a runway model
Sean Solano Paul has developed trash sorter app

This nine-year-old from Bengaluru created an app that can help us segregate our waste. Check it out

Sean Solano Paul's app, Trash Sorter, can turn learning about waste segregation into a fun activity and help you sort your trash correctly. He is currently building the second version of this app

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22 Jan 2020

How The Craftsutra is getting India's young to reconnect with our dying art forms all over again

Nishi Srivastava through her platform The Craftsutra, is teaching people about different and not-so-popular artforms in India. Her workshops are attended by people across all the age-groups

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22 Jan 2020
Nishi Srivastava along with participants when she conducted Lippan Kaam workshop
Sneha Sundaram and Bharath Bevinahally (Pics: Sneha Sundaram)

Tired of Twinkle Twinkle Little Star? Kutuki can help your kids get Indian rhymes

Sneha Sundaram, Founder of Kutuki speaks about their app specially developed for preschool kids and how it helps them develop language and soft skills. The rhymes are available in four languages
 

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22 Jan 2020

Remember the Kerala teacher who rowed her way to a Govt School? This is what she is doing today

The solitary teacher in one of the deepest forests in Kerala speaks about how she manages to row her way to her students — and why she has dedicated her life to the cause

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22 Jan 2020
The school was set up in Kunnathumala in the year 2014
If Azeem was a college student in 2020, he says that would be on the streets, protesting and simultaneously cracking jokes

The Azeem Banatwalla interview: Is there anyone that this comedian hasn't offended through his jokes? 

Comedian Azeem Banatwalla has been offending people with his jokes for over 8 years now. And there's nothing he wouldn't joke about, he confesses

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22 Jan 2020

Can banana leaves replace paper? Ask this 21-year-old from Virudhunagar and be amazed! 

Tenith Adithyaa from Virudhunagar came up with an innovation called the Banana Leaf Technology, which increases the shelf life of banana leaves to almost three years and is completely eco-friendly

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22 Jan 2020
Banana Leaf Technology products
Sachin Rajeev working on a portrait (Pic: Sachin Rajeev)

This Bengaluru pencil artist got even Malayalam actor Tovino to take notice of his work

Sachin Rajeev draws pencil portraits and his artworks are too classy that he has about 10.4k followers in Instagram and has gained the attention of popular actors from Malayalam movie industry

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20 Jan 2020

These board games can entertain you and get you to learn at the same time. Here's how 

Senthil Kumar, founder of MADIEE Board Games talks about how their board games can give interactive educational experience to students as well as working professionals   

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20 Jan 2020
MADIEE Board Games
Author Anand Neelakantan spoke during the session, Epic Success: Telling Our Own Stories

The Anand Neelakantan Interview: Let children pick up morals from our mythology themselves

Popular author Anand Neelakantan to understand his inclination towards mythological characters like Duryodhana and Ravana, and why they are relevant in today’s times

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20 Jan 2020

Why Vedantu's Vamsi Krishna still considers the Great Indian Tuition Teacher his competition

Rashmi Patil speaks with Vamsi Krishna, Co-founder of Vedantu, an online learning platform for students, to find out what it takes to be the first ones to start live interactive classes across India

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20 Jan 2020
Vamsi Krishna spoke during the panel session, Jobs or Careers: Preparing the 21st Century Student
Ajay during a meeting with farmers (Pic: Magasool)

How astrophysicist Ajay Tannirkulam abandoned a lucrative opportunity abroad to help small farmers in Tamil Nadu

The organisation he co-founded, Magasool, procures technological solutions that help improve yield and reduce the use of pesticides and makes them available to farmers in 9 districts of Tamil Nadu

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16 Jan 2020

The Supriya Sule Interview: Even if one student is protesting against CAA, it matters to me

Supriya Sule talks about how student protests against NRC and CAA matters and the hardwork for the people of her constituency that brought her back to power. Her goals to make Maharashtra No 1

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14 Jan 2020
Supriya Sule, MP, Congress Party
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The Thamizhachi Thangapandian Interview: People never come to me with tall demands

The first time MP and writer speaks about how life has changed, foregoing the simple pleasures that she could indulge in before politics happened and what her first time in Parliament has been like

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14 Jan 2020

How this Loyola student went from popping balloons on the beach to becoming an award-winning shooter

Jeswin Joseph from Loyola College accidentally discovered his talent for target shooting during an evening out with his family. Now he is an award-winning marksman

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14 Jan 2020
Jeswin Joseph with Tamil Nadu Chief Minister

Never thought I could withstand this: How joining the NCC turned this MOP student's life around

Rakshana joined the NCC to lose weight but soon became the best cadet in India and won an award from the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi. This is her story

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14 Jan 2020

How much space is too much: Dr Vijay Nagaswami busts myths about millennial relationships 

We speak to psychotherapist and popular couples counsellor Dr Vijay Nagaswami about personal space, how to make relationships work in the world today and much more

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14 Jan 2020
Dr Vijay Nagaswami speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave| Pic: Jawahar P
Aishwarya Manivannan

Need to define how we look at design: Aishwarya Manivannan and the art within

Artist and educator Aishwarya Manivannan talkss about her journey in teaching art and practicing Silambam

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14 Jan 2020

Textbooks make it dreary: Author Anuja Chandramouli explains how History can also be fascinating

Anuja Chandramouli tells us how History as a subject can be taught in an interesting manner and why people should indulge a lot more in it

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14 Jan 2020
Anuja Chandramouli speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave| Pic: Satish Babu
Jothimani spoke on a panel with Madhu Kishwer and MG Devasahayam, former IAS officer

NRC will only happen in TN over my dead body: Karur MP Jothimani on why she will not register   

The Karur MP has said that she personally will not register and will till her last breathe ensure that the people of her constituency and Tamil Nadu will not have to register for it either  

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14 Jan 2020

The planet doesn’t need saving, we are saving ourselves from extinction: Ricky Kej on climate change

Grammy Award-winning musician Ricky Kej spoke to us about the climate crisis that is looming on us and what we as citizens should do to prevent it

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14 Jan 2020
Ricky Kej speaking at the ThinkEdu Conclave| Pic: Jawahar P
Sandya Rani K was part of the session,Education Innovations: Making Government Schools Work (Pic: P Jawahar)

Delhi government's budget allocation for education is an example for everyone to follow: Sandhya Rani K

Sandhya Rani K, Former Commissioner for School Education of Andra Pradesh speaks  about her contributions to the education department and how it can be improved

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14 Jan 2020

Over 2 lakh responses to NEP, but none significant enough to rattle it: Dr K Kasturirangan

The Chairman of the NEP Drafting Committee talks about how protests aside, the policy was acceptable enough to raise the bar in Indian education

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14 Jan 2020
Dr K Kasturirangan at ThinkEdu
Kaushal Bodwal

Meet Kaushal Bodwal, a queer DSE student who was trolled on social media for his looks at anti-CAA rally

Kaushal's photograph from an anti-CAA protest was tweeted by Hindutva idealogue Shefali Vaidya and DU Professor Balaram Pani

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13 Jan 2020

Meet this 22-year-old differently-abled woman from Pollachi who just won local body election

Saranya Kumari K won by a margin of 37 votes at Aathu Pollachi panchayat polls. Saranya is differently-abled and is a first year MA Tamil Literature student at Government Arts College, Udumalpet

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07 Jan 2020
Saranya Kumari K won by a margin of 37 votes in Aathu Pollachi panchayat polls (Pic: A Raja Chidambaram)
Jignesg Mevani in Kochi (Pic: A Sanesh)

The Jignesh Mevani interview: People are on the streets because of the Jamia students

Dalit leader and Vadgam MLA Jignesh Mevani talks to  about student uprising and the anti-NRC-CAA protests in the country

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05 Jan 2020

Meet Veidehi Gite from Mumbai, who quit her job at the world's largest ad firm to solo travel the world

Veidehi Gite quit her job as Head of Communications at WPP in 2015 and now she is an award-winning luxury travel blogger.

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02 Jan 2020
Veidehi Gite in Sigiriya
Dr Samir Kapur, Author of When India Votes: The Dynamics of Successful Election Campaigning (Pic: Adfactors PR)

This PR honcho's debut book will give you an improved understanding of the way elections work in India

Dr Samir Kapur's When India Votes: The Dynamics of Successful Election Campaigning will examine what redefines electioneering in India

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01 Jan 2020

This 21-year-old boxer from Coimbatore is packing a punch. Literally! 

Smitha RS is a Coimbatore-based budding boxer who got introduced to the sport, randomly a year ago. The pain, consistent practice and her dedication helped her win several competitions in style

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01 Jan 2020
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Balaji Suresh during his visit to Tawang inArunachal Pradesh

Meet this Coimbatore engineer turned farmer who travels the country when he's not farming 

A 28-year-old farmer, Balaji Suresh spends a dedicated four months working hard on his farm at Coimbatore and then, kicks back the rest of the year, exploring new places on his trusty Himalayan

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01 Jan 2020

This 24-year-old mural artist is trying to revive ancient artforms through her workshops  

Mural artist K Megha Menon discusses the need to revive Indian art and culture through ancient artforms like mural painting, madhubani and kalamkari and how her workshops plays an important role

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01 Jan 2020
During Megha's madhubani workshop