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One of his works in this series is the consequence of the attack in Pulwama in December 15, 2018 (pic: Pariplab Chakraborty)

Why Pariplab Chakraborty's paintings of Kashmiri women could stop you from calling them terrorists ​

Pariplab Chakraborty, who calls himself a radical feminist hopes to change the narrative on the people living in the conflicted areas in the country  

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Meet the youngsters who are helping Kashmiri students stay safe from Pulwama revenge attacks

After multiple incidents of mob violence against Kashmiri students, these people from Delhi have opened the doors of their houses to help the former

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17 Feb 2019
Kashmiris all over the country are attacked by violent mobs (pic: Facebook)
Fatima Nafis has been fighting for justice for almost two and a half years now (pic:EdexLive)

'I feel happy to hear the whole country call me Ammi, just the way my Najeeb did'

Fatima Nafis has been fighting to find her son Najeeb Ahmed, who disappeared from JNU more than two years back. She shares her journey with us

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12 Feb 2019

Here's how you can help this TISS scholar release her film BR Ambedkar Now and Then  

The TISS student has requested for 20 lakh rupees so she can finish the film she's writing on Ambedkar and she's crowdfunding to get to that mark

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08 Feb 2019
The campaign will end in 40 days
Rekha began venturing out into the sea in order to support her family

How Rekha Karthikeyan, the first licensed fisherwoman in the country traverses the roughest oceans and circumstances

Rekha Karthikeyan opens up about fighting for acceptance and survival even after the widespread recognition that she received

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06 Feb 2019

WaW this way: Meet MCC's new band on the block, Waffles and Warfare

With a name like Waffles and Warfare, all of us can't help but wonder what kind of music this band has up their sleeve

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06 Feb 2019
Waffles and Warfare, a name that decribes the kind of music this Chennai-based band performs
Mohammed Suhail Chinya Salimpasha was awarded  Pradhan Mantri Rashtriya Bal Puraskar by President Ramnath Kovind (Pic: Md Suhail CS)

Meet Md Suhail, who has invented a way to find protein deficiency in kids using paper strips

Detecting lack of dietary protein with a piece of paper? Yes, that’s what 17-year-old Mohammed Suhail Chinya Salimpasha has made possible. We talk to him to know how he came up with this

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06 Feb 2019

How Bengaluru singer Vihan Damaris composed the patriotic track Love India

Vihan Damaris, a solo singer based in Bengaluru, talks about how music influenced her life and how she wants to use it as a tool to influence others to bring about a change in this chaotic world

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06 Feb 2019
Vihan has written over a 100 original songs and she performs at different gigs in Bengaluru
S Sai Teja, 22, from Jagtial is a self taught innovator who learnt all about electronics by reading books on the internet (Pic: TNIE)

This Hyderabad lad has invented a device that will prevent the car from starting if a driver is drunk

A diploma course dropout from Telangana has come up with a device that can prevent a vehicle from starting if the blood alcohol content of the driver is above 30 ml

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06 Feb 2019

This artist from Bengaluru is painting on old documents to bring them back to life

Bakula has always been interested in history and loved collecting old letters, receipts and anything that spoke of a different time

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05 Feb 2019
Bakula found a bunch of love letters her parents had exchanged when they had to live apart (Pic: Bakula Nayak)
They love to rock and roll

The Oddsox effect: This band from MCC will blow your socks off

Oddsox, is a band from Madras Christian College that has been blowing up the indie music scene with their funky alternative rock music. Find out more about they came up with their rather strange name

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04 Feb 2019

Movies on his mind: Why we need to watch out for Srinath Ranganathan

Srinath Ranganathan talks about his passion for filmmaking and how he started off at a very early age. He further talks his future plans for his YouTube channel

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30 Jan 2019
Srinath started making films in grade 5
Madhumitha K P represented India in this year's Young Chef Olympiad (Pic: Madhumith K P)

Meet Madhumitha K P, the young chef who's putting India's best cooking out there

Bengaluru's Madhumitha K P represented India in this year's Young Chef Olympiad. We talk to her to find out what went behind the scenes in preparing for this prestigious competition 

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30 Jan 2019

From Edison's Phonograph to the oldest telephones in the world, why you need to check out this exhibition at VITM

VITM in Bengaluru will be holding an exhibition to display some of the oldest devices that were invented by scientists and used by people. We talk to the director to find out more   

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30 Jan 2019
People observing some of the machinery used to build the first aeroplane (Pic: Pushkar V)
Ann and Abinaya call themselves 'Two Broke Girls'

These Loyola students' Instagram page helps others find budget eating options in Chennai

Broke and looking for a good place to eat out in Chennai? Then you definitely have to check out this Instagram handle

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30 Jan 2019

We need a culture of research, financial support won't do: Biz guru Vijay Govindarajan on #HikeResearchFellowship

Dr Vijay Govindarajan is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business. We spoke to him about reverse innovation, #HikeResearchFellowship and more

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30 Jan 2019
VG was present at the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai recently for a distinguished thought leadership series (Pic: Great Lakes)
Government Tamil Higher Primary School in Bengaluru's Cox town is brand new (Pic: Rashmi Patil)

This 106-year-old Tamil Medium School in Bengaluru was saved from closure. This is how

Two private companies and the Government of Karnataka renovated this 106-year-old Government Tamil School recently. The former headmistress of this school tell us why these upgrades are very important

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29 Jan 2019

Here's how Bengaluru-based Sneha Care Home is trying to bring positivity into the lives HIV positive kids  

Sneha Care Home has been working to help HIV positive children better their lives. We talk to the Director of the institute to find out more 

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29 Jan 2019
Kids at the Sneha Care Home in Bengaluru along with the the staff members (Pic: Sneha Care Home)
The Yemen conflict has killed some 10,000 people since the Saudi-led military intervention in March 2015

Al-Nawras school in war-torn Yemen helps their students find solace in music

The three-storey Al-Nawras school was hit in 2015-2016, right after Saudi Arabia and its allies joined the government's fight against the Huthis.

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27 Jan 2019

This Bengaluru student's three-wheeled solar vehicle needs to be recharged only once every 15 days

We talk to Byre Gowda, a mechanical engineer who built a three-wheeled vehicle that works on solar energy for his college project

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25 Jan 2019
Byre Gowda G built three wheeled solar electric vehicle for his college project (Pic:Byre Gowda G)
Anurag, 34, is a Chartered Accountant and an IIM Ahmedabad graduate (2014-15). [Pic: Anurag Singal]

Anurag Singal's YouTube channel will help you make an informed decision in choosing a career. Here's how

Anurag Singal's YouTube channel also features a playlist on reflections about life where he shares his experiences on simple aspects like corporate politics, how to be happier, and more

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24 Jan 2019

How Hariom Jindal is teaching democracy to slum children in Ludhiana

Hariom Jindal's book is trying to ensure that education mandates the proper delivery of every single right enshrined in the Constitution of India

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23 Jan 2019
Jindal’s journey from a businessman in the international transport industry, who quit his business to go on to do something for the underprivileged children (Pic: Hariom Jindal)
The 35-year-old artist says that he gathered all his confidence from painting and that had an effect in other aspects of his life as well (Pic: Vilas Nayak)

Blink and your portrait is ready: Asia's first speed painter Vilas Nayak can paint on stage in just 3 minutes

Vilas worked in Bengaluru for about six years as a human resource officer before quitting his lucrative but mundane corporate job in 2011 to pursue his passion for art

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22 Jan 2019

How this American writer's attempt to debunk myths about Aurangzeb got her rape threats

A faculty at Rutgers University, New Jersey, Audrey Truschke wrote the biography of one of the most hated rulers in Indian history, a year back

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22 Jan 2019
Truschke teaches outh Asian history (pic: Twitter/ Audrey Truschke)
Antony was one of the 12 contestants to participate in the 9th season of The Great British Bake Off

Colour, spice and drama is always my style with baking: Antony Amourdoux, Pondicherry-based banker-turned-baker

The Great British Bake Off contestant speaks about mixing a bit of his own identity into his delicious desserts and how life has changed following the show

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19 Jan 2019

CAT topper from Bengaluru Mithali Seth shares the 5 most important exam prep tips to crack the MBA entrance

We talk to CAT topper Mitali Seth her to find out her methods of preparation for CAT and the tips for future candidates

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18 Jan 2019
Mitali Seth is one of the CAT Exam topper 2018. She is in final year engineering at MS  (Pic: Mitali Seth)
Arjun defeated America’s Aksel Moe at the finals of the US Kids Junior World Golf Championship

14-year-old Arjun Bhati tells us what it takes to win a golf world championship

Initially, Arjun didn't really receive a lot of support from his family. It was only after a few consecutive wins that they realised his potential and future in the sport

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18 Jan 2019

A scholar made of stardust: Why we must never forget Rohith Vemula

On the third death anniversary of Rohith Vemula, we speak to his friends from the Ambedkar Students Association on how things have changed and what they remember of him

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17 Jan 2019
January 17, 2019 marks the third death anniversary of PhD student, Rohith Vemula
Sanah Sharma and her Planar Flux technique doing wonders around the workd

How Chennai's Sanah Sharma is bringing hardcore Science concepts into her fashion line

Sanah Sharma is bringing zero-wastage in fabric consumption with her Planar Flux technique, which has also been adopted in fashion design institutes abroad

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16 Jan 2019

This planetarium in Bengaluru has been inspiring students to become astronauts since 1989

We talk to the Director of Jawaharlal Nehru Planetarium in Bengaluru to find out what sets them apart from other planetariums

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16 Jan 2019
A huge globe that attracts attention from kids to adults (Pic: Rashmi Patil)
Mihir Shah, co-founder and CEO of UE LifeSciences  (Pic: Mihir Shah)

This device helps women in the painless and early detection of breast cancer. Here's how

iBreastExam is a non-invasive device that can screen women for breast cancer without causing any pain. We talk to the Founder and CEO of the company that invented it

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14 Jan 2019

How QtPi has been helping school kids to make Artificial Intelligence-powered physical devices

QtPi Robotics has developed DIY kits to help children explore their creativity and design products from their imagination

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12 Jan 2019
QtPi launched an entry-level robotics kit called V2.0 at Bengaluru Tech Summit 2018 (Pic: QtPi)
Bindu Thankam Kalyani is a teacher and a Dalit activist (pic: Facebook/ Bindu Thankam Kalyani)

Hope for Bindu Thankam: Mumbai doc's mass mail campaign spurs Kerala CM to order action 

Earlier this week, Bindu Thankam Kalyani's daughter was denied admission in a private school in Anaikatti

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11 Jan 2019

This NGO is helping tribal kids from MP, Odisha, and Karnataka to become sports icons. Here's how

Plenty of tribal and underprivileged kids often lack the coaching to make it to the big stage. But this organisation of youngsters is firmly trying to ensure they get great coaching and make it count

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11 Jan 2019
Children running faster during one of the leagues conducted by Bridges of Sports (Pic : Bridges of Sports)
Chanchu buys silver bars and gets them rolled in Ahmedabad

Kerala's first ever female silversmith Chanchu George talks about the journey behind mastering the art

Kerala's first female silversmith, Chanchu George, talks about the art and the process behind creating each piece of jewellery

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11 Jan 2019

B'luru's Dhaatu International Puppet Festival is trying to revive the ancient form of storytelling and entertainment

Puppeteers from around the world were at the Dhaatu International Puppet Festival in Bengaluru recently. We speak to a few of them about reviving the artform

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11 Jan 2019
Every year, the artists are invited for the puppet festival under various categories like new-comers, remote area artists and traditional artists (Pic: Rashmi)
For her performance in Rio Olympics 2016, the Government of India conferred upon her the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award in August 2016 (pic: PTI)

India's small wonder: All you should know about Dipa Karmakar's biography

The book hit the stands a few weeks back and the gymnast gets candid with us about how her coach suggested the idea to her two years ago and what went into writing it 

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10 Jan 2019

Dance should be available to everyone who has a passion for the art: Dimitri Chamblas, Dean of Dance at CalArts

French choreographer Dimitri Chamblas, Dean of Dance at CalArts, visited India to motivate students who are willing to chuck the stereotypical career choices and take up an unconventional path

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09 Jan 2019
French choreographer Dimitri Chamblas joined the Paris Opera’s celebrated dance school at the age of ten (Pic: Commonwiser PR)
Image for representational purpose (pic:newindianexpress.com)

The smartphone effect: Here's how your mobile is controlling your life

Studies have revealed that productivity in organisations had increased significantly when employees had lunch and breaks together, rather than solitarily, by themselves

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08 Jan 2019

This twelfth grader from Chennai is training government school students in Karate, to defend themselves

Prithvi Chabria is currently studying in The International School Bangalore. All the lessons are offered for free

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07 Jan 2019
The organisation's motto is Development through defence