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Posterised paintings by Swaroop and Taniya (Pic: Instagram)

These twin sisters from Nagpur are making some beautiful posterised paintings. Check them out NOW!

From conducting live classes for beginners to starting their own Instagram page lets__st_art, these sisters are creating some of the best  posterised paintings out there

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21 Sep 2020

Here's how Mantra4Change is training school teachers and transforming kids' lives

Khusboo Awasthi, Co-founder of Mantra4Change, speaks about their programmes that support both government and budget private schools reach out and educate kids better

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13 Sep 2020
Teachers involved in the activities conducted by Mantra during their training programme
Harry D Cruz

This 22-year-old beatboxer can produce the fine sound of the saxophone using his voice!

Harry D Cruz, a beatboxing artist from Bengaluru speaks about his beatboxing journey and how he mimics a saxophone so darn well. Check it out!

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13 Sep 2020

Sketch. Laugh. Think. Repeat: Inside the seriously awesome sketches of Nikkita M

If you love cartoons and paintings, then you will definitely love Nikkita M's artwork. She is an illustrator and a former student of famous cartoonist Rahnu. Check out her work right awaySketch

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13 Sep 2020
Nikkita's sketch note
Anamika is expected to graduate with a postgraduate degree in 2022

Notes from a global citizen: Why Anamika Madhuraj is an inspiration for Indian students

Anamika Madhuraj is among 12,000 young people from around the world who have been chosen for UNESCO's Global Citizenship initiative. We talk to her about her major goals
 

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13 Sep 2020

Dr Anil K Sood: Why investing in education and healthcare is vital to making Bharat truly Aatmanirbhar

While the government has been propagating the Aatmanirbhar Bharat campaign, they have also invited foreign players to set up base in India and this makes things confusing, said Dr Anil K Sood

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11 Sep 2020
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Lakshyam helps kids from slum across 17 states including Delhi, Uttarakhand and Madhya Pradesh build a good life (Pic: Lakshyam)

Rashi Anand's Lakshyam is striving to teach street children life skills for a respectable life. Here's how

Rashi had always wanted to work with street children. She has not only helped the marginalised during the lockdown but also found a way to keep the NGO from shutting down

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11 Sep 2020

How India's fastest human calculator wants to introduce 'Vision Math' to eradicate math phobia among students

After winning gold a the Mental Calculation World Championships, Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash is on a mission to change the way mathematics is taught

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11 Sep 2020
Neelakantha Bhanu Prakash
Every time there has been a crisis, the number of trafficked children have erupted and this pandemic might not paint a different picture (Pic: Express)

Trafficking Jam: Why India's human trafficking problem has skyrocketed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Every time there has been a crisis, the number of trafficked children have erupted and this pandemic might not paint a different picture but are we equipped enough to handle it?

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07 Sep 2020

Here's how the Gubbachi Learning Community is empowering kids of migrant workers in Bengaluru

Transforming the life of migrant labourers' children is the only motto of Gubbachi Learning Community and that is what they have been doing in Bengaluru for more than five years 

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06 Sep 2020
A boy learning to arrange Kannada letters (Pics: Gubbachi Learning Community)
Ayush Gharat

This Bengaluru boy's mobile application can detect malnutrition in children aged five and below

Ayush Gharat has been working to help Asha workers deal with malnutrition issues in children and helping the frontline health workers to deal with stress and depression during this pandemic 

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06 Sep 2020

This two years fellowship by i-Saksham is changing the face of education for children in Bihar

Divya Sharma of i-Saksham tell us more about their fellowship programme meant to train youngsters who in turn teach other kids. This has helped them change the face of education in Bihar

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06 Sep 2020
Children getting a dose of learning
Founders of Niki, an online platform

This app built by IIT Kharagpur alumni can help you make digital transactions in your language

Sachin Jaiswal, Co-founder of the Niki app speaks about the story behind developing the app that was initially funded by Ronnie Screwvala and Ratan Tata

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06 Sep 2020

BIT Principal Dr Aswath M U: This lockdown helped improve the teacher-student relationship

In a conversation with Edex, Dr Aswath M U,  Principal of  Bangalore Institute of Technology talks about how their teachers helped students deal with stress during this pandemic

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06 Sep 2020
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Teachers' Day 2020

A WhatsApp Teachers’ Day: How Government School teachers across Tamil Nadu are coping with not seeing their students

These teachers have to hear that their students are finding it hard to even get three proper meals a day and so how are they supposed to go with their online classes, as if everything were fine?

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05 Sep 2020

Gifting made glam: Inside the super-personal gifting enterprise built by Surbhi Gupta 

Gifts are always fun to get but they are the best when they are thoughtful and from the heart. Surbhi Gupta of Kalakar Gift Studio tells us why she encourages thoughtful gifting 

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30 Aug 2020
Personalised and themed gifts by Surbhi Gupta
Iconscout team along with Dalpat

Are you scouting for that perfect icon? Iconscout is where you need to head

Engineer-turned-entrepreneur Dalpat Prajapati tells us why he started Iconscout - an online platform that  serves as a library and provides a variety of illustrations, icons and quality photographs 

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30 Aug 2020

Meet the 94-year-old who went from fighting with Netaji to working as India's oldest, coolest tour guide!

When she retired at 92, Rama Khandwala was touted as the oldest tour guide in India. We trace her journey from a young girl in Rangoon to a nonagenarian in Mumbai 

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26 Aug 2020
Rama Khandwala (Photos: Bina Cline)
Sai Sethu (Pics: Sai Sethu)

Gone in 99 seconds: How Sai Sethu tells you unheard stories from across India in under two minutes

Sai Sethu has been travelling across the country and telling stories of ordinary people in his 99-second videos on Instagram and Facebook. This is why people love these videos

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23 Aug 2020

How the Buguri Community Library is helping kids from disadvantaged backgrounds read during the lockdown

A library for kids during the lockdown? Yes, you heard that right. Lakshmi Karunakaran of the Buguri Community Library tells us how they used technology to read out books for kids to keep them engaged

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23 Aug 2020
Book kits distributed to kids by Buguri Community Library (Pics: Buguri Library)
Classes held for children who don't have access to phones and television (Pics: Govinda Nayak)

These teachers from Puttur in Dakshina Kannada are making the Vidyagama programme tick

Vidyagama is an initiative by the Government of Karnataka to conduct offline classes for students who can't access mobiles phones or TV. Currently 600 kids are benefitted from this programme

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23 Aug 2020

Sindhi College's Dr B S Srikanta: Our faculty got to learn something new this year due to the pandemic

Dr B S Srikanta, Principal, Sindhi College speaks about their online class experience and how they are going to take various measure to improve the effectiveness on their students 

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23 Aug 2020
Sindhi College is one of the more established colleges in Bengaluru
The boys behind the scenes

Meet the kids from a Nellore village whose recreations of fight scenes from Sarkar, Sarileru Neekevvaru are going viral

Recently, the teens shot a fight scene from Mahesh Babu’s film Sarileru Neekevvaru and the video has received a lot of popularity and praise for its technique and authentic performances

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23 Aug 2020

Meet Deepika Arun, the narrator of Tamil audiobooks in podcast land!

Her podcast channel Kadhai Osai, launched in April 2019, has works of famous Tamil authors and you can listen to it across all platforms 

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21 Aug 2020
Deepika Arun (Pics: Deepika Arun)
The videos are uploaded on YouTube and Instagram

This Indian family in Sharjah has gone viral for their hilarious home videos made during quarantine

The Sharjah-based family that has gone viral for their short comedy videos about everyday situations speaks about how they got started and how it helped them grow closer together

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19 Aug 2020

Following the Leader: How photographer Prabhu Kalidas documented Kalaignar's last journey

We spoke Prabhu Kalidas, who spent a day among the mourning masses over two years ago to capture Karunanidhi's funeral procession and has brought it out as a photo book

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17 Aug 2020
One of the 50 photos that is included in 'The Leader' (Pics: Prabhu Kalidas)
The current members of Penn Masala

The Penn Masala story: How this Indian-American acapella band at University of Pennsylvania has been rocking for 24 years  

We recently caught up with two members of Penn Masala, who spoke to us about the band's story, history, the lockdown and of course, their music that's beyond borders

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16 Aug 2020

How ThinkSharp's idea of providing tablets to rural kids is stopping them from becoming dropouts

Santosh Phad, Founder of ThinkSharp Foundation, speaks about the organisation's initiative to provide tablets to children so that they can continue to access education online instead of dropping out

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16 Aug 2020
Students being given tablets at school
Celebrations were never this eco-friendly

Here's how Bengaluru's Green Utsav can help you get environment-friendly desi festival prep 

Stop talking and start working for the environment — that's what Rishita Sharma believes in. She speaks about her initiative to rent eco-friendly party decor for events in and around Bengaluru

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16 Aug 2020

How GuruQ's tutoring in the local language syncs with the NEP's three language policy

Minal Anand speaks about her EdTech platform GuruQ that has recently introduced tutors who can converse in Tamil and Telugu to prep students for various entrance exams 

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12 Aug 2020
Minal Anand, CEO and Founder of GuruQ
Lakshmi Iyer

Here's why Lakshmi Iyer wrote a book about a curly-haired Tamilian girl

Lakshmi Iyer's book 'Why is my hair curly' is published by Red Panda. We spoke to her recently about her journey as an author and how she manages time despite being a mother of three

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12 Aug 2020

This award-winning photographer from Kerala uses light and movement as his muse

Anoop Upaasana has won a prestigious award for creating photographs that literally capture the speed of light. We speak to him about how he managed to do it

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12 Aug 2020
The first of Anoop’s light photographs were human figures
Seed paper envelopes (Pics: The Sagez)

How this Engineering student from SRM developed a sustainable lifestyle brand to conserve water

Shantanu Pratap Singh developed The Sagez, a Bangalore-based sustainable lifestyle brand to promote products made with lesser water

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12 Aug 2020

Here's how this start-up is creating sustainable footwear from old rubber tyres and reusable fabric

Kurio does not only make eco-friendly footwear but also creates hair accessories, brooches, folders, fridge magnets, pouches and a lot more

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11 Aug 2020
Pic: Kurio Designs
Skill Boosters Kit| Pic: ClassMonitor

How Indore-based ClassMonitor is helping parents teach preschoolers better using DIY learning kits

ClassMonitor's learning kits blend traditional teaching methods with advanced and modern technology to aid a child's transition from preschool to formal schooling

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10 Aug 2020

We need a lot more Indian history in our textbooks: Why Panipat producer Rohit Shelatkar wants a revamp in our curriculum  

He also talks about lessons learnt during the lockdown, why looking back into our historical data can help and how India can get its health back on track post-pandemic

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07 Aug 2020
Rohit Shelatkar
Panther in the Mist by Shaaz Jung (Photo courtesy: Shaaz Jung)

Will never forget the first time I looked in his eyes: Why Shaaz Jung, the man behind viral black panther photo, will always remember Saya

We spoke to Shaaz Jung, the man behind the lens who captured the majestic black panther, Saya, to know more about his adventures tracking the melanistic leopard

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06 Aug 2020

This London designer's Vitiligo masks aim to fight stigma around skin conditions during the COVID pandemic

Saran Kohli's label has created masks representing the skin pigmentation condition to serve as an ice-breaker in conversations about it

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06 Aug 2020
The masks were launched on June 25, World Vitiligo Day
Padmasree debuted her work on social media in July

Why Instagram took down the compellingly 'violent' historic retellings done by this IIT Bombay student 

Padmasree Murali's illustrations and animated work seek to remind people of the most important chapters of history and our shared culture
 

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06 Aug 2020

The H2O story: How this Kerala NGO has been helping special kids make sense of the pandemic - and keep learning

The Helping Hands Organisation has been working for the past 8 years to rethink the education of autistic children and help them learn daily living skills

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06 Aug 2020
The organisation works to help students with autism and other conditions