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Representational image (Source: Sangama NGO)

This NGO in Bengaluru is providing groceries to sex workers across Karnataka during the lockdown

Sangama is raising funds to help sex workers and transgenders. You can also do your bit and contribute your share to help thousands of families across Karnataka  

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03 Apr 2020

How this Mount Carmel student and team are helping Bengaluru's homeless and cops find food and fortitude 

Noor Zahira is an Arts student from Mount Carmel College in Bengaluru. She along with her team of 11 members have been providing food and masks to the poor people on streets and in slums

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03 Apr 2020
Noor Zahira along with her team with food packets
Social distancing maintained during food distribution (Pic: No Food Waste)

This Coimbatore food start-up is cooking food at community kitchens, closed restaurants to feed the hungry

No Food Waste is a surplus food management startup which was established in the year 2014. They continue to feed the needy by setting up kitchens due to unavailability of surplus food

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03 Apr 2020

Lockdown tales: This Bengaluru man runs an animal shelter and feeds at least 70 strays every day

Praveen Kumar runs an animal shelter in Bengaluru talks to us about the troubles that he's been facing since the lockdown began and how he makes it a point to serve animals on the streets

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02 Apr 2020
Praveen Kumar with the dogs in his shelter
The story was out on Thursday

This Chennai author's new story talks about two people who fall in love during the COVID-19 pandemic

Author Vibha Batra's latest short story is titled 'My Corona Love Story'. An e-book version of this is available on the juggernaut app

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02 Apr 2020

Here's why you must watch the YouTube videos created by this Kannada med student in China 

This Indian origin medical student in China has posted some of the interesting videos about COVID-19 on his YouTube channel

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02 Apr 2020
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Supriya Narang's son Samarth

They heart home: Lessons from parents who homeschooled their kids even before this lockdown

We asked the parents of three homeschooled children about how their little ones are surviving the lockdown

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02 Apr 2020

How Ms Alwar's illustrations on Instagram can help you  handle your mental health during the COVID-19 lockdown

Sangeetha Alwar believes that people should be allowed to cope with the outbreak and its after-effects in their own way without being pressurised to do too much

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02 Apr 2020
The illustrator has made an artistic guide for those struggling with the lockdown
The face shields given to frontline workers at CMCH (Pic: Vigneshwaran)

This Kovai start-up has 3D printed about 1800 face shields to help medical workers tide over shortage during COVID-19 crisis

Virtual Frontier Robotics Private Limited started manufacturing the face shields to give additional protection. The masks are advisable for frontline workers

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01 Apr 2020

These Kerala women are making 300 cloth masks a day to deal with the mask shortage during COVID-19 outbreak

Jeevanam is an initiative by a group of women who are now stitching cloth masks to meet with the mask shortage

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30 Mar 2020
Jeevanam members at work
During a performance| Pic: Pratham Bhatia

Why everyone should listen to this mechanical engineer's debut single which mixes Hindustani and EDM perfectly

Pratham, a mechanical engineer, hailing from Chandigarh originally, has always been a musician at heart. He tells us about his journey

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30 Mar 2020

This researcher from Trivandrum chose to stay in Wuhan and work through the worst of COVID-19 for this reason

Anila P Ajayan, a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Hydrobiology decided to stay back in Wuhan and tells that it was her best decision 

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29 Mar 2020
Anila P Ajayan
Ikyatha Yerasala

This Bengalurean can teach you some Kannada slang that are witty and can be part of your lingo

Have you heard of Slangaluru? It's a page on social media started by Ikyatha Yerasala that's teaching non-Bengalureans witty slang and it's got Rashmi Patil's interest piqued

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28 Mar 2020

This master from Mumbai teaches one of the rarest form of martial art to kids and even adults

Capoeira master Reza Baba Massah, Founder of the Centre For Capoeira India speaks about how this Afro-Brazilian form of martial art can help women and children fend for themselves

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28 Mar 2020
Children learning Capoeira at Centre For Capoeira India
A scene from Akashayambara play (Pic: India Foundation for The Arts)

Why everyone must watch Sharanya Ramprakash's famous play Akshayambara

Theatre artist Sharanya Ramprakash speaks about her theatre journey and the reason behind writing the critically-acclaimed play Akshayambara. She also talks about the Modern Indian Theatre

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28 Mar 2020

This residents' forum from Bengaluru is providing groceries for free to the migrant workers

Rajarajeshwari Nagar Residents Forum has been providing groceries to 5,000 migrant workers families and helping them with masks, sanitisers

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27 Mar 2020
Srikanth V S giving grocery items to one of the migrant workers
Vippin's work reflects real life through observed sketches

This Kannur-born artist sketches moments from daily life through his realistic paintings

Vippin KP speaks about finding inspiration in everyday life and using his own experiences to add more colour into the world. The artist shares his work through Instagram on the handle Sketchplore
 

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27 Mar 2020

This Noida woman is cooking and handing out meals to security guards who are working 36 hours shifts

A management professional, Nikhat Khan provides hygienic food and groceries to people in need, while ensuring that she follows social distancing

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27 Mar 2020
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Samantha currently holds a record of 402 seconds

How Samantha D'Souza became the fastest female drag racer in India

Having set the record among men and women nationally, this drag racer  from Maharashtra is all set to conquer a number of other obstacles 

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27 Mar 2020

I clapped for myself on Janata Curfew: Why this Glasgow student quarantined herself in a Kolkata flat

Pritha Sen, hailing from Kolkata, currently, a student at the University of Glasgow takes us through her journey from the airports to being self-quarantined at home. She explains why it is important

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26 Mar 2020
Pritha in Glasgow| Pic: Pritha Sen
Akhil with his soaps (Pic: BP Deepu)

Learn why this Class XII student from Trivandrum is selling soaps right after school every day

Learning to make soaps at school, Akhilraj SC started selling them to his teachers, a move that was welcomed widely. Now, he's selling them on the streets after school

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25 Mar 2020

Check out Swapped, the second book by this Mumbai 17-year-old 

Neeha Gupta, a Class XII student is out with her second book, titled Swapped. Her first book was out two years back

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25 Mar 2020
Neeha with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra
Amulya handing over the cheque to B S Yediyurappa, Chief Minister, Karnataka (Pic: Facebook)

This final year engineering student donated Rs 1 lakh of her savings to the Karnataka govt's COVID-19 relief. Here's why 

After receiving the sum from Amulya, B S Yediyurappa posted on Facebook that her act of selflessness, humility and kindness is truly astonishing.  He also requested people to stay at home 

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24 Mar 2020

This documentary on violence against women by a Pondicherry University student is a real eye-opener. Check out why

Arya P Gopi discusses about the various violence against women in the name of love and the impact she tries to create against it through her film  

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24 Mar 2020
Snapshot from the documentary
One of her artworks

Sanofar Moosa's sketches are selling like hotcakes on Insta. Here's how the 22-year-old from Kovai made it big

Sanofar Moosa started working on her college record work diligently. The intricate drawings helped her master pencil sketching and now she has drawn and sold over 100 portraits

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24 Mar 2020

Why every aspiring make-up artist must have a look at GlassNGloss Makeup academy's courses

GlossNGlass Makeup Academy founders speak about their journey, how they prepare aspiring make-up artists for a better tomorrow and the stereotypes attached to their profession

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23 Mar 2020
Founder Geeta Rao with a model
Tanya Ballal, Design student

This design student is creating awareness about political parties in India and why we must vote. Here's how

Tanya Ballal who is a design student speaks about the awareness she is creating about political parties among youngsters through her workshops and how it will benefit them 

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23 Mar 2020

Efundu is trying to make learning and reading fun for school children with comics. Here's how

Vijay Srinivas Prativadi, Founder, Efundu speaks about what went into converting school textbooks into comics and taking them to different schools. Their app can be also downloaded on Android phones

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23 Mar 2020
Efundu team members
Names carved on pencil lead

Meet this 24-year-old from B'luru who can carve your entire name on a pencil tip

Chetan Murthy is a self-taught artist whose pencil sculptures and other art works are unique and awesome.  Check it out if you are in Bengaluru and get one pencil sculpture for yourself

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23 Mar 2020

This Gujarat start-up is making 3D videos to make studying maths and science interactive for school kids

Hrushikesh and Ganesh, creators of Senscilen speak about their app where children can watch 3D interactive videos about various concepts related to Science. They will soon implement in schools  

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23 Mar 2020
Children watching the video on Senscilen tab
Entekulam Ernakulam volunteers at work

Water warriors: Not just a Facebook page, these volunteers from Kochi are responsible for the city's clean ponds

Noby K Antony, a key volunteer of Anbodu Kochi and the Entekulam Ernakulam project who have cleaned over 300 ponds in Ernakulam district, urges us to understand the importance of conserving water

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22 Mar 2020

This organisation is building leaders from the ground through music, games and football

Enabling Leadership encourages children from rural areas to use sports and art to learn about leadership skills and management

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20 Mar 2020
The programme brings together 3 organisations that work for the skill development of children
Jamie Lever with her team during corona song production

Why this Corona Di? Comedian Jamie Lever's song on Corona not just entertaining but informative as well 

Actor, comedian and singer Jamie Lever has sung a song on COVID-19 and it has gone viral on social media. She tells us the idea behind the song and how she is viewing the shut down as a positive move

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19 Mar 2020

This IAS officer created a training centre for tribal students in Maharashtra. Check it out

Since accomplishing his dream of becoming an IAS officer, Manuj Jindal has been working towards realising the aspirations of a number of tribal children in a small village in Maharashtra

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18 Mar 2020
MAKING CHANGE: Bhamragad is a heavily Naxal affected area
Vaibhav at the Mount Elbrus summit| Picc: Vaibhav Aiwale

Meet Vaibhav Aiwale, an engineer from Mumbai who has scaled lofty peaks to hoist chains of the Indian flag

Vaibhav Aiwale, a 36-year-old chemical engineer from Mumbai, tells us about his passion for mountaineering and why he would continue with it

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17 Mar 2020

There are no bad students, only bad teachers: Why UPES VC Sunil Rai thinks India needs to educate its educators

The NEP is now thinking of how to enhance the education delivery system rather than create technicians and engineers, says UPES Vice-Chancellor Dr Sunil Rai

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17 Mar 2020
Dr Sunil Rai, VC, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) (Pic: UPES)
Santhosh Mishra

Corona Karona: This entrepreneur ran 18 km across a deserted Bengaluru to spread awareness on COVID-19

Santhosh is a fitness freak and has participated in several runs before, he believes that he can easily cover 40 kilometres in Bengaluru on Saturday and another 40 on Sunday, the next time

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16 Mar 2020

Water Warriors: Communities can change the picture of current water crisis across India. Here's how

 Annapurna Kamath speaks about their journey towards restoration of Jakkur lake which has become the talk of the town and a model to study for government agencies and educational institutions

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16 Mar 2020
Annapurna received the award last year from the Jal Shakti Ministry for her work (Pic: Facebook)
According to Ayyappa, 30 to 40 houses in Kerala can produce around 2000mm of water if his method is used

Water Warriors: Why the Water Gandhi's long march towards water literacy will leave you heartened

Ayyappa Masagi has spent more than 30 years in search of answers to India's water scarcity problem. We find out more about his solutions

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16 Mar 2020

Water Warriors: How KJ Antoji brought the syringe solution to India's growing water problem

KJ Antoji speaks about his device — the water syringe — which diverts rainwater and saves it for future use. Here's why it might be the ideal solution for water scarcity

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16 Mar 2020
400 crore litres of water have been produced with the help of the water syringe