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Nirupa Rao

This Bengaluru-based botanical illustrator's documentation of South India's wondrous plants will make you fall in love with nature

Nirupa Rao recently completed a book called 'Pillars of Life: Magnificent Trees of the Western Ghats', published by the Nature Conservation Foundation in 2018

Published on 13th November 2018
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Queer on Tinder: Dating app adds 23 sexuality options like transgender, gay for Indian users to choose from

Along with making the gender-display option on the profiles opt-in, the new app update would allow users to type any word that describes their gender identity

Published on 13th November 2018
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IIT Mandi's new eco-innovation uses pine needles as a substitute for LPG 

The institute's Centre for Uplifting Himalayan Livelihood (UHL) has started a new briquettes and pellets production unit which uses pine needle as an alternative for firewoods or LPG
 

Published on 8th November 2018
Oli Aman Jodha Honey Bee Apiculture

This 13-year-old 'beekeeper' hasn't been going to a Govt School in Wayanad because they're 'harassing' her

Oli Aman Jodha, whose efforts in Apiculture have been widely recognised, hasn't been to school since June. Her HM tells us that she is disturbed and unwell and needs help

Published on 7th November 2018
Tips to save planet

This diet will help tackle climate change to save the planet

Sustaining a healthier planet will require halving the amount of food loss and waste, and improving farming practices and technologies

Published on 21st October 2018
Facebook page Koraput Explorer

The Facebook page Koraput Explorer showcases Prayag Samal's love for travel, photography and Koraput

He makes it a point to post on Facebook at 10 am or 4 pm as he believes that's when the post reaches more number of people 

Published on 13th October 2018
Abhay

Abhay Ashtekar, renowned Indian American theoretical physicist wins prestigious Einstein Prize

After receiving his Ph.D. in 1974 from the University of Chicago, Ashtekar went on to hold influential positions in France, Canada and India.

Published on 15th October 2018
Famous Indian street food snacks

Say goodbye to hygiene concerns and savour tasty Indian street food from the kitchens of Backyard Food Co

Analytics come into play when we not only track, but even forecast what sells best at which particular kiosk, says Praveen Battula

Published on 6th October 2018
Empower rural India

This lawyer duo on bicycles from Ranchi is empowering villagers to know their rights

Yogendra and Kunal feel that to help empower rural India one should know the country in and out first

Published on 9th October 2018
Women rights news update

Sometimes women have to fight for the right to do push-ups: US Deputy Chief of Mission MaryKay Carlson 

Women, people of other genders and those who are discriminated against have to stand up for their rights and the way forward is through education, 

Published on 3rd October 2018
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We will not go down without a fight: Sai Balaji, JNU's newest left-leaning Students Union President

A lot of violence has gripped the campus and the new President, a boy from Hyderabad, expects that this will continue through the year. We talk about his journey of discovery and his politics

Published on 20th September 2018
LGBT Pride

Why is pride associated with homosexuality? Understanding the terms queer, gay and bisexual

Who is called a straight person? The word ‘straight’ is used to refer to a person who is heterosexual, that is, anyone who has a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite of sex

Published on 22nd September 2018
Literature award

JCB Literature Prize longlists this year's '10 most distinguished novels'

The books that made into the final list include two those were previously nominated for the Man Booker Prize

Published on 5th September 2018
LGBT

Gay bosses can make your employees way more productive, says Marquette Uni study

According to the US-based University study, companies that embraced and worked with diverse sexualities in their senior workforce were often way more productive

Published on 6th September 2018
Grammy Awards

Why Ricky Kej's Earth Songs are going to be in 1 million textbooks in 2019

Grammy award-winning musician Ricky Kej is out with My Earth Songs which instill in children a consciousness for the environment and all its beings, by being in their textbooks

Published on 19th August 2018

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