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Heritage Hit: 2017, the year that brought an end to old Indian pride

2017 was the end for many historical and unique structures that have for years been neglected and finally been left with little choice but to be demolished

Published on 3rd January 2018
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This software engineer became a beekeeper to save the human race. True story! 

Pune-born Amit Godse, who quit his job to conserve bees in Maharashtra, tells us about his Bee basket initiative

Published on 3rd January 2018
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26k followers and trending, this Facebook group gives global cinema a Tamil twist

This group of strangers came together to promote global cinema to afficionados of cinema across India. Siva Sankar, one of the admins of the World Movies Museum group tells us how it works

Published on 2nd January 2018
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Madrasile Mon: How Reny George put his murderous past behind him to help ex-cons get a life

Ex-convict Reny George served his term in prison and has now made it his life's mission to rehabilitate other prisoners and their families — through the Prison Fellowships India programme

Published on 2nd January 2018
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National Mathematics Day: From Infinity to beyond, Counting 130 years of 'Ramanujanism'

These five books have been penned by reputed personalities documenting the life, work and inspiration of Srinivasa Ramanujan whose love for Maths changed the course of the subject in India

Published on 22nd December 2017
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Asst VP to a storyteller, Aditi Dewra uses teabags and chewing gum to tell artsy tales

Aditi uses simple everyday objects like tea bags, chewing gum and urges people to look at them defiantly through her creations

 

Published on 21st December 2017
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Meet Selvi who got out of an abusive marriage to become south India's first female cabbie  

The story of Selvi, South India's first woman taxi driver, was documented over the past ten years by ace filmmaker Elisa Paloschi. Both talk about how they are taking Driving with Selvi to the masses

Published on 21st December 2017
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In Sanskrit Varsity, Dalit women students protest sexual harassment standing outside college gates

The PhD students claim casteist and sexist comments were hurled at them by male members of AKRSA, a wing of the Student Federation of India

Published on 19th December 2017
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Australia has failed thousands of kids over the decades, says National Sex Abuse inquiry 

The 2012 inquiry report had received over 10K victims saying they had been abused- a majority of the accused institutions being Catholic. The report also said priests had committed multiple offences

Published on 18th December 2017
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Activist Kailash Sathyarthi calls for effective measures to globally curb child labour by 2025

The reputed Indian child-rights activist has urged powerful bodies within the world organisation to work effectively and immediately by taking a sustainable and well-revised approach

Published on 18th December 2017
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Centre told to create web portal for sexual abuse complaints by January 2018

NGO Prajwala's letter to the Hyderabad court gave them the idea to set up National sex offenders register, which will begin functioning from January 8 and the forum has been scheduled for January 10

Published on 14th December 2017
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Nail polish that can detect a drugged drink? These Odisha kids' inventions are AMAZING!      

Every change in society begins with an idea. Read on to find out how a few students from Odisha didn't let their ideas rot away — and how those ideas got them the Abdul Kalam Ignite Awards

 

 

 

Published on 8th December 2017
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His way or the highway: Why Traffic Ramaswamy is one tough 'PIL' to swallow!

Beaten, threatened and abandoned. This octagenarian's spirits have never dipped as he continues to crusade for Chennai's rights without missing a beat

Published on 8th December 2017
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Loved the FIFA wall at the Kochi football stadium? Meet the gang behind it — the Eunoians

FIFA, WWF and UNDP, to name a few, are some of their clients. This creative studio from Kochi has a different story to tell about their luck. Akshaya Asokan finds out more

Published on 7th December 2017
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Trump's Muslim Ban: 17k students from 'banned' Muslim ​countries entered the US last year

That's the number of students who will feel insecure that they may not be able to return after their studies and no one can visit them during that period because the Supreme Court agrees with Trump

Published on 5th December 2017

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