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Because learning should be Chimple: How storytellers and artists can help kids read and write  

Bengaluru-based startup Chimple was also one of the few to get their hands on Elon Musk’s one million dollars at the Global Learning XPRIZE competition

Published on 11th October 2017
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Startup in IIT Madras has new device that mimics body odour to trap Dengue-carrying mosquitoes

The device has been given some human traits to make it more attractive to these disease-spreading mosquitoes

Published on 11th October 2017
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#TakeAKnee: Did you know that some of the words that we use today had a different meaning when they originated?

Dr Albert P' Rayan, Professor of English at KCG College of Engineering, looks back into the history of words and phrases

Published on 10th October 2017
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Ragging stripped bare: IIT Kanpur hands out 3-year suspensions to students who ragged juniors by forcing them to strip their clothes off en masse

The probe committee didn't hand out temporary suspensions or petty fines, throwing the book at the seniors who ragged juniors - suspending them for 3 years flat

Published on 10th October 2017
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UGC develops new Psychology curriculum with a 'Sanskaari' touch to make it relevant in the Indian context. Are you psyched about it?

Outdated manuals, a system of rote and little to no understanding of several concepts have driven this move. The new curriculum has been adopted by the UGC and will be deployed soon

Published on 10th October 2017
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This Chennai-based violinist is statistically linking your personality type to the kind of music you like and we LOVE it!

Vignesh Vaidyanathan plays fusion music with various bands in Chennai and has also worked with Delhi Drum Circle and other musicians across India

Published on 10th October 2017
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Reading 'stories' doesn't just make you smarter, it can make you feel empathy towards people from pretty much anywhere

Researchers sorted through 20 million blog posts which were later shortlisted to 40 personal stories and then translated to Mandarin, Chinese or Persian 

Published on 10th October 2017
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Keep stretching yourself: What Sahitya Akademi Award-winner Manu Pillai learnt from his years working with Shashi Tharoor

As the winner of the 2017 Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar award, an author and as someone who served as the Chief of Staff to Dr Shashi Tharoor, Pillai sure wears many hats 

Published on 10th October 2017
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Science Shocker: Students in Tamil Nadu's Adi Dravidar Welfare Higher Secondary Schools prefer dropping out over studying Science

The schools have had over nine posts vacant since the 1990s further fuelled by a dearth of school staff and basic facilities

Published on 10th October 2017
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Wayside Story: Why this trio from Chennai could be Indian music's next big thing

Meet Wayside, a three-piece band that juggles criticism, diminishing crowds and the highs and lows of being young musicians in Chennai

Published on 9th October 2017
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The debutantes and the veterans, a look at what to expect from the fifth edition of Hyderabad Comic Con

With a new array of international artists and a bevy of national ones, the thrill of cosplaying returns to Hyderabad for the fifth time

Published on 9th October 2017
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Massive campaign to keep Sabarimala child labour-free as the Lord Ayyappa temple at Sabarimala gears up for another annual pilgrim season

The state-run child protection unit is all set to make Sabarimala a child-labour free Sabarimala from this pilgrim season

Published on 10th October 2017
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Six tips to help you write the PERFECT email when you're going from college to a workplace. Check them out

Nicholas Francis, a motivational author and a Human Resource mentor-based in Madurai shares a few tips for students about the Do's and Don't of writing a professional email

Published on 9th October 2017
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If you're looking to do some self-exploration, this book by this Chennai author should be on your bookshelf 

He has been in the field of self-awareness and development for 22 years and started skill training and psychology workshops soon after — reasons enough to read his books for some enlightenment!

Published on 9th October 2017
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Heard of Yoga Doctors? These two Chennai high-schoolers can rock some kickass yoga poses and they want to make a career out of it 

The duo has won the district-level championship in 2016 and 2017. In the 23rd International Yoga Festival, Harris and Geethika won the second and third place respectively. Impressed yet? 

Published on 9th October 2017

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