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Schoolchildren impressed with preparation being done for devotees at this year's Kumbh Mela

The Kumbh Mela commenced on January 15 on Makar Sankranti, which was the first bathing day, and will end on Mahashivratri on March 4

Published on 20th January 2019
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Colour, spice and drama is always my style with baking: Antony Amourdoux, Pondicherry-based banker-turned-baker

The Great British Bake Off contestant speaks about mixing a bit of his own identity into his delicious desserts and how life has changed following the show

Published on 19th January 2019
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These TN Engineering students have devices that will make the diffabled live easier

With medical costs and prosthetics soaring, people with disabilities often need to make do with bad equipment which compromises their quality of life. We checked out three start-ups

Published on 14th January 2019
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This NGO is helping tribal kids from MP, Odisha, and Karnataka to become sports icons. Here's how

Plenty of tribal and underprivileged kids often lack the coaching to make it to the big stage. But this organisation of youngsters is firmly trying to ensure they get great coaching and make it count

Published on 11th January 2019
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Hyderabad-based Nidhi Rao Belman tells us how classroom experience alone will not suffice to make the most out of life

Nidhi has been a legal intern at a few places like Samvad Partners and International Centre for Arbitration Dispute Resolution

Published on 11th January 2019
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IGNOU profs will now teach 10 acid attack survivors at Sheroes Hangout, help them get diplomas ​

Sheroes' Hangout is a cafe that is run by acid attack survivors. Of the 13 employees in its Lucknow branch, 10 of them are enrolled for the course

Published on 10th January 2019
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Parents blame Kanchikacherla school for students' death, stage protest

The student's death, which occurred after falling from the school building while watching a 5K run organised by an NGO in the town, is being blamed on the management for negligence

Published on 9th January 2019
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After 114 days, kidnapped toddler reunited with family in Kancheepuram

Harini went missing on September 15. She was travelling around Kancheepuram with her parents Venkatesan (25) and Kaliammal, and other relatives, selling beads and handmade pouches

Published on 9th January 2019
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Hunger's Daughters: This compelling book by Bengaluru-based writer Nirmala Govindarajan​ is a must-read

This is the Bengaluru-based writer third book and inspired by her experiences of documenting rural life of young girls forced into labour and in some cases, also the flesh trade due to poverty

Published on 7th January 2019
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Lit like that: The 4th edition of 'Wordlust' in Cuttack saw literature enthusiasts discuss the power of youth

On December 26, they conducted the fourth edition at the S Science Foundation in Cuttack which had events like Slam poetry/Storytelling, photography, journalism and AB Vajpayee Youth Parliament

Published on 7th January 2019
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Why Dalit MPhil, PhD students will now have to clear NET to get fellowships ​

The new regulation mandates the clearance of NET, unlike the previous policy that only required students to have a post-graduation degree

Published on 5th January 2019
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Seven reasons why the 'no-detention' policy should be given pass marks ​

The Bihar Equal Education Initiative has been campaigning for the no-detention policy to be reintroduced in the education system

Published on 4th January 2019
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Odisha couple becomes the ray of hope for abandoned street children

Shyam Sundar and his wife Kasturi have been running the orphanage for more than 33 years now, using government funds and public donations

Published on 31st December 2018
Teach For Change

How this Bengaluru-based NGO is getting kids in India's Government schools to speak English

Teach For Change has been working to bring an education reform in government schools in Bengaluru and other cities

Published on 31st December 2018
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Secondary grade teachers in TN continue hunger strike demanding equal pay for equal work

The teachers began their hunger strike on December 24 by staging a road 'roko' on College Road, where DPI is located

Published on 27th December 2018

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