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Fast and Furious: Meet Joshil Abraham, a Keralite professor fed on Ambedkar and Marx, who has been on a hunger fast outside his college for 15 days

You've heard of GBPEC's protest for land. You've seen Joshil Abraham being carted off to AIIMS. You've probably seen pics of his mosquito net. This is his origin story and why he does what he does

Published on 19th April 2017
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His alma mater Madras Law College seems silent, but JNU organises solidarity meet for Justice Karnan after SC orders 6 month imprisonment

After the SC ordered the belligerent Dalit judge to be arrested, Madras Law College students barely reacted, but JNU Unions were up and alert to the cause — offering solidarity

Published on 9th May 2017
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Remembering Jeppiaar: From silicone statues to hundreds of sketches, TN's late 'college king' gets his own museum

A year after he passed on, the man who was mercilessly parodied for his English, has an entire museum dedicated to him, curated by artist A P Sreethar

 

Published on 17th June 2017
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Meet Ankit Kawatra, the 25-year-old who just received an award from the Queen of England herself

Ankit was awarded the Queen’s Young Leaders Award in the UK for his exceptional contribution to solving India's hunger crisis

Published on 8th July 2017
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Belling the tiger: Anna Hazare launched Srijan Pal Singh's latest book The Black Tiger, which attempts to provide solutions for corruption

Srijan Pal Singh is out with his next book The Black Tiger in which he offers suggestions to tackle corruption from all angles 

Published on 12th October 2017
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Why is Pa Ranjith angry about a Fine Arts College student who committed suicide three weeks ago? The answer lies in his chilling suicide note

With pressure mounting amid increasing protests from student groups, Minister Ma Foi Pandiarajan said he is willing to reopen an investigation into the suicide. Will it happen?

Published on 16th November 2017
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Transgender activist Akkai Padmashali's question for Obama silenced the Town Hall. What was that question?

Akkai Padmashali said that across the world, transgenders were facing rejection, even as they are seeking love, affection and acceptability 

Published on 2nd 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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St Joseph's alumni rally around online petition to save heritage school building. Will it work?

According to social activist Aysha Mahmood, the school that is a pioneer in girls education on the Malabar Coast is a treasure trove of memories for several generations of women

Published on 20th February 2018
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This Chennai bakery is helping young adults with special needs find their purpose in life

Apart from the delicacies served at Sai Bakery, it is also a place for these young adults and their parents to interact and help each other

Published on 16th March 2018
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Dedicated principal gets panchayat school two AC classrooms after online plea bears results

According to villagers, the principal's dedicated service brought the strength of students from 43 a decade ago to 106 today

Published on 21st March 2018
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Meet the guys because of whom you are not paying parking charges at Hyderabad malls 

Activist Satish Kumar Pendyala, one of the men behind the move, will teach you the art of filing PILs, RTIs and more during his new monthly workshop

Published on 3rd April 2018
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Don't think language is a barrier for me, says 'outsider' Anna Univ VC   

Opposition parties had earlier condemned the appointment of an 'outsider' to the top post which was made, ignoring sons of the soil

Published on 7th April 2018

Books still a hit in Kerala, amid rising popularity of e-books and Kindle

Although people are more inclined to e-books and kindle currently, bookshops and libraries in Kochi are doing everything possible to counter its effect

Published on 18th April 2018
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Firoz Bakht, noted educationist becomes the Chancellor of Maulana Urdu University

Firoz Bakht Ahmed is the grand nephew of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, the first education minister of the country

Published on 17th May 2018

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