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How astrophysicist Ajay Tannirkulam abandoned a lucrative opportunity abroad to help small farmers in Tamil Nadu

The organisation he co-founded, Magasool, procures technological solutions that help improve yield and reduce the use of pesticides and makes them available to farmers in 9 districts of Tamil Nadu

Published on 16th January 2020
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NRC will only happen in TN over my dead body: Karur MP Jothimani on why she will not register   

The Karur MP has said that she personally will not register and will till her last breathe ensure that the people of her constituency and Tamil Nadu will not have to register for it either

 

Published on 14th January 2020
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#RIPSujith: TN Govt moots hackathon, 5 lakh prize to develop prototype to curb borewell accidents

Santhosh Babu, principal secretary in the department announced on Facebook that the IT department is proposing to have a 'Hackathon'   

 

Published on 29th October 2019
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Who is Chennai professor N Shanmugham who cursed Ayodhya advocate Rajeev Dhavan?

In the letter, Shanmugham has accused Rajeev Dhavan of having betrayed his faith by speaking on behalf of Muslims and "their so-called right to Ayodhya." 

Published on 3rd September 2019
Medical Colleges Students Protest

Why medical college students across Tamil Nadu are protesting against the NMC Bill

Excepting for a couple of newly established medical colleges, almost 18 colleges from across the state are organising a unified protest against the Centre's NMC Bill.  

 

Published on 5th August 2019
MBA graduates sell doormats in Trichy

Why MBA graduates, engineers sell floormats and socks on Tiruchy roads to make ends meet

After having gotten mainstream degrees, these graduates have turned to the streets. They have said that given the job crisis in the country, more graduates may join them in future

Published on 26th July 2019
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How Firebird Institute's business grads are more industry-ready than most  

We spoke to Dr S K Sundararaman, Managing Trustee of Firebird Institute of Research in Management to find out more about the institute 

Published on 2nd July 2019
IIT Hike Research Fellowship

#HikeResearchFellowship: Five months after protests, only 10 IITs have actually hiked stipends for researchers

A crowdsourced list says that most public institutes of higher education in the country are yet to disburse the hiked stipends 
 

Published on 1st June 2019
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Payal Tadvi suicide: Why casteist slurs on Indian campuses shouldn't surprise us in 2019

The institutional murder of Payal Tadvi shows us how marginalised students have to fight caste on a day to day basis, with professors, principals, society and sometimes their own friends

Published on 30th May 2019
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National SC Commission directs NIT, Trichy to conduct enquiry into allegations of caste discrimination against PhD student

R Deepha, a Civil Engineering PhD research student, wrote to NCSC Vice Chairman L Murugan stating she faced caste discrimination and had been asked to quit her research because of it

Published on 29th May 2019
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Of Theyyam, alcoholism, casteism and civil dreams: Meet Kuttikol Vivek, the first Vannan man to crack UPSC

Vannans are a Scheduled Caste in Kerala, who traditionally perform Theyyam. Vivek belongs to the community and says how the caste's issues prompted him to try a hand in Civil Service

Published on 10th April 2019
shelter home for intercaste couples

How Periyarist and advocate Se Gunasekar is helping arrange inter-caste love marriages

Gunasekar recently opened a shelter for intercaste couples fleeing from their homes and he also helps them with the legal aspects of their union

Published on 26th February 2019
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IITM incubated start-up creates platform to help entrepreneurs access scientific expertise in higher educational institutions

As many as 128 faculty members from IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IIIT Bangalore, BITS Pilani, IIT Hyderabad, IITDM Kanchipuram, IIT Ropar have so far joined hands in this initiative

Published on 18th February 2019
Smart social worker app

This smart app will help social work students at a Trichy college learn effectively

These Social Work students from Holy Cross College, Tiruchi are digitising their research and field reports through their very own app

Published on 1st October 2018
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Should you go looking for your biological parents after years apart?

Every adopted child yearns to know where they come from, rediscover roots and such, but is it really practical and does it come with any great gain?

Published on 22nd November 2017

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