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#ThrowBackToday: Meet the man who gave us our rupee symbol 11 years ago today

In today's #TBT, we would like to introduce you to Udaya Kumar Dharmalingam, the man from Tamil Nadu who designed the rupee symbol that we use today. This is the story of how he happened to design it

Published on 15th July 2021
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This 26-year-old migrant labourer's son in Ahmedabad has converted 10 autos into O2 ambulances, runs a helpline

Naresh Sijapati migrated from Nepal a long time ago and now, has dedicated his life to serving his community very sincerely. This is the latest way in which he is doing so, without taking a rupee

Published on 25th May 2021
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One rupee! That's all the donation this Hyderabad-based foundation is looking for every day

DOORadrushti Foundation, started by two sprightly youngsters from Hyderabad, where DOOR stands for Donate Only One Rupee, asks you to donate so that they can direct the funds to verified cases

Published on 10th February 2021
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This Hyderabad photographer is just back from shooting the farmers' protests in Delhi. This is what he found

The real India resides in its villages. If we could get a rupee for every time we hear this, pandemic-induced salary cuts wouldn't hurt so bad. Jokes aside, we have lent our ears to this phrase enough

Published on 30th December 2020
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Plea in SC seeks refund of 'exorbitant money' charged for RT-PCR test to detect COVID-19 

The plea alleged that the owners of the private laboratories and hospitals are using the calamity into opportunities for minting crores and crores of rupees

Published on 5th December 2020
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MCC to now charge students upto 20,000 a day to rent their halls for college events  

Students have to allegedly pay Rs 20,000 for the Anderson Hall and Rs 5000 to rent out the Agnes Martin Hall. For half a day, it is 14,000 and 2,500 rupees respectively  

Published on 14th August 2019
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Going inside IIT Madras will cost you plenty as entry passes hiked 48x: APSC cries foul

All the charges have been either doubled or increased drastically by 10-20 times, visitors to pay upto 1000 rupee per day

Published on 25th June 2019
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Why you'll never feel bad about donating money to the One Rupee Foundation. Ever

The One Rupee Foundation was started by a group of friends who came together and began crowdfunding for various causes where the donation required from any one person is only one rupee.

Published on 6th June 2019
TISS researcher Dr BR Ambedkar

Here's how you can help this TISS scholar release her film BR Ambedkar Now and Then  

The TISS student has requested for 20 lakh rupees so she can finish the film she's writing on Ambedkar and she's crowdfunding to get to that mark

Published on 8th February 2019
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These Kolkata students built a 'brand' start-up even before they got their college degrees

Souryakiran Paul and Sayantani Adhikary have amassed a million rupees in a year through their photography page cum advertising agency, Photo Scene Thesis, while also being socially responsible

Published on 5th November 2018
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For Arjun Samanta Ray from Jaitni, Odisha, every performance is a one-man show  

Arjun Samanta Ray performs for school children in Odisha and doesn't take a rupee for his efforts. We find out the secret behind his drive

Published on 21st May 2018
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Why we didn't fall in love with our new currency notes

The Reserve Bank of India was entrusted with the behemoth task of designing new 500 and 2000 rupee notes

Published on 16th February 2018
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Marathon Man: How this retired army man ran 50 marathons before turning 50

Through these runs, he has raised Rs 25 lakh rupees that will go towards the families of those who have lost their loved ones in war

Published on 2nd December 2017
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Meet the MBA student who knows the art of making a film on Rs 200 or less!

Christine Jose Sales made a short film for just under200 rupees and even won a competition

Published on 27th February 2017

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