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The Pa Ranjith interview: On women empowerment, a transgender actor’s question that haunts him and being a Beyonce fan

We spoke to Director Pa Ranjith about his new platform that offers workshops and employment opportunities to aspiring women and transgender filmmakers and why he thinks this is crucial

Published on 25th July 2020
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How this 28-year-old Mumbai artist is dealing with her own anxiety, helping others through her quirky, relatable illustrations on Instagram

Pranita's series Surviving Anxiety is one of the most interesting ones you would come across and it is purely based on her real-life experiences. She tells us more

Published on 21st July 2020
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How this 27-year-old from Delhi has been collecting matchboxes to document India's history through its art 

Shreya Katuri tells us how matchboxes and the illustrations on them have evolved and represents the cultural, societal changes over the years

Published on 30th June 2020
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This boy from rural Karnataka is writing his SSLC exams using his feet sans extra time. This is his inspiring story

Kaushik Acharya's hands are not fully grown therefore he was taught to use his feet to write or draw when he was only three years old. This is how and why he refuses to use a scribe

Published on 29th June 2020
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Women under-represented or stereotyped in textbooks: UNESCO Global Edu Monitoring Report

The report provides an in-depth analysis of key factors for exclusion of learners in education systems worldwide, including background, identity and ability, gender, age, location, poverty, disability

Published on 29th June 2020
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How Gourab Ghosh, the first-ever homosexual candidate to contest JNU elections, made the varsity more inclusive

Gourab Ghosh, the first homosexual candidate to contest the JNUSU elections tells us why it is important to recognise queer politics on India's campuses

Published on 25th June 2020
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IISc, IIT Bombay, IIT Delhi in QS World University Rankings' list of top 200 univs

OP Jindal Global University (JGU) has been ranked as India's top private university. A total of 21 universities from India are in the top 1,000 in the world in these   

Published on 10th June 2020
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Your child can learn magic online via this two-day course amid the lockdown. Here's how 

Bengaluru's favourite magician, Nikhil Raj, who is also the founder of the Institute of Magic and Allied Arts, tells us why learning magic can help build up confidence among children

Published on 17th April 2020
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Why every aspiring make-up artist must have a look at GlassNGloss Makeup academy's courses

GlossNGlass Makeup Academy founders speak about their journey, how they prepare aspiring make-up artists for a better tomorrow and the stereotypes attached to their profession

Published on 23rd March 2020
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For every ikat shirt you buy from The Jobless Street, one shirt goes to the needy

Hyderabad-based Saikiran Gaddam entrepreneur with a heart of a social worker has launched The Jobless Street, a portal that offers premium ikat shirts, for a cause. This is how he went about doing it 

Published on 16th March 2020
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Consuming caffeine won't really boost your creativity, says new US study

Having coffee would probably increase your ability to solve problems but doesn't boost your creativity, says research from the University of Arkansas in the US 

Published on 7th March 2020
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You'll be wowed by this Chennai-based educational consultant's rap on dating and relationships

From singing in church choirs to rapping about relationships and dishin’ out dating advice, Deborah Sharon believes in being unconventionally herself. Here's her story

Published on 5th February 2020
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Why Anuja Ghosalkar's Lady Anandi bends storytelling and narrative to explore a woman's role in theatre

The self-styled 'Drama Queen' who gave into her family's tradition of acting speaks about how she decided to use it to understand her role better

Published on 24th January 2020
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How St Francis College's street play group Bedaari is talking about sexism, body shaming

Every actor on the team knows every dialogue and not just their own, so that anyone can step in for another in case someone forgets the dialogue. Bedaari is an Urdu word which means 'act of awareness'

Published on 20th January 2020
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This award-winning start-up is transforming the lives of mothers in coastal Cuddalore by putting them on the path to financial independence

What began as a group of housewives learning to sew and mobilising other women soon grew into a successful start-up with products that range from trendy bags and pouches to classy home decor

Published on 7th January 2020

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