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Fake News (the new-news buzzword) is on a tremendous rise since the past few years. With the increase in digital penetration (read social media penetration), pieces of fake news are going viral like wildfire. The political environment has changed and content creation is at its peak. People are consuming news in a hundred different formats …

Aryan Mishra

Born to a newspaper vendor in Delhi, Aryan Mishra is a real teen prodigy. At an age when children usually play under the evening skies, Aryan Mishra used to scale it. At an early age of 14, this passionate space enthusiast discovered a near-Earth asteroid in All India Asteroid Search Campaign, a nation-wide search campaign. …

The shortage of masks had led to skyrocketing prices in the market. Finding a cost-effective alternative that recycles heaps of plastic is killing two birds with one stone.  Researchers at IIT Mandi develop high-efficiency face masks out of waste plastic bottles. The PET bottles were successfully converted into a nanofiber membrane. This membrane is layered …

I am being shown a regular cola bottle (PET bottle) filled with what is told to be water, but is black, hazy, and resembles more of dust and dirt. Then a finger long cartridge is corked in like a bottle cap.  The chap who shows me this is tacitly observing the curiosity in my eyes, …

According to the medical journal The Lancet – as featured in an article in Bloomberg – Coal provides roughly 70 percent of India’s electrical energy needs, even as 1.24 million citizens die annually as a result of the country’s choking smog. According to Greenpeace and Air Visual, 7 of the world’s top 10 cities with …

For the past few years, engineers have been a subject of extreme mockery for the netizens. Social media is filled with memes (a millennial lingo) on how jobless engineering students are. We often have this misconception that engineering student in India either end up in a 9 to 5 job working on excel sheets or …

How often we have wondered if people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see? Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution by TouchVision, an IIT Delhi incubated social enterprise is …

How often have we wondered if the people with visual impairment could actually perceive the images we see. Well, the good news is that there is now a solution. Comprising of a portable stand, a tactile book and a mobile app – a ready to use solution is now available in the Indian markets. Ankita …