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Part of the tribe! Part of the tribe – an epithet that probably brings in images of communal fervour and community bonding. But, it wouldn’t be necessarily a statement that you would associate with a chain of backpackers hostels. The Lost Tribe Hostel might be that new a figment of that tangible imagination. The low-cost …

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A substantial portion of the urban youth is embroiled in deliberation and public discourse like never before. Right from cutting back on their caffeine consumption and filing taxes to choosing the next step for our curriculum on primary education, urban youth are right in the thick of things. But, often this demographic tag of urban …

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“We were going to Gujrat to attend the Rally for the Valley. Now, in an organised peaceful rally, we found the attitude of authorities towards us as immensely hostile. I felt like this was not my country; seemed like an alien land perhaps. All four of us were dragged into a police van for no …

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“Strengthening India – one step at a time”. This phrase felt absolutely true when I visited the social activity centre of Prayas in Bhabra, Gujarat. Prayas is a micro-finance and social development NGO established in 1997. It’s vision is to have a more sustainable and equal society through social activities in villages and providing funds to …

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In speeches, predictions, and statistics, India has been widely proclaimed as a ‘young nation’. This term has ensued because of the substantial population of young individuals in the country. According to the Census of India, 2011, the youth population (18 – 29 years) was 422 million, accounting for around 1/3rd of the total population of the …

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In Chess parlance, Checkmate is the position in which a player’s king is in check, threatened with capture, and there is no way to remove the threat. Essentially, this means that a player has potentially lost. But, this term has transcended into routine lingo to signify ‘Defeat’. But, Chess prodigy Devanshi Rathi’s initiative Project Checkmate tries to reverse the literal effect …

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“If you can direct one person to make a difference, you can practically help in ploughing a path for everyone to make a difference”, said Pooja, suddenly setting a profound tone within her otherwise cheery narration of co-founding a youth-driven, waste and water management initiative named ‘Why Waste?’ in Bangalore. Pooja S Tanawade and Garvita …

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AIR 8 Megha Arora from Agra proves by action that if determined enough, one will find ways to do things despite odds. Dreams begin where accomplishments halt. It is believed that children follow their parents’ footsteps and their growth stagnates once they reach the accomplishment of their parents. However, Megha Arora, the daughter of an …

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Kunal Chandiramani is a 14 year old boy who is a programmer in practice and an innovator at heart. Kunal has two successful start-ups as of now and has won 9 awards in total for his coding skills, the most prestigious being the National level Ethical Hacker Award, IIT Bombay. Pulled by his inquisitiveness on …

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IITian

For Brijesh Saroj, the son of a daily wage worker in Uttar Pradesh, getting into IIT was a dream come true. Many youngsters get busy with their personal lives  once they achieve their dream. But Brijesh was different,  he has decided to pay back by taking care of the current underprivileged students. Brijesh came to …

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