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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 …

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 …

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 …

“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 …

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 …

Kunal Chandiramani, a 16 year old from Bhopal 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 how …

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 …

It was never easy to change stereotypes, but this girl did not settle for anything less. According to a report by the United nations,India comes second in the number of,child marriages.However,15 year old Priya Jangid, from Alwar is determined to remove this name from the list. She has made a considerable contribution to the field …