• Jun 16 2019

    Kanhaiya M, a differently-abled student from Bangalore was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, a genetic disorder that leads to deterioration of muscles and ultimately, the loss of muscle mass. He was bed-ridden during his II PUC and able to attend only one lecture class per day. But these, in Kanhaiya's eyes, were nothing more than obstacles to conquer in the way of his II PUC final exams. With the help of a Scribe to write down answers that he dictated, Kanhaiya answered as many questions as he...

  • Jun 15 2019

    Aanishka Sarpal, a student of the St Felix High School and Junior College in Pune won the 9th edition of the IIHM Young Chef India Schools culinary competition after months of hard-work. Aanishka first qualified within her school, then competed with contestants from other schools within the state and finally went on to win the national level competition from a total of 28,000 participants. Multiple tasks were presented to her to be completed within one hour and Aanishka credits her focus and...

  • Jun 14 2019

    Nia Tony, an Indian student from Dubai, won the Paper category of the Emirates Environmental Group's nationwide recycling campaign that aims to keep the environment clean and green. Nia went around campaigning in her neighbourhood, collected discarded paper and magazines from her friends at school for the purpose of recycling. In total, she collected a whopping 14,914kg of paper, the highest to have been collected among those participating. Seven-year-old Lacksana Karthikeyan was the runner up...

  • Jun 13 2019

    Uday Kiran Parida, a student from New Delhi, was eager to do his part to help the people of Odisha who were struck by Cyclone Fani. The 3rd standard student went selflessly to the Office of the Principal Resident Commissioner on 8th May, 2019 with two piggy banks that contained all the money he had saved over the years. His gesture was one of true empathy because he donated all of his Five Thousand Five Hundred and Thirteen ruppes that he had been saving to visit the Amusement Park that summer. ...

  • Jun 12 2019

    If you live in the tropics, you know how much of this fluid your body churns out, every time you are away from a fan or cooling system. Now imagine that every drop of your perspiration could be used up by your clothes to keep you cool! This is what Rohit Nemani, 17, aims to develop to help athletes sweat less. This cooling fabric is proposed to have electrodes woven into it. He explains that the salts contained in our sweat can be used to generate electricity using the electrodes. This electri...

  • Jun 11 2019

    Two higher secondary students from Dubai, Anirudh Mahesh and Aamir Kudel, made good use of the Social Service project from school by gifting a new, modernized library to the Government Vocational Higher Secondary School in Malappuram, Kerala. Anirudh played his guitar at various events and Aamir Organized exhibitions with his paintings to raise the total cost of Rs 1.25 lakh that was needed. They bought and collected around 4000 books in both English and Malayalam and set up a reading room with ...

  • Jun 10 2019

    IIT Graduate Eshan Sadasivan was inspired to come up with DESKIT when he saw that young students in Government Schools were not given proper infrastructure in school or at home. In order to try and ease their burden of carrying heavy bags to school and back home, he designed a lightweight backpack which could be turned into a desk which stands up on foldable legs. At the cost of Rs 400, the bag weighs a mere 680 gms. This, Sadasivan hopes, will ease pressure on the students' backs and help them ...

  • Jun 09 2019

    Bullying is a problem in schools around the world and teacher Karen Lefave (Massachusetts, USA) was worried about her third grade students because they were in tears because of bullies in the School Bus. The Bus Bully Project was her experimental initiative to try and stop this bullying. As part of this project, third graders were asked to make note of name-calling, pushing, teasing, and yelling and draw pictures to represent bullying. Then older students who were identified as the ones respon...

  • Jun 08 2019

    Studying the results of a student-led survey in New Delhi that said that 58% of the participating students could not express their feelings to their parents, group of 6th and 7th graders – among them, Roshni Kumari, Mehjabi, Vishakha, Akansha and Rachana Gupta decided to come up with a Communication Kit to facilitate parent-child communication. This kit could be easily made by anyone at home and consists of a voice recorder/ letterbox for children to record or write down their feelings, ...

  • Jun 07 2019

    With websites like White Hat Jr. offering online kids-coding courses, children who are interested to know how apps and games work can try now their hand at coding, starting at as early as the age of ten. Several schools, too, are implementing coding programmes for students and shifting away from traditional computer syllabi. Many of them also have coding clubs and hold workshops. Vyom Bagrecha, a 10 year old, has developed a Health based app that is now available on Play Store for download. He ...

  • Jun 06 2019

    Sidharth Anantha, a 16-year old Indian American student, has developed a device that can be attached to glasses and shoes to help the visually impaired navigate streets. It uses two systems to function- the Echolocation system first measures the distance between the user and obstacles in front of them. Then, the Arduino microcontroller creates an output in the form of sound and vibration. Additionally, a camera placed on the glasses takes continuous set of images and sends it to a computer. Anat...

  • Jun 05 2019

    Protests have sprung up all around the world to increase awareness about Climate Change and students are taking to the streets in India to demand action from the authorities, all inspired by the 16-year old Swedish activist, Greta Thunberg, a nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.   “We can’t save the world by playing by the rules, because the rules have to be changed.”   Greta Thunberg might be young but her power is anything but weak. Being one of the youngest p...