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May 19, 2020
A simple story can change your life. Here's how
Complicated times can be helped by simple measures.

May 13, 2020
How Vikas Khanna distributed 4 mn ration in India
"I'm not doing any favour. I'm giving back to my country."

May 07, 2020
Physically challenged stars take lockdown challenge
These talented youngsters prove that nothing is impossible.

April 20, 2020
Lockdown Diaries: What's model Alice cooking?


April 16, 2020
Who are these COVID-19 warriors?
Femina magazine salutes the indomitable spirit and selfless service of 15 women who have contributed to fighting the deadly pandemic.

April 03, 2020
Rihanna just made history with this mag cover
Rihana rewrites the rules on the cover of British Vogue.

March 24, 2020
They help volunteers 'volunteer'!
Those In Need bridges the gap between volunteers and NGOs looking for the right candidates, says Sneha Bhattacharjee.

March 12, 2020
NGO that helps young minds become entrepreneurs
360 Degree has a network of more than 500 volunteers across the nation.

March 11, 2020
Have you heard Suryakant Sawhney sing?
Hindi lyrics are no bar to the global appeal of his music.

March 09, 2020
Why SHE rode SOLO from Kashmir to Kanyakumari
Neetu Chopra, who travelled solo between Kashmir and Kanyakumari covering 7,600 km in just 18 days, tells Rediff.com's A Ganesh Nadar why girls should not be scared to dream.

March 05, 2020
Life lessons from Mandira Bedi
'Whether it's a morning walk, an evening swim or an afternoon workout in the gym, just get moving.'

How a 23 year old is helping India save water!
You can too, by following Garvita Gulhati's tips, says Swarnami Mondal.

March 02, 2020
SEE: The Skateboard Sensation!
Meet street skateboarder Jay Singh, 18, proud winner of the Skater of the Year Award.

February 28, 2020
To Hell And Back
If you think life has made Asna a bitter person, you are wrong; she is one young woman full of positivity and dreams.

February 19, 2020
Ditty sings to save the world
'I have a voice and must use it to do as much as I can.'

February 18, 2020
Rs 200 to Rs 50 lakh! A designer's success story
Mohammed Mazher reveals how he carved his niche and made it to the top.

February 15, 2020
How actor Rekha inspired this fashion designer
'She has been a huge inspiration in my life as a designer.'

February 14, 2020
Wheelchair bound, she's travelled solo to 58 countries
Globetrotter Parvinder Chawla's story will make you believe that nothing is impossible.

February 12, 2020
'India has an enormous pool of talent'
Lakme Fashion Week Gen Next designer, Chandrima Agnihotri, tells Rediff.com what she has planned for her runway debut.

February 10, 2020
LFW 2020: How models prepare for a fashion week
We bring you some glimpses from the LFW fittings.

February 07, 2020
From Dharavi with love: Mc Altaf raps for you
'That's what I plan on continuing to do with my music.'

February 04, 2020
5 lessons from USA's first bisexual beauty queen
Miss Utah 2020 Rachel Slawson is busting stereotypes while raising awareness about mental health, body issues and self love.

February 03, 2020
How Jawed Habib built a multi-crore business
'I have had my share of failures... But these failures have not curbed my junoon (passion). My passion has remained with me despite my failures.'

January 31, 2020
SEE: Why Vedarth Thappa is the fittest man in India
The engineer on how he built his body and conditioned his mind to represent India at the CrossFit Games 2020.

January 27, 2020
Barack Obama is a big fan of Prateek Kuhad
'The discipline of writing and polishing a song is way harder,' Prateek Kuhad, the singing sensation, tells Veer Arjun Singh.

January 14, 2020
Tell us what's in your lunch box?
Share pics of what's in your lunch box and we'll publish the best responses.

January 11, 2020
Heard Bombay Lokal's rebellious, angry, music?
Their music, available online, sung in Hindi, English, Urdu and Marathi, displays a new grammar and vocabulary which expresses the language of the disempowered,

January 10, 2020
Would your kids like to visit Prani?
Prani is both a home for rescued animals and a habitat classroom for kids.

January 07, 2020
VIDEO: How to make delicious lauki ke kofte
Try this quick and easy recipe at home and let us know how the dish turned out.

December 23, 2019
Gorgeous! Meet Miss Teen International 2019
Aayushi Dholakia from India was crowned Miss Teen International 2019.

December 20, 2019
The Jazz Player
Adil Manuel offered to show her their passports.

December 18, 2019
India's Suman Rao is Miss World Asia 2019
Glimpses from the Miss World pageant.

December 16, 2019
Have a special Christmas recipe? Share it with us!
It's time to share your favourite Christmas recipes!

December 11, 2019
Why Zozibini Tunzi is the Miss Universe we need
Inspiring words by Zozibini Tunzi, the newly crowned Miss Universe 2019!

December 09, 2019
Must read: How I won Comic Con 2019
Mumbai's Trisha Devadiga, one of the winners at Comic Con 2019 tells Rediff.com's Hitesh Harisinghani how she designed the fascinating costume from scratch.

December 04, 2019
The lady behind the Teach For India phenomenon
"No problem is insurmountable," Shaheen Mistri tells Anjuli Bhargava.

December 02, 2019
Dancing for a Dream
Mumbai's break dancers pin their hopes on their passion to dance to get out of city's ghettos.

November 27, 2019
Inspiring! This data scientist is only 12 years old
The class 7 student was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion.

November 22, 2019
'Men worship Durga, but don't respect their own women'
Sharmila Nair's campaign '18 Shades of Black' is inspiring Indian women to talk about the restrictions they faced while growing up and encouraging people to find solutions.

November 20, 2019
Of passionate riders and a motorcycling career
Veer Arjun Singh finds out what a bunch of passionate bikers can teach us about the adrenaline-fuelled hobby

November 16, 2019
This 18-yr-old is making reusable napkins
'I was inspired to produce cotton sanitary napkins after I faced health problems due to the use of ordinary pads.'

November 14, 2019
The 7-year-old who designed today's Google Doodle
Gurgaon based Divyanshi Singhal's doodle of Walking Trees was selected from over 1.1 lakh entries across India.

November 11, 2019
PIX: Why these Indian artistes deserve applause
The grit and determination of these specially-abled artistes will fill you with positivity.

November 07, 2019
'Make the most of adversity'
'Stumbling blocks teach a lot and should be taken as stepping stones.'

November 04, 2019
ये ओडिशा के गरीबों को डॉक्टर बनने में मदद करते है
अब वह भुबनेश्वर के आर्थिक रूप से पिछड़े विद्यार्थियों की डॉक्टर बनने में मदद करते हैं।

October 25, 2019
He helps Odisha's poor become doctors
He now helps financially challenged students from Bhubaneshwar become doctors.

October 24, 2019
This IIT student cracked the perfect GRE score
Taher Poonawala, 20, a student of IIT-Madras from Mumbai reveals his study secrets.

October 18, 2019
Inspiring! They donate their hair to cancer patients
Having cancer can be devastating. But for women, the side-effects of the disease, especially the loss of hair, is the hardest part.

October 14, 2019
How poker changed their lives
Four individuals who have taken up poker professionally tell Norma Godinho/Rediff.com how their stars have changed for the better.

October 11, 2019
Curvy yet sexy! Meet plus-size lingerie model Ali Tate
Meet Ali Tate Cutler, who is one of four models featured in the launch of Bluebella and is the only plus-size model among all.

October 03, 2019
Gandhi@150: Students offer amazing solar lamp tribute!
One million schoolkids around the world build and light solar lamps.

September 30, 2019
Why is everyone congratulating Sara?
Check out the winners of GQ Men of the Year awards 2019.

इस गली बॉय ने अपने करियर की शुरुआत मुंबई की एक चॉल से की
पाँच सालों में नेज़ी उर्फ़ नवेद शेख़ मुंबई की झोपड़पट्टियों में रहने वाले एक गली बॉय से भारत के रैप जगत के सितारे बन गये। 2014 में आफ़त के साथ अपना रैप करियर शुरू करते समय उन्हें पता था कि उन्हें सफलता ज़रूर मिलेगी। लेकिन उन्हें अपने सामने आने वाली चुनौतियों का अंदाज़ा नहीं था।

September 26, 2019
This Gully Boy started his career from a M'bai chawl
When he started off his rap career with Aafat! in 2014, he knew he would find success. Little did he imagine the obstacles he'd have to encounter.

September 23, 2019
She is teaching school kids to code, use AI
Suriya Prabha trains students from government schools in rural Tamil Nadu to code and use Artificial Intelligence to solve problems.

September 20, 2019
What makes this 18 YO artist so special?


September 17, 2019
Why this artist is living at the NY Met for 200 hours!
Nikhil Chopra is the first Indian artist to strike it big on an international scale, a part of a group of breakaways who have turned the foundations of the art world on its head, points out Kishore Singh.

September 12, 2019
Inspirational! Prafull Sawant and his Super 25
The idea of a free learning centre took birth in Sawant's mind while he was still in school.

September 10, 2019
Inspiring! Shikoh Zaidi's Red Revolution
A Class 12 student is changing the lives of the girls in her village, says Geetanjali Krishna.

September 06, 2019
INSPIRING! He's teaching India's women to be safe
Abhishek Yadav holds a Limca record for training 5,700 girls in self-defence techniques in Kunda, Pratapgarh and other places in Uttar Pradesh.

September 05, 2019
Kolkata gymnasts take the Internet by storm


August 31, 2019
Will Miss Nagaland be the next Zeenat Aman?
"She is beautiful, soft spoken and intelligent," Zeenat Aman said about Imlibenla Wati who was recently appointed Global Ambassador of Miss Super Talent World.

August 27, 2019
The (V) Unbeatable team that might win America's Got Talent!
Mumbai dancers fuse lyrical hip hop and b-boying with elements of American cheerleading and trapeze-esque bits from the circus.

August 23, 2019
Inspiring! This model turned rejection into SUCCESS


August 22, 2019
'My parents encouraged me to be a model'
Lakme model Suni Singha reveals how her parents pushed her to follow her childhood dream.

August 21, 2019
'Women make better stock market traders than men'
Meghana Malkan, a stock market maven, talks about why women make better traders than men, why Nifty is likely to remain in the 11000-12000 range till December, and offers her success mantras for making money consistently by trading the stock market

August 20, 2019
At 14, this model said NO to marriage!
Pressured to get married at 14, Gunjan Raghav turned to modelling.

August 19, 2019
Navneeth Murali is 2019's Spelling Bee Champion


Whoa! Cheese margarita pizza is this model's weakness


August 13, 2019
कैसे बना एक रेलवे कर्मचारी का बेटा भारत का #1 रैपर
उन्होंने हमें बताया कि कैसे किया उन्होंने अपने सपनों को साकार।

August 08, 2019
How son of a railway employee became India's #1 rapper
From a contestant on a reality show to a judge, Dilin Nair aka Raftaar shares the secrets that worked in his favour.

August 06, 2019
Ridiculous! She was body-shamed for being 'curvy'


August 05, 2019
WATCH: The Indian rap queen with a sexy voice
International hip-hop artiste Raja Kumari talks about fighting criticism, her love for India and finding the country's next big talent.

August 01, 2019
Beauty queen with a hearing disability wins hearts
Meet Vidisha Baliyan, the first-ever Indian to win the title of Miss Deaf World 2019.

July 29, 2019
In pix: An Indian family that inspires pilots
Since 1954, the Bhasins have collectively flown every aircraft in India.

एक एमबीए, जो बन गयी प्लेबैक सिंगर
आँचल श्रीवास्तव ने एक बड़ा जोखिम उठाया जब उन्होंने एक अच्छी नौकरी छोड़ कर फुल-टाइम सिंगर बनने का फ़ैसला लिया।

July 26, 2019
How this dance crew did India proud
Mumbai-based V Unbeatable has clinched the golden buzzer at the reality show America's Got Talent 2019, making India proud on an international platform.

July 25, 2019
The MBA who became a playback singer
Aanchal Shrivastava took a huge risk when she quit a well paying job to become a full-time singer.

July 24, 2019
He is speed-climbing the world's highest peaks
Nirmal Purja is a multiple Guinness World Records holder for quickest ascents of Everest, Lhotse and Makalu.

July 22, 2019
किस प्रकार एक 17 वर्षीय किशोर भारत के प्रवालों और समुद्री जीवों की रक्षा कर रहा है


July 17, 2019
How a 17 YO is saving India's corals and marine life
Mumbai teen Siddharth Pillai has designed and patented a technology that prevents coral bleaching and will save hundreds of marine species from extinction.

July 16, 2019
Homemaker to Muscle Mom!
Mamatha, a 'simple, hard working village girl', battled stereotypes, shaped her body and confidence to become one of India's top bodybuilders.

July 10, 2019
The India-born model who won Miss Universe Australia
Melbourne based Priya Serrao is the first beauty queen from the country with an Indian connection.

July 02, 2019
This woman's eco-friendly pads are solving 3 problems
Shaidalin Marbaniang's eco-friendly napkins solve three problems -- accessibility, sustainability and also generates employment.

Must-read! 8 inspiring quotes by Priyanka Chopra
Your weekly shot of wisdom from Priyanka Chopra.

June 28, 2019
Rejection to success: How I became a beauty queen
Miss Teen World 2019 Sushmita Singh shares her inspiring journey to the top.

June 26, 2019
Why the Ambanis love this woman
Dolly Jain knows 325 ways of draping the sari, a talent that has taken her to the Limca Book Records.

June 17, 2019
First look: Meet the winners of Miss India 2019
Presenting the winners of fbb Colours Femina Miss India 2019.

June 14, 2019
Kartikey Gupta from Maharashtra tops IIT-JEE
The 17 year old from Ballarpur, Maharashtra has scored 346 out of 372 marks in the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) results announced Friday.

June 12, 2019
Have you heard about the Buddha Fellowship?
Anjuli Bhargava discovers how the Buddha Fellowship is attracting India's brightest minds to solve its problems.

Why Facebook honoured this Indian engineer
Zonel Sougaijam, a 22-year-old civil engineer discovered a WhatsApp bug that violated the privacy of a user.

June 10, 2019
At 21, she's the youngest to travel to 196 countries
America's Lexie Alford has travelled to almost every country on earth.

June 06, 2019
'I was told I am not beautiful': Miss India Teen 2019
Sushmita Singh is the first Indian to win Miss Teen World 2019.

June 05, 2019
NEET results: Rajasthan's Nalin Khandelwal tops exam
The results of National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2019 were declared Wednesday, June 5, 2019.

Shaken not stirred! Meet the goddess of drinks
A star behind the bar, Sonali Mullick loves to serve cocktails with a twist.

June 04, 2019
Is this the world's CUTEST dog?
We asked you to share pics and stories of your furry companions. This is what Pratik from Sydney shared.

Must read: A runner's inspiring message for India
"I am running for HOPE -- Humanity, Oneness, Peace and Equality," says Sufiya Sufee.

June 02, 2019
नायगाँव से LA: कैसे एक डांस वीडियो ने बदल दी उनकी ज़िंदग़ी
मुंबई की झुग्गियों से दुनिया के सबसे बड़े रिऐलिटी शो तक। आइये देखें नायगाँव के वी अनबीटेबल डांस क्रू ने कैसे बनाई अपनी पहचान।

May 31, 2019
WOW! 7 Indian-American students crack Spell Bee
A record seven Indian-origin students and one American have won the prestigious 2019 Scripps National Spelling Bee.

माहवारी की तकलीफ इन्हे न होने के बावजूद ये इनके लिए मायने रखती है
'यह एक प्रकार का भेदभाव है। यह महिलाओं के मूल मानवाधिकार का हनन है।'

The 21 year old who designs IAF's patches of honour
Saurav Chordia's morale patches celebrate bravery and glorify events that are significant for different IAF units or squadrons.

May 29, 2019
Naigaon to LA: How these dancers did India proud
Mumbai-based dancing troupe V Unbeatable received a standing ovation from the audience and judges at America's Got Talent, a leading talent reality show.

May 28, 2019
He may not bleed, but periods matter to this man
Women should stop being ashamed of their periods. They should start celebrating it, feels Nishant Bangera.

May 26, 2019
In Pics: Models turn up the heat at Cannes
Celebs turned heads at Cannes with their showstopping display on the red carpet. Take a look at the best looks from the film festival.

May 24, 2019
Sushmita celebrates 25 years of winning Miss Universe
The former beauty queen took to Instagram to remember and thank her fans.

May 22, 2019
How a food delivery guy became an Internet HERO
Zomato executive Pathikrit Saha delivers cancelled food orders to underprivileged and needy kids in and around Kolkata, putting a smile on their faces.

May 20, 2019
This boxer was told 'Yeh mardon ka game hain'
After going on to conquer the ring, Nikhat Zareen hopes to inspire young girls to follow in her footsteps and fight for their dreams.

May 17, 2019
Meet the youngest woman to scale Mount Everest
At 23, Sheetal Raj from Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand is the youngest woman to scale the world's highest peak.

Indian YouTuber Ajey Nagar in Time's Next Gen Leaders


May 16, 2019
How to be an Instagram star, like Priyanka Chopra
It is amazing how she used social media to network, inspire and give back to society while building an international career.

May 14, 2019
The 'viral' RCB girl is more than just a pretty face!
Internet sensation Deepika Ghose tells the real story.

May 10, 2019
Why Modi must meet Santosh Kaveri
Find out why his dreams of being an innovator-enterpreneur shattered.

May 09, 2019
This couple is building mud homes that save 50% water
Pune architects Dhruvang Hingmire and Priyanka Gunjikar are building houses out of mud and stone, employing local artists and contributing to the village economy.

May 04, 2019
In pix: The inspiring journey of Miss Teen USA 2019
At 18, Kaleigh Garris' talent and humility will make you fall in love with her.

May 02, 2019
CBSE class 12 results: Hansika, Garima top exam
Hansika Shukla from Ghaziabad and Karishma Arora from Muzaffarnagar scored 499 out of 500 marks to top the CBSE Class 12 results this year.

April 25, 2019
Take a bow, Sonali Bendre Behl!
The actor was one of the winners of the I Am Woman Awards 2019.

April 18, 2019
Must read! The incredible success story of Faasos
Jaydeep Barman and Kallol Banerjee reveal how they built the company from scratch.

April 15, 2019
Who is Alexina Graham, Victoria's Secret latest angel?
The 29 year old from Nottinghamshire is the first red haired model to gain her wings.

April 11, 2019
They won't let India's coral reefs die!
Coral reefs protect coastal areas from flooding and high waves, function as fish nurseries, provide subsistence food, and of course, draw in tourists

April 10, 2019
'I want to remove the tezaab from their minds'
Activist, motivational speaker and acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal talks about her 'not so glamorous life', daily struggles and how she's preparing herself for the future.

April 09, 2019
Why Modi loved this father's zero waste wedding invite


April 08, 2019
IAS topper: Don't be afraid to dream big


Watch! IKKA, Anushqa sing for you
They'll have you grooving to their latest numbers.

April 05, 2019
UPSC results: IIT-B's Kanishak Kataria tops exam


April 03, 2019
The ONE mistake you should avoid on a keto diet
Ditch the cheat day on a keto diet, says study.

Who is Melvin Louis, the man in Sana Khan's life?
Melvin Louis, 31, is a successful dancer-choreographer and social media influencer.

April 01, 2019
An acid attack survivor's BOLD message for India
Laxmi's bold and powerful message

March 30, 2019
Why Abhishek Jaiswal likes trainspotting
He often spends nights camping on the platforms of obscure stations, sometimes without food or water, anticipating the entry of a train -- either on camera or simply as a memory.

March 29, 2019
21 वर्षीया ने खोला श्रीनगर की महिलाओं के लिये जिम
कश्मीरी लड़कियाँ, जिन्हें पहले महिला ट्रेनर्स नहीं मिल पाती थीं, आज मेहरीन अमीन के जिम में फिटनेस की ओर अपने कदम बढ़ा रही हैं।

March 28, 2019
How I scored 99 per cent and topped ISC exam
You have to work hard and smart, says Gaurav Sood.

How this Mumbai boy is changing lives!
With a small team of like-willed youngsters, Himanshu Goenka is creating opportunities for underprivileged children to dream big.

March 27, 2019
At 21, she started a gym for Srinagar's women
In Mehreen Amin's gym, Kashmiri girls who earlier had no access to female trainers, are 'gymming' their way to fitness.

March 24, 2019
At 21, hijabi model Halima Aden turns designer
The Somali-American model is making the right career choices.

March 21, 2019
Crafting their way to success!
When these villagers had no work, an NGO stepped in and transformed their lives, says Geetanjali Krishna.

March 13, 2019
Impossible to I'm possible: How I became a successful pilot
'I've flown more than 2000 flights so far. A pilot retires at sixty five, and I want to keep going until then to prove the naysayers wrong.'

March 11, 2019
WATCH: These dancers will steal your heart!
These differently-abled superwomen will make you feel proud.

Azim Premji's 10 mantras for SUCCESS!
You must enjoy winning. But do not let it go to the head.

March 07, 2019
Dyslexic and successful: Meet the victors
From memorising things to managing anger, these icons found the perfect way to overcome dyslexia.

March 05, 2019
डी एमसी: धमाकेदार रैपर गर्ल
हिप-हॉप आर्टिस्ट दीपा उन्नीकृष्णन ने रिडिफ़.कॉम की दिव्या नायर को बताया कि उनके जैसे कलाकारों को सफलता तक पहुंचने के लिये कितनी कड़ी मेहनत और कितना लंबा इंतज़ार करना पड़ता है।

Glass ceiling? What's that, ask these gritty women
These inspiring stories of women shattering the glass ceiling will make you believe in a brighter, gender positive future for India.

March 01, 2019
Dee MC: The badass rapper girl
'To share knowledge, to tell them the importance of voting, girl child education, menstrual hygiene.'

February 28, 2019
How this pop star became Instagram's most followed woman


February 25, 2019
This model's pic is going viral. Here's why


Oscar special: Lessons from Black Panther designer Ruth Carter
When rejected for a role in the school play, she took to costume designing by chance.

February 23, 2019
Is that REALLY Priya Varrier?
Priya Prakash Varrier looks unrecognisable in a Ritz magazine photo shoot.

February 22, 2019
भारतीय छात्रों ने किस तरह से 6 दिन में दुनिया का सबसे पतला उपग्रह बना डाला
श्रीमती केसन ने छह साल पहले भारत के लिए यह सपना देखा और स्पेस किड्ज़ इन्डिया की स्थापना अपनी बचत के थोड़े-थोड़े पैसों से की।

February 21, 2019
एक आइपीएस ऑफ़िसर ने कैसे पायी अंटार्क्टिका पर जीत
अपर्णा कुमार ने न्युमोनिया और मौसम की मार से लड़ कर रचा इतिहास

How Indian students built world's thinnest satellite in 6 days
They made history for India and the world.

February 20, 2019
MUST SEE: He's the D'Evil in Gully Boy!
The Mumbai rapper shares his story with Rediff.com's Hemant Waje.

February 18, 2019
Ayaan Kapadia, India's youngest author, is just 10 years old!
The 10-year-old who shares his birthday with William Shakespeare talks about his inspiration to write, his mini library and big dream.

February 15, 2019
Actor. Model. App developer. Meet Lyndsey Scott
At 34, Lyndsey is a Jill of all trades and a master too.

February 11, 2019
Watch! Is this the most important race in India right now?
The Mahindra BAJA SAE India recently held its annual challenge for undergraduate engineers.

February 08, 2019
A Star chef in 3 nations
'More and more young chefs, instead of inventing new things, are exploring more deeply inside India,' Indian Accent's Manish Mehrotra tells Rahul Jacob.

February 06, 2019
How an IPS officer conquered Antarctica
Aparna Kumar fought pneumonia and extreme weather conditions to make history.

January 22, 2019
Inspiring life lessons from the Everest Twins
While they are setting a lesson for young girls across the world to live their dreams, the adventure loving twins have plenty of inspiration for you.

January 21, 2019
'People feel ballet is not our culture'
Apeksha Bhattacharya has dedicated her life to popularising ballet.

Ishan Goel, 19 is the brain behind viral brown egg campaign
The US-based marketing guru revealed the secret sauce behind the viral campaign.

January 18, 2019
Satyarup Siddhanta's incredible record!
Satyarup Siddhanta is the youngest mountaineer in the world to climb both the Seven Summits and the Seven Volcanic Summits.

January 15, 2019
Ulka and Rajeev convert buses into ladies's toilets
Ulka Sadalkar and Rajeev Kher are transforming Pune's public restrooms and offering a dignified solution to India's sanitation needs.

January 11, 2019
This 23 year old is the hero of Chennai
Through the Uravugal Trust, Khaalid Ahamed has enabled the dignified burial of 150 plus unclaimed bodies in Chennai.

January 09, 2019
This 13 year old is UAE's youngest CEO
'Imagine if we were able to fully use our creativity and knowledge, we will be able to achieve the impossible.'

January 07, 2019
Who is Fiji water girl, Golden Globes' beautiful photobomber
International model Kelleth Cutbert's photographs from Golden Globes is a meme that has now gone viral.

January 04, 2019
5 inspiring quotes from Jeff Bridges that will change your life
The man is easily one of the most deserving of the Cecil B deMille award this year.

January 02, 2019
Indian-origin Dhruv Manoj bags gold at World Memory Championship


December 31, 2018
5 lessons to learn from Dipika Kakkar's <em>Bigg Boss 12</em> win
Why the Sasural Simar Ka star deserved to win the reality show.

OMG! Janhvi Kapoor's got a new chic hairdo
Janhvi, who is known for her straight long hair, sported a short bob on Cosmopolitan's cover.

December 24, 2018
The florist who designed Isha Ambani's wedding
The celebrity florist has designed for the Royalty and more recently, Isha Ambani's wedding.

From Mexico to India: Meet Miss Teen International 2018


Indians who made us proud in 2018
PV Sindhu, Depika Padukone ensured Indian representation on the global front.

December 20, 2018
A municipal school produces karate champs
A municipal school in Tamil Nadu is encouraging its students to excel in karate and chess.

Pix: How Urvi Shetty became India's top model
The 23-yr-old from Mumbai believes that healthy competition brings out the best in you.

December 19, 2018
Meet Nadia Nighat, Kashmir's first female football coach


The Indians who broke the Internet in 2018
From the winking girl to the dancing amputee, these people won over the Internet and our collective hearts.

December 18, 2018
Click! Click! Photographing their way to success
By teaching professional photography to the differently-abled, KnowDisability is helping them take charge of their lives.

December 09, 2018
Meet the most beautiful woman in the world


December 07, 2018
Sunny Leone is 2018's most searched female celebrity


How a Gujarat doc performed the world's first robotic surgery
Dr Tejas Patel from Akshardham in Gandhinagar showed the world how it is done.

December 06, 2018
Deepika dethrones Priyanka to be sexiest Asian woman of 2018


At 8, Ryan is the richest YouTube star
The mini mogul from America made $ 22 mn last year just reviewing and playing with toys.

December 05, 2018
Yulu bikes: Pedal your way to beat the traffic
Yulu founder Amit Gupta believes bicycle sharing is the next big thing.

Wow! Mina Guli is running 100 marathons to save water
Mina Guli wants to complete 100 marathons across the world to raise awareness of water scarcity and save water.

December 04, 2018
Meet the Indian photographer who covered Priyanka-Nick's wedding
He made it to GQ's 50 Most Influential Young Indians' list.

November 29, 2018
The Indian teen who took on Donald Trump
Weather is not climate, Astha Sarmah, 18 from Assam corrected the US President in a tweet that has now gone viral.

November 27, 2018
Why Mary Kom is an inspiration for us all
The six-time world record holder's fascinating journey has lessons for all.

November 26, 2018
Pix: How Manushi is spending her final days as Miss World
See how Manushi Chillar is making the most of her last few days in China.

November 22, 2018
At 12, this young scientist is solving a global problem
'In India, we don't have ways to easily detect or measure contamination levels.'

November 21, 2018
Why India loves Deepika more than Sachin, Virat, Alia
Amitabh Bachchan and Deepika Padukone are among the top influencers in India.

November 16, 2018
Bikini-clad Rhea Chakraborty is the definition of SEXY


Garima Arora: First Indian woman to win a Michelin star
The Bangkok-based chef's never-give-up attitude combined with passion for cooking has paid off.

November 15, 2018
The 12-year-old who wants to save the oceans
Haaziq Kazi, disturbed by the damage we have done to marine life, has designed a solution to save the oceans.

November 14, 2018
Anisha Padukone's sweet gesture for bride Deepika
The supportive sister just changed her Twitter handle to 'ladkiwale'.

How a Mumbai student designed Google's Children's Day doodle
Rahul Pingla from Mumbai shares the thought behind Google's Children's Day doodle.

November 12, 2018
How Winnie Harlow created history at Victoria's Secret show


November 09, 2018
Worried about the air you are breathing?
Three IIT-M students have developed a smart air purifier that removes dust, pollen, pet dander, particulates and pollutants that cause us the most harm, like mould, viruses, bacteria and gaseous chemicals.

This ex-investment banker is changing rural lives
Gaurav Mehta, one of 100 'Young Global Leaders', is tapping entrepreneurs inside rural Indians.

November 08, 2018
Sonakshi looks straight out of a fairy tale
Her look in the latest Hello! mag cover is what dreams are made of.

November 06, 2018
How an amputee conquered the Himalayas


November 01, 2018
This 11-year-old is coaching BTech, MTech students
Mohammed Hassan Ali wants to teach a thousand engineers by end of 2020.

October 26, 2018
She's the first Indian to win Miss Deaf Asia crown
Nishtha Dudeja from Haryana won the title at the 18th edition of Miss and Mister Deaf World.

October 22, 2018
This beautiful picture is winning the Internet today


October 17, 2018
Is this dusky beauty India's answer to Kylie Jenner?
At 19, aspiring model and make up artist Mira Patel is a huge Instagram sensation.

October 11, 2018
Sarnath Banerjee isn't writing graphic novels anymore
'There is no audience anymore for my graphic novels. Few people seem interested in what I find interesting,' Sarnath Banerjee tells Uttaran Das Gupta.

October 08, 2018
This Indian beauty queen is following Narendra Modi's footsteps
She is a 'beautiful' advocate of Mother Earth.

Nadia Murad: The woman who refuses to be silenced
The Nobel Peace Prize winner's battle against Islamic State will go down in history.

October 04, 2018
Meet the first Kashmiri Pandit beauty queen
'Now they want me to be the game-changer -- to be the first-ever Kashmiri Pandit to carve a niche in the fashion world.'

October 03, 2018
Too cute! How this young woman is fighting body issues


October 01, 2018
This gorgeous woman will represent India at Miss Universe 2018


September 21, 2018
In Pics: The futuristic hippie brigade is here!
Presenting the best looks from the Byblos show.

September 20, 2018
Air hostess to DJ: An inspiring journey
Paroma Chatterjee has done over 800 gigs, performed at many big clubs in India and abroad and won acclaim for her skill.

September 17, 2018
How this plus-size blogger learnt to love her body
'You may be beautiful and have the perfect body. But if you have big boobs, you'll still get teased.'

September 14, 2018
Video: Who inspires Janhvi?
The young actor talks about her inspiration.

September 12, 2018
Have you heard of the alum Ganesha?
Wishal Soni talks about his eco-friendly, pocket-happy model to save the environment.

September 11, 2018
Meet Maya, the Queen of Love
'People don't like me wearing saris. But I am an Indian drag queen. I will wear a sari.'

September 10, 2018
Meet the real showstoppers!
Five acid attack survivors walked for designer Agnimitra Paul's show in Kolkata.

September 05, 2018
Teacher's Day: Inspiring lessons from Einstein, Kalam, Obama


#BeingBebo! Kareena's jaw-dropping moment
Is it hot in here? No! It's just the Kareena effect.

September 04, 2018
The one thing Chef Vikas Khanna can't live without
The Michelin Star chef and host of MasterChef India, who penned his first work of fiction, shares stories from his life.

September 03, 2018
Meet Dheemanth Nagaraj, first Indian to get Intel Fellow award


August 23, 2018
What YOU can learn from Saurabh Chaudhary
The champion shooter's gold medal is the result of hard work, patience and humility.

August 22, 2018
Tears to Triumph: How Vinesh Phogat inspires India


August 21, 2018
Happy birthday Ismat Chugtai, says Google
The Indian author was born August 21, 1915.

August 15, 2018
DON'T MISS: An acid attack survivor's I-Day appeal
Live and let live. Be independent, says Anmol Rodriguez.

August 14, 2018
WATCH: Rannvijay's I-Day dream for Young India
Rannvijay Singh believes that freedom is to be able 'to dream big and achieve it.'

August 10, 2018
Sindhu is the Vitamin India needs
Thank you, Sindhu, for inspiring us with your passion.

August 08, 2018
Rannvijay's wake-up call for India's youth


7 career lessons from Indra Nooyi


August 06, 2018
What I learned from failure: Lessons from a co-founder
It's important to learn from failure, and just show up the next day, and the next, till you've got it right, says Radhika Ghai, co-founder, ShopClues

Akshay Venkatesh: The king of numbers
Devangshu Datta walks you into the mind of the winner of the Fields Medal, considered by pure mathematicians as the equivalent of the Nobel Prize.

August 03, 2018
Trollers, meet Hanan Hamid, the showstopper
Hanan Hamid walked the ramp wearing a traditional half-saree to promote Khadi products here.

August 02, 2018
Is Sashi Cheliah MasterChef's best winner yet?
The Singapore-based contestant is the first to have scored 93 out of 100 points to win the 10th season.

August 01, 2018
How 3 village children cracked the JEE
The biggest challenge all three faced was that they had had no prior experience in taking an online test, Roshni, Manish and Karan tell Geetanjali Krishna.

A daughter's perfect retirement gift for mother
Ashrrita was co-pilot on the same flight that her mother Pooja Chichankar was serving on her farewell day.

July 27, 2018
Meet India's youngest archaeologist (he's 17)
Arsh Ali's work is about getting reliable evidence about the ancient Buddhist link between India and Egypt, discovers Veenu Sandhu.

July 25, 2018
#WednesdayMotivation: Parkour daredevils challenge social norms in Egypt
This could be Egypt's first professional all-women parkour team.

July 24, 2018
Why is this beauty queen upset with India
Despite being the third runner-up in the Miss International (Deaf) contest, she is the beauty queen you haven't heard about!

July 23, 2018
'My father is a ragpicker. I want to be a neurosurgeon'
Asharam Choudhary, son of a ragpicker battled the odds to study at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi.

Tilak Mehta, 13, could be India's youngest techpreneur
The teenager's simple idea to solve a problem has been developed into an app which launched July 18 in Mumbai.

July 19, 2018
Marathwada to the UN: How a farmer became an entrepreneur
Godavari Dange, a school dropout who was widowed at the age of 19 is now changing the lives of farmers in her village and beyond.

July 17, 2018
8-yr-old yoga champ wins British Indian of the Year award


July 13, 2018
5 important lessons from Hima Das's INCREDIBLE win
Hima Das's journey from the rice fields of Assam is to a world champion today is inspirational.

July 10, 2018
India's golden girls glam up Femina's latest cover
Meet the heroes from the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Success lessons from a multi-millionaire


July 08, 2018
Three small success stories. 3 big life lessons
Young people have an abundance of choice today. Yet finding purpose is an altogether different challenge for them.

July 02, 2018
How this 23-yr-old won 3 million fans on Instagram


Is there anything Jacqueline cannot do?
The beauty queen turned actor talks about her new athleisure start-up.

July 01, 2018
Kylie Jenner is the most influential person on the Internet
Joining her on the list is her brother-in-law Kanye.

June 28, 2018
His company has been saving the planet for 29 years
Ved Prakash who has been working in the field of recyclable raw materials for 29 years aims to 'create value' every day.

June 27, 2018
Pix: She is India's first Tribal Queen
Pallavi Darua was crowned winner at Adi Rani 2018, a first-of-its-kind beauty contest held in Orissa.

June 25, 2018
Why Srishti Jain is India's Hunger Hero
The co-founder of Feeding India is changing the way India deals with wasted food.

June 21, 2018
#YogaDay: 800 differently-abled set a world record
They set a Guinness World Record for 'Largest Silent Yoga Class.'

Meet Bandicoot, the robot
How robots may eradicate manual scavenging in India.

June 19, 2018
She quit a cushy job to teach tribal kids to paint


June 15, 2018
Chennai's pavement football stars!
A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com meets Chennai's all-girl street children football team who competed in the Street Child World Cup in Moscow.

June 13, 2018
Yoga@19,000 feet! How Indian women army officers set a new record
They set a new world record of performing Yoga at the highest altitude.

Must-read! Deepika's beautiful post about depression
The actor, who fought her own battle with depression, wants you to join her fight and make a difference.

June 12, 2018
How the Royal Wedding gave a Mumbaikar her first plane ride
'What is the purpose of your visit?' the immigration officer at London Heathrow asked Deborah Das.

June 11, 2018
Don't miss! Mindy Kaling's practical advice to class of 2018
'Don't let anyone tell you that you can't do something, but especially not yourself. Go conquer the world. Just remember this: Why not you? You made it this far.'

June 09, 2018
Richard Gere's Indian-inspired fairy tale wedding
The 68-year-old actor who married his girlfriend arrived in a tuk-tuk to the venue.

June 06, 2018
Want to ace the law exam? Let 2018's toppers tell you how
Aman Garg, 17 Devansh Kaushik, 17 and Anmol Gupta, 18 share their success journey.

June 04, 2018
Welcome to the jungle! 5 safaris to beat the summer heat


CBSE special topper: Find love in what you do
Anushka Panda, who has spinal muscular atrophy tells us how she scored 97.8 per cent and topped CBSE class 10 examination.

June 01, 2018
Indian-American Karthik Nemmani wins National Spelling Bee
The 14-year-old correctly spelled 'koinonia' to win the title.

May 29, 2018
Stanford grad. YouTube sensation. And she's just 19
Shyamoli Sanghi is India's newest teen popstar.

May 19, 2018
The Indian guests at the Royal Wedding
'It is a great honour and responsibility because I will be a representative of India at the wedding,' Suhani Jalota -- whose Myna Mahila Foundation was selected by Prince Harry and Meghan Markle as one of the seven charities to benefit from donations from the Royal Wedding - tells Rediff.com's Archana Masih.

May 17, 2018
Manish Malhotra on how he made it to Cannes
Manish Malhotra talks about his work, success and how he survived the industry for nearly three decades.

May 15, 2018
When Elsa Hosk posed in nothing but diamonds
The model has been soaking up the sun at the French Riviera.

ISC Topper: How I scored 99.5%
Abhijnan Chakraborty tells us how he topped the ISC Class 12 examination.

May 14, 2018
How PeriFerry is changing transgenders lives
A 22 year old's social enterprise serves as a bridge between transgenders and companies that want to hire them

May 12, 2018
Game of Thrones' actor fought Bell's Palsy to become world's strongest man
Hafpor was diagnosed with Bell's Palsy in 2017.

May 11, 2018
Google celebrates Mrinalini Sarabai's 100th birthday
Today's doodle, illustrated by Sudeepti Tucker, shows Sarabhai with her signature parasol while her students are dancing on stage.

May 08, 2018
Manish Malhotra will debut at Cannes this year
The talented designer will work with Magnum to create a unique accessory.

The one career advice Katrina gave sister Isabelle Kaif
The best life lesson one can get from a talented actor.

May 07, 2018
Why Twitter's Biz Stone invested in this Indian startup
The Visit story.

May 04, 2018
What Prince George thinks about Meghan Markle
American writer Gary Janetti imagines Prince George as a mean Shakespearean character.

After 170 men, she is Salem's first woman collector
Rohini Bhajibhakare won't waste a moment on this statistic because she has far more important things to do.

May 03, 2018
Will Orkut founder's Hello replace Facebook in India?
With one million users in Brazil, and 35,000 here in India within three weeks -- are we going to witness an encore from Orkut Büyükkökten?

May 02, 2018
Look who's teaching young India to talk about sex!
Meet the inspiring youth-led YP Foundation.

April 27, 2018
Today's Google doodle: Who is Mahadevi Varma?


Sabyasachi first Indian to win National Intellectual Property Award 2018
Sabyasachi Couture is recognised for its contribution to the design industry.

Pix: When Diana Hayden proved she's more than a beauty queen
The former Miss World has shaped the lives of many.

April 26, 2018
Punjab to New York: Ola co-founder Bhavish Aggarwal's red carpet journey
The Ludhiana-born engineer is among the youngest entrepreneurs on TIME's 100 most influential people.

How Durjoy Datta became a bestselling author
"When my friends used to go for movies, restaurants, vacations etc, I used to write," the author told students of UPES, Delhi.

April 25, 2018
Video: Deepika speaks about fighting depression at TIME 100 Gala
"I want you to know that we're all in this together, and most importantly that there is hope," Deepika Padukone told the audience at TIME 100 Gala.

The Indian who's World Swimsuit model of the week
Bangalore-based Smriti Subs was first scouted when she was 13.

April 24, 2018
The Indian who's World Swimsuit model of the week
Bangalore-based Smriti Subs was first scouted when she was 13.

Who is Millie Bobby Brown, youngest on TIME's 100 list?


April 22, 2018
This Indian scientist turns e-waste into valuable materials
Mumbai-born Veena Sahajwalla has developed a microfactory in Australia to upcycle electronic waste.

April 20, 2018
6 night markets in Asia waiting to be explored
These Asian markets will offer you a cracking night out!

This fitness influencer has a message for overweight men
He wants you to join him in his transformation journey.

April 19, 2018
This model reveals the dirty secret behind Instagram photos
Chessie King is making people appreciate their flaws and imperfect bodies.

April 18, 2018
A weaver's daughter's zero-waste idea to save Planet Earth


April 17, 2018
At 7, he's the youngest to scale Kilimanjaro
And that age is just a number.

This Israeli-American architect is trending thanks to Brad Pitt
Neri Oxman is an award winning architect who combines technology with botany and life.

April 16, 2018
'It's society that teaches children that transgender people are bad'
But this project is changing that -- one public artwork at a time.

April 13, 2018
Aishwarya, Modi among world's most admired people of 2018
YouGov's annual list features five Indians among its Top 20.

Meet Afroz Shah, who helped bring turtles back to Mumbai's beaches
The vulnerable Olive Ridleys returned to Mumbai's shoreline after 20 years!

April 12, 2018
The sunshine story from Kashmir
From one of Kashmir's worst trouble spots, Adeeba Tak emerges as a story of hope.

Life lessons from a 74-yr-old marathon runner
He is the living proof that you are never too old to run a marathon.

April 11, 2018
Who is Anand Ahuja, the man Sonam will marry?
The fashion entrepreneur owns two apparel brands Bhane and Veg Non Veg.

Google celebrates KL Saigal's birthday with a doodle
The doodle is designed by Vidhya Nagarajan.

Inspired by Jack Daniel, Mumbai boy creates winning cocktail
He will now get a chance to take a guided tour to the iconic Jack Daniel Distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee.

April 10, 2018
'Thanks Maa and Paa': Miss Deaf India's heartfelt letter to her parents
She is now preparing to win Miss Deaf World 2018.

April 09, 2018
Copy Cat! This Instagram account is shaming Indian designers
The list includes A-listers like Archana Kochhar, Nikhil Thampi, Falguni and Shane Peacock.

April 06, 2018
Meet Majizhiya Bhanu, India's first hijabi bodybuilder
The hijab is never an obstacle, says the 23-yr-old achiever from Kerala.

April 04, 2018
How a techie became a popular wedding photographer
Manvi Gandotra's journey will inspire you all.

April 03, 2018
Why did Google doodle Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay?
India's freedom fighter's interest in arts led to setting up several institutions of learning in independent India.

April 02, 2018
How 1 Indian woman's Saahas is helping women in 196 countries
This is the story of Kirthi Jayakumar.

March 31, 2018
MBA to minimum wage earner: Deepak Singh's amazing journey
When Deepak Singh first started working as a salesman in the US, he was ashamed of the fall in status this signalled, says Vikram Johri.

March 29, 2018
How a trip to India made her a million-dollar entrepreneur
Eddy Brooks of Bhakti Chai is minting millions selling chai.

March 28, 2018
Meet the BSF's first woman officer
'Not as a man, not as a woman, not as a girl,' says Assistant Commandant Tanu Shree Pareek.

The 24-yr-old mountaineer Sachin and Hrithik are cheering
Arjun Vajpai, 24, will attempt Mt Kangchenjunga in April 2018.

Class of 2018: India's rising stars under 30


March 27, 2018
The only Indian model on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list


This mother-daughter is making millions by saving the planet
By using recycled resources to create earth-friendly gifting options, the venture Surprise Someone is changing the way India smiles.

March 26, 2018
Beautiful and brave! A burn survivor is helping people embrace their scars
Scars are nothing to be ashamed of, says the founder of Love Disgfigure.

Why Google is celebrating India's Chipko movement
Google pays a fitting tribute to the women who sacrificed their lives to protect India's forests.

March 23, 2018
Srishti Bakshi left her job in Hong Kong to walk 3,800 km
She is changing India one village at a time.

March 22, 2018
#InstaInspiration: How to slay it like Cara Delevingne
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

Google doodles Japanese geochemist Katsuko Saruhashi
Dr Saruhashi is renowned for her groundbreaking research as a geochemist.

She conquered chronic fatigue to become a fitness guru
Meet the Australian pole vaulter, who didn't let poor health dictate the way she lived.

March 21, 2018
Google doodles shehnai maestro Bismillah Khan's 102nd birthday
Bharat Ratna recipient Ustad Bismillah Khan was born March 21, 1916.

'I am not a size zero and I'm happy'


March 20, 2018
Differently-abled, not different
For teams that work on projects to make art, culture and travel accessible to the differently-abled, the experience of seeing faces light up is reward in itself.

Undefeated! He overcame cerebral palsy to become a boxer
He didn't let cerebral palsy come in the way of his boxing dreams.

March 19, 2018
Trash to cash: The Indian chef who is recycling waste
This entrepreneur has already recycled 119 tonnes of trash in Bengaluru.

March 16, 2018
The beautiful mind of Balkrishna Doshi, who won architecture's Nobel Prize
He designed some of India's most iconic buildings.

March 14, 2018
Why was Stephen Hawking so loved in popular culture?
The many reasons why the famed scientist was a minor celebrity in Hollywood.

#InstaInspiration: 10 times Stephen Hawking taught us about life
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers

Revealed! Why India no longer produces supermodels
Noyonika Chatterjee spills the beans.

March 13, 2018
PIX: Backstage at the world's largest transgender pageant


March 12, 2018
Google doodles chemist Sir William Henry Perkin
Perkin is credited with discovering synthetic dye at a young age of 18.

Video: This dancing duo is quietly making India proud
Few in India know that Elvis & Namrata won at the World Salsa Summit in Miami!

March 10, 2018
First look: Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott post pic of their daughter
Kylie's daughter turned five weeks old and the reality star surprised fans with her pic.

How these techpreneurs are making a difference
Their success stories will inspire you too.

March 09, 2018
Chiki Sarkar: The 'Power Trailblazer' who is changing the way we read
Chiki Sarkar's literary juggernaut.

8 million trees are cut per year to make pencils! They can change that
Two young entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu are making pencils eco-friendly.

March 08, 2018
Racing car driver AND pilot: Meet India's fastest woman
Sneha Sharma is shattering speed and societal barriers.

Photos that capture the real spirit of women
These images will make you weep with pride.

A daughter's story: Saving my mother from my brother
In a world where parents think sons will care for them, a daughter changed her mother's life.

March 07, 2018
Women Power: For these entrepreneurs, age is just a number
Meet the trailblazers on Forbes 2018 list.

Inclusion Rider: The reason why the world wants to know about Kalpana Kotagal
Here's how she is linked to the most talked about Oscars speech of the year.

March 06, 2018
Google doodles Spanish writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Spanish-language writer Gabriel García Marquez was born on March 06, 1927.

How I built the Miss Malini empire
Malini Agarwal reveals how she blogged her way to Bollywood, fame and success.

March 05, 2018
When Syrian refugee Bana Alabed came to the Oscars stage
Bana Alabed's tweets from war-torn Syria made a world numbed by the violence care again.

Oscars special: Meet the Raj Kapoor of Hollywood
He is the showman of Hollywood.

February 28, 2018
Raman Effect: Why today is National Science Day
On this day in 1928, CV Raman discovered a phenomenon of scattering of photons.

#InstaInspiration: How to boss up and create your own lane like Mithali Raj
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

February 27, 2018
Why IBM is in awe of Tanmay Bakshi
Meet the teen tech prodigy, educationist, AI expert and lover of SpongeBob SquarePants.

February 24, 2018
What it means to be the world's smallest woman
Jyoti Amge explains while Sadiya Upade listens in.

February 23, 2018
Dhinchak Pooja or Priya Varrier: Who's the hottest internet sensation?
Which of these talents impressed you the most?

This man is helping fight India's mental health taboo
His anonymous online platform helps people seek help without disclosing their identity.

February 21, 2018
#InstaInspiration: How to be at the top of your game in your 30s
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

'My parents convinced me to move to Bombay'
How a girl from a small town in Assam is making big strides in modelling.

February 20, 2018
Meet Himanshi Khurana, Internet's newest love
The 26-yr-old actor from Punjab has a million followers on social media.

Ayush Kishore, the boy who worked out the math of being a good human
The teen math prodigy is donating his prize money to good causes.

February 19, 2018
Golden Man Booker Prize: Naipaul, Rushdie, Arundhati Roy in the race
The authors are in competition for a special Golden Booker Prize.

Auto Expo 2018: Meet India's Cartists
Video: Meet India's Cartists.

February 16, 2018
Priya Prakash beats Sunny Leone
With over three million followers on Instagram, Priya has become a social media sensation overnight.

Why this model-celebrity chef loves India
Australian MasterChef runner-up Sarah Todd can't get over India.

February 15, 2018
Meet chef Dharshan Munidasa, the man behind Ministry of Crab
Meet Dharshan Munidasa, the man behind Ministry of Crab.

February 14, 2018
#InstaInspiration: How to be as extraordinary as Elon Musk
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

How one man is making kissing fashionable
Bobo's work speaks for the liberation of love :)

February 13, 2018
Meet Pad Didi
Maya Vishwakarma gave up her job as a scientist in California to make 'No Tension' sanitary pads for tribal women who have never used one before.

Priya Prakash Varrier: The girl internet is crushing over right now
A million followers on Instagram in less than a day...can you beat that?

How Arjun Shah scored a perfect 340 in GRE
"I never expected it. It was too good to be true," says the 20 year-old.

February 12, 2018
'My grandfather was a close associate of Mahatma Gandhi'
How a half-Norwegian designer found her roots in India.

February 09, 2018
Meet the Pad Women of India
They have been working on menstrual hygiene awareness for years.

February 08, 2018
This PadMan from Jharkand has a message for Modi
'There are so many schemes announced for the benefit of farmers, women and less privileged sections of our society. But how many of these are being availed of?'

February 07, 2018
Sreemoyee, keeper of stories
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu's writing, much like its creator, defies the very idea of labels.

11.11, Eka, Maku: Slow fashion for a fast world
Slow fashion for a fast world.

February 06, 2018
Vir Das to become Dr Vir Das in June
His alma mater in the US will honour him with a doctorate.

Gigi Hadid, Gal Gadot's agency IMG Models to represent Priyanka Chopra


Our fearless future: 30 young Indians the world should know about
Meet the new class of Forbes India 30 Under 30.

February 05, 2018
How I shot the viral photo of a single mother doing <i>kanyadaan</i>
Chennai-based wedding photographer Varun Suresh tells his story.

February 04, 2018
Why Lakme's only transgender model is upset
Anjali Lama tells Anita Aikara/Rediff.com how she struggles to find acceptance in society and work in the city.

February 02, 2018
Tanishq's single mom ad to Hollywood: How Priyanka Bose broke stereotypes
Every time she takes to the stage, the actress has a bold message to share.

February 01, 2018
Google doodle honours poet Kamala Das
On this day, February 1, in 1976, the Kerala-born poet released her autobiography, My Story.

January 31, 2018
#InstaInspiration: If Meryl Streep's quotes were motivational posters
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

January 30, 2018
'We don't have a Gandhi to free us'
In the cry for freedom in a dark corner of the globe, they discovered that The Mahatma remained India's greatest icon.

10 food pix that will make you hungry
Readers share their food pics. You can share yours too!

Dusky and sexy! This model is set to take over Lakme Fashion Week
The 19-year-old will make her debut at LFW.

Not IQ or EQ, love is the secret to self-made billionaire Jack Ma's success
The Alibaba tycoon is all about Love Quotient, not IQ or EQ.

January 29, 2018
Grand Slam success: How Roger Federer does it
The tennis player's 20th Grand Slam win speaks volumes about his commitment to the game.

January 25, 2018
How we designed Deepika, Ranveer, Shahid's <i>Padmaavat</i> costumes
Designers Rimple and Harpreet Narula share their creative journey.

The bold, crazy story of Tesla CEO Elon Musk's salary!
The entrepreneur, who draws a minimum wage, won't be paid if he doesn't meet ambitious goals. But...

Google doodle celebrates Virgina Woolf's b'day


The Indian women who conquered the world!
Meenakshi and Mookambika tell Rediff.com's Archana Masih about their incredible, unforgettable, journey and the desperation for Gandhi in a dark corner of the world.

January 24, 2018
National Girl Child Day: How Malala Yousafzai will help India's girls
Apple has teamed up with the Malala Fund to support girls' education.

#InstaInspiration: How to tackle problems like Deepika Padukone
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

'Posting sexy pix is no way to become a vlogger'
'What do perverts buy? They don't even buy condoms.'

January 23, 2018
What I learned from acid attack survivors: Shah Rukh Khan's passionate Davos speech
The superstar received the World Economic Forum's prestigious Crystal Award in Davos.

Davos Special: 10 inspiring life advice quotes from global leaders
This is what makes the World Economic Forum's annual summit special.

What's so unique about New Zealand's pregnant PM?
Meet all the cool women who worked through their pregnancy.

January 22, 2018
EXCLUSIVE! Brit-Asian singer sings Tum Hi Ho for you!
A half-Indian Chandrika Darbari is creating waves in the international music industry.

Google doodle celebrates Sergei Eisenstein's 120th birthday


January 20, 2018
Having a baby post 35? These tips will come handy
Handy tips for the countdown to your due date.

January 19, 2018
PIX: Miss World Manushi Chhillar makes her debut
She may not have bagged a film yet, but she has arrived.

January 18, 2018
Inside Story: The making of a Kingfisher model


January 17, 2018
#InstaInspiration: How to chase success like Sachin Tendulkar
Your weekly shot of inspiration from super achievers.

Meet Slick Woods, the model who is redefining beauty with a crooked smile
A rising model, she has struggled with drug addiction in the past.

January 16, 2018
Chunky and Ananya Panday's adorable Le Bal pix
4 young Indians made their debut at Le Bal 2018.

Why India must LISTEN to this man
'We are applying the wrong method by making our children sit in a classroom for eight hours, listening to someone talk.'

January 15, 2018
How Chhavi Gupta scored 100 in CAT in her first attempt
She is one of only two girls among the top 20 who cracked the Common Admission Test this year.

January 12, 2018
Gal Gadot's powerful message for women across the world
Gal Gadot delivered this speech while accepting #SeeHer award.

Why Harbhajan Singh is a fan of this young woman?
The woman in question is a young Mumbai-based cake designer.

How Lilly SIngh became the world's highest-paid female YouTube star!
Superwoman Lilly Singh shares her secrets.

January 11, 2018
How Patrick D'Souza cracked the CAT 14 times!
And Patrick D'Souza managed to score a perfect 100 in 4 of his attempts!

Why India loves birthday boy Rahul Dravid
Fondly called The Wall, India's former captain has a lot to be inspired from.

January 10, 2018
#InstaInspiration: The principle that made Jeff Bezos the world's richest man
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers

January 09, 2018
CAT Results: Meet the 100 percentilers
Two women and three non-engineers are among the 20 candidates who have scored 100 percentile in the Common Admission Test (CAT), 2017.

Aarthi Kannan quit Goldman Sachs to teach
'Unfortunately, our system doesn't care for slow learners. That's where tutors like us come into play,' Aarti Kannan tells Rediff.com's Divya Nair.

The significant women & men of 2017 we should remember in 2018
It was a year of heroes without capes.

Why today's Google Doodle honours Har Gobind Khorana
It is the 96th birthday of the Indian Nobel Prize winner you probably hadn't heard of.

January 08, 2018
How Seth Meyers used humour to talk sexual harassment
Television host Seth Meyers spoke about sexual misconduct and inclusivity at the workplace in his monologue at the 75th Golden Globes.

Why Golden Globes is celebrating Oprah Winfrey
To say Oprah Winfrey is a life in inspiration would be an understatement.

Meet Saru Jayaraman, the desi who walked the red carpet with the stars
The Indian-American was one of the real sheroes at the awards.

January 07, 2018
#InstaInspiration: What Priyanka Chopra learned from Oprah Winfrey
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

January 04, 2018
Meet the BITS-Pilani alumnus changing life in the hills with jobs
He is stemming migration to cities and ushering in social change in Uttarakhand.

January 03, 2018
The story behind Mindy Kaling's TIME cover with Oprah & Reese
The magazine's latest cover features Storm Reid, Mindy Kaling, Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon.

The young man who proved all nosy Anu Aunties wrong!
Dangal filmmaker to now direct Varun Agarwal's success story!

January 02, 2018
6 months in a coma. 3 years in a wheelchair. But she never gave up.
How Rayna Arya, who became a victim of a hit-and-run at age 12, got back on her feet again.

December 29, 2017
Will WhatsApp work on your phone in 2018?
The full list of platforms that WhatsApp will stop supporting in the new year.

'A car wouldn't refuse to move if a woman is driving'
Meet Selvi, the abused child bride who refused to be held back by her gender.

December 28, 2017
The teen who could revolutionise the war against heart attacks
He invented a skin patch that can detect a silent heart attack 6 hours before it happens!

December 27, 2017
#InstaInspiration: Serena Williams' comeback secret
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

This duo made Rs 20 crore selling T-shirts online
Their bootstrapped brand sold 25,000 units on Flipkart in five days during the 2017 festive sale.

December 26, 2017
The Robin Hoods of today's India
These Indian Robin Hoods have the perfect solution.

December 22, 2017
From Assam to UK: Meet the adventurer who cycled 241 km to clear litter
His magic wand is his floating bicycle made of bamboo!

December 21, 2017
The amputee who helps other amputees scale mountains
Meet Mona Patel, one of CNN's Top 10 Heroes of the Year.

December 20, 2017
#InstaInspiration: To dream and create like Lady Gaga
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

MUST READ: Harsh Mariwala's ADVICE for entrepreneurs
Marico Chairman Harsh Mariwala shares his career lessons and success mantras.

Blind topper: 'I am not ambitious. I am goal oriented'
Payal Taori, Mumbai University's MA topper this year, shares her journey.

December 19, 2017
Why a cafe owner became CNN's Hero of the Year
Bitty and Beau's is no ordinary coffee shop.

Watch! How the music bug bit India's techno king
Meet Arjun Vagale.

December 14, 2017
What inspires Rohit Sharma?
Understanding India's cricketer of the moment.

December 13, 2017
#InstaInspiration: How this top model went from depression to superstardom in 2 years
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers

December 12, 2017
2 Sisters and A Hundred Hands
It's the happy India story of the day.

December 11, 2017
The teen who is Rwanda's brand ambassador in India!
Neysa Sanghavi, who's only 17, has been recognised for her work with genocide victims.

December 09, 2017
When the incredible woman in today's Google Doodle told us her story
India's first female photojournalist gave this interview to Rediff.com a year before she died.

December 08, 2017
From IAS officer to Sabziwala!
He quit the IAS just 4 years short of retirement and turned entrepreneur.

December 07, 2017
Time Person of the Year: Meet the #MeToo 'Silence Breakers'
They gave voices to sexual assault & harassment survivors across the world.

December 06, 2017
10 reasons why you should be watching John Oliver
His epic public takedown of actor Dustin Hoffman is just the beginning.

She has cracked the code to help smokers quit
'We can either take them head on or let them hold you back.'

#InstaInspiration: One life lesson every recent grad should learn from Melinda Gates
Bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

December 05, 2017
How a middle-class Delhi boy powered his way to Forbes 30 Under 30
Tirthak Saha is living the American dream, but his work has a typically Indian context.

December 04, 2017
What was Miss World Manushi Chhillar up to this weekend?
In photos: The beauty queen finally goes home.

The blind woman who creates entrepreneurs and game changers
Meet Sabriye Tenberken, a German woman who is changing lives in India.

November 30, 2017
How Manushi Chhillar plans to change the world
'You look at her in wonder, blinking to see if she is real, as she talks calmly about her project to spread menstrual health awareness and bring cheaper sanitary napkins to the poor.'

November 29, 2017
#InstaInspiration: What's the richest plus-size model's super power?
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

November 27, 2017
Miss Universe 2017 is a South African beauty
After 4 years, South Africa won the Miss Universe title. They had last won the title in 1978.

November 24, 2017
At 19, Akshay Ruparelia is UK's youngest millionaire
He used to sell homes during his school lunch breaks!

November 23, 2017
The only plus-size model to feature on world's highest-paid list
Ashley Graham, who began her modelling career almost a decade ago, made her debut on the list.

The man who invented the supermodel!
Remembering how Azzedine Alaia, the son of farmers changed the world of fashion.

November 22, 2017
Meet Rukhmabai Raut, the star of today's Google Doodle
The most inspiring story you will read today!

5 times Miss World Manushi Chhillar was the inspiration we needed
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

November 20, 2017
Manushi Chhillar and the making of a Miss World
In photos: A Miss India's journey to the Miss World crown.

Meet the fabulous 51-yr-old hot mom and fitness model
Nishriin Parikh, a 51-year-old fitness enthusiast, wants to inspire youngsters into taking their health and fitness seriously.

November 17, 2017
The legend of Tesla's Elon Musk explained in 10 tweets
The comparison to Iron Man is common.

Malishka reveals the secret to being a successful RJ
Here's more on the profession from Malishka.

Video: The insanely awesome life of the Playboy king
Down the rabbit hole with Cooper Hefner :)

They may have the solution to India's food wastage problem
YCook can add a year of shelf life to food without the side effects of chemical preservatives.

November 16, 2017
Why Forbes 30 Under 30 picked supermodel Karlie Kloss
What makes this supermodel different?

'Rum is the true spirit of India'
With tiger stripes and India in its logo, Gautom Menon wants the world to drink Indian.

#InstaInspiration: Ladies, there's no shame in being a boss!
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

The world is looking at these young Indian entrepreneurs to shake things up
All eyes on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2018.

November 15, 2017
Olympic medallist inspires the first Barbie in a hijab
Fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad is the 1st woman on Team USA to wear a hijab while competing in the Olympics.

Why Google is celebrating Cornelia Sorabji
Lesser known facts about India's first female lawyer.

Rashtriya Bal Kalyan Award for Super 30 founder
Anand Kumar of Super 30 was awarded this honour on Children's Day.

Meet Radhika Jones. She just made history!
10 things you should know about the new (and 1st Indian-origin) editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair.

November 13, 2017
The mother of 2 who won medals for India


November 10, 2017
Desi chic, anyone? This engineer is giving khadi a makeover!
He's promoting khadi through his swadesi clothing brand.

November 09, 2017
Finding the Shero in ordinary women
'Find space for their own dreams, do something about their own potential.'

November 08, 2017
#WednesdayWisdom: Why chef Vikas Khanna thanks the bullies
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

November 07, 2017
Schooling, the Saajha way
A Delhi-based organisation is helping parents become involved with their children's school experience, says Geetanjali Krishna.

November 01, 2017
Dyslexic. High school dropout. Billionaire.
Your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

How to leave a corporate job and start a dream cafe
Radhika Shastry left her job, moved to the Nilgiris and opened a cute café -- and she's cooking quite a meal of it.

Keeping it real and funny
Standup comics today have greater freedom to develop their unique brand of comedy.

October 26, 2017
New moms, this is the wrong way to lose weight
Avoid these five mistakes new moms make to lose post-pregnancy weight.

October 25, 2017
#WednesdayWisdom from the Superwoman of comedy
Where we bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers

October 20, 2017
7 young men and their unusual start-up
The Bombay Hemp Company offers goods fashioned out of hemp, the lesser known cousin of ganja.

October 13, 2017
Meet the drop-dead gorgeous supermodel from Nagaland
Ketholeno has come a long way from her humble beginnings, but she is still rooted to her culture.

October 12, 2017
Meet Bharti Kher, the President's artist-in-residence
Bharti Kher is a researcher, a mathematician, an anthropologist, and a rare contemporary artist pushing boundaries in her creative quest.

October 11, 2017
Stressed? Depressed? This designer's inspiring message is for you
Designer Masaba Gupta wrote these inspiring words on her Instagram page and you have to read it!

The banker who became an organic farmer
Deepak Gupta grows chemical-free food and wants farmers to go back to the practices they once knew but have forgotten, says Aditi Phadnis.

October 06, 2017
Why is this rapper from Gaza singing songs of unemployment?
Meet Ibrahim Ghunaim, who raps to a different beat in an Islamist-ruled Palestinian enclave.

October 05, 2017
You'll stop eating sugar after reading this!
A high sugar diet could increase your risk of heart disease.

The photographer behind these pics is a Bollywood actor
Presenting 8 knockout pics from Boman Irani's Instagram account. Yes! You heard it right.

Bringing the phulkari back in vogue
A mother-daughter duo is working tirelessly to revive the art and empower rural artisans too.

October 03, 2017
A school where teachers don't 'teach'!
Some 230 kilometres from Kolkata, in West Bengal's Birbhum district, 500 children stand out because of their 'unconventional' education, says Anjuli Bhargava.

A new Paris museum for designer Yves Saint Laurent
The museum will be located in the building where the designer spent nearly 30 years designing his collections.

September 29, 2017
I am Shalini Chauhan, a warrior!
In a patriarchal Uttar Pradesh village, a young girl is making a difference.

September 28, 2017
Halima Aden, the model who's making hijabs fashionable
Her motto: Why blend when you were made to stand out!

American icon Hugh Hefner, who introduced the world to Playboy magazine is dead
A glimpse into the flamboyant life of Hugh Hefner.

September 27, 2017
#WinnersDoThis: Let Paulo Coelho tell you!
Where we bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

6 million reasons why you should know this cancer scientist
Dr Manjiri Bakre's OncoStem is revolutionising breast cancer treatment. And has raised $6 million to do more!

September 26, 2017
Real heroes: Beyond the glamour of the Vogue awards
From Indian women's cricket team captain to the SBI chairman, the list is stellar.

Pushing limits of human voice to find popularity
Give it up for the power of beatboxing.

September 25, 2017
The thinking that men should not cry is a result of patriarchy!
She quit her career in financial services to pursue her passion for writing.

September 23, 2017
Google celebrated her 100th birthday. Who was Dr Asima Chatterjee?
5 things you must know about this scientific trailblazer.

September 22, 2017
The world's richest woman is dead. She was the L'Oreal heiress.
10 things you need to know about the life of Liliane Bettencourt.

Indian anti-acid attack champ wins UN award
A fashion student, this 26-year-old founded an organisation to support survivors of acid attacks.

September 21, 2017
Indian DJ changes the way Hong Kong parties
She spins Bollywood tracks when she's not doing her investment consultant job.

September 20, 2017
#WinnersDoThis: Even Hardik Pandya was once down
In this series, we bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

September 19, 2017
Zahida Amin: The new face of Kashmir
'Zahida Amin and her group of village women have gained a better understanding of India.'

September 18, 2017
The new queens on the ramp!
The unique pageant aims to show the world that beauty can have various meanings.

September 14, 2017
Reese Witherspoon: 'Run away from men who can't handle your ambition'
Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon's powerful words.

September 13, 2017
#WinnersDoThis: Geeta Phogat's <i>'muqaddar ka sikandar'</i> moment
In this series, we bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

September 12, 2017
PICS: Meet the daredevil women bikers of Germany
They are daring and have an adventurous streak!

September 11, 2017
This 19 year old is transforming the lives of underprivileged children
Make The World Wonderful, an NGO founded by Meghana Dabbara in 2015, is on a mission to set up 2,500 child adoption programme centres by 2023.

September 08, 2017
In Pics: Akshay Kumar's best style moments
The actor still makes us go WOW!

September 07, 2017
'Everyday is a cheat day for me'
Whoever thought that models starve themselves needs to think again!

September 06, 2017
Fight like a girl: Women wrestlers in action
Women take it to the mat at an all-women wrestling event in London.

The trainer behind Katrina Kaif's FABULOUS figure
This celebrity trainer worked with Katrina Kaif to achieve her Sheila ki jawaani look.

#TheSecret: When life gave Priyanka Chopra lemons
In this series, we bring you your weekly shot of wisdom from super achievers.

September 04, 2017
Birthday special: How to win at life, the Beyonce way
All bow to Queen Bey!

Woah! The Trivago ad guy is Trivago's country manager!
Meet Abhinav Kumar, the man who is at the centre of countless jokes and memes and is an incredible sport about it.

September 01, 2017
Revenge trumps SEX on YouTube!
Taylor Swift's new revenge song shattered YouTube records and beat the Despacito remix, which was about sex.

August 31, 2017
'Reservation at school level creates an inclusive society'
'Younger children don't really distinguish based on class, gender, income and so on.'

The fashion icon Bill Gates AND Jeff Bezos are scared of!
A peek into the life of the 81 year old even Jeff Bezos can't keep up with!

August 28, 2017
The inspiring story of the deaf model who's breaking the internet
Math teacher. Top model. Dancer. Activist. Nyle DiMarco is all the #MondayMotivation we need!

Future of travel: India's OrcaPod
It's India's foray into what Tesla founder Elon Musk calls the 'fifth form of transportation' and India's only entry at the ongoing Hyperloop competition by Elon Musk's SpaceX.

August 24, 2017
What's up with the first Indian Miss America?
Did you know she was one of the MOST successful Miss Americas ever? And this year she returns to Miss America as a judge.

August 21, 2017
True confessions of a plus-size model


August 20, 2017
'Kangana's personality reflects in her attire'
GenNext designer Deepak Pathak, from UP's Ballia speaks about his first big break, his inspiration and the designer he admires the most.

August 18, 2017
'Kangana Ranaut has daring fashion sense'
GenNext designer Sumiran Sharma, 30, of ANAAM talks about his collection, design inspiration and why he wants to style Kangana Ranaut.

August 16, 2017
The next Indian astronaut
A Rediff.com Exclusive!

August 15, 2017
99 yr old freedom fighter: 'Jail was like university for me'
Meet Bengaluru's fondest freedom fighter, HS Doreswamy, who has been a sprightly witness to the country's ups and downs since 1947.

August 11, 2017
When crazy meets realistic: 7 life lessons from Usain Bolt
As he bids farewell to sprinting, Laxmi Negi looks at the invaluable life lessons UB taught the world.

August 09, 2017
Neeta Lulla: 'I have experienced discrimination and bias'
Tracing the award-winning fashion designer's journey from her humble beginnings to becoming a fashion brand.

August 08, 2017
Vote! Who is the sexiest Game of Thrones character?
Looks like the cast has been abundantly blessed in the looks department.

A husband's adorable letter to his curvy wife
This man wrote a love letter to his curvaceous wife on Instagram and you have to read it!

The former drug addict who turns trash into livelihood
After spending 16 years on the streets as a crack cocaine addict, Fabiana da Silva has not only kicked her addiction and found a way to make a living, she has also earned a degree!

August 07, 2017
Raksha Bandhan quiz: Identify the brother-sister duo
This Raksha Bandhan, check how much you know about celebrity siblings.

Vote: Like Akash Ambani's stylish cover?
The young man, who is leading the Jio juggernaut looks delightfully dapper on the August 2017 GQ cover. Take the poll and tell us what you think of it.

July 26, 2017
5 tough lessons we learnt from the women's cricket team
But the nail-biting final will go down in the record books and so will our girls.

This engineer wants to change tribal lives
Vat Vrikshya -- banyan tree in Sanskrit -- helps tribal women, with absolutely zero formal education, set up businesses.

July 24, 2017
The woman who styled Aamir's hair in Dil Chahta Hai


July 21, 2017
Bodybuilder Kai Greene's advice for Indians
The winner of the Arnold Classic World Bodybuilding 2016 title was in Mumbai to introduce Indians to the western philosophy of bodybuilding.

July 20, 2017
This topper refused to let arthritis deter his dreams
Raj Sheth stood first in the country by scoring 630 marks out of 800 in the final CA exams.

July 19, 2017
Lilly Singh: From 'Superwoman' to UN ambassador
The Indian-origin Canadian YouTube star joins the long list of celebs using their fame to promote a good cause.

The girls who built robots under the shadow of the Taliban
In photos: After US visa battle, all-girl Afghanistan team competes in the first international robot Olympics in Washington, DC

July 17, 2017
Roger Federer and the art of making 35 look cool
We bring you five achievers who are proof that 35 is the new 25.

July 14, 2017
How Anny Divya became India's youngest woman to captain a Boeing 777
While working with Air India, she has also earned a degree in BSc Aviation, done a course in classical key-board, learnt various forms of modern dance and become a lawyer. Anjuli Bhargava profiles the super-achiever.

Being paralysed doesn't stop Eric Paul from setting records
Tamanna Naseer finds out more about the battles Eric Paul fights despite being paraplegic.

July 13, 2017
Pics: Lisa Ray launches Wendell Rodricks' book
The designer puts the spotlight on a secret Goan tradition in his new book.

Pics: Curves are good at this pageant
24 contestants competed in a contest that challenged the modern inclusive standards of beauty.

July 12, 2017
Rifath Shaarook, the boy who built the world's lightest satellite
The lead scientist on the project, which was launched by NASA, is also the youngest at 18. Meet the boy from Tamil Nadu who is already working on his next mission.

Adopted as a child, he now mentors 350 orphans


July 10, 2017
Why the world is talking about 18th century scientist Eva Ekeblad
She paved the way for potato vodka and gluten-free baking. 300 years ago! And that's only two of the many cool things about this Swedish scientist the world is talking about.

July 07, 2017
Anti-hunger Indian hero gets Queen's honour
Ankit Kawatra was one of three Indians to be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II.

July 05, 2017
MOST INFLUENTIAL people on the Internet
Where they go, millions follow.

July 04, 2017
He refuses to let his disability come in the way of his dreams
Confined to a wheelchair, Mohammad Shams refused to let his sporting dreams die.

July 03, 2017
She is bringing the museum into our homes
Dayanita Singh, artist and curator, is giving photography a new art form.

June 30, 2017
Why a planet was named after Sahithi Pingali
Nikita Puri introduces the Indian teenager who has joined the league of innovators with celestial bodies named after them.

June 29, 2017
Born to a sex worker, her story will inspire you
'If she was still alive, I'd respect her choice and stand by her.'

Babysitter to model: How Cindy became an Internet sensation
Cindy Kimberly, 18, went from being a babysitter to a catwalk model, all thanks to Justin Bieber.

June 28, 2017
'People call me a bombshell'
Four contestants who competed at the Lakme Fashion Week Plus size model auditions tell us how they deal with body shaming.

June 23, 2017
When an entrepreneur wins a Rs 1 crore contest!
"The feeling is yet to sink in," says Soumya Mukherji, who will now use the money to convert his dream into reality. He tells Prasanna D Zore and Ashish Narsale all about it.

June 22, 2017
Pics: Who will win Miss India 2017?
They came, they wowed and won our hearts with these gorgeous outfits representing their states.

Anti-hunger hero Ankit Kawatra to get Queen's honour
Ankit Kawatra will be honoured by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace on June 29.

June 21, 2017
This yogini does yoga with a goat!
A Internet sensation, she has over 2.1 million followers on Instagram.

June 20, 2017
His dream is to build schools in India's remotest villages
At 19, he quit everything to work in a tribal village for free.

June 19, 2017
Behind-the-scenes: What it takes to be an LFW model
An amazing crop of talent showed up at LFW's model auditions in Bengaluru but only six made the cut.

Throwing away your old shoe? Think again!
A social venture is recycling shoes so that barefoot children have proper footwear.

June 16, 2017
This farmer's son, a topper, has abandoned his IIT dream
'My family cannot afford to pay for private coaching for IIT-JEE.'

June 12, 2017
'3 Idiots inspired me' says JEE topper Sarvesh Mehtani
'The film released when I was in Class 8. Most of the characters in it inspired me' says Sarvesh Mehtani.

30 students from Super30 crack IIT-JEE this year
Among the 30 students, there are wards from landless farmer, egg seller, unemployed father.

June 06, 2017
'Challenges don't matter; your <i>junoon</i> does'
Meet Namrata Jain, the first UPSC topper from Naxal-affected Dantewada

June 02, 2017
IAS topper: 'Never feel low in confidence after failure'
'Patience, hard work and perseverance are the three simple things that one needs to pass in the UPSC exam or for that matter any exam.'

Spelling Bee: Indian Americans sweep Top 10!
But what's domination without some swag, right?

Ananya, 12, takes home Spelling Bee title


UPSC Topper dreams of a Perfect India
'I felt that becoming an IAS officer would help solve those issues.'

Miss India Grand scores 97.25 per cent
Pankhuri Gidwani took a year's break to focus on the pageant, but scored brilliantly in her CBSE Class 12 exams this year.

May 30, 2017
'I believed in my abilities': ICSE topper Muskan Pathan
Muskan Pathan scored 99.4 per cent in the ICSE Class 10 examination results announced May 29. She topped.

'Work well. Things eventually fall in place!'
Tushar Rishi, 19, conquered knee cancer and other odds to score 95 per cent in CBSE Class 12 results. This is his story.

May 29, 2017
'I am not a genius': CBSE topper
Raksha Gopal scored 99.6 per cent to top the Central Board of Secondary Education's Class 12 results this year.

Visually disabled girl beats odds, scores 96.6%
Dharshana suffers from microcornea which has rendered her right eye almost a 'nil vision' and the left one a partial vision.

May 26, 2017
Hasan Minhaj: Maybe there's something in the chai right now!
Meet the Indian-American comedian behind Homecoming King, which has become the toast of Netlix.

May 24, 2017
A wedding which will make you believe in love
Acid attack survivor Lalita ties the knot with Rahul Kumar at a dream wedding.

May 16, 2017
Did you just buy poisoned fruit?
Use of chemical compounds to artificially ripen, colour and increase the shelf life of fruit is rampant in India.

May 15, 2017
Kara McCoullough, a scientist is Miss USA 2017
The 25-year-old from the District of Columbia is 'the most intelligent contestant in recent memory'!

The Sarod Brothers and their Erod
Sarod brothers Amaan and Ayaan Ali Bangash are waiting to take their creation, the Erod, to the world.

May 09, 2017
This YouTube star has advice for you all
The comedian and vlogger shares some life lessons...

May 08, 2017
Reshma Saujani: The woman who took on Ivanka Trump
10 things you must know about the Girls Who Code founder.

May 05, 2017
Smart India Hackathon 2017: How we created the world's biggest hackathon!
Vivek Kulkarni takes us through the making of the 36-hour event.

April 28, 2017
In Pics: Celebrating extraordinary women
Gauri Sawant, who shot to fame for the Vicks advertisement was honoured with the I Am Woman Award.

April 12, 2017
For the love of dancehall
Jahnavi Sheriff is spreading her love for dancehall in India.

April 07, 2017
'I was stubborn, ambitious, passionate about flying'
Ayesha Aziz has always aimed for the sky.

March 30, 2017
Lawntuba: 4 musicians pursuing their dream
'We are not like those super privileged kids to whom the parents say "Jao beta. Studio khareed lo".'

March 23, 2017
'There's more to life than just marks'


March 22, 2017
'As long as you are not deforming the music, it is fine'
An increasing number of young classical musicians are dabbling in fusion music, discovers Aditi Divekar.

March 16, 2017
Despite Modi's wave, this MBA won Rae Bareli
It was a stunning victory for the US-educated rookie Congress candidate.

March 07, 2017
The 26 year old who leads Ignite India
'We are all unique and that is what I intend to drive home to parents.'

March 06, 2017
Man's world? Not really, say these women
Thirteen women, who have broken gender stereotypes, reveal what it takes to do a 'man's job'.

February 23, 2017
The woman who cured Deepika Padukone
Meet Anna Chandy, chairperson of the Deepika Padukone-led Live Love Laugh Foundation.

February 21, 2017
Photography gave him what a tumour took away: Hope
His heart-warming journey will inspire you to live life to the fullest.

February 20, 2017
He gave up life in America to save India's babies
Ratul Narain -- the entrepreneur behind Bempu -- tells Shobha Warrier that despite the challenges and frustrations, he is living his dream.

February 17, 2017
MUST WATCH: The magical one-man band
Gladson Peter has just one dream -- to put a smile on as many faces as he can.

February 16, 2017
Why she said NO to reservation
'I cannot say I believe in humanity and equality and do exactly the opposite.'

February 15, 2017
Rejected for her weight, she became a beauty queen
At 62 kg, Miss Indore Mannat Singh, who recently walked at the LFW is struggling to gain acceptance on the catwalk.

February 10, 2017
Chocolicious! The best job in the world
The man who tastes chocolates for a living has tasted over 2,200 chocolates from different countries in the last two years, says T E Narasimhan.

The Indian sixth-graders who are taking on Siri
At the GO-JEK hackathon in Bengaluru, there were over 100 people working on their projects. Most were between the ages of 25 and 30. All except the CoderDragons: Mrinal Jain is 11, and Shreyas Katuri is 12. Nikita Puri meets the pre-teens who are building a virtual voice assistant named Erica.

February 09, 2017
Life Lessons from a super achiever!
Teju Ravilochan thinks being unreasonable has so much potential that he named his company the Unreasonable Institute.

February 08, 2017
Your old computer can educate a child thanks to them
Raghav tells Rediff.com's Shobha Warrier how he and his cousin Mukund co-founded Renew IT, which refurbishes discarded computers and makes them affordable for the poor in rural India.

February 03, 2017
This designer wants to dress Narendra Modi
One of India's best-dressed designers Gaurav Khanijo reveals his ultimate dream. Is NaMo listening?

February 02, 2017
Fly your name to the moon for Rs 500
Contributors to Team Indus project will have names etched on an object going to space.

February 01, 2017
The first gender neutral model to walk for LFW
Petr Nitka's advice for Indians: 'It's time we destroyed prejudices and stereotypes'

LFW GenNext: Meet the new kids on the block
These young guns will introduce fresh designs into Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2017.

January 30, 2017
Why an Indian CEO finds Trump 'inspiring'
Devita Saraf, the founder of Vu Televisions, tells Karan Choudhury why she issued a front page newspaper ad praising Donald Trump last week.

January 27, 2017
4,000 farmers owe their livelihoods to her


January 25, 2017
The roar of Blank Noise
Geentanjali Krishna reports on the non-profit public art initiative that is working for freedom from fear and restrictions for women.

January 20, 2017
These cover girls are awesome, and so inspiring!
Let them inspire you too!

January 17, 2017
The Chaiwalli who's taking the Internet by storm
At 27, Uppma Virdi is telling stories, connecting cultures and making a killing out of chai.

January 16, 2017
They quit jobs at Google, Apple to build the Uber for ambulances
Ambee, an Ambulance-hailing app, is set for commercial rollout. Sharath Chowdary profiles the Uber-backed firm that aims to bring online 50% of ambulances across 60 Indian cities over 5 years.

Why Anjali will make waves at Lakme Fashion Week
Anjali Lama will walk for the very first time at the coming Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort Week 2017.

January 10, 2017
#WheelchairWarrior: This 26 yr old's courage will amaze you
Specially abled Sai Kaustuv Dasgupta talks about how he wants to make his life a message to all the 'wheelchair warriors'.

January 09, 2017
What youngsters can learn from Dhoni
As M S Dhoni stepped down as India's ODI and T20 captain, some honest words from Captain Cool.

January 05, 2017
30 Under 30: The world is watching these Indian super achievers
Meet the desis who made the cut this year.

January 04, 2017
Meet India's only practising taxidermist
Mumbai's Santosh Gaikwad is on a mission to preserve India's wildlife for future generations, says Nikita Puri.

January 03, 2017
Why Savitribai's life is an inspiration for all
How did a young girl with no formal education become one of India's most inspiring teachers and social reformers?

December 31, 2016
8 designers who did India proud in 2016
From New York to London, their fame spread far and beyond

December 26, 2016
Welcome to Smart India Hackathon 2017!
Whether you are a mobile App designer, a systems designer or a person with strong data analytical skills, there is a problem you can take on and solve and take India Forward.

December 22, 2016
How this Kerala hacker tricked Apple
Engineering student Hemanth Joseph, who bypassed Apple's activation lock, is now the poster boy for a young community of ethical hackers.

December 21, 2016
The engineer who won Miss Supranational
Srinidhi Shetty on her journey from small town girl to the toast of the world.

December 16, 2016
How a 'yogini' became an Internet sensation
Yoga trainer Natasha Noel's flexibility and amazing balance is going to make your jaws drop!

December 15, 2016
Ravish Kumar, the news anchor who doesn't fear failure
Today, he is one of India's best known television anchors, whose mails are hacked by Legion.

December 13, 2016
'The Navy transforms you as a person'
Captain Krishna Swaminathan, Commanding Officer of the INS Vikramaditya, India's majestic aircraft carrier, and naval pilot Lieutenant Commander Lalit Yadav tell Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore why the Indian Navy is a "very, very good" career option.

December 04, 2016
Bike review: Benelli TNT 600 i ABS
Benelli's VFM street fighter finally gets ABS and we took it for a quick spin

November 24, 2016
Why the govt is promoting a 22 year old's book in 100 countries
The Ministry of External Affairs has added Divyasha's book to its largest library.

November 23, 2016
Michelle, Melania, Jackie: Who gets your vote?
Which of these past, present and future First Ladies has a strong sense of style?

At 80, this bodybuilder's life is an inspiration to all
How a former school secretary ditched her sedentary lifestyle and adopted fitness is a story you can't miss reading.

November 14, 2016
Have you met Alison Teal, the female Indiana Jones?
She travels the world in a pink bikini and a shares a powerful message of a clean and green Earth.

Children's Day: Pune girl's winning Google doodle
Anvita Telang, 11, wins the Doodle for Google contest 2016 and her doodle is on the search engine's home page today, November 14.

November 11, 2016
Will Modi help Prince build a school for slum kids?
'If the future of the nation is lying on the streets, the future of India looks bleak.'

November 08, 2016
Meet the Wildlife Photographer of the Year
Nayan Khanolkar, Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016, tells Rediff.com's Divya Nair his story.

November 07, 2016
How Jacqueline, Kalki led 1900 girls to set a world record
The girls timed their plank position for 60 seconds to create a new Guinness World record.

November 03, 2016
Inspiring! How a water tank driver became Mr Asia 2016
The 25-year-old's story is an inspiration for young Indians.

October 26, 2016
Why this model arranges funeral services
Model Daljeet Sean Singh wants to give people a meaningful farewell.

October 20, 2016
Why New York honoured this Sikh designer!
New York-based Sikh designer and actor Waris Ahluwalia gets recognised for fighting racial discrimination in New York.

He overcame hunger and humiliation to study at the LSE
'The humiliation was so bad that I was broken inside.'

October 18, 2016
'Sunny Leone was in tears when she saw me'
'And there is today, when I want to live long and enjoy my life.'

October 17, 2016
Gurgaon-based bartender wins ticket to Paris
Prashant Rawalia, 24, will now compete with 80 contestants from across the world to win the prestigious MONIN Cup 2016.

October 14, 2016
This actress wants to clothe 1 lakh needy Indians
'Why would I become like anyone else?'

October 13, 2016
He wants to make India read
'My aim is to get them interested in books.'

October 04, 2016
Abhishek's dad is a NREGA worker. He's now in IIT
'I think about all the hardships he'd undergone to put me in a good school and give me the best of coaching.'

September 29, 2016
The 24 year old who wants to feed India
Ankit Kawatra's Feeding India has already fed more than 1 million people.

September 23, 2016
World's most desirable man is an Indian!
'If you ask me what is God, I'd say, God is Mr World.'

September 22, 2016
Why this North East designer matters to India
'People didn't know of my presence until they saw my saris at the Lakme Fashion Week.'

September 21, 2016
Why did Facebook gift this student Rs 21 lakh?
Engineering student Arun Suresh Kumar reported two significant security-related bugs to Facebook.

September 20, 2016
'Men cannot multitask as women do'
Uzma Irfan, daughter of Irfan Razak, chairman and managing director of the Prestige Group tells how she balances family and work.

September 16, 2016
This is why five Super 30 students will be flying to Japan
Ujjwal Priyank, Aman Nasim, Subham Raj, Aditya Prakash and Sidhant Mohan would travel to Japan between November 6 and 13.

He begged once. Now this engineer needs your help!
Jayavel was rescued from begging and through his hard work and determination has now won a scholarship to complete his engineering in Italy.

September 14, 2016
How Kavin Bharti Mittal starts his day
Exercise. Check e-mails. Wake up to a cup of tea.

September 08, 2016
'Promoting khadi is the mission of my life'
'Khadi is my passion. The only idea behind this start up is to promote and popularise khadi.'

The acid attack survivor who will walk the ramp in New York
'Life goes on.'

September 07, 2016
Dear PM Modi, will you support this girl?
The 11-yr-old has already earned the sobriquet 'Nanhi Jalpari'

September 06, 2016
'I don't understand why men feel sex is so important'
Straight talk from Femina Miss India Earth 2011 Hasleen Kaur.

September 02, 2016
'It is the best time to be an entrepreneur. Think big!'
'The only way to create more jobs is to make sure that we anticipate the skills that will be required in the future and prepare ourselves for those skills.'

August 30, 2016
'Unschooled' 17-year-old Indian girl makes it to MIT
Four years ago, Malvika Raj Joshi quit schooling to explore her love for different subjects.

August 23, 2016
India's Pride@Rio: Fighters all the way
They shut up the naysers with sheer success.

August 22, 2016
He turned his disability into his greatest gift
Nitesh Sonawane did not let his disability come in the way of his musical dream. In fact, he made it his strength.

August 19, 2016
Brazil to Bollywood: Is she the hottest new model?
She's already worked with SRK and Salman and finds India safer than Brazil.

August 18, 2016
5 lessons from Dipa Karmakar, India's golden girl
Dipa Karmakar's achievement, says Divya Nair, has lessons for us all.

August 11, 2016
They are now the string pullers
A crafts NGO in New Delhi is giving wings to India's first all-women puppeteer group, discovers Geetanjali Krishna.

August 01, 2016
The man who can't resist challenges!
Satyarup Siddhanta has just one mountain to go before he completes the Seven Summits, the tallest mountains in each of the seven continents.

July 27, 2016
Cycle chalao, ladki bachao
Two young cyclists have embarked on a cycling tour across India with an aim to support girl child education.

July 26, 2016
Indian prodigies we should be proud of!
As we celebrate the spirit of childhood, here are some children who've made India proud.

July 19, 2016
'I'd like to change the way people wear socks'
Anusha Jain was 21 when she took over her father's business. In four years, she has clocked 1.5x growth for the company.

July 07, 2016
Meet the entrepreneur who is giving a voice to victims of sexual abuse to speak up
Convincing people and corporate heads that her age had nothing to do with her capabilities proved to be a challenge for this young achiever!

July 04, 2016
'Miracles do happen if you are patient'
When 27-year-old Karthik Kamalakannan founded Skcript with his friend Swathi Kakarla in December 2013, little did he realise that it would become the Pied Piper of India one day.

July 01, 2016
4 investment mistakes that result in losses
Most of the investing risk comes from the amazingly wrong, stupid, egoistic assumptions that we make. Here are four of them...

June 30, 2016
The Indian teen scaling the world's highest peaks
Jaahnavi Sriperambuduru wants to be the youngest person to scale the seven summits of the world.

June 29, 2016
Just 17, he could become India's F1 sensation
Still too young to drive on Indian roads, 17-year-old Jehan Daruvala, a speedster from Mumbai, could become India's first Formula One champion.

How a differently-abled boy cleared the IIT entrance exam
Due to his determination and his brother's efforts Basant Kumar Pandit is one step closer to attaining his dream.

June 14, 2016
10 amazing inventions by women
You cannot imagine your life without these modern inventions, can you?

June 13, 2016
28 students from Super 30 crack IIT-JEE
Among the successful students include wards of marginal farmer, daily wager and small time teachers.

I trusted in my abilities: IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal
Jaipur's first IIT-JEE topper Aman Bansal shares his success mantra.

June 03, 2016
#Artivism: This 17-yr-old is using art to change mindsets
Kaanchi Chopra's blog posts talk about issues like body shaming, colour discrimination, gender inequality.

June 02, 2016
India's first women's Frisbee team dares to dream
India's first women's frisbee team is up for the challenge as the World Ultimate and Guts Championship beckons.

May 31, 2016
41 films, 101 awards, but this filmmaker has no takers
Hyderabad-based Anshul Sinha is making hard hitting films on important social issues, but there are no takers.

May 27, 2016
Indian-American kids sweep Spelling Bee
Jairam Jagadeesh Hathwar, 13, and Nihar Saireddy Janga, 11, were declared co-champions of the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

May 26, 2016
12-year-old Indian-American wins Nat Geo Bee contest
Seven of the 10 finalists were Indian-Americans.

May 24, 2016
7 Indian-Americans among 10 finalists of Nat Geo Bee contest
The winner will receive USD 50,000 in college scholarship and lifetime membership of the National Geographic Society.

May 23, 2016
12-yr-old Tanishq Abraham to become doctor at 18
Tanishq Abraham has already been accepted by two universities to study medicine.

May 20, 2016
IAS topper: 'I want to fight corruption'
Meet Jasmeet Singh Sandhu who ranked third in the Union Public Service Commission exam this year.

May 18, 2016
'There are no shortcuts to success'
Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan is thrilled that he stood second in his second attempt at cracking the prestigious UPSC civil services examination.

He begged for a living, now owns a Rs 30 crore empire
Once a beggar, Renuka Aradhya's company has a turnover of Rs 30 crore and employs 150 people.

May 17, 2016
'I wanted to go to the best school in the country'
In our series on Super30 achievers, we find out how Aquibur Rahman has fared since he cleared his IIT-Joint Entrance Exam.

May 06, 2016
Love her, hate her, but you can't ignore her!
How a trainee copywriter turned nto the most popular girl on the Internet.

April 26, 2016
Want to be a model? Read this
Nagaland-born Carol Humtsoe talks about about her journey as a model.

April 22, 2016
He made education accessible to over 11,000 rural kids
From 17 pre-school centres to 285 in less than five years - Hippocampus has brought the joy of learning to kids.

April 21, 2016
Top banker's must-read tips to her daughter
India's top banker Chanda Kochhar shares valuable life lessons in a letter to her daughter.

April 20, 2016
Origami in high heels
Designer Runa Ray, whose edgy line inspired by an ancient discipline made it to the February New York Fashion Week, discussed the showing with Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com

April 18, 2016
Why is Modi talking about Temsutula Imsong?
Meet the cleanliness warrior from Nagaland who is cleaning up the holy ghats of Varanasi...

April 14, 2016
Remembering Veenu Paliwal, the biker who inspired a generation
The woman who broke stereotypes breathed her last on April 11 this year.

April 11, 2016
'Indian girls should be brave'
Meet model Smita Lasrado, the Mumbai girl who is turning on the heat at international runways for labels like Chanel, Vivienne Westwood, Etam etc.

'I survived. So can you'
Hailing from a village having no electricity, Ankur Mishra now runs two start-ups, educates his community, gives TED Talks and is on his third novel.

April 07, 2016
From bankruptcy to happiness: An amazing journey
Entrepreneur couple Vaani and AVIS Viswanathan share the secret to being happy.

April 01, 2016
The Avaz of an autistic child
Ajit Narayanan's Avaz has transformed the lives of many autistic children across the world.

March 30, 2016
The billionaire's daughter who wants to impact the world
Over Lebanese delicacies, the daughter of billionaire Kumar Mangalam Birla talks money, relationships, her passions and how she outpaced her peers.

March 29, 2016
Exciting new designers you <EM>want</EM> to check out!
Creative and confident, these emerging fashion designers are the future of Indian fashion.

March 21, 2016
India's first all-women crew set to sail around the world
Five young women are getting ready to circumnavigate the world.

March 16, 2016
6 Indian-Americans among Intel Science Talent Search winners
Six Indian-American students have grabbed top positions in a competition of young innovators.

March 14, 2016
Meet the teacher who won a million dollar prize
Primary school teacher Hanan Al Hroub from a refugee camp in conflict-torn Palestine has won the Global Teacher Prize for educating her students about non-violence.

March 08, 2016
She's a biker. A single mom. And she does not believe in stereotypes
'Belonging to a Muslim family, I obviously had my own set of issues to deal with but I don't remember my father saying 'no' to anything.'

Meet the women behind Mangalyaan mission


'Women should become pillars of support for each other'
'You can't force people to change. You can only give them the option. Freedom is about options, whether you choose to be who you want to be,' says Kalki Koechlin.

March 07, 2016
Playing cupid to the differently-abled
Kalyani Khona is helping the disabled find love.

March 05, 2016
'I knew the heights I wanted to scale'
Vaishali Sarwankar is one of the only 3 Indian women to survive international commodity trading.

March 03, 2016
'If this is not worth the try, then what is?'
Lawyer turned entrepreneur Parama Ghosh shares her story.

'Women must stop feeling guilty'
Acid attack crusader Laxmi Aggarwal's exceptional rise from an accident is sure to inspire you.

March 02, 2016
Two youngsters and their passion for cow dung
'If all them use biogas to cook, millions of LPG units and firewood can be saved.'

February 28, 2016
#Travel: 10 mesmerising images of India
Rediff readers share their best travel memories.

February 24, 2016
Meet India's fastest piano player
This is Aman Bathla's story.

February 23, 2016
Who says girls can't make cars?
Two young women on what motivates them to break into the male bastion at the 2016 BAJA SAEINDIA.

How two 21-year olds plan to make Bharat Swachh
With the help of technology and a billion citizens, two engineering students are on a mission to make India clean.

February 22, 2016
This teacher swims to school
Abdul Malik, a Maths teacher, prefers to swim to save travel time.

February 19, 2016
'India has talent. Our best asset is our people'
An excerpt from Conde Nast India's Make In India magazine.

February 17, 2016
Top 8: Awesome innovations by Indian teens
These teens have interesting solutions to every day problems.

He's helping bring kids close to nature
Meet Gerry Martin, the first Indian to be selected as a National Geographic Adventurer.

February 16, 2016
Reviving a 150-yr-old weaving art
Find out how 30-year-old Nupur Jain is reviving the dying art of Sujani.

February 15, 2016
'The journey of an entrepreneur is very, very, scary'
How many 22 year olds gets the ears and eyes of Yogi Deveshwar, Kumarmangalam Birla, Shashi Ruia, T V Narendran and Naveen Patnaik?

February 10, 2016
She wants to help clean the Ganga, but...
Twinkle Tom, an environmental engineer by training (from Stanford no less!), now designs wedding gowns because India, sadly, does not want her expertise and skill.

Why this 26 year old cycled from Mumbai to Goa
Sushil Reddy took a seven day trip to spread awareness on solar power.

February 05, 2016
They are in the business of sexual wellness
Balaji T Vijayan and Ute Weimer talk about LoveTreats, their sexual wellness marketplace.

February 04, 2016
In pics: World's largest crochet blanket
More than 2500 women from 14 countries contributed to the blanket.

February 03, 2016
How a school dropout built a Rs 60 crore business
From extreme poverty to building a company worth Rs 60 crore, Raja Nayak's incredible rags-to-riches story is an inspiration for all.

January 22, 2016
Two youngsters, 20 states and a truck full of books
Bhubaneswar-based Akshaya Rautaray and Satabdi Mishra are on a mission to promote reading.

January 21, 2016
She helps women find a career after a break
Saundarya Rajesh has helped more than 8,000 women get back to work.

January 20, 2016
How a nerdy biotech grad became Miss South India 2016
Chennai born Meera Mitun landed her first modelling break when she least expected it.

January 19, 2016
The fascinating story of a 22-year-old snake rescuer
Gargi Vijaraghavan feels that the human species is a bigger danger to her beloved snakes.

January 15, 2016
Indian designer wins International Woolmark Prize
Fashion designer Suket Dhir has bagged the International Woolmark Prize for menswear, becoming the second from India in four years to win the Rs 48.5 lakh worth prestigious prize.

'Mediocre students can also crack the CAT'
Sabyasachi Mishra who scored a perfect 100 with just two months of preparation shares his study secrets.

January 13, 2016
'When you reach the top, people will only see your success'
In his first attempt, Chirag Jha, a BTech student from the IIT-Bombay scored a perfect 100 in the CAT 2015 results declared earlier this year.

December 31, 2015
This Salman Khan is changing the way kids learn
Salman Khan of Khan Academy explains how he is pioneering the cause of free online education.

December 29, 2015
A beauty pageant with a difference
The Mr and Miss Wheelchair India (MMWI) 2015 is a unique pageant organised and performed by people on wheelchairs.

This CA quit his job to teach slum kids


December 24, 2015
'You are the creator of your own destiny'
The story of Anila Jyothi Reddy, a farm labourer who became an entrepreneur, is full of lessons.

Makers of wine, runners of marathons
Meet Uma and Krishna Prasad, a unique entrepreneurial couple from Hyderabad.

December 22, 2015
The blind CEO who built a 50 crore company
Visually impaired Srikanth Bolla is the CEO of Hyderabad-based Bollant Industries, an organisation that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly, disposable consumer packaging solutions.

December 21, 2015
Top 10: Miss Universe 2015
Read on to find out which contestants made it to the Top 10.

Miss Philippines wins Miss Universe 2015 after shocking ending
Host Steve Harvey wrongly crowned Miss Columbia Ariadna Gutierrez as the winner.

December 18, 2015
'I was a picky eater. I hated carrots, milk and karela'
Chef and author Rakhee Vaswani talks about her passion for cooking, her daily struggles as a mompreneur and how she's spreading smiles through her recipes.

December 16, 2015
How a coolie's son set up a Rs 100 crore company
'If you have the passion to start something, do it immediately. Don't wait for tomorrow.'

December 14, 2015
Meet Urvashi Rautela, Miss India Universe 2015
What you must know about Urvashi Rautela, Miss Universe India 2015.

December 11, 2015
'Life is about enjoying the moment'
Her first novel The Normal State of Mind was published earlier this year after a grim battle with cancer.

December 10, 2015
'Only the journey matters'
Darjeeling born Ekom Mamik found her true calling in life in Kenya, when she least expected it.

December 09, 2015
Two Indians win Queen's Young Leaders award in UK
Kartik Sawhney, 21, and Neha Swain, 28 from India are among 60 others who won the Queen's Young Leaders Award 2016.

December 08, 2015
Top 31 amazing innovations from young Indians
The National Innovation Foundation India (NIF), Ahmedabad shared the ideas that shined at the IGNITE 2015.

December 07, 2015
'People have opened up to tolerating jokes on anything'
Comedienne Aditi Mittal reveals how stand up comedy happened to her by chance and how she's creating a niche for herself.

December 04, 2015
'They called us prostitutes who should be stoned'
In a no-holds-barred interview, 20-year-old Nikita Azad discusses the backlash she has faced after #HappytoBleed, the campaign she launched to protest a derogatory statement made by the chief of the Sabarimala Devasom Board.

December 02, 2015
This 15-year-old is fighting cyber-bullying
Trisha Prabhu has developed an app to prevent cyber-bullying.

November 27, 2015
'People abroad were surprised to know that we tattoo in India'
India's Abhinandan Basu is among the 100 top tattoo artists in the world list.

November 26, 2015
This 10 year old is the youngest Indian TEDx speaker
Ishita Katyal, the youngest TEDx licensee ever from Asia impressed the world with her ideas at the TED Youth conference held in New York, November 14.

November 25, 2015
VOTE! Who's the hottest vegetarian celeb?
Anushka, Kangana, Shahid or Lisa? Who do you think is the sexiest vegetarian celebrity? Take this poll and let us know!

November 24, 2015
Super 30 founder invited to speak at German university
Anand will also interact with the Indian and German students at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

November 23, 2015
Shahid-Mira glam up Masaba's wedding celebrations
Fashion designer Masaba Gupta's mehendi ceremony was a star-studded affair.

November 19, 2015
'I believed in my dreams and took a leap of faith'
Solo female traveller Swati Jain, who quit her job to travel, speaks of her adventures, challenges, learnings and what keeps her going.

November 13, 2015
'Never give up on your idea'
Intel's Young Scientist Karan Jerath talks about inventing, innovating and life.

November 05, 2015
At 11, this '<em>chhota masterji</em>' teaches slum kids
Meet Anand Mishra, a class 6 student who teaches 100 slum kids daily in and around Lucknow.

November 03, 2015
Why is this designer painting taxis?
Sanket Avlani started Taxi Fabric to provide a platform for young and upcoming designers who deserve a stage.

November 02, 2015
At 15, she is a White House Champion of Change


October 28, 2015
This school teacher is mother to 28 children
Geeta Sridhar took in 28 children ailing with cancer into her home, and made them her own.

October 23, 2015
An engineer adds spice to fashion!
In the fifth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers, Sanjukta Dutta tells how she redefined Assam's traditional attire Mekhela Chador with her prolific sense of fashion and creativity.

October 22, 2015
'The people in the North East are very fashion-forward'
In the fourth part of this series on North East Indian fashion designers and their struggles to attain success and visibility, Atsu Sekhose says he defines his success mantra as "repeat customers + good sales."

October 21, 2015
'This generation is not interested in the art of weaving'
Dhiraj Deka talks to Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com on how designers still struggle to acquire original Silk fabric from the market and how his growing business has helped the weavers earn more and lead a better livelihood.

Meet the Japanese <em>thavil</em> player
Hidenori Ish talks about his fascinating journey, from a small town in Japan to Tamil Nadu in India, for the love of music.

October 20, 2015
'Everyone needs to take North East Indians seriously'
Meghna Rai Medhi tells Tista Sengupta/Rediff.com how she battled her way out to protect the age-old tradition of weaving in Assam, and brought a modern twist to their traditional attire.

October 19, 2015
The Silk Route to Success
Tista Sengupta catches up with five emerging designers from North East India -- Daniel Syiem, Atsu Sekhose, Meghna Rai Medhi, Dhiraj Deka and Sanjukta Dutta -- who, in their own way, are fighting to keep their traditional art of weaving alive.

October 13, 2015
Rag pickers to rock stars: Meet Dharavi's slumdog millionaires
A group of young guns led by Abhijit Jejurikar showed the world what they are capable of.

October 12, 2015
The desi singer who opened for Bon Jovi
'I couldn't think of anything else the whole day but music and beats,' says Carl Frenais, the Kochi-born singer making waves in Dubai.

October 09, 2015
The Dreamer!
The inspiring story of B Udhaya Krishna and his friends is the story of today's aspirational India, the India that encourages entrepreneurial spirit. Hurdles like poverty, discouragement and insults are just temporary hindrances in front of them to work hard to achieve their dreams.

October 08, 2015
How three women travelled 5000 km across 14 states
Sunita Dugar, Parneet Sandhu and Neetha Jegan set out on a dream trip that changed their life. This is their story.

October 07, 2015
#powerofpower: Lighting up rural lives through music
Simanta Roy Buck finds out why Indian-American singer-songwriter Zoya Mohan bought a one-way ticket to Mumbai.

October 06, 2015
Two accidents, a wheelchair and a National award
How Shivani Gupta bounced back from a major accident is sure to inspire you.

September 30, 2015
'I used to scratch the letters 'IAS' on the desk'
Atheela Abdullah, who grew up in a small village in the Malabar region of Kerala shares her inspiring success story.

September 28, 2015
'I earned a lot at 13, it's a lot more at 24'
Meet Ankit Fadia, the ethical hacker who has been appointed as one of the brand ambassadors for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India programme.

'Even in difficult times, you must learn to trust yourself'
Anup Raaj, 23, describes how Super 30, a free IIT-JEE coaching institute located in Patna, Bihar, changed his life.

September 22, 2015
Odisha girl wins top award at Google Science Fair
Her project aims to clean waste water by flowing through different layers of corn cobs which is a cost-effective and simple technique of cleaning water.

September 18, 2015
How a farm labourer became a millionare
From earning Rs 5 a day as a farm labourer to starting an IT services company that is worth Rs 15 million, Jyoti Reddy's story of success is nothing short of an inspiring movie plot.

September 16, 2015
Indian-American teen wins Champions of Change award


A software engineer to beekeeper
30-year-old Krishnamurthy, founder, Honey Kart, quit his job as a technical programmer at Wipro, and borrowed money from friends to become a beekeeper. Today he is not only debt-free but also processes 500 kilograms of honey every month that sells for Rs 716 per kg.

September 15, 2015
5 financial planning tips for beginners
Here are few steps that if followed will put your finances on track and help you live a prosperous life with comfort

September 09, 2015
A dentist who's making people laugh
At the age of 28 he's perhaps the only one in the country who's making cartoons on natural history.

September 07, 2015
'We want to make people work their way out of poverty'
Two young designers from Meghalaya are making a positive impact with their skills.

September 04, 2015
Daily labourer's daughter cracks Indian Economic Service exam
Aparajita Priyadarshini Behera has cracked UPSC's IES examination ranking 13 in all India list and credits her success to her father, a daily wage labourer.

August 25, 2015
'I coped with the tragedy like all the others do'
Eight years ago Subhashini's husband Colonel Vasanth was martyred fighting militants in Kashmir. Today, she offers hope to widows of army jawans who lost their lives in the line of duty.

August 24, 2015
From Jaisalmer to Shillong, in an autorickshaw
Rutavi Mehta completed the 12-day autorickshaw run, from Jaisalmer to Shillong, considered one of the 'most dangerous races' in the world.

August 21, 2015
This popular bag company was born in a garage
Starting from a team of part-time workers to an employee base that exceeds over 3,000, Wildcraft has come a long way

August 18, 2015
'Bootstrapping has made me the person I am today'
Thank you for giving YourStory a chance to live, to be with you, to be a part of you. It's found a life and blossomed because of the love you have given unconditionally, says Shradha Sharma, founder and chief editor, Yourstory, that recently raised undisclosed amount from Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons.

August 17, 2015
Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi: Have a dream for your country and the world
At the 53rd annual convocation ceremony of the IIT-Bombay, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi shared stories of his struggle and victories.

August 14, 2015
My dream for India is...
Changemakers from across the country share their wishlist -- how to build a better India.

August 10, 2015
He wants to end hunger, stop food waste in India
A G Padmanabhan's dream is to make India a 'no food waste economy' and promote sustainable ideas.

Investing lessons from 'professional opportunist' Sam Zell
Meet Sam Zell or the 'Grave Dancer' who made billions using his business acumen.

August 07, 2015
Why this 50-yr-old makes India proud
Raju Dabhade is the creator of the game of roll ball that will see its third World Championship in December, 2015, in Pune.

August 06, 2015
For this IIT grad, even a newspaper was a luxury
Shubham Kumar Gautam, son of a farmer and a Super 30 student, recounts how, in a journey laced with perseverance, grit and determination, he achieved what seemed impossible.

August 05, 2015
The rapper who is taking on Unilever
Sofia Ashraf's video 'Kodaikanal Won't,' slamming Hindustan Unilever for alleged 'mercury poisoning,' has gone viral with over 25,000 online petitioners demanding that the multinational clean up the mess as well as compensate those who worked at its thermometer factory in Kodaikanal.

July 28, 2015
'Become the captain of the problem and defeat it'
A clear aim, knowledge, hard work and perseverance spells success: President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam.

The boy from Rameswaram who became President
Dr Kalam, the scientist with the poet's heart started the journey of his life from an obscure town in Tamil Nadu.

July 21, 2015
IAS topper Ira Singhal got 53 per cent; mark sheets put online
This shows the strict pattern of civil services examination conducted by the UPSC for selecting country's top bureaucrats

July 20, 2015
'My father, a bhel seller, believed his son could become a CA'
Mahesh Londhe, son of a Pune bhel vendor cleared CA in first attempt. Londhe, who was sponsored by Thermax CEO MS Unnikrishnan, now wants to take up a corporate job in a manufacturing firm

July 15, 2015
Can you pass this English test?
It's pretty easy, if you know the answers :-)

July 14, 2015
Want to have a healthy period? Let's talk taboos!
Team Menstrupedia is inspiring young girls to break taboos and speak about their problems related to menstruation and instilling confidence in them.

July 09, 2015
Chat: The Love Guru addresses relationship problems!
Heartbroken? Fighting too often? Want to propose? Love Guru is here to help.

July 08, 2015
India's Topper: 'Life is too short to be defined by one exam'
UPSC toppers -- Ira Singhal, Nidhi Gupta, Vandana Rao and Suharsha Bhagat -- tell Rediff.com how they cracked the tough national exam.

July 07, 2015
'Renu Raj has exploded many civil services myths'


Tips from the doctor who came 2nd in the civil services exam
'You should be sensitive to what is happening in society and you will get through the exams,' she tells A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com

July 06, 2015
The Weekend Agriculturist
Tired of weekend parties, discotheques and pubs? Have aimless visits to the mall and the latest movies lost their charm? Are you looking for something more meaningful? Something fun and challenging as well? Then this weekend, join Harish Srinivasan and his friends for a weekend at a farm near Chennai.

July 03, 2015
Will this Indian CERN scientist get help from our government?
Son of a Madurai farmer, Dr Vijayaragavan Vishwanathan has built a unique device for agriculture that can save water as well as electricity. Ironically, Vijay got support for his project from different international bodies but is still looking to get support from Indian government organisations when the product was specifically made for India.

July 02, 2015
Indian student wins US fellowship for LGBT research
Meet Shakthi Nataraj who has been awarded Philip Brett LGBT Studies Fellowship, from the University of California in Berkely.

Zahid Ahmed Qureshi will study at IIT
The Kashmiri youth who cracked IIT entrance receives help from the Army.

July 01, 2015
Who's Sari now? Sex workers design for change
US-based designer Rosena Sammi is retailing jewellery and designer accessories made by sex workers in West Bengal and Bihar.

June 29, 2015
One story of hope, another of despair
While Raju and Brijesh Saroj have found help from the Uttar Pradesh government as well as the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Zahid Qureshi is struggling to make ends meet.

How this Kashmiri girl found her true calling
From AK47s in Kashmir to becoming an entrepreneur in Germany, Upasna Kakroo has seen it all

June 26, 2015
'Music has the power to spread love and peace'
What matters is that you live the moment and remain strong. It doesn't matter which form of music you love. Irrespective, one must spread music because music has the power to spread love and peace, says sensational pianist Stephen Devassy

'English language skill is more important than a degree'
From Dindigul to Google and Chennai, this entrepreneur has travelled a full circle riding on English

June 23, 2015
This IITian's journey will inspire you...
... to choose your own calling cautiously

At 13, Aman Singh is a change-maker
Inspiring story of 13-year-old boy who spends his spare time in helping his peers become smarter students

June 22, 2015
Padma Iyer wants a suitable boy for her son
How a mother's search for a suitable boy gained global coverage.

June 18, 2015
'Never imagined my son would come this far'
Son of a daily wage labourer, roadside vendor, taxi driver, private tutor, landless farmer to magazine vendor crack IIT-JEE this year thanks to Bihar's Super 30

Kunal Kapoor is the complete man
Raymond India recently unveiled its brand new line jacketing fabric collection. We bring you snapshots from the fashion show held in Chandigarh.

'Demand inheritance, not dowry'
The first woman chief justice of a state in India Leila Seth talks about her career and how she went on to fight male bias and discrimination.

June 17, 2015
Meet India's first blind IFS officer
The inspirational story of Beno Zephine!

June 16, 2015
How Nixon fought diabetes by cycling
India has been described as the diabetes capital of the world, so it's inspiring to hear about a man who fought the dreaded disease by doing what he loved to do.

June 15, 2015
The yes that mattered
After being turned down by 113 investors, Nidhi Agarwal, founder of Kaaryah received an aye from Ratan Tata. This is her story.

June 10, 2015
Mumbai teen lights up lives in Assam villages
Dhruvraj Bhartia along-with Jyotirmoy Chatterji, co-founder of Project Chirag, singlehandedly set up 165 solar lamp units in the four villages

June 05, 2015
'If you want change, you must get your hands dirty'
Former Watson Fellow and social entrepreneur Srikar Gullapalli talks about the issues affecting India's growth and tells us why he wants more people to actively participate in building a bright future and put India on the global map.

June 04, 2015
10 powerful ways to stand out at work
Virender Kapoor is the former director of Symbiosis Institute of Management and has a thing or two to tell you about making a positive impact at the workplace.

Meet India's first woman Air Traffic Controller
Remadevi Thottathil took the road less travelled to become India's first woman air traffic controller. Read on for her story.

June 02, 2015
Six tips to maximise life insurance benefits
Keep these in mind to gain maximum benefit from your life insurance policies that you may already have or are planning to buy

June 01, 2015
The cancer conqueror
Ananda Shankar Jayant had everything going for her. Then, she saw her medical reports.

May 28, 2015
'I don't want to be a big wave; just a drop in the ocean'
Angeline Dias, program manager (PM) at Teach for India (TFI) talks about the lessons she's learned as part of her journey.

Indian-origin teacher bags Oxford University award
Gurnimrat 'Nimmy' Sidhu is among 12 teachers to win the 'University of Oxford Inspirational Teacher Award' set up to encourage more state-funded schools to connect with the university.

May 27, 2015
Girl who lost both limbs scores 63 per cent in HSC exam
A student of commerce from SNDT girls college, Ghatkopar, Monika had lost both her limbs in a tragic train accident last year.

6 managament lessons from Mumbai Indians' IPL win
What separates the men from the boys? What is it that winners have but losers lack? Sonil Dedhia/Rediff.com lists lessons you can learn from Mumbai Indians' win against Chennai Super Kings at Eden Gardens on May 24.

When they didn't get jobs, they created jobs for others
This is the story of two youngsters from Bengaluru, who converted adversity to their advantage.

May 26, 2015
The lecture that changed APJ's life!
A brief class by his teacher on the Rameswaram seashore on how birds fly and the locomotive force behind their flight gave former President A P J Abdul Kalam his aim in life and helped him in understanding physics better.

CBSE Class 12 results: Visually impaired boy scores 91.4 per cent
Tapas, a student of DPS R K Puram is among the toppers of the school.

CBSE UP topper wants to become IAS officer
Mythili Mishra who scored 99 per cent marks in the CBSE Class 12 exams wants to procure a bachelor's and master's degree in Political Science .

May 22, 2015
'We almost feel like Rashtrapati Bhavan ambassadors now'
Some of the 19 NIT scholars who spent a week at the Rashtrapati Bhawan as part of an 'in-Residence Programme' share their learnings with Upasna Pandey

May 20, 2015
Working as domestic help, girl scores 85% in Class 12
Shalini, 17, who helps her mother as a maid servant in five houses, while juggling studies, scored 84.8 per cent in science stream.

May 19, 2015
Mumbai girl, ICSE national topper, wants to become lawyer
Ananya Patwardhan, one of the three students who topped ICSE Class X secured 99.2 per cent.

May 18, 2015
The young entrepreneur who wants to help 1000 families in Nepal
Rajat Dhariwal, founder, MadRat Games travelled to Nepal and provided rehabilitation to the quake victims. This is his story.

May 14, 2015
Indian-American boy, 14, wins National Geographic Bee


May 13, 2015
Indian-origin teen in US develops device to help blind
volunteers of 2015 and granted a USD 5,000 award.

May 12, 2015
From America to work for rural India
Two Americans, Diana Jue and Jackie Stenson, are living their dreams in India's rural heartlands...

May 07, 2015
How an IIT dropout co-founded Housing.com
Meet Rahul Yadav -- the young, brash and confident CEO of the company.

May 06, 2015
The 22-yr-old behind 'Save the Internet' campaign
Karthik Balakrishnan, an engineering student from Bangalore spearheaded the campaign that will inspire and educate millions from across the country.

May 05, 2015
The coolest traffic cop you'll ever meet
Indore's Ranjeet Singh moonwalks to control the traffic with his iron will and dance moves!

May 02, 2015
Helping women deal with post natal care
Sangopan started with a single maid and one nursemaid in 2011 and has now grown to a 12-member team.

April 30, 2015
The chaiwallah who is now a web developer
He may not be Narendra Modi but Raju Yadav, who once sold tea in Mumbai, has turned his life around, discovers Abhishek Mande-Bhot/Rediff.com.

April 29, 2015
To build a world class university in Noida
Shiv Nadar University is pulling out all stops to attract teaching talent from the US, but will it be enough?

April 27, 2015
Meet the voice behind your favourite cartoons
Dubbing artiste Meghana Erande talks about some of her most important projects and how she found success in a niche industry.

April 25, 2015
The brain behind Teen Patti, the mobile game
The inspiring story of how Saurabh Aggarwal conquered it all with his mobile gaming company Octro.

The humble khichadi gets a makeover
Who would've thought the bland boring dish could help start a successful business venture?

April 23, 2015
Why is Wendell Rodricks smiling?
The Goa-based designer's creation will be part of New York's FIT museum collection.

Around the country in 10 stunning photographs
From frozen lakes in Sikkim and breathtaking Panoramas in Himachal Pradesh to the Green Route in Karnataka and the lush green tea estates of Munnar, readers share their best #India-Photos!

The blind street vendor who founded a million dollar company
The inspiring story of how Bhavesh Bhatia turned his blindness into his strength.

April 21, 2015
Kanpur to MIT: The inspiring journey of Ayush Sharma
Son of a mechanic from the Public Works Department, Ayush Sharma has not only won admission to the undergraduate programme at the prestigious American university, but also a full tuition waiver.

April 19, 2015
Meet Dia Mirza, the entrepreneur
When feeling overwhelmed by emotions and the world that she exists in, Dia Mirza goes back to that one moment that taught her the very importance of perspective.

April 17, 2015
'I let my products do the talking for me'
"Start small, chill out, work through your ideas. And then make them happen," is 22-year-old entrepreneur Zeba Abdur Rehman's success mantra. Zeba, whose desire for a little extra pocket money led her to start her own handcrafting company, Paper to BagI, tells Rediff.com how it all started and the two years of growing, learning and maturing as a businesswoman.

April 13, 2015
To bee or not to bee: How this man is capitalising on the buzz
Shrikant Gajbhiye is inspiring change by offering free bee-keeping training to farmers and tribals.

April 10, 2015
You won't believe what they do with discarded sports shoes
A Mumbai-based start-up is pioneering the cause of refurbishing discarded sports shoes into slippers for the needy and less privileged.

April 09, 2015
This Doon student is doing his bit to keep the country clean
Meet 17-year-old Aviral Garg!

April 07, 2015
Different by design
Tejas Mangeshkar tells us how he is creating waves in the realm of design.

A young girl's quest to inspire and educate young minds
Apoorva Giri tells us how she's making a difference through her workshops.

April 06, 2015
The steady, inspiring rise of Zia Mody
We bring you this excerpt from Shaili Chopra's book, When I was 25.

How a dumper driver became a Masterchef
Owen Brents, the unassuming winner of the sixth season of Masterchef Australia reveals how he went from being a bobcat driver to a culinary sensation

April 02, 2015
Listen up! Words of advice from this motivational speaker
Motivational speaker and bestselling author Priya Kumar has a knack of talking to people and telling them stories that inspire them to feel good about their lives even in the worst of circumstances.

April 01, 2015
Meet the 'Mauka, Mauka' star
'Mauka, Mauka' he begged and boy! did he get one. Meet Vishal Malhotra, the actor behind the popular ad.

March 28, 2015
The guy who keeps Hindi commentary alive in cricket
Radio commentator Sushil Doshi takes us through his career journey.

March 27, 2015
Two Kashmiri Pandits get back to their roots via e-commerce
Pandits are missing Kashmir more than ever, and KashmirOneStop.com is their window to Kashmir.

March 26, 2015
'You can be from a village but if your idea is good, it will take off'
Start-ups in the information technology domain are quite common these days. But three young entrepreneurs have ventured into a comparatively lesser known area of food: snacks. Arul Murugan, co-founder, Chloroplast Foods, tells Shobha Warrier/Rediff.com, how he is bootstrapping his start-up.

March 24, 2015
Bird woman: She shoots to conserve
India's first female wildlife photographer Rathika Ramasamy shares her inspiring journey to success.

March 23, 2015
'No one is really sure what they want in life'
Fashion graduate Natasha Ramachandran tells us how she became a model and why the industry is not meant for everyone.

March 18, 2015
This start-up believes in skilling India's youth
Medha is an organisation created with the idea of bringing in better employment opportunities and life for educated youth.

March 16, 2015
'Hinduism should not lose its USP, and that is tolerance'
Meet 28 year-old Dusyant Sridhar who is a techie by day and an Upanyasakar after work, giving discourses on ancient scriptures.

March 12, 2015
She's Mumbai's first woman station master
Mamta Kulkarni, Mumbai's first woman station master joined the Indian Railways in May 1992.

March 11, 2015
'Every waking moment work towards your goal'
Riyaaz Amlani, who owns 40 restaurants, tells A Ganesh Nadar/Rediff.com what readers need to do to get ahead.

March 09, 2015
Meet Ami Shroff, India's bartending champ
Acclaimed bartender Ami Behram Shroff tells us how her passion for bartending got her to break rules and set new benchmarks

March 08, 2015
'I want to inspire, excite but also hold up a mirror'
Apurva Purohit's advice to women in the workplace and beyond.

March 07, 2015
The lady with the funny bone
Stand up comedian Neeti Palta talks about breaking stereotypes in an odd world.

March 05, 2015
Asia's first woman to drive a diesel train is an Indian
Mumtaz Kazi recounts her life's journey in her own words.

March 04, 2015
QUIZ: Who's the first Indian woman to go into space?
Identify these exceptional women from their achievements.

March 03, 2015
This Indian has a solution to fight diabetes
Mumbai-based serial entrepreneur Shreekant Pawar, who is all set to launch a device to help fight diabetes tells us more about the lessons he's learned in the journey

March 02, 2015
'Ask shamelessly, be empathetic'
Ashwini Asokan of Mad Street Den tells women to break stereotypes.

February 26, 2015
The child bride who is now the CEO of a $112 million company
Born in poverty and subjected to inhuman abuse, Kalpana Saroj overcame all hurdles to emerge a success story.

February 24, 2015
The first Indian to swim 1.4 miles in 52 minutes
Bhakti Sharma set a world record on January 10 this year.

February 16, 2015
Meet India's first Playboy photographer
'When I see an unclothed woman, I do not see nudity; I see the beauty of nature, I see God in every female form.' That's L Ramachandran from Kumbakonam, India's first Playboy photographer, in conversation with S Saraswathi

These siblings are on a mission to cure oral cancer
Dr Preeti Adil Chandrakar and her engineer brother Praveen Adil travel in a mobile dentist lab to reach unusual patients.

February 02, 2015
#LifeLessons: Be the average guy
Bestselling author and top banker Ravi Subramanian tells you why effort is essential for success.

The first woman to win a gold medal in the Indian Army
Meet Anjana Bhaduria, who was accepted into the first ever batch of women cadets in the Indian Army in 1992.

January 27, 2015
How Dabur, Lakme and Rooh Afza were started
These Indian companies truly defined the essence of entrepreneurship.

January 26, 2015
#LifeLessons: 'Learn from everyone; learning should never stop'
As India celebrates its 66th Republic Day, we launch a series in which achievers from varied fields share their life lessons with us.

January 20, 2015
The girl who fought back
Kiran Kanojia lost her limb when two miscreants made away with her bag. But she hasn't let that stop her.

She taught herself to bake, now she helps stray animals
Simran Multani, Founder of Ovenderful puts her passion for baking classic bakes in raising funds to help abandoned and maltreated animals.

January 19, 2015
Silencing the whispers
The inspiring story of Birubala Rabha who will go to any lengths to protect the 'witches'!

January 15, 2015
'The tiger ran off when it saw such a big group of women'


January 13, 2015
Running for life
Business consultant by profession and an endurance runner by passion, Sumedha Mahajan, author of just-released book Miles to Run Before I Sleep, created history when she ran as the only woman in a team of five from Delhi to Mumbai in 2012. In a conversation with Rediff.com, Sumedha truns the spotlight on the big takeaway from the event that changed her life.

January 05, 2015
Where do your old gadgets go?
This is the story of a Bangalore-based startup that has been recycling e-waste. And why you should think twice before you throw away any of your electronic gadgets.

December 29, 2014
Sound of music: What 2015 has in store
From gourmet music festivals to musical comedies, 2015 promises gigs that are unique and have a soul.

The 100 percentile girl!
Neha Manglik, the only female CAT topper this year tells us how she did it.

December 22, 2014
'I owe my existence to Kailash Satyarthi'
Rescued from slavery at age 7 by Kailash Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan, Om Prakash Gurjar is today one of the world's 7 top influential youngsters.

December 17, 2014
'As a daughter of Indian immigrants, I'm proud to serve President Obama'
Aditi Hardikar says she is proud to honour her parents' sacrifices by giving back to her community and country.

December 12, 2014
Why 18-year-old Tabbu is an inspiration
'Now when I walk down the street people point me out to their daughters and say, "That's Tabbu. You should be like her",' says Tabbu Afroz, 18, when she received the Breakthrough Changemaker Inspiration Award in New York.

December 09, 2014
'If a girl is raped, there's something wrong with the man's upbringing'
Miss Supranational Asha Bhat lashes out at the way men treat women in India.

Goodbye, 2014! 10 heart-warming, inspirational stories of the year
We look back at some of the most inspirational stories featured on Rediff Get Ahead in 2014.

December 05, 2014
What makes Parag Parikh a great investor
"Nobody should be buying a stock at a rate higher than its intrinsic (actual) value, because then you are looking at the greater fool theory to come into play -- that someone would buy it again from you enabling you to make a profit." Excerpt of his views on value investing.

'Girls are curious about my sexual orientation'


December 01, 2014
The amazing success story of Abhijit Avasthi!
The journey of Abhijit Avasthi, the former national creative director of Ogilvy & Mather, is as amazing as it is unbelievable. Read on!

November 26, 2014
'Learning a foreign language helps promote world peace'
Pune-based Rediff reader Aparna Phatak tells us how German language helped her break the barriers and connect emotionally to the people of Germany and its culture.

November 24, 2014
4 Indians among Rhodes scholars this year
The scholars are awarded for their outstanding scholarly achievements, character, commitment to others and to the common good.

November 21, 2014
Have you learnt a foreign language?
What was it like discovering a new world? We would love to know!

November 18, 2014
Take a bow, young lady!


November 14, 2014
Children's Day: Pune girl Vaidehi Reddy doodles for Google
The doodle you're seeing on Google's home page today is created by Vaidehi Reddy, a class 9 student of Army Public School, Pune.

November 13, 2014
Children's Day Quiz: Can you identify these prodigies?


November 05, 2014
From salesman to biz tycoon: A serial entrepreneur's success mantras
Abu Dhabi-based serial entrepreneur BR Shetty walks us through his life and career and shares the imminent lessons he's learned.

November 04, 2014
The girl who ran
Shibani Gharat loves to run. So this September the 29-year-old decided to test her limits and ran 72 kilometres along the world's highest motorable path. This is her story.

This start-up is making true love stories happen
A unique start-up in India is helping the differently abled find their match.

October 31, 2014
How Math changed this wannabe cricketer's life!
P Rajendran finds out how Himanshu Asnani, a winner of the Marconi Society's Paul Baran Young Scholars Award, swiftly moved from wanting to become a neurosurgeon or cricketer into engineering

October 30, 2014
This start-up is changing the way kids learn
Aparna Athreya is enriching the lives of kids, parents and individuals through the start-up Kid and Parent Foundation.

October 29, 2014
She rules the Indian blogosphere
Writing on parties and gossip as "Miss Malini", former dancer and radio jockey Malini Agarwal soon became an authority on matters of style.

From networking to farming, this Kerala boy has come a long way
"The mountains I climbed, the butterflies I counted, the streams I swam, the jungles I walked along, all called me back. The urge to go back to nature was very strong," says Tibin Parakal from Trissur who quit a lucrative engineering job in Delhi to start a restaurant but then ultimately became a farmer.

October 27, 2014
10 foods you must include in your diet
Oncologist Dr Zankhana Buch, AyurVAID Hospital tells us why these foods could help you lead a healthy lifestyle.

October 05, 2014
This engineer wants every child to play
Vikas Plakkot, founder of Just For Kicks (JFK) is using using the game of football to develop life skills for students in low-income schools in India.

October 03, 2014
This 24-yr old is empowering rural Bihar and how!
This 24-yr old is empowering rural Bihar and how!

October 02, 2014
This BPO employs differently abled people. And they rock!


October 01, 2014
From Boston to UP's badlands: She came back to change India


September 30, 2014
This IT engineer is urging people to sell waste online
It all started the day when Anurag Asati was asked to get a kabadiwala home to collect some newspapers.

September 29, 2014
Super 30 founder Anand Kumar to speak at MIT and Harvard
Indian mathematician and founder of Super 30, Anand Kumar, has been invited by the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University to speak on his globally acclaimed effort to mentor students from the underprivileged sections for admission to the prestigious IITs.

What makes this girl from Mumbai's red light district so different?
Twenty-year-old Sheetal Jain is the daughter of a bar dancer and grew up in Mumbai's red light district. She is now in the US pursuing a course in drumming

September 26, 2014
This Goa model just made India proud
Goan beauty Gail Nicole Da Silva, first runner up Miss United Continent 2014 tells us how her personal success has inspired several others to believe in their dreams.

September 24, 2014
These Indian teenagers won Google Science Fair 2014 Awards
Two Indians, Arsh Dilbagi and Mihir Garimella, were among the winners of Google Science Fair 2014, held on September 22, 2014 at the Fox Theatre, Redwood City, California.

September 17, 2014
Malvika Iyer's amazing story of grit!
In 2002, at 13 she lost both her hands and severely damaged her legs in a freak accident. Today she is a dedicated social worker, a motivational speaker and model for accessible clothing in India.

September 15, 2014
The MBA grad who's changing the lives of the underprivileged
Instead of taking up a plush corporate job, Shadab Hassan chose to start a school for underprivileged children.

September 12, 2014
'Culture and connection are more than a memory'
Thenmozhi Soundararajan works to break the shackles of caste for Dalits.

September 11, 2014
This NRI kid came to India and nothing was ever the same
Pradyumna Nadakaduty didn't even know he was getting into social impact work when he applied for a job at Acumen Fund. Then something wonderful happened.

September 10, 2014
Dialysis at Rs 100? He made it happen!
Indian American Harvard Medical School student Sachin Jain looks beyond boundaries of direct service.

September 09, 2014
Making students stress free without medicines
Stanford student Nitya Kanuri believes that a phone-based, anxiety assessment app built in the US can help Indian students manage their stress levels better.

September 08, 2014
She quit a lucrative US job to help India's underprivileged girls
Saima Hasan, founder and chief executive officer of Roshni Academy that works to empower girls from government schools in New Delhi and surrounding areas to achieve their full potential in college, jobs and life in general, tells P Rajendran what drew her to help poor girls.

September 07, 2014
Giving a second chance to delinquents
Riya Shah, a New York teenager, who had been to Baroda to volunteer with an NGO that works for upliftment of orphans and delinquents, shares her learnings with Chaya Babu.

September 06, 2014
The doctor who reclaims stolen lives
Anup Patel tells Chaya Babu that he is bound by a sense of duty to help the country of his birth fight the menace of human trafficking

September 05, 2014
'A lot still needs to be done for the 400 million illiterate Indians'
Anjuli Pandit wants to use her skills to educate more and more Indians, says Chaya Babu

These teachers are changing the world. Have you heard of them?
This Teacher's Day, we chronicle the stories of such amazing teachers who inspire by example. Some of them you have perhaps heard of. Others are much more obscure.

Numero Uno: This Indian has won the math Nobel
Dr Manjul Bhargava speaks to P Rajendran about winning the Fields Medal, math's biggest global honour.

September 04, 2014
'Math research is not considered a reasonable career option'
Manjul Bhargava, who was recently awarded Fields Medal, Math's biggest global honour, tells P Rajendran that society's attitude towards the subject is changing slowly

He shoots hoops for hope
In the second of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, Shaun Jayachandran tells Arthur J Pais how he is using basketball to get the young in India to build their educational skills and career goals.

September 03, 2014
Bringing relief to India, one vaccine at a time
In a first of a special series on second generation Indian Americans giving back to India, we begin with Meghana Sreevatsava's story.

October 23, 2013
Indian-American elected top national academician in the US
Subra Suresh is one of the only 16 living Americans to be elected to all three national academies, the IOM, the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering.

September 10, 2013
CHAT: The former sports champ who's taken on Madras University
Preethi Srinivasan is a former state level cricket player who has been denied admission into the University of Madras for a distance education course after an unfortunate accident left her quadriplegic for life. Join us for a chat with her on Wednesday, September 11, between 1 and 2 pm IST.

July 23, 2013
Visually-impaired girl to pursue dream course at Delhi University
Eighteen-year-old Sana Samad is the second student after Kartik Sawnhey to have been allowed to pursue mathematics after Class 12 at the Delhi University.

May 23, 2013
Visually impaired girl tops MP board exams
Shrishti Tiwari, from Damoh has topped the Madhya Pradesh Higher Secondary examination in Arts stream.

November 14, 2012
Indian wins $500,000 WISE prize
An Indian scholar has been awarded the USD 500,000 WISE prize for innovation in the field of education, for his relentless work of providing low cost education to children in Mumbai slums.

October 31, 2012
The 9-year-old Indian attending college in the US
This child prodigy tells George Joseph that he wants to be a scientist; discover something big.

October 14, 2012
The heart of a genius: 'I somehow impressed her enough!'
In the last of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, we bring you the inspiring speech the 'genius' gave on his wedding day, offering an insight into his family life.

October 13, 2012
A biologist wife on her 'genius' husband
In the third of a four-part series profiling economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Arthur J Pais interviews his wife Sundari Chetty about being married to a 'genius'.

October 12, 2012
'I was amazed and disturbed by the poverty around the Taj'
In the second of a four-part series, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. In this interview, he emphasises how the presence of high value-added teachers in school can go a long way in shaping their pupils' destiny.

October 11, 2012
A professor at 23, he has won a $500,000 'genius grant'
In a four-part series beginning today, Arthur J Pais profiles economist Raj Chetty, winner of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, nicknamed the 'genius grant'. Chetty says he hopes his research will help lower income children in India and the United States of America.

August 11, 2011
Meet the two winners of Google Science Fair
Two Indian girls Shree Bose and Naomi Shah emerged winners at the Google Science Fair held last month for their projects on ovarian cancer and treatment of asthma respectively. Read on to know more about their interesting projects.

August 10, 2011
Indian grad's eco-friendly solution for oil spills wins Kenneth G Hancock Memorial Award
Swapnil Jadhav, a graduate student from New York received the award for his project that could help replace the hazardous petroleum-based cleaners currently in use.

March 29, 2011
Measure success by the obstacles you overcome
14-year-old Salam Siddiqui on why he finds Mae Jemison, the first African American woman to go to outer space, inspiring

February 24, 2011
'If I had gone on to do my MBA, I would have never become an entrepreneur'
Kishore Biyani talks about entrepreneurship, believing in yourself, and how experiencing the journey is more important than achieving any objective

December 07, 2010
Young Indians win Time Magazine's essay competition
Three young Indians swept the Time Magazine's first Asian essay competition on the challenges that the continent face in the 21st century.

December 01, 2010
This Indian is Aspen Institute's Rising Star
Meet Dr Aaron K Chatterji whose academic research, policy work and public service has been recognised by the international nonprofit organisation.

November 23, 2010
'A monochrome life is not worth it'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee, Dr Shubha Tole tells us what it takes to be successful.

October 06, 2010
She helps dyslexic children discover joys of writing
After weaving stories for kids in beautiful books, dyslexic author Dheera Kitchlu is now helping children like her bring out their writing talents into the open.

September 29, 2010
Indian-Canadian teen attends intl environment meet
Roopa Suppiah, a student at Queen's University, Ontario, was chosen by the British Council to attend an environmental forum in Shanghai, September 1 to 7.

August 11, 2010
'Good students are sacrificed for the quota system'
Dr Sanjaya Baru, editor, Business Standard, talks about the lack of respect for education and the need to reward excellence.

August 04, 2010
CA topper shares her success mantras
The inclination towards this field was natural for 22-year-old Sanjhi Agrawal, an alumnus of Mayo College Girls School, Ajmer.

July 23, 2010
Desi novelist up for prestigious young author award
Karan Mahajan, New Delhi-raised and New York-based author, is up for a prestigious literary award.

July 22, 2010
'I hope to find humanistic solutions to problems'
Aziz Haniffa spoke to Dr Pat Basu soon after he was chosen as a White House Fellow. The interview.

July 21, 2010
2 Indian-Americans chosen as White House fellows
Dr Pat Basu of Naperville, Illinois, and Dr Sunny Ramchandani of Rowland Heights, California, USA are among the 2010-11 class of White House Fellows.

July 16, 2010
'Learn your profession, learn to be professional'
An interview with Mark Tully, former chief of bureau, BBC-Delhi about his career and more...

July 15, 2010
'With every bust we've come out stronger'
Ashish Hemrajani, founder of Bookmyshow.com quit his job at a top advertising agency to start his company, Big Tree Entertainment in 1999. Here he tells us how he survived the dotcom bust, the recession and succeeded despite all odds.

Topperspeak: From class 7, IIT was my target
Vipul Singh from Bhilai earned the first rank in AIEEE and the fifth rank in IIT-JEE this year. He shares with Nitin Jindal his journey to the top.

July 14, 2010
22-year-old becomes IIT Bombay professor
Tathagat Avatar Tulsi has become India's youngest assistant professor at the renowned Indian Institute of Technology in Mumbai.

July 02, 2010
Gujarat girl wins mental maths world cup
An eleven-year-old girl from Gujarat's Surat has set a world record by winning the Mental Mathematical Calculation World Cup 2010 held in Germany.

July 01, 2010
Bright Indian gets top UK learning award
An Indian PhD student's daughter who braved odds by doing cleaning jobs in a hospital to finance her studies in the UK has been awarded the prestigious VQ Learner of the Year Award.

June 10, 2010
UPSC topper: I want to be an agent of change
Coming second in the All India Civil Services examination, Prakash Raj Purohit is poised to be a 'yes-we-can' man.

June 02, 2010
'The youth are likely to turn India's fortune'
India is at a critical juncture, with 30 percent of its young population getting ready to make a transition into adulthood. Jayalakshmi Sengupta looks into some of the remarkable initiatives of civil society institutions to harness this volatile resource pool.

May 27, 2010
Topperspeak: 'There's no formula to crack JEE'
Aakanksha Sarda, the topper amongst girls at the IIT JEE, shares her success mantras.

All-India IIT JEE topper: JEE isn't so hard
In an exclusive interview, the 2010 IIT-JEE topper, Anumula Jithendar Reddy tells Shwetal Rai what it takes to be an IIT topper.

May 21, 2010
Chetan Bhagat: Do work that pays; grow your passion
It took a long time for the author to figure out what he wanted to do, and it's still a work in progress.

May 17, 2010
GATE topper: Maths, physics are beautiful
Aspiring scientist Ishan Mata is gearing up to pursue an MTech degree, leading to PhD, at one of the premier research institutes in the country.

May 13, 2010
CAT topper: I prepared only via mock tests
He took the CAT three times. Third time lucky, he finally got a call from IIM Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta and Lucknow.

May 12, 2010
This 15-yr-old's trophy will honour India Inc
Rahul Patil lives in Mumbai's slums and has designed a trophy for the first ever LeapVault Change Leadership Awards. Abhishek Mande visits his house and feels humbled.

May 10, 2010
All-India CS topper shares his success mantras
Puneet Gupta, a consultant (Tax and Regulatory Services) with Ernst & Young, took just 24 days of leave for dedicated exam study.

May 06, 2010
Srinagar doctor tops Civil Service 2009
A doctor from Srinagar has topped the Civil Service Exams 2009. Shah Faesal, an MBBS degree holder from Srinagar, topped the prestigious examination in his maiden attempt.

No coaching classes for this IFS topper
The 24-year-old gold medallist in MSc (Zoology) from Behrampur University, topped the IFS exam without any coaching; he says that it was God's mercy.

May 03, 2010
All-India CA topper shares his success mantras
Discipline and the right attitude can make a seemingly unattainable goal, simple. Kishen K Warrier, all-India CA topper, applied this mantra to accomplish his goal.

April 29, 2010
CDSE topper: 'Be mentally tough, determined'
While Shruti Raghav's friends prepared for CAT with a vengeance, she set her sights on the Combined Defence Services Exam.

April 27, 2010
He dropped out of engineering to serve his country
Joining the forces is a dream come true for NDA (2009) topper Cadet S M Sriram. The 18-year-old talks about life at the Academy and why he chose the Indian Navy.

April 26, 2010
JK Rowling: 'We do not need magic to change the world'
Had she succeeded at anything else, the Harry Potter series may have never been created, author JK Rowling told Harvard graduates. Excerpts from her commencement address.

April 22, 2010
Topperspeak: 'I studied for over 12 hours a day'
The LLB student at National Law School, Bangalore, shares her mantras.

April 21, 2010
Prita Chhabra sings herself into the history books
Singer Prita Chhabra was invited by the National Basketball Association to sing the Canadian and American national anthems at the Air Canada Center in Toronto April 4 before a crowd of 20,000 people.

April 20, 2010
Topperspeak: 'There are no excuses for go-getters'
Monetary hardship, partial vision loss and a parent's illness, could not stand in the way of 23-year-old Rahul Garg's success. Today, Rahul who is also a qualified CA and CS.

April 19, 2010
P Gopichand: Our education system needs flexibility
Former all-England badminton champion Pullela Gopichand has been honoured with all major sports awards - the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, Arjuna and Dronacharya. His experience taught him a lot and today, he coaches badminton champ Saina Nehwal. Gopichand tells Urmila Rao of Careers 360, how his career took shape.

April 16, 2010
Topperspeak: Do your best and leave the rest to God
Jaiben George has many feats to his credit and the most notable one is topping the entrance exam for admission to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences.

April 12, 2010
This IAS topper chose rural India over Harvard
A doctor by profession, Karthik Adapa gave up scholarships to Harvard and Cambridge to join the Indian Administrative Services.

March 17, 2010
Indian-American takes third in Intel Science competition
Akhil Mathew, an 18-year-old resident of Madison, New Jersey, Tuesday night won the third place in the Intel Science Talent Search

March 15, 2010
'The harder you work, the luckier you get'
Rana Kapoor, founder, managing director and chief executive officer of Yes Bank talks about his success mantras, lessons he has learnt in his career and gives tips to succeed to young entrepreneurs.

March 12, 2010
10-year-old Naina creates academic history
She is the youngest girl to ever write the Intermediate or plus two examination.

March 11, 2010
Arun Shourie: Mediocrity has become the norm
A veteran of many battles against the authority, Shourie, discusses philosophy, politics and policies in a freewheeling conversation with Mahesh Sarma, editor, Careers360.

March 08, 2010
'At Infosys we concentrate on breaking the stereotypes'
As part of our focus on women at workplace to celebrate International Women's Day we spoke to Infosys's principal diversity officer, Srimathi Shivashankar on how the company is encouraging women emerge as leaders as well as facilitating an inclusive work environment.

'Women in the Army? We're here to stay!'
On the occasion of Women's Day,Bhavna Chauhan, ex-army officer and author of 'Where Girls Dare', shares what it was like to be a woman in the Indian Army.

March 07, 2010
'Women more willing to take risks'
Here, on the eve of Women's Day, Iti Kumar, vice president, People Development, GlobalLogic, shares what it means to be a career woman in today's world.

'Young women are not taken seriously at workplace'
On the eve of International Women's Day Abhinaya Vedula, deputy general manager, SatNav Technologies talks about challenges faced by women at the workplace and how they can be overcome.

March 03, 2010
Prasoon Joshi: I had small dreams but large instinct
Prasoon Joshi has been making waves in the ad world and Bollywood for a number of years now. But what was it like growing up? Read on...

February 26, 2010
'We don't blindly pick people for their IIT/IIM tag'
T V Mohandas Pai, director, Human Resources and member of the Infosys board, is upfront and brutal -- whether it's taking potshots at hallowed institutions like the IITs or IIMs or rubbishing the unrealistic aspirations of today's generation.

February 24, 2010
He wants to take Indian mythology to the Oscars
27-year-old entrepreneur Karan Vir spells out plans for his company Vimanika Comics and how he hopes to get an Oscar for India.

February 23, 2010
'If we succeed, we will make history'
With close to 20 years of experience in the microchip industry behind each one of them, these technology professionals chose not to settle down into a regular nine to five job... instead they decided to let go of their comfortable paychecks and follow a dream: to make history.

February 04, 2010
Subroto Bagchi: There is no substitute for hard work
The vice-chairman and gardener of MindTree, and author of three business bestsellers, shares his story of success.

January 28, 2010
Ushering in change, from a place of love
Indicorps Fellow Vevake Prasad shares his experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 27, 2010
'I begged cooks to give me recipes'
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Discovering Shakti -- the strength of a woman
Indicorps Fellow Himabindu Reddy shares her experience of working in India on the Indicorps public service fellowship.

January 18, 2010
Ruskin Bond: I have a lifelong allergy for exams
Author Ruskin Bond never attended college, and educated himself in second hand bookshops. Amrita Bose chats with the author about his school days, writing and his love for India.

January 14, 2010
A journey from paddy fields to London dreams
This daily wage earner's son from Kerala now works as MRI senior radiographer in the UK. A tale of struggle and success.

January 12, 2010
'The depth of our research helped us win'
Abhimanyu and Raeesa, law students from NLSIU, Bangalore clinched an international moot court competition in Daejeon, Republic of Korea.

January 11, 2010
'The only known way to progress in life is education'
In a chat with Sumita Vaid Dixit, Ajit Balakrishnan, founder and CEO of rediff.com, discusses the power of education to transform lives. And football.

January 05, 2010
Azim Premji: 'Take charge of your career destiny'
Inspiring excerpts from the address by Azim Premji, founder, Wipro at IIT Delhi's convocation ceremony.

December 24, 2009
This student's charitable work spans 26 countries
Arthur J Pais interviews 18-year-old American student William J Oppenheim III, who, along with a few friends, has established the Omprakash Foundation, which links for-free volunteer teachers with more than 100 grassroots educational projects in 26 countries.

They sell trash to save lives
Two youngsters in Gujarat are using their resources to fund dialysis for kidney patients.

December 23, 2009
Shashi Tharoor: India needs well-formed minds
Author and politician Shashi Tharoor chats with Sumita Vaid Dixit about writing, tweeting and world affairs.

December 22, 2009
He chucked a Rs 1-lakh salary to make films
Journalist turned filmmaker Mahesh Nair speaks to Syed Firdaus Ashraf about his struggle to make it in Bollywood.

December 15, 2009
He trains India's poorest students for the IIT
Educator Anand Kumar could not attend Cambridge University due to financial constraints. Today, he coaches deserving students for IIT-JEE.

December 14, 2009
'India's rich fund temples, not educational institutions'
Tarun Tejpal, editor-in-chief of news magazine Tehelka, expresses his disappointment over India's education system.

December 08, 2009
Meet our national Scrabble champ
Indian National Scrabble champion Sherwin Rodrigues has just returned from Malaysia after finishing 13th in the Tenth World Scrabble Championship. Here, he reveals what the game taught him about life and shares five useful tips on how to be a champion.

December 01, 2009
'I joined the media for free merchandise!'
Deepak Dhar, Managing Director of Endemol India tells how he never looked back after his first summer job

November 18, 2009
'Pick a career for interest, not scope'
Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar awardee Prof Amitabh Joshi, followed his passion for science 'despite' the Indian education system.

November 17, 2009
"India's youth, educated but unemployable"
Aroon Purie, Editor-in-Chief, India Today, talks about his career and the various issues that concern today's youth.

November 13, 2009
'My profession is my passion': Somdev Devvarman
This 24-year-old tennis champ broke the Davis Cup jinx for India, and now he's raring to go!

October 20, 2009
This man saves lives, one click at a time
For over ten years now, Khushroo Poacha has stood by the sole belief that to do good work you don't need money. Poacha runs indianblooddonors.com (IBD), a site that lets blood donors and patients in need of blood connect with each other almost instantaneously. Here is his story.

October 08, 2009
She dreams of a cleaner, greener planet
Saumita Bannerjee, biotechnologist and winner of the Green Talents competition, speaks about her research and career.

September 14, 2009
'An MBA is not a passport to career success'
Chanda Kochhar, CEO and managing director of ICICI Bank, spells out ICICI's work culture and employee philosophy.

September 03, 2009
Deepti Gupta, 22, wins prestigious US teaching fellowship
She's one of 35 would-be teachers selected for the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation fellowship, and the only Indian in the list.

August 31, 2009
Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, he is 21
It's not very often that you attach the title 'Dr' to the name of a 21-year-old youngster. Meet Dr Tathaghar Avtar Tulsi, who is on top of the world today after joining an exclusive club of scientists with a doctorate at the age of 21.

August 13, 2009
'Never give up on your dream'
Simanta Sharma, MD and CEO of bolohealth.com, shares his success mantras.

June 29, 2009
'I want to leave the corporate world and take up scuba diving'
The Marketing and Leasing Director of Plaza Centres, India, Shashank Pathak talks to <I>rediff.com</I> about his life, career, success and how he plans someday to become a scuba diving instructor.

June 19, 2009
'People are tempted by careers that are immediately rewarding'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first year JD candidate at Harvard Law School and DPhil candidate at Oxford Tarun Chhabra, 28, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

June 17, 2009
'I don't believe that something is better than nothing'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, third-year Harvard medical student Chitra Akileswaran, 26, discusses how she came to win the prestigious grant and what she intends to do with the money.

June 15, 2009
A wife, mother and COO at 38
Rahat Beri has been the COO of Percept Profile, a leading PR agency, for six years now. Here, she talks about how she did it, despite all the challenges she faced.

May 18, 2009
'My message is one of empowerment and independence'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, first-year Harvard medical student Shantanu Gaur, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

May 13, 2009
'I've been laid off in the past': A CEO speaks
In an interview with rediff.com, the CEO of media, entertainment and communication company Percept Talent Management fills us in on his career, his success mantras and his advice to youngsters looking to make it big.

May 07, 2009
'I want to educate and empower the public'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Harvard graduate and first-year medical student Ashish Agrawal, 22, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

May 06, 2009
'Don't be impatient, especially with your employees'
A decade ago, Rahul Sharma and his friend launched e-commerce company Micromax. Today, it specialises in mobile phone solutions and wireless technologies and boasts of a Rs 400 crore turnover.

April 30, 2009
'I've always been compelled by a career in public service'
Get Ahead presents an interview with six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States. Here, Previn Warren, a 26-year-old Harvard Law undergraduate, discusses how he came to win the prestigious grant and what he intends to do with the money.

April 27, 2009
Competing for the 'Best Job in the World'!
Meet RJ Anjaan, the only Indian shortlisted for the 'Best Job in the World.'

April 22, 2009
At 26, he heads two successful businesses
Meet 26-year-old entrepreneur Aadil Bandukwala. At the age of 26, he is the CEO and owner of not one, but two companies -- a web consultancy firm called Leading Minds and the quirkily-named recruitment agency Talent Onions. In an interview with rediff.com's Insiyah Vahanvaty, Aadil discusses his career, his passion for entrepreneurship and what it's like to run two organisations of his very own on a day-to-day basis.

April 21, 2009
Honour for an inspirational leader
As part of a week-long achiever series, Get Ahead presents an interview with each of six Indian-origin youngsters who won prestigious fellowships in the United States.

April 16, 2009
'Hire smart people, even if they are smarter than you'
COO of Zapak Digital Entertainment, Rohit Sharma talks about his career success, how he balances work and family and doles out advice to young professionals.

April 10, 2009
'My father thought I was crazy to start a business during the recession'
In this time of recession, two twenty-somethings decided to drop out of the rat race and enter the big league by starting a PR agency on their own. Here's their story.

From selling tees to owning an eatery: Karma
Mansi Hemdev is an entrepreneur -- and a very young one, at that. At the age of 21, she already owns her own cafe in Chennai. rediff.com's Ganesh Nadar caught up with this enterprising young lady to learn more about her business and career success.

January 27, 2009
'Passion, commitment and a positive attitude always gets noticed at the workplace'
In an interview with rediff.com Kamal Mansharamani of AlmaMate advices graduates on their career growth, what it takes to be a leader and how to cope with job lay offs.

October 14, 2008
'Fashion can be a murky business'
30-year-old Samir Singh, fashion entrepreneur and shoe designer shares his success mantras.

September 24, 2008
'At 22, I am neither tired of life nor medicine!'
What really sets this 22-year-old apart from any other British youngster is the fact that she is the country's youngest doctor.

September 23, 2008
'We are more friends than teachers'
It was the desire to be an entrepreneur that made Anand Kannan, the managing director of GREedge.com, start something along these lines.

September 17, 2008
'Failure helps you keep your feet on the ground'
Meet Anuja Chauhan, 37, mother of three, author of a recently published book and a successful career woman in the advertising industry.

September 15, 2008
One step closer to a healthier planet
Meet the team of four engineering students who created a project that enables companies to effectively utilise electricity and thus reduce their environmental footprint and in turn global warming.

August 05, 2008
Meet India's youngest MTech from IIT Madras
When most students his age study in colleges S Chandrasekar has won a gold medal in Computer Science at IIT Madras. At 17, he is the youngest Indian to have aced Masters in Technology, MTech with a CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of 9.85 on a scale of 10.

July 28, 2008
'Listen to your heart and never fear failure'
Patu Keswani, the owner of Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels discusses his success mantra, his life as an entrepreneur and fun he had in starting his own hotel chain.

March 26, 2008
'In business, the name of the game is innovation'
In an email interview with rediff.com's Shifra Menezes, entrepreneur Avirat Sonpal talks about how he started off as an entrepreneur and what it takes to make it big.

March 24, 2008
'To be successful, you need a compelling vision'
Meet Shirish Nadkarni, co-founder and CEO of Livemocha.com.

March 03, 2008
'Why can't Indians build a great product in India?'
Three Indian entrepreneurs build a software product that promises to give a tough fight to the world's best in the space of domain storage.

February 28, 2008
'It's a huge risk to under-utilise your innate talent'
An IIT and IIM alumni, Balu Nayar, the managing director of IMG India discusses his career and what he learned in his career.

February 13, 2008
Change your signature, change your life
Graphotherapist Chandraprabha Pupala talks to Shifra Menezes about the relatively unknown field of handwriting analysis.

February 12, 2008
Dharti Desai: From French teacher to CEO
In a telephone interview with rediff.com's Shifra Menezes, this go-getter shares her success story and a few words of advice for budding businessmen and women.

February 05, 2008
An eco-friendly way to make Rs 80 crore
Chandrashekhar Hariharan changed career midway when he started building eco-friendly green houses. Today his company BCIL, is worth Rs 80 crore and he is happy that he took a gamble by leaving his cushy job as a journalist.

January 23, 2008
'Great companies are always built on aspirations'
Investment banking star Rashesh Shah discusses his career and the lessons it has taught him.

December 31, 2007
A Rs 450 cr success story from a mere Rs 40K
K S Kohli of Frankfinn is confident that Air Frankfinn will give the likes of Kingfisher Airways and Jet Airways a run for their money in 2009.

December 20, 2007
Careers: Are you ready for the 21st century?
'Our education system keeps churning out graduates who remain unemployed whereas we have an unprecedented and robust job market which is crying out for skills. I think this is the fundamental problem. In my view, the remedy is to redesign education and its delivery to overcome skills shortages. We need to prepare our education system for the 21st century.'

December 12, 2007
At 18, he runs an anti-hacking company
Vineet Kumar was the naughtiest kid in school -- and that was only three years ago! Today, at the age of 18, he is the CEO of the National Anti-Hacking Group, advising the Indian Army and corporates on how to safeguard their Internet interests.

December 03, 2007
'I became a successful CEO at 30'
Right Horizons' CEO Anil Rego manages assets worth Rs 75 crore for his clients.

November 27, 2007
'Fashion models are real people, too!'
Lakme fashion model Smita Lasrado on modelling in both India and Paris.

November 21, 2007
CEO at 27
Paramount Airways's M Thiagarajan straddles across the aviation sector.

November 19, 2007
Combining art with science
Sujatha Keshavan Guha, the first woman in India to obtain a postgraduate degree in graphic design, is co-founder and managing director of one of India's top design firms, Ray+Keshavan.

November 15, 2007
A $250,000 business, aged 25
Meet Atul Khekade, founder, Innovation Trip.

October 31, 2007
'Profit-making runs in my genes'
Vikas Kedia, founder of the mobile gaming company MobiTrail, on the spirit of entrepreneurship.

October 29, 2007
You must react to news as it breaks
One of the most recognised faces on Indian television, CNBC India's Shereen Bhan gets candid.

October 25, 2007
'We could hire 500 good people today'
Bhavin and Divyank Turakhia, co-founders of the $300 million company Directi, on how they succeeded.

October 23, 2007
A million-dollar company built on a failure
Vishal Sampat, CEO, Convonix.com, on how failure is a stepping stone to success.

October 08, 2007
A designer's success mantras
Arjun Agarwal on the fashion business.

October 03, 2007
'How I founded a company at 26'
Murugavel Janakiraman, founder CEO, BharatMatrimony.com, on how he made his web site a big success.

September 25, 2007
At 25, he's one of India's hottest designers
A D Singh's insights for youngsters hoping to make their mark in fashion.

September 20, 2007
Making it through movies
Debu Bhattacharyya, CEO, Theme Entertainment, on how he made it big.

September 20, 2007
An amazing story!
Sujata Burla met with a serious accident that left her a paraplegic. Not one to be cowed down, she now earns Rs 200,000 trading on the stock markets. This is her remarkable story.

September 19, 2007
CEO at 30
Sandeep Murthy, CEO, Cleartrip.com, shares the story of his achievements.

September 14, 2007
A published author at 15
Ronen Chatterjee on what drove him to write his first novel.

September 11, 2007
From obscurity to Bollywood
At 24, model and actress Nauheed Cyrusi already has a decade of work in showbiz behind her.

September 10, 2007
Success story: From college dropout to MBA
Vivek Pehlajani on how he went from college dud to media dude.

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