December 19, 2013Meet the voice of global change
'It is astonishing how many Indian politicians have been convicted of sexual assault and of various types of crimes against women.' Ricken Patel, founder of the world's largest online activist site Avaaz, on his work in India and how technology is revolutionising the fight for a more just world. Rediff.com's reports from New York.
December 17, 2013'Everyone suffers from some handicap... You have to surge on'
When she was 14, Sonal Mehta was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. By 15 she had lost all her vision.
December 05, 2013'I didn't want to be be a personal barber to the stars'
Jawed Habib runs 340 salons and 47 academies around the world and is perhaps the most well-known hairdresser in the country. Even so, the flashy entrepreneur has had humble beginnings.
December 03, 2013Desi teen bags award for his revolutionary nanotech innovation
MIT freshman Saumil Bandyopadhyay's invention has the potential to reduce car crashes and may also help spy and detect hidden land mines and monitor global warming.
December 02, 2013Educating the youth to 'cast an informed vote'
Anirudh Belle and Vineeth Samdaria, both 21, want to change the way urban youths vote.
November 28, 2013Five powerful women tech CEOs in India
The new breed of female tech CEO is here to stay and only bound to grow in number!
November 21, 2013This man wants YOU to quit your job!
Vineet Bajpai, successful entrepreneur and author, encourages Indians to move out their stable jobs and opt for the ups and downs of starting on their own. Here's why!
November 18, 2013Indian Army Major scales Mt Everest. Twice!
Most scale it once in a lifetime. Major Ranveer Singh Jamwal summited the Everest two times over in one year.
November 14, 2013Indian child prodigies we should be proud of!
As we celebrate the spirit of childhood, here are some children who've made India proud.
November 07, 2013He beat cerebral palsy to help tigers with music
Hans Dalal overcame the limitations his condition posed to become a successful sound engineer. Then he fell in love with tigers, and decided to merge his passions. digs deeper.
November 05, 2013All of 13 and pursuing MSc in Microbiology! Meet Sushma Verma
An inspiring story of a young girl from Lucknow who is determined to wait for the right time so that she can chase her childhood dream.
October 29, 2013How this 19-year old eco-innovator wants to save the world
Param Jaggi, a US-based inventor has big plans to save the planet through his eco-friendly, affordable and easy to use inventions.
October 25, 2013'I have seen both heaven and hell'
Former cricket champ Preethi Srinivasan was denied admission into the University of Madras for a distance education course after an unfortunate accident left her quadriplegic for life. This is her story.
October 23, 2013Indian-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.
October 22, 2013This Indian teen's photo beat 43,000 others to win $1600 prize
Britain's Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife magazine names 14-year-old Udayan Rao Pawar the Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year.
October 18, 2013Indian teen bags photography award with Chambal gharial
Natural History Museum and BBC Wildlife names Udayan Rao Pawar Young Wildlife Photographer of the Year
October 17, 2013'Indian entrepreneurs are really, really driven'
'I love the fire in Indian entrepreneurs's eyes. I just hate how Indian society does not believe that entrepreneurship is a means to earn a living or create change. That limits us from doing or thinking beyond the ordinary.' A winner of the prestigious ITU Young Innovators Award, Varun Arora tells Rediff.com's Prasanna D Zore how he plans to change the way the world gets its education.
October 11, 2013From cabin to cockpit: How Apurva Gilche became a pilot
The story of a Pune girl who followed her dreams in the face of overwhelming odds.
October 10, 2013'Women make it big despite the sacrifices and challenges'
I'd like to see more women at the top help other women climb the ranks says Paula Parkes, head of marketing in the APAC region for Adobe.
September 30, 2013A young girl's inspiring journey from Ambernath to New York
The amazing story of a young girl's sojourn from Mumbai's fringes to the glitz and glamour of New York.
September 27, 2013Meet the Indian-American photographer demystifying the Arctic
Fighting environmental and political odds, engineer-physicist-photographer Subhankar Banerjee endeavours to bring out the untold truth about the Arctic.
September 26, 2013Why giving is better than receiving. A farmer's son explains
The fascinating story of Gopi Reddy who will give away his award money to two promising school students.
September 13, 2013'How I came out alive is a miracle'
In an online chat with readers former state cricker player Preeti Srinivasan who is now quadruplegic discussed her every day challenges and appealed to support people like her.
September 11, 2013The brainchild behind India's first magazine for the blind
How 24-year-old Upasana Mataki came about launching the country's first lifestyle magazine in English for the blind.
September 10, 2013CHAT: 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.
September 09, 2013Want to be an entrepreneur? Jump off the plane!
Narayan Babu, co-founder of Dexetra, a digital applications' company talks about his entrepreneurial journey.
September 04, 2013He quit his IT career to start a dairy farm
Santosh Singh quit a cushy corporate job to start a dairy farm in Bangalore.
August 22, 2013The youngest and first Indian to swim across 10 seas
Sufyan Shaikh, the first Indian to complete swimming in ten seas takes us through the spectacular moments that defined his life and career.
August 21, 2013'My father sold his land and utensils for our education'
Arun Narasani, co-founder, Brain League talks about the challenges his family faced and how it inspired him to succeed and set up an enterprise.
August 19, 2013MBA schools have grown faster than there are jobs: Nachiket Mor
Don't worry about negative feedback. Ask if you are learning something: Dr Nachiket Mor's advice to India's young students about the career they choose.
August 18, 2013How she is inspiring change through films
Independent filmmaker Pavitra Chalam talks about founding her company CurleyStreet Media and how she's making a difference through films.
August 16, 2013India's first and ONLY woman superbike racer
Alisha Abdullah who took to racing at age nine, takes us through the moments that defined her life and career.
August 14, 2013Rags to riches: From a cargo loader to a CEO
The inspiring story of Sudheer Nair who dropped out of high school at age 16 and is currently operating Eresource Infotech whose annual turnover is Rs 8.1 crore.
August 07, 2013The pastry chef who chose macarons over law books
Pooja Dhingra started Le15 Patisserie when she was 23. In three years, her business has grown 200 per cent. This is her story.
August 02, 2013Now, a tablet phone from Kerala for Rs 7,999
Three engineers in their mid-20s, from start-up company Telmoco Development Labs in Trivandrum's consumer electronics incubator Technopark, who developed this Android phone want to make their product company as successful as Infosys is as a services company.
August 01, 2013Meet India's only African-Indian model co-ordinator
Juliana Harnodkar hails from the tiny Siddi community that has its roots in Africa. When she failed to get a regular day job, Harnodkar began sourcing models of African origin. Today, she remains the only one from the community to do so.
The first South Asian student to win a $1000 Jane Austen prize
Delhi University student Prashansa Taneja tells us how she fought through her failure in an English aptitude test and what it means to win the prestigious North American award for her essay...
July 30, 2013From a rented cellar in Trivandrum to Silicon Valley
The success story of six young engineering graduates who came together to build a unique product.
July 23, 2013Visually-impaired girl to pursue dream course at DU
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.
July 18, 2013The inspiring story of a BPO in Rajasthan
Shrot Katewa from Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan started 'Source for Change'- a rural BPO to empower the women of his village through professional training activities leading to employment. This is his story.
July 16, 2013Meet Ritu Beri, India's first designer to head a French label
Her love for taking risks and following her heart always helped Ritu Beri achieve success. The international fashion designer shares the inspiration behind her career decisions.
July 11, 2013Fighting the odds to save the Ganga
Siblings Marthand Bindana and Valli Bindana are on a mission to save the river through Return of the Ganga Project. This is their story
July 05, 2013How MasterChef India changed his life!
Somewhere in the middle of cooking Makki Di Roti Da Pizza and Chicken Mast-Kalandar, Ripu Daman Handa discovered his goal.
July 02, 2013He lives to keep the environment alive
Arun Krishnanmurthy has just one purpose in his life: to save the environment, animals, wild life and lakes.
July 01, 2013The fastest biker to cover the Golden Quadrilateral
Meet Mohit Sabnis who holds the record for riding around the GQ in 116.5 hours.
June 28, 2013This professor wants to help solve food security issues
Alagu Perumal Ramasamy from Chennai has plans to supplement the diets of a substantially large population in a limited way by raising fruit-bearing saplings.
June 25, 2013He chucked campus placement to become a dance entrepreneur
Sandip Soparrkar shares the inspiration behind his career decision and the lessons he learnt.
June 24, 2013'I had no money for school fees, but my son is going to IIT'
Students from underprivileged families crack the IIT-JEE Advanced thanks to Anand Kumar's Super 30 educational programme.
June 20, 2013'I want to become one of India's most renowned rappers'
Deane Sequeira, India's youngest female rapper, talks about her career and aspirations.
June 11, 2013Meet Utsav Lal, India's youngest raga pianist
The 20-year-old has been performing Indian classical music on the piano for 13 years with incorporation of jazz and western classical into his music.
June 06, 2013Blind Indian rejected by IITs will now study at Stanford
Visually impaired Kartik Sawhney has been awarded a full scholarship to pursue engineering at Stanford University in the US.
June 04, 2013India's ONLY female rider to cover 1600 km in 24 hrs
Meet Chithra Priya, the only Indian female rider to have completed the Saddle Sore endurance ride.
May 27, 2013Meet the 16-year-old who climbed Mount Everest
On May 18 at 5 am IST, Nameirakpam Chingkheinganba became the youngest Indian ever to have climbed Mount Everest. This is his story.
May 25, 2013Why this doctor OPTED to be an IAS officer
Dr Vineeth Sukumaran Pillai, who cleared the UPSC exam in his third attempt this year, reveals how he cracked one of the nation's most competitive tests.
May 23, 2013Visually impaired girl tops MP board exams
Shrishti Tiwari, from Damoh has topped the Madhya Pradesh Higher Secondary examination in Arts stream.
May 22, 2013The Harvard grad who's committed to making a difference
Soros scholar Vivek Viswanathan shares his journey
The medical student who received her degree in the ICU
Though Samidha Khandare has a slim chance of survival her family, who cannot afford her mounting medical expenses, is hoping for a miracle and financial help.
May 21, 2013An Indian American's quest to reclaim his identity
In the second part of a series on Indian-Americans who have won the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships this year, profiles Columbia University graduate Nishant Batsha, who shares his experiences as a second-generation Indian-American and how he intends to use the scholarship opportunity.
Indian American teen invents 20-second charger
The inventor, Eesha Khare, has been awarded USD 50,000 for further developing the tiny device.
May 20, 2013Harvard grad, activist, Soros Fellow: Meet Amar Bakshi
In a three-part series commencing today, profiles some of the winners of the Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans. First up is Amar Bakshi, who fought and won a legal battle to uphold the freedom of the press in Zimbabwe and has studied at Harvard, John Hopkins and now Yale.
May 14, 2013This Jaipur boy emerged a topper despite renal failure
The amazing story of 17-year-old Prakhar Deroliya, who despite losing both his kidneys when he was just 15, made it to the Rajasthan Board merit list.
May 13, 2013Indian teen is century's youngest California Univ topper
An 18-year-old Indian-American has become the youngest graduate topper of the prestigious University of California in more than a century.
May 10, 2013Corruption can't be erased in one day: IAS topper
Cuttack-based medical graduate Sriram Venkitaraman, who came second in this year's Union Public Services Commission examination says he has "realistic expectations" of his IAS career.
May 09, 2013Meet Kashmir's first Muslim woman UPSC achiever
'It's all about conviction and a burning desire inside you,' says Dr Ruveda Salam, the Kashmir valley's first Muslim woman to crack the UPSC exam.
May 07, 2013From 179th to IAS topper: Haritha Kumar's amazing story
'One of my friends called to say I had topped the exam. I thought it was a prank. Later, he brought me a printout of the UPSC Web site displaying the results. My name was right on top!' Kerala's first UPSC topper in 22 years shares her awesome story.
May 06, 2013Top designer, Amazon creative director, bottle-seller
The extraordinary life of Narendra Kumar Ahmed.
April 24, 2013The CFO whose career kicked off with two pounds sterling
HDFC Standard Life's CFO and ED Vibha Padalkar shares her success mantras.
April 23, 2013'To get up, you have to fail once in a while'
Dipika Pallikal, the first indian to break into the top 10 of women's squash world rankings, tells us about her journey so far and plans for the future
April 22, 2013The scholar who grew up in Mumbai's red light area
Born in Mumbai's infamous red-light district, Shweta Katti has won a scholarship to the Bard College, New York. This is her story.
April 17, 2013Meet Raj Chetty, the 'Baby Nobel' winner this year
A 360-degree view of the man, his family and his pioneering work on education.
The GRE topper who scored a perfect 340!
Mumbai's Ashwini Nene on how she achieved the impossible
April 15, 2013Meet the 6-year-old girl who is a millionaire
At the tender age of six, Isabella Barrett is a millionaire, who has already developed a taste for the finer things in life.
April 12, 2013Taking jobs to the doorstep of rural youth
Five social entrepreneurs are changing the way employment is generated in rural India
April 08, 2013'Discipline and self study key to sucess'
Three toppers who cracked the CS professional level exam in the first attempt reveal their time management and stress relief mantras for sheer success. Read on
April 04, 2013TOP 5: Meet the youngest tech millionaires
They've made their millions much before they completed school! Here are five really, really wealthy techies.
April 01, 2013'I want to help India's youth find their inner calling'
Dinesh Singh, vice chancellor, Delhi University feels that Indian universities must redefine themselves. We must not become irrelevant. Knowledge must connect with the needs of the society. Read on
March 20, 2013Start-up: He wanted to print dosas like the printer does
Eshwar K Vikas, who has made a dosa machine and patented it speaks with about the odds he faced in his entrepreneurial journey and the road ahead.
March 19, 2013'Finding one's own balance in this world is a challenge'
Mythili Prakash started practicing Bharatanatyam at the age of eight and performed for the President of India when she was nine. Now 30, she talks about growing up in California, learning dance under her mother and pursuing a full-time career in dance.
March 13, 2013They bring hope to mentally ill homeless women
The amazing story of how two young women set up a home for mentally ill homeless women.
March 08, 2013'The bechara attitude in women must go'
Women need to stop feeling victimised and helpless all the time, says founder of India's first all-women taxi service, Revathi Roy. For those who are willing to risk, and move ahead of the challenges, the sky is the limit, she beckons.
March 07, 2013Why he QUIT Apple to join an Indian start-up
Only love and passion can drive a person to quit a company like Apple and take the leap into the world of start-ups.
March 06, 2013Shiamak Davar: 'I found strength from humiliation'
This contemporary dance choreographer is renowned for calling thousands of Indians to contemporary jazz and other western dance forms.
February 19, 2013Meet Aditya, the 24-yr-old racing champ!
The first Indian to win an international race at the Buddh International Circuit in Noida.
February 08, 2013'Accept me for my talent and not the way I dress'
Sanobar Sultana, a multi-talented, burkha-clad radio jockey, tells why she prefers to wear a burkha and why people shouldn't judge her by what she wears.
February 01, 201310 Indian-Americans among 40 Intel science finalists
The finalists will present their research findings across 16 branches of science between March 7 and 13 this year.
January 24, 2013CA Topper: Proud to say I am my father's daughter
All-India CA topper Prema Jayakumar, whose father Jayakumar Perumal drives an autorickshaw to make ends meet, shares her success.
January 23, 2013The mridangam prodigy who set the stage on fire at 9
It was not expected of a young boy growing up in a small town in America to pick up an instrument like the Mridangam to play but then that was what Rohan Krishnamurthy did when he was an 8 year old. Here he discusses his journey as a musician with .
January 21, 2013'There's no success without respect, loyalty'
The bronze award winning Olympian strongly feels that there is a lot of talent in the country, and we need to ensure that it is spotted and harnessed properly.
January 11, 2013He cracked CAT 2012 in the first attempt
This 21-year-old mechanical engineering student from Pune credits his success to a modest upbringing and family support.
January 07, 2013Top 10 Indian role models in the start-up domain
Read on to know why and how these Indian entrepreneurs inspired readers and young start-ups.
January 03, 2013Success mantra of a young hard rock musician
Lead vocalist of music band Scribe, Vishwesh Krishnamoorthy shares his exciting journey as a young Indian musician.
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