Manu A B

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How Nupur Ghuliani developed a environment-friendly fuel for rural homes

How Nupur Ghuliani developed a environment-friendly fuel for rural homes

Rediff.com3 Jun 2016

Nupur was able to successfully build a prototype of a biomass briquette, an alternative fuel from waste materials.

No electricity, no school here but kids learn with iPads!

No electricity, no school here but kids learn with iPads!

Rediff.com10 May 2016

Two young engineers educate children with iPads n remote villages.

Madhuchandan, a software engineer from US is making farmers richer!

Madhuchandan, a software engineer from US is making farmers richer!

Rediff.com18 Nov 2015

For distressed farmers in Mandya district of Karnataka, Madhuchandan is a true saviour.

What other farmers can learn from Manipur's Devakanta

What other farmers can learn from Manipur's Devakanta

Rediff.com29 Oct 2015

Devakanta from Manipur shows the way in conserving and protecting the biodiversity of the state.

Hrithik to present Saji Thomas's incredible saga on Discovery

Hrithik to present Saji Thomas's incredible saga on Discovery

Rediff.com28 Oct 2015

Discovery Channel will soon telecast an inspiring program on people who have overcome physical handicaps.

'I would prefer to die serving the country than be sidelined'

'I would prefer to die serving the country than be sidelined'

Rediff.com19 Oct 2015

'So what if the enemies take us as prisoners of war? So what of they kill us? I would feel proud that I could sacrifice my life for the country,' say these proud lady officers of the Indian Navy.

Why these Aranmula mirrors sell for Rs 1 lakh!

Why these Aranmula mirrors sell for Rs 1 lakh!

Rediff.com16 Oct 2015

With fake products and machine-made mirrors making its way into the market, an age-old art form is under threat.

Success story: Shashank started a healthcare start-up when he was just 20!

Success story: Shashank started a healthcare start-up when he was just 20!

Rediff.com14 Sep 2015

Practo is an online health service platform which assists patients to meet the best doctors and keeps digital records.

What makes these 10 companies the best to work for in India

What makes these 10 companies the best to work for in India

Rediff.com6 Aug 2015

A friendly working environment, special healthcare facilities, flexible work hours, work from home options, support and camaraderie among the team members keep employees highly motivated in these 10 companies.

How Saji Thomas, a deaf-mute, built an aircraft with just Rs 14 lakh

How Saji Thomas, a deaf-mute, built an aircraft with just Rs 14 lakh

Rediff.com6 Aug 2015

'I can't hear or talk but I could build an aircraft and fly it," says Saji Thomas.

IIM grad Shuvajit Payne gave up a cushy job to work in rural India

IIM grad Shuvajit Payne gave up a cushy job to work in rural India

Rediff.com29 Jul 2015

Shuvajit was confident of making a huge difference in the lives of people in rural India.

Ishita Khanna is transforming lives in Spiti, the eco-friendly way

Ishita Khanna is transforming lives in Spiti, the eco-friendly way

Rediff.com13 Jul 2015

Ishita is helping the local community in Spiti lead better lives and build a sustainable environment.

From Illinois to Jawhar: Shriya helps tribal women make a living

From Illinois to Jawhar: Shriya helps tribal women make a living

Rediff.com18 Jun 2015

Shriya Rangarajan has come a long way from the comforts of the western world.

Mumbai to Kolli Hills: Anirudh Prasadh changes the fortune of poor farmers

Mumbai to Kolli Hills: Anirudh Prasadh changes the fortune of poor farmers

Rediff.com17 Jun 2015

A chemical engineer, Anirudh gave up his high-paying job to work for welfare of farmers in Tamil Nadu.

Shalini Krishnan quit a high-paying job to teach tribal students

Shalini Krishnan quit a high-paying job to teach tribal students

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Shalini Krishnan discovers the amazing talent and creativity of tribal children in Odisha.

How 2 young engineers transformed a Bihar village

How 2 young engineers transformed a Bihar village

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Every evening when the lights glow in the huts of Gangapur village, the villagers thank two young men - Ajay Kumar and Somil Daga.

Vandana Maurya's story: From a biotech researcher to a social worker

Vandana Maurya's story: From a biotech researcher to a social worker

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Vandana has been attempting to bring in radical changes in the unhealthy food habits amongst the tribals.

Pratibha Krishnaiah gave up a high-paying job to work in a Uttarakhand village

Pratibha Krishnaiah gave up a high-paying job to work in a Uttarakhand village

Rediff.com15 Jun 2015

Pratibha Krishnaiah quit a lucrative career to help rural women in Uttarakhand.

A 'talking' smart home now in India!

A 'talking' smart home now in India!

Rediff.com21 May 2015

Rahejas plan to incorporate such apartments in their project Ayana in Gurgaon

A young man's crusade to light up a remote Odisha village

A young man's crusade to light up a remote Odisha village

Rediff.com15 May 2015

Against all odds, the young and determined Varun Sharma has taken up the responsibility to bring electricity, education and empowerment to a remote tribal village in Odisha, says Manu A B.

Indian wins the World Environment Day logo contest

Indian wins the World Environment Day logo contest

Rediff.com4 May 2015

The World Environment Day 2015 logo has an Indian touch.

SERVe: An amazing solar car designed by Indian students

SERVe: An amazing solar car designed by Indian students

Rediff.com28 Apr 2015

The car which has a 30 kmph cruising speed, can travel a distance of 150 kms on a fully charged battery.