5000 Books Were Lost After A Kerala Library Was Burnt, How It Got Restored By People

5000 Books Were Lost After A Kerala Library Was Burnt, How It Got Restored By People

  When politics burnt down a library 5,000 thousand books were lost in a massive fire that broke out in the AKG Memorial Library in Thalookara village, Kerala. The library fell as a victim of political tussle between two rival parties and was torched in the wee hours of March 23. More than 5,000 books, several rare manuscripts and numerous musical instruments got burnt down. The cost of the damages were estimated to be around Rs. 40 lakh.  What followed the arson and destruction of the library is a heart-warming…

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From CAT topper to a teacher for underprivileged children: Ajinkya Deshmukh’s incredible story

From CAT topper to a teacher for underprivileged children: Ajinkya Deshmukh’s incredible story

Image: Facebook   Ajinkya Deshmukh, from Ambarnath, Maharashtra, is not only a computer science graduate from IIT Madras, he is also a 100 percentile scorer in CAT 2011. The IIM Bangalore alumnus now runs a non-profit organization called D4A Education Foundation, which aims to provide quality education to underprivileged children in Bangalore. The maiden social initiative of D4A is a programme called Pratiyogita, which equips students in government schools to succeed in competitive exams and, in turn, enables these children from low-income backgrounds to achieve greater heights in their career. Last year,…

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HER STORY: Love that goes beyond all boundaries

HER STORY: Love that goes beyond all boundaries

  “I got polio when I was 3 years old and because I was so young, I got this hump as I grew up. My entire family was really taken aback but they made sure that my life was as normal as possible. I used to go to school, study hard and keep myself busy all the time. In the 9th standard, I became friends with a boy who I could be myself with and who respected me inspite of my condition…and over time our friendship turned into something more…

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