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Monday inspiration: Youngest girl on Everest

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A 13-year-old Indian tribal schoolgirl has become the youngest girl to climb Mount Everest. Malavath Poorna hoisted the Indian flag at the summit and also left a photograph of dalit leader BR Ambedkar there.

Monday Inspiration: Will Berman

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Our inspiration for this week is a teen entrepreneur, Will Berman, the founder and maker of Unwashed Denim. What’s surprising is that all his products are handmade from start to finish by Berman himself, who’s still in high school. He started Unwashed Denim when he was 15. What began as a passion for raw denim…

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Monday Inspiration: Helen Keller

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Our inspiration for this week is the story of Helen Keller, the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. Born Helen Adams Keller on June 27, 1880, she was an American author, political activist and lecturer. In 1882, she fell ill and was struck blind, deaf and mute. 1887 onwards, Keller’s teacher…

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Monday inspiration: Le Corbusier’s Work

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Born Charles-Edouard Jeanneret-Gris and better known as Le Corbusier, he was an architect, designer, urban planner, painter and a writer. With a career spanning five decades, he constructed buildings throughout Europe, America and India. He’s known as one of the pioneers of the ‘modern architecture’. His work was mostly dedicated to providing better living conditions…

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The woman who captured India’s modern history on camera

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Most of us haven’t even heard of the name Homai Vyarawalla, but in the pre-independence years, she was as famous as the leaders and events that she used to capture on film. She was¬†India’s first female photojournalist, ¬†active in the late 1930s to early 1970s and was awarded Padma Vibhushan in recognition of her contribution…

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Eyeglasses that detect cancer!

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In a research being carried out at Washington University School of Medicine, a high-tech eye-wear has been developed that is helpful in detecting cancer cells. These cells are quite difficult to see even through high-powered magnification, but when viewed under these glasses, these cells glow blue. This makes it very easy for surgeons to distinguish…

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Monday Inspiration: Kalpana Saroj

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Born in Roperkheda village in Maharashtra, Kalpana Saroj is a dalit Indian entrepreneur. Presently, she is the chief executive officer of Kamani Tubes Limited. Kalpana got married at the age of 12. She used to live in a slum with her in-laws, before she left her husband to return to her village and live with…

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Source of Inspiration to millions: Bethany Hamilton

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Born in a family of surfers on February 8, 1990, Bethany Hamilton is an American professional surfer. She has become a source of inspiration to millions all around the globe through her story of determination, unquenchable hope and her faith in God. When she was just eight-years old, Bethany entered her first surf competition, the…

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