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His mastery is in making Trivial look Exceptional

Mohammed Ibrahim Photography

The visual drama and artistry of his photographs are born out of a keen eye of the surroundings. Selecting, isolating, and enhancing a subject by finding that favourable light and then using techniques to enhance the most striking elements is something he has mastered over the years. His passion shines throughout his work and has attracted a wide audience around the world. Meet Mohammed Ibrahim from Mumbai, who recently won a Global Photographic Union Honourable Mention in Monochrome photography at the prestigious 15th PSI International Salon Competition held in Mumbai.

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She chose to face her fears head on, emerged victorious

Aishwarya Andhrutkar Interior Designer

Hers is a story of grit and determination. Withdrawn into herself by peer pressure and inferiority complex, at one point she had decided to quit her career after her graduation. However, instead of succumbing to her inner conflict, she chose to face her fears head on. She decided to give her life a spin. Meet Nashik based Aishwarya Andhrutkar, pursuing masters in Interior Designing, who recently won first prize among students at the Interior Design Awards, a competition organized by the Nashik Infrastructure Magazine. Buoyed by her success, she now aspires to setup her own design firm.

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His Short Film on Female Infanticide has won International Acclaim

Rahul Khandalkar - Award Winning Short Film - Born to Die

Ignited by artistic creativity and constrained only by their duration, short films have transformed traditional storytelling. With the growing influence of the Internet, short films are increasingly attracting more viewers and have become a popular medium for story-tellers today. Born To Die, a touching tale on female infanticide by Rahul Khandalkar's Confluence India Films, has made headlines as it has been honoured with four awards in international short film festivals and has also bagged nine nominations and seven official selections in various short film festivals.

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Her award winning green technology innovation makes harmful pesticides redundant

Microbiz Network India honoured with Skoch Award

Microbiz Network India Ltd, an Agro Tech company based in Mumbai has developed and mastered a technology that makes the use of harmful chemical pesticides redundant. They have been recently honoured with the Skoch Order of Merit Award in recognition to their efforts in developing technology for inclusive growth of farmers, environmental damage control and sustainable farming.

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MIT Institute of Design Students win Pune Design Festival award

Ratul Upadhyay - Nilanjan Chakravarty

Pune Design Festival (PDF) has been organized every February since 2006 by the Association of Designers of India (ADI) Pune Chapter. It has been the pinnacle for design learning, exchange of ideas and the most powerful networking platform for industry professionals, design houses, design institutes, policy makers, media, design students and the design user industry. Over the years, the ADI PDF ‘Battle of Design Project’ award has become one of the most coveted awards for students of Design in India. This year, Ratul Upadhyay and Nilanjan Chakravarty, students of MAAER's MIT Institute of Design (MITID), Pune have won the second runners up award in UX / UI Category.

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She loves Maths, loves more teaching it to children

Yogini Gandhi Creative Learning Lab

As a child, Yogini Gandhi did not have much interest and was not aware of her skills in Maths until she was in Grade 9 when she met a teacher who made it interesting and fun for her. She ended up loving Maths so much that she not only opted for Engineering but also decided to make a career in teaching Maths. Her passion for Maths made her start Creative Learning Lab, a child centric creative learning centre in Pune for students from 4 to 14 year old. With over 100 students already reaping the benefits of her teaching style, Yogini has also started delivering online courses on demand for Indian students studying abroad.

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B.A.M.S. Student Develops Pregnancy Care Mobile App, Wins State level Research Competition

TruptiNaikareAtAvishkar

As per UNICEF data, about 800 women across the globe die every day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth, 20 per cent of these women are from India. Preventive healthcare during pregnancy can go a long way in bringing down this mortality rate. In medical terms, such an approach is called Antenatal Care. Trupti Naikare, a B.A.M.S. student of Tilak Ayurved College, Pune has developed a mobile app that can provide Antenatal Care at the tip of fingers. She was awarded first prize under Humanities category for her innovative solution in the recently concluded State Level Inter University Research Convention, Avishkar, held at Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded.

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They won the Best Running Family 2016 award of Mumbai Road Runners

GuptaFamilyMRRBestRunningFamilyAwardCover

Anurag Gupta, Malati Gupta and their daughters were recently awarded as the Best Running Family for 2016 by Mumbai Road Runners, a non-profit group of passionate runners whose aim is to promote running in Mumbai. The Guptas had participated in 25 events pan India, clocking 66 race finishes during the course of last year. A regular at the marathon circuit, Anurag's journey in this field started in 2009 when he decided to transform his lifestyle after being diabetic and obese for 6 long years. It is said that one run can change your day, many runs can change your life. The Gupta family swears by it.

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They promote inclusive research and have won laurels for innovative solutions

Jigyasa Research Centre Nagpur

They say knowledge knows no bounds. Many famous scientists, inventors and creators were school drop outs but experts in their field. In many countries, such experts find multiple platforms to showcase their talent but in our case getting access to such platforms is not so easy. Jigyasa Research Centre (JRC), a society established in Nagpur in 2015, aspires to change this scenario and bring all useful research to mainstream irrespective of educational qualification of the inventor or creator. A brainchild of Manish Karandikar, JRC already boasts of completion of several research assignments and the honour of winning Best Smart Technology Award at a recently held tech expo in Nagpur.

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