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National Award Winning Agri Official on a Mission to Popularise Science

G S Unnikrishnan Nair - National Science Communication Award 2017 by Department of Science and Technology

While we find many who only stick to their daily work routine throughout their career not going beyond their call of duty, here is a government official who stands out. Meet G S Unnikrishnan Nair, Deputy Director in the Department of Agriculture, Kerala, who is on a mission to popularise science among the masses. A popular science writer, science fiction writer, children’s writer, farm journalist, Science film maker and novelist in Malayalam, he has won 7 National awards and 8 State Awards for his work on science popularisation through print and electronic media.

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From Humble Origins to Winning International Gold, A Gardener’s Son Shines Big

Mahesh Lonkar Photo

As a photographer gets to know his subject's environment better, the photographer often sees the subjects in a different way and would photograph them looking quite differently. The people connection is what makes the photos stand out. This seems to be the philosophy of Pune based Mahesh Lonkar who loves to photograph people in their natural settings. For somebody who didn't have money to enroll for a foundation course in art, winning PSI GPU Gold in the 15th PSI International Salon is indeed a true reflection of his indomitable spirit. We celebrate his success story.

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A crew of misfits who create magic in unison

The Knights Crew

Conventional social norms say perform well in education, get a job, settle down. Safe is easy, and it's something everyone will suggest. Safe is understandable, but sometimes being a misfit, following your passion and doing something risky will have the best payoff. Meet Pune based dance group The Knights Crew, formed by students of B.M.C.C., who have challenged the social stereotypes and stood up for thei­r passion of dancing. With sheer dedication and commitment, they have won almost all the college dance competitions of Pune they have participated in the current academic year.

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His short films have earned him international repute

Makarant Sawant Short Films

Mumbai based Makarand Sawant is a well known personality in the world of Theatre, Film and Television. With his unique approach of presenting the story, his short films, documentaries, advertisements and corporate videos always leave an everlasting impression. His sensitivity, social awareness, humorous nature, madness are always reflected in his short films. 2017 has started with a bang for him as his short film Antyesthi has won many awards in a short timespan and has charmed audiences.He has recently finished directing his first music video and dreams of making a feature film in future.

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Delhi Engineering student among Top 5 Global Finalists for Red Hat Women in Open Source Award

Jigyasa Grover Red Hat Women in Open Source Award Finalist

Tremendous progress has been made in area of Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). However, as per a study, only 11% of open source participants are women. Another study of GitHub developers from 2015 found that only around 6% were women. While we do not have data specific to India, we do know that Indians are making a great impact in the world of FOSS. Jigyasa Grover, an engineering student of Delhi Technological University, has made it to the top 5 finalists across the globe for the Red Hat 2017 Women in Open Source award in the Academic category for her contribution to the world of FOSS.

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Award Winning Initiative by Students of VGEC provides digital literacy for underprivileged kids

TeamVGEC_Digital_Literacy_Campaign

Students of Vishwakarma Government Engineering College, Ahmedabad started an initiative in 2015 to work on digital literacy for underprivileged kids. Led by Keval Purohit, the team has organised numerous camps all over Gujarat and have already reached out to over 5000 people. With over 110 volunteers, this team is doing a fantastic job in making the kids from rural and backward areas get a first hand knowledge of computers and mobile. Awarded by GTU Innovation Council for their work, the team is now working with the help of GCERT to take their initiative to an altogether new level to create an everlasting impact in our society.

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Her innovation can reduce Time, Cost and Complications in Dental Implant Surgeries

Dentist Prerna Karde won first prize at Avishkar

You might have heard about artificial teeth that are used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. The placement of artificial teeth is done by dentists through Dental Implant surgery. Dental Implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums to provide stable support for artificial teeth. Dr. Prerna Karde, pursuing MDS at K.B.H. Dental College & Hospital, Nashik, has created a device that can potentially reduce the cost and time incurred in dental implant surgeries. She recently received first prize among Post Graduate students in Medicine and Pharmacy discipline at the State level research convention, Avishkar, for her innovation.

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Her expertise is in Deconstructive Criticism of Films to uncover hidden motives and assumptions

Shikha Sharma

School of Humanities at K.R.Mangalam University, Gurugram, had organized an International conference in Feb '17 with the theme English Language, Literature & Communication: Innovations & Applications in the Teaching – Learning Scenario (ELLCIATLS -2017). Nearly 120 people from all over India and abroad presented their papers that were judged by well experienced subject experts. The thought provoking intellectual sessions lead to very useful interactions and sharing of information. Shikha Sharma, Asst. Professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, won the Best Paper Presenter Award for her research on the role of films as a tool of communication and perception building of masses.

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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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