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  • Two Class 10 students from the city, Vaishnavi Girish Ramdas and Neharika Kishore have launched a virtual art gallery called ilo by vane that hosts young artists up to the age of 21 years old.
    Class 10 students create a virtual platform to support young artists
    “Ilo means joy in Finnish. Ilo by vane is a not for profit organisation that showcases student art with all proceeds going towards helping children affected with cancer. To be honest, boredom was the inspiration but we didn’t want to do something because we were bored, we wanted to do something that would help us help people consistently,” says Vaishnavi, who is also a national-level shooter and athlete. She takes care of the tech side of ilo.The duo says that they are learning something new every day and hope to grow and include more international student artists and turn this into a global platform that would encourage amateur artists while also helping those in need. “We started this initiative on Instagram because that’s where we have seen a lot of art and we continue to reach out through Instagram. We also do things like artist...
  • Stories of women instrumentalists on cork coasters Stories of women instrumentalists on cork coasters

    To put the limelight on women artistes in the field of classical instrumental music in India, artist Aditi Maithreya has painted women artists playing instruments on cork coasters using acrylic...

  • Photobook project aims to document commoners Photobook project aims to document commoners

    Lord Canning (1812–1862), Governor-General of India, had conceived a photographic study of native Indian people. Later, John Forbes Watson and John William Kaye compiled an eight-volume study titled...

  • Set rules and follow it to reduce screentime, say digital experts Set rules and follow it to reduce screentime, say digital experts

    With social media becoming a virtual home and most people spending a huge amount of time in front of the screen (because of work from home), digital fasting has become the need of the hour.

  • Art connoisseurs support rural artisans via online auctions, sale Art connoisseurs support rural artisans via online auctions, sale

    Architect Abhinaya Rangarajan started The Artist Project to help rural artisans connect with urban folks and promote their products. During the pandemic, some of the artists got in touch with Abhinaya...

  • Covid: Delhi-based van driver hasn't met family in 6 months Covid: Delhi-based van driver hasn't met family in 6 months

    Baldev, a resident of Delhi's Vivek Vihar, has not met his family since March, and he has a 5-year-old daughter and his wife at his home.

  • This Hyderabad NGO is running healthcare centres in mosque This Hyderabad NGO is running healthcare centres in mosque

    Proving that mosques can play a larger role beyond merely serving as places of worship, a Hyderabad-based NGO has opened a community healthcare centre at a mosque in the city to specifically cater to...

  • Math teacher sets world record by solving six Rubik’s cubes under water Math teacher sets world record by solving six Rubik’s cubes under water

    Illayaram Sekar’s love for Rubik’s cube started six years ago. Two years later in 2016, this Math teacher at Kaligi Ranganathan Montford MHSS, Perambur, set the Guinness World Record for solving 700...

  • Carnatic song gets peppy digital makeover with animated game video Carnatic song gets peppy digital makeover with animated game video

    City-based classical arts outfit MadRasana has come up with the world’s first line rider animation video for a Carnatic song.

  • This travelling tea glass explores nature, architecture This travelling tea glass explores nature, architecture

    A Tamil typography expert, Arun Kombai loves his daily 2 or 3 cups of tea from tea stalls in various parts of Chennai. A photography enthusiast, he started taking pictures of the tea glasses in the...