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A high school drop-out designs a low-cost paraglider for ₹60,000 Inspirational / Offbeat

Thought academic degrees are needed to succeed in life? No doubt, education is important. But here’s a remarkable journey of a high school drop-out who has successfully managed to create a low-cost paraglider without any academic specialization. K.A. Raja Gnanaprakasam, a 35-year-old contract worker, used to dream of flying in the sky since childhood. Unlike those who just daydream all day long, this talented man...

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This Delhi girl transforms recyclable goods into fashion jewellery Art / Design

You may have seen various projects made from waste materials, but Aanchal Sukhija, a Delhi-based fashion blogger and designer, has given a fashionable twist to recyclable goods. Taking the social message “Go Green” to another level, the talented designer has started her own jewellery line made out of everyday objects, instead of using precious metals and gemstones.


Hawai Adda – A scrap airplane turned into a restaurant in Ludhiana Offbeat

If you’re bored of eating out in regular restaurants, next time do visit Hawai Adda – India’s first ever airplane-themed restaurant. Situated in Ludhiana, the largest in Punjab, this swanky restaurant has been made out of a scrap Airbus 320 that used to fly for Air India. Created by four Ludhiana-based entrepreneurs, the plane-turned-restaurant lets the patrons experience what it’s like to eat inside passenger...

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Book Art: Artist creates amazing sculptures with folded book pages Art / Artists

Thought books are just the source of learning? Well, of course, they are. But Vermont-based artist Luciana Frigerio has been creating unusual art with folded book pages. Over the past 20 years, she has been making the unique collection of paper art called Folded Book Sculptures to express timeless messages that leave their impact upon the viewers.


Dayakattam Handicraft

In this tech-savvy world, digital games seem to have completely displaced the ancient Indian board game. Before the video games and play stations, kids used to play board games like Snake and Ladder, Ludo, Chauka Bara, etc. These traditional games were not played just to kill the time, but also to improve memory, counting skills, as well as, sharpen one’s strategic skills. Now, a Chennai-based...

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Hoop art: Wondrous 3D embroidery creations made with polymer clay Art / Handicraft

The creative embroidery artists have no limits, they can make various colourful designs on any fabric, presenting stupendous hoop art to the world. But Polish artist Justyna Wolodkiewicz takes this art form to the whole new level that one couldn’t even imagine. The self-taught embroidery artist and clay illustrator makes one-of-a-kind 3D embroidery creations using polymer clay.


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