Anirudh Belle, 21 Vi­neeth Sam­daria, 21

SO­CIAL EN­TREPRENEURS You Speak In­dia, Chen­nai

India Today - - YOUNG YEARNERS - by Aditi Pai

The ap­pre­ci­a­tion his blogs re­ceived on so­cial me­dia in­spired Anirudh Belle, an eco­nom­ics grad­u­ate of Loy­ola Col­lege, to launch, along with Vi­neeth Sam­daria, You Speak In­dia in Au­gust 2013. It’s a plat­form where law stu­dents and vol­un­teers dis­cuss pub­lic poli­cies and sim­plify them for the youth so they can make a “more ed­u­cated de­ci­sion” dur­ing polls. From a low­down on the Food Se­cu­rity Act to how the Land Ac­qui­si­tion Act will af­fect people, You Speak In­dia is the go-to place to un­der­stand the nu­ances. IN­SPI­RA­TION “Phenom­e­nal re­sponse” to a blog post that de­tailed his in­ten­tion to get the com­mon man ac­tively in­volved in pol­i­cy­mak­ing. EV­ERY­ONE’S IN­VITED The duo plans to bring in more di­verse voices to the plat­form even as they pur­sue higher stud­ies. ASIDE Belle’s day be­gins with Mick Jag­ger or a num­ber from his “bur­dened RnR playlists”.

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