Anirudh Belle, 21 Vineeth Samdaria, 21
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS You Speak India, Chennai
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”.