Kovind “Tagore belongs to world”

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) ‘Gurudev’ Rabindranath Tagore was a remarkable genius, and remains not just India’s, but the worlds foremost cultural icons, President Ramnath Kovind said here on Monday, while presenting the... Read more »

How art is reforming prisoners, giving them second chance at life

By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) One often thinks of Indian prisons as dingy, cramped cells with their mean and often dehumanised inmates waiting for redemption. So it comes as a... Read more »

Irom Sharmila “I dream of a world without caste, discrimination”

Kolkata, Feb 16 (IANS) Manipur’s legendary human rights activist Irom Sharmila, who continued a fast-unto-death protest for 16 years demanding repeal of an Act, on Friday said she dreams of a world without... Read more »

TV-time in class? Textbooks come alive in Gujarat’s schools

By Azera Parveen Rahman Bhuj (Gujarat), Feb 15 (IANS) In a small school near Bhuj in Gujarat, a group of class five students sit attentively in class, their eyes glued to an LCD... Read more »

Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge... Read more »

Kolkata takes on Jaipur in literary face-off

By Saket Suman New Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) For five days every January the Pink City of Jaipur becomes the centre of attraction as literary stalwarts from India and abroad assemble in huge... Read more »

India’s oil, gas, coal subsidies more than triple the value to renewables, electric vehicles

Feb 12, A recent research paper, “India’s Energy Transition: Subsidies for Fossil Fuels and Renewable Energy, 2018 Update”, published by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), an independent Canada-based think tank,... Read more »

Can UGC’s Quality Assurance Strategies address challenges to Open Distance Learning?

By Amit Kapoor Feb 09, Considering the significant role played by Open and Distance Learning (ODL) in increasing access to higher education in India, the Indian government last year announced it would... Read more »

How a hostel in Delhi is keeping hopes of Rohingya students alive

Feb 08, For the last one year, the three Rohingya teenagers along with seven other community members have been living in a two-BHK apartment in Delhi’s congested Jamia Nagar under the Hostel... Read more »

Child labour “rampant” 15 km off Gujarat capital in Shertha chili segregating fields

By Kevin Antao Feb 07, Shertha, a semi-urban town area 15 kilometres away from Gujarat capital Gandhinagar, and situated on the bustling Ahmedabad-Mehsana highway, comes to life from the first week of... Read more »

Indian women from the outskirts of Delhi are taking selfies to claim their right to the city

Feb 05, Yet feminist, minority and queer activists have argued that selfies can be a way for people to represent and take pride in their identity, sexuality and gender orientation. And recently, my own... Read more »

19th century British explorer found under London station

London, Jan 25 The remains of explorer Captain Matthew Flinders, who first circumnavigated Australia and is credited with naming the country, have been found. Archaeologists working on the HS2 project in a London... Read more »

Children enrolled in private schools up from 22 to 30% in 10 yrs, learning levels stagnate

Source: Counterview.net Jan 21; In a clear indication that the Government of India and state governments have been refusing to encourage government schools, which should be their primary responsibility in the educational... Read more »

World’s 26 richest people own as much as poorest 50%

London, Jan 21 Twenty-six richest billionaires own as many assets as the 3.8 billion people who make up for the poorest half of the planets population, British charity Oxfam said in a... Read more »

Media must rebuild trust, credibility in 2019

New Delhi, Jan 19 Media houses taking up arms against fake news, publishers looking towards subscriptions to make up for the losses, which may fuel lay-offs and thus weaken further their ability... Read more »

Once exploiters, truck drivers change the lives of Jharkhand’s tomato growers

By Nityanand Shukla Latehar (Jharkhand), Dec 27: Time was when truck drivers from the north, given the abundant production of tomatoes in Jharkhand, would purchase these at rock-bottom prices and sell them... Read more »

Sex crime survivors start caravan to India’s capital, demanding justice

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation Roli Srivastava Mumbai, Dec 20 Hundreds of people set out from Mumbai to India’s capital, New Delhi, on Thursday in a caravan aimed at pressuring authorities to speed... Read more »

India’s education crisis

By Amit Dasgupta Dec. 5 India faces a critical challenge in the education sector that has, tragically, been of its own making. In each area, whether primary, secondary or tertiary, supply and... Read more »

Yemeni civilians shelter in schools from air strikes in battle for major port

Source: Thomsun Reuters Foundation The Saudi-led coalition resumed air strikes on Iran-aligned Houthi fighters holed up in the airport of Yemen’s main port Hodeidah on Monday as civilians fled in search of... Read more »

Kenya’s ‘budget for the rich’ pushes poor to the brink – campaigners

Source: Thomson Reuters Foundation by  Nita Bhalla A few miles from the resplendence of Kenya’s Parliament House where the finance minister delivered his budget on Thursday, Deborah Mwandagina, deputy principal of a... Read more »