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OPINION: When so many women say Me Too about sexual abuse on FB, the quieter ones will speak up

Chennai-based psychologist Mini Rao's take on the #MeToo campaign and why she thinks it would help millions of women speak up about the smaller and bigger kinds of abuse

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17 Oct 2017

#TakeAKnee: Did you know that some of the words that we use today had a different meaning when they originated?

Dr Albert P' Rayan, Professor of English at KCG College of Engineering, looks back into the history of words and phrases

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10 Oct 2017
Check out a few words that have different meanings
Nicholas Francis serves as a member on the Board of Studies of Social Work in many colleges and contributes to the professional training and development of various institutions

Six tips to help you write the PERFECT email when you're going from college to a workplace. Check them out

Nicholas Francis, a motivational author and a Human Resource mentor-based in Madurai shares a few tips for students about the Do's and Don't of writing a professional email

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09 Oct 2017

From Sikh turbans to Muslims with beards: Why school uniforms may never be the same again in the next century 

From Oxford to India's smallest town school is the usage of uniforms becoming more of a social issue rather than a way to ensure everyone feels equal? That is the question

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09 Oct 2017
Oxford University students are demanding scrapping of the elitist gown worn by undergraduate students with scholarships, stating that the garments make others feel inferior
“Parents wish it so” is the stock answer of all administrators to justify discriminatory hostel curfews, dress codes, and other restrictions on women students. But does it make sense?

OPINION: The 'like-my-daughter' reasoning is stale. Here's why safety and freedom go hand in hand for women in the BHU campus

AIPWA secretary Kavita Krishnan believes that the BHU example shows, the more protectionist the campus, the more willing it is to protect sexual harassers and silence complainants. Do you agree?

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02 Oct 2017

Why Bhagat Singh's nephew believes that socialism, not Ram Raj is still the answer to India's questions, on his birth anniversary 

Beyond the khakhi and the cap, the man whom many still call 'comrade' affectionately, had insights into what India needed to do to stay ahead, 7 decades ago. Still makes sense now, says his nephew

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28 Sep 2017
It's Bhagat Singh's 110th birth anniversary and he is still our favorite hero
Yakshagana, a traditional theater form that combines dance, music and dialogue, will soon be an art of the past

This 25-year-old from Manipal University is making 'Yakshagana' cool again so that it doesn't become a thing of the past

With the hope of reviving this slowly-dying art form, Abhinav Grover appeals to actors to give Yakshagana a try to hone their craft  

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26 Sep 2017

OPINION: Do adivasi, Dalit and gay rights exist only in seminars?

Ashley Tellis talks about violence of the neoliberal Indian University for whom the woman, the Dalit or the gay or the adivasi is no more than seminar topics

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25 Sep 2017
Ashley Tellis is a gay right activist and also academician on Institutional discrimination against sexual minorities
The first vice-president of India Sarvepall Radhakrishnan was one of the most distinguished twentieth-century scholars

What Teachers' Day means to you when your great-uncle is Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

From wondering why he read under the streelights to becoming a part of his legacy, Dr S Radhakrishnan's descendant recalls how her continuing tryst with him developed over time

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06 Sep 2017

OPEN LETTER: Here's why Bengaluru's Dr Asha Benakappa credits her success to her favourite teacher

Director of Indira Gandhi Institute for Child Health in Bengaluru opens up about why she thanks her favourite teacher every single day for making her push her limits

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05 Sep 2017
Dr Asha Benakappa is the Director of Indira Gandhi Institute of child health

Had my father been a student today, he would never have become a doctor: Dr S Gurushankar

Dr S Gurushankar, Chairman of Meenakshi mission Hospital and Research centre opens up about the journey of his father and how hard it was for him to become a doctor from a rural background

Published On:
04 Sep 2017

Why Anitha's death should make you hold a candle for Samacheer Kalvi: If it is that bad, how have some of the world's best doctors passed through TN's state syllabus and made it in life? 

If we don't want more Anithas, we must allow states to manage education and encourage quality education that does not make students dependent upon coaching classes

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02 Sep 2017
Anitha, the face of NEET protest in TN, hanged herself on Friday. Pic courtesy: Kamal Cartoons