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If people can elect the PM, they cannot be influenced by films: Arvind Swamy

Swamy countered this view talking about how he loved the film The Godfather that doesn't educate its viewer. "I'd like to see cinema as an art form. Why should it fill gaps?" he asked

Published on 19th January 2018
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Is young India willing to be honest and follow their hearts, ask panelists at ThinkEdu18

The third session of Day One stressed on how soft skills have over the years been shoved to a corner while hard skills are given all the importance

Published on 17th January 2018
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India's education system needs an immediate rescue action: Kiran Bedi 

The Lt Governor of Puducherry stressed on the need to "rescue" kids, especially from poor backgrounds and gove them an education filled with meaning and sistainable gains

Published on 18th January 2018
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Corporate law isn't the only way to the big Court: NLS VC Venkata Rao

The judiciary is one of our most powerful estates and yet, our judicial system is lacking, say panelists who agree that corporate law is not the only way to go

Published on 17th January 2018
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Start-ups, tech jobs can power rural areas and curb migration to cities

India's technological boom must be used to tap rural talents, said panelists who agreed though that one has to keep from being hijacked by it

Published on 17th January 2018
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Assessment should engage people, not frighten them: Anita Rampal

The panelists agreed that there should be a change in the way that we approach assessment in our education institutions and focus more on inculcating employable skills

Published on 17th January 2018
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Do not try to redefine nationalism before understanding what it actually means: Rakesh Sinha

The discussion was introduced by the chair, R Vaidyanathan, Chair at SASTRA Deemed University who began by saying, "India is the only country in the world where the past has to be forecast"

Published on 18th January 2018
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Smart, tech-driven and informal: What tomorrow's workspaces will look like?

C Velan, CEO and MD of Tata Realty and Infrastructure who chaired the session, started the discussion by pointing out the important dimensions of the future workspace

Published on 18th January 2018
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'You can educate a politician but you cannot shape his character'

The session was chaired by editorial director of TNIE Prabhu Chawla, who opined how, "the education system is not producing anything good, let it be politicians, judges or artists."

Published on 17th January 2018
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We have to completely revamp and restructure the way we teach economics: Jairam Ramesh

Ramesh cited various examples of Indian and foreign-educated economists like Manmohan Singh, Subramanian Swamy and his co-panelist and former RBI Governor, YV Reddy who is an Indian educated economist

Published on 17th January 2018
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If Trump amends H1B visa and sends Indians back, America will be poorer and India will be richer: Venkaiah Naidu

Addressing a large number of graduates and professionals who aspire to go abroad and settle down, he said, "Go abroad if you want - go, learn, earn but return to serve your motherland"

Published on 17th January 2018
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Kancha Illaiah arrest: Right wing is dismantling intellectual discourse and freedom of speech

Dalit activist Kancha Illaiah Shepherd has been in the news over the last few days over the protests against his latest book Samajika Smugglurlu Komatollu on the Arya-Vysya community

Published on 6th December 2017
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Now, Anbumani Ramadoss wants NEET coaching from 9th standard for TN students

The MP and PMK leader had written to the PM demanding exemption from NEET in May. Clearly, he has also changed his mind with the TN Government

Published on 28th November 2017
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Meet Siddhant Nair, the ONLY student who got an MBBS seat at CMC Vellore this year 

Not allowed to carry on admission their way, CMC Vellore has taken the bold and unconventional move of admitting just one student — the son of a martyr based out of Mumbai 

Published on 6th September 2017
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Madhu Kishwar on JNU post issue: They're acting like I was selling Chole-Bhature in Sarojini Nagar Market before this

Madhu Kishwar vehemently maintains that she's not a sanghi and questions why JNU's students are yelling themselves hoarse when her predecessor was 'way less qualified'

Published on 10th May 2017

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