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Here's how this online reading challenge could get your kids to read 60 books by June. Intrigued?

The idea behind this year's theme is to make readers aware of the fine, imaginary lines that separate and/or connect humanity such as the lines of gender, sexual identity, religion and so on

Published on 9th February 2021
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#ThrowBackToday: In an instance of man vs machine, chess face-off between grandmaster Garry Kasparov and IBM's Deep Blue

In today's TBT, we take you back to the day when IBM's Deep Blue played against Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov. While the latter won fair and square, he lost the subsequent rematch...

Published on 9th February 2021
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Inefficiency of Merit: Have India's top technical, scientific institutes used the ‘merit’ debate to deny jobs to teachers from oppressed communities?

Technical and scientific institutes have maintained that due to the ‘sophisticated nature’ of certain jobs, they cannot allow people who come in through reservation to occupy them

Published on 8th February 2021
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TN schools and colleges observe high attendance even as they cope with post-lockdown challenges

S Kannappan, director of the School Education Department, said schools have been directed to follow the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Published on 8th February 2021
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Former V-P Hamid Ansari gets candid about his life, shares that he wanted to become teacher

Although Ansari aspired to become a teacher, he sat for the civil servic examination on the insistence of his mother

Published on 8th February 2021
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Flying the flag on top of Red Fort was almost like India's Capitol Hill moment: Hamid Ansari

The former Vice President of India talks about his the recent agitation, his time in public life as his relationship with the Prime Minister

Published on 7th February 2021
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English Blues: The language and art of arguments and how to earn those skills

Asking students to write argumentative essays is a good way of testing their thinking and argumentative skills. An argumentative essay uses facts and evidence to support the argument it is making

Published on 5th February 2021
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One year after Payal Tadvi: How Indian campuses have normalised casteism and failed to provide a safe space for marginalised students

On the first death anniversary of Dr Payal Tadvi, who was pushed to suicide because of her casteist peers, we look at how campuses have allowed the nurturing and breeding of caste hegemony 

Published on 22nd May 2020
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Here's why you should check out Prachi Batola's short film that made it to the I-View 2020 film fest 

Prachi, who completed her under graduation in Fashion Media Communication from the School of Contemporary Media, Pearl Academy Mumbai Campus in 2019, chose poetry to deliver her message

Published on 18th January 2021
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Oppose budget tooth and nail: College Teachers’ Organisation criticises 6.13% cut to education budget

They also pointed out that the thrust of the NEP is also an imposition on the nation without discussion in the parliament, state legislature

Published on 2nd February 2021
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87 per cent of women felt at risk or knew someone at risk of harassment, assault during pandemic: Survey

According to India-based findings of the report by Women Deliver and Focus 2030, women in India cited public places to be the most common place where they felt at-risk

Published on 31st January 2021
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UP Govt to hold counselling camps for female civil services, army, police, medical aspirants in the state

The counselling camps will be known as 'Prashasan ki Paathshala' and will be held in February in various districts

Published on 29th January 2021
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What the FAQ: Bombay HC's groping without 'skin-to-skin contact isn't sexual assault' order, what does the POCSO Act say?

Since the high court's ruling on January 19, there have been questions about what the POCSO Act entails, what is the punishment for children's sexual assault, and a lot more. We find out more

Published on 28th January 2021
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Unzipping pants, holding minor's hand not 'sexual assault' under POCSO, Bombay HC rules

Partly allowing the appeal, the Bombay HC quashed aside the jail sentence of 5 years under the POCSO Act and modified the imprisonment as per the Indian Penal Code (IPC)

Published on 28th January 2021
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I wanted to try something more universal: Author Kevin Missal on retelling the Sinbad story and his foray into EdTech

Sinbad and the Trumpet of Israfil is the name of his latest book and it surely is a page-turner, take it from us. The young writer tells us all about what else can we look forward to from his side

Published on 28th January 2021

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