Education
Jan 03 2017
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I've been thinking about our education system a lot (again) lately. Mainly, I've been trying to figure out what it is, exactly, that I dislike about it. After much introspection (read: "Ten minutes of trying to come up with something to write about...
Dec 12 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
All schools have festive occasions when the parents and children celebrate with the school. But at Magic Puddles, a playschool in J P Nagar in Bangalore, the annual mela this year, on the 5th of December, 2016, recycled a lot of stuff that would...
Nov 04 2016
Column: Radio Active Bangalore
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Radio Active 90.4MHz
How to make government schools function on par with private schools: lessons from a head teacher who did it and showed.
Sep 07 2016
Blog: Ideas at Work
The CBSE action against NPS schools is a classic study of everything that is wrong in the way we manage education. Without going into the specifics of NPS itself, we should be able to see the wrinkles in the canvas. a. First, the public school...
Sep 06 2016
VIJNANA HABBA AT SOUL KERE
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Kate Clark
Among what was displayed were a model of a hydroelectric generator, an eco-friendly air-cooler, a mosquito trapper, a vehicle-mounted wind turbine and other interesting science models.
Jun 23 2016
ATHLETICS TRAINING IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
A city with 1/6th of the state's population, yet Bengaluru cannot produce high performing athletes. Why?
Jun 10 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE DEBATE IN BENGALURU
Akshatha M
While there are examples of schools getting into profiteering mode, there are schools that need to recover the investment. The 'charity' tag for schools and the unscientific fee structure the government is proposing is not helping solve any problem.
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Jun 09 2016
Blog: Whitefield Rising
Deepanjali Mishra. Pic: Pravir B. Sukanti and Bhagirathi Mishra are on cloud nine. Since May 28, when the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results for Grade 10 board examination, these Whitefield residents are elated...
Jun 09 2016
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Aradhana Academy is not on the list of "elite" schools of Bangalore. But here's our experience. I sent this email to Rajane Prasad, Admissions Co-ordinator, and Sister Moly, the Principal of the School. Dear Ms Rajane: There is a FB group...
Jun 02 2016
SCHOOL FEE HIKE IN BANGALORE
Akshatha M
Parents believe fee is being hiked erratically by school managements with no scientific basis. With no relief from the government, they have now decided to fight it out in the court.
May 05 2016
PUBLIC POLICY COURSES IN BENGALURU
Pavan Srinath
With its new post-graduate course for working professionals, Takshashila Institution hopes that more individuals choose public policy as a career option.
Apr 13 2016
PUBLIC POLICY COURSES IN BENGALURU
Pavan Srinath
Public policy is a sunrise area in the field of education. And here is a course for women interested in public policy.
Feb 24 2016
Blog: In Lighter Whine
I don't know how many of you have ever had to switch schools in tenth grade and/or have kids who switched schools in tenth grade. If you have, I think you'll agree with me when I say that it is, in the truest sense of the word, an ordeal. For the...
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Feb 22 2016
DEFY: DESIGN EDUCATION FOR YOURSELF
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Abhijit Sinha
Here is a school, where the young and not so young are learning by doing. They have learnt physics, maths with do-it-yourself projects. The founder of ProjectDEFY shares what it's all about.
Jan 25 2016
GREEN AND SAFE SCHOOL PROJECT
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Sharath SR
B.PAC, in association with Shell MRPL Aviation launched the Safe and Green School project. The project aims to create a clean and safe environment in government schools that is conducive for learning.
Dec 08 2015
WALK TO SCHOOL PROGRAM
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Lakshmi Menon
Students from six Sanjay Nagar schools participated in the Walk to School event held on November 5th. The initiative encourages school children to be active, and in turn be more aware about their neighbourhood.
Dec 07 2015
RECOMMENDED ACTION IN CASE OF CSA REPORTED OR DETECTED IN SCHOOLS
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Ashika Shetty
Enfold had organised a panel discussion on creating safe spaces for children in schools on November 28th. Experts shared the recommended protocols and systems to be followed by schools as per the CPP and POCSO Act.
Dec 02 2015
#SAVEWHITEFIELD PROTEST
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Yagna Shan
Children who attend schools in the Whitefield area bear the brunt of the problems with the infrastructure. Here's how they showed their solidarity at the #SaveWhitefield protest.
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Nov 06 2015
APPEAL FOR SCHOOL SUPPLIES
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Deepa Mahesh
Teach for India fellows at the Kadugodi government schools are seeking help with supplies and volunteers to improve the facilities at the school. Here's what they are looking for.
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Nov 04 2015
NO SAFETY AT COACHING CENTRES
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Akshatha M
Parents sending their children to tuition and coaching centres seem unaware of laws governing the institutes. Only 28 are registered while hundreds continue flouting rules merrily. Why is this a problem?
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Oct 06 2015
Blog: In Lighter Whine
Jesus is supposed to have said that "Man does not live by bread alone". Whether I eat only bread or other things along with it, though, a lot of the stuff I'm currently learning will be of no help whatsoever in acquiring it. That's what I feel every...
Sep 09 2015
CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
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News Desk
Canara Bank's new corporate social responsibility initiative aims to bring otherwise expensive computer training within the reach of the common man. Here's how.
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Sep 07 2015
Blog: Ideas at Work
Slumkids
The Right to Education Act has to be amended, to have any chance of succeeding. In fact, almost certainly, without amendments it will do more harm than good, and there is enough evidence of this happening already. Four common-sense steps will help...
Aug 11 2015
Column: Southern Bengaluru Chronicles
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Chandra Shekhar Balachandran
School-going children often come up with nicknames for their teachers. Here's one such teacher from the author's past - DRV aka Dappa Ravay (V)unday.
Aug 04 2015
NALLURAHALLI RISING WORKS ON SLUM CHILDREN
Slumkids
Akshatha M
Whitefield residents spotted children playing near a slum, right next to an unused school. Their efforts could soon help the children get education.
Jun 25 2015
SCHOLARSHIP FOR CHILDREN OF PARENTS ENGAGED IN 'UNCLEAN OCCUPATION'
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Kabir Khan
With help from waste management group Hasiru Dala, over 100 children of waste pickers get government-sponsored scholarships worth more than 2 lakh rupees!
 
 

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