Education
Jul 29 2014
Column: Civic Reflections
Sakuntala Narasimhan
Guidelines are relaxed for government schools because, there may not be enough infrastructure to implement the rules. Why does this double standard exist?
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Jul 28 2014
ENSURING CHILDRENS' SAFETY
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Shaibya Saldanha
Throughout the year, there are multiple cases of child abuse. Other than a sense of “what is our country coming to?”, we don't do anything. Is it because they are children of slum-dwellers, construction workers, single mothers struggling to make two ends?
Jul 25 2014
DISABILITY RIGHTS
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Ganga Madappa
What happens when a disabled child is denied his rights during his SSLC examination? He loses hope.
Jul 24 2014
CHILDRENS' SAFETY AND SCHOOLS
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Nikita Malusare
What should a school do when an incident of sexual abuse of a child comes to light? Hiding it is a crime. What is the procedure to be followed in such a situation?
Jul 23 2014
POSCO IN ACTION
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Nikita Malusare
Finally the police have arrested the chairman of Vibgyor school, as the school did not report the offence to police, and tried to destroy the evidence after the rape on a child. This is also an indication of what schools in Bangalore and other areas should do in case of such incidents.
Jul 22 2014
DEALING WITH CHILD ABUSE CASES
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News Desk
National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro-Sciences has sent an advisory to schools, parents, police and media to enable them to deal with a case of child sex abuse, in the right way.
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Jul 22 2014
GOVERNMENT SPRINGS INTO ACTION
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News Desk
The case got a new twist when Bengaluru Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar was transferred. Vibgyor parents wanted the vandalism on the school premises to stop. The government promised to reopen the school soon.
Jul 22 2014
STUDENTS' SAFETY AT PERIL
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Kathyayini Chamaraj
The government talks of de-recognising private schools. But has it taken stock of the situation in its own schools? Forget CCTV, many schools don't even have gates and toilets.
Jul 21 2014
FIRST ARREST IN VIBGYOR CASE
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Nikita Malusare
The person arrested was well-known to most parents who sent their kids for skating classes. Police have hinted of more arrests once they complete investigations.
Jul 19 2014
STEPS TO ENSURE STUDENTS' SAFETY
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News Desk
What can be the parents' demands to schools do ensure safety of children? Here are some lessons drawn from Vibgyor school incident.
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Jul 19 2014
RIGHT OR WRONG?
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Nikita Malusare and Shree D N
While the government's move sent an alarm to all schools who don't follow rules, the fate of around 4,000 students would hang in balance if the Bengaluru school's license is revoked.
Jul 18 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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This write up was originally posted by Nitya Ramakrishnan on Whitefield Rising website, and has been re-posted here with permission. This article in   Times of India  outlines what happenned. 16 individuals/groups are involved. And...
Jul 18 2014
Blog: Whitefield Rising
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Facts as outlined by Police on Vibgyor High school case: "Alleged act on July 2nd. Complaint received on 14th. Full co-operation by School during investigation. Two people in custody as of 16th. Investigation at 80% completion and they are...
Jul 17 2014
ARE KIDS SAFE IN SCHOOLS?
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Nikita Malusare and Satarupa Bhattacharya
Who will the police pin the blame on in this case, as the employee is not on the rolls of the school? The names are not out, no arrests made. This is in stark contrast to the Frazer Town case.
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Jul 15 2014
SOLVING THE PROBLEM OF EDUCATION
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Anand C Ramanathan
Let your child question. Don't shut her off with hypothetical answers, let the curiosity explore further.
Jul 09 2014
IN A NOT-SO-IDEAL SOCIETY
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Anand C Ramanathan
There are sponsors for school fees, who want to see an under-privileged kid excel. However, can paying the fee ensure the kid is well-accommodated in the school without discrimination, in this not-so-ideal world?
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Jul 08 2014
Blog: Everyday City
That afternoon, we had been looking for the Durga Book Store in Shivajinagar. I had been told that it might still be there, a bookstore where residents of Frazer town and Benson town had shopped in the 50s as had others from the city. There were many...
Jul 07 2014
'CLASS'-CONSCIOUSNESS
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Vipul Redey
The reason given: The parents of other kids would dislike their wards associating with poor kids. Are you a parent of this kind?
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Apr 04 2014
Blog: Deepa's jottings
Here is a short video Abhisheka Gopal and a few of her friends made, about the Malleswaram Central Library:     Do send feedback to abhishekagopal@gmail.com
Mar 19 2014
NEGLECTING SPORTS
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Sakshi Gupta
When the Physical Education students who are going to be instructors in future don't have good facilities to train themselves, can we expect quality in sports?
Mar 06 2014
DEALING WITH STRESS
Abhilash.P
Students even opt to commit suicide when they face failure. But suicide isn't the solution!
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Jan 16 2014
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
A story about water, 18th Jan 2013, 10:30 am, at Puttenahalli Lake.   Once upon a time, near large apartment communities, an Ashy Prinia searched for a place to lay her eggs. T he land was parched and...
Dec 17 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
Puttenahalli Lake played host to the first ever public science show , by children, on Sunday 15th Dec 2013. The event was conducted by Merry Go Learn (an IIT/IIM alumni initiative), in association with Puttenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement...
Dec 11 2013
Blog: Puttenahalli Post
PNLIT, in association with Merry Go Learn, invites you to the FIRST EVER SCIENCE SHOW conducted by students - an environment awareness initiative.  A never before opportunity for 4-13 year olds to -  * Get involved with a range...
Dec 07 2013
BCLIP COURSE LAUNCH
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Shree D N
The B.CLIP programme to train potential candidates for BBMP elections gets underway.
Dec 05 2013
Blog: Like a Lake
SURVEY - If you are involved with Bangalore lakes, either as an experienced activist or a more recently engaged citizen, you are requested to answer the short survey here . Responses appreciated by 18th December 2013. For more...
 
 

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