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India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

It is just as well that the government has junked a proposal in the K Kasturirangan education panel’s report—the official line is that this was a ‘draft’, not the final policy—that suggested reviving the three-language formula with a focus on mandatory Hindi in non-Hindi-speaking states. Protests, spearheaded by Tamil Nadu, against the “imposition of Hindi”, [...]

June 4, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on India needs education, not Hindi chauvenism

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

A rising middle-class, state-of-the-art health care facilities, expert physicians, and increased dependency on technology to facilitate health care at the prevention stage are driving the growth of the industry in India, thereby expecting the industry to grow rapidly. Indian health care market, which is worth USD 100 billion, is likely to grow at 23 percent [...]

April 9, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on These 6 apps and websites will take care of your medical needs

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

Tom Shicowich “really, really, really liked Coca-Cola” before he began a new nutrition program targeting his Type 2 diabetes and weight. Being on a “very tight budget,” he couldn’t afford the fruit and vegetables he cut up for a living at his part-time grocery store job. Dinner was often a pizza or fast food meal he picked up on [...]

February 18, 2017 Saheli Health Comments Off on Hospitals target nutrition, other social needs to boost health

India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

Ruby Rai made headlines last year when she termed political science as prodigal science, and claimed the subject involved cooking. Rai had topped the higher secondary examination in Bihar in 2016. Students like Rai are just the tip of what is probably a giant iceberg comprising poorly educated school students in India. The 2016 Annual [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on India’s education spending needs a course on accountability

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

The Obama administration has recently delivered a “very tough” message to Pakistan asking it to dismantle safe havens of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e- Mohammed and Haqqani network operating from its soil, outgoing US envoy to New Delhi Richard Verma said today. Holding that India faces a “daunting challenge” from these Pakistan-based terror groups and hailing New Delhi’s [...]

January 17, 2017 Saheli Business Comments Off on World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

Real estate shouldn’t be treated as cash cow; govt needs to overhaul tax structure to curb black money

Real estate shouldn’t be treated as cash cow; govt needs to overhaul tax structure to curb black money

There are several reasons why black money exists within real estate, and some of these are natural consequences of legacy structural issues. The most complex issue is that of tax. Taxation in real estate is considerably regressive. The corrupting areas in real estate – land transactions, for the most part, followed by permissions, followed by [...]

December 2, 2016 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Real estate shouldn’t be treated as cash cow; govt needs to overhaul tax structure to curb black money

Technology should be self-sufficient to support local needs: Experts

Technology should be self-sufficient to support local needs: Experts

PUNE: The 32nd national convention of electrical engineers and national seminar on “sustainable Development in Indian Power sector for the next decade” was inaugurated by vice-chancellor of Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University V G Gaikar at the Institution of Engineers (India), Pune local centre. Speaking on the occasion, Gaikar said, “Electricity has become an inseparable [...]

November 14, 2016 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Technology should be self-sufficient to support local needs: Experts

Houston’s Latest Shopping Buzz: The New Stores and Pop-Ups Any Self-Respecting Fashionista Needs to Know

Houston’s Latest Shopping Buzz: The New Stores and Pop-Ups Any Self-Respecting Fashionista Needs to Know

Austin-based Beehive Boutique opens shop this fall at 2519 University Boulevard. Known for its vibrant colors and whimsical apparel, Beehive’s first Houston location carries various brands — all selected by proprietor Claire Fields. Also hailing from Austin, Birds Barbershop opens its first Houston location in October at 420 East 20th Street in The Heights (next to Steel City Pops). Started byMichael [...]

August 6, 2016 Saheli Home Deco Comments Off on Houston’s Latest Shopping Buzz: The New Stores and Pop-Ups Any Self-Respecting Fashionista Needs to Know

‘Simply inhumane’ – the law firm that fights parents seeking help for children’s special needs

‘Simply inhumane’ – the law firm that fights parents seeking help for children’s special needs

In the first four years of Emma’s life, her parents had to deal with a diagnosis of autism and then leukaemia, but the most difficult challenge they faced was the battle with their local authority for special educational support, which saw them pitted against a specialist law firm. Their experience was long-drawn-out and bitter and, [...]

June 22, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on ‘Simply inhumane’ – the law firm that fights parents seeking help for children’s special needs