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A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

The intention is to guide teachers as well as students through the entire syllabus without leaving any gaps in the teaching-learning process. (Photo: Representational image) India does not have a system of education,” proclaimed Prof. Krishna Kumar in his recent talk on “Teaching the Indian Constitution” at a conference in Kolkata. “We have a system [...]

August 13, 2019 Loknath Das Education Comments Off on A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Anchorage, Alaska is home to a health care organization that qualifies as something of a medical miracle. The Southcentral Foundation (SCF) is tiny compared to giant hospitals in the Lower 48. But the scale of its challenges is truly vast. It serves a geographical area larger than the state of Texas, including both Alaska’s biggest city and [...]

March 18, 2019 Loknath Das Technology Comments Off on Have We Mastered Technology, or Has It Mastered Us?

Are these 10 common home remedies effective cures or myths? We find out

Are these 10 common home remedies effective cures or myths? We find out

In India, chances are, for every health issue you face, there’s a home remedy that will supposedly cure you. Whether it’s a fever or a pimple, there are multiple treatments professed by various zealous people. But are they all old wives’ tales or are they backed by science? We ran some common, popular beliefs by [...]

February 2, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on Are these 10 common home remedies effective cures or myths? We find out

This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

Are you able to breeze through a day at work without so much as thinking about snacks, only to get home and spend the evening as a slave to the fridge? Well, according to the latest research, science could be to blame for your after-hours cravings. New findings by scientists in the USA have shown that, in [...]

January 20, 2018 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on This is why we tend to overeat in the evening, according to a study

We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

Getting pregnant comes with a lot of potentially upsetting biological changes, but it also brings on a sudden deluge of unsolicited advice. Is folic acid your primary concern, or should you take a specially formulated multivitamin? How much exercise is enough, and how much is dangerous? Is the occasionally beer okay, or will a single drop of alcohol [...]

September 16, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on We know shockingly little about the effects of drinking during pregnancy

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

People employed in low paying or highly stressful jobs may not actually enjoy better health than those who remain unemployed, according to a recent study. There is also some evidence that job quality is important for health and well being, although some studies suggest people in poor quality jobs are still better off in terms [...]

August 17, 2017 Loknath Das Health Comments Off on In matters of health, is a highly stressful job better than unemployment? We find out

Sean Spicer: Coal will be one of the cleanest uses of technology that we have

Sean Spicer: Coal will be one of the cleanest uses of technology that we have

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said that the US would produce “clean coal” and that rolling back regulations from coal plants would be done in a way that was “environmentally friendly”. He told reporters that the Environmental Protection Agency, which will be led by Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt who once sued the same agency, will [...]

February 9, 2017 Saheli Technology Comments Off on Sean Spicer: Coal will be one of the cleanest uses of technology that we have

Budget 2017 expectations: How do we fuel consumption of real estate?

Budget 2017 expectations: How do we fuel consumption of real estate?

(The writer is national director, knowledge systems, Colliers International India) By: Housing.com/news Tags  Property Trends affordable housing Benami transactions Budget 2017 Colliers International India Corporate tax Demonetisation goods and services tax GST home loan house rent allowance HRA Income Tax MAT Minimum Alternate Tax property real estate Real Estate Regulation Act RERA Section 80 GG [...]

January 27, 2017 Saheli Real Estate Comments Off on Budget 2017 expectations: How do we fuel consumption of real estate?

TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

A mass movement is required to arrest the growing educational inequity and falling standards of education in India. Shaheen Mistri, CEO and founder-trustee, Teach For India, explains her vision for transforming the educational sector and helping the country achieve its true potential. On January 26, 1950, the Constitution of India came into effect, securing citizens [...]

January 25, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on TBI Blogs: Here’s How We Can Overhaul India’s Education System to Ensure the Right to Education for Everyone

Education chancellor: We need to ‘wait and see’ about Trump

Education chancellor: We need to ‘wait and see’ about Trump

As chancellor of the state Board of Regents, Betty Rosa is as well informed as anyone on issues affecting education in New York. But when it comes to the shape of national policy under President Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos, his nominee for secretary of education, she knows as little as anyone else. “Many of us are [...]

January 20, 2017 Saheli Education Comments Off on Education chancellor: We need to ‘wait and see’ about Trump

Tell Us: What Question Should We Investigate About Charitable Giving?

Tell Us: What Question Should We Investigate About Charitable Giving?

Here at Goats and Soda, we’re trying something new: We’d like to know what you want us to investigate. Our first call-out was about girls in the developing world. And last week, we asked you to submit questions on global diseases. Now we’re moving to our next issue: charitable giving. As the holiday season approaches, [...]

November 12, 2016 Saheli Health Comments Off on Tell Us: What Question Should We Investigate About Charitable Giving?

US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”

US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”

The election of Donald Trump has stunned the American education unions NEA and AFT. Both unions have actively campaigned for the election of Hillary Clinton who had promised to give quality public education for all a prominent place on her political agenda. “We poured our hopes, our energy and our hearts into this campaign to [...]

November 12, 2016 Saheli Education Comments Off on US Elections: “Though we are disheartened, we must not lose heart.”