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India's students have poor learning levels. Can foundational education help them?

India, Oct. 10 -- When the draft National Education Policy (NEP) was released earlier this year, there was a lot of discussion on its different aspects: It's ideological agenda, the proposed National ... Read More


Plastic will choke India in the long run. Tackle it |?Analysis

India, Oct. 5 -- Last week, I spent two days at an "eco-friendly" homestay near Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand. On day one, the owner, a nature enthusiast who has done exemplary work in rege... Read More


Five years of Swachh Bharat: India still needs a policy that promotes toilet use

India, Oct. 3 -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2 said rural India has declared itself defecation-free. In the past four years, India has built 100 million toilets in about 0.6 million villag... Read More


Private sector should take the lead in investing in SDGs

India, Oct. 1 -- Last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and external affairs minister S Jaishankar spoke at length at different forums (the PM at United Nations General Assembly and Jaishankar at Asi... Read More


The Bengal 'cut money' issue goes beyond politics

India, July 18 -- The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal is facing a peculiar challenge in the state: the "cut money" controversy. "Cut money" is an illegal commission that TMC workers hav... Read More


The 'cut money' issue goes beyond politics

Mumbai, July 18 -- The ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) in West Bengal is facing a peculiar challenge in the state: the "cut money" controversy. "Cut money" is an illegal commission that TMC workers ha... Read More


Why local quota in private sector is not a good idea

India, July 17 -- Madhya Pradesh chief minister Kamal Nath recently said the state government is mulling a law to ensure that 70% jobs in the private sector go to local youths. Such a demand for reser... Read More