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Education, Ssc, Maharashta board, Examinations

35/100. In all his exams: This boy barely passed Class X. Why is he making headlines?

Because how can someone get 35 out of 100 in all his results, thereby passing, but only just? Is this Smart Studying 2.0?


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Braille, Education, Blind, Disability

I will never know how this world looks. But my life is colourful

I studied at a regular school. Yes, I was alone. But I was not afraid.


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Education, Tamil, Hindi, Language imposition

Believe me, Tamil people have nothing against Hindi

Those who have are language chauvinists who can be found on either side of the Vindhyas. They are morally indefensible and politically corrupt.


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Humanities, CBSE Results, Education, Cbse topper

New CBSE Result: A topper wants to be not an engineer or a doctor but a dancer. Are parents listening?

Will Indian parents stop treating 'co-curricular activities' as side dishes which are helpful only when taken with the 'main course'?


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CBSE, Isc, 10th, 12th

Testing Times: Ahead of the upcoming Boards, how parents can help kids expel exam fear

Young students go through agonies springing from imagined fears about ability and failure. It is not really about the Boards. And the solution goes beyond passing exams.


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Civic polls, Rajasthan, Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi

Why an educational qualification to stand for polls is against the very spirit of democracy

Having a minimum educational qualification for contesting local body polls was problematic. It is a welcome move that Rajasthan's new Congress government has reversed this BJP policy.


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Children's Welfare, Children's safety, Education, Union budget 2019

Let child budget share increase in the upcoming Union Budget

Will the 2019 Union Budget allocate sufficient funds for the education, health, nutrition and protection of India's future?


 |  Letter from Kabul  |  6-minute read
Kabul, Donald Trump, Education, India

Letter from Kabul: Why India can be a great role model for Afghanistan

Even as Kabul confronts an uncertain future, the president of the American University in Afghanistan, Dr Kenneth Holland, hopes that Afghanistan can learn from India the great benefits of people living together peacefully.


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Government schools, Children, Nursery, Education

If school education is a market, parents are customers! But how many private schools adhere to the customer?

While there are some good private schools, schools are not good just because they are private.


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Student suicides, Coaching centres, Education, Iit jee

Six reasons why we must get rid of IIT-JEE

The entrance process is such that IITs produce unidimensional graduates who may not even be interested in the subjects they gave many years of their life to.