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Reforming Education Part 3: Teachers and Shortage

We have observed and known that our teachers are paid meagre compensation. This is one of the reasons for not getting talent to train the future generation of the country. It is not that we don’t have talent. We have few best brains teaching world in few of the best Universities across the world. WeContinue reading “Reforming Education Part 3: Teachers and Shortage”

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Sex education for Children, education for Politicians.

Over the past decade,there has been a desperate need for a system to better cope the children with the rising approachability of the internet nuisance, but expert advise to reduce ignorance amongst the innocent children has found stiff resistance from the restrictive mindset of the political arena.There is urgent attempt from the politicians to ban sex education from school,basing their thoughts on the grounds of culture and traditional lineage.Let the youth take charge and address the importance of sex education for a better and healthy tomorrow.

Poverty has killed all dreams in this young heart

Slumdog Millionaire has received tremendous international recognition and highlighted Mumbai’s  underbelly. While some hail it as a grand endorsement for the city, others think of it as a sorry stereotype. rediff.com correspondents met children in India’s slums to find out what life really means for them. Kiran Birju Vaghela, 17, was squatting on the promenade, watchingContinue reading “Poverty has killed all dreams in this young heart”

Taare Zameen Par: India’s official Oscar entry

The film federation of India jury has chosen Aamir Khan’s directorial debut venture ‘Taare Zameen Par’ to represent India at the 81st annual academy awards to be held in February in the foreign language film category. Apart from winning several awards in India, Taare Zameen Par had done great business overseas as well. Though AamirContinue reading “Taare Zameen Par: India’s official Oscar entry”

How Cool is “Being Cool”?

A DANGEROUS trend is engulfing the country’s youth. This trend can be attributed to the technology, influence of west, lack of morality, etc. This dangerous trend is being ’cool’. This word is very subjective and its meaning has changed over the years. What was not considered ’cool’ few years back is the only ’cool’ thingContinue reading “How Cool is “Being Cool”?”

Six year old’s family devastated in Ahmedabad Blasts

Every time there is a Blast, hundreds of innocents are left dead. Whenever there is an act of terror, it is the common man that faces the brunt. Here’s a story of a six year old in Ahmedabad whose family has been devastated in the blasts tragedy. At the blast outside the Civil hospital inContinue reading “Six year old’s family devastated in Ahmedabad Blasts”

Rag pickers in modern day India

THE RAG pickers are as much a part of our society as we are. Just that they do not have the most respected or a dignified nine to five job. It’s a rag picker’s pride that he is not a beggar or a thief. You will find them almost every where scavenging the garbage cansContinue reading “Rag pickers in modern day India”

The demise of Appu Ghar

All good things must come to an end and so did the Appu Ghar. The 15.5 acres amusement park is being brought down to be replaced by the Delhi Metro. Appu Ghar maybe no more, but the nostalgic memories of this magical park will last forever. In the evergreen debate between the Mumbaikars and theContinue reading “The demise of Appu Ghar”

Punjab, Haryana finally wake up to female infanticide

THE HAND that rocks the cradle, rules the world! Marilyn Monroe was asked how does she feel being a part of a man’s world. She said as long as I am a woman in it, I don’t see a problem. Alas, if she were an Indian girl, her reply would have been different. Welcome toContinue reading “Punjab, Haryana finally wake up to female infanticide”

Uttar Pradesh: The epicentre of Polio in India

Pulse Polio, an immunization campaign was established by the Government of India in 1994 to eradicate poliomyelitis (polio) in India by vaccinating all children under the age of five, against polio virus. However, a sharp rise in polio cases in India’s largest state has raised fears of the return of a disease that the countryContinue reading “Uttar Pradesh: The epicentre of Polio in India”