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How green is my campus?

Sunday, 04 Jun 2017 | Pioneer | in Agenda

An institution has a duty towards its students and society to evolve and contribute towards a greener and cleaner future. Case in point is Janki Devi Memorial College, which has moved from text to praxis in its environment-friendly practices Educational institutions have a vital role to play in societal and environmental...

Grief, comfort, and in between

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

In their book, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and psychologist Adam Grant endeavour to offer consolation to the mourning, to make sense of nothingness, and to locate the silver lining behind dark clouds, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN Two weeks after Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s husband, Dave Goldberg, passed away, she received a...

Staying healthy and hydrated this summer

Sunday, 28 May 2017 | Dr Abhay Kumar | in Agenda

Ensure that the water you drink is not only safe but is also enriched with essential nutrients, minerals and vitamins that are crucial for your growth and development, says Dr Abhay Kumar With soaring temperatures taking a toll on your body and the heat slurping up all your vitality, staying fit,...

California in Delhi

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

At the California Tapas Festival at The Hungry Monkey, one gets an insight into the influence of California on world cuisine as shaped by European influences, writes ANANYA BORGOHAIN Treating food lovers in Delhi to Californian cuisine, The Hungry Monkey in Delhi has offered a range of culinary delights. At the...

Straight from a Bengali kitchen

Sunday, 21 May 2017 | Excerpts | in Agenda

CHITRITA BANERJI takes us through the intricacies of a traditional Bengali food preparation. Edited excerpt: A typical Bengali lunch menu in the long hot days of the summer could have a bitter shukto or neembegun to start with, then a vegetable dish containing at least one of the specially cooling vegetables,...


Sunday, 14 May 2017 | AVANTIKA BOSE | in Agenda

Disability doesn’t make you weak, the thought that you can’t do something because of your disability is what’s standing between you and your success, writes AVANTIKA BOSE Disabled — whenever, we hear this term we immediately associate it with weakness. Some people even think that it would be better to die...

A new wave of writers in Pakistan

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | AVANTIKA BOSE | in Agenda

Sabyn Javeri, the author of famous novel Nobody Killed Her, tells AVANTIKA BOSE about her life, her journey as a writer, and the changing literary scene in her country Tell us a little about yourself. I was born and raised in Karachi. I was born on a regular day with no bombs...

Thinking of the last man in the line

Sunday, 07 May 2017 | Sudip Bhattacharyya | in Agenda

Developments across the world, recent and in the past decades and centuries, have shown that growth and prosperity cannot come by pampering a select few and hoping the elite will then write a larger and more inclusive narrative, writes SUDIP BHATTACHARYA Mamata Banerjee has won the battle of Singur. She has...

Jaipur, the royal city of victory

Sunday, 30 Apr 2017 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Packed with grand meeting halls, palaces, pleasure gardens, meeting yards, forum and fountains, Jaipur was a piece of surprise to many Britishers who used to visit poverty-ridden India during the colonial era, writes SOMEN SENGUPTA Anything and everything about Jaipur can enchant you. Its name is enough to grip your attention...

Tackling back-breaking pain

Sunday, 23 Apr 2017 | Dr Shankar Acharya | in Agenda

Most people either resort to wrong exercises or take painkillers without finding the correct reason for their problem. This may aggravate the condition. Consult a specialist who will diagnose and treat accordingly, writes Dr Shankar Acharya A majority of back pain cases fail to get our undivided attention until we bend...



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State lags behind in education status, reveals ASER report

17 Jan 2018 | PRAGYA PALLAVI | Ranchi

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER-2017) released on Tuesday covering 28 districts of 24 States on ‘Beyond Basics’- A survey of rural India youths, presented a gloomy picture of Jharkhand on a few basic parameters in comparison with the districts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The survey based on 4 As (Activity, Ability, Awareness, Aspirations) covering the age group 14-18 years, Jharkhand lags behind in enrollment status, digital use,...

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