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Bollywood nepotism: Performance matters not surname

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Shakya Mitra | in Agenda

It was well-known within the Hindi film industry circles that Karan Johar was intent on launching Sridevi and Boney Kapoor's daughter Janhvi Kapoor. Also doing the rounds around the same time were rumours that he planned to launch Saif Ali Khan and Amrita Singh's daughter Sara Ali Khan. Johar is...

End of an era in Zimbabwe

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

After Robert Mugabe’s resignation, the future appears to be bleak for his wife Grace Mugabe. But things are certainly not going to get better for Zimbabweans as the country will still be ruled by the same elite which looted it and ruined the economy Someone, anyone, with close links, please make...

Impact investing: Mixing business and social good

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | hima bindu kota | in Agenda

Impact investing is definitely the next venture capital destination as it can narrow the gap between the underserved and the privileged. Government must, however, remove roadblocks and provide stimulus to it Making money need not be a dirty and insensitive game anymore. Gone are the days when profitability and well-being of...

Kabul: The heart of Silk Road in Asia

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Ashraf Haidari | in Agenda

The Silk Road Mayors forum in Kabul last month reaffirmed the fact that centuries on, Afghanistan remains a principle connector at the world’s crossroads Reviving and building connectivity across the Eurasian landmass based on commercial networks of the ancient Silk Road underpins one of the key economic goals of the...

A perfect sanitation solution

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Daigo Ishiyama | in Agenda

The Twin Pit-Pour Flush system is undoubtedly the best form of sanitation that is safe and sustainable but there are certain challenges that needs to be addressed before we achieve the goal of an Open Defecation Free India by 2019 It has been three year since India launched the Swachh Bharat...

There’s a troll waiting to prick a pin into you

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

Windbags masquerading as intellectuals are getting their comeuppance on social media as Bharat writes back, in English, to expose the privileges and prejudices of mainstream media The first time I encountered the word ‘troll’ was in high school. That year, we had to read JRR Tolkien’s fantasy novel, The Hobbit, as...

An open letter to PM-baiters: It's Modinomics, stupid!

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Agenda

I shall be failing in my national duty if I did not speak up even now against the vicious slander, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's baiters including an issue-less Opposition and a former Finance Minister of the NDA infamous once upon a time as “Rollback Sinha”, a moniker given to...

Voices of the banking sector

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Tripti Sangwan | in Agenda

Bank consolidation may be the flavour of the season but we must not give in to the temptation as risks associated with mergers are too high. Focus must be on overcoming the underlying challenges India’s banking sector has experienced the worst phase in recent times and various initiatives undertaken to encounter...

Anaemic, malnourished women need care

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Shailendra Sinha | in Agenda

The Government has been doing its bit to eradicate poor nutrition among women, especially for pregnant women, but until mindsets do not change, conquering the disease will be difficult Adivasi women don’t eat nutritious food during pregnancy and they also don’t take iron pills on a regular basis because there exists...

A pragmatic way is alternative fuel

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Suyash Gupta | in Agenda

Even as we work towards cleaner vehicle technology to prevent air pollution, we must invest in other fuels that deliver results in short-term simultaneously It's been almost two decades since Delhi's public transport system made the sweeping shift from diesel to Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). While the environmental gains were significant...



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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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