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Seize the narrative on the economy, Prime Minister

Sunday, 08 Oct 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

Modi's well-timed interventions have served well in the past. This time round, he spoke eloquently, forcefully and persuasively last week but he must speak often and provide the clarity in whose absence perception trumps reality Given the proximity between certain journalists, politicians, bureaucrats, industrialists and wheeler-dealers in Lutyens’s Delhi, it is...

Indian women as agents of change

Sunday, 08 Oct 2017 | Moin Qazi | in Agenda

The 21st century poses many challenges that require new ways of thinking, but none is more important than the economic role of women in a rapidly changing world. Over the last several decades, it has become accepted wisdom that improving the status of women is one of the most critical...

Stress, relationship and mental health

Sunday, 08 Oct 2017 | RC Jiloha | in Agenda

Relationships are one of the most important aspects of human life, yet often ignored. And, it's not just the number of friends one has, but it's the quality of close relationships that matters. Living in conflict or within a toxic relationship is more damaging than staying alone Health is a unity...

EAC: An opportunity India must not miss

Sunday, 01 Oct 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Agenda

The newly formed Economic Advisory Council has the onerous task to tailor the new economy. It must focus on the farm sector, tame the banks, cut robotisation and end Government austerity The poor and the economy have taken the centre-stage of Indian politics. Prime Minister Narendra Modi felt concerned about the...

Empowering women: A long road ahead

Sunday, 01 Oct 2017 | Sunil Dhavala | in Agenda

The air is filled with a spirit of joy, hope and ministration. A sense of righteousness and justice hangs heavily in this festive atmosphere. She arrives on her majestic lion, with a blazing radiance and an assurance of freedom from fear, evil and atrocities. A woman is one who encompasses...

India’s bewildering godman syndrome

Sunday, 01 Oct 2017 | Shiv Khera | in Agenda

How long can the country let the bogus Babas play with our dignity and eat into our bodies, minds and souls? It's a long way ahead till we have strong and honest political leadership; till we get enlightened and educated; till we have more judges with integrity and guts Soon after...

Mamata’s minorityism rides roughshod over Hindu sentiments

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

The lion that Durga rides is made of clay and dissolves in the water in which the murti is immersed after Puja is over. Tiger Mamata Banerjee rides is proverbial: She will increasingly find it difficult to get off her mount lest it turn on her This past week has not...

The problem with energy efficiency

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Nitish Arora and Jonathan D Syiemlieh | in Agenda

India needs a salient mix of fiscal and information-based instrument to target improvements in energy efficiency write, Nitish Arora & Jonathan D Syiemlieh Residential electricity consumption in India has gone up by 50 times since 1971. Currently, this sector accounts for 24 per cent of the total consumption. Demand is further...

Reimagining the role of a good teacher

Sunday, 24 Sep 2017 | Mantu Kumar | in Agenda

Though teachers are working under pressure and their intentions are generally good, but despite all endeavours, the purpose of the society is not getting fulfilled. The reason lies in the unconscious level of awareness of the teachers, which is the seat of implicit attitude. Often, that teachers teach by chance...

Demonetisation: Most successful game changer for Indian economy

Sunday, 17 Sep 2017 | Sanju Verma | in Agenda

As a matter of fact, demonetisation has won the battle resoundingly on a whole host of fronts. Those who accuse the Government of shifting goalposts, reek of mala fide ignorance because economies and economic goalposts have always been fluid, dynamic and ever changing in contemporary times This is the first instance...


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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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