INDIA

Build a knowledge society

The FM will have to juggle between inclusivity and resource augmentation.  Hopefully, one day, we would deliver on allocating six per cent of the GDP to education, first made in 1968 Each year, as soon as the ceremonial halwa is

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Citizen Mukherjee

The former President renews hope for democracy by encouraging civil society protesters Citizen Pranab Mukherjee has as usual listened to the voice of his conscience and restored faith in our democratic renewal as a nation. So on a day that India slipped

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Elephants over an airport

At a time when there’s a drought of good news in the country, a report from Jharkhand that the construction of an airport has been halted to ensure the jumbo corridor isn’t affected is welcome At the time of a

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A really bad year

India slips on the global democracy index from 2018 even as Thailand goes up. We are losing the war of perception As the world’s largest democracy, no matter how grudging an admission this might be by assessors of the Western

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The changemakers

Young innovators Manav and Swati Subodh are empowering entrepreneurs to undertake social experiments, job creation and meaningful development in their communities One of the dispiriting features of the modern development model is that despite oceans of research and studies, there

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Miffed allies

Slighted by the BJP over seats, the Akali Dal and Dushyant Chautala refuse to contest Delhi polls The allies are proving to be an itch again for the BJP in the run-up to the Delhi Assembly elections and though it

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Decoding the future of jobs

India is facing a unique challenge owing to new job opportunities, reduced employability due to archaic education, changes in the workplace and poor learning capabilities caused by malnutrition Goal 8 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals looks at decent work

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No surprises here

Both the BJP and AAP candidate lists play safe with expected names and reward turncoats With the gong being struck for a three-cornered electoral contest in Delhi, the two top contenders — the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party

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The hand that rocks

Women across the world are challenging the authoritarian politics of the times by leading mass grassroots movements and civil uprisings It is just another Sunday evening in Delhi, the howling cold forcing people indoors for comfort and wrapping up their

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The joys and perils of the gig economy

The nature and quality of jobs generated for women in the freelance workforce need to be examined so that appropriate policy suggestions can be put forward for policymakers to make informed decisions The participation of women in the workforce in

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