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Opinion | Education should be India’s most important electoral issue

You may be 18, scrambling to get into a college or hunting for a course that can help you get a job quickly. You may be a young parent, worried about your child’s admission to school or feeling helpless with the poor attention given to her in school. You may be middle aged, getting crushed by the struggle to pay ... Read More »

Opinion | Be very afraid of the dangers of ‘deepfake’ technology

The Lok Sabha elections are upon us and we will soon be inundated on our social media apps by Photoshopped images of politicians showing them doing something silly or despicable. None of us will be spared. We have enough gullible friends and uncles who will forward them to us. Some of these images will go viral. Of course, the brighter ... Read More »

Opinion | A systemic approach to reforming education

Despite enormous and well-meaning efforts, we have not delivered quality learning outcomes to Indian children. Concerted efforts like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and initiatives like mid-day meals have ensured that we have solved the problem of access to school education for our children. With gross enrolment crossing 100%, the focus has appropriately shifted to improving learning outcomes. Assessments by the ... Read More »

JNU seeking legal opinion over punishment to students over Afzal Guru event

A file photo of Umar Khalid, Kanhaiya Kumar and Anirban Bhattacharya, who are believed to have been recommended rustication of for their alleged role in the event by the JNU probe panel. Photo: PTI New Delhi: JNU is believed to be seeking legal opinion over punishment to a few students in connection with an event against hanging of Parliament attack ... Read More »