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    Assessment should engage people, not frighten them: Anita Rampal

    Remember the 1976 Bollywood hit Chitchor? Taking us down memory lane, Sunil Palliwal, Principal Secretary for Higher Education, Tamil Nadu recalled how the father of the heroine in the film was upset because she fell in love with a diploma holder and not the engineer her father had chosen for her. "There's not much that has changed, sadly," he said, speaking as part...

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    Start-ups, tech jobs can power rural areas and curb migration to cities

    India's money may be in it's cities, but it's heart certainly lies further afield. The question of how you can use technology to economically power non-urban parts of India was thrown to panelists at TNIE's ThinkEdu Conclave and they all agreed that start-ups held the key to killing the massive migration problem. Reflecting on how her start-up, which...

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    Corporate law isn't the only way to the big Court: NLS VC Venkata Rao

    How can India continue its economic growth while also progressing socially and politically? To start with, by training more lawyers. But the question arises, how do we really know where the training begins and where it should end? To address this question, R Venkata Rao along with Faizan Mustafa, S Prabakaran, and Sudha Ramalingam were present at the Think Edu 2018, organised...

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    Is young India willing to be honest and follow their hearts, ask panelists at ThinkEdu18

    Hard skills are undoubtedly useful in an individual's life, but does that mean we could ignore the soft life skills? Definitely not, the panel on 'How do we give cultural soft skills a hard push?' at the ThinkEdu'18 unanimously agreed. The panel included Dinesh Singh, former Vice-Chancellor, Delhi University, and Sunaina Singh,...

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    Gnani kept the anti-nuke agitation in Idinthakarai alive: SP Udayakumar

    Gnani Sankaran was a multi-faceted personality and he traversed a vast public space that stretched from Tamil literature to electoral politics so easily and effortlessly. Most people know him only as a social and political commentator with incisive analysis, witty observations and accurate predictions. He had written in many leading Tamil and English publications and his...

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    JNU students stage massive stir against mandatory attendance diktat. Will it work?

    Present ma'am - can you imagine a 24-year-old doing that every day at lectures? If you ask the authorities at Jawaharlal Nehru Univerisity (JNU), they seem to like the idea very much and hence have decided to make attendance compulsory in the university. However, after a month's resistance, JNUSU has conducted a campus strike with the slogan - JNU hai...

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    Baba's langer: This 83-year-old cancer victim sold his assets to feed the poor

    Feeding the hungry with free food to the poor and needy for over three-and-a-half decades, Jagdish Lal Ahuja is fighting cancer and has sold off assets to keep his community service going. And, despite the odds, there is no let-up in the enthusiasm of businessman Ahuja in what he thinks is his life's mission. "I will continue the 'langar'...

    • 3 days ago
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    Class IV and V students held for attempting to murder minor classmate in Odisha

    Four minor students of a government-run ST and SC residential school in Koraput district were held by police for "allegedly" trying to murder a student of class 1, said police on Monday. The incident took place on January 10 at Mahadeiput residential school and a complaint was lodged by the parents of the victim the next day, they said. One of the four...

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    GOT's Lord Varys is now an actual spider species along with six other famed characters

    In real life, spiders can scare the living daylights out of many people. In reel- life they've been portrayed as wise guardians, scary mythical beasts and even friends. In what could be a way to warm the world to these eight-legged, mysterious creatures seven new spider species discovered in Brazil have been named after characters from literary classics -...

    • 3 days ago
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    Initiative by a Chennai-based cafe has changed the lives of these acid attack survivors

    If I was given the chance to spend my Sunday evening wherever I wanted, I'd choose to go to Writer's Café in Chennai! And not just because I can pick up a good book from their library and read it in peace or because I'd want to chow down on their yummy food. I'd go there because dining there would also mean that I get to support an acid...

    • 5 days ago

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