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India is short of educated people and IITs alone won’t help. But Faiz Ahmed Faiz can

The 1990s’ economic boom lifted many out of poverty but it put India in a situation where two generations have good degrees, but lack good education.

2019 was the year when India’s education system took a backseat under Modi regime

If India wants a $5-trillion economy by 2024, then it must have a knowledge economy. That’s where the draft National Education Policy document enters.
Population explosion in India

Patriotism can’t be defined by how many kids we bear, focus should be on reproductive rights

Without resorting to the language of explosion as Modi did, India needs to reorient its health and education system to empower people to make informed choices.

Have online learning tools like BYJU’S & Khan Academy made tuition centres redundant?

In the last few years, several online learning tools like BYJU’S and Khan Academy have made a splash in the education sector.
Nita Ambani at Dhirubai Ambani International School

India’s elite schools are good enough for the rich and famous, but our colleges aren’t

There’s a whole new universe of elite Indian schools where the rich and illustrious educate their children.

On Camera

Representational image | Beef steak | Pixabay

Meat-lover who wants to save the planet? 3D printed steaks are your solution

It can take up to 15,000 litres of water to produce a single kilogram of beef. But there is now a growing amount of interest in meat alternatives.
Representational image of Union finance ministry | ANI

This is what Modi govt wants 3 loss-making insurance firms to do to turn profitable

The Modi govt has attached conditions for its capital infusion into OlCL, NICL and UIICL, focussing on profitability and improving customer service.

Defence

Representational image of an IAF MiG-29 | Photo: Wikipedia

IAF gets night-flying capability at Leh for MiG-29s, force sees it as a ‘game-changer’

The new capability will allow IAF to conduct full-spectrum operations at the LAC on short notice, given Leh’s proximity to it.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Uttar Pradesh is India’s broken heartland, break it into 4 or 5 states

Uttar Pradesh, our largest state by population and most powerful, is also the worst governed. A state with 1-in-6 Indians has no hope because of its size.