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Children studying

Why children may be the silent victims of coronavirus

The most consequential effects of this Covid crisis for children are likely to come from two areas: Health and education.
Representational image | A research assistant at the artificial heart development laboratory at Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur | Photo: Sumit Dayal | Bloomberg

Johns Hopkins to Peking — Universities are at forefront of COVID-19 fight. But not in India

Look at the website of any top science and medicine college in India, and you won’t see coronavirus updates. DU wants students to wash hands, but taps run dry.
Khasis

Cultural artillery, Christianity, education: How the British & missionaries Westernised Khasis

In 'White As Milk and Rice', Nidhi Dugar Kundalia writes about how 80% of Khasis today are Christian converts because of the British.
Girls studying in a school

Punjab, Haryana drop 6 ranks on school education index, capital Chandigarh retains top slot

According to the MHRD's Performance Grading Index for 2018-19, Haryana drops to 10th rank from 4th since 2017-18 and Punjab from 7th to 13th.
IIT Delhi campus

IIT-Bombay, IIT-Delhi and 7 others have not had full-time chairman in 2 years

At all these 9 IITs, the director holds the additional post of chairman — a move that contradicts an HRD ministry proposal of 2018.
A classroom in India (representational image)

Building skills: How govts & businesses can help students in school-to-work transitions

No one agency, organisation or sector can address the learning and skills crisis alone. Collaboration between the public sector and businesses is an essential strategy.
A village school in Kerala | Commons

Gurcharan Das wants Indian schools to be ‘free’, Salil Tripathi on a Kafkaesque India

Today’s political, economic & strategic punditry from Gurcharan Das, Salil Tripathi, Kanwal Sibal & many more.
Aligarh Muslim University

Students mustn’t protest? Universities were world spaces till Germany brought in nationalism

Every time campuses such as JNU and Jamia erupt into protests, students are told to study not agitate. But can world ideas be fitted into a nationalist framework?
The teaching of a selective history can't be unlearned within a generation, writes Ammar Rashid

Mushrooms & moss: All students should be taught science like in this Uttarakhand village

There is not a person in Uttarkashi’s education network who has not heard of SS Kharola and his science and maths classes.
A Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

Ambedkar Navodayas, scholarships — Modi govt eyes education sector for Dalit outreach 

Modi govt is considering a proposal to set up 150 Ambedkar Navodaya Vidyalayas, on the lines of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas, for SC students.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.