NAAC ex-director: Poor funding impacts education

Former National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) director VS Prasad has said that lack of systematic distribution of funds to educational institutions is the prime reason behind the fall in educational standards in the country. ‘Over 35 million students are getting educated from over 800 universities across the country in each academic year,’ he said. He was speaking at the two-day seminar organised by PB Siddhartha College in association with Andhra Pradesh State Council of Higher Education on national education policy.n his keynote address, Prasad said that the Read More..

Teenager develops education application during vacation

Bringing general knowledge to your fingertips, a computer science student from Nashik has developed a cell phone application for the same and will soon add the whole course of common entrance test (CET) to it after his App got 570 users in three days and over 3,700 conversations per day. Apurva Muthe, a firstyear student from Weber State University in the US, developed the app during his vacation in his home town. Initially, he thought of developing the Tinker Bot App only for general knowledge.Read More..

A refreshing break!

Marking her entry into the literary circle, 7-year old Vaimitra Chandrasehar’s first book Take a Break was launched amidst much excitement at the Odyssey book store, Adyar, Chennai. The Chief Guests for the event, who also released the book, were Janaki Sabesh, a media professional and a character artist in Tamil and Telugu movies, and Vidyashankar Guru, Founder and CEO of OnlySuccess Learning Technologies. Also present at the launch was Dhushyanth Gunashekar, Founder & Creative Head, Crea-Shakthi School of Drama. The young and chirpy author… Read More..

The great indian literary festival

The Great Indian Literature Festival, which took place in Udaipur between 3-5 March, was quite a departure from the other some 150 literature festivals which have cropped up across India over the last decade or so. The inception of TGILF was done under the vision to specifically position itself as a literature festival, which for the first time ‘discusses only literature and not cater to the glamour of celebrities in the garb of literature’, as put by Amit Shankar, the founder of the festival. Their motive was simple—have a platform to discuss and celebrate Indian literature and its many regional tenets, while also promoting young writers by mentoring them through the festival. There were sessions lined up to discuss a host of issues ranging from literature in cinema to exploring the dying art of writing, from Read More..

Celebrating Int’l Women’s Day

Bloomsbury India and Global Women’s Group (GWG) launched the heart-warming and inspiring new anthology Awaken the Magic Within at the Vice President’s residence in New Delhi on March 8 2017 on the occasion of International Women’s Day. The book was launched by the Honourable Vice President Hamid Ansari in the presence of Salma Ansari who has written the foreword for the book and has also been instrumental in the making of this anthology. Awaken the Magic Within is a Read More..

@ Hindi Mahotsav

‘Hindi and English media writing obituary of language’

A dedicated festival to Hindi—its poetry, prose, moods, music, ethos, conventions and innovations—was on display at the two-day Hindi Mahotsav 2017 that took place at Delhi’s Indraprastha College, in collaboration with one of the biggest publishers in Hindi, Vani Prakashan. The Principal Baabli Moitra Saraf said on the occasion, ‘I hope this association between Indraprastha College and Vani Foundation will act Read More..

A high octane book launch

Sethu’s The Saga of Muziris was launched at the Kochi Muziris Biennale site by Sudershan Shetty, Curator of the Biennale. PJ Cherian, former Director, KCHR and Leader of the Pattanam Excavations presided over the function and Nirmalkanti Bhattacharya, former Regional Secretary of the Sahitya Akademi and former Director of the National Book Trust, Delhi presented the book to the audience. The occasion was made even more special with the chance arrival of Eliahu Bezalel, Read More..

Bill to make Gita study compulsory

In a bid to educate kids on Hindu tradition in terms of both literature and philosophy, a bill to provide compulsory teaching of Bhagavad Gita, a 700-verse Hindu scripture in Sanskrit that is part of the Hindu Read More..

The way forward for Pakistan

HarperCollins Publishers India has acquired the world rights to publish Reimagining Pakistan: Transforming a Dysfunctional Nuclear State by renowned author and intellectual, Husain Haqqani. Speaking about this upcoming book, Haqqani says, ‘Salman Rushdie described Pakistan as a ‘poorly imagined country’. Given the country’s myriad problems I thought it was time to reimagine the idea of Pakistan, as one that takes the country forward rather Read More..

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