Volume 2

By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Jul 7th, 2016
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Government needs to play an active role in encouraging educational institutions in adopting latest technology for teachings and delivering course content It’s not too long back when a classroom meant assignments, blackboards and chalks, heavy duty lectures, etc. Online  education, on the contrary, was like Greek and Latin to most people. Things are a lot different now ...
By GovernanceToday
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Jul 7th, 2016
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Higher or tertiary education has been in thick of news over last few weeks, albeit for wrong reasons. There  is tussle between Delhi University teachers and University Grants Commission (UGC) over leaching load of college teachers, promotion policy for college teachers is in turmoil, education policy is in news for mostly wrong reasons and IIM Bill is again stuck in tr...
By GovernanceToday
In Governance Watch
Jun 28th, 2016
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The use or misuse of  MPLADS fund remains a serious concern as it amounts to refusal of  timely intervention by the people’s representatives Lekshmi Parameswaran Ever imagined what it is to be a toothless lion? Endowed with the powerful exterior but lacking the strength to  win crucial battles? The case of the Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme popularl...
By GovernanceToday
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Jun 28th, 2016
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Ramesh Kumar Raja              Monsoon hits Kerala first and the southern Indian state on the Malabar Coast receives  excessive rains during the season. But what follows next brings misery to the residents. Water logging and flooding at various places, including the capital city Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum) which is severely hit, throw the normal life out of gear in...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Jun 28th, 2016
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Lekshmi Parameswaran Like the one rotten mango that can spoil a bag full of ripe mangoes, a negative connotation is enough to rob a  word of its meaning. Poverty is one such word that has been reduced to the narrowest definition possible due to the term exploitation associated with it. The world is yet to see poverty as an opportunity for the policy makers to test thei...
By GovernanceToday
In Cover Story
Jun 24th, 2016
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‘Mukhyamantri Balika Cycle Yojna’ launched by Chief  Minister Nitish Kumar in 2006 may be a modest intervention but is leading to big changes Ramesh Kumar Raja Fourteen-year-old Sulekha Kumari, a daughter of illiterate parents, is confident about pursuing her dream of  becoming a government employee, as reaching school is no longer a problem for her. She pedals around ...
By GovernanceToday
In Issue 9
Jun 24th, 2016
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Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board’s recent initiative to curb air pollution from brick kilns is unlikely to succeed Ramesh Kumar Raja          _ A t a time when an assortment of measures is being taken to rein in air pollution in the national capital, Delhi and its adjoining  areas which constitute the national capital region (NCR), the Uttar Pradesh government’s e...
By GovernanceToday
In Education
Jun 24th, 2016
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India will be one of the youngest nations in the world with almost 140 million individuals in their 20s by the year 2030. India, thus, has  the potential to have one in every four graduates of the world to be a product of Indian higher education system. Education is an essential tool for achieving development and sustainability. In this context the quality of higher ed...
By Sagarika Ranjan
In Issue 9
Jun 24th, 2016
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With just 10 to 20 per cent of  world’s potential tiger habitat of  1.2 million sq km, India possibly harbors over 70 per cent or  more of  world’s tigers Sagarika Ranjan   Everyone is overjoyed as the roars of the wild cats have gone more frequent. India has reportedly registered an  increase in  tiger population. Long-term  efforts of several sections of the society ...
By GovernanceToday
In Art & Culture
Jun 24th, 2016
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Musical Saga in the Making… Sagarika Ranjan “Like most great inventions were a result of some accident, Bajanaama  and the series also just happened,” says Amar Nath Sharma, former civil servant and an ardent music lover. “While strolling down a street in Kolkata, I stumbled upon records that had been dumped at a Kabadi (junk) shop. My passion for music led me to...