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'There's no such thing as a poor student -- only poor teaching and curriculum'

'We often celebrate scholastic excellence while ignoring the majority of students who aren't there yet,' Pratham CEO Rukmini Banerji tells Geetanjali Krishna.'It's time we celebrated the......

The Triumph of English, and why it's good for our youth

'No other language can now take its place. English is the language of professional education, which gives you a passport to a bright future,' says T N Ninan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com......

We must fight for those fighting for human rights

'I have been a court reporter for many years and have not seen such blatant suppression of those who are fighting for human rights, suppression of freedom of expression, and linking it to......

Arunachal inches closer to universal school enrolment

Arunachal Pradesh is close to realising universal enrolment with the percentage of children in the age group of 6-14 enrolled in school at 95 or above, five years in a row, according to a survey......

A campaign to promote literacy in India

Pratham USA, the United States arm of Pratham, an international social service network that promotes literacy in India, will launch in April an eight-month campaign to raise awareness among the......

Eight states see decline in govt school enrolments

North-eastern states have led the charge in recording a decline.Ishaan Gera reports. Kindly note the image has been posted only for representational purposes. Photograph: Francis......

What stops India from being a superpower? Poor education

A nation touted at places like the World Economic Forum in Davos a few years ago as an economic superpower in the making is only just beginning to address the problem that only 27 per cent of......

'Unrecognised schools hardly have any teaching'

Today's Budget may well have an allocation for the Right to Education Act that has activists up in arms, but Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal is convinced their fears are......

Google to fund Indian NGOs

Google's philanthropic arm on Friday announced more than $25 million grant for a wide-ranging environmental, energy and poverty combating efforts, including $2 million to Indian NGO 'Pratham' for......

Reservations? Here's an alternative

Bertolt Brecht famously said, "Food first, then morality." The Lalu-Mayawati formula has been "dignity and self-respect first, then. . ." Then what? Lalu and Mayawati deserve great credit for......

Anupam Kher's new role

Anupam Kher tells us about his new role. And no, it's not a filmi one.Anupam Kher, whose career spans nearly 400 films and over 100 plays, has been appointed the goodwill ambassador of the Pratham......

Indian football: ATK end NorthEast's unbeaten run

IMAGE: ATK's Roy Krishna netted a brace including an injury time winner in the ISL match against NorthEast United FC on Sunday. Photograph: ISL/Twitter ATK reclaimed the top spot in the Indian......

Sports Shorts: Kerala win Santosh Trophy after 13 seasons!

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Sunday. IMAGE: The victorious Kerala team. Photograph: AIFF Media Kerala held their nerves to beat Bengal via penalty shootout as......

Football Briefs: 'Wenger should leave Arsenal at the end of season'

'Whether he stays at the end of this season, I could not make a case. I am not sure anyone can. This development of mediocrity has to be arrested.' IMAGE: Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger reacts.......

Sports Shorts: Mumbai rout Delhi in ill-tempered game

A summary of sports events and sports persons, who made news on Friday. IMAGE: Mumbai City FC are on second spot of the ISL table. Photograph: ISL Media Mumbai City FC packed a strong punch to......

Football Briefs: Atletico report Barcelona over Griezmann approach

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann celebrates. Photograph: Sergio Perez /Reuters Atletico Madrid have reported Barcelona to......
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