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31 July 2014
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DEVELOPMENT
Should Modi now steer India towards Gujarat?

The Gujarat development model has been widely credited with the potential to change India’s future. As the new government completes a month in power, Ramesh Menon stresses the need to seriously question if it is really one that should be replicated in every Indian state.

Economy Health GUJARAT States

ELECTION RESULTS 2014
A dream come true, but can it seed another?
The overwhelming mandate won by the BJP under Narendra Modi has led to continuing upward rally in the markets, but can it also inspire similar cheer in the social space? Shankar Jaganathan remains optimistic.
Elections Government opinions Health OP-ED

POLL PROMISES
How parties are wooing the young voter
The 2014 elections will go down as one of the most exciting in the history of the Indian democracy and the huge number of voters among the youth could well emerge to be the real game-changers. Tanvi Bhatikar looks at the manifestos of the three main parties to see what they have to lure young voters.
Elections Economy Government

ICDS SCHEME
Why Bihar’s child is different from Himachal’s
The Integrated Child Development Services scheme was launched to address the nutrition, health and learning needs of all children below six years of age. Ankita Aggarwal shares findings from a survey that point to the huge variations in implementation and effectiveness.
Child health Children Government

GAPS IN EDUCATION
The real and present threat to our future
India is at a turning point and needs a holistic education system to meet the requirements and expectations of various existing and emerging sectors. Unless there is a revamp, our youngsters have a bleak future, says Ramesh Menon
Labour Issues Curricula

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION
A school for me too
The Nanagu Shaale programme of a Karnataka-based NGO shows why the national Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan's provision of home-based education for children with special needs may in practice defeat the ideological objective of inclusion. Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya reports.
Education Law and Policy Disability KARNATAKA

TRIBAL REALITIES
Helping Pardhi children aim for the sun
While state atrocities against Pardhi communities show few signs of abatement, a small school in Mahadev Basti in Usmanabad, Maharashtra brings a ray of hope. Shirish Khare reports.
Adivasis MAHARASHTRA Society

THE OTHER INDIA
Ballia: Chasing elusive dreams
Lack of development and unmet aspirations in India's villages and small towns not only raise the pressures arising from rural-urban migration, but also trigger an overall sociological malaise that is so difficult to dispel. Puja Awasthi reports from Ballia in eastern Uttar Pradesh, a stark example.
Livelihood Economy U.P. Society

OPINION
Why India needs an alternative model of development
Apathetic, inefficient government and mindless pursuit of Western consumerist ideals by a few have brought India's marginalized millions to a state where the judiciary has to intervene to enforce the most basic of rights. Often, without effect, as Sakuntala Narasimhan finds.
Government Opinions

STUDENT POLITICS IN WB
Shielding campuses from violence
Violence during college union elections, the death of a protesting 22-year-old student in police custody and a resultant chain of events have led to earnest debates in West Bengal over whether students should stay away from active politics. Promona Sengupta explores the reality underlying prevailing sentiments.
WEST BENGAL Society

MUSLIM MARGINALISATION
A good school for Maqbool
The refrain of late has been that a Muslim middle class is developing, implying that Muslims are beginning to do well in the country. Why, then, is it so hard to find Muslim children in elite schools, asks Firdaus Ahmed.
Firdaus Ahmed OP-ED Society

MISSING INPUTS
CAG finds gaps in Arunachal education
While the infusion of SSA funds has helped the State make considerable progress on many counts, there is still much to be done, to ensure all the necessary inputs flow to the schools. Himanshu Upadhyaya reports.
Public Funds

LEARNING OUTCOMES
Struggling to go beyond the basics
Sikkim leads the nation in per-student expenditure by quite some distance, but bureaucratic hurdles to progress common elsewhere are to be found here too. Himanshu Upadhyaya reports.
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EARLIER ARTICLES

Tamilnadu's striking progress in welfare
Funding at a snail's pace
Universal education, minimal learning
Uniform, but unworkable
The Reservation syndrome
Focus on learning outcomes
The big fight over RTE
Unlearning the untruths
Imperiling public education
A drama on campus
Still wielding the cane
The knowledge economy and the knowledge society
A serpent in paradise
Manipur schools closure: boycott enters third month
Poor parents pushing children into English schools
Many bridges to cross for children in Krishnagiri
From awareness campaigns to real change
In 2009, bonded and bundled out of school
The chancellors' vice
Alarming malnutrition pushing children out of school - I
Calcutta HC steps in against corporal punishment
Alternative advantage, shackled by regulation
Zip through class V, drop out at class X
Kerala revises controversial school textbook
Higher education: The underbelly of privatisation
Children in the crossfire
Learning loss and the education bureaucracy
School textbook issue spirals into political row
Pushed over the edge
A creeping insularity
Fighting to learn in their language
Missing chapter in history of universal schooling
Assessment to action: The example of ASER
Unwilling learners pose special problems
Know disaster, no disaster
Pioneering library sparks volunteerism
Children fix their own schools
The Dr Watson problem
Snakes and Ladders arming children against disasters
Jointly-owned job orientation
What price, education?
Tripura focuses on education for tribals
A toolkit for development reports
Their secret status and a risky schooling
Tripura promotes Kok-Borok in tribal schools
For street children, a pot-holed path to learning
Laureates meet: reminder to shackled Indian sciences
Caste discrimination persisting in U.P. schools
In conflict zone, a battle to secure futures
Catalysing rural jobs through targeted training
State of Muslim education in Kerala
Training in local languages key for new jobs
Assam's high schools and colleges - a mixed bag
School choice looms for poor students
People's school for water literacy
Courses and jobs aplenty, but students uncertain
Wanting to study, daring to dream
Bringing disabled kids back to school
Funded, controlled, and run aground
First class, against all odds
Many distractions hurt UP's SSA
Polishing away their futures
Attendance up, but penetration poor
Sex education and survival tools
Hunger persists, attendance record patchy
SSA's acclaim hides many failures
Gujarat's textbooks: Full of biases and errors
The other revolution of 1857
Goa wrestles with language in schools
Segregated and building their own schools
A programme for functional literacy
SSA under the Comptroller's lens
Still suffering, five years after
Are new teaching methods working?
Training the millions left behind
An entitlement with no law
Sitamarhi's lost children
Caste conflict hurting schooling for dalits
School meals make slow progress
New indicators needed to track SSA
All theory and no practice
A mother's touch at school
Pioneering school faces new obstacles
Not by mainstream schools alone
ASER shows measurement matters
Textbooks for change
Government stalling sec. school reforms
"My name is Minu Bora"
Mother tongue or English?
A bridge it is, but to where?
Autonomy comes closer, but debates persist
An instruction set for teachers
The next frontier in education
ASER and beyond
A ciitzens' audit of education
Cry, my beloved school
Included by law, but little else
Right to Education Bill, 2005
Sex education still off the charts
A few chapters short
Discrimination in the name of inclusion
A right full of wrongs
Changing notes of music education
The needs of today, hopes of tomorrow
India's unchecked textbooks racket
Divided by - and in - class
Hopscotch and skipping school
Fading allure of five-star schools
Vital reform agenda for Indian education
Parents' oversight in schools stalled
Majority in the breach
Science education on a slippery path
Who's teaching whom?
Her mind, her country
How fire-safe are our schools?
An hour of your time
Illiteracy begins at home
Swelling support for common schools
Equals in education?
Barriers to girls' education
New stimulus for college education
Kerala sets new education course
UGC begins a new innings
Long and arduous road
Is India Shining?
Toying with science
Danger! Date-expired syllabus
The people's astronomer
Groundswell of support for mid-day meal scheme
Should education be compulsory?
Disturbing teacher migration tremors
Stemming campus violence
Environmental education - revised curricula
Rainbow children : dissolving differences
Eyewitness : Neglect of rural schools
Special or segregated?
Route map : Effective environment education
Narikuravar Education Welfare Society
Keeping kids from killing kilns
An hour of your time
Liberalization, literacy, governance
The movement for inclusive education
Our own schools
Rising Stress on Liberal Arts Education
Restored from the ruins
A balwadi in every village
Rural development through education
 

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