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Devi Kar

Devi Kar | Educational activism of a different kind is needed

Educators have observed to their satisfaction that many examination reforms were necessitated by the current Covid-19 pandemic

13 Jan 2021 11:22 AM

Devi Kar | Prepare kids for future as worries rise amidst COVID

It is such a difficult time for school-leavers that the past seems unnaturally alluring while the future looks pretty grim

20 Nov 2020 11:06 AM

Devi Kar | Surprising outcomes as schooling goes ‘virtual’ in COVID times

Online schooling was generally vilified, and it was felt that the already poor state of school education in India was now in shambles

03 Oct 2020 6:46 PM

Devi Kar | Learning virtually: Key is to keep kids engaged

The pursuit of higher studies involving admission procedures of colleges and entry into various professional courses will be very different

22 Jul 2020 5:52 PM

Devi Kar: The shape of schooling in a post-corona world

The free reading material, courses and resources that are on offer will probably habituate many students and teachers to learning online

01 May 2020 7:35 PM

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‘No feeling is final’ in this string of 12 gripping war stories

In these stories you come face to face with post-traumatic disorders: disorientation, hallucination and relentless insomnia

22 Mar 2020 8:47 PM

Kids, parents, teachers & politics: It’s vital to understand our young

No wonder, parents heave a sigh of relief when the long summer vacation finally comes to an end.

13 Feb 2020 5:46 AM

Multi-tasking vs single-tasking: Why we need both

First, experts have pointed out that it is impossible for the human mind to attend to several things at the same time.

06 Jan 2020 2:28 AM

Tender, funny memories of a mighty Amma

Murugan has mastered the art of making the ordinary extraordinary.

05 Jan 2020 2:17 AM

What we need in all walks of life: Competence, and a fine balance

Curiously, all these three words can be used to describe parenting and teaching today.

13 Dec 2019 2:06 AM

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The power and pathos of Sonagachi’s mysterious world

Golapi’s husband and in-laws sold her off to an agent so that he could marry a woman who would bring in a hefty dowry.

24 Nov 2019 8:14 AM

It’s time to remind children they have duties too!

Many of the “privileged” children that I come across have a well-entrenched sense of entitlement.

30 Oct 2019 1:39 AM

Grim, moving stories alter your worldview

The trouble is that India has never really known how to address poverty by delivering quality education to the poor.

20 Sep 2019 2:12 AM

A ‘vacuum’ in education: We need to teach kids, not just hold exams

Many resourceful young people feel the need to enhance and enrich the education that is being dished out in schools.

13 Aug 2019 12:05 AM

Our schools really need to nurture the individual abilities of children

In order to understand the problem, let us first visit the need for standardisation.

20 Jul 2019 12:15 AM

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The lessons our schoolkids may draw from India’s elections, but shouldn’t

However, one aspect of today’s public speaking brings home the fact that Indians are no longer self-conscious about the way they speak English.

10 May 2019 12:41 AM

Make schools safer for kids: Stop the bullying right now!

Teachers must have their antennae up at all times and they must remember that punishing the bully is not the solution.

18 Apr 2019 5:38 AM

Invest in primary teachers, kids’ future at stake

By paying a pittance to our primary level teachers, we are succeeding in driving away much needed talent from this section.

07 Mar 2019 12:08 AM

Let’s focus on the well-being of our young people

In order to make our country a happier place, we must focus on the well-being of children first as this would have a long-term impact on their lives.

23 Jan 2019 1:24 AM

Disagreement, dissent, disobedience are vital

I don’t know why I didn’t get into serious trouble but I used to teach my pupils the value of disobedience.

30 Nov 2018 12:35 AM

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