‘Did my ma’am teach me wrong?’ Misspelled words in TV ads leave children confused

To sound unique, companies tweak spellings of words Kolkata: An increased use of misspelled words by companies in advertisements has left questions in children’s minds. Aarin, a seven-year-old boy who was watching television with his father, saw an advertisement and promptly asked his father: “Why are there two Ws in the spelling of grow? Did our ma’am […]

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Madrasa Students In Bengaluru Are Stuck With A Bleak Future

Without proper infrastructure or syllabus, madrasa students in Bangalore are caught in a trap. Bangalore: In the afternoon, the streets of Shivaji Nagar are brimming with activity. A few scrap dealers wipe their brows of the Bengaluru humidity, awaiting customers. The food shop at the front of the road prepares flatbreads for the upcoming lunch […]

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A year of education lapse, thanks to digital divide

With limited or no means to continue their learning, slum children skip a year’s education.     The pandemic highlights how digital divide could halt education, the most basic necessity of Bangalore’s slums’ upgrading. The schools have remained shut due to the onset of the pandemic. They were shut until December 2020, when the Karnataka government […]

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The suffering of teachers amidst pandemic

Teachers have been suffering since the past one year from salary to health. Ahmedabad: The Covid-19 pandemic has disrupted the education sector globally. Six million teachers in India work as front-line workers to ensure that the learning continues. When the school switched to online mode, it fell on the shoulders of teachers to learn technical […]

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Covid-19: Students lose one year of schooling

Students are not able to recall whatever was taught to them in schools during the pre-Covid era and their books remain intact. Bengaluru: Ganesha, a seven years old child took at least two minutes to recall the word written in his second standard English book, then he recognized and mumbled ‘motorbike’ in My House Chapter. […]

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Disconnected: Children With Neurological Disabilities Lose Out On Education

Lack of resources are affecting children with disabilities during this pandemic, as many face learning loss and a decrease in their social skills. Six-year-old Kabir was diagnosed with autism when he was two years old. Antara Roy Chowdhury, his mother had then given up her job to attend to him. “We came to know about […]

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Indians who enrolled in Canada varsities in 2020 are stranded

Travel ban came after they had made bookings. Gujarat: Several students who were to leave for Canada are now left stranded due to ban on flights from India. Alpa Agath, a student, said: “A few universities in Canada have a rule that if a student studies more than half of a course from outside the […]

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“Schools on wheel” yet to hit the roads

BBMP introduces a bridge course for the underprivileged children but the delay in the survey of street kids holds back the initiative. Bangalore: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahangara Palike (BBMP) introduced a scheme named “School on wheel” which was to start at the end of February. However, even after a month, the initiative has not rolled […]

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A Hard Line between Merit and Skills for Engineering Students

Only 49 percent of engineers have employable talent according to the India Skill Report 2020. Bengaluru: Engineering students are finding it difficult to prove their merit in the industry. Many students struggle to find jobs even after graduating due to lack of employable talent.  Aditya Singh Nandawat, a final year engineering student said that the […]

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