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Board Exams from February 15

Big year of change for Education
With CBSE and NCERT mired in controversy after controversy, the Human Resource Development Ministry has at last begun defining clearly the roles of the two prime agencies that control school education in India. As a result the wings of both these agencies have been clipped somewhat and their overlapping, allencompassing powers too.
The ministry is also of the view that CBSE should concentrate only on its mandate— examination and affiliation of schools. As such, the Central Board of Secondary Education has been asked to stop publication of textbooks. The task of publishing those textbooks..
Board Exams from February 15

Medium matters as it takes me closer to booklovers

Murali Kannadasan: Poet Kannadasan (24 June 1927 – 17 October 1981) was heralded as
I was born a year after my grandfather had passed away, precisely on the day the family was about to do the 1st year of the passing-away rituals. one of the most important writers in the Tamil language in the 1960s and ’70s and Tamil Nadu’s Poet Laureate. It is a great privilege to be born to a great poet’s family. There are pros and cons but I eventually learned to live with it. Until I was 20+ I never really realised the grand stature of my grandfather. It was when I left for my Masters in Marketing in Melbourne..
Medium matters as it takes me closer to booklovers

Vidyarthi Award for Baldeo Sharma

Baldeo Bhai Sharma, Chairman of National Book Trust, has been awarded the prestigious Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for the year 2015. President of India Pranab Mukherjee presented him the award consisting of a Certificate, a Shawl and an amount of Rs 5 lakh at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on 30 May. The award is given for excellence in Journalism.
Noted writer, journalist and social thinker, Baldeo Bhai Sharma has served as Editor of prestigious dailies such as Dainik Swadesh, Dainik Bhaskar, Amar Ujala etc. Appointed Editor of the national weekly Panchjanya in 2008, Sharma served there till 2013. Thereafter, he served as Editor of the daily National Duniya. He has..
Vidyarthi Award for Baldeo Sharma

Wake up CBSE: Brand value at stake!

professionals, and they will tell you the school they went to, and the books they studied. A further irony: these professionals include those presently in power, now proposing new structures within the education framework!
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Gift books instead of bouquets

Shortly after inaugurating the Kochi Metro rail service on 18 June, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a gathering at the launch of PN Panicker National Reading Day, saying that people should give each other a book instead of bouquet. ‘I appeal to people to give a book instead.. Read More

Hilton on first India tour

A usually quiet and quaint Cafe Turtle just above the famous Full Circle Bookstore in Greater Kailash turned into a haven for bibliophiles in the city on a breezy Tuesday evening when L S Hilton launched her second.. Read More

Urvashi Butalia features in documentary screened in Kerala film fest

Urvashi Butalia features in documentary screened in Kerala film fest

Tenth International Documentary and Short Film festival of Kerala (IDSFFK) had some interesting short films and documentaries lined up for the entertainment of film aficionados and general spectators alike. But one documentary which struck a chord with a number of readers who grew up in the 80s and 90s..
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Delhiites favour these human books to cricket

Delhiites favour these human books to cricket

Someone has rightly said, ‘Nothing compares to a beautiful conversation with a beautiful mind’. With an aim to establish a new means of social change and discuss the marginalised communities Innov 8, Connaught Place came up with..
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Free books on Delhi metro

If you were delighted by recent videos of Harry Potter star Emma Watson leaving free feminist books on the New York City Subway and the London Underground, there’s now a similar project underway closer home.. Read More