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EXPENSIVE PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Of teetotaller parents and roomy houses

“Nobody from Delhi is actually from Delhi” — is an oft-quoted fact that defines the pulse of the city. However, this does not apply to a...»

The great seat chase

There are far many more students than there are seats in 'prominent' schools. The cost of education in private schools is soaring, and admis »

Top Hyderabad schools look the other way

Notorious for violating admissions norms, the sought-after schools in Hyderabad appear not to care much for the Right to Education (RTE)...»

Crippled by lack of clear directives

Lack of directives on implementation of several clauses of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009, has a...»

Unending race, a promise unkept

Ask M.V. Deepa of Chennai who is set to admit her son into LKG about the ‘admission season,’ and she feverishly recalls how she and her h...»


Public Health Policies and the Tobacco Industry

A law making it mandatory for health warnings to cover 85 per cent of the total display area on packages of tobacco products was put on hold in March, five days before it was to take effect. In this article, Aparna Ravi calls for the implementation of internationally accepted guidelines to protect public health policies from being influenced by the vested interests of the tobacco industry by taking proactive measures to address conflicts of interest. Read more. »

The then Pakistan President Ayub Khan said in a broadcast that India’s "threats against Pakistan" could lead to "general and total war".

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