What's happening at Azim Premji Foundation

Strengthening the foundation of education By Anurag Behar, Livemint, November 2017

Coorg is beautiful. It is a 5-hour drive from Bengaluru. A friend bought land there to build a house. A getaway for long weekends, and perhaps their retirement home. A year after he started building, he wanted advise on solar panels.

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Every public schoolteacher’s wish list for 2018 by Anurag Behar, Livemint, January 2018

Here is the “Every ordinary public schoolteacher’s wish list for 2018,” as a sequel to my previous column.

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How about studying sciences in Kannada? by Manjunath S.V., Bfirst.com, November 2017

Azim Premji University has launched an ambitious initiative to make available quality resource material in Hindi and Kannada through its translations initiative

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The Life of People in Amazonia: The View of an `Indian’ from India By V. Santhakumar, Economics in Action, January 2018

The  presence of native `Indians’ in Amazonia makes the duplication in the title necessary.

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Rural school teachers are trailblazers, ensuring students' scientific temper is not confined to rote-learning by S Giridhar, Firstpost, October 2017

At the upper primary school, Sunali in the hills of Purola, Chandrabhushan's aim is to help his children make connections between textbooks and the world.

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In Uttarkashi schools, a poem inspires teachers to reflect on classroom interactions, make learning fun for students by S. Giridhar, Firstpost, October 2017

Uttarkashi receives lashings of rain during the monsoon, villages get cut off, the Bhagirathi river turns turgid and it is a time of dangerous landslides as boulders come crashing down the verdant and rugged Garhwal hills.

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When the media goofs up By Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, January 2018

Right from day one of my working life I was required to deal with the media and surrounding communities on behalf of my organisation. And quite early I realised the power of the media as well as its nature as a double-edged weapon.

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ಮೈ ಲಾರ್ಡ್ಸ್! ಸತ್ಯ ಇಷ್ಟೇನಾ? (My lords! satya isthena?) By Narayana A., Prajavani, January 2018

ಈ ದೇಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಕೊನೆಗೆ ಇದನ್ನೂ ನೋಡಬೇಕಾಯಿತು. ಸಮಸ್ತ ಜಗಳಗಳ ನ್ಯಾಯಾನ್ಯಾಯ ನಿರ್ಣಯಿಸುವ ಭಾರತದ ಸುಪ್ರೀಂ ಕೋರ್ಟ್‌ನ ನ್ಯಾಯಮೂರ್ತಿಗಳು ಜಗಳವಾಡುವುದನ್ನು ನೋಡಬೇಕಾಯಿತು..

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Adam Smith on the Philosophy and Provision of Education By Alex M. Thomas, Journal of Interdisciplinary Economics, November 2017

This article examines the views of Adam Smith on the philosophy and provision of education.

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Research needs public support to prosper by Anurag Behar, Livemint, October 2017

India cannot progress to its potential of building a good society without high-quality research

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Long-run trends in rural wages by Amit Basole, Livemint, October 2017

The collapse and stagnation of rural wages over the past few years deserves a closer look than it has received thus far

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Political situation in South Africa, Brazil, Bolivia and Venezuela: A View from India by V. Santhakumar, Economics in Action, October 2017

My essays often discuss the economic and social under-development in India and the lessons that the country may learn from others. For a change, let me focus on another issue in this essay.

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