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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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Teachers deserve trust and support by Anurag Behar, Livemint, October 2017

Teachers need trust and support, because their role is creative, complex and challenging

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Evolution of Cluster-level monthly meetings as a Forum for Continuous Professional Development of Teachers

This paper aims to describe and analyse experiences in four clusters of Uttarakhand  where sustained efforts of the CRCCs, teachers and members of the Foundation have revitalised cluster-level monthly meetings and created a teacher-owned space for academic dialogue.

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Book Review: Jean Drèze’s 'Sense And Solidarity: Jholawala Economics for Everyone', Rightly Underscores Ethics And Social Norms by Alex Thomas, October 2017

Jean Drèze is a familiar name for social science students and researchers. His contributions unarguably have helped improve the state of social programmes in India and have motivated several students to take up social research.

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Book Review: R. Srivatsan. 2015. Seva, Saviour and State: Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development by Malini Bhattacharjee, October 2017

R. Srivatsan. 2015. Seva, Saviour and State: Caste Politics, Tribal Welfare and Capitalist Development. New Delhi: Routledge. xiv + 198 pp. Notes, bibliography, index. `695 (hardback). DOI: 10.1177/0069966717713408

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The relevance of regional language in teaching by Anurag Behar, September 2017

In teaching, the default medium of instruction should be the large regional language

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Reforms in teacher preparation: Have we missed the bus? by Manjunath S V., September 2017

Assessing the scenario of pre-service teacher education in Karnataka post-2014 reforms

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Indian Middle Class: Richer but neither Modern nor Liberal by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, September 2017

There is an expectation that it is the middle class which stands for liberal democracy and for the dignity and freedom of individuals irrespective of their religion, class, caste, gender, race and so on[i].

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ತ್ವರಿತ ರಾಜಕೀಯ, ಮಂದ ಅರ್ಥಲಯ (Twarit rajakeeya, manda arthalaya) by ನಾರಾಯಣ ಎ (Narayan A.), September 2017

ಯಾವುದೇ ದೇಶವಾದರೂ ಸರಿ ಅದಕ್ಕೆ ಅದರ ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆಯ ಕುರಿತು ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ತಿಳಿದಿರುವುದಿಲ್ಲ. ಏನು ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಅರ್ಥವ್ಯವಸ್ಥೆ ಬೆಳೆಯುತ್ತದೆ, ಏನು ಮಾಡಿದರೆ ಅದು ಕುಸಿಯುತ್ತದೆ ಎನ್ನುವುದನ್ನು ಒಂದು ಮಿತಿಯಾಚೆಗೆ ಯಾವ ದೇಶಕ್ಕೂ ತಿಳಿದುಕೊಳ್ಳಲು ಸಾಧ್ಯವಾಗಿಲ್ಲ.

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An appropriate tribute to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan by Anurag Behar, Livemint, September 2017

Karnataka has launched ‘Guru Chetana’, a support system for the professional development of teachers, on Teachers’ Day as a tribute to Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan

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ಅಸಂಗತ ಕಾಲದ ಸಂಗತ ಸ್ವಗತ (Asangtha kalada sangath swagath) by ನಾರಾಯಣ ಎ (Narayan A.)by Prajavani, September 2017

ಸಮಾಜದ ಗಮನ ಸೆಳೆಯುವ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳು ಹೇಗೆ ಆಯಾ ಕಾಲದ ಶಿಶುಗಳೋ ಹಾಗೆಯೇ ಖಾಸಗಿಯೇತರ ಕಾರಣಗಳಿಗಾಗಿ ವ್ಯಕ್ತಿಗಳ ಕೊಲೆ ನಡೆಯುವುದು ಕೂಡಾ ಆಯಾ ಕಾಲದ ಉತ್ಪನ್ನ. ಕೊಲೆಗಳು ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕಾಲದಲ್ಲೂ ಆಗಿವೆ.

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