What's happening at Azim Premji Foundation

The State of India’s Environment’: Reflecting its Underdevelopment? by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

A major part of my early academic career was used to study issues of environment and sustainable development. I could not devote much time to these issues after joining Azim Premji Foundation in 2011, due to the involvement in studies on education and development, in general.

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Graphic bodies : picturing feminised pathology, narrating resistance by Neeraja Sundaram, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, June 2017

This article studies three graphic memoirs by women, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen, Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles and Leah Hayes’ Not Funny Ha-Ha, to explore the use of the graphic form in the narrating of an experience of illness.

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Limitations of standardized tests by Anurag Behar, Livemint, August 2017

Very little of the testing in our education system serves the student or her learnings

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Does Citizenship Abate Class? : Evidence and Reflections from a South Indian City by Siddharth Swaminathan, Economic and Political Weekly, August 2017

Drawing on data from a large household survey in Bengaluru, this paper explores the quality of urban citizenship.

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There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry the caste attribute whether they reject it explicitly or not.

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Inspiring teachers to become the best minds by S V Manjunath, Bfirst.in, August 2017

SV Manjunath shares his experience about the ongoing revamped teacher professional development process in Karnataka

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The sordid tale of teacher education in India by Anurag Behar, Livemint, August 2017

The MHRD and NCTE have begun a complete and methodical overhaul of the teacher education system, from its regulatory to its educational aspects

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Govt, NGOs can be an ideal match by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, August 2017

He was a relatively young IAS officer in charge of education in a large state. Very energetic and action-oriented. We ..

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Graphic Bodies:Picturing Feminised Pathology, Narrating Resistance, by Neeraja Sundaram, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, August 2017

This article studies three graphic memoirs by women, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen, Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles and Leah Hayes’ Not Funny Ha-Ha, to explore the use of the graphic form in the narrating of an experience of illness.

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Aadhaar and multiple identity disorder by Rajendran Narayanan, Business Standard, July 2017

What is primarily required is political and administrative will for effective delivery of services.

Aadhaar and multiple identity disorder by Rajendran Narayanan, Business Standard, July 2017

What is primarily required is political and administrative will for effective delivery of services.

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Aadhaar Card, Waiver of Farm Loans and `Good’ Governance by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

I have no serious problem with Aadhaar or a unique identification number or a biometric identification system if it is implemented by knowing and admitting its limitations.

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