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Soccer for Child Rights at Kolkata

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CRY championed the importance of child education through the beautiful game, football, on Saturday (Nov 26) at the Mohun Bagan Athletic Club Football Ground. The tournament was organised by CRY – Child Rights and You, in association with Genius Consultants Ltd. This match celebrated love for football took a new turn and became a platform for ensuring children across […]

Demonetisation: Commoners Face Unending Troubles but Where are the Deep Pockets!

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder, an eminent economist, is the Professor of Economics at GB Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. He was the Professor and Head of the Centre for Development Studies, Central University of Bihar, Patna. He has published nine books, 69 research papers, 32 chapters,15 review articles and was invited to lectures at premier institutes and universities over 50 times. He has 85 papers published in various seminars and conferences.
He also worked in research projects for Planning Commission (India), World Bank, ICSSR (GoI), NTPC, etc. A meritorious student, Bhaskar was the Visiting Scholar in MSH, Paris under Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme. He loves speed, football and radical ideology.
Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Randomness seems to be inbuilt in our system. While the honest, pious middleclass, deposited huge amounts of money, collectively, standing in unending queues, those with loads of money were nowhere to be seen. The rich – read Deep Pockets – possibly have other means at their disposal. The arbitrariness of the class divide was once again sharp when […]

No Girls are Safe in the Badlands of India!

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Prof. Bhaskar Majumder, an eminent economist, is the Professor of Economics at GB Pant Social Science Institute, Allahabad. He was the Professor and Head of the Centre for Development Studies, Central University of Bihar, Patna. He has published nine books, 69 research papers, 32 chapters,15 review articles and was invited to lectures at premier institutes and universities over 50 times. He has 85 papers published in various seminars and conferences.
He also worked in research projects for Planning Commission (India), World Bank, ICSSR (GoI), NTPC, etc. A meritorious student, Bhaskar was the Visiting Scholar in MSH, Paris under Indo-French Cultural Exchange Programme. He loves speed, football and radical ideology.
Prof. Bhaskar Majumder

Bhaskar talks of the regularity of girls’ assaults, repetitively, in our society that shows that something is terribly wrong in the upbringing of the boys, be it inside their houses, during childhood and adolescence, or in schools, colleges and elsewhere. State laws might have failed to curb this ugly, animalistic power, publicly revealed by living beings that see and celebrate, […]

Technology Helped Learning for the Special Needs Children

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

A tablet was issued to the students and their education became part virtual and part pen and paper. It was huge transition for parents and for some children too. But most of the children, especially those with disabilities found it easier to participate in class activities. Those with physical disabilities did not need to write their answers. Software […]

The Public Library System in America: Actualising the Right to Read

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

The public library is one of the systems, which is supported with the tax payers’ money. The government has given the country an incredible place to read, listen and grow. Every community across the country has a public library, which carters to the likes of a child to that of an elder. There are people attached to a […]

Lessons from the Borg

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar

Uday Biradar is a software professional based out of Mumbai. He works in the Oil & Gas industry creating software products that monitor critical machinery and keep them running. Outside of work, Uday likes to travel and trek the sahyadri ranges near Mumbai. He likes to share wada-pav, chai and laughter with friends.
Uday Biradar

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In a slightly different take this week, we look at some team dynamics and emotions that are part and parcel of a corporate team building products. We also consider how to drive negativity out so that we can use the passion and energy to achieve our goals. Uday reveals the intricacies of the team dynamics, in the weekly […]

Learning to Read and Write all over Again for Autistic Children

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita C. Roy

Anumita Chatterjee Roy is an artist at heart. She has an eye for the unusual. Her naturescapes make her the quintessential Romantic. She paints, is passionate about photography, creates word images in her verses and loves to write. She cooks delicacies and is a foodie. Born in India, she was brought up in several countries. These strengthened the global citizen in her. She now lives in the Columbus, Ohio, with her husband and two sons.
Anumita C. Roy

As a special needs mother, Anumita shares some of the major learning challenges that Autistic children face. Teaching is adapted according to their special needs. As a parent she had to unlearn traditional pedagogy to learn invaluable lessons all over again. In this in-depth analysis she explains the left-right brain conflict, use of different coloured beads and the […]

Children are Smarter than we Imagine

Aparna Bose

Aparna is a postgraduate in Business Management and a diploma holder in Mass Communication, who chose to pursue the most coveted career as a homemaker after a brief stint with print media. She is a woman bestowed with the new found freedom in expressing her wavering thoughts in weaving the ethereal and sometimes her surreal mind into words. She resides in Kolkata (India) and besides writing she is successfully running her food venture.

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Aparna, a friend of our Managing Editor, Anumita, read a trending article by her. This is what she said, in her Facebook Timeline: “I have to thank you @ Anumita Chatterjee Roy for the article you wrote about your children, on learning to unlearn, Confessions of a Special Needs Mother. Must say, I drew immense strength to write this piece from […]

How to Support Visually Impaired Children in Schools

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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Visual impairment is fairly common in autistic children. Others too might have visual impairment. Sarika, a UK-based special needs teacher, gives us useful tips to help such children in schools. “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched that must be felt with the heart” ~ Helen Keller Visual impairment is a permanent […]

Dr Sayeda Hameed Concerned about Improper Implementation of RTE

Different Truths New Service

Different Truths New Service

DTNS stands for our stingers and reporters spread out in select cities, all over the world. The webzine, Different Truths, is fully responsible for the accuracy of the reports published under the DTNS byline.In all other reports, which bear the names of the authors/contributors/columnists, the views expressed are those of that particular author whose byline is mentioned in the report/feature/column.
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Caritas India and PVCHR jointly organised a national interface on ‘Reality of Implementation of Right to Education Act’. The chief guest, Dr Sayeda Hameed, former Member Planning Commission expressed her deep concern about the apathy and failure to implement the RTE. Sixty participants from various social organisations participated in it. Here’s a report. Caritas India in joint collaboration […]

RTE: Empowering Girls through Education in Bihar

Different Truths New Service

Different Truths New Service

DTNS stands for our stingers and reporters spread out in select cities, all over the world. The webzine, Different Truths, is fully responsible for the accuracy of the reports published under the DTNS byline.In all other reports, which bear the names of the authors/contributors/columnists, the views expressed are those of that particular author whose byline is mentioned in the report/feature/column.
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PVCHR Vanarasi and Caritas India joined hands to organise a state-level interface on ‘Reality of Implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in Bihar’. The students of Musahar community staged a play. Here’s a report. PVCHR Vanarasi and Caritas India jointly organised a state level interface on ‘Reality of Implementation of Right to Education Act in Bihar’, on […]

How to Cope with Physical Impairment and Cerebral Palsy in Special Needs Children?

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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Sarika looks in the challenges of Differently Abled or Special Needs children. She tells us how to identify such a child and details what schools must do. Here’s a detailed guideline. “Children with disabilities are like butterflies with a broken wing. They are as beautiful as all the rest but, need a little help spreading their wings!” […]

A day in a Madrasa

Nirmal Kumar Paudel

Nirmal Kumar Paudel

Nirmal Kumar Paudel has more than five years experience as a human rights activist in Nepal. He is currently working with Informal Sector Service Center (INSEC) as a facilitator. He has worked in various areas including current affairs, health, food and educational rights, peace building, local development, good governance youth and other related issues. He completed his post-graduation in Sociology.As a FK Fellow he is in India working with PVCHR Vanarasi.
Nirmal Kumar Paudel

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Nirmal, a human rights activist, had a firsthand experience of working in a Madrasa, in Varanasi. He recounts his experiences to Different Truths. In 2008, PVCHR worked with Madrasa to enhance their quality education. Madrasa is a religious education institute in which the Muslims ensure that children acquire the knowledge of Islam, along with skill-based knowledge. Madrasas are […]

Fake Universities Doom Education in India

Ratan Bhattacharjee

Ratan Bhattacharjee

Ratan is a bilingual writer and academician, he isAssociate Professor and head of English literaturein Motijheel College, Kolkata. He is a guest faculty at Rabindra Bharati University and a
member of the advisory board of International Theodore Dreiser Society, USA. He is the founder
director of the Dattani Archive and Research Association (DARA), Kolkata. He edits a journal,
authored several books, published poems and writes for several webzines. His book of love poems for his wife was translated into Assamese. He is also is a social media buff.
Ratan Bhattacharjee

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The Education Mafiosi is turning the temples of learning into education shops. There are 21 fake universities, 340 private institutions run unaccredited courses and merely 4352 universities and colleges, out of 31,000, are accredited. The scenario is grim. Here’s an in-depth report by Ratan. The higher education commission recently released a list of 21 ‘fake universities’. Technical schools […]

The Grim World of Gifted Children

Sarika Sarkar Das

A teacher, day dreamer, random experimental cook and some hit and miss photography, and at last love to call myself a full time mother.

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This article provides an overview of some of the issues relating to talented and gifted children. We should know how to identify gifted and talented children.  Third world and South Asian countries have a long way to go. Here’s an in-depth report by Sarika. “We are all gifted, but we have to discover the gift, […]

Simple Solutions to Complex Problems

R K Dhanvada

He is passionate about empowering people and help them create a pull value.

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  People with simple innovative ideas have been able to bring about huge changes in the lives of others around them. These unsung heroes are seldom talked about in the mainstream media. Here, the author defines intelligence, quoting Prof. Baba Prasad, and tells us how change is possible.   The very definition of intelligence has undergone a […]