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The relevance of Vidyasagar in education: “Indian culture is syncretic in nature” – West Bengal

Suranjan Das, vice-chancellor of Jadavpur University Kolkata Vidyasagar did not want to build India based on religion; instead he wanted India to be the melting pot of all cultures […] Vidyasagar symbolised modernity and he dreamt of India emerging as … Continue reading

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Schools were a distant dream – Tamil Nadu Nomads Federation

It was nothing short of making the impossible possible. The bringing together of various groups of nomadic tribes like the Nari Koravars, Paliyars, Kaatu Naickers, Sholigars, astrologers, palmists, whip dancers, leather puppet showmen circus performers and many itinerant occupational category people … Continue reading

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Call for “opportunities for development available to all individuals”, not remaining silent on the predicaments of the poorest: Amartya Sen

The German Publishers’ and Booksellers’ Association will award the 2020 Peace Prize of the German Book Trade to economist and philosopher Amartya Sen. The Board of Trustees of the ‘Foundation for the Peace prize of the German Book Trade’ has … Continue reading

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Sharing valuable rice varieties with farmers: Biodiversity for the sake of “vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations” – Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Odisha Maharashtra & West Bengal

IN BRIEF India originally possessed some 110,000 landraces of rice with diverse and valuable properties. These include enrichment in vital nutrients and the ability to withstand flood, drought, salinity or pest infestations. The Green Revolution covered fields with a few … Continue reading

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Where the mind is without fear: Accountability essential for democracy

Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high;Where knowledge is free;Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;Where words come out from the depth of truth;Where tireless striving stretches its … Continue reading

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