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Generous Examination Boards

  Kapil Sibal, India’s Human Resource Development Minister, is scandalised by Delhi’s Sri Ram College of Commerce declaring a mark range of 96 to 100 as the cut-off limit for admissions to its Commerce course.  Omar Abdullah, the chief minister … Continue reading

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How parents defeat their children

  My last blog was about how parents can spoil the future of their children.   I’m continuing the same theme today too because I met another teacher today who had a very interesting episode to narrate. A student of his … Continue reading

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The child is more important than the result

  The beginning of the new academic session is an interesting time to watch the parents.  Watch how they react to the results of their children.  I assure you of infinitely illuminating experiences.  But, alas, the victims are always the … Continue reading

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Students and the Future

  During an informal discussion with a group of young students [17-18 years] on Barack Obama’s remark that India is no more an emerging country but an “emerged” one, I mentioned that about 160,000 farmers committed suicide in the “emerged” … Continue reading

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Gospel according to Father Veranani

Reverend Father Cherian Veranani died.  When the information was conveyed to me by my father many years ago, it did not evoke any feelings in me.  Father Veranani was the headmaster of St Sebastian’s School, Vazhithala, where I studied from … Continue reading

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Schools without Exams?

India’s Human Resource Development Minister, Mr Kapil Sibal, intends to do away with Board exams in class X. The reason is that the exams are a source of stress to students. Sibal wants to save young students from suicide arising out of exam-related stress. Continue reading

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