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Improving the sorry state of education in Jammu & Kashmir is a slippery slope

Feb 10, 2016

Improving the sorry state of education in Jammu & Kashmir is a slippery slope

The sorry condition of education in Jammu and Kashmir is under the spotlight. A district deputy commissioner found in a random `education audit’ that school teachers did not know their subjects well enough. #HowThisWorks #Jammu and Kashmir #Kashmir #Education #Teaching #Mufti Mohammed Saeed
Headley's video deposition changes nothing, US continues to play intelligence games with India

Feb 10, 2016

Headley's video deposition changes nothing, US continues to play intelligence games with India

There has always been nagging skepticism in the Indian intelligence agencies about the role of the US in combating terrorism in the South Asia region. #HowThisWorks #Lashkar-e-Taiba #Terrorism #David Coleman Headley #Intelligence Bureau #Sim Cards #26/11 Mumbai attack #NSG commandos #Ujjawal Nikam
Budget session: Cong readies itself with barbs over Rohith Vemula, Arunachal crisis

Feb 10, 2016

Budget session: Cong readies itself with barbs over Rohith Vemula, Arunachal crisis

The upcoming budget session is unlikely to see much activity beyond Finance Minister Arun Jaitley reading out his budget speech, according to Congress sources. #HowThisWorks #Congress #Arunachal Pradesh #parliament #Budget Session #Anandiben Patel #Rohith Vemula
Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

Feb 08, 2016

Here are the ten steps taken by TRAI to strike down differential pricing

In the last few months, the debate had shifted from net neutrality to a 'differential pricing'. While TRAI has been adamant over not relating the two terms, the issue is, in essence, the same. #facebook #HowThisWorks #Net neutrality #Free Basics #differential pricing
No matter how cute the idea of a 'peace mountain', Siachen isn't Disneyland

Feb 08, 2016

No matter how cute the idea of a 'peace mountain', Siachen isn't Disneyland

The idea of turning Siachen into a ‘peace mountain’ or park is cute and sounds awfully nice. But it isn’t Disneyland and giving up a strategic height isn’t a roller coaster ride. #HowThisWorks #Siachen #Indian Army #Manohar Parrikar #defence ministry #Operation Meghdoot #Siachen avalanche
'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Feb 07, 2016

'Excuse me, you're too fat for our country': Airports have way too many weighty issues

Airports drive you crazy. They are the world in a microcosm. Racism is rampant. Harassment, the VIP syndrome, rip-offs, the paper chase, dry mouths, hopes delayed, it’s all there. #HowThisWorks #travel #Immigration #Public health #Airports #Shareworthy #Zika #weight check
Political grandstanding, official disengagement have made MCD mess ugly: Former Delhi Chief Secy

Feb 05, 2016

Political grandstanding, official disengagement have made MCD mess ugly: Former Delhi Chief Secy

Amid the blame game and confrontation between the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government and the Bharatiya Janata Party-led municipal corporations, the indefinite strike of the civic body employees entered its tenth day. #HowThisWorks #Delhi #Bharatiya Janata Party #Delhi government #MCD #Aam Aadmi Party #Shailaja Chandra
Nursery admission: If you have felt insulted as a parent, then demand big change in the education system

Feb 05, 2016

Nursery admission: If you have felt insulted as a parent, then demand big change in the education system

If you are a parent and have tried to secure admission for your child to any private school in Delhi, let alone a nursery school, you know how harrowing the experience is. #HowThisWorks #Delhi #Kejriwal #Nursery Admissions #School education #AAP government #Management quota
Congress weakening its own case on Ashok Chavan by crying 'political vendetta'

Feb 05, 2016

Congress weakening its own case on Ashok Chavan by crying 'political vendetta'

The Congress leadership's decision to drop Ashok Chavan as the Maharashtra Chief Minister was based not on any high moral ground but because preliminary investigations indicated that Chavan had much to explain #HowThisWorks #Corruption #UPA #Congress #Ashok Chavan #Rahul Gandhi #Maharashtra #Adarsh #National Herald #C Vidyasagar Rao
In India, stigma defines the cancer narrative of doctors, patients and families

Feb 04, 2016

In India, stigma defines the cancer narrative of doctors, patients and families

Sensitising the public about the impact of stigma on patients can reduce the fear-inducing experiences of chronic illnesses. What is important to recognise and understand is that in the centre of any medical care is the patient and they really should be treated fairly, honestly and allowed to make decisions for themselves – even if the decision is not to decide! #HowThisWorks #India #Health #Cancer #doctors #Disease #Social Stigma #World Cancer Day