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ASER 2019: Early childhood educations is not child’s play

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For example, ASER 2018 revealed that only 27.2% of Standard III students can read a Standard II-level text, and 28.1% can do subtraction. By Bhamy V Shenoy  Pratham has been publishing the Annual Survey of Education Report (ASER) for rural India since 2005, wi... More »

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We made pizza. We made robots. Why not robot pizza?

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A robot that bakes the well-loved meal was a big hit at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas earlier this month, wowing onlookers as it prepared 300 pies an hour. The developer, a Seattle-based startup called Picnic, insists that pizza is only the beginn... More »

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India 2025: Towards a $5-trillion economy?

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The pessimistic outlook is that poor physical and human infrastructure will transform India’s demographic dividend into a disaster. By Ejaz Ghani   Will India become a $5-trillion economy in 2025? There are two contrasting outlooks: optimistic and pessimistic.... More »

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Budget 2020: Steering fiscal ship back to consolidation

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Union Budget 2020: However, the government will encounter strong headwinds as it aims to achieve a potential fiscal target of 3.4% in FY21. By Sonal Varma   Budget 2020 India: The government may miss its FY20 fiscal target of 3.3% by 0.4pp due to a combination... More »

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It’s time Brazil and India gave trade ties a turboboost

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Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro is on a visit to India as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s chief guest for Republic Day. What can we expect when the leader of South America’s largest nation visits South Asia’s largest country? The two leaders will anno... More »

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Krishna Menon, alive and kicking- The New Indian Express

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T J S George In the 1950s, the Urbs Prima in Indies was Bombay, not Delhi. All important people lived there, all influential newspapers were published there, all ideological battles were fought there. Into this theatre of war came VK Krishna Menon, all guns bl... More »

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A Common Cause – MOOD OF THE NATION News

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Barely eight months ago, a pall of gloom hung over the Opposition parties when the BJP-led Nati­o­nal Democratic All­i­ance (NDA) swept the 2019 Lok Sabha election with 353 seats, including 303 for the BJP, its highest tally ever. Today, with new activism in t... More »

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Firmly at the Top – MOOD OF THE NATION News

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The India Today Mood of the Nation (MOTN) poll in January 2020 adjudged Uttar Pradesh’s Yogi Adityanath as the best-performing chief minister for the second time in a row. What makes the feat all the more striking is that Adityanath is the only BJP face among ... More »