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A large part of India’s success in having an educated population lies in the fact that education is actually so cheap in the country that an average person is able to afford it. (Image:  wikimedia /  CC0 1.0)

Why India Is Unable to Keep Its Best Brains

When India became independent from British rule in 1947, the country’s education was abysmal. Over 60 years since independence, the hard work and perseverance of the people have ensured that more than 75 percent of children aged 7-10 have been educated…

A high school teacher in China recently published an article condemning the country's education system. (Image: via  pixabay /  CC0 1.0)

A Glimpse into School Life in China

A high school teacher in China has recently published an article condemning the country’s education system. The teacher, who has 20 years’ experience in the profession, first taught in the countryside, and then moved to a prestigious city school. He…

In 2010, the Parliament of India enacted the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act, also known as the Right to Education Act (RTE). (Image:  pixhere /  CC0 1.0)

The Indian Right to Education

Education is one of the founding principles of a developed nation. Educated people develop skills that can be used to advance multiple industries of a country. Together, educated people can build a flourishing and sustainable community. As a result, every…

Facebook finds itself, yet again, in midst of a ‘data’ crisis, and Mark Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook, is trying very hard to defend himself and his company from tough questions and the possibility of increased regulations. (Image:  jdlasica  via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

What’s Happening With Facebook?

Facebook finds itself, yet again, in midst of a “data” crisis, and Mark Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook, is trying very hard to defend himself and his company from tough questions and the possibility of increased regulations. It’s a difficult…

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Why India Is Unable to Keep Its Best Brains

When India became independent from British rule in 1947, the country’s education was abysmal. Over 60 years since independence, the hard work and perseverance of the people have ensured that more…

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A Glimpse into School Life in China

A high school teacher in China has recently published an article condemning the country’s education system. The teacher, who has 20 years’ experience in the profession, first taught in the…

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The Business of Birth Tourism

The phenomenon of Chinese birth tourism has picked up in recent years as more and more Chinese women are looking to give birth to their babies in the U.S. This…

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The Indian Right to Education

Education is one of the founding principles of a developed nation. Educated people develop skills that can be used to advance multiple industries of a country. Together, educated people can…

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What’s Happening With Facebook?

Facebook finds itself, yet again, in midst of a “data” crisis, and Mark Zuckerberg, the face of Facebook, is trying very hard to defend himself and his company from tough…

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Helping India’s Unemployed

Despite its growing economy, India continues to struggle with unemployment. Since the current government took office in 2014, India’s unemployment rate has stagnated at 3.5 percent, with a slight rise in…

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The Walk From Brain Drain to Brain Gain

Before the onslaught of “Westernization,” India grappled with the severe consequences of “brain drain.” Many Indian students between 20 and 30 years of age, who had just received their degrees…

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What Is It Really Like in North Korea?

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) is one of the most secretive regimes in the world; however, thanks to defectors and spies, we have been able to get at…

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Honesty Is an Essential Canadian Virtue

According to Canadian federal court documents, Mrs. Wu, a Chinese citizen, is very wealthy. In 2009, she applied to immigrate to Canada, along with her husband and 10-year-old son. Mrs.…

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Will Anyone Act as a Good Samaritan in China?

An accident in which 35-year-old IBM manager Liang Ya fell and died by a subway entrance generated heated discussions about whether to help when someone falls, and if people will…