Education

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…

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…

How to recognize a dystopia - Alex Gendler.  (Image: TedED YouTube/Screenshot)

How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal Farm, and Brave New World — don’t just come with warnings…

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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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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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High-Achieving Student Becomes Homeless

In 2006 in Jianning County of Fujian Province, a high school student named Xiaoye (a pseudonym) was admitted to Zhejiang University, one of China’s most prestigious and selective schools of…

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A Disappointed Foreign Teacher in China

Silhouette is the name of a German teacher who worked as a teacher in a private school in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. After eight years, he quit and returned home.…

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How Dystopias Act as Cautionary Tales

In this excellent Ted-Ed video that’s just under 6 minutes, Alex Gendler goes into how the genre of Dystopia emerged. He looks at how dystopian novels — such as Gulliver’s Travels, Animal…

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Tea Art Improves One’s Character

Ancient Chinese ceremony changes people’s lives With enrolments in etiquette schools booming around the world, an alternative method for teaching etiquette is growing in Taiwan. Students there learn etiquette via…

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4 Benefits of Studying Abroad

Studying abroad has many benefits that help you grow professionally and personally. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity that allows students to expand their horizons. In 2016 alone, international…

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Why Is China’s Middle Class Migrating Abroad?

Recent articles about Mainland Chinese migrating abroad have appeared in French and Hong Kong media reports. Despite the efforts by the state to discouraging the practice, the rate at which…

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Try This Technique to Become Smarter

Don’t we all want to become smarter? Naturally, but the question is how. Eat more walnuts? Do crosswords or Sudoku? Read more? These are folklore methods, yet scientific data has now…