More than 200 well-known best-known writers have penned an open letter to Prime Minister David Cameron to discuss the issue of freedom of expression in India with Indian leader Narendra Modi who arrived in the UK on Friday for a three-day visit. The letter, signed by members and supporters of …Read More »
The U.S. government is stepping up pressure on India to end a controversial policy of placing restrictions on passports of Indian nationals rescued from forced labour or human trafficking in the United States, a U.S. State Department official said. In the next few months, the issue will be raised with …Read More »
A galaxy of Bollywood stars and filmmakers have met with India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting to raise the film fraternity’s concern over draconian new rules introduced by the country’s Censor board. Actors Aamir Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Vidya Balan were joined by filmmakers Mukesh Bhatt, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anurag …Read More »
On 16 March, an inspirational teacher will be awarded the inaugural Global Teacher Prize, a competition designed to raise the status of the teaching profession and which is being described as the 'Nobel Prize' for education.
After thousands of entries were submitted from across the globe, a fifty-strong long-list has been whittled down to a final list of 10 which includes teachers from as far afield as England, the United States, Haiti, Kenya, East Timor, Afghanistan and India.
The ten finalists have all been praised for their innovation in the classroom, engagement with the community beyond the school gates, impact on children as well as their contributions to the profession of teaching.
The winner of the $1 million will be chosen by the Global Teacher Prize Academy which is made up of head-teachers, education experts, journalists, public officials, scientists and entrepreneurs from around the globe.
Among the finalists are Kiran Bir Sethi from India and Malaysian national Madanjit singh.
Ms Sethi is the founder of the groundbreaking Riverside School in Ahmedabad which has been widely lauded for its focus on 'Design Thinking' - encouraging students to understand empathetically and not just intellectually.
The policy aims to nurture collaboration and the creation of future 'citizen leaders' and aims to have an impact on the wider community by promoting the celebration of childhood.Read More »
Fans of the blockbuster boy band One Direction, it appears, aren’t just a several million-strong bunch of screaming teen girls given to bouts of fainting at the mere sight of Harry, Liam, Louis, Niall or Zayne. A group of fans have managed to raise more than $10,000 for the British …Read More »
Some of India’s best-known artists are set to come together for a unique exhibition in New Delhi aimed at raising funds for the proposed Mahatma Gandhi memorial in London’s Parliament Square. Works by the likes of M F Husain, Jogen Chowdhury, Manu Parekh K S Radhakrishnan, Sudip roy, Anu Malhotra, …Read More »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government on Thursday announced plans to nearly double the proportion of foreign investment allowed in India’s $60 billion insurance business to 49 percent. The proposal, which requires the approval of both houses of parliament, would bring foreign investment worth up to $2 billion into the sector …Read More »
British spirits giant Diageo Plc – makers of Johnnie Walker whiskey, Guinness beer and Smirnoff vodka, among others – on Tuesday re-launched a bid to increase its stake in India’s United Spirits Ltd, making a $1.9 billion (1.1 billion pounds) bet on rising incomes in a country where consumption of …Read More »
Stars including Bollywood beauties Jacqueline Fernandez and Poonam Dhillon helped raise more than £42000 Wednesday at an exclusive organized by Pratham UK, the British branch of one of the world’s largest educational charities. ‘Race 2’ beauty Fernandez and former Miss India and legendary Bollywood beauty Dhillon – both resplendent in …Read More »
Sri Lankan-origin Bollywood beauty Jacqueline Fernandez is set to help raise funds for India’s largest educational charity at an exclusive event in London. The event will help raise money for The Pratham Foundation, which funds education for underprivileged children in the sub-continent, and will be held at the Le Meridian …Read More »