Don’t neglect your first born, warn experts

Parents love their children equally. But do the parents take care of all children equally? But, if the first child is neglected due to the second one, it can affect him

Don’t neglect your first born, warn expertsThis issue was highlighted after a 25-year-old girl, who was in Mumbai for her education. Mithila D’Souza (25) (name changed) was brought up in Singapore. She had to shoulder her younger sisters’ responsibility since the age of 9. As her parents were busy, Mithila had to play the role of their mother. The tender age at […]

Quality assurance programmes for medical schools need of the hour, says WMA

The growth of basic medical education globally, with a rapid increase in the number of medical schools in some countries, raises concerns about the quality of graduates. A well-developed quality assurance program allows schools to identify and address conditions that threaten the quality of their basic medical education

Quality assurance programmes for medical schools need of the hour, says WMAThe World Medical Association (WMA) has called on for quality assurance programmes to ensure that medical schools around the world deliver a high standard of medical education. The association says that well-planned and well-executed quality assurance programmes are essential to guarantee that medical schools meet the necessary goals for preparing practitioners for a medical career. […]

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher education

A genetic tendency to obtain more education was also linked with lower odds of smoking, being overweight and having unhealthy levels of blood fats, which could help explain the connection between more schooling and heart disease risk

Want a healthy heart, pursue higher educationHigher education has been linked to better jobs, greater pay and, now, even a healthier heart. People who spend more years in school have a lower risk for heart disease, according to an international team of researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland, University College London, and the University of Oxford in England. “Increasing […]

‘A child can never learn if intimidated,’ says Virat Kohli

Team India’s aggressive captain Virat Kohli shares a video of a woman intimidating a kid as she was trying to teach her maths. Virat shared this video on his Instagram account with a hard hitting message against the use of violence and intimidation in schooling children

‘A child can never learn if intimidated,’ says Virat KohliVirat Kohli always makes it a point to speak out when a social issue is involved. This time, he can be seen throwing some light on the atrocities against children in the name of education. Virat took to Instagram and shared a video of a woman yelling on a kid as she was trying to […]

‘Children ditch pens for the love of gadgets’

In the good old days, children had no internet, Youtube and gadgets like a tablet or smartphone to play with. In the present modern era, children are introduced to gadgets as soon as they are born and a lot of academics happen via. Thus, children develop a longing for electronic media and the love of a chalk, slate and the blackboard has faded away

‘Children ditch pens for the love of gadgets’Good handwriting is a hallmark of good education. When I was in school, we had handwriting periods and teachers would spend hours emphasizing on the finer nuances of good handwriting. We learnt intricate details about good handwriting that range from the curves of the letter ‘y’ and ‘f’ and the need for proper dashes to […]

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ 

NHI is a community based rehabilitation model that aims to bridge the gap between the demand for special education and the numbers of available professionals. India needs special educators with a firm grounding in neurodevelopmental sciences. It is vital for the educator to know the science behind the intervention as well as the overall programme for the child

‘Educators for special kids need of the hour’ In Mumbai the student- teacher ratio has always been a major concern. To understand this disparity, a study by the New Horizons’ Institute (NHI) for Child Development in Mumbai tried to explore the student-teacher ratios in case of children with special needs. The results state the gap between children and teachers is huge. In fact, […]

Diksha Dinde, a true source of inspiration for people with disability

Pune's Diksha Dinde, through her continuous efforts, has proved at every step of her life that any bodily disability does not make you weak. For her selfless service to the society, Government of Maharashtra recently awarded her the State Youth Award

Diksha Dinde, a true source of inspiration for people with disabilityDiksha Dinde, a 23-year-old Pune resident, is the true inspiration and ideal face of young India. Through her continuous efforts she has been proving at every step of her life that any bodily disability does not make you weak, but mental blocks does. For her commendable work to uplift underprivileged children through education, she has […]