AAP govt and Delhi education: A look at the hits, misses and future plans

Education is one sector in which the AAP government is trying to make a mark. So much so that education was the main theme at this year’s Delhi tableau at the Republic Day parade. The government highlighted its model schools and the mega parent-teacher meetings (PTMs). Hindustan Times takes stock of the AAP government’s hits and misses during its two year stint in the field of education and analyses its election promises. New schools Unable to find land to build 500 “new” schools it promised two years ago, the Delhi…

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Delhi Fog or Smog? Apps, Websites, and Gadgets to Monitor Air Quality Around You

There’s no easy way to put this – Delhi air quality is at an all-time low. Even other big cities – the likes of Mumbai, and Kolkata – only fare better because of the high levels of Delhi smog. The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that 36 percent and 27 percent of deaths owing to lung cancer and heart disease, respectively, can be attributed to air pollution. And with the winter properly here, it’s not going to get better soon. We’ve previously written about low-tech and high-tech ways to combat…

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This Municipal School In Delhi Lets Its Students Explore And Learn New Things, And It Does Wonders

Look beyond private schools for good education. There is much potential in the existing government schools to be transformed into centres for excellent learning. One municipal school, located in south Delhi, is using a counter-culture approach to education, with an aim to make the students sharp and inquisitive. Ark, a non-profit organisation, in conjunction with South Delhi Municipal Corporation runs a government school in Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar III where they lay heavy emphasis on exploration. “We want kids to be able to question, think and learn by observing and analyzing…

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Every Night Is Karaoke Night In Delhi! Here Are The Best Places Where You Can Sing Your Heart Out

Accept it. You’ve sung a song out loud in your room, in front of an imaginary audience, and secretly admired your singing prowess. Whether it is all-time favourites like ‘Summer of 69′, or the more recent ones like ‘Cheap Thrills,’ you always find yourself singing along. But why do it all alone when you can head to some uber cool places in Delhi with your friends and be a Karaoke star!  Here are 14 restaurants in Delhi (and Gurgaon) that host Karaoke Nights which are super fun: 1. Turquoise Cottage, Saket…

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People in Delhi are misjudged, but they are good: Uttam Poudyal

Where are you originally from? I am from Nepal, I was raised and brought up there. Since my father had a business in Thailand, some part of my life was spent there too. I studied there till fourth grade and then my father sent me to Nepal. When did you decide to move to Delhi? I didn’t decide, it was unplanned. My mother was diagnosed with cancer so we brought her to Delhi for the treatment. Instead of losing time, I decided to join Amity University. She has recovered and…

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