This class 5 student runs library in Bhopal slum, CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan pitches in to help

While most children of her age spend time in playing or studying, this 11-year-old girl has started a small library to encourage reading. Meet class 5 student, Muskaan Ahirwar, who while living in a slum area of Bhopal has found that books are the best way to promote knowledge. Her determination has been recognised by the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who has offered her a financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh to set up a proper library. Chouhan met the girl at his residence on Wednesday and handed her…

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Meet The Fashion Student: Greg Dugdale

With SCAD FASHWKND just days away, we chatted with seniors about their fashion inspirations. Here, meet Greg Dugdale. “I decided to go into fashion because I couldn’t stop creating,” Dugdale says. “Every weekend, from about fifth grade to now, I’ve work on something [that’s] art or fashion.”  Dugdale’s collection exudes a colorful, enthusiastic feel you might expect from a beloved kid’s book character (he’s a self-professed Amelia Bedelia fan, after all), but his intricate manufacturing is all art-school finesse. “The most common materials I work with are cotton and denim, but I love…

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Fashion designer protests at student graduation

Invercargill fashion designer Lindah Lepou held a public protest outside this year’s Southern Institute of Technology graduation ceremony on Friday claiming she is owed money. However, SIT has said it does did not owe Lepou any money. Lepou claims SIT owes her up to $70,000 in materials for SIT uniforms. For two years Lepou worked in a collaboration to provide internships and SIT provided her a deal to make students’ trade, vet and chef uniforms. READ MORE: A place to call home Her lawyer had been in contact with SIT during the past nine…

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Like advanced nations, India must delink classroom teaching from student learning

At every discussion on education and/or innovation, there is a standard refrain. The education system makes students risk-averse and kills innovative thinking. By forcing students to conform to a standardised template, it discourages failure and thereby discourages deviation from the standardised average. Outliers are not encouraged. The refrain is indeed true. Several ingredients result in the outcome the refrain describes, beginning with entry into the education stream at the pre-school level. Let me focus on only one element of that maze — higher education, and within that, on one small…

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Engineering student develops a gadget to differentiate between roti and papad served in hostel mess

Showcasing his innovative gadget, Mr. Umesh said, “These engineering students survive for the entire day with low calorie meals of chai and cigarette. They need at least one proper meal during dinner time so that they can push themselves late, really late into the night, that is when they head to the hostel mess. However, when they reach the mess, the roti would be hard and crisp like a papad confusing the students. Even when you eat it, you can’t tell whether you have eaten a roti or a papad….

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