What students want: Freedom to ‘shop’ for credits, skill-based courses, personality development

From barely 346 affiliated colleges and institutes under the state-run Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) in 1997-1998 to a whopping 234 recognised institutes and 705 affiliated colleges, SPPU, the biggest university in the city, has gone on to become the fourth largest university in the country in the last two decades. Going purely by numbers, the changes in the higher education scene in Pune is evident from the fact that over 6 lakh students from 85 different countries are studying in the city. Expansion of Savitribai Phule Pune University SPPU…

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11 Ingenious Grilling Hacks for Indian Tikkas You Would Want to Know

Monsoons not only bring respite from the sweltering heat, but also give us the perfect weather to enjoy some sinful food. It’s an ideal weather to dig into some hot-off-the-barbecue grilled items . The smoky flavor and charred texture can easily get you addicted. Celebrity Chef Sadaf Hussain, Contestant of MasterChef India 2016, tells us that we must thank Babur for his fear of choking which probably lead to the creation of tikkas. He was so afraid of choking on the big pieces of chicken that he ordered his Punjabi cooks…

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Answering the Lifestyle Question: How Do You Want To Live?

Every small business owner has to address this question: How do you want to live? For some, it’s enough to own your own jobs. But for others, freedom means passive income and creating something they can pass on to their children (without making the children pass out from overwhelm and exhaustion). And for another set of small business owners, the preferred lifestyle is working in a business that they love and having a reliable team that allows them to take one or two worry-free vacations a year.   The goals…

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Poll finds majority of schoolchildren want sex education

Three-quarters of children between the ages of 11 and 15 believe they would be safer if they had age-appropriate sex and relationship education (SRE) in school, according to a survey by a leading children’s charity. Seven in 10 of the children who took part in the poll, which was commissioned by Barnardo’s and carried out by YouGov, said the government should ensure that all pupils have SRE lessons, and 14% said they had not received any SRE lessons in school at all. It is thought to be the first time…

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The Health Care Plan Trump Voters Really Want

This week Republicans in Congress began their effort to repeal and potentially replace the Affordable Care Act. But after listening to working-class supporters of Donald J. Trump — people who are enrolled in the very health care marketplaces created by the law — one comes away feeling that the Washington debate is sadly disconnected from the concerns of working people. Those voters have been disappointed by Obamacare, but they could be even more disappointed by Republican alternatives to replace it. They have no strong ideological views about repealing and replacing…

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10 Modern Art Desserts So Beautiful You Wouldn’t Want to Eat Them

Paint Splatter Canvas Cookies Want to make your party a big hit? Give these cookies a chance. They are not only easy to make but will also, catch all eyes at the party. Image Credits: Pinterest/jacksandkate Emroidered Cookies Chef Judit Czinkné Poór’s this creation, is too good to be consumed. The embroidery-inspired floral patterns, is what truly fascinates us. Image Credits: Pinterest/mymodernmet Green Tea Lava at Spot Dessert Bar The calming taste of this ‘evergreen’ Best Desserts will give you never-ending happiness. The cake’s exterior is layered in rich dark…

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Polite couple fail to report unexploded bomb in their cellar as they did not want to wake the neighbours

A father who found an unexploded German bomb in his cellar waited until the next morning to call the police because he “did not want to wake up the neighbours”. Stephen Sin, 44, was mid-way through a clean when he stumbled across the 1930s incendiary device. He and his wife, Janice, eventually reported the discovery to the police – but only after a night’s sleep and a morning of errands. I thought, it’s been down there for 50 years, another couple of hours isn’t going to matterStephen Sin Mr Sin,…

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