‘Did my ma’am teach me wrong?’ Misspelled brand names leave children confused

To sound unique, companies tweak spellings of words An increased use of misspelled words by companies in advertisements has left questions in children’s minds. Aarin, a seven-year-old boy who was watching television with his father, saw an advertisement and promptly asked his father: “Why are there two Ws in the spelling of grow? Did our […]

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With schools and colleges closed, demand for home tutors shows a surge in Bihar

By Nishant Kumar Sitamarhi:  With educational institutions closed, the number of private tutors in Bihar has increased in recent months. Prakash Kumar, a teacher at Saraswati Vidya Mandir, Sitamarhi, informed The Observer: “Schools have been closed for more than a year, and I was left with no source of income. But for the past three […]

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College gets barber on campus as a step to curb Covid

Dr Prabhakar Bhimalapuram is the chairperson of the Campus Health and Medical Committee set up by the International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, to oversee the efficient running of health clinics on campus. Recently, the committee undertook the responsibility of fighting against Covid to safeguard students on campus. It took the unusual measure of getting […]

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Delhi University students are worried over delayed exams

Dean says open book exams will be conducted. Final-year students of Delhi University are worried because results will be announced late due to a delayed start of exams. The university has announced that the exams will commence in early June, after a month’s delay. “Top management institutes in India are supposed to start on June 30. […]

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LGBTQ community has no law to protect its workplace rights

Their colleagues continue to be insensitive Bengaluru: Employees from the LGBTQ community receive no legal protection from their employers in case of discrimination meted out on them by their colleagues or superiors in the company. Soumitra Iyer, a recruiter at BXC Technology, informed The Observer: “We are not aware of any anti-discriminatory law for LGBTQ […]

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Students wait for the pandemic to end so that they can fly abroad

Bengaluru: The pandemic has crushed the dreams of students and made them review their decision to go abroad for higher studies. “The previous year got wasted because of the pandemic,” Kumari Thrikanth, who had completed his B-tech last year and was planning to do his Masters in the UK, informed The Observer. Many countries, like Australia, […]

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17 lakh girls affected as state government halts free pads scheme

Bengaluru: The Karnataka government’s decision to halt funds to the Shuchi sanitary napkin distribution scheme in the 2020-21 budget has adversely affected students of rural schools and colleges. P. Jagadani, a 15-year-old student at a government school in Gollahalli, Kumbalgodu, informed The Observer: “We have not received any pads for almost two years now. During the […]

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We have families, don’t cut fees, say teachers

Tell govt they are surviving on half salary Bengaluru: Teachers and school management staff of Karnataka are unhappy with the state government’s decision to cut 30% of the annual fees for students. After days of protests by the parents, the government passed an order on January 30, stating that the parents will pay only 70% […]

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Bihar parents still wary of sending kids to school to get their doubts cleared

Sitamarhi: Bihar’ schools reopened a month ago to clear the doubts of students from classes 9 to 12, but the attendance is still below 15%. Prakash Kumar, a student of Hellen’s Public School, Sitamarhi, informed The Observer: “I am a class 12 student and have a lot of doubts but still can’t visit the school to […]

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