Art education in India has an outdated model of teaching

Ritu Khoda, art educator and founder, Art1st Foundation speaks about the revolutionary changes needed in art education in India Ritu Khoda launched Art1st Foundation a decade ago with a social commitment to make art more action-oriented and relevant. A psychology graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, New Delhi, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, Khoda believes that art is a language that ignites passion in children and adults. She has worked with leading psychologists and renowned artists to develop an art-integrated model of education, which…

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Coffee has more power than you ever thought: 3 cups a day helps you live longer

Good news if you love coffee more than tea: According to a new study, people who drink coffee twice or thrice a day, whether caffeinated or otherwise, may have a lower chance of dying from certain illnesses than those who abstain from it. The study, thought to be the largest of its kind, was conducted on more than 5,00,000 people across 10 European countries over the last 16 years, according to the National Geographic. The study concludes that people who drank coffee show signs of having healthier livers and circulatory…

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Is it safe to eat snow? Here’s what research has to say

How safe is it to eat snow? A Romanian university has published the results of just such a study. The 2017 experiment showed it was safe to eat snow that was a half-day old, and safer to eat it in the colder months. But by two days old, the snow is not safe to eat, said Istvan Mathe, a professor at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania. Scientists collected snow from a park and from a roundabout in Miercurea Ciuc, central Romania, in January and February, and placed it in…

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This simple soup has magical healing powers!

1. Amazing Health Benefits of Bone Broth! There is a very old saying that a “Good broth will resurrect the dead” and we can’t agree more. You must have heard your grandmothers talk about the healing powers of soups and stocks whenever you catch cold or are suffering from a bad ailment. It’s a known fact that broths have some certain magical healing powers and even allopathic medicines sometimes don’t stand a chance before them. They help heal faster and are loaded with nutrients. Broths of beef, chicken, fish and…

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Has stress taken over your life? Learning coping skills could help reduce anxiety

New UK research has shown that women who possess a good set of coping skills find it easier to overcome anxiety. The study, carried out by the University of Cambridge, was presented at the ECNP Conference and is the largest study ever conducted on coping and the anxiety that comes from facing adverse circumstances, such as living in deprivation. For the research the team surveyed 10,000 women over the age of 40 who were taking part in a major cancer study in Norfolk, UK. The team used health and lifestyle…

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CBSE Class 10 result: Why Delhi’s performance has seen a dip since 2013

New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) 10th grade results were announced early afternoon on Saturday, and Delhi saw a major dip of 13.67% in its performance from previous years. Officials of the Directorate of Education said they would collect all data and look into the matter. This year 78.09% of the students from Delhi who appeared for the grade 10 exams, passed the exams. This is a major dip in performance from previous years performances. in fact , Delhi’s performance in the grade 10 CBSE exams have…

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