Why we need government schools: They are the only educational lifeline for 60% of India’s children

There is change in our government schools if one cares to look for it. In a survey my colleagues conducted in 2005 in northeast Karnataka, only four out of ten schools had obtained uniforms and books in time for the start of the academic year. Today, this number has more than doubled. Nearly every school I visited had planned and procured books and uniforms well in time, even if it meant that their teachers had to sacrifice some holidays. In most schools that we visited, attendance was over 90 per…

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What are travel cards. Do you need it?

Mumbai: Travel is fun. And the right tools can make travel even more fun. Have you considered opting for a travel credit card? “The first thing that people associate with travel cards are air miles. However, travel cards also come with other features,” said Navin Chandani, chief business development officer, Bankbazaar. To know more, read on. What are travel cards? A travel card is a type of credit card that is specifically designed keeping in mind the needs of a traveller. A normal credit card gives you rewards in form of cashback…

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Gwyneth Paltrow’s weird lifestyle brand Goop is coming to Netflix, so here’s everything you need to know

If she were an Irish woman, she’d be the type of person walking around sipping on a kombucha, with a yoga mat rolled up on her back, on her way back to gentrify Stoneybatter, where she’ll go home and read an article about the ways in which LSD can improve your sex life, while doing kegels. As we all know, she’s not an Irish woman, but she’s the exact type of person that a very particular type of Irish woman looks up to, mainly because of her batshit lifestyle brand,…

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Investment planning: Why you need to look at recurring deposits

Recurring deposit (RD) is a form of term deposit offered by banks and post offices through which a fixed amount can be deposited periodically by individuals. This is one of the highly popular and risk free investment opportunities for retail investors. Let us discuss below why one should invest in recurring deposits and factors to be considered while opening the same. Advantages All major banks across the country offer an option to open a recurring deposit account, with the term typically ranging between six months and 10 years, providing individuals…

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All You Need To Know About Sleep Medication: It’s Use And Abuse

Insomnia or sleep disturbance is the most common of all sleep disorders. Insomnia is the difficulty in falling asleep or staying asleep, even when a person can sleep in. According to a report by the National Institutes of Health, it is estimated that around 30 per cent of the total general population complains about sleep disruption and over 10 per cent have been associated with symptoms of daytime functional impairment consistently, with the diagnosis of insomnia. Treatment of insomnia depends on the severity of symptoms and underlying cause. Sleep medications are not…

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Transition Care: Everything You Need To Know

With a significant number of patients suffering from critical ailments being re-admitted to hospitals after being discharged, the shortcomings in the healthcare industry are evident more than ever before. Even the most advanced critical care management system fails to ensure holistic recovery in the absence of follow-up care. Therefore, it is imperative to ensure efficient utilisation of critical care facilities for improved patient outcomes. This is the context where transition care gains importance in India”s healthcare scene. Most major medical/surgical illnesses are sudden, unanticipated and need a tertiary care facility…

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