You are here: Home >> English News & Features >> Opinion & Viewpoint

Edu system doesn’t allow out-of-box thinking

DNAHM24781 | 10/25/2009 | Author : Anil Gupta | WC :498 | Education & Careers

Recently, we announced ‘Ignite-09’ awards on the eve of Oct 15, 2009, the birthday of APJ Abdul Kalam, celebrated as Children Creativity and Innovation Day by the Honey Bee Network. Despite having received more than a thousand ideas and innovations and traditional knowledge practices from various schools in 82 districts of 18 states, we realised that the number of entries were still too small. May be parents still believe that the best they can do for their children is to help them get more marks in exams. If a child is very creative but not good in academics, then his future is bleak in India. And this, to me is the strongest indictment of our current educational policies and systems. Let me illustrate.
Sushant Pattnaik of Orissa
Read full story

Copyright restricted. Under license from   
Add To Lightbox
Calculate Price

More on Opinion & Viewpoint

Ad world needs to step out of the box and go back to being an industry
DNMUM387578 | 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : Anant Rangaswami | WC :614

In the past few years, the only times the Indian advertising industry has come together as one large family is during the Cannes Lions festival, where all agencies celebrate all Indian wins, even if the winners are competitors in India. T
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

A call to worship, non-invasively
DNMUM387579 | 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : Iftikhar Gilani | WC :753

Sonu Nigam’s choice of words to highlight the important issue of blaring loudspeakers may be questionable, but the subject demands utmost consideration. No one doubts that the major culprit of noise pollution in India is the unregulated use of
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

UDAN: What are the chances of it taking off?
DNMUM387580 | 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : Edit | WC :314

The UDAN or Regional Air Connectivity Scheme (RCS) launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday attempts to meet the twin goals of connectivity and affordability. It attempts to connect smaller towns like Shimla, Kadappa, Nanded, Bhavnagar, B
Add To LightboxCalculate Price

With a straight bat
DNMUM387581 | 4/28/2017 12:00:00 AM | Author : Edit | WC :412

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has been shown its place by the other cricketing nations. Its attempt to extract a revenue-sharing agreement that is proportionate to India’s clout in the cricketing world, in the form of monetar
Add To LightboxCalculate Price