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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -3
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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -3

October 16, 2022

By Ashvini Ranjan[Continued from yesterday] Thiksey village and Diskit Monastery Friends are surprised that we stayed in a tent at the Chamba Camp in Thiksey village. Surprisingly, it had all the comforts of a hotel room but in an open field. It was a unique experience. Our tent faced the Diskit Monastery on the hill at…

Ladakh: The dizzy heights -2
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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -2

October 15, 2022

By Ashvini Ranjan [Continued from yesterday] Takthok Monastery Let us start our tour with a visit to Takthok Monastery, suggested Namgyal though not on our itinerary. Monasteries are not just temples, volunteered our guide. It is a place of learning about Buddhism, religion, culture and meditation. Takthok Monastery is at a distance of 55 kms…

Ladakh: The dizzy heights -1
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Ladakh: The dizzy heights -1

October 14, 2022

Travelogues are always a source of information that other travel literature or travel guides seldom provide. It captures the experiences unique to the traveller and invites others planning a visit to benefit from it. Here we publish a travelogue on Ladakh, one of the best tourist destinations in India at dizzying heights,  by Ashvini Ranjan,…

We Miss You…Still
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We Miss You…Still

September 9, 2022

By Ashvini Ranjan H.K. Shivananda, IAS, former Administrator of Mysore City Corporation (MCC) during 1980, recently wrote a three-part article titled ‘Reminiscences of Mysore City and Dasara Celebrations’ in Star of Mysore. The third part of the article appeared on Saturday, 3rd September 2022.  In the article, Shivananda refers to seeing a hoarding during the…

Pratham Mysore’s Rural Student Mentoring Programme
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Pratham Mysore’s Rural Student Mentoring Programme

April 16, 2022

Opening a window to the world outside By Ashvini Ranjan, Founder-Trustee, Pratham Mysore The term mentor refers to a person who is a knowledgeable, trusted, experienced and willing to guide a less experienced person. While parents are the most ideal persons to mentor their young,  a child may hesitate to discuss freely with the parent…

India’s Dysfunctional Education System
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India’s Dysfunctional Education System

September 26, 2021

We can fix it if we have the will to do it By Ashvini Ranjan and Dr. Bhamy V. Shenoy Pratham conducted for the first time a nationwide survey called ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) during 2005, to assess the learning levels of primary and upper primary school children in rural India.   6,00,000…

Mysuru, a City Betrayed
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Mysuru, a City Betrayed

June 7, 2021

Generals during a war should put country above self By Ashvini Ranjan and Bhamy Shenoy The State Government by transferring Rohini Sindhuri, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) of Mysuru and Shilpa Nag, the Commissioner of Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) resorted to the easiest option of solving differences between the two IAS Officers. Even under normal circumstances,…

National Education Policy-2020 for India : ‘Twinning of Schools’ concept in NEP is Pratham Mysore’s contribution !
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National Education Policy-2020 for India : ‘Twinning of Schools’ concept in NEP is Pratham Mysore’s contribution !

August 20, 2020

The concept of “Twinning of Schools” as envisaged in the new National Education Policy-2020 (NEP-2020) is an idea that Pratham Mysore developed and implemented a year ago. It adds value to a child’s learning. The twinning (pairing) was between Excel Public School and MG Koppal School. The new NEP has validated Pratham Mysore’s thinking and…

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