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Children’s Education: Time to think Out-of-the-Box
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Children’s Education: Time to think Out-of-the-Box

July 22, 2020

Pratham Mysore shows the way… By Ashvini Ranjan & Bhamy V. Shenoy Never before have we been so concerned and confused about children’s education as we are today. The lockdown and the consequent closure of Schools due to the Coronavirus pandemic has caught us all unawares and unprepared to address the situation.  Though many are…

Pratham Mysore celebrates Model Village Day
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Pratham Mysore celebrates Model Village Day

January 12, 2020

Science, Maths, Kannada and English Exhibition a great hit among students, teachers and parents Mysuru: Pratham Mysore celebrated Model Village Day yesterday at Muthathi Government Higher Primary School in T. Narasipur taluk. Four villages (Hyaknur, Muthathi, Sujlur and Mavinahalli) were developed as Model Villages.  As part of the Model Village Day, a Science, Maths, Kannada…

Mobile Phones From a Blessing to a Curse
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Mobile Phones From a Blessing to a Curse

December 8, 2019

By Ashvini Ranjan I still recall the excitement it caused when IBM announced the development of the first smart phone called the Simon back in 1992. I could not believe then that one could carry a phone anywhere without wires attached to it.  Though the prototype model was bulky compared to the cell phones of…

Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Pratham NGO
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Nobel Laureate Abhijit Banerjee and Pratham NGO

October 20, 2019

Ideas worthy of a Nobel Prize This article is related to Nobel Laureate Prof. Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and his association with Pratham. Many of his research findings which won him and his associates the Nobel Prize recently are a result of his collaboration with Pratham. By Ashvini Ranjan, Managing Trustee, Pratham Mysore Abhijit Banerjee, the…

Mysuru Dasara-2019: Suggestions
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Mysuru Dasara-2019: Suggestions

September 22, 2019

A service that every Mysurean should extend By Ashvini Ranjan  Brace yourself, Dasara is here!  Probably two million visitors will visit the city and on a conservative estimate, a lakh of motor vehicles will enter the city. It is anybody’s guess that the city will choke and the Traffic Police will be at their wits…

Annual Status Education Report-2018
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Annual Status Education Report-2018

January 21, 2019

Children from government schools studying in   Std. III, Std. V and Std. VIII can read a Std. II level text better than their counterparts in private schools. The 13th Annual Status Education Report (ASER-2018) of Karnataka State was released recently in Mysuru by Ashvini Ranjan, Managing Trustee, Pratham Mysore. Facilitated by Pratham, ASER is carried…

KASHI – The City Eternal
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KASHI – The City Eternal

January 13, 2019

By Ashvini Ranjan I have travelled extensively both within and outside the country, including holy places of nearly all faiths. But never was I more overwhelmed than during my visit to Kashi, also known as Benares and many other names. Not just for religious reasons alone, but by the totality of the experience.  Kashi is…

Taking ownership of a movement
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Taking ownership of a movement

November 14, 2018

The other side of  Sir MV’s clarion call “Industrialise or Perish’ is Pratham’s call “Educate Children or Perish”. Every child. Specially in government schools When Ashvini Ranjan, Bhamy Shenoy and Anil Kothari walked into my office recently, I thought they had come to ask for donation for Pratham, the NGO dedicated to educating children in…

Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -2
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Uzbekistan: The great Silk Route country -2

November 12, 2018

By Ashvini Ranjan [Continued from yesterday] As we departed on our tour of the city, Akbar reeled off the city’s history of how it changed hands from the Arabs to the Mongols and subsequently ruled by Timur and Shaybandis. It was colonised by Russia in 1917 and Uzbekistan gained independence in 1991. “It was Islam…

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