Year-End Special: Top ten articles of 2017

0

The year is about to end. Time for us to relook at the stories that were a hit among our readers. We bring you top 10 such stories. Enjoy…

1. These countries offer almost free education

If you are looking at education outside India that is more affordable, try Europe. Surprised? Don’t be. For government or state-funded universities in several European countries offer both low-cost quality education as well as placement opportunities for the talented students…

2. Ten unique schools in India

From a residential institute where quality education is provided free of cost to the poorest of the poor to a school which admit only senior citizens; from schools located on railway platforms to the ones on lakes – India is indeed an incredible country. We bring you 10 such unique schools…

3. This startup by ex-students of IIT Bombay now rules the market

INTERVIEW: He was a student, had just completed graduation, when together with his college friends, he started the company, ideaForge. Today, drones developed by them are used widely by Indian government for a range of reasons – from surveillance to disaster management. Ankit Mehta, Co-founder & CEO of ideaForge Technology Pvt. Ltd., talks to us about his startup journey…

4. What is Education?

As a parent of two growing children, I sometimes wonder “What kind of education do I want for my kids?” That very moment, I am forced to think about academics, as a priority. Yes, the Indian middle class value system in me says that…

5. 10 Common myths about Yoga

Ever since UN has declared June 21 as International Yoga Day, the hype around yoga refuses to die. Every one, be it old, young, professionals, homemakers, students – wants to learn yoga. Newspapers, net, social media are all flooded with information about yoga. In such a scenario, many a times, we find myths associated with this ancient Indian art form circulating as facts among the curious and often naive readers…

6. Kids’ reality shows – should they be banned or not?

What started with filmmaker Shoojit Sircar’s call for a ban on kids’ reality shows, is now turning into a full-fledged debate with more and more people joining in. While film fraternity is divided on the issue, educationists certainly feel that these shows, in their current format, are not good for children…

7. TECH: Agni-5 – A weapon of peace

GUEST ARTICLE: You must have heard of successful testing of Agni-5, and how this news worried China. For days, everyone was excited. But ever wondered why? In this article, Ravi Kumar Gupta, ex-scientist, DRDO, tells us why Agni-5 is special and what does its success mean for India’s R&D industry?

8. Why parents are afraid to speak out against teachers/school?

The recent judgement of a court in the OPG World School case is likely to influence the way students are treated at schools. Also, it empowers parents who were, so far, scared to question the school authorities/teachers fearing the consequences of their actions on their wards…

9. Ten famous scientists of India

The advancement in the field of Science & Technology, esp. in the past few years, has been phenomenal. But do you know that many inventions that we see today have become possible due to Indian scientists? In this article, we highlight 10 such Indian scientists who contributed immensely in this field…

10. Eight amazing facts about Ravana

We all have grown up celebrating Dusshera by burning effigies of Ravana –  symbolising victory of good over evil. But do you know that Ravana was a very learned person, so much so that even Lord Rama respected him for his knowledge? Here are eight such reasons why this ‘demon with ten-heads’ (Dashanana) commanded respect even from his enemies…

WE WISH OUR READERS A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

Do you feel strongly about something? Have a story to share? Write to us at info@thepeepertimes.com or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter  

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.