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Devi Kar

Devi Kar | Let’s scrap board exams, it’s ruining India’s young

Critique of exam-centric education system urges for reforms to preserve childhood and promote holistic learning

02 May 2024 12:00 AM

Devi Kar | Life can be full of paradoxes… But say ‘no’ to contradictions

The article delves into the intricate dance between contradictions and truths shaping human existence.

29 Mar 2024 12:16 AM

Devi Kar | Hiring teachers gets increasingly harder for most schools in India

From flawed applications to uninspiring demo lessons, the process of selecting school teachers in India faces numerous hurdles

21 Feb 2024 12:00 AM

Devi Kar | As schools become a big business, it’s vital they deliver a quality education

School owners know the branding exercise well and are aware that they have to make a big splash

06 Sep 2023 12:00 AM

Devi Kar | Why philosophy is crucial for young minds: It will help ‘think’ better

Perhaps in their old age they will again feel the need to return to the questions they asked as children.

21 Jul 2023 12:05 AM


Devi Kar | Schools need to teach the basics, not just prepare kids for careers

All human qualities are forgotten in the zeal and single-mindedness of what is to be attained -- never mind the means

15 Dec 2022 12:00 AM

Book Review | Teach our smaller citizens to know, not ignore, the world

The other tragic story of neglect that is told through these writings is that of the teachers

09 Jul 2022 11:55 PM

Devi Kar | Schooling after Covid-19: What appears normal is not always so

Almost two years of disuse has led to multiple problems of different kinds

04 May 2022 12:20 AM

Devi Kar | Young and old can help each other & bridge generation gap

An interdependent and connected society can yield rich dividends and make human existence far more meaningful

20 Apr 2022 6:43 AM

Book Review | Attention! Big Tech is conspiring to purloin it and make hay

One of the features that makes the book valuable is that it has been exhaustively and excellently researched

13 Feb 2022 1:34 AM


Devi Kar | How Amartya’s memoirs hold some valuable lessons for life

The great advantage is that Prof. Sen writes lucidly about a stupendous range of topics and ideas that a general reader can relate to

23 Sep 2021 12:40 AM

Devi Kar | With ‘flexi’ exam formula, focus on quality learning

In brief, the Central Board of Secondary Education plans to split the examination of Class 10 and Class 12 students into two parts

20 Jul 2021 2:38 AM

Devi Kar | Blame schools if India’s kids can’t show creativity or be innovative

There are many deep-rooted reasons for this intellectual famine that our country has been experiencing

28 May 2021 1:33 AM

Devi Kar | Being politically correct in times of Covid & polls

Politics dominates society so powerfully that everywhere and at all times we are required to be 'politically correct'

01 Apr 2021 12:00 AM

Devi Kar | Educational activism of a different kind is needed

Educators have observed to their satisfaction that many examination reforms were necessitated by the current Covid-19 pandemic

13 Jan 2021 11:22 AM


Devi Kar | Prepare kids for future as worries rise amidst COVID

It is such a difficult time for school-leavers that the past seems unnaturally alluring while the future looks pretty grim

20 Nov 2020 11:06 AM

Devi Kar | Surprising outcomes as schooling goes ‘virtual’ in COVID times

Online schooling was generally vilified, and it was felt that the already poor state of school education in India was now in shambles

03 Oct 2020 6:46 PM

Devi Kar | Learning virtually: Key is to keep kids engaged

The pursuit of higher studies involving admission procedures of colleges and entry into various professional courses will be very different

22 Jul 2020 5:52 PM

Devi Kar: The shape of schooling in a post-corona world

The free reading material, courses and resources that are on offer will probably habituate many students and teachers to learning online

01 May 2020 7:35 PM

‘No feeling is final’ in this string of 12 gripping war stories

In these stories you come face to face with post-traumatic disorders: disorientation, hallucination and relentless insomnia

22 Mar 2020 8:47 PM