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1-15 January, 2012 Inside this issue

Cover Story

Albert Einstein, if alive, was bound to hate us. No, we have not debunked his theory of relativity. Nor have we refuted his mammoth contributions to quantum theory. At the beginning of this New Year, we have just dared to question his famous words ‘The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education’. Does the adage hold true today? Are children learning while being educated? How have different genres of education responded to the needs of the new world we live in?

Open Forum

Have you been hearing and reading all the brouhaha over Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in ‘multi-brand retail’?

Heard About the GOD Particle? Here is the latest from the science world. International scientists at the CERN...

There is nothing like a steaming cup of coffee on a cold winter day or a chilled glass of cold coffee...

Life Cycle

Did you know that we spend an hour every week on the pot? While that’s an interesting bit of trivia to ponder upon, we wanted to know how it affects the environment. Stumped? Think about it – what do we use to clean our bathrooms? Toilet cleaners are available in two forms – nozzle shaped plastic bottles or automatic cleaners that get dispensed every time you flush. Where do they go from the pot? To the sewage system, source of water? Where?

Green School

Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) has been touted as one of the most progressive developments in the otherwise orthodox Indian education system.