The Lioness of Gir: Following her animal instincts

March 8, 2022 7:23 pm

“Everyone gets scared. What’s important is facing your fear. That is what I did,” says Rasila Wadher, the first woman Range First Officer (RFO)  of India. After being appointed the first woman forest guard in the country way back in 2007, Wadher has repeatedly put her life at risk to save the lives of numerous […]

An Ode To The Superwomen Of Science

March 8, 2022 8:08 am

Women are the quintessential unsung superheroes of society – forced to single-handedly manage both home and work, and often expected to do so with the finesse and elegance of a model walking down a ramp. Although the winds of change have begun blowing in the right direction, they are yet to pick up enough speed […]

Going Forward Will Be Best Of Local And Global In Ahmedabad Schools

March 4, 2022 5:50 pm

Taking cue from the 29 Surat schools which opted for the Global Gujarati Medium of instruction, about 30 Ahmedabad private schools will take the same route of bilingual medium of education. Currently, English is taught only in private schools as the first language. For schools willing to join in, biligualmedium.in has detailed guidelines.  In 2016, […]

Food Unavailable, Constant Bombing, Says Indians Stuck In Ukraine Amidst War

February 25, 2022 9:07 pm

As Russian forces make their way in Ukraine, thousands of Indian students are scared for their lives and the uncertainty of it. As the civilians are unsure of their governance, the people wait for the war to be over. The flights from Ukraine have been cancelled and the war is becoming tenser for Indian nationals […]

Judgement Reserved in Petition Seeking Criminalisation of Marital Rape

February 22, 2022 12:31 am

In what might not be welcomed by women forums across the country, the Delhi High Court, on Monday, reserved its judgement in a batch of petitions demanding the criminalisation of marital rape (RIT Foundation vs Union of India). The decision comes following the central government’s input that “it would not be prudent for the HC […]

“I am A Muslim, That’s Why I Was Caught”: 2008 Ahmedabad Serial Blasts Convict Pleads In Court

February 11, 2022 8:39 pm

A Special Sessions Court on Friday witnessed emotional scenes when it began hearings to decide on the punishment for the 49 convicts who have been in jail for 13 years in the 2008 serial blasts in Ahmedabad. The plea by Convict Number 4 almost summed up the predicament of many convicts. He pleaded to the court: “Before […]

Court Finds 49 Accused Guilty In 2008 Ahmedabad Serial Blasts Case

February 9, 2022 1:59 pm

Photo by Hanif Sindhi Gujarat Sessions Court convicted 49 of the 78 accused in the serial bomb blast that took place in Ahmedabad in 2008. The court will pronounce the quantum of punishment at 10.30 am on Wednesday. The court has acquitted a total of 28 accused in the case on suspicion. The 49 accused […]

IITs Of Gandhinagar And Madras Rise To Meet India’s Water Challenge

February 7, 2022 11:25 pm

They say the next world war would be fought over water. With India being left with only 4% of freshwater sources while the country continues to tap the already depleting groundwater resources — in fact, as much as 25% of the groundwater extracted in the world is from India.   Alert to this worrying crisis, at least […]

Digital Infra Yes, But Education Budget Doesn’t Reflect Covid Concerns: Experts

February 1, 2022 7:12 pm

Union Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s Budget for 2022-23 may have factored in the need to create a dynamic digital infrastructure in the education sector, but experts say that it woefully falls short of the challenge that the sledgehammer impact the Covid-19 crisis has had on the sector for the last two years.    The education sector has been allocated a […]

Gujarat: More Than 75 Courses Available To GTU Students From LearnVern

January 21, 2022 6:04 pm

Gujarat Technological University (GTU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with LearnVern. LearnVern.com will offer more than 75 courses to all the students completely free of charge. Students completing LearnVern’s Spoken English course will be offered a certificate from GTU to enable students to improve overall proficiency in the English language and get access […]

Ahmedabad’s Silver Oak University Eats Humble Pie, Withdraws Rs 1,500 ID Card Fees that they had fleeced from students

January 19, 2022 8:48 pm

Ahmedabad’s Silver Oak University (SOU), accorded a private university status in 2009 has been forced to eat the humble pie a fortnight after it slapped a hefty enrolment fee of Rs 3,000 that surprisingly included a princely Rs 1,500 for a simple ID Card. It has had to withdraw this ID card charge following protests […]

Cervical Cancer: A Common, Preventable Disease

January 19, 2022 5:55 pm

The fourth most common former of cancer in women around the globe, India contributes to a fourth of cervical cancer cases, with 1,22,844 cases every year. January is recognised as Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. “Cervical cancer is easily preventable and is one of the most common cancers in developing countries. But we do not have […]

25,000% Spike In Active Covid Cases in Gujarat In Two Months, But Government Adamant On Holding Offline Medical Exams

January 19, 2022 11:04 am

Driven to the wall, the Gujarat Government succumbed to pressure to eventually cancel its high-octane Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit and other high profile events as well as imposed several restrictions in the light of burgeoning Covid-19 cases. But it continues to adamantly conduct offline exams of college and university students without giving them an […]

Covid Or No Covid, Baroda Medical College Continues Offline Exams

January 13, 2022 11:57 pm

Loud sneezes, incessant coughing sounds, variety of nasal sounds. No, this isn’t a hospital ward.  These are noises generated by students of the Medical College of Baroda and Gotri – or the Baroda Medical College – who are forced to appear for their prelims. And these sounds are heard in an examination hall. Some of these […]

Even If They Have Covid, Gujarat Medical Students Must Physically Appear For Exams!

January 12, 2022 11:12 pm

Known for its inept handling of the Covid-19 crisis ever since it broke out, the Gujarat Government is now unable to decide whether to continue offline classes and exams at higher education institutions. Result? Hapless students across medical colleges in the State are being forced to sit physically at examination halls. Yes, even they have […]

Parul University Rusticates And Suspends Students Seeking Covid Safety

January 26, 2022 2:08 pm

Parul University is already under the radar for beating up students who were demanding Covid safety and now it has drawn more attention and criticism because the University has rusticated seven students who demanded online classes instead of being physically present on the campus. Parul University has also suspended 40 students for the same. Students […]

India Witnessing Hospitalisation Rate Of 5-10% At Present: Union Health Secretary

January 10, 2022 9:36 pm

Photo Credits: Hanif Sindhi The Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Monday urged the states and Union Territories to keep an eye on the active Covid cases as the situation is still “dynamic and can change at any time”. The health secretary, in a letter to states and UTs, mentioned that while the country is […]

Over 500 GTU Students Protest Against Offline Exams

January 5, 2022 5:46 pm

Over 500 students of Gujarat Technological University have protested against the offline examination scheduled this month in the middle of a potential Corona wave. Pointing to the 2,000 new Covid-19 cases recorded in Gujarat on Tuesday and the cumulative Corona caseload of 7,881 in the state, they said that the Education department is indifferent to […]

Students Claim Gujarat’s Silver Oak University Has Fleeced Them Of Over Rs 2.10 Crore

January 4, 2022 12:43 pm

Students of Silver Oak University (SOU) are angry over the way the management has fleeced over Rs 2.10 crore from them in the name of unlisted fee. Protesting against what they call “extortionist” behaviour by Silver Oak University Management, the students allege that the authorities began charging enrolment fees two months after the college began. […]

Adolescents Cheer As Ahmedabad Readies To Vaccinate Them

December 31, 2021 9:26 pm

Photo Credit: Hanif Sindhi With Ahmedabad reporting the most number of Covid-19 cases, the city is gearing up to vaccinate adolescents in the age group 15-18 years from January 3. Ahmedabad registered 311 new cases during the last 24 hours as on Friday evening as the tally of active cases in Gujarat surged to 2,962. The immunization […]