Ep. 603: Improving Learning Outcomes in Schools

Over time, the proportion of children getting enrolled in schools has increased. But the quality of learning remains a concern. In this episode, Devang Bhandari and Aanchal Govindani talk to Sarthak Pradhan and suggest some measures to improve learning outcomes. The discussion revolves around ideas to improve teacher performance and teaching methodology.
Aanchal is a marketing communications professional. She has worked across mass media, IT, education, pharmaceutical, and healthcare in private and public sector organisations.

Devang is a deal advisory professional. He also leads corporate citizenship for KPMG Global Services and has been working with impact enterprises in education, skill, and rural development.
Both Aanchal and Devang are current students of Takshashila’s Post-Graduate Programme in Public Policy.

ಭಾರತದ ಬಜೆಟ್ 2021. Budgeting during a Pandemic.

Hosts Surya Prakash and Pavan Srinath dissect the Government of India’s 2021 Budget, the first annual exercise since the COVID-19 pandemic started ravaging the world. [iframe src=’https://webplayer.adorilabs.com/IUVH62C03z8eIEuW’ width=’100%’ height=’600′ frameborder=’0′ scrolling=’no’ allow=’autoplay’] ಸೂರ್ಯ ಪ್ರಕಾಶ್ ಮತ್ತು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಭಾರತ ಸರಕಾರದ 2021 ಬಜೆಟ್ ನಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಸ್ತಾಪಗಳನ್ನು ಚರ್ಚಿಸುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಕೋವಿಡ್ ಪಿಡುಗು ಜಗತ್ತಿನಾದ್ಯಂತ ತಂದಿರುವ ಹಾನಿಯ ಹಿನ್ನೆಲೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಮುಂಗಡ ಪತ್ರವು ವಿಶೇಷ ಮಹತ್ವ ಹೊಂದಿದೆ. …

Growing Up In Patriarchal India

This is Episode 123 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12436922/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] The Republic of India is often a Republic of men. While men and women nationally enjoy the same rights, we are yet to solve many of the social failures from decades ago. Child marriage for women remains the norm …

ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸಂಶೋಧನೆ: ಹೇಗೆ? ಏಕೆ? How Does An Economist Solve Problems?

This is episode 47 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12375404/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ವಿದ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಾಸವು ಜನರ ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಮತ್ತು ಆರ್ಥಿಕ ಸ್ಥಿತಿಯನ್ನು ಉತ್ತಮಗೊಳಿಸುವುದರ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಸಾಕಷ್ಟು ಸಂಶೋದನೆಗಳಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ಬರೇ ಒಂದು ವರ್ಷದ ಅವಧಿಯನ್ನು ಶಾಲೆಯಲಿ ಅಥವಾ ಕಾಲೇಜಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕಳೆದರೆ ಇಂತಹ ಬಲಾವಣೆಗಳನ್ನು ಕಾಣಬಹುದು? ದೇಶದ ಮಟ್ಟದಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾವ ರೀತಿ ಪರಿವರ್ತನೆಯನ್ನು ಮೂಡಿಸಬಹುದು? ಇಕೊನೊಮಿಸ್ಟ್ಸ್ ಅವರು ಈ …

The Adolescents of India

This is Episode 122 of The Pragati Podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12348032/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] India has made strides in improving the health, well-being and lives of infants and expecting mothers over the last several decades. But once children enter school and enter adolescence, they get lost as a public priority till they enter …

ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣೆ. Primary Education in India.

This is episode 44 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/12111218/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ಭಾರತದ ಸ್ವತಂತ್ರ್ಯದ ನಂತರ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣ ಹೇಗೆ ಮೂಡಿ ಬಂದಿದೆ? ಸರ್ಕಾರಗಳು ಸಾವಿರಾರು ಕೋಟಿ ಶಿಕ್ಷಣದ ಮೇಲೆ ಖರ್ಚ್ ಮಾಡಿಯೂ ಸಹ ಏಕೆ ನಮ್ಮ ಶ್ಯಕ್ಷಣಿಕ ಮಟ್ಟ ಅಷ್ಟು ಕಡಿಮೆ ಇದೆ? ನಮ್ಮ ಈ 44ನೆ ಸಂಚಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ರೋಹಿತ್ ಶೆಣಾಯ್ ಅವರು ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮತ್ತು …

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ನಮ್ಮ ಮಕ್ಕಳು. The Children of India.

This is episode 20 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9511955/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಆಹಾರ, ಪೌಷ್ಟಿಕತೆ, ಮತ್ತು ವಿದ್ಯಾಭ್ಯಾಸದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಒಂದು ಸಮಗ್ರತಾ ದೃಷ್ಟಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಹೇಗೆ ನೋಡಬಹುದು? ನಮ್ಮ ತಲೆ-ಹರಟೆ ಪೋಡ್ಕಾಸ್ಟಿನ 20ನೆ ಎಪಿಸೋಡಿನಲ್ಲಿ, ಲಲಿತ ಪುಲವರ್ತಿಯವರು ಪವನ್ ಶ್ರೀನಾಥ್ ಅವರ ಜೊತೆ, 47ಕೋಟಿಗೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಮಕ್ಕಳ ಸಮಸ್ಯೆಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಮಾತನಾಡುತ್ತಾರೆ. ಲಲಿತ ಪುಲವರ್ತಿ ಅವರು …

ಪ್ರಜಾತಂತ್ರ, ದೇಣಿಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಹೂಡಿಕೆ. Philanthropy, Impact Investing & More.

This is episode 17 of Thalé-Haraté, a weekly Kannada podcast hosted by Pavan Srinath, Surya Prakash BS and Ganesh Chakravarthi. [iframe src=”https://html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/9236435/height/90/width/640/theme/custom/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/autoplay/no/preload/no/no_addthis/no/direction/backward/render-playlist/no/custom-color/FF8200/” height=”90″ width=”640] ಎಂ.ಪಿ. ಮತ್ತು ಎಂ.ಎಲ್.ಎ.ಗಳು  ಶಾಸಕಾಂಗದಲ್ಲಿ ದಕ್ಷವಾಗಿ ಕಾರ್ಯನಿರ್ವಹಿಸಲು ಏನು ಮಾಡಬೇಕು? ದೇಣಿಗೆ ನೀಡುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಮತ್ತು ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಪರಿಣಾಮಗಳನ್ನು ತರಲು ಹೊರಟಿರುವ ಹೂಡಿಕೆ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳು ಹೇಗೆ ಬದಲಾವಣೆಯನ್ನು ತರಬಹುದು? ಬನ್ನಿ ಕೇಳಿ! ಸಿ. ವಿ. ಮಧುಕರ್ ರವರು ಒಮಿಡ್ಯಾರ್ ನೆಟ್ವರ್ಕ್ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕಾರ್ಯ ನಿರ್ವಹಿಸುತ್ತಿದ್ದಾರೆ. …

Teach India? Really?

The Modi government has blown a golden opportunity to reform school education in India. If our children’s future is dismal, so is India’s.

Fund Students and not Schools!

Instead of viewing budget private schools as illegitimate providers, policymakers must unleash the competitive market process and resulting innovations required to take Indian education into the 21stcentury. 

Eminence Before Institution

Jio Institute. Eminence tags for only IITs Bombay and Delhi, not Chennai and Kanpur. Elections in Pakistan, after Nawaz Sharif failed to become the first ever Prime Minister to have served a full term in office.

Casting Science Aside

The National Education Policy framed by this government shifted focus from ‘free scientific enquiry’ to ‘Indian tradition’. The resulting patriotic righteousness can only harm our nation.

Sell All Municipal Schools

Poor parents are voting with their feet by shifting their kids from free government schools to budget private schools. The government has failed to provide quality education. Here’s an unintuitive solution for Mumbai. Sell municipal schools. Use the proceeds to fund the education of the poor.

The Coming Jobs Crisis

Many of the terrible policies followed by our government over the decades have one common unseen effect: a lack of jobs. Vivek Kaul joins Amit Varma in episode 20 of The Seen and the Unseen to discuss why it has come about and what we can do to stop the slide.