In this episode of Future Wise, Moneycontrol's Keerthana Tiwari and M Saraswathy discuss the pros and cons of online degree courses. Will the interaction with peers and professors continue to be the same? … [Read more...] about Future Wise podcast | University degrees are going online. Will it work for you?
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While the physical and economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic couldn’t be more glaring, the pandemic has had a horrifying effect on something that is most often invisible: people’s mental health. That’s according to an alarming new study released by the CDC that examined people’s self-reported state of mental health during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about CDC: People without a college degree are more likely to consider suicide during the COVID-19 pandemic
The Community Library Project (TCLP) in Delhi is one of the most robust of them. What started in 2009 as a book club now serves 4,000 children. TCLP has four branches in Delhi-NCR that give free access to books to everyone. TCLP is also a learning lab that follows the best practices of the trade and trains librarians and teachers. Its director Mridula Koshy says most people in India limit the use of books to learning and knowledge, which is not their only purpose. The celebrated author says, “When we read a book, we imagine other cultures. Books help us in thinking and exploring our curiosity. We also acquire some facts from them, but thinking is most important.” … [Read more...] about The story of India’s community libraries — Spurned by state, struck by lockdown
“For long-distance travellers, there shouldn’t be any friction to move from trains to buses (and vice versa), especially in a country like India. Unless this kind of integration isn’t possible, we will have long wait-lists on trains. We also have to ensure than the inter-city and inter-state buses do not run at half the capacity to fix the wait-list problems on trains," Rathi added. … [Read more...] about Around 20% of online train ticket inventory has opened for the public: Report
If you’re picturing a chess match as a drawn-out slog — well, you’re not wrong. A classical game without time limits can last five hours. But many online battles, including nearly all the games that Nakamura streams, are blitz chess. Each player has just a few minutes to complete all of his or her moves, leading to an aggressive, risky style of play that fans say is exhilarating to watch. … [Read more...] about Chess (Yes, chess) is now a streaming obsession