Published on February 3, 2020 AHMEDABAD: The devastating bushfire in 2019-20 in Australia affected 1.86 lakh sq km, killing close to 100 crore animals and burning 6,000-odd houses - making global headlines for its effect on environment and the biosphere. "Several areas have lost 80-85% of its flora and fauna. The bushfire could have been … Continue reading ‘Tribal wisdom could have prevented Australian bushfire’
Published on January 28, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Prakash Vegda, a quilt (dhabla) weaver from Balej, 40km from Veraval in Gir Somnath district, had not heard about colours such as Sugar Almond, Dark Cheddar, Bluestone or Eden before he came to National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT) at Gandhinagar earlier this month. “We work predominantly with brown … Continue reading When artisans read seasonal colour forecast!
Published on January 26, 2020 AHMEDABAD: When Arun Nandewal, a 2018-20 batch PGP student at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A), and his batchmates searched for textbooks on product management in India, they found just one. It was a book by IIT-Madras alumnus. So Nandewal and 20 batchmates decided to write a textbook themselves, incorporating the latest developments in … Continue reading Discipline outpaces textbook, students write new one
Published on January 13, 2020 AHMEDABAD: When Abhishek Mankotia, a master of design (MDes) student at the National Institute of Design (NID), visited an anganwadi for his project in Thaltej area last year, a dialogue set him off on the path to explore gender dynamics among toddlers. "The teacher was talking to students about being … Continue reading NIDian wipes gender bias off textbooks
Published on January 7, 2020 AHMEDABAD: It took the IIM-Ahmedabad more than a year and hard work to build the copyright wall around its distinctive logo which incorporates the ageless motif of Sidi Saiyyed Jali. The push to get the copyright was spurred by recent instances of unauthorized use of the logo. The institute's officials … Continue reading 59 years on, IIM-Ahmedabad slogs it out to finally get logo copyright
Published on February 12, 2020 Ahmedabad: What can teeth reveal about a person? A lot — if the examiner is a dentist or a forensic odontologist. A study conducted by a researcher from Gujarat Forensic Sciences University (GFSU), claimed that the dental growth, one of the parameters of a child’s overall well-being, was found to … Continue reading Malnutrition in urban areas arresting dental growth?
Published on February 28, 2020 AHMEDABAD: Words and numbers don’t match, one might say. But not for this teacher from Bhavnagar. Gordhan Dihora, a primary school teacher from Trambak Primary School near Ghogha, has found a unique method to teach English while he teaches Mathematics to the students of Class VI-VIII. His is one of … Continue reading This guru teaches English through maths!
Published on March 30, 2020 Ahmedabad: No student is allowed to miss Prof Nigam Dave’s lectures at SLS, PDPU – even when it happens online. “With advanced tools embedded on platforms such as Zoom online classes, Canvas or Google classroom, we can capture screenshots or gather data on students’ engagements during the virtual classrooms,” said … Continue reading When education goes virtual
Published on March 25, 2020 Ahmedabad: In middle of March, when the discussion on COVID-19 was at its peak but Gujarat had not recorded its first case, Knowledge Management and Innovations for Change (KMIC) at IIM-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) organized an online meeting. On the lines were not business honchos or thought leaders, it were the municipal … Continue reading Communities to fight the pandemic
Published on March 14, 2020 The hi-tech biometric attendance system appears to have failed the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) hygiene test. With health guidelines insisting on avoiding touching oft-handled surfaces, many institutions have dusted out their attendance registers for staff to sign and mark their attendance instead of risk of picking up virus from the … Continue reading Gujarat: Covid-19 scare gives biometric attendance thumbs down