Michelle Sherine

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Education in India – Part 2, How to improve it

“I read your article on education in India”, a friend told me, “but there should be a follow up. It should be discussed in public and reach the …

Decolonising India’s education

A national newspaper carried an article in July 2014 that bemoaned (rightly so) the disparity in education between the haves and the have-nots, …

India’s obsession with English is depriving many children of a real education

At a well-appointed demonstration lab in one of Chennai Municipal Corporation’s so-called “model” schools, the chemistry teacher, speaking in Tamil, tells me that science is taught in English in high school.<p>I ask her whether the classroom discussion was also in English. “For discussion, I allow …

Education

11 things we learned about social enterprise in international development

As donor governments cut aid budgets, here’s what the experts say about the role of social enterprise in filling the gap<p><b>1. The scale of social enterprises varies globally</b><br>Bangladesh has the powerhouses of Brac and Grameen. “It’s the home of microfinance and Brac’s social enterprises have operated …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

Copywriting 101: The Ins & Outs of Great Copy

If you were to tell someone that you were a copywriter, you’d most likely get a response like, “Oh, so you write stuff?” That is, unless you’re in …

How Marketing Technologists are Intersecting All Areas of Business

Marketing technology is changing entire marketing departments, but the action is also happening at other business intersections.<p>Somewhere between IT and marketing, there's magic. That's why <b>"Marketing Technologists"</b> are some of the most in-demand professionals of the moment--and they're equally …

Marketing

7 Daily Mantras To Boost Your Productivity

Being more productive means first learning what and how to manage on a daily basis.<p>There is no lack of conversation about what drives productivity. Do we drink more coffee? Should we take multiple short breaks? Do we need to have longer lunch breaks?<p>I think productivity comes from a combination of …

Memory: Why cramming for tests often fails

You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't. If we’re trying to learn something, many of us study in ways that prevent the memories sticking. Fortunately, the same research also reveals how we can supercharge our learning.<p>We’ve all had to face …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

8 Content Marketing Infographics Every Marketer Must Bookmark

Long posts are very helpful and there are things that cannot be said in a checklist, image, or an infographic. However, an infographic can be very …

Infographics

Indian sexual freedom grows, despite 'moral policing'

The crisp lawns, water fountain and new walking path of Lohia Park attract people of all ages. Middle-aged women wearing tracksuit trousers paired with traditional Indian tops walk the trails with strollers in tow. Frisbees and kites fly in the air. And almost every day, couples embrace under a …

Is India still a developing country?

As the world's largest democracy prepares to go to the polls, we've invited five people from India, the US and the UK who have expertise on economics, women's rights, youth movements, disability rights and urban development to answer the question: "Do you perceive India to be a developing …

India launches biometric data project to make every citizen count in official eyes

Could a semi-Orwellian programme to collect biometric data for 1.3 billion Indians become a key tool to pull people out of poverty and integrate them into the global economy? The world's largest democracy is betting that it will and that it could benefit other countries.<p>In this case, Big Brother …

The Internet of Things Could Make Marketing "Magical"

At the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Samsung chief executive (CEO) Boo-Keun Yoon announced plans to invest millions to create …

What I’m Reading: “Trust Agent” Mario Sundar

<i>As LinkedIn’s second PR hire, Mario Sundar’s official title was Senior Social Media Manager. But to Sundar, that didn’t accurately describe his main</i> …

Make in India! But Can India Make It?

<i>Editor’s note: To our great delight, the Modi government seems to be hearing our message about the very troubled Indian visa system. See “India</i> …

The God of Small Things: Modi's Divine Mission

In India, everyone has a chance of becoming a god.<p>Cricketers, Bollywood stars, politicians, even the friendly neighborhood do-gooder are not just adulated but often revered as deities.<p>In southern Tamil Nadu, the Chief Minister Jayalalithaa's supporters call themselves her "devotees" and worship …

Making 'Make in India' Work

India's central banker Raghuram Rajan is good at asking the right questions. A distinguished economist with exceptional foresight -- he was one of …

PM Modi threatens to quit if RSS leaders don't behave: Reports

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reportedly threatened to quit from the PM's post if the RSS leaders do not stop making such controversial remarks. …

Truth vs Hype: The Myth of Conversions

<b>Gorakhpur:</b> On the terrace of a Gorakhpur hotel on a chilly morning, Sunil Singh, president of the Hindu Yuva Vahini described his programme, …