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VC doors are wide open for real estate startups

Over the last couple of decades, online streaming, shopping and social networking startups have revolutionized the art of sitting around the house. Now, a new generation of internet entrepreneurs is focusing on getting us a better house to sit around in.<p>Seed and early-stage investment in real …

Real Estate

2016 30 Under 30: Education

Startups

A Devil’s Dictionary of Educational Technology

In the dark spirit of Ambrose Bierce, let us consider new definitions of familiar terms. Specifically, let’s see what happens when we give …

This Startup Is Using Video To Bring Quality Education To India's Masses

There’s an old adage that says the more things change, the more they stay the same. Amit Mahensaria and his cofounders are determined to prove the saying wrong, at least in India’s edtech space.<p>Mahensaria, Manish Kumar and Alok Choudary are the founders of Impartus, a Bangalore-based video learning …

Education Technology

A Spotify for Lifelong Learning

What I want from the edtech industry<p>It’s no secret that there is an engagement issue in edtech. Anecdotal evidence suggests that most online courses …

Education Technology

Why edtech can’t grow as much as healthtech

Svetlana Dotsenko Contributor<p>Svetlana Dotsenko is the founder and CEO of Project Lever, an edtech company that helps students find advisors.<p>Educational technology is making a bold mark on the development of higher education. If we define success by user interest and adoption, there have been at …

Higher Education

Facebook-backed school software shows promise — and raises privacy concerns

Caroline Pollock Bilicki felt uneasy about the new education program introduced this year at her children’s Chicago school.<p>Summit Basecamp, built with the help of Facebook engineers, was billed as a powerful tool that could reshape how students learn. Dozens of schools nationwide have signed up to …

Education

India must release its bad teachers from limitations or be forever caged

OPEN TO OPINION<p>Ask a student whose confidence was crushed again and again, and we may never see hope.<p>POLITICS<p>| 4-minute read | 05-09-2016<p>Meeta …

Education

Every Family In This Karnataka Village Has At Least 1 Teacher, Thanks To The Efforts Of This Man

Teaching is one of the most noble professions that there is. You're basically responsible for making the future of young, impressionable minds, and …

Why There Is Need To Improve Education In India?

India is always famous for offering quality education to students all over the world. But still there is a need to improve the quality of education …

President Mukherjee laments 'big deficiency' in education quality in India

Noting that there is a "big deficiency" in the quality of education in the country despite the presence of institutions like IITs and NITs, President …

INR 92,000 Crore Worth Of Agricultural Produce Is Wasted A Year In India Due To Lack Of Cold Chain

India wastes a staggering INR 92,000 Crore worth of agricultural produce annually with fruits and vegetables wastage contributing INR 40,000 Crore …

India

Heads up: You don’t want to miss this organic farmers’ market this Sunday

If you’re looking for a way to give back and also stay in shape this festive season, head to the Juhu Organic Farmer’s Market at Jamnabai Narsee …

Gurgaon Residents Have a New Weekend Hobby: Grow Their Own Vegetables on Land Leased from the Govt

The Horticulture Department of Gurgaon will make some agricultural land available to city residents who want to do farming and grow their own kitchen …

Urban Agriculture

Mumbai: Brace yourself for a steep milk price hike

Get ready to shell out an extra Rs 3-4 per litre for milk, as the government is formulating a policy to pay dairy farmers more, when buying milk<p>Get …

This Indian couple left their city life in Delhi to start an organic farm

A few weeks ago, after an early morning yoga class, I rolled up my mat and headed straight to the farmers’ market. An hour later, groceries in tow, I …

Farming

How Honey Bees Became a Source of Empowerment for Women in Rural India

Josephine Selvaraj is ensuring empowerment of women in rural India using bee-farming and bee-keeping.<p>Josephine Selvaraj is the founder of the Vibis …

Immune System
Education

This is what makes Simplilearn one of the most effective Education Startups in recent times

It's natural for startups to feel skeptical when entering a space which has not taken off yet or has a poor track record, but that is also where some …

Indian innovation has long way to go: DIPP’s Agarwal

India has a long way to go in promoting innovation despite moving 15 places up to 66th rank in the Global Innovation Index, according to a top …

India

Why Educated Indians Prefer Employment Over Entrepreneurship?

In order to understand why Indians prefer employment over entrepreneurship, we will have to see the historical reasons that have shaped such a …

Food is getting so expensive in India that it now wants to farm in Africa and Myanmar

India, one of the world’s largest consumers and importers of pulses, may soon take over agricultural land in Africa and Myanmar to meet growing demand in its domestic market.<p>Two consecutive years of drought have led to a sharp drop in pulse production in the country. As a result, some pulses have …

India

Free people from ‘dictatorship’ of 0.01%

Vandana ShivaChemical corporations are trying to impose patents on all living organisms... They are trying to destroy our local food systems and …

Globalization

Organic Food Probably Isn't Any Better For You

Organic farming has experienced a huge boom in the past few years. In fact, according to the United States Department of Agriculture, organic food …

Agriculture

'Non-GMO' Does Not Mean Organic, Folks

It appears that sales of foods touting an absence of genetically-modified ingredients are booming in the U.S. — but some people may be surprised to learn what’s actually in such foods in lieu of GMOs.<p>Sales of products labeled by the Non-GMO Project, a nonprofit that verifies the contents of …

Agriculture

Parched India Village Uses Crowdfunding to Build Canal

When farmers in the scorched village of Horti in Western India were struggling to raise money for a canal, they turned to an unlikely source: a …

Crowd Funding