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[17 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Visionary school–Imparting value based education | ]

Chakravarthy Rama
In the article the author talks about how and why visionary schools are important in the present times. The author makes his case by giving the example of GMR Chinmaya Vidyalaya.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Treading a tad lighter | ]

Nagini Prasad

Is sustainable economics a contradiction? Is this something that only authorities at the top should worry about? Can you as an individual reduce costs and yet live a good life? A teacher narrates how both teachers and students in her school have taken measures to lead more sustainable lives.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Framing an old debate: Capitalism vs Socialism | ]


Socialism was brought into existence to counter the idea of capitalism that had engulfed the world. While socialism is no longer the force that it once was it is still important to understand these two very different yet in some ways similar ideas.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on The gendering of a discipline | ]

Padmini Swaminathan

Economics is understood from several different perspectives, but feminist economics is yet to become popular. Understanding economics from the feminist’s point of view will only add to the knowledge of the subject for then you look into and ask questions about the so far ignored role of women and their contribution to the economy of a country.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Experiments with giftivism | ]

Dhanesh Sharma

We are told of the barter system in our classrooms, but can we imagine a world without money today? Is there room for removing money from the equation to lead perhaps more meaningful lives? The author in this article discusses how he experimented with the concept of the gift economy.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on The law and economics merger | ]

Satish Jain

What is law and economics all about? Well, there is a lot that connects the two subjects. Using simple examples the author tells you the relationship between these two subjects and why it is important to know one to understand the other better.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Learning about a world in crisis | ]

Pierre Smith Khanna

There is one gaping hole in the economics curriculum of today. Not one thinks it important to learn about financial crises even though they are very much a part of our lives today. The author makes a case for including economic crises in the curriculum.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Ecology, environment, economics | ]

Lawrence Surendra

What is ecological economics? How different or not is it from what we call environmental economics? How necessary is it today for students to understand what ecological economics is?

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on The human – nature symbiosis | ]

A Damodaran

To understand what ecological economics is and why it is necessary teachers have to first make efforts help students unlearn the ideas promoted by environmental economics.

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[7 Jun 2016 | Comments Off on Celebrating the people that make us | ]

Ardra Balachandran The greatest learning during her early years of education was that it is not what degrees we achieve or the things we possess but how we live, love, and behave with others that determines the quality of our lives. That’s the reason why Sheel is passionate about helping children learn to learn, and […]