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Tuesday, Aug 20, 2019
KumKum Dasgupta

KumKum Dasgupta


KumKum Dasgupta is with the opinion section of Hindustan Times. She writes on education, environment, gender, urbanisation and civil society.


articles by KumKum Dasgupta (346 results)
Aug 17, 2019 20:31
The people of the brand new Union Territory are happy. But they should be apprehensive too. The Indian tourist army may ravage the ecologically fragile region read more
Jul 18, 2019 08:14
India’s welfare delivery system has improved. But, as the corruption controversy in Bengal shows, it’s not foolproof. read more
Jul 17, 2019 15:13
A better way to engage with the private sector would be to make the youth of a state employable with proper investments in education, health and skill development read more
Jul 12, 2019 20:43
In a report released in June, the World Health Organization defined burnout as a chronic process of exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficacy due to an imbalance between job demands and the resources available to meet them read more
Jun 21, 2019 18:31
Dogs are good for our well-being. For doubters, here’s scientific evidence read more
Jun 14, 2019 20:17
This water emergency, however, is not just about the lack of availability of the natural resource. It is much more severe than that: Our rivers are polluted, traditional water harvesting systems are gone, catchments are deforested, groundwater water... read more
Jun 03, 2019 17:07
This will be a very heavy cognitive burden on a young child of five to seven years as each of the Indian languages has a very large number of visual units (aksharas) between 400 and 700, to be mastered in two to three years’ time. This formulation is... read more
May 07, 2019 19:37
The natural calamity is a warning for cities: Learn to be climate resilient or the consequences would be severe read more
Apr 27, 2019 20:35
A fresh, young voice like that of Thunberg’s, I feel, can help bring much more attention to the issue, put pressure on the new government to meet its climate promises, and also push citizens to be partners in that effort. India is a young country, and... read more
Apr 06, 2019 20:59
Stories are one of the most effective ways of teaching kids about the world. Now many schools are harnessing this activity by seamlessly weaving it with the syllabus to help kids learn better. read more
Apr 04, 2019 18:20
There is increasing academic evidence that climate change is leading to conflicts but national governments are yet to come up with policy prescriptions read more
Mar 11, 2019 07:21
The MP forest department was fortunate to have committed forest officers with long and stable tenures. For example, between 1970 and 2007, the Kanha National Park had only four park directors. Second, unlike many states, the forests have had decent political... read more
Mar 01, 2019 19:45
Like any enthusiast, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II took his camera everywhere and ended up capturing his city, people and palaces in ways never seen before. read more
Feb 18, 2019 07:38
There is a strong need to create processes and capacities to develop curriculum material in local languages. read more
Feb 11, 2019 12:58
The industry should have been given a clear road map to follow, so that the government could effectively implement a carrot-and-stick policy. Without a stick the carrot loses its charm. read more