India  /  Published 01.06.22

Seer, writers join text protest

The Karnataka government is facing increasing pressure to sack a Sangh parivar co-traveller assigned to revise school textbooks, with several writers quitting government literary organisations in prot...
By K.M. Rakesh in Bangalore

India  /  Published 25.05.22

Hindutva: Is BJP altering textbooks?

Critics say BJP governments in several states are attempting to introduce a new syllabus in schools that aligns with the Hindu nationalist party's worldview. A controversy has erupted in recent d...
By Murali Krishnan in New Delhi

Events  /  Published 03.05.22 arrived in Kolkata with their unique Lock The Box event!

Post-pandemic, a new problem was identified by the Bookchor team –– people do not have a place to sell their pre-loved books. So to be able to give readers a scope to sell theirs, Bookchor...
By Shrestha Saha

Opinion  /  Published 29.04.22

Closing minds: Distorting history

It was just a matter of time. There were enough hints and pushes of the envelope to suggest that school syllabi in the higher classes would undergo a sea-change. The Centre’s plan now, apparentl...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 05.04.22

Poser on Mander story in textbook

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has sought an explanation from the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) over the inclusion of a story by social ...
By PTI in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 14.03.22

Bringing history to life

Stories of human struggles cannot be separated from the curriculum and classroom debates. Significant political movements not only provide rich historical content but also offer diverse perspectives f...
By Sanjeev Rai

Opinion  /  Published 16.02.22

Engage with knowledge

General Knowledge has been a steady feature in school curricula since I can remember. But just knowing that Luanda was the capital of Angola and ringgit the currency of Malaysia did not really help. S...
By Devi Kar

India  /  Published 05.02.22

NCERT chief with Ramayana focus

The government on Friday appointed Dinesh Prasad Saklani, a historian who has written and spoken extensively on the various aspects of the Ramayana, as director of the National Council of Educational ...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 04.12.21

CBSE: errors won't hurt students

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) on Friday acknowledged the possibility of ambiguity in board exam questions and discrepancies between its suggested answers and the contents of textbook...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.12.21

Marks loss fear as CBSE answers contradict book

Answers that the Central Board of Secondary Education has prescribed for two questions in the sociology paper of its ongoing first-term Class XII board exams are at odds with the content of the board&...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


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