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The Youngest Headteacher in the World

Babar Ali lives in Murshidabad, West Bengal. He attends the Raj Govinda School, which is 10km away.  Every day he catches an auto-rickshaw part of the way and walks the rest.  Babar Ali is the first person in his family to go to school.  He is 16 years old. At 14, Chumki Hajra has never […]

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I was neither disappointed nor surprised by the World Cup Final. A tempestuous match in which Holland, predictably, tried to cancel out the higher skill level of the Spanish through endeavour, sweat and passion. Not surprising then that this spilled over into what some media people described as ‘thuggery’. In the heat of battle the lines […]

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