Breaking Superstitions with Science: How we engaged youth to generate scientific curiosity in villages

An eclipse is associated with many superstitions in India. To counter such superstitions and generate scientific curiosity among people, especially children, Pratham’s Science Program team designed many activities around the last solar eclipse of the decade, which was visible from India on the 26th of December 2019. The series of activities generated immense excitement among…

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Culture and the labour market keep India’s women at home

Original article appeared in the Economist on Jul 5, 2018: https://www.economist.com/briefing/2018/07/05/culture-and-the-labour-market-keep-indias-women-at-home How can they be helped to return to the workforce? Neither of Kirandeep Kaur’s older sisters works. Nor do most of her girlfriends. But the 21-year-old is giving it a shot. By the summer, upon completion of a three-month nursing course, she hopes to…

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