However, teacher José Picardo argues that the aversion to technology in Steiner schools is rooted in a “pseudo-intellectualism which believes the things we are familiar with are better than the things our children are familiar with”. Picardo teaches at Surbiton High School in Surrey, where every pupil from the age of seven or eight is given a tablet. “I think my children are going to end up being better prepared for the world in which they live,” he says, because his school does not subscribe to the idea that “playing with something physical is better and therefore children shouldn’t be allowed technology”. … [Read more...] about Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?
Impact of the pandemic on the rural side will be very limited as the social spending the government has been doing is very high, says Co-Head Equities at Investec India. What is your take away from the kind of move that we have seen in the market and at these levels, what would you actually have in your portfolio as a preferred name? The move is in response to the opening up of the economy or rather the attempts to open up the economy in certain parts of the country. The expectation or the belief was that the Street was actually waiting for a stimulus programme from the government but the reality is that the government is very constrained when it comes to providing any stimulus. The actual action is going to happen around how we open the economy. Just to give you an example. Auto sales in April were zero. As you see these numbers improving, you will see some action, especially in the cyclicals which are beaten down. Another small point here is, if I look at Nifty valuations, it has … [Read more...] about Bet on agrarian theme as rural economic recovery will stand out: Mukul Kochhar
For Sukrampal, the matter is urgent. He risks spoiling the whole lot if he does not move his produce within the next few days, before the next round of wet weather, as he struggles to keep the moisture content in the wheat below 13% to 14%. Above that, grain is less attractive to buyers and will fetch a lower price. If it gets too wet, it will be worthless. … [Read more...] about India’s farmers gather record wheat crop, but cannot move it