Author Archives: Loknath

New test, more choice ahead for Indiana education

It wouldn’t be Indiana politics without heated debates over education, and, reliably, the General Assembly delivered. Some of the longest discussions this year focused on expanding the state’s On My Way Pre-K pilot and replacing ISTEP. Particularly contentious were proposals for the state’s education leader to be appointed instead of elected, and for the state to take over the struggling Muncie and ... Read More »

Jury selection to begin in fatal Christmas fire case

In this Dec. 25, 2011 photo, firefighters investigate a house in Stamford, Conn. where an early morning fire left five people dead. The Hartford Courant reported Monday, May 9, 2016, that in a lawsuit deposition, contractor Michael Borcina said he lied to protect the children’s mother Madonna Badger, who was the one who left a bag of fireplace ashes in ... Read More »

Felt VR3, endurance road bike, reviewed

The Felt VR3 arrived for testing in late fall. For my rides, I was putting on more and more layers as temperatures dropped. As I thickened up from the clothes, it was good to have a road bike with wider tires (28 mm nominal, 30 mm actual). One of my last rides on the Irvine, Calif.-based company’s new endurance bike ... Read More »

KTM 390 DUKE (2017-on) Review

KTM has raised the A2 licence bar with its 2017 390 Duke. It’s one of the most fun to ride, involving and high quality machines in its class.  It’s refined, easy to live with, fast, comes with a high level of spec and superb attention to detail. There’s a whole raft of official ‘Power Parts accessories, too’. If you plan ... Read More »

England assures EU student funding fees through 2018

The announcement came as part of a tumultuous week for the UK higher education sector, during which Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap general election and rumours swirled that May is willing to soften her long-held stance on non-EU students being included in net migration figures. “This announcement gives EU students the certainty they need as well as giving ... Read More »

Lively Chastain Chelsea Clinton honored for philanthropic work

Hollywood actresses Blake Lively and Jessica Chastain were among the six women honored on Friday for their philanthropic efforts with organizations helping women and children. They joined singer-actress Audra McDonald, television personality Gayle King, Viacom media executive Shari Redstone and Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the board of the Clinton Foundation, at Variety’s Power of Women lunch recognizing their charitable ... Read More »

Class Struggle In AAPs Schools Vs BJPs Schools, Education Missing From Debate

New Delhi: Refurbished, shiny desks have replaced broken tables and benches at the government school on Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg in the heart of Delhi. Students are in full attendance as they listen to academician Pushpesh Pant speaking on Cold War via video conferencing. This scene is straight out of one of the ‘model schools’ conceptualised by Deputy Chief Minister ... Read More »

2017 NFL schedule Football fans get a special present on Christmas Monday

If you like Monday night doubleheaders, then you are going to love what the NFL has planned for Christmas this season. With the holiday falling on a Monday this year, the league decided to give every NFLfan a free present by adding an extra Monday night game. That’s right, there’s going to be two games played on Monday, Dec. 25. ... Read More »

Indian Scout First Ride Review

The brand Indian Motorcycles has been making bikes for over 100 years now and is one of the oldest two-wheeler companies. One of its most popular bikes till date has been the Indian Scout. The Scout started production in the 1920s but production ended shortly after the second world war. In 2011, Polaris Industries bought the Indian Motorcycle Company and it ... Read More »

The 13 greatest first-round upsets in sports history

Chicago is temporarily the center of the sports universe. The Bulls are up 2-0 on the top seed Boston Celtics and looking for the rare No. 8-over-No. 1 NBA upset. Meanwhile, the NHL’s Blackhawks have the shoe skate on the other foot as they trail 3-0 in their first-round series to the eighth-seeded Nashville Predators. As the NBA and NHL brace ... Read More »