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Durga the fighter- fighting circumstances for a better future

20-year-old Durga sits awkwardly on a mooda. She rarely smiles; only something very amusing compels her to crack a grin. Perhaps her front teeth make her conscious. She lives with her grandmother and uncle at Old Seemapuri, while her father lives alone at Qalandar Colony. Durga grew up in Qalandar Colony but she cringes at …

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From anger to positivity

19- year-old Karishma was tired and angry. My mother died when I was 11 years old. I was the eldest and so I had to handle everything,” she explains. Her father, a tailor in a local factory, taught her to cook after she complained about her aunts nitpicking about her cleaning and cooking. It was …

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In conversation with Mr. Manoj Kumar, Director, Department of Technical Training and Education

Mr. Kumar was Chief Guest at the Certificate Ceremony organised for the trainers who completed our Capacity Building of Trainers in Employability Skills Programme at the Industrial Training Institute (ITI), Arab Ki Sarai, Nizamuddin. What were the main challenges you faced after taking over as Director of the Department of Training & Technical Education (DTTE)? …

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What industry wants from young people applying for their first job?

In an environment that is fast changing with technology, young people, particularly those from marginalised backgrounds need to be skilled and adaptable, to be employable. It is up to trainers and instructors, to mentor and inculcate the right skills and attitude towards work in their trainees. A panel discussion with industry experts on ‘Industry’s expectation …

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Setting Aside English Grammar Rules

By Neha Abraham “Ma’am ‘- ing’ hamesha Continuous ke sath lagta hai?” (“Ma’am, do we add ‘-ing’ to make the Continuous tense?”) “Ma’am ‘At’ hamesha time ke saath ata hai?” (Ma’am is ‘At’ always used for time?) These are common questions in ETASHA’s classrooms. Most of our trainees have studied English up to the 12th …

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