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Languages 

Beginners’ Tamil: a taster course

This free course, Beginners’ Tamil: a taster course, provides a brief introduction to the Tamil language and its scripts and sounds. You will learn how to greet people and introduce yourself, as well as how to ----- from one to ten. You will also be introduced to Tamil society and culture and will learn about the food and music popular in Tamil-speaking societies. This introductory course offers you a chance to start an exciting new learning experience and learn a new language, with a range of activities.  

Free course
4 hrs
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Education & Development 

Space for reflection

Madhavi Kapur, head of the Rewachand Bhojwani Academy, explains why many schools in Asia find students benefit from a little breathing space.

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Society, Politics & Law 

More ‘salad bowl’ than ‘melting pot’

Madhavi Kapur watches an episode of Indian School, and celebrates the multicultural nature of Indian society.

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TV, Radio & Events 

Earth Reporters: Damming the Mekong

Episode five: Thitarat Sriwattanapong takes us on a trip down the Mekong River and introduces us to the people who earn their livelihoods on it

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15 mins
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Nature & Environment 

The green, green gas of home

A biogas plant used in a home in Kerala, India, can teach the west some lessons about sustainability.

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Education & Development 

Exam fever

The heat is on for Indian school students as exam time arrives.

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Education & Development 

Culture clash

Are Western ideals eroding traditional Indian culture and values?

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Education & Development 

Affirmative action? The fallout from quotas

Billy Khokhar blogs about the effect of the Indian caste system on pupils' educational achievement.

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Education & Development 

A spiritual approach to discipline

Billy Khokhar reviews an Indian School programme that features a radical, spiritual approach to discipline.

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Education & Development 

School in India: an opportunity to be grasped

Billy Khokar compares differing attitudes to school in South Asian and British cultures.

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