TweetChats

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘#SkillIndia: Why is there a demand-supply gap?’

Event Date: 03 Feb 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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#SkillIndia: Why is there a demand-supply gap?

With an aim to skill over 40 crore Indians by 2022, #SkillIndia is a very ambitious project. What is the role of government in skilling the youth? How do we ensure that there is a match between the skills youth need, the demands of the market, and the skill training being provided?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 3 February 2016 from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Snigdha Verma (programs@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘What are critical constraints to Indian school education reform?’

Event Date: 18 Jan 2016; Time: 7-8pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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 Necessary or Unconstitutional?
What is the critical constraint behind the issues that exist in our school education system? Is it infrastructure? If it is infrastructure, why did we not see improvements in learning outcomes though the status of infrastructure has improved? Is it lack of motivated people? If that is the case, what is the reason for this lack of motivation: Are passionate people not entering the sector or are they losing their motivation after becoming part of the system?

Join us for #ccstalks hosted by Karthik Dinne, author of UnpackED: The black box of Indian school education reform, on Monday, 18 January 2016 from 7-8pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).

#ccstalks TweetChat: ‘Free Basics: A step in the right direction?’

Event Date: 06 Jan 2016; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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Free Basics: A step in the right direction?

The proponents of Free Basics say that it is a step to extend connectivity to the poor. Equally strong arguments from the opposing side say that it is a corporate ploy to compartmentalise the internet. Should we support Free Basics, and is it a step in the right direction?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 6 January 2016 for our first tweetchat of the new year from 4-5pm! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you!

For more information, contact Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).

#ccstalks Tweetchat ‘Minimum Qualifications to Stand for Elections: Necessary or Unconstitutional?’

Event Date: 23 Dec 2015; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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 Necessary or Unconstitutional?

The Supreme Court recently upheld the new Haryana panchayat law. The amendments disqualify people who lack formal education, have no functioning toilet in their home and are in debt, from contesting Panchayat elections. Is this a necessary move to ensure quality governance? Or is it unconstitutional, violating the rights of voters to determine for themselves what qualities they want in a candidate?

Join us for #ccstalks on Wednesday, 23 December 2015 from 4-5pm to discuss this issue! Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).

#ccstalks Tweetchat ‘Are we afraid of dissent?’

Event Date: 09 Dec 2015; Time: 4-5pm
Venue: tweetchat.com #ccstalks

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Should government be able to curtail civil liberty in the interest of security?

Aamir Khan recently expressed his concerns over growing intolerance in India, and how his wife had suggested that they move out of the country for their security. Since then, there have been opinions from all ends pouring in - accusing Aamir Khan of being anti-national, calling it 'trendy' to criticise the government; others insisting that he is free to speak his mind. Both however, point to a fear of dissent. For public discourse to be fruitful, it needs to be guided by a willingness to engage and a modicum of restraint. Read a great blog by Ujwal on this issue here, and join the discussion next week!

Log in to tweetchat.com or Twitter and follow #ccstalks. We look forward to speaking with you! For more information, contact Manasi Bose (pr@ccs.in).