Hyderabad: Education Minister G Jagadish Reddy found fault with the political parties for being irresponsible for the sorry state of the education sector in the country. The Minister inaugurated a National Workshop on “Accreditation, Quality Improvement and Ranking in Higher Education – Road Map Ahead,” jointly organised by TSCHE, CCE & RUSA here on Monday. Also Read – TSBB, NGC promotes eco-friendly Ganeshas Advertise With Us While addressing the gathering, he said there is not a single university from the country figured among the top 100 universities in the world. He reasoned that this was the result of the universities lagging behind in research. For this, political parties are also partly responsible, he added. He asked parents to stop pressurising children to achieve what they wanted them to be. Instead, he stressed to inspire students to ask questions. Also Read – CM KCR praises PRO for his books on Telangana Advertise With Us For this, the Minister said focus should be made to transform the primary schools into centres to produce scientists. He expressed anguish for continuing British style of the education system in the country. The Minister found fault with the polarisation of the education system in which parents are giving only two options for their children, either to become a doctor or an engineer. This, in turn, has let down the research capabilities in the country. Advertise With Us Member of the NITI Ayog, Dr Vijay Kumar Saraswat in his address said efforts are being made to introduce education relevant to the changes in the country and explained at length the educational reforms proposed to be introduced in near future. Telangana State Council of Higher Education (TSCHE), Chairman Prof T Papi Reddy, State Education Secretary B Janardhan Reddy, Technical Education Commissioner Naveen Mittal were among those participated.
Hong Kong Chinese Food photo by Josh Graciano on Flickr/Creative CommonsA Chinese restaurant on Mass. Ave. is singing a new tune: Hong Kong is venturing into the live music business with a new performance venue, Vanyaland reports. Also home to a nightclub that specializes in Scorpion Bowls, Hong Kong lounge has been popular among college students and locals alike for 60 years.The music venue is taking over a third-floor bar that was previously used for comedy shows. Beginning March 21, Hong Kong will host bands and musical artists for 21-plus shows. The venue has an 11 p.m. curfew for live entertainment, and on weekends, a DJ will play until last call. The club’s capacity is 100 people. (For size comparison, the upstairs venue at Central Square’s Middle East Nightclub can host just under 200.)As far as the types of musicians you can expect to see, venue booker Daniel Carswell told Vanyaland, “So far a lot of punk, metal and indie stuff has come across, but that’s not to say it’ll always be that way.” He noted that he’s open to any genre, and is willing to work with touring artists to find a date. Like he does booking shows at nearby Charlie’s Kitchen, Carswell hopes to offer Hong Kong as an alternative to the typical Boston and Camberville venues. “One of the best parts about Boston is being seen as a desired market for out of town bands to want to play. [I] always will work my best for the traveling act.”Carswell described the stage area as “super modest,” and said that the space has “a sense of DIY setup,” although that may change.The first show will feature Seattle-based band the Berries, along with local bands the Dazies and Love Strangers. Check out the rest of the spring lineup here.1238 Massachusetts Ave., Harvard Square, Cambridge, 617-864-5311, hongkongharvard.com.A previous version of this post mistakenly included a photo of Hong Kong restaurant in Boston. By Mary Meisenzahl· 2/14/2019, 1:35 p.m. 3550356 Devoted foodies and restaurant newbies love The Feed. Sign-up now for our twice weekly newsletter. Restaurants Hong Kong Plans a New Music Venue for Cambridge The Harvard Square institution plans to host local and touring acts. Sign up for The Feed. The latest on the city’s restaurants scene.* Print