Shyna Kalra

Senior Sub-editor with The Indian Express. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Dhenkanal. Tweets at @ShynaKalra.

Articles By Shyna Kalra

How UPSC IAS 2018 topper Kanishak Kataria achieve success

UPSC CSE topper Kanishak Kataria shares his preparation strategy, books he read, questions he was asked during interview among other details. He also tells the how his work experience boosted his confidence.

Why a tea seller son reconsidering Canadian offer worth Rs 1 crore over Indian

Uttarakhand-boy Sachin Sanwal is apprehensive of taking a job in Canada and might settle for a lesser package in India. Comparing the interviews in both Indian and foreign companies, he said, in TCS more basic questions were asked and in Candian company, more applied questions were asked.

UPSC CSE topper Kanishak Kataria on Twitter’s love for his love story: It’s natural to thank girlfriend

Hailing from Dalit community, leaving a foreign-based job, taking mathematics as an optional subject, UPSC CSE topper Kanishak Kataria is breaking stereotypes one at a time. One among many being thanking his girlfriend. Here is a look at what he has to say on Tweeple's love for his love life.

Bihar Board Class 10th result: 9 out of top 10 from same school, principal says open to trial

Bihar Board BSEB Matric 10th Result 2019: The overall pass percentage of the board has also spiked this year. Talking to earlier, BSEB chairperson had said that they have introduced lenient and step-wise marking among other initiatives to take the pass percentage higher.

GATE 2019: Love for maths, group studies made these friends top the exam

While Raghuvanshi has topped the exam, his friends, Ronak and Vikash have secured rank 8 and 14 respectively. With the aim of top 50 rank in mind, all three of them practised test series together and discussed the approach taken to solve difficult problems etc.

GATE 2019 topper (PE) Vikas Raj asks: Is grind of competitive exams worth it?

An IIT-Dhanbad alumnus, Vikas Raj, a native of Madhubani, Bihar, aims to work at the ONGC and wished to devise technologies that can increase oil retention and increase India's fuel produce.

Teachers’ promotion to be based on students feedback under AICTE’s new rule

AICTE has decided to include the students' feedback as the highest parameter contributing to as many as 25 marks for the assessment of teachers. The score will be used for promotion purposes. The move is aimed to increase teaching quality in engineering colleges.

GATE 2019 topper Shashank wants to serve nation as an IES

GATE result 2019 topper: Madhya Pradesh boy, who topped GATE 2019 with All India Rank (AIR) 1 and 989 score loves solving difficult questions as it makes him practice his concepts better. Son of an engineer, Shashank Mangal, also wants to crack Indian Engineering Services (IES) exam conducted by the UPSC.

CBSE accountancy exam full of printing mistakes, students left confused

Talking to, a CBSE spokesperson said, "If a student or a school authority feels there is an error in any exam they can raise queries within 24 hours, however, the board has called the exam a 'success'.

UCEED 2019 topper: Already a student at IIT, Vishwaprasanna attempted exam for ‘experience’

Even during his first attempt, Hariharan did not prepare separately for the exam and just practised last three years' question papers. Inclined towards drawing and painting since childhood, he believes that aptitude cannot be taught

NIT-Rourkela is becoming differently-abled friendly, thanks to Jitesh who crawled his way to classes

Jitesh researched on accessible infrastructure and submitted a study to the then director on making the campus infrastructure inclusive for all including accessible washrooms, ramps etc. He, who was forced to take up a physical education course had also designed a remote-operated system to control fans and lights in his hostel room.

Panjab University introduces entrance exam for MA Economics

Senate approved the proposal to conduct entrance exam instead of merit-based admissions for MA (economics) admissions at PU. Move to be implemented from this admission season.

Bihar Board results early: BSEB introduces lenient marking, technical evaluation methods

Bihar Board BSEB Result 2019: With incentives for teachers who perform an error-free evaluation, the introduction of special software in each evaluation centre and more objective-type questions in board exams, Bihar board aims to improve pass percentage and marks obtained by toppers. Result expected to be announced sooner.

432 students of Bihar Board expelled for cheating in exams, 26 impersonators held

Bihar Board had adopted strict security measures to ensure security during exams including two-step checking, a special team of invigilators and barring shoes and socks during exam. Similar measures will be followed for class 10 students exams for whom will begin from February 21, 2019.

CBSE exams: What is ‘creative marking’ and why should you care?

CBSE board: The board has trained teachers, principals, exam evaluators across India to help them understand the scoring system. Additionally, the board has adopted TETRA system which will facilitate real-time evaluation monitoring and trend analysis.

Jamia protest turns violent: Students allegedly groped, HOD sent on ‘leave’

Three students from Jamia Milia Islamia (JMI) suspended for manhandling female students on protest. HOD, applied arts, sent on 'leave' over allegations of favouritism in marking and sexist remarks against female students.

Meet 13-year-old Amar who teaches Geography to UPSC aspirants

Amar Sathwik and his younger brother have learnt tricks to learn complex things from their father who is a government school teacher. Amar wants to become an IAS himself

Meet JEE Main 2019 B Arch topper who aims B Tech from IIT-Bombay

JEE Main 2019 paper 2: He also secured 99.91 percentile marks in JEE Main paper-I (for admission to B.E/B.Tech courses) and will appear for the exam in April as well. Narayanan wishes to serve the country and aims to work at DRDO or ISRO.

Budget 2019: Support for newer IITs, IIMs to increasing funds, what does education sector expect from Finance Minister?

The experts believe allotment to education has decreased over the years as it is receiving single-digit per cent of GDP. While academicians, industry and students alike demand more funds, asks different stakeholders their expectations from the upcoming budget and areas of investment

Govt hikes research stipend by 24%; fellows upset, protest to continue

The Department of Science and Technology (DST) has also said that it can consider limiting the number of fellowships due to 'budgetary constraints'. The research fellows who have been protesting since months said they will continue to protest for a better hike and also demand a hike in stipend every four years. According to latest notification, researchers can be asked to teach undergraduate classes.