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Education in Bihar – Uttar Pradesh: Shocking or Illuminating?

October 14, 2017 - 11:21 am in Education

Some months back a boy in his early twenties entered into my academic office to give me photo-copy of a paper. He seemed to be a little bit frightened or maybe it was my optical illusion. After all, it was extremely cold in Allahabad and all had reasons to…

Vicious – lawless action of the UP police, on girl students, at Benaras Hindu University

September 29, 2017 - 4:00 pm in Education

The All India Forum for Right to Education (AIFRTE) condemns the vicious and lawless action of the Uttar Pradesh police force in lathi-charging peaceful…

Institutional Murder of an Achiever #TamilNadu

September 7, 2017 - 12:25 pm in Education

AIFRTE is shocked and deeply saddened by yet another `suicide’ of a young Dalit student whose academic achievement could not allow her to overcome the…

What is RSS agenda in Education?

August 15, 2017 - 9:34 pm in Education

In its recommendation to NCERT, Shiksha Sanskriti Uthan Nyas, an RSS affiliate asks for removal of English, Urdu and Arabic words, the thoughts of Rabindranath Tagore; extracts from painter M F Husain’s autobiography; references to the Mughal emperors as…

Dalits should give up reservations voluntarily, let upper caste enjoy it now. #India@70

August 15, 2017 - 2:08 pm in Education, Reforms

The Scheduled Caste & Tribes in India have enjoyed the so called “reservation” benefits. Some of the members of the community have progressed economically to a very well of status. Most are yet to upgrade their economic situations. Even the ones who…

RTE: A step towards Edification and Development

August 7, 2017 - 5:09 pm in Education, Rights

Abstract: Education plays an important role in the overall development of a person. It helps one to become a good citizen, which could, in turn, become an asset in modern democratic concept. Right to education has opened a whole new arena for transforming…

The vital role of Savita Ambedkar in the life of Baba Saheb Ambedkar

May 13, 2017 - 1:50 am in Education, Society, YouTube

Vijay Surwade is a living encyclopedia of Ambedkarism in India. And it is not merely about his indepth and detailed knowledge of life and time of Dr Baba Saheb Ambedkar but also his passion to collect Baba Saheb’s original photographs of different events…

Polluting Universities with Sectarian mindset

March 12, 2017 - 9:53 am in Education, Reforms

Universities are an important place for shaping the mind and opinions of the future generations. A free open debate, intermingling of different opinions, castes, and religions shapes the students towards humane inclusive values. The academic work along with…

Fear of Discussion Spreads: MSU Baroda Cancels Workshop on Caste

March 10, 2017 - 11:29 pm in Education

Yet another Indian university has been deprived of its reason for existence: discussing the society we live in, so we can understand it, maybe even think of how to change it. The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda has cancelled a day-long workshop…

Can Madrassas be compared with RSS run Schools?

March 6, 2017 - 10:51 am in Education

Digvijay Singh’s tweet ‘Madrassas and Sarswati Shishu mandirs (SSM), both spread hate’ (Feb 23 2017) has evoked lot of response from diverse sections. On one hand Muslim groups have taken him on for demonization of Madrassas, and on the other, RSS supporters…