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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…

Children sans Childhood: Rag Picking Children in Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh

October 13, 2017 - 2:55 pm in Economics, Health

I am used to wander around to look at people not very much welcome to the civil and elite society – the society excluding unwelcome cross sections is…

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…

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…

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…

Status of Muslims in West Bengal – Appeasement or Exclusion?

April 19, 2016 - 6:20 pm in Rights

“Muslims constitute a very large proportion of the poor. The fact that Muslims in West Bengal are disproportionately poorer and more deprived in terms of living conditions is an empirical recognition that gives this report an inescapable immediacy and practical…

Need to cleanse the education from the Dronacharayas

January 18, 2016 - 4:14 pm in Education

Hyderabad University cant escape from the blame of killing the young Dalit scholar. We want to ask this question why should students at this level be 'expelled'. The problem with these so-called institutions is that they want to 'discipline' students like…

‪#‎OccupyUGC‬ movement intensified, All India University Strike on cards

January 17, 2016 - 11:54 am in Education

It has been close to three months since the‪ #‎OccupyUGC‬ movement started as a spontaneous response of students to UGC's utterly rash decision of discontinuation of the non-NET fellowship scheme. Due to our sustained protests, the government was forced…

Resistance Camp Against Committing Higher Education to WTO

December 10, 2015 - 8:42 pm in Education

Hundreds of students, teachers and educational rights activists from different organisations and groups in Delhi and outside assembled on the 4 th day of All India Resistance Camp Against Committing Higher Education to WTO at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi organised…

Peaceful March of Students face Brutal Police Attack

December 9, 2015 - 7:33 pm in Education

Organizations and individuals including intellectuals and activists assembled in the All India Resistance Camp Against Committing Higher Education to WTO takes serious note of the brutal police attack on peaceful march of students of Occupy UGC movement and…