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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…

Goddess Durga, Mahishasur, Caste Politics and Interpreting Mythology

March 7, 2016 - 10:22 am in Faiths

In the current attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University one crucial aspect related to Indian mythology and its current interpretation came up to the fore.…

Miscarriage of Justice in Hashimpura

March 23, 2015 - 11:28 pm in Governance

One of the most famous lines on the official All India Radio news bulletins during communal disturbances used to be ‘ Sthiti  tanavpurn lekin Niyantran…