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Opinion  /  Published 18.09.20

Unfunny words: Modi's reply to Milind Soman

Sir — The reply of the Indian prime minister, Narendra Modi, to the birthday wish tweeted to him by the actor and former supermodel, Milind Soman, would have been amusing had it not been ominous...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 16.09.20

Chinks in the NEP armour

The newly minted National Education Policy envisions Indian higher education institutions as large, multidisciplinary universities that will henceforth focus on holistic learning and aspire to achieve...
By Palash Deb in

Opinion  /  Published 11.09.20

Old word, new sense: NEP & 'maximum flexibility'

Flexibility is a funny word. Its connotation can be positive — a flexible body, for example. On the other hand, being flexible with the truth, something the ruling dispensation in India does hab...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 31.08.20

Fine balance: Prioritizing education

Inequalities must not become the new normal. Restrictions to check the pandemic have led to the closure of schools and colleges, kindling the demand for education to go online. This, in turn, has give...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 27.08.20

Learning cooperation: Covid and 'basic education'

In his magnificent and deeply moving essay, “What the Great Pandemic Novels Teach Us”, published in The New York Times exactly a month after Lockdown 1.0 was imposed in India, Or...
By Samantak Das in

Books  /  Published 27.08.20

What the new education policy does not say

The irony is that the globalized economy, which is responsible for the impoverishment of rural communities necessitating migration, may also create newer employment opportunities for the migrants. It ...
By Sutanuka Ghosh in

Opinion  /  Published 16.08.20

Stifling embrace: NEP 2020 and over-centralization

The new education policy comes cloaked in pious platitudes and ostensibly progressive pronouncements. It is only by peeling away the layers of obfuscation that we get a clear insight into the ways in ...
By Sugata Bose in

Opinion  /  Published 29.07.20

Future tense: Examinations or students' lives?

You are 21 years old, going on 22. Three years ago, and a bit, you finished your final board exams, with a result that was neither terribly exciting, nor too disappointing, and then you got admission ...
By Samantak Das in

Opinion  /  Published 27.07.20

First Choice: 'English' education

The writing on the wall is clear — and so is the language it is in. The National Statistical Office’s latest all-India survey has shown that the preference for English as a medium of instr...
By The Editorial Board in

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.20

The other side of the Indian education system

Students overcoming great odds to achieve success is always heartening. Take, for instance, the student in Ludhiana who scored above 90 per cent in the recently declared results of the board exams in ...
By The Editorial Board in


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