National Education Policy 2020
Opinion  /  Published 10.09.21

Wordplay: Modi on education

The proverbial shadow falls between the prime minister’s words and deeds with a frightening regularity. Take, for instance, Narendra Modi’s latest utterance on education. In the course of ...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.08.21

Lost interest: Online education

Children have been victims of the pandemic in a particular sense. As cases began to rise and schools were forced to shut down, students were left with no choice but to accustom themselves to the &lsqu...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 29.07.21

NEP completes a year, Modi hails policy

  As the new National Education Policy (NEP) completed one year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said it is one of the major factors in the grand exercise of nation-building and assures...
By Our Bureau, PTI in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 21.07.21

Budget woes: Budget private schools

Nearly half of India’s children attend private schools — this fact is central to policy and discourse on education in this country. What, however, is often left unsaid is that nearly 70 pe...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 10.07.21

Miles to go: India school education

The 2019-20 report of the Unified District Information System for Education Plus seemed to give the Narendra Modi government reason to cheer. More children joined school in 2019-20 than in the previou...
By The Editorial Board


Opinion  /  Published 29.06.21

The NEP and the end of student life

In his first essay on the ongoing pandemic, published in Il Manifesto on February 26, 2020, the noted Italian philosopher, Giorgio Agamben, described the Covid-19 crisis as “The Invent...
By Samantak Das

Opinion  /  Published 04.06.21

Look deeper: Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open

Sir — Naomi Osaka’s withdrawal from the French Open is shocking and unfortunate, but this move has drawn attention to an issue in sport that needed to be addressed (“After Osaka exit...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

Under cover: central varsities sans VCs

There may be an admirable National Education Policy, but that seems to be no guarantee that the Narendra Modi-led government would bend over backwards to encourage education. Almost half of the Centra...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 02.06.21

New education order reinvents the varnashram

Last year, Rahim Shekh of Englishbazar, Malda, was hawking pineapples. Divya and Mounika picked cotton in a Telangana village. Chand of Saharanpur sold samosas by the roadside. A year earlie...
By Sukanta Chaudhuri

Opinion  /  Published 28.05.21

A classroom is more than just books and grades

The mayor of New York City, with an eye on the winding down of the pandemic, has announced that teachers and children shall come back to school in September, the beginning of the new school year. He f...
By Bhaswati Chakravorty


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