Archive for: education

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Opportunity as an economic enabler

It is time we talked about the Equality of Opportunity as an enabler.  In just about three months from now, the United Nations will launch an ambitious development...

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Education in Pakistan

Pakistan needs schools, teachers, secular curriculum and an efficient system to replace the madrasas. On December 16th, 2015, 6 militants from the Tehreek-e-Taliban...

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In defence of Ms Smriti Irani

Higher education is neither a necessary condition nor a sufficient condition for good governance. As I scoured through the Twitter pages of some well-known journalists...

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A girl first, a student later

Removal of deeply embedded gender disparity in our education system needs a sustained effort from all social and political institutions. UNDP’s Human Development...

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Excellence and equity in education

Active contribution from private schools, parents, teachers and administration, and not just their cooperation, is needed for the RTE Act to shape the education...

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A distortion of our freedom

On 15th August, the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh unfurled the national flag to celebrate India’s 65th Independence Day and the attainment of ‘freedom’...

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Report Card

Report Card

Education in India

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The <em>jugaad</em> myth

The jugaad myth

In 2001, Fevicol ran an advertising campaign showing a truck overloaded with people making its way across a rough and barren landscape. Even though the terrain is...

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Beyond the right

Beyond the right

One of the more enduring puzzles of education in developing countries has been the persistence of a questionable quality of education among government schools, relative...

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Where private and public co-exist

Where private and public co-exist

Over the years, India has aspired to provide education to every child in the age group of 6-14. Sadly, as some recent surveys and data show, there is a huge gap...

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