Jammu and Kashmir
Implications of the RTE Experience for EWS Quotas
The belief that goals can be independent of the means to pursue them assumes an all-powerful state capacity. The reality is that all policies entail implementation costs, and those targeting the…
The Turbulent Future of Higher Education
Higher education in India no longer guarantees decent work in a changing and shrinking job market, even as its investment in liberal values is being challenged. Given the policy reforms and…
The Coming Disruption in Higher Education in India
The New Education Policy does not look to build on existing strengths in higher education. Instead, its aim is total disruption: a drastic modification in the meaning of higher education itself and…
The Perils of the Digital University
Without proper regulatory clarity and oversight, the emerging policy on online education threatens to turn the university into a shell institution, commandeered by industry for profiteering.
Some Reflections on Effective Teaching and Learning
A teacher of many decades in schools and colleges reflects on what students get energised by and what teachers could stimulate in their pupils.
How Income and Caste Can Affect CLAT Performance
The results of India’s tough Common Law Admission Test are unequal in socio-economic terms, highlighting the deleterious effect that a candidate’s low income and a low caste can have on performance.
There is Much to Gain and Little to Fear from Reopening Schools
There is ample scientific and epidemiological evidence to indicate it is safe to reopen schools for children of all ages. It is not a question of whether to reopen schools, but what should be done to…
The English Education of a Kashmiri
"In a conflict-ridden space like Kashmir, can working-class people express and understand the world in a language that is not their own, while simultaneously aspiring to be upwardly mobile? Is…
Ashaq Hussain Parray
Rote Learning and the Destruction of Creativity
The shallow form of schooling with its emphasis on information kills rather than develops curiosity and creativity, all made worse by the importance given to 'marks' recorded in exams. An…
Misreading the Past
A new undergraduate history curriculum reduces the complexity of the past to simplistic ideas of religious difference. The official promotion of such ahistorical thinking adds weight to the project…
Jammu and Kashmir