Month: November 2019

Five Questions To Ask Your Election Candidate!

With elections not so far away, here are five questions you can encourage people to ask of their prospective representatives. We used these in the last general elections, and had encouraging results. They were re-printed by others and spread over a fairly wide area in Varanasi and Lucknow regions. Many […]

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Five Questions to Ask Your Election Candidate (English Version)

This election may affect your children.  Especially if your would-be representative in legislative assembly keeps the following in mind. ·       Education – good / quality education – is everyone’s right. Especially after the RTE, education in every government school should be such that everyone finds it good. But even very poor parents are removing […]

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Have You Been Un-Hindu Today?

Once in a while I recall that I am born a Hindu. This is usually around times when a whole lot of people are suddenly finding the need to defend Hinduism. 1. This is a little ironic. Why do you need to protect that which cannot be destroyed? Can the […]

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The Real Issue With Tech In Ed

If doctors\’ interest and ability in diagnosing and helping patients improve were limited, if the medicines themselves were not always known to work, and if the patients didn\’t have much ability to pay – how much do you think \’tech\’ would work? Moreover, if \’tech\’ took over the mistakes usually […]

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The Big Myth that Educationists hold – about others: Myth # 6 of the 7 Myths of Highly Ineffective Education Systems –

Curriculum developers, educationists, policy makers, thinkers on education, many ‘NGO types’, reformers and other highly respected people often talk of the ‘aims of education’ – be it in terms of creating a more democratic society or a more evolved person etc. Somehow, those who are actually affected by education are […]

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