Month: December 2019

What Do We Actually \’Celebrate\’ In Our Schools?

\’So, you\’re \’celebrating\’ again.\’ \’Yes, it\’s Independence Day tomorrow.\’ \’Oh, so another round of ritualistic speeches?\’ \’What do you mean, ritualistic speeches?\’ \’You know what I mean. The same old \’important\’ people will be called. They will be welcomed, garlanded and they will walk around, feeling even more self-important.\’ \’You\’re […]

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Anna\’s is NOT a movement for change

Let\’s imagine for a moment that corruption vanishes – no one takes bribes any more. Which of the following do you think would now happen as a result? Dalits will not face discrimination anywhere; people will stop believing in caste and elections will be around issues, not social groups. Unborn […]

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Anna\’s is NOT a movement for change

Let\’s imagine for a moment that corruption vanishes – no one takes bribes any more. Which of the following do you think would now happen as a result? Dalits will not face discrimination anywhere; people will stop believing in caste and elections will be around issues, not social groups. Unborn […]

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Anna\’s is NOT a movement for change

Let\’s imagine for a moment that corruption vanishes – no one takes bribes any more. Which of the following do you think would now happen as a result? Dalits will not face discrimination anywhere; people will stop believing in caste and elections will be around issues, not social groups. Unborn […]

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From Shirking To Working

One of the defining features of the government offices we visit is the number of people who seem to be comfortably sitting around doing nothing. Literally – nothing. You might find a chair occupier arrive, put away his lunch-box, arrange his things, have a drink of water and then sit […]

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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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