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Stolen Childhood: greatest robbery of this century

There couldn’t be a more opportune moment for remembering millions of children who toil in cotton fields, brick making Bhatta, construction industry, roadside dhabas and restaurants and above all, houses of the the elites. Restoring Childhood ought to be the first priority of any civilized nation. Nobel peace prize to Mallala and Kailash satyarthi is … Continue reading

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Why vaccinate against excellence: will Mandarins introspect ?

Educational institutions are the primary instruments of formatting mind and fomenting turbulence for social change.  When we deliberately try to vaccinate such institutions against excellence, and sometimes even relevance, the task of change agents becomes so much more difficult.  The efforts for such vaccination have been going on for decades.  If despite that India has … Continue reading

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In the land of Chakhmas: colours , creativity and conservation

“Will you tell us what medicine you will use for cancer?” when asked, Anant Kumar Chakhma replied, “How can I can your question? Unless I see the symptoms cannot prescribe the medicine, there are different kinds of cancer.” Seldom have we come across traditional healers who are so précis in their pedagogy and have their … Continue reading

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Anatomy of farmers suicide: Need for recasting agriculture policy

Every time there is a tragedy, the parliament discusses the issue and then business resumes as usual. I hope things will change this time. Not because in the presence of thousands of people, a farmer was allowed to commit suicide. But because the conditions which lead some farmers to take extreme unfortunate step have their … Continue reading