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08-10-2021

Education Emergency (October 8, 2021)

Briefing

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Sabarmati Ashram redevelopment

Un-Gandhian makeover: Proposal to redevelop Sabarmati Ashram invites criticism

India
The Gujarat government’s Rs.1,200 crore project to redevelop Sabarmati Ashram comes in for criticism from Gandhians and eminent personalities as ‘Disn
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National Policy of Education 2020

Higher education: COVID-induced crisis used to push through ‘reforms’ without proper discussion

Education
The pronouncements in the National Education Policy 2020 about increased public investment, autonomy, and equity and inclusiveness in higher education
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Interview: Manoranjan Byapari

Manoranjan Byapari: ‘My journey has just begun’

Books
Interview with Manoranjan Byapari, rickshaw wallah-turned-writer-turned Trinamool Congress MLA.
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ESSAY

Partition Horrors Remembrance Day: A Prime Minister determined to flout the nation’s consensus

India
The subtext of the declaration of August 14, Pakistan’s Independence Day, as “Partition Horrors Remembrance Day” is to blame Muslims and the Muslim Le
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Riots in South Africa

Dangerous divide in South Africa threatens domestic peace

World Affairs
Riddled by faction feuds and plagued by scandals, the ANC government struggles to deal with the aftermath of the July riots.
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ONLINE CONFERENCE

Unmasking Hindutva

India
An international online conference elicits wide-ranging views on the global Hindutva movement and its vicious spread.
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Jammu & Kashmir

Uncertainty over the effect of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan on the Kashmir valley

India
With the Taliban in control of Afghanistan, there is concern in India that terror activity could spill over from that country into the Kashmir valley,
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Afghanistan

How the West bungled in Afghanistan

World Affairs
The composition of the caretaker Taliban government, which has no representation of either Shia Hazaras or women, has come in for much international c
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Afghanistan

Taliban announces interim government, key posts have gone to those who led 20-year-long war against the U.S.

World Affairs
For the first time in 20 years, Afghanistan is experiencing peace and security. However, the composition of the interim Cabinet does not inspire much
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MOVEMENTS

Farmers’ movement: A new confidence

Agriculture
The huge success of the Kisan Mahapanchayat at Muzaffarnagar comes as a second wind to the farmers’ movement and expands its reach 10 months after the
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TRIBUTE

Keshav Desiraju: Architect of India’s mental health policy

Obituary
Keshav Desiraju (1955-2021), former Union Health Secretary, was the driving force behind India’s mental health care policy. He was not only assiduousl
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Pandemic & education

Zero year in madrasas

Lead Story
Education came to a standstill for more than a year in almost all the madrasas as a majority of students could not afford smartphones for online learn
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'Narcotic jehad' controversy

Pulpit polemics: Bishop’s homily on ‘narcotic jehad’ catches Kerala by surprise

Communalism
The timing of a bishop’s warning to his flock against the dangers of ‘narcotic jehad’ and his vehemence catch Kerala by surprise. And the BJP finds in
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Odisha's welfare measures

Ahead of Odisha local body elections, Naveen Patnaik on a sound footing

Politics
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launches a slew of welfare schemes and provides timely aid to farmers and marginalised sections in the pandemic,
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Pandemic & Education

Exclusion is the norm in school education

Lead Story
The ‘culling’ that has taken place due to school closure during the pandemic fits in well with the New Education Policy in a context where the educati
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Interview: Prof. Krishna Kumar

Professor Krishna Kumar: ‘Our system does not care for the child’s comfort’

Lead Story
Interview with Professor Krishna Kumar, educationist and former director, NCERT.
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BJP's communal propaganda

Sense of desperation in Sangh Parivar

Politics
Ahead of Assembly elections in crucial States, the BJP dials up its communal propaganda and launches a Modi-centric campaign in a desperate bid to ste
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THE SCHOOL SURVEY

Locked out: Emergency report on school education*

Lead Story
A recent survey of nearly 1,400 schoolchildren in underprivileged households brings out the catastrophic consequences of prolonged school closure in t
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Lack of access to online education

Out-of-school generation

Lead Story
The COVID-19 pandemic and the series of lockdowns have ripped off the makeshift bandages covering the sores of India’s educational system. Millions of
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Book Review

Book Review: Devesh Verma’s novel “The Politician” is about one man’s quest for unbridled power

Books
A novel about one man’s quest for unbridled power, which warns us not to make politics a matter of emotional calling.
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Economic Perspectives

Global finance looking to profit from carbon and carbon allowances

C.P. Chandrasekhar
The entry of speculative investors into carbon markets could distort their working, and the resultant volatility and uncertainty are likely to inflict