Tag Archives: Education

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Feminism and the Gen X woman

The issues confronting women were and still are infinitely more serious and life-changing than making choices about the size one wants to be, go pubbing or have sex outside marriage.

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Lessons in compassion on a train journey

A terrible migraine interspersed with the conversation of my fellow passengers taught me a lot of things and made me think — about the need for compassion and how dangerous the lack of it can be especially among wannabe social ‘reformers.’

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How about making an ‘investment’?

Giving is even more meaningful, when the recipient becomes a productive member of the society.

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The new caste equation

As compared to the earlier caste system which was determined by birth, the present one is defined by material wealth and social status.

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A champion of women’s rights – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

India needs a Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar more than ever today when a lot needs to be done for the state of education and the condition of the girl child and there is a vacuum in the field of social reform with so called reformers indulging in polemics and games of one-upmanship.

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Why illiteracy is not a big deal in India

There are many jobs and professions in our country that can be practised without a formal degree, licence or even basic education. What is more, they pay well. Is that why education and literacy are not considered important enough?

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Is a degree holder really ‘educated’?

I leave it to you to decide whether a degree provides its holder ‘edification’ and ‘culture’ — two of the words thrown up by the thesaurus to define education.