Mumbai University Students show solidarity with FTII student protest

A protest demonstration was organized today under the banner of UCDE at main gate of Kalina campus, MU against the brutal police lathicharge and arrest of 40 FTII students. On 7 January the students of FTII had organized a protest at the main gate against what they called “the autocratic attitude of the government in foisting people with shady credentials on posts of vital importance”. … Continue reading Mumbai University Students show solidarity with FTII student protest

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प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों, आपने अपनी हड़ताल खत्म कर दी है…कहा है कि आंदोलन जारी रहेगा…अच्छा किया है, मैं एक हद तक सहमत हूं…लेकिन एक सवाल है…जो मन में कौंध रहा है…सोचा कि सबसे साझा करूं… पिछले लगभग डेढ़ सौ दिनों में देश भर के लेखक-साहित्यकार-फिल्मकार ही नहीं…आम छात्र…क़ॉलेज-विश्वविद्यालय…और लोग… FTII Film Institute Pune के छात्रों के समर्थन में न केवल आए…बल्कि खुलकर … Continue reading प्रिय FTII Wisdom Tree के साथियों – मयंक सक्सेना

What Dhoti wearing pandits know, even NASA scientists don’t: Rajnath Singh

India’s “neighbourhood pandits” were better than NASA and that if the US space agency could predict solar and lunar eclipses a month in advance, the pandits could predict them for the next 100 years by looking at the ‘panchang’ (Hindu calendar). Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday advocated a “comprehensive change in the country’s education system” for students to realise that foreign countries were not … Continue reading What Dhoti wearing pandits know, even NASA scientists don’t: Rajnath Singh

आस्‍था नहीं, अन्‍वेषण पर आधारित होना चाहिए इतिहास

भारतीय इतिहास लेखन के विकास, असहमति की परंपरा तथा बौद्धिक अभिव्‍यक्तियों को बाधित करने के मौजूदा प्रयासों पर  रोमिला थापर की  कुलदीप कुमार से बातचीत   (अनुवाद: अभिषेक श्रीवास्‍तव) आपकी पुस्‍तक दि पास्‍ट बिफोर अस आरंभिक उत्‍तर भारत की ऐतिहासिक परंपराओं पर विस्‍तार से बात करती है। जानकर अचरज होता है कि आखिर क्‍यों और कैसे इस विचार की स्‍वीकार्यता बन सकी कि भारतीयों में ऐतिहासिक चेतना का अभाव … Continue reading आस्‍था नहीं, अन्‍वेषण पर आधारित होना चाहिए इतिहास

Blah Blah Modi Have you any Gas?

Modi errs on facts, this time about China and inadvertently casts aspersions on his claim as a growth messiah (HindustanTimes) Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi does not appear to believe that facts are scared and cannot be twisted to suit political motives. Modi on Sunday said that China spends 20% of its GDP on education to claim how the neighbouring country had transformed its education … Continue reading Blah Blah Modi Have you any Gas?

Maulana Azad and Education: Irfan Engineer

Sachar Committee has well documented the educational backwardness among Muslims at all levels – literacy rates are much below the national average, dropout rates are higher among the Muslims and therefore, their numbers in graduation and post graduation are much lower. Various reasons are being attributed for this backwardness, however, the varied analyses emanate from basically two perspectives. The first perspective blames either Islam as … Continue reading Maulana Azad and Education: Irfan Engineer