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DICCI's moment of triumph

Government has retained Rs200-crore Dalit Venture Capital Fund in Budget Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay's inspired modern education system came into being in 1854. Within three years, a unique problem arose. The Government had to issue an order ... New Delhi Pioneer, 1 week ago

Election 2014: Modi versus Macaulay's ghost

The post-mandate comments that ‘darkness has descended on India’ show the kind of opposition Narendra Modi has to overcome. It is this aspirational India that is attempting to throw away the shackles of Macaulayism. Make no mistake, it is a tectonic shift and a beginning of the end of the Macaulayan mindset that has ‘ruled’ India for close to 60 years, says Colonel (retd) Anil Athale. The 2014 election results marked a tectonic shift in Indian history. Elections are akin ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

Found: Forgotten Vials of Smallpox

Headline-making news today from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Workers clearing out an old storage room on the Bethesda, Md. campus of the National Institutes of Health have found a forgotten box of vials that contain smallpox. ...
 Wired News3 weeks ago

Sex education and getting values right

There is a beautiful sequence in Satyajit Ray's film Apur Sansar (1959), the third of his Apu Trilogy, when we notice the subtle way Apu's life changes after he gets married. The marriage itself is a surprise; Apu ( Soumitra Chatterjee ) agrees to ...
 Livemint.com4 weeks ago
Deccan Chronicle

One nation, one language is troublespeak

Mumbai: As anyone will tell you, the Hindi spoken on the streets of Mumbai bears no relation to the real thing. Proponents of shuddh Hindi will not even deign to include the Bambaiya patois, with its rough and ready ways, in the list of Hindi ...
 Deccan Chronicle1 month ago

Importance of language

Culture is that completely whole which includes knowledge, belief, art, morals, law, custom and any other capabilities and habits acquired by a man as a member of society E.B. Tylor ( PRIMITIVE CULTURE) Only human being is a creature in this ...
 Sangai Express1 month ago

Why the Hindi vs English debate does not concern India's next generation

Language is solely a means of putting forth a thought. The language through which this thought is put forth is not of extreme significance. A little over 175 years ago Thomas Babington Macaulay proposed the Macaulay's Minute which ...
 DNA India1 month ago
Axis of Logic

Why are there no Muslim philosophers?

Seyyed Hossein Nasr is among the Muslim World's prominent contemporary philosophers [Reuters] " " Sudipta Kaviraj posed this question to me while I was studying some critical Western texts of philosophy in the fall of 2009 with him. Although this ...
 Axis of Logic1 month ago

After the War

After the war, what kind of government should the U.S. seek for post-Saddam Iraq? Foreign-policy experts are divided. As long as the new rulers dont sponsor terror against us, one argument goes, nothing else matters. If they are autocrats, but ...
 City Journal1 month ago

Revisiting the life and times of Ismat Chugtai

People often remember Ismat Chugtai through her famous short story on lesbianism, Lihaaf (The Quilt), encountered in the shady alleys of libraries in either college or university. Though this first meeting with Ismat is tantalising enough for most, not many ...
 Deccan Herald2 months ago
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