Valson Thampu

OPEN TO OPINION

The writer is former principal of St Stephen's College, Delhi and former member of the National Commission for Minority Educational Institutions (NCMEI).

VOICES

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End of red beacons on cars: Why I can't thank PM Modi enough

But as long a majority of Indian citizens languish in ill-health and illiteracy, VIP mindset will stay.

POLITICS

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It's a pity Modi doesn't see cow vigilantism and lynching of minorities as threat to Constitution

Instances like Dadri, Una and elsewhere are not mere crimes. Blind irrationality is overpowering the scientific temper that the Constitution says ought to prevail.

VOICES

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VOICES

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Absence of St Stephen's from HRD ministry's top colleges' list is no shocker

MHRD has no moral right to rank institutions so long it does not tell us what its vision for education is. I wonder if anyone knows what it is.

VOICES

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A Japanese student taught me a lesson in love and responsibility

Today we are getting addicted to power of a different kind.

POLITICS

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What is ailing the Indian intelligentsia?

They can either languish in irrelevance, severing themselves from society and hiding from accountability, or they can stand by the nation in this time of change.

VOICES

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Ex St Stephen's principal explains why he's sick of the college

I call upon the management to stand up to the hour.

POLITICS

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Why St Stephen’s College should not go for autonomy

What are we to make of teachers who assume their resistance to the idea is justified just because karmacharis and undergraduates agree with them?

POLITICS

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Teachers of St Stephen's are corrupting students

A spell of disaffection is currently brewing in the college.

VOICES

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Making a case against autonomy for St Stephens is misguided

Should teachers be aggrieved at the quality of education improving?