Krishna Kumar
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English   |   Bangla

Author is former director of NCERT.

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Why our schools are in a sorry state

The teacher drawing salary from multiple govt schools in UP reflects the tragedy that has befallen one of the best schemes ever launched to boost girls’ education in rural areas.

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A vicious cycle for migrants

Jyoti's decision demonstrates that the thirst for recognition and opportunities is not as pervasive among the young as many of us might like to believe.

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Bois Locker Room: Why boys cannot always be boys

The descent into poor taste has taken years, but social media has pushed the adolescents into a permanent quarantine where no teacher or parent has access.

POLITICS

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The changing dynamics of power in Madhya Pradesh

From outside, Madhya Pradesh looks like a stable two-party state, but the recent upheaval shows that the two-party system does not necessarily mean stability.

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How to identify an anti-national

There is a heightened sensitivity to everything we say. Only politicians are exempted.

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The import of Abide With Me for Mahatma Gandhi

Gandhi felt very lonely at times, like a soldier on duty. That is why he liked Abide With Me.

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No safe air for schoolchildren

The Gandhi-Nehru dialogue is one of the best resources we have to meditate on the horror that children are facing in the air of Delhi and other cities in the region.

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Reduction in bursting of firecrackers is proof education can cure many ills

Many schools have, over the years, tried to persuade children to avoid crackers.

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Why Gandhi's relevance cannot be debated

Radio offered nothing beyond music and advertising, while TV debates were all about a screaming match on the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

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How Greta Thunberg is echoing Mahatma Gandhi's views on environment

To say that reduction of plastic will require radical change in our lifestyle and culture is to ensure that no one will listen.