Tag Archives: poverty

RTE and the 25 Percent Quota

  The Government of India (GOI) wants 25 percent of seats in every school to be reserved for students from the Economically Weak Sections (EWS).  Will the schools actually practise such generosity?  Can they afford to do it? In Delhi … Continue reading

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India’s Fire Missile

Ok, I too feel proud about India’s successful launching of the Agni-V.  Yeah, it can hit targets all over China, let alone our perpetual enemy, Pakistan.  Why only China and Pakistan, the Agni-V can hit any target in the whole … Continue reading

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The Poor and US

  “The  poor will always be with you,” said Jesus.  About 2000 years ago.  Was he advocating a caste system?  I don’t think so, given his philosophy as far as that is clear enough from the unearthed documents about him.  … Continue reading

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Planning for whom?

  The latest issue of the Frontline features on its cover the Approach Paper to the Twelfth Five Year Plan.   [The title of this blog is borrowed from the Frontline]. The articles in the magazine show how the Approach Paper … Continue reading

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Job with a View

The only magazine I buy regularly is the Frontline.  The reason is that every report [let alone the columns] in it has a personality behind it.  The Frontline goes beyond mere reporting of “facts.”  It presents the matter in a … Continue reading

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Eliminating the Poor

“The poor will always be with you,” said Jesus.  Probably he was not able to see beyond two thousand years.  The poor are being eliminated in the proverbial Darwinian struggle for existence. The Planning Commission of India told the Supreme … Continue reading

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Independent, are we?

  When the country became independent in the midnight of August 14, 1947, the Father of the Nation was on a fast.  The Mahatma had looked forward to an India whose people would be liberated not just from political bondages … Continue reading

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