The misuse of learning

D N Bezboruah There seems to be some confusion even among some educated people about what kind of teaching-learning process can be called education and what cannot. After all, education is a teaching-learning process, but there are so many other…

Vagina Monologues: A Revolutionary Saga of Vagina

Aniruddha Babar, Ph. D, Tetso College, Dimapur Yesterday, late at night I was flipping through the pages of a piece of revolutionary writing. It was a play that revolves around just one word – THE VAGINA. A piece of writing…

Why Accessibility Matters

My life is disabled by my environment Diethono Nakhro So, when was the last time you had to turn back without getting your work done because you couldn’t get into an office building? Or decline an invitation to an event…

Ten years after the Mumbai attack

M.K. Narayanan Ten years ago on this day, Pakistan carried out one of the most heinous of terror attacks perpetrated anywhere in the world. The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, named after the date in 2008 when the attack took place,…

26-11: Ten years after

It was Mumbai’s longest and darkest night Vinod Saighal The tragedy that struck Mumbai on that fateful day in the last week of November 2008, quite hazy in the minds of many Indians living far away, is still fresh in…

No trade-offs in healthcare

Amitabh Kant , Indu Bhushan Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY) is the most ambitious health sector scheme since Independence. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has himself led the process. If implemented well, PM-JAY could dramatically change the picture of…

Skill India is ailing

The vision for vocational training is on its last legs. Those in-charge have forgotten to take education into account, indulge in petty turf wars. Ashok Thakur , S S Mantha Remember the fanfare and optimism over the launch of Skill…

The Disability Vote matters! A call to help register eligible voters with disability

Diethono Nakhro “Vote as if your life depends on it – because it DOES!”?- this was famously said by Justin Dart, the man often considered the father of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This is especially true for People with…

Fight the good fight

Mrinal Pande Ever since ugly stories about sexual abuse at the workplace began crawling out of the woodwork, from corporate offices, army, even the judiciary, one knew something major was stirring in the belly of the earth. First women abused…

The Problem with the Modern Indian Woman

Paromita Bardoloi As I write this, it is almost evening. My friend Parama just left for her hometown. She had a break-up a few days back. It was getting into her, so she took a few days off and went…