The writer was membersecretary, Sachar committee and is with the US-India Policy Institute, Washington DC.
Draft National Education Policy ignores role of states, fails to examine role of private sector, undermines importance of English.
The EWS reservations could add a desirable dimension to India’s reservation scheme. But this would depend on whether the policy is implemented scrupulously in line with the fundamental constitutional precepts.
A survey shows that it is numerically insignificant. The unusual attention that is being devoted to the practice is politically motivated and a waste of resources
Unlike in the West, India’s syncretic culture has kept the fear of Islam at bay.
Once again, the debate on census population data on religion misses the point.
Muslim deprivation is embedded in broader developmental challenges .
We must consider the implications of a caste census