Krishna Kumar

The writer, professor of education at University of Delhi, was director of  NCERT from 2004 to 2010

The curriculum taboo
Sat, Jul 07, 2018

Schools, colleges and other educational institutions desist from engaging with caste in the false hope that education will remove the social inequality.

Girl On The Cover
Wed, May 30, 2018

Why a photo of a Pakistani girl on a booklet in Bihar need not embarrass officials

No room for questions
Tue, May 15, 2018

When spiritual leaders fall from grace, schools founded by them lack the acumen, ability to help students come to terms with the situation.

Should we have defended Sanjay Leela Bhansali?
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Liberals must question themselves. There is nothing liberal about portraying women jumping into fire in a manner that doesn’t cause revulsion.

No CCTV, please
Sat, Jan 27, 2018

Cameras in classroom is the wrong answer. We lose all chances of reform if we isolate and pillory the teacher

A Gentle Learning Curve
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Crucial points ring out about the old debate between traditional and modern knowledge systems. But none resonate a solution

In Delhi’s air, a political crisis
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

The city will need to be reinvented, which calls for identifying people who care for its future and who don’t mind carrying on with duties of despair

Gone girl
Wed, Oct 18, 2017

SC verdict on child marriage makes a break with cultural norms. Now, back it with policy to restore childhoods

Being Hindi-medium
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

A Bollywood film exposes how India has lost all sense of purpose in providing nursery education

And children pay the price
Mon, Feb 06, 2017

CBSE’s decision to make Class X board exam compulsory upturns a modest reform of school education

Shortcut to scholarship
Tue, Oct 11, 2016

Encouraging students to photocopy course material instead of reading real books only perpetuates India’s poverty of ideas.

Blind Faith
Sat, Apr 23, 2016

CCTVs and training courses in Oxford can’t transform school education. Mindsets need to change.

A culture of assault and impunity
Thu, Jan 09, 2014

We are painfully verbose and smug on gender relations

Classes in chaos
Mon, Oct 03, 2011

Delhi has the resources to have model state schools. Why are they so poor?

Dare to be prissy
Fri, May 13, 2011

From mujras to item numbers,movies have served patriarchal interests in the name of ‘entertainment’. The censor board must be alive to these concerns

Dare to be prissy
Fri, May 06, 2011

From mujras to item numbers,the movies have served patriarchal interests in the name of ‘entertainment’. The censor board must be alive to these concerns