Future of India: Built on Books or Bricks?

Census of India, 2001 report states that there are 13.7 million child laborers in India. But the Planning Commission made an estimate in 2000 that there must be at least 20 million child laborers in India. This means that at any given point of time...

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Illiteracy in India

Every issue that our society faces is like a link of a chain. Each issue is connected to another, either directly or indirectly. The chain of issues in this society that we live in, the strongest link of that chain is illiteracy. Illiteracy is the mother of all issues...

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Illiteracy and Us

I do not have to mention why I am choosing this topic to let my heart out. Illiteracy has been one of the most devastating devils that challenge India. A nation of many states and a master of many trades, even today, India has not been successful...

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The Real Key to India’s Development?

Even India’s growth spiral in the years to come will not be able to support the challenges it faces due to its mushrooming population. Illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and lack of infrastructure among others is just the tip of the iceberg, although there is no doubt that India has vast...

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We are, We aren’t… The Youth of the Nation

“Hesitating to act because the whole vision might not be achieved or because others do not yet share it is an attitude that hinders progress.” – Ashutosh Gowarikar When the Mumbai terror attacks happened there were varying degrees of stunned disbelief absolute fear and helplessness on the streets as the...

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Illiteracy and India

Illiterates are simply those who can’t learn, read or write. But does that translate into those who can’t learn, earn, read, breed; that those who can’t write are never right? Why do many poor children not attend school? The response usually heard is that their families are too poor...

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Educating the Educators?

Education is what moulds an individual and builds nations. In India today, the state of education is rather a mixed bag with glorious IITs and IIMs on one hand and comparably rather rampant illiteracy on the other...

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The Learn to Earn Syndrome

The definition of education that all of us are pursuing in this fast paced world has given way to myriads of problems. But before dealing with the problems, let me just put forth the cause. In India, all and sundry (rural-urbane divide effect...

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Look Forward: Are We Gaining or Losing?

Gurudev Tagore had rightly said, “It is easy to train an army of violence; even a year's drill may be good enough for that. But it takes a lot more time to train and prepare men to attain enough maturity and strength for a non-violent struggle.” While Mahatma Gandhi...

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Interview with Deepak Mittal

How many times in the past have you felt that our Government doesn’t truly care for the aam janta, that rampant corruption in our bureaucracy is hampering our country’s development? How many times have you thought that we need a change? Yet no one seemed to take the initiative....

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