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India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure
Learning

India's education system, arrested by inequality and loopholes in policy, sets poor children up for failure

Education has been sold in India as a route to national greatness. It is expected to “socially uplift” the poor, transform society and turn the country into an economic powerhouse. But in countries like ours where intergenerational social and economic inequalities are entrenched, education on its own changes very little. It mostly reproduces the inequalities.

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms
World

Race-based school criteria roils Asian-Americans enough to push for legal fight as immigration takes centerstage in US midterms

The U.S. Department of Justice is backing a 2014 lawsuit against Harvard University by Asian-American applicants, who say the Ivy League college unlawfully suppresses the number of Asians admitted. The DOJ also said last year it would investigate a May 2015 complaint filed against Harvard by a coalition of Asian-American groups.

Embarrassed to be South African: Jacques Kallis slams political interference in sport
First Cricket News

Embarrassed to be South African: Jacques Kallis slams political interference in sport

Jacques Kallis has said he is embarrassed to be a South African after the government banned four sports federations from bidding for international tournaments for not picking enough black players

Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment
Politics

Quota conundrum: Nitish Kumar's demand on increasing reservations may not lead to empowerment

Where has this quota politics, which Nitish Kumar is practicing, taken us? Quality and efficiency have become big casualties.

Quota for Jats: Is Congress trying the Mandal trick to stay afloat?
Politics

Quota for Jats: Is Congress trying the Mandal trick to stay afloat?

The Rajasthan experience shows that if Jats elsewhere get included among OBCs,dominant castes currently enjoying reservation may become restless, creating social and political churn.

10 questions we need to ask after Aarakshan brouhaha
Politics

10 questions we need to ask after Aarakshan brouhaha

The heat and dust raised by the film Aarakshan shows that we are not even ready to look at better options on how to improve the conditions of our most victimised sections.