TIME BANK FOR OLD AGE CARE : EXPERIENCE OF A STUDENT STUDYING IN SWITZERLAND

(Experience received from Dr, Savita Kausal, NIEPA, New Dellhi on whatsapp)

 

While studying in Switzerland, I rented a house near the school. The landlord Kristina is a 67-year-old single old lady who worked as a teacher in a secondary school before she retired. Switzerland's pension is very rich, enough not to make her worry about eating and drinking in her later years. However, it is puzzling that she actua... read more

A word with you - Equality through Education

Savita Kaushal, Ph.D. (DU)

NUEPA, New Delhi

Gender equality is a core principle of human development. To quote the eloquent words of Mahbub ul Haq, “Development, if not engendered, is endangered.” The literature on socio-economic determinants of educational attainments has mainly focused on enrolment and primary education. Generally employing limited dependent regression models, ... read more

CHHATHH SPREADS MESSAGE OF HUMANITY FROM BIHAR

people celebrating chhath at Mahendru Ganga Ghat at Patna

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor

The Politic India comes with a blog/write-up for its readers on the eve of Chhath festival. The existence of hu... read more

HAPPY DEEPAVALI
HAPPY DEEPAVALI

 

May This Diwali be as bright as ever.
May this Diwali bring joy, health, and wealth to you.
May the festival of lights brighten up you and your near and dear ones lives.
May this Diwali bring in you the brightest and choicest happiness and love you have ever Wished for.
May this Diwali bring you the utmost in peace and prosperity.
May lights triumph over darkness.
May peace transcend t... read more

Best Gift of the PM Modi to Patna University on Centenary Function

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor

Patna University turned 100 years this month and Centenary celebration was held today, i.e. on 14 October 2017  on the premises of Patna Science College in the presence of  Prime Minister of India, Narendra Bhai Modi; Governor  of Bihar, Satya Pal Malik; Chief Minister of Bihar, Ni... read more

UNMAKING A CASE FOR PU AS CENTRAL UNIVERSITY

Dr.Sudhakar Prasad Singh

Member, Syndicate, Patna University

At present Bihar has two upcoming central universities, Central University of South Bihar, Bodhgaya and Mahatma Gandhi Central University, Motiha... read more

Question of University Autonomy

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editir

The Indian democracy is losing the power to dissent and protest. Universities are important carrier of democracy anywhere in the world. Universities are the most important places for dissemination, acquisition, evaluation and creation of knowledge. Universities are meant for addressing issues of Polity, econom... read more

Learn A Lesson from Death of Anita

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor

Now Anitha is dead. She committed suicide as her ambition to study medicine was shattered as she got relatively poor score in a centralized NEET. It has been certified by her  school principal and teachers where she got senior secondary education and people of her village that the girl was very good at study and was very clear and serious about her goal in l... read more

Emergence of School leadership

Savita Kaushal, PhD (University of Delhi)

Honorary Editor, Education

The 1970s and 1980s were the decades when the concept of management was talked about and advocated for implementation in schools. The advent of the 1990s witnessed the emergence of the concept of leadership as a concept for implementation in schools. The ... read more

EID MUBARAK
EID MUBARAK

Politic India wishes all its readers, friends, partners and well wishers a very happy Eid!

Eid Mubarak

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Kick Out Bureucracy Not teachers from Schools and Make Schools Sure Instruments for  Quality learning

Khagendra Kumar, Chief Editor

It is high time to look into the deteriorating state run schooling system in Bihar in particular and rest of India in general. It is a fact that quality of education in public schools is poor due to reasons not difficult to identify. Extreme reflctions of quality loss in school education were observed in secondary and senior secondary school examinations of BSEB for last 3-4 years which also earned ... read more

HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY 2017
HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY 2017

Long live republic of India!

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UGC List of Journals to Get Academic Points: Decision Questioned

UGC, New Delhi has released a list of nearly 38000 journals which does not include any journal in Indian languages. These journals are cut and paste of easily available list of foreign journals on the websites. In fact only a few Indian English journals are there in the list. India publishes a large number of print and online journals in English and different Indian languages. Quality of a good many of these journals is better than journals en... read more

MAKING INDIA : A NEW VISION FOR DRAFT EDUCATION POLICY 2016

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor


We should strive harder for better India in 2017 so that common people could live with some dignity having access to good food, proper dwellings, health facilities, ... read more

Merry Christmas
Merry Christmas

Indian pulic spirit is truely secular. In spite of some abberations of misuing religious traditions and its popular practices for political and sectorial gains, Indian people like to live in harmony and enjoy all all popular festivals and traditions. Come December, spirit of chirstmas spreads across the nation. We start loving traditions of christianity. We feel elated looking at well lit& decorated churches; houses, shops & streets of... read more

Attempt to Derail Teacher Education Reform

Khagendra Kumar
Chief Editor
Politic India

 

NCTE through its regulation... read more

  MUST LISTEN TO LOUD & CLEAR MESSAGE OF CHHATH

MUST LISTEN TO LOUD & CLEAR MESSAGE OF CHHATH

 
In Chhatha Puja, perhaps,  Bihar gets its best cultural identity. It is very difficult to find evidences for faith and at the same time it is also impossible to falsify reasons for faith that is religion all about. The sun is worshipped in Chhath puja. It is a universal fact that s... read more

A Question Posed by Surgical Operation by Indian Army

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor, Politic India

Why so much confusion in the country regarding surgical operation by Indian armies in POK whereas there is no confusion regarding killing of 18 army jawans by Pak sponsored terrorists. It must be acceptable to all that the country must speak in one voice when fighting war with another country. But why questi... read more

Bureaucracy-  Spoiler of School Education in India

Khagendra Kumar

Chief Editor

There is urgent need to rejuvenate general school education in India. The situation is so grim that nobody except those who cannot afford private schooling send their children to public schools. The people have atleast some faith even in unrecognized private schools. Few decades before there was strong linkage betwee... read more

NEHRU SCIENCE CENTRE: TAKING SCIENCE TO THE COMMON PEOPLE  IN INFORMAL ENVIRONMENT  Mintu Sinha & Khagendra Kumar

Introduction

Cultivation of science should include knowledge of science as well as capacity to recognize the misuse of science. We live in exciting times, for it is the century of science and technology. Informal science learning environments (e.g., science museums, zoos and outdoor settings; youth programmes; science media) could be utilized to maximize this end. Informal science learning can take place in many envi... read more

CCI paves the way for Real Estate Regulatory Authority,  AShutosh Kumar, Deputy Director, CCI

Competition Commission of India (CCI) established in March, 2009 to prevent practices having adverse effect on competition, to promote and sustain competition in markets, to protect the interest of consumers and to ensure freedom of trade carried on by other participants in markets in India.

 

Since its inception, CCI has been passing orders with far reaching implications in a number of cases encompassing a wide range ... read more

Greece Crisis: A Crisis of Capitalism  by Ashutosh Kumar, M.A. (Economics). JNU

Greece officially joined the single currency Euro on January 1, 2001, with an official conversion rate of 340.75 drachmas to the euro. Although, Greece sought to join the euro in May 1998 but it did not qualify the criterion to enter into the Eurozone. The required criteria were to: (a) limiting public debt to 60% of a state’s GDP. (b)  limiting the annual budget deficit to -3% of GDP., (c) limiting inflation rate to not exceed 1.5 ... read more

Budget 2015-16: Aggressive Adoption of Neo-liberal Economic Agenda by Ashutosh Kumar

Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley presented budget for financial year 2015-16, and projected a fiscal deficit of 3.9% for the financial year 2015-16. In this budget, plan expenditure, which boosts assets and creates jobs, decline to Rs 4,65,277 crore from Rs 5,75,000 crore. However, there is marginal increase in Non-Plan expenditure which is estimated at Rs. 13,12,200 crore for this financial year.  Total Expenditure has accordingly bee... read more

Internet Licensing and Anti Net Neutrality : A Threat for India by Ashutosh Kumar, M.A. (Eco), JNU

TRAI wants to Tame OTTs with licenses & regulations; net neutrality is at threat in India. TRAI, on behalf of telecom firms have said that OTTs are single handedly eating their revenues using their platform, and they want to implement licenses and regulations to milk money from OTTs. Some other stats shared by TRAI in this paper-as on January 2015 WhatsApp had 700 million users, all over the world and 30 billion messages were sent on a... read more

TEACHERS ON PERMANENT CONTRACT ON LOW FIXED SALARY: STRIKE FOR HANDSOME SCALE WITH EXCELLENT LIFE CONDITIONS BY KHAGENDRA KUMAR

Elementary Education is now a fundamental right in India. Since the implementation of Right to Eduducation Act (2009) in April 2010, various measures are said to be taken by the central and state governments to ensure this right to all children. Although there is no denial that without universal elementary education a society can never achieve the basic goals of development and civic life. The Supreme Court of India in Unnikrishnan vs state of... read more

Internet Licensing and Anti Net Neutrality : A Threat for India

TRAI wants to Tame OTTs with licenses & regulations; net neutrality is at threat in India. TRAI, on behalf of telecom firms have said that OTTs are single handedly eating their revenues using their platform, and they want to implement licenses and regulations to milk money from OTTs. Some other stats shared by TRAI in this paper-as on January 2015 WhatsApp had 700 million users, all over the world and 30 billion messages were sent on a... read more

Land Acquisition Ordinance 2014
Land Acquisition Ordinance 2014

The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement (LARR) Act, 2013 was enacted by the Parliament after a long struggle by various peoples movements based on the experience of forcible, unfair & unjust land acquisition under the Land Acquisition Act, 1894. The Act 2013 was passed on 29 August 2013 in the Lok Sabha and on 4 September 2013 in Rajya Sabha. The bill received the assent of the P... read more

A STANCE FOR MODERNIZING EDUCATION Book by Sudhakar Pd Singh

  About the Book Education is a mission for those who have a strong passion for teaching; it�s a vision for those who conceive of education in global context conducting academic exercises in a global classroom with a global curriculum wherein an individual learner appears as a learning member of one world. So vast is the canvas of the modernization of education that it can�t conceive of the educational growth of an in... read more

Budget 2015-16: Aggressive Adoption of Neo-liberal Economic Agenda

Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley presented budget for financial year 2015-16, and projected a fiscal deficit of 3.9% for the financial year 2015-16. In this budget, plan expenditure, which boosts assets and creates jobs, decline to Rs 4,65,277 crore from Rs 5,75,000 crore. However, there is marginal increase in Non-Plan expenditure which is estimated at Rs. 13,12,200 crore for this financial year. Total Expenditure has accordingly been esti... read more

New Series of National Accounts
New Series of National Accounts

The new series of national accounts with a revised base year of 2011-12, released by the Central Statistics Office (CSO) on 30 January, 2015. The base year of the national accounts is revised from time to time, but this time the CSO has also revised the methodology of calculating these statistics in line with requirements of the System of National Accounts (SNA), an internationally accepted standard. Now Central Statistics Office will start me... read more

NITI Aayog : Mechanism to Strengthen Neoliberal Regime

The process of winding up of the Commission had already initiated by the Manmohan Singh government by inviting a neo-liberal economist who had been a Fund-Bank employee to head the Commission. Modi government has gone the whole length and has completed this process. In fact the winding up of the Planning Commission itself marks a major step towards the consolidation of a neo-liberal State. As we know, Neoliberal Policy measures include opening... read more

NITI AYOG: NEO- LIBERAL VERSION OF PLANNING COMMISSION

On January 1st 2015, Socialist-era Planning Commission is replaced by a new think-tank, National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog. The institution will serve as �Think Tank� of the Government-a directional and policy dynamo. NITI Aayog will provide Governments at the central and state levels with relevant strategic and technical advice across the spectrum of key elements of policy, this includes matters of national and inter... read more

Rangarajan Committee Report on Poverty Estimation: A Critical Assessment

Planning Commission in June 2012 constituted an Expert Group under the Chairmanship of Dr. C. Rangarajan to suggest a methodology for measurement of poverty. It was set up as a knee-jerk reaction to the adverse publicity generated by its predecessor, the Tendulkar Expert Committee which proposed a new methodology for poverty measurement that yielded a set of rural and urban poverty lines that was deemed to be too low.

Main re... read more

CHHATH:  CULTURAL IDENTITY OF BIHAR

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Khagendra Kumar, Chief Editor

In Chhatha Puja, perhaps Bihar gets its best identity. It is very difficult to find evidences for faith and at the same time it is also impossible ... read more

DISASTER AT PATNA GANDHI MAIDAN ON DUSSEHRA: REFLECTING FEUDALISTIC  STYLE OF WORKING

Bihar is a state where social change is very slow. Once Kerala society was highly discriminatory but series of movements like prolonged peasants' movement, Sri Narayan Guru Movement, Teachers' Movement, Library Movement etc. changed the face of the society. Now Kerala society is supposed to be the most progressive among Indian states. Bihar has a poor history of reform movements. In spite of some notable changes on infrastructural and ... read more

MUST READ CRIMINAL ACT OF A  DIST. FISHERY OFFICER WHO SHOWED ALL DISREGARD FOR LIFE OF COMMON PEOPLE  AT TELDIHA

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 Negligent and irresponsible behaviourl of ... read more

MAKE INDIA INITIATIVE
MAKE INDIA INITIATIVE

  Ashutosh Kumar, Economic Editor (Honorary)

Ashutosh Kumar  

A day after India's triumphant Mars mission and hours before he left for his first vi... read more

The Competition Act, 2002: An Overview

 

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Ashutosh Kumar
M.A. (E... read more

Recent Fluctuations in Value of Rupee

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Dy Director, CCI, Ne... read more

MEANING OF BJP VICTORY THROUGH A CHAIWALA OF BACKWARD COMMUNITY

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Khagendra Kumar, Chief Editor

BJP won the Loksabha general ... read more

CONTEXT OF MODI SARKAR
CONTEXT OF MODI SARKAR

Khagendra Kumar,                     chief Editor

Khagendra Kumar,
chief Editor

General Election 2014 is over and results will be declared tomorrow. Results of all the exi... read more

What is Motivation for an Employee
What is Motivation for an Employee

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NO COST ELECTIONEERING: COMMON STATE PLATFORM FOR CAMPAIGNS :  khagendra kumar

 

Khagendra Kumar, Editor

The Election Commission of India raised the ... read more

Special Status for Bihar: A Political expediency

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Ashutosh Kumar, M.A. (Eco) (JNU), Dy Director, CCI, New Delhi

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High Prices of Medicines in India: Can Government do anything about it ?

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Ashutosh Kumar

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Crony Capitalism in Energy Sector in India

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Ashutosh Kumar, M.A. Economics (JNU)

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Strategies to Promote Environmental Sustainability in Manufacturing Industry of India : Dr Shahla Kauser

India has experienced a rapid growth after the economic reforms of 1991. This rapid growth has been resulted in notable economic achievements and has brought many benefits to India. Although the economic growth and poverty reduction have been impressive, it has been caused environment degradation and growing scarcity of natural resources. Economic liberalization has accounted for a substantial impact on the ... read more

LOSING QUALITY AND SOCIAL CONCERN: PRIVATIZATION OF TEACHER EDUCATION : Khagendra Kumar

Khagendra Kumar, Editor

Khagendra Kumar, Chief Editor

Abstract... read more

The Game of Estimating Poverty Ratio     Ashutosh Kumar

photo Ashutosh kumar is M.A. & M.Phil. in Economics from JNU. Dy Director, CCI, New Delhi  

Dandekar and... read more

DOWN WITH BUREAUCRACY AND UP WITH DEVELOPMENT

Khagendra Kumar, Editor

Khagendra Kumar Chief Editor

In sp... read more

UNCONGENIAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN INDIAN HIGHER EDUCATION AND GLOBALIZATION  khagendra kumar

 

ABSTRACT

The present article explores the relationship between globalization and higher education in India. Although Indian higher education has quantitatively grown several times since independence but current level of GER is still lower than world average. There is also a wide gender and social disparity. GER of women, SC, ST and other marginal groups is far below the national average. The Indi... read more

Environmental Movements : Alternative Development Paradigm     Kumar Sanjeev

People's movements are basically social actions conditioned by people's own responses. The frame of reference originated from people's own responses may be educational, environmental or ecological and the context may be legal, social or political. In all the cases protestors challenge existing mode of living, in totality or in part, and want replace it by some alternative mode. India faced a series of ... read more

LEARNING THROUGH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
LEARNING THROUGH SOCIAL MOVEMENTS

  Naresh Prasad Bhokta & Munesh Kumar

There is an intricate relationship between education and society. Education functions in a society and for a society. At the same time, the education system itself is moulded by the existing social structure. Education as an important social institution interacts with other socio-political institutions like family, kinship, religious and political organization. In this ... read more

   ENVIABLE CONTEMPORARY KERALA : RESULT OF MOVEMENTS Khagendra Kumar

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Kerala as a state within the union of India, came into being on 1st November 1956 as a result of the States Reorganization Act (1956). Soon after the formation of the state, Kerala elected a communist government. It became the first state or province within a federated country anywhere to elect a communist government. ... read more

LAXANPUR BATHE MASSACRE: HIGHEST CRIME WENT ANSWERED EVEN AFTER 16 YEARS

  Laxampur Bathe was not an ordinary incident. The country was shocked when 59 dalits including 26 women and 15 children of Laxampur bathe village, 90 km from Patna in Arwal district were shot dead by about 100 armed gunmen on the night of 1st December 1997 while they were sleeping. The massacre was called national shame by then president of India K.R. Narayanan. The Patna high court acquitted all the 26 persons convicted ... read more

CONVICTION OF LALOO:  JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

CONVICTION OF LALOO: JUSTICE DELAYED IS JUSTICE DENIED

  It would have been in the interest of jurisprudence if the judgment in fodder scam case 20A/96 that prolonged for long 17 years be pronounced after Durga Puja vacation or few days before. Timing of the judgment in fodder scam case 20A/96 by special Ranchi CBI court deprived shri Laloo Prasad from filing bail petition and appeal in the higher court of law i... read more

LOOKING INTO PROMISES OF RUSA     khagendra kumar

 

INTRODUCTION

India has now become a major player in the global knowledge economy. A large pool of qualified manpower that is fed by its higher education system has played significant role in it. It is now widely accepted that higher education has been critical to India's emergence in the global knowledge econ... read more

ILLCONCEIVED EFFORTS IN REFORMING SCHOOL AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN BIHAR

ILL-CONCEIVED EFFORTS IN REFORMING SCHOOL AND TEACHER EDUCATION IN BIHAR

The Report of the National Education Commission (1964-66) states: The destiny of India is now being shaped in her classrooms. This, we believe is no more rhetoric. But during last fifty years the statement proved to be rhetoric. Instead of getting empowered, Indian classrooms are losin... read more