The act of policy creation demands empathy and farsightedness. Without these it is likely that the policy framework would begin to collapse at the very onset. The provision of reservation for EWS children in private schools under the RTE Act is a good example of what not to do.
Thinking aloud @ pangti.com!
What a crazy year two thousand twenty one was! One hand there was pain, chaos and desperation; on the other hand there was hope and faith. While humanity suffered. Humanity also came together to show that it cares for its fellow beings.
In order to understand the issue of caste it is important that we zoom out a bit and discuss the legacy and context of caste oppression. Human history, and present, seems to suggest that the casteism is more of a rule than being an exception.
I grew up in an environment where the idea of caste and religion did not seem to exist. My idea of India was the India that our course books of civics and history talked about. I was totally unaware that a rude shock was waiting for me.
Hope is omnipresent. It exists in everything around us. It exists all the time. If we strive enough, and are lucky, then it transforms into reality. Or else it manifests as melancholy but strangely hope still lingers on in various forms.
These three liners on love and relationships were written over a period of time. They were kind of note to oneself – not written to be shared. But as I share these; I have mildly reworded some of them to align the context.
Nature carries the burden of all moods. Nature beholds all the life lessons. All the answers are out there in the open. All one needs to do is observe and decipher. This set of six three liners explores life through the lens of nature.
The choice to homeschool was an overwhelming experience for us. Kids were also confused about our decision. As it was rather tough to explain the decision, I ended up writing an ode to homeschooling, telling ourselves why we are doing what we are doing.
For some time now, almost every other IT company is buzzing the term – Agile! Buzzing – because I do not think that the Indian IT industry is ready to adopt Agile methodologies. My fear is that it may never gear up for this change.
The idea of Natural farming and its practice sounds like a piece of cake. Only after failing to make initial headway did we realize that it is quite like democracy. Just because an idea is good does not mean it will work!
Aarogya Setu was claimed to be our weapon against Covid19 but it failed to bridge the gap. We built many more bridges, including Co-Win, but still could not avoid the traffic jams. Thus creating an endless saga of what not to do.