[ Blog Update ]

Hi everyone! It has been long since I have posted on the blog. Life has been swinging on the harder side. But I am glad to announce that I have planned a new series of posts in the upcoming days. I will be sharing a series on ethics and dilemmas of life. Where I will …

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[NaPoWriMo Poetry- 12] “Words”

Words are your minions. sleeping in tranquility, inside the cozy cover of a book. Lying silently on its pages, like bed. But when you tickle them with your sight, wake them up with your attention, they pop up in zeal. Their master has arrived. They grab their tools, and build your world of fantasy, pave …

[Public Policy] Understanding the Finnish basic income experiment

The concept of Universal Basic Income (UBI) as an alternative to the various social welfare schemes has been a part of academic discussion and  deliberation for quite a long time. However  its feasibility analysis by the Economic Survey 2016-17 and recent endorsement of a minimum income guarantee for every poor person in India by Rahul …

Mathematics education in India

The whole idea of Science is nothing more than a refinement of everyday thinking and  mathematics lies at its roots. It would be hard to find a better tool to  demonstrate  and understand the working of the scientific intellect other than mathematics. India with its strong mathematical tradition , maybe expected to produce excellence in …

Society,State and Hindutva politics

Society is an association of individual beings which fulfill the needs of human life; while state fulfills human's need of political organization. State has often been termed as 'society politically organized'. Italian philosopher Machiavelli, to whom the contemporary concept of state owes its origin has called state as " the power which has authority over …

[Interview] Trash to toys: redefining science education

  "Work while you play and play while you work". Arvind Gupta is an Indian toy inventor, science expert and science communicator. He gained popularity in the 90s for his  show in Doordarshan's kid's programme "Tarang" , which went on to define childhood for most of us. He developed low-cost science teaching aids and scientific toys …

Demographic changes and illegal migration in Assam

  Assam and parts of the Northeast India shut down on January 8, 2019 over the issue of Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016.  The bill seeks to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955,  to grant citizenship to non Muslims including Hindus, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains, Parsis and Christians who came to India on or before December 31, …

Why is Assam “poor” ?

Being a proud Assamese, my heart weeps in grief but I have to accept the statement that indeed Assam is economically poor. But it is equally important to understand what cripples the Assamese economy. The economy of Assam is undoubtedly in a struggling stage. But is it due to lack of Central Government support? Infact …

Unschooling : Education without schools

Think of a type of education subtracting the whole idea of school and college experience out of it. Too hard to imagine ?  At present the whole idea of educating a child centres around the aspect of sending the child to a school followed by a good college or university  . Primary school , secondary …

[Short story] Waiting for the whirlwind

The sultry summer weather suddenly disappeared and I found myself under the contour of dark clouds. I was walking by the same fateful Maurice Nagar intersection in North Delhi as Amitav Ghosh recollects in his book “The Great Derangement”. Describing a “grey, tube like extrusion” that came down whiplashing on 17th March 1978, Ghosh in …