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 …

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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 …

A TRIUMPH OF ARTISTIC FREEDOM

John Stuart Mill has argued in his book ‘On Liberty’ that the price paid for stifling freedom of expression is “the sacrifice of the entire moral courage of the human mind”. Yet the limitation on this fundamental right has been a dominating theme in most public debates.  The qualified nature of this right under Article …