From ‘E’QUALITY to QUALITY

The NEP 2019 through the Scope of Neoliberalism The National Education Policy 2019 (NEP 2019 from now on) is a classic example of a policy document intersecting the dominant discourse on development, childhood and education to promote the neo-liberal project of commodification and commercialization of education. Starting from Macaulay’s minute in 1835, Indian education policy…

A milestone in the political history of Karnataka – The SAKALA Mission

KARNATAKA’S GUARANTEE OF SERVICES TO CITIZENS (SAKALA): LESSONS FOR NATION-WIDE SUCCESS Sharada S (University of Pennsylvania, alumnus of National Law School of India University), Apoorva S and Mansi Sharma (National Law School of India University) The SAKALA Mission, made possible through the Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens Act 2011 (amended in 2014), has been a…

Trajectory of Land Reforms in J&K and its Outcomes

Tushar Gupta   Land reforms in Jammu & Kashmir did not prove to be effective in addressing poverty mitigation and the removal of inequality emerging from land ownership. The reforms ended up becoming little more than a political gimmick. The analysis in this paper has been divided into three trajectories and development within each has…

The Political Economy of Nehruvian Science

Sukhbeer Tej Pratap Singh     ‘Vanity, ambition and eagerness for certainty are the greatest sources of hazards to scientific knowledge’   -Francis Bacon The concept of planning in the sphere of scientific research is said to reduce the risk of fragmented efforts, minimising possibilities of duplication & making resources more efficient but the idea of…