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Does Citizenship Abate Class? : Evidence and Reflections from a South Indian City by Siddharth Swaminathan, Economic and Political Weekly, August 2017

Drawing on data from a large household survey in Bengaluru, this paper explores the quality of urban citizenship.

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There may be a way to break the hold of the caste system in India! by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

The breaking down of caste system occurs only when people marry or have sexual relationships and have children with, those who are outside their caste. Otherwise people would continue to carry the caste attribute whether they reject it explicitly or not.

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Inspiring teachers to become the best minds by S V Manjunath, Bfirst.in, August 2017

SV Manjunath shares his experience about the ongoing revamped teacher professional development process in Karnataka

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The sordid tale of teacher education in India by Anurag Behar, Livemint, August 2017

The MHRD and NCTE have begun a complete and methodical overhaul of the teacher education system, from its regulatory to its educational aspects

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Govt, NGOs can be an ideal match by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, August 2017

He was a relatively young IAS officer in charge of education in a large state. Very energetic and action-oriented. We ..

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Graphic Bodies:Picturing Feminised Pathology, Narrating Resistance, by Neeraja Sundaram, Indian Journal of Gender Studies, August 2017

This article studies three graphic memoirs by women, Marisa Acocella Marchetto’s Cancer Vixen, Sarah Leavitt’s Tangles and Leah Hayes’ Not Funny Ha-Ha, to explore the use of the graphic form in the narrating of an experience of illness.

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Aadhaar and multiple identity disorder by Rajendran Narayanan, Business Standard, July 2017

What is primarily required is political and administrative will for effective delivery of services.

Aadhaar and multiple identity disorder by Rajendran Narayanan, Business Standard, July 2017

What is primarily required is political and administrative will for effective delivery of services.

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Aadhaar Card, Waiver of Farm Loans and `Good’ Governance by V Santhakumar, Economics in Action, August 2017

I have no serious problem with Aadhaar or a unique identification number or a biometric identification system if it is implemented by knowing and admitting its limitations.

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"No place for fear in the classroom" by Dileep Ranjekar, Civil Society, July 2017

The belief that punishment is necessary for children is very widespread and deeply entrenched in society, including parents.

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"Switching medium of instruction in schools from local languages to English is not educational reform" by Anish Madhavan, Scroll.in, July 2017

Teaching in the mother tongue supports learning by enabling children to build on their existing knowledge base.

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"Working with the government, effectively" by Anurag Behar, Livemint, July 2017

The government is a monolithic abstraction that doesn’t actually exist; in reality, it is people that you have to work with.

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