Published July 28th, 2015 by

The scene is getting increasingly gloomier!

Few decades earlier imparting education was the noblest profession and teachers were very often respected more than the guardians. But, unfortunately the once holy profession of teaching has now become a money-spinning business. Over the period of time, particularly during the last three decades both government administered education system and the private run educational institutions have failed miserably in providing value based quality education. Government institutions with adequate infrastructure and well qualified teaching staff were unable to deliver and their results at the end of the academic sessions proved dismal both qualitatively and quantitatively. However, the private sector managed their performance of numbers but their quality of education cannot be termed satisfactory by any standards. Most of the times this knowledge paralysis can be observed only to the level of ten plus two and beyond that it is a level playing field where private sector is unable to compete with the state run education organizations. Read More Privatised Education

Published June 26th, 2015 by

There has to be some law of the land that must prevail!

There is no second opinion about abysmal working condition of police force in India. Much of police force in the whole subcontinent is not only overburdened but extremely stressed. In India police reforms are overdue for long. Police reforms are urgently required to address working condition of the forces as well as their behaviour while on duty; as being a well-ordered force the police have to show and prove beyond doubt their exemplary discipline and dedication towards their work with the highest degree of honesty and impartiality.

Now, how has the situation improved on account of police public relationship? Post 1947 when ‘Raj’ ceased to operate in this part of world, even in absence of justifiable police reforms  not much has changed and more needs to be done so that we come somewhere close to civilized societies and claim of being subjected to benevolent policing. Experts of police and policing will laugh off my ‘benevolence’ remark, but even after six decades of much hyped empowerment if we are not having access to kind, respectable, honest and impartial policing then the whole conception of democracy is absurd.  What is fate of people who approach police for filing FIRs? Not satisfactory by any means. Most of the times, story of ‘rules are for fools’ holds good while approaching law enforcing authorities. In case of rich and powerful every act is cognizable and for lesser mortals delaying is the best ploy to scare them away from recourse to law. Read More Fate of my FIR