Pankaj Chandra’s new book provides a detailed analysis of everything that is faulty in higher education in India and how the corrosion can be stemmed.
What you learn should not be tied to disciplines; learning should involve coming up with an original thesis, how to defend that insight, how to imagine the counter-argument, how to assess the implications and significance of what is being proposed.
Instead of working with the strengths of the students so that they can become the best citizen or employee they can be, we have a system that reduces students to a simple hierarchical order.
The taboo surrounding mental health problems and the unwillingness of most colleges to take up the cost of professional counselling make India’s youth highly vulnerable.
Mahabaleshwar Sail’s ‘Age of Frenzy’ reminds us that it will never be easy to speak of past violence and it does not help that there was much violence by all parties.
In The Poison of Love, K.R. Meera seems to symmetrise political, religious and domestic violence as equally inscriptive on the body of the woman.
‘Mohanaswamy’ is not only among the best example of gay and regional literature but also one of the best meditations on the pleasures of inhabiting the new Indian century.