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Monthly Archives: September 2011
Both are bestselling leftist writers, winners of numerous awards, fierce advocates for India’s marginalized poor and passionate critics of western corporations and policies. Being a leftist myself, why do I love one and hate the other? Read my latest article on the NRI.
Formal education is designed to kill creativity. It is amazing to note how ‘industrial’ the educational systems across the world are. We come out of schools in batches like industrial products. A bell governs our actions in school. Otherwise random and capable individuals are systematically taught to obey and conform. Peer pressure becomes much more powerful than the forces of nature. Here is a Ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson where he speaks of shifting from the Industrial to Organic mode of education. He says- “We don’t need evolution in our education system. We need revolution.” Continue reading