Archive for June, 2012

Whipping up ‘critical pedagogy’: Uncritical defense of NCERT’s violence

Whipping up ‘critical pedagogy’: Uncritical defense of NCERT’s violence

Universally, the imagery of a whip evokes the reality of violence throughout human history. The whip is inseparable from violence against slaves, dalits, women, animals and children. Almost all histories of protest against injustice, be it feminism, anti-slavery, anti-caste or anti-apartheid movements have protested and continue to protest the symbolic violence in imagery that...
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Who slowed the Constitution Assembly?

THE ALLEGED insult of Dr Bhim Rao Ambedkar in the cartoon in Class XI textbooks led to the human resource minister withdrawing the book and appointing a committee to review all books. Why was the Constitution-making process slow? Is it because Ambedkar wanted it to be slow? Not in the least. It was slow...
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Controversy over Dr.B.R.Ambedkar’s Cartoon

A cartoon depicting Dr. BR Ambedkar sitting on a snail labelled ‘Constitution,’ with a whip in his hand and behind him Jawaharlal Nehru also holding a whip, was used in a Class XI textbook of National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT). The text alongside criticizes Dr. Ambedkar and suggests he went slow...
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BAMCEF to bring awareness on the conspiracy behind the cartoon issue and conspiracy against the constitution throughout India through the state conventions.

The constitution of India is such a document with the help of which a bloodless revolution cab be brought in the country. The partial implementation of the same for the last 6 decades has created a social and political impact. Though the change is not significant but had definitely created an impact. This may...
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Editorial-Why the rupee wept on?

Greece is in turmoil. Europe is in the throes of a double-dip recession exacerbated by a sovereign debt crisis. The future of the euro is in doubt. There have been political consequences of the economic meltdown: at least 11 regime changes have taken place in the 27 countries of the European Union over the...
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