I was not shying away from this topic. Yes, it is late, but better late then never. I was going through my notes on the subject when I realized that I have not posted anything on this topic. I talked about Social stigma of an unwed mother, but this topic should have come somewhere at that time only. I wrote that post in May 2009 and at that time only in April, a parliamentary committee had put forward his stand on the issue.
The committee recommended that there should be no sex education in schools. The committee itself refused a power point presentation on the question “after going through the hard copy because of its explicit contents. The Committee felt that it was not comfortable with it and could be embarrassing especially to the lady Members and other lady staff present.”
Posted in Behaviour, Polity, Social Issues
Tagged Adolescence, AIDS, education, hiv, Human sexual activity, India, PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE, Sex education, Sex education in schools, Sexuality, Sexually transmitted disease, Wilhelm Reich
[/captionIt is a wonderful book for those who want to read and understand Ancient India. A nice book for starters as it gives you a feel of Ancient Indian History. Ancient History being weird in the sense that there are no personalities involved and the only source that remains is archaeological evidences, it is difficult to comprehend these things. There is a logic involved and to understand that logic the presentation must be great and unique. This is the case with Ancient India by D N Jha.
I rate it 4/5.
If you have missed Karan Thapar‘s articles in HT either because of you were not born or were too young to understand or read or your interest developed late or for any other reason, then please read this book.
This book is a selection of the best columns written by him over the last eleven years.The columns range from the author’s perceptive portraits of politicians and celebrities to his reflections on the state of the media and the peculiarities of the English language. He also turns the gaze on himself—sharing with us his eccentricities, his foibles and anecdotes about himself and his family, including his late wife Nisha. There are also pieces here about his Doon and Cambridge days and vignettes from his travels to cities near and far.
I rate it 5/5. I really love these kind of books.
Today in Pune Mirror there was a news that The Bishop’s School has detained a boy who has passed IX finals and has also advised him to seek a new school. I was shocked at the irresponsible behaviour of the school which has detained the boy in Class IX citing indiscipline as the reason. Continue reading
There are many options available for MBA currently. They are:-
1. Full-time MBA of 2 years (Conventional MBA)
2. Part-time MBA of 3 years
3. Executive MBA (Full time) for 1 year or 1.5 years
4. MBA through Distance Learning. Continue reading
We are going to have a largest Youth population in 2012-2015. Major hindrance to our path of growth is unskilled labour which is also uneducated too. The National Literacy Mission (NLM) was set up in May 1987 that aimed to attain 75% literacy by 2007 and had run several schemes to ensure that this target is achieved. But we were able to attain only 65% literacy (as per Census of India 2001) or 61% literacy (as per Plan Australia). 65% is a significant change in literacy rate that have been achieved considering the ground situation and realities of our country. However, we cannot make this excuse as when we had set the target in 1988 we must have thought everything before setting the target. Continue reading
Posted in India, People, Social Issues
Tagged 11th Five year plan, 1988, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2015, education, education for all, illiteracy, literacy, national literacy mission, national literacy mission 1988, nlm, professor yashpal, sarva shiksha abhiyan, UNESCO