With schools like these, what will the 'Right to Education' bill achieve?
Friday, 31 July 2009
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to ensure that no place of worship is constructed in public places.The apex court asked Solicitor General Gopal Subramanium to file an affidavit in this regard within four weeks.
Brilliant! Hope the centre implements this in true spirit.
Thursday, 30 July 2009
It can possibly happen only in Bihar. The names of rich including chartered accountant, government employees, shopkeeper of Public Distribution System and even dead have been allotted job cards and they have drawn money as wages under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act in the state.
None other than the Bihar Rural Development Minister Bhagwan Singh Kushwaha admitted this in the state assembly in a reply to an Independent Member of Legislative Assembly Kishor Kumar Munna, who brought this to his notice.
Why is Bihar always in the news for all the wrong reasons?
Males students had criminal cases filed against them. The article says the male students were from BHU, while the female students were at IIT, Allahabad. Is it too much to expect uniform punishment?
Wednesday, 29 July 2009
Today, we have a strange situation where some Members of Parliament, elected by some of us, are telling us what to watch and what not to.
These, by the way, belong to the same set of people many of whose colleagues are murderers, rapists, child-molesters and bribe-takers. These are the same people who belong to a club which, when it meets, engages in slanging and shouting. This doesn’t either help in nation-building or, for that matter, law-making.
Their ire is directed at a television reality show, Sach Ka Saamna on Star TV. The fact that in the Budget session, which should be discussing fiscal allocations and deficit management, MPs have both time and wisdom to rake this up as an issue, reflects how facetious politics has become. The fact that in today’s economic climate they are happier discussing late-night television shows than day-chilling facts about unemployment and hunger deaths is a proof of the seriousness with which they go about their business
I'm worried. They decide what shows should be beamed. They decide what sites stay on the Internet. They decide what dress we should wear. They decide what festivals we celebrate. Makes me wonder as yet another anniversary is approaching, 'Did my country really get independence that day in mid August, 62 years back?'.