Kokonad on his blog Mostly pointless naively assumes that Educationalists suffer from dementia
Firstly he is irked by sterilization of sex education , rightly so but doesnt understand that most of India is agrarian and sex is a dirty word most practiced but never spoken about just like the villian Lord Voldimont, forget words like masturbation, penis, vagina, homosexuality etc
however next time crude indian slang translations should be used instead of foreign words maybe that might please them.
Further he goes on to link Sagarika Ghose (Mrs i know it all) Face the nation script. First of all i think she is a 3rd rate journo, who works more on sensationalizing things than finding practical solutions from debates and her panel is always loaded in a manner so as to help her derive convenient conclusions and mind u there is no shortage of stooges be it from the left or right of centre. and remember- its not only the Vhp, it is also the Congress and NCP, communists and islamists that also do all the shouting and opposing.
hey kokonad, just chk out my prev post on the fact that we are not alone. Be it the American Religious right or the Vatican or the Islamists of Iran or Saudi, there s no difference hey some are a tad bit worse.
The problem here is that India is a nation that has given too much power to the politicians, they fill every post with yes men be it the director CBI or the Delhi police commissioner or the Madam President or the director of a PSU or Member of the Education board . People with unlimited power including the babus want to control everything.
They dont want private investment in education, so that they can set their agenda on what students are taught,and that their foreign educated kids can come back and have secure future like Sagarika(Bhaskar Ghoses daughter) and Vrinda Karat. They dont want proper sex education lest it corrupt young innocent minds, plus there are vote banks to protect, including parents some of whom have little or vernacular education, and of cource the thriving seedy cd and book stall owners, and legit mags like lace and lingerie, debonair etc.
To answer the question id say not really, they arnt demented or dumb, they just want to save their jobs and climb up the job ladder, just like anyone else even if that means self censorship, or obeying orders. They are never given the liberty of being independent, mostly by board members who are political appointees having socialist leanings and have clear political agendas to cater to.Tell me isn’t our history more sterilised than sex education? haven’t our history books been sanitised of all the brutality of Islamic rulers lest we hurt the islamists feelings and the political vote banks?
We still have great educational institutions imparting world class education at a fraction of international costs , look at the IIMs and the IITs which are autonomous, and which are an eyesore to the current Education Minister Arjun Singh who would prefer to name them backward institute or mgmt and khwaja makdom institute of technology?