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Meeta Sengupta

  • Will the IIM Bill do more harm than good?

    The IIM Bill needs to support the investment of the past decades and the accountability must be to the masters and servants of knowledge, not to those of power and politics.

    Wednesday, 8 April 2015 - 6:55pm
  • How far must international schools be steeped in Indian regulations?

    International schools too have chosen their regulators for examinations, but in everything else they are placed in the local context. The line between the two needs to be defined well.

    Sunday, 29 March 2015 - 9:55pm
  • Agency for student finance a good move by Jaitley

    The statement in parliament that no student would lose out on higher education due to a paucity of funds has to be one of the foundation stones of a humane and ambitious country.

    Sunday, 1 March 2015 - 9:30am
  • 6 principles that the Narendra Modi government should adopt in the education sector

    ‘India has become a magnet’, Dominic Barton of McKinsey is reported to have said recently, reflecting both the optimism and the aspirations vested in the country at the moment. Six months in, Narendra Modi’s cabinet has shown some sense of its own vision while very clearly not rocking the boat....

    Tuesday, 2 December 2014 - 3:30pm
  • Did Flipkart cheat its customers? I think not!

    A turning point in the movie 3 Idiots was the word ‘sale’. The magic password that revived the poor mother from her deep coma. As the word echoed through her awareness, we, the audience laughed. Not because we were relieved at the plot twist, but because we realised that this was us - the word sale...

    Friday, 10 October 2014 - 9:08pm
  • First 100 days of the Narendra Modi government has been mere tinkering at edges of big issues that plague Indian education sector

    The first 100 days of a government are usually about signalling what comes next. For the Narendra Modi government, the first 100 days were about learning the business, and big announcements have been postponed to the 100th day and beyond. Their actions however have been watched, and this is clearly...

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 4:40pm
  • In defence of Smriti Irani, India's new HRD minister

    Does a leader always need to be an expert? Or is a good leader one who can leverage a wide range of expertise and skills? Ask India Inc, the entrepreneurial and the baronial – and the chances are that their business successes will provide the answer before they need to respond. Of course, an expert...

    Wednesday, 28 May 2014 - 4:25pm
  • Why people of Indian origin who have moved back to India should be allowed to vote

    They reversed the brain drain. They came back home again. Having built a life in another land, achieved success, settled down, bought a house, sometimes even had children who were doing well in schools that suited them, many non-resident Indians (NRIs) uprooted themselves and returned. They moved...

    Tuesday, 8 April 2014 - 1:02pm
  • India’s problem is the need for conformity

    What do Nido Taniam's death, Wendy Doniger's book 'The Hindus', and the Africans living in Delhi's Khirki have in common? They are all victims of India's inability to deal with differences

    Wednesday, 12 February 2014 - 1:50pm
  • Opinion on opinion polls

    In the land of opinions, justifiable or not, the polling of opinions has been called into question.

    Friday, 8 November 2013 - 11:22am