Archive for February 5, 2009

Blog Hacked – Old Posts Posted Again

I have re-posted some of my old entries as my blog was hacked and some posts deleted because someone didn’t like a post of mine. Some of you may  get new ping backs because of this. Apologies for that. The blog was hacked because of a security hole in WordPress. I have upgraded to the […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: blogging

OBC Reservations – Supreme Court Verdict

The Supreme court has stayed the implementation of the OBC reservation in its current form. The Court ruled that the 1931 census could not be a determinative factor for identifying the OBCs for the purpose of providing reservation. I personally see this as being a good thing in the light of the recent developments. This […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Creamy Layer, Reservations

Victim Of A Scam… Almost!

One fine day I get a call from my bank that a certain person was trying to en cash a suspicious check issued from my account to him. When I confirmed that I had not issued any check the bank stopped the check from clearing. It seems the person had got the check as a […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
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Shameful Police and Public

  Watching this incident make my heart churn. I have witnessed such incident before as well, where a thief has been brutally beaten by the public. I don’t understand why he needs to be beaten to death when he has been overpowered and his hands tied behind his back? And what about the police? Are […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Tags:  · Posted in: India

7 Teachers beat an 11 Year old for not doing homework

Here is another case of corporal punishment. I think it is high time some serious action was taken against the schools and erring teachers. IBN Reports A sixth standard student of the Vinod English High School in Bangalore, Sangeetha was physically tortured by seven of her teachers on Thursday. The teachers said that Sangeetha hadn’t […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: corporal punishment, Education

If This Is Not Slavery, What Is?

Times Of India reports Seven Dalits — Bideshi Nayak, Ramachandra, Sudama, Nilakantha, Sakhi, Sanju and Puspalata Nayak — were ostracised from Goruala village near Puri for refusing to beat drums in a temple — a practice that their forefathers had been doing for ages. Though about three months have passed since they were ostracised, there […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System

It’s turn of upper caste to suffer

IBN reports While Salve had strong opposition to the Central Educational Institution (Reservation for Admission) Act, 2006, senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for the Tamil Nadu Government said: “They (upper caste) dominated for centuries and now they should suffer.” Is that the idea behind reservations? Retribution? Dumb advocate doesn’t know why reservations are there in […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: Caste, Caste System

Insulting A Child Is Also Corporal Punishment

ExpressIndia Link Making a student kneel down or stand for hours and pinching or slapping him or her could land teachers in trouble as all acts involving insult or humiliation to the child could soon be banned in schools. … NCPCR Chairperson Shantha Sinha has written to all chief secretaries recommending that there should be […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: corporal punishment

Happy Independence day – India at 60

Happy Independence day!!! India has completed 60 years of independence and has achieved a lot in those 60 years. Still a lot remains to be done and as always I am hopeful that things will only get better from this point onwards. I wish India a bright, independent, prosperous and most importantly a peaceful future […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: India

What Is Wrong With Our Teachers?

Right after the news of death of a student because of teacher atrocity comes the report of electrocuting and beating kids to punish them for their “own good”. There is this other teacher who paraded a kid naked for taking a dip in the school tank. At least this one got one year jail. Another […]

February 5, 2009 · Ajit · No Comments
Posted in: corporal punishment