Sarva shiksha abhiyan

NDA’s recent move to make an individual’s Aadhaar number mandatory for filing tax returns or obtaining and retaining a PAN card shows that ambiguities remain. Illustration: N. Jayachandran
Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

How efficient is Indian education?

4 min read . 06 May 2016
Photo: Priyanka Parashar/Mint<br />

Budget 2016 and the social sector

4 min read . 01 Mar 2016
The World Health Organisation in a report in 2011 estimated that 15.3% of the world’s population deals with disability of one kind or the other. The 2011 census puts India’s disabled at 2.21% of the population.  Photo: AFP <br />

India’s missing disabled population

3 min read . 16 Sep 2015
Education cess has boosted the government’s budget for elementary education, but the rise doesn’t reflect in improvements in learning. Photo: Reuters<br />

Learning, the govt way?

1 min read . 23 Feb 2015