Using the case study of Almora in Uttarakhand, this Working Document addresses the following issues: (more…)
By Tanya Chandra, Founder, LexQuest Foundation.
When you enter Almora, the District Headquarters of the Kumaon region, you will see prosperity, abled infrastructure and globalization all wrapped into one, amidst the serenity of the green hills that envelop this Himalayan town. Old colonial buildings, streets swarmed with traditional local delicacies and a whole lot of well maintained government offices, well kept government schools, scattering of ill-conceived primary private schools and a large number of public toilets; all on the same street that caters to the outsiders with its endless hotels, modest eateries and a trail of noisy vehicles. (more…)
By Annapurna Sinharay, Symbiosis Law School, Pune.
Karl Marx vilified the education system as an instrument in the hands of the evil capitalists to train a pliant labour force. However, the widespread unemployment plaguing the country today has reduced the system to one of a much benign nature, hopefully to Marx’s liking. Among the many reasons behind this unemployment is the growing mismatch between skills (owing to education) and occupations. As India marches towards evolving into a ‘knowledge economy’, it becomes increasingly imperative to focus on imparting skills relevant to the upcoming economic environment. The discrepancy between skills and employment is particularly acute in the inaccessible terrains of the country, specifically the hilly regions. This article dives deep into the problem and explores possible solutions for it. (more…)
We are committed to facilitate the learning curve for all potential leaders and change-makers as far as policy awareness, formulation and assessment is concerned. The Policy Troupe, our residential policy innovation workshop, has therefore been designed to nurture and fuel your thoughts, and initiate you into the realm of public Read more…