Tests in schools
Teacher’s professional role and responsibilities
for student assessment:
Several criticisms have been made regarding the
school testing programs. Public attention has been drawn
particularly to problems related to setting question papers,
technical errors due to poor editing and printing, and poor test
On the ‘mentally ill’, the ignorant and intolerant
The cold-blooded killing of Balavarnam Sivakumar
in broad daylight while hundred watched without raising a finger to
save the man has shocked one and all. The man was a mental patient,
it was later revealed. Much has been written about the fact that he
was a Tamil, that the perpetrators of this ghastly crime were police
officers and that people just watched and did nothing while a murder
took place before their eyes.
Iqbal: a mirror of Indian Muslim psyche
Today is 132nd Birth Anniversary :
Multidimensional are Iqbal’s thoughts as are his
intellectual forays and philosophical shifts at various times in his
four-decade long active career as a poet and philosopher. Yet all
said and done, it was given to the renowned Professor Hamilton A.R.
Gibb to provide a perspective on how to look at him. This Gibb did
in his Chicago lectures (1946) on “Modern trends in Islam” which
have since been published under the same title.