Right against Exploitation * Indian Constitution * Republic Day

Right against exploitation is a fundamental right of the Indian constitution.  Right against exploitation prohibits forced labor, child labor and human trafficking.  India is sadly the slave capital of the world according to the global slavery index study conducted in 2014.  Poor and impoverished families are enslaved as forced and bonded laborers in some of the callous construction industries, agricultural plantations, brick kilns, garment industries, etc.   Some of them also become trapped in enslaving and callous gulf countries.  Child labor also sadly still exists, even though India is about to celebrate its 66th Republic Day.  Child rights activists, human right activists and NGOs are doing tremendous and courageous service to free enslaved human beings in India.  Kailash Satyarthi and the movement started by him, the Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement), saved more than 83,000 children so far in … Continue reading

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Right to Freedom * Freedom of Speech and Expression * Republic Day

On January 26th every year, citizens of India celebrate Republic Day.  Republic Day is the day the democratic governing document of India was brought into force after the end of the Indian freedom struggle.   One of the fundamental rights of the Indian constitution is the right to freedom.  This includes the right to freedom of speech and expression subject to public order, morality, decency and security of the state.  In dictatorial regimes, freedom of speech and expression are restricted.  People hardly have a voice or can act and address problems or innovate in dictatorships.   Due to the Indian constitution and democratic rights which celebrate human rights, citizens of India can more freely speak and express their heartfelt views.  However, is freedom of speech and expression really being practiced or is it a pseudo and deceptive democracy that is being practiced?  … Continue reading

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Indian Constitution – Right to Equality | Remembering Republic Day

The Indian constitution safeguards the right to equality as a fundamental right.   However, is India an equal society or a deeply unjust, corrupt and divided society?  It is a vast country in flux with brave and hopeful people slowly creating a revolution against fake and divisive actors and wicked forces.  This is why the right to equality is slowly but surely becoming a reality.  Students need to feel safe and free from discrimination and superficial values based on gender, caste, color and other forms of discrimination due to the influence of perverted hierarchical and corrupt mafia forces.  These detrimental and perverted influences are infiltrating states through the media and perverted films and also through various other deceptive avatars unfortunately in all walks of life.  So, students need to be discerning.  Schools need to teach proper values including respect for true … Continue reading

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Fundamental Rights – Indian Constitution | Celebrating Republic Day

The Republic Day of India is celebrated every year on January 26th.  The Republic Day of India is marked by hoisting the Indian flag in schools and by patriotic programs.  It is also marked by the famous Republic Day parade in New Delhi.  However, one of the most important aspects of celebrating Republic Day is being familiar with the Indian Constitution.  In fact, do you know why Republic Day is celebrated?  Republic Day is celebrated as a mark of respect for the day the governing document of India, the Indian Constitution came into effect on January 26, 1950.  Due to the Indian freedom struggle, hopes rose of India becoming an independent sovereign socialist democratic republic after the democratic Indian constitution was established.  The Indian constitution safeguards the basic human rights of citizens of India.   Let us have a short overview … Continue reading

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How Educational Tablets can Make Learning Easy and Joyful

Educational tablets will make studying easier and more joyful for students in the future.  Textbooks, reference study content and any content which students are learning about and studying will be easily available on a tablet.  Some students in the US are already mainly using Apple iPads and are learning in an interesting and joyous manner and scoring better grades.  Educational tablets are also easy for students to handle and can be easily brought with them to the class, home or any location for learning.  Also, students can key in their notes, note down study plans and also communicate with the teacher, peers, friends and acquaintances.  Discussions, debates and also some assessments can be done through safe online connections.  With an educational tablet, the world seems smaller and students can find the joy of connectivity and fruitful collaborations. Also, educational tablets … Continue reading

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Importance of Reference Books and Reference Resources for Students

Students need to go beyond the textbook in order to learn and discuss topics in a creative, problem-solving and innovative manner.  So, what are some reference books that students can refer to? When talking about reference books, I am not referring to some dry or intimidating guide book which used to be and is still being churned out for so-called exams.  Of course, there are some good guide books too.  However, students need to be alert and discerning as some books are being churned out for making quick and filthy money.  For example, if children are interested in physics topics like the big bang theory or even quantum physics, how can they go beyond the textbook?  Books like George and the Big Bang (George’s Secret Key) by Stephen Hawking and Lucy Hawking is a wonderful, joyous and interesting way to … Continue reading

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