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Faisal Bari

Undergraduate blues

Undergraduate blues

There is a crisis in higher education. Demand has vastly outstripped supply. Published Feb 09, 2018 06:26am
Where we stand

Where we stand

What is the responsibility of an individual who sees another person being harmed? Published Jan 26, 2018 06:19am
An extortionist state

An extortionist state

The real rub lies in the unfairness of the tax system. Hardly a million people file their tax returns. Published Dec 29, 2017 06:22am
Equality as moral imperative

Equality as moral imperative

Looking after the interest of the weakest in society must be a part of any basic social contract. Published Dec 15, 2017 07:05am
Safety or convenience?

Safety or convenience?

Wearing of helmets by motorcycle riders can reduce the incidence of head injuries by 90pc. Published Dec 01, 2017 07:04am
Misconceptions about schools

Misconceptions about schools

The quality of education in both public- and private-sector schools needs to be improved. Published Nov 17, 2017 06:55am
On giving

On giving

Not having institutions that you can trust can have a dampening effect on philanthropic giving. Published Nov 03, 2017 07:01am
Thinking critically — really?

Thinking critically — really?

We live in a society where space, even for conversations amongst friends, has shrunk drastically. Published Oct 20, 2017 01:15am
The powers that be

The powers that be

Not only do they defy the rules, they think it is the right thing to do as well. Published Oct 06, 2017 01:12am
Motivating teachers

Motivating teachers

We are not giving teachers enough incentives, responsibility or authority. Published Sep 22, 2017 03:55am
Information issues

Information issues

If doctors were more forthcoming, parents would be better informed about their child’s illness. Published Sep 08, 2017 01:30am
Mobility in urban spaces

Mobility in urban spaces

It has become a lot harder for pedestrians and bicycle riders to move around the city. Published Aug 25, 2017 06:53am
Registering an FIR and after

Registering an FIR and after

On issues that matter to the citizen, nothing seems to have changed at the police station. Published Aug 11, 2017 05:22am
Making reforms work

Making reforms work

Strong data gathering and monitoring of results is a must for improving education policies. Published Jul 14, 2017 02:28am
An educational chasm

An educational chasm

The issue of social distance between students and teachers at government schools must be addressed. Published Jun 30, 2017 06:59am
Is education a priority?

Is education a priority?

Will the increase in the education budgets be able to address the inequities in our learning systems? Published Jun 16, 2017 02:33am
Is cheating a norm now?

Is cheating a norm now?

Half-hearted efforts in the form of more police at exam centres are not going to work. Updated Jun 02, 2017 04:06am
Rethinking zoos

Rethinking zoos

‘We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.’ — Immanuel Kant Published May 19, 2017 01:19am