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3 POSTS 0 COMMENTSI am an education professional who has experience working in NGOs and schools involved in the task of improving school education and ensuring social equity in the academic sector, presently teaching as teacher educator in college. I am a graduate in social sciences, with an interest in teaching students at the secondary school level. My latest research interest is looking at the intersection of gender and caste in schools and on education overall.
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It has often been observed that there is lack of awareness not only with regard to ‘homosexuality’ but also ‘menstruation’. In spite of having discussions around teenage pregnancy, there is also a lack of awareness around safe sex.
Evident in both the Bingos are ample accounts of unpleasant experience in the savarna-dominated academia that is missing in both the JNU and the HCU counterparts; in HCU’s, academic engagement is summed up with ‘visited the reading room’ and ‘backlog’.
The COVID-19 pandemic is a very big issue in itself and needs to be solved as early as possible; but in India, that is not possible if we are not ready to finally acknowledge the flaws in our existing social system.