Monday, January 25, 2010

Links ...

  1. Kalpana Sharma in The Hindu: Educating India:

    The latest ASER (Annual Status of Education Report) 2009, a comprehensive survey of government and private schools in 575 out of 583 districts in India, revealed that only 50 per cent of government schools have toilets and that four out of 10 government schools did not have separate toilets for girls. Even where there were separate toilets for girls, as many as 12-15 per cent were locked and only 30-40 per cent were “usable”.

  2. Charu Sudan Kasturi: Kendriya Vidyalayas to start pre-primary classes.

  3. Pretty hilarious pics: This happens only in India [via Lakshmi].

  4. Findings from a study of external markers of people's political views:

    ... the bedrooms and offices of liberals, who are generally thought of as open, tend to be colorful and awash in books about travel, ethnicity, feminism and music, along with music CDs covering folk, classic and modern rock, as well as art supplies, movie tickets and travel memorabilia.

    Conservatives, on the other hand, tend to surround themselves with calendars, postage stamps, laundry baskets, irons and sewing materials in their personal spaces [...]