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Atindra Dahal

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Are all PhDs worth?

Published On: February 23, 2020 09:30 AM NPT By: Atindra Dahal

Education generates infinite virtues and values for overall betterment of humankind and nations. Notable classical oriental scholar and academician Confucius would gauge education on caliber of imparting virtues, wisdom, courtesy, skills and positive thoughts. But in recent decades, education has become less socio-pragmatic and more profit-making business for commissioning certificates.

Erosion of professors’ prestige

Published On: February 2, 2020 09:10 AM NPT By: Atindra Dahal

In his book What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain says that professors are ‘university-based top-ranked expert academicians’ to extend then enforce knowledge and virtues. In Nepal too, professors are co-positioned with the first-class bureaucrats in merit. Such a distinguished position automatically attracts intense gravity. They are expected to be involved in academic excellence, knowledge, studies and research.

In defense of social media regulation

Published On: January 11, 2020 08:30 AM NPT By: Atindra Dahal

Our socio-political situation always and noticeably remits one or another controversial issue to the people, who love to engage in an endless debate. MCC was the talk of the town, and still is. The proposed bill on information technology—mentioned as IT Bill—has hogged the media space and engaged the mass at mammoth scale. The provision that states anyone posting defamatory, blasphemous and disrespectfully vulgar or profane remarks against somebody on and through social media will be sentenced up to five year and fined up to one and half million rupees is the subject of intense criticism.