In these times, when the society has to grapple with the glorification of a homogenising culture on the one hand and communal coding on the other, the question of the role of education in governance has to be a critical concern. The Dadri lynching, burning of a Dalit family in Faridabad, subjugation of religious liberty and many more developments reflect the levels of intolerance. How do we understand the role of education in this context and how can the seeds of transformation be sowed?
“Indian media today is afflicted by a conscience deficit,” said Sir Mark Tully, at the inaugural LILA PRISM 2015 lecture on ‘Media and Transformative Governance in the Indian context’. “The media must create a demand for transformative government.” In the times of tear-jerking, sensational media work, Tully urged the community of journalists to come together and assert their right to objective, transformative journalism. For this, it is important to study and identify areas that need transformation, and do more coverage and follow up stories on those.