Stars twinkle only in western skies!

The state of Madhya Pradesh is on such a determined “anti-western” drive, that they’ve decided to remove nursery rhymes like “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Baa Baa Black Sheep” from the text books of primary schools.

Funnily, it’s not been explained what is implicitly western in these rhymes other than the fact that they’re in English.

Over at Reuters’ Oddly Enough, the state Education Minister is being quoted as saying:

We want our children to have value education in local color

1 comment

  1. How about a follow-up on *this* post, ook! I’d love to know what the locally coloured nursery rhymes are like.

    I guess it doesn’t help that the honourable minister’s quote is painted by an American brush (see spelling of last word in quote)

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