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    What was Behind Gandhi’s Success with the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and the Failure of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1920s?

    Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?

    Remembering the Revolutionaries of the Freedom Movement while Commemorating the Martyrs’ Month

    As we observe Martyrs’ Month it's important to remember the most important messages of justice, equality, unity of farmers and workers, communal harmony and peace.

    How Ultra-fine Pollution Particles (UFPs) Can Trigger Non-Fatal Heart Attacks

    Worsening quality of air around the world could soon be a greater challenge than estimated impacting millions of lives throughout the world.

    Uttarakhand disaster: Are there lessons for Jammu and Kashmir?

    A study in June 2019 on acceleration of ice-melting in Himalayas revealed that local glaciers are melting twice as fast in the 21st century as they were from 1975 to 2000 – this, the study says, has disrupted the glaciers which were once sturdily frozen in place.

    Faced With Difficult Times, Indian Democracy Needs Urgent Guidance of Lawyers, Jurists and Retired Judges

    Indian democracy is finding itself in a critical crisis and it is high time that it needs the help and guidance of distinguished lawyers, jurists and retired judges to come back to track.

    The Need for a Sustained Resistance Against the Targeting of Critical Media Voices 

    The statement of the Delhi Union of journalists  against targeting of Newsclick and critical media voices by the government deserves wider support.

    Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech – an expert explains what it means for the world

    Delivering his first major foreign policy speech since taking office on January 20, US president Joe Biden has sent a strong signal to the...

    CORONAVIRUS

    Mao’s China falsely claimed it had eradicated schistosomiasis – and it’s still celebrating that ‘success’ in propaganda today

    In early April, with much of the world under lockdown, China was already celebrating its purported victory in keeping the new coronavirus under control....

    Cops Deployed in Large Numbers As Farmers Intensify Protest Against Farm Legislations 

    Thousands of cops have been deployed across Delhi borders as farmers intensify their protests.

    The COVID-19 Vaccine in India: When, What and How? 

    United Kingdom and United States may be leading the vaccination race but what will its arrival hold for India and what are the associated logistics of vaccine-administration in the country?

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    Bridging the Absence of Transgender Persons in School Curriculum: A Look at Select Texts

    The overarching under-representation of the transgender community coupled with a sustained sense of ridicule and mockery even where there is the slightest of attention paid, has made most of our school curriculum insensitive, non-empathetic and unfair to the transgender community.

    Why Improvements in Farming and Food Sector Are So Important?

    Given the critical importance of food for survival and human existence, the need to usher in much needed reforms in the food and agriculture sector is the call of the hour, failing which, we all could be moving towards a major crisis in future.

    What Gandhi can teach today’s protesters

    Almost a century ago, Mohandas K. Gandhi – commonly known by the honorific Mahatma, the great-souled one – emphasized nonviolent resistance in his campaign...

    Sexism pushed Rosalind Franklin toward the scientific sidelines during her short life, but her work still shines on her 100th birthday

    What do coal, viruses and DNA have in common? The structures of each – the predominant power source of the early 20th century, one...

    OPINION

    What was Behind Gandhi’s Success with the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and the Failure of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1920s?

    Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?

    Bargained Livelihoods During the Pandemic:Understanding the Condition of Women Tribal Vendors in Odisha’s Koraput

    The plight of  tribal women vendors has deteriorated due to the pandemic and the lockdown which has impacted their livelihoods and access to entitlements.

    Donald Trump’s Supporters and Our Farmer

    At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.

    JNU: A Wounded Space

    On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?

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    Swami Vivekananda: A Monk with Many Possibilities

    As we celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary—and that too at a time when the Hindu Right seeks to appropriate him, it is important to have a more nuanced reading of the monk’s thoughts and visions.

    The Sublime Prayers of Redemption

    At this moment of psychic bewilderment and statistics of death, the poet’s sublime prayers enchant our souls, and make us feel the rhythm of life and death

    Meet Mr. Bald and Bankrupt: when an ‘Outsider’ Sees More Than an Insider

    Bald and Bankrupt’ is a YouTube Channel run by an English traveler who decodes the authentic experiences of being in India.

    Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids- Understanding Humanity and Compassion Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker

    By looking at and reviewing a documentary on the life and hardships of a prominent Red Light area in Kolkata, the author raises pertinent questions on humanity, compassion and the human sentiment.

    Learning Lessons in Shared Humanity from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

    Can literary characters compel us to rethink our existences, taking from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, this article looks at how great books can be lifelong teachers.

    Excerpt | The Violence of the Mechanical Mind

    Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.

    Excerpt| ‘Liberty’ as a Powerful Instrument of Domination

    As an amazing thinker, Herbert Marcuse-like Adorno and Horkheimer-contributed to the development of critical theory. Here is an excerpt from Marcuse's path-breaking text One-Dimensonal Man.

    Baudrillard, Hyperreality and Contemporary Sports By Richard Giulianotti

    In the postmodern era of media simulated hyperreality, as Jean Baudrillard would argue, it is no longer possible to distinguish the real from the media constructed spectacle. Are we really seeing football and cricket? Or are we watching television-mediated/technologically induced signs and symbols like glossy ads and soap operas? The author—a distinguished sociologist of sport—invokes Baudrillard, and throws light on the changing sport culture. This piece is an excerpt from one of his papers.

    education

    Why Inner Blooming and Not Alienated Knowledge Transaction is the Goal of Education in Krishnamurti’s Philosophy

    J. Krishnamurti’s educational ideas are premised on the goal of inner blooming rather than a mechanical process of knowledge acquisition.

    Budget 2021: Is the Education Sector Even a Priority?

    The article is a commentary on the government’s continued apathy towards the education sector in the post pandemic world, the subsequent budget cut, and the impact of privatisation on the sector.

    Education on a Slippery Slope

    Urgent corrective measures are required to counter the Covid-19 induced educational deprivation for millions of poor children.

    Challenging the Notion of Confined Classrooms: Thinking of Education beyond Textbooks

    The schooled mind may tend to lose its spontaneity and sense of wonder making learning an extremely alienating process. If creative methods are used and innovative ideas implemented learning can become a celebration beyond boundaries.

    Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One...

    Becoming a Teacher: A Journey Through the Many Experiences that Shape, Define and Transform an Individual Into a Pedagogue

    The discoveries that one makes in life, the teachers that one encounters and the perspectives and worldview that one develops throughout this journey defines what kind of teacher one shapes up into.

    The Legitimisation of Privatisation in NEP 2020: An analysis

    By legitimising privatisation in the education sector, the NEP 2020 is scripting a new India with varied imaginations and trajectories.
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    WORLD

    Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech – an expert explains what it means for the world

    Delivering his first major foreign policy speech since taking office on January 20, US president Joe Biden has sent a strong signal to the...

    It’s Time For Kosovo To Secure Its True Independence

    It’s time for the political leaders in Kosovo to provide a clear, cohesive, and consistent socio-economic and political program to put Kosovo on the path of recovery and progress and become a truly independent state.

    Looking at the Contemporary World through the Gandhian Perspective

    STUDENT CORNER Young Minds and Their Creative Articulations The New Leam organized a creative writing project involving the students of Jesus and Mary college, University of...

    If Yemen’s Humanitarian Crisis Doesn’t Teach Us a Lesson on the Futility of War, Nothing Ever Will 

    Hunger and malnutrition, poverty and marginalisation are at the heart of Yemen’s worsening humanitarian crisis. 

    Understanding the Why and How of the Israeli-Palestinian Confederation

    Israel and the Palestine must realize that there are irreversible realities on the ground that can be addressed only jointly in the context of a confederation.

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    COMMUNITY

    Community | How Has the Pandemic Impacted the Roles of Men and Women in Your Family?

    COVID-19 has brought about a series of challenges before the global community ranging from large-scale unemployment and loss of livelihoods, an ever weakening and...

    Teachers’ Day Special / Inviting Articles on ‘Education for Peace,Dialogue and Justice’

    True teachers act as catalysts and help us delve deep into the ocean of possibilities within and extract the precious pearls of potential that...

    Will NEP’s Decision to End Compartmentalisation of Education into Science, Commerce and Humanities Change Societal Attitudes?

    Breaking free of an obsession with compartmentalisation of knowledge systems, the NEP 2020 allows for a multidisciplinary, flexible and creative approach to learning in Indian schools.

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    Are We Normalizing the Toxic Culture of Hatred? | Cultural Matrix | The New Leam
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    PM Narendra Modi lays the foundation stone for India’s new Parliament Complex costing 971 crores
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    Boris Johnson appears to confuse India’s Ongoing farmers’ protests for its Conflict with Pakistan
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    Why the distribution of the #COVID-19 vaccine is a challenge in India? | Cold Storage | The New Leam
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    PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti alleges house arrest ahead of Budgam visit
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    Why is it that noise is replacing the spirit of civilized debate and dialogue?Cultural Matrix
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    Who is Responsible for Social Boycott of Gond Families in Madhya Pradesh?Balaghat | The New Leam
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    Goans Protest Infrastructural Projects Threatening to Damage Biodiversity | Goa | The New Leam
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    विवादों में क्यों घिरा हैं नितीश कुमार का नया मंत्रिमंडल? Mewalal Choudhary | Bihar| The New Leam
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    Aishwarya Reddy’s Suicide and Why the Digital Divide Has Accentuated Educational Hierarchies
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    Transparency in Counting of Votes, the Fate of the Grand Alliance and the Making of Bihar’s Next CM
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    IN PICTURES

    A Walk Through Popular Hemis Festival of Ladakh

    Each year the Hemis festival (usually held in July) that was started by Gyalsras Rinpoche in the 18th century, is celebrated at the monastery and is a huge event. The Hemis Festival, a two-day festival hosted at the Hemis Gompa Monastery celebrates the birth of Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibetan Buddhism.

    Rabindranath Tagore’s 159th birth anniversary: A walk through his paintings

    On Rabindranath Tagore's 159th birth anniversary, here is a walk through some of his painting.

    A Tribute to Auteur Satyajit Ray on His 99th Birth Anniversary

    Remembering Satyajit Ray on his 99th birth anniversary | Satyajit Ray ( 2 May 1921 – 23 April 1992)

    ALL STORIES

    Uttarakhand disaster: Are there lessons for Jammu and Kashmir?

    A study in June 2019 on acceleration of ice-melting in Himalayas revealed that local glaciers are melting twice as fast in the 21st century as they were from 1975 to 2000 – this, the study says, has disrupted the glaciers which were once sturdily frozen in place.

    Bargained Livelihoods During the Pandemic:Understanding the Condition of Women Tribal Vendors in Odisha’s Koraput

    The plight of  tribal women vendors has deteriorated due to the pandemic and the lockdown which has impacted their livelihoods and access to entitlements.

    Why Inner Blooming and Not Alienated Knowledge Transaction is the Goal of Education in Krishnamurti’s Philosophy

    J. Krishnamurti’s educational ideas are premised on the goal of inner blooming rather than a mechanical process of knowledge acquisition.

    Remembering the Revolutionaries of the Freedom Movement while Commemorating the Martyrs’ Month

    As we observe Martyrs’ Month it's important to remember the most important messages of justice, equality, unity of farmers and workers, communal harmony and peace.

    What was Behind Gandhi’s Success with the Salt Satyagraha in 1930 and the Failure of the Non-Cooperation Movement in the 1920s?

    Gandhi’s leadership and his ability to bring together people from diverse backgrounds is reflected across the movements he initiated, why then were some successful and others not equally so?

    Why Free Sex Reassignment Surgeries at Government Hospitals is a Turning Point for India’s Transgender Community

    Sex reassignment surgeries, access to free education and better access to employment guarantee schemes under the new rules of the Transgender Persons(Protection of Rights)Act,2019 will surely pave way for a more dignified and empowered existence for India’s transgender community.

    Journalists are Frontline Warriors: Why Are Media Houses Using the Lockdown as an Excuse to Fire Them? 

    Media houses are sacking journalists and other employees and cutting down salaries. Is the lockdown being used as an excuse for mass retrenchment even by the big media names? 

    Will Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s COVID-19 Response Impact NDA’s Poll Performance in Upcoming State Elections?

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s public image has taken a toll with his ‘inefficient’ handling of the COVID-19 crisis but will it impact the NDA’s performance in the upcoming assembly polls?

    Delhi Government Introduces ‘Happiness Curriculum’

    CURRICULAM The Delhi Government is introducing ‘Happiness Curriculum to make students relaxed professionals and give the world happiness.  Without constructive change in assessment, will the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ make any difference?

    Har Har Mahadev: An App to Curb Sexual Violence developed in Banaras

    A professor from Banaras Hindu University has recently designed an application to curb access to porn sites on smartphones...

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    Why Free Sex Reassignment Surgeries at Government Hospitals is a Turning Point for India’s Transgender Community

    Sex reassignment surgeries, access to free education and better access to employment guarantee schemes under the new rules of the Transgender Persons(Protection of Rights)Act,2019 will surely pave way for a more dignified and empowered existence for India’s transgender community.

    Journalists are Frontline Warriors: Why Are Media Houses Using the Lockdown as an Excuse to Fire Them? 

    Media houses are sacking journalists and other employees and cutting down salaries. Is the lockdown being used as an excuse for mass retrenchment even by the big media names? 

    Will Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s COVID-19 Response Impact NDA’s Poll Performance in Upcoming State Elections?

    Bihar CM Nitish Kumar’s public image has taken a toll with his ‘inefficient’ handling of the COVID-19 crisis but will it impact the NDA’s performance in the upcoming assembly polls?

    Delhi Government Introduces ‘Happiness Curriculum’

    CURRICULAM The Delhi Government is introducing ‘Happiness Curriculum to make students relaxed professionals and give the world happiness.  Without constructive change in assessment, will the ‘Happiness Curriculum’ make any difference?

    Har Har Mahadev: An App to Curb Sexual Violence developed in Banaras

    A professor from Banaras Hindu University has recently designed an application to curb access to porn sites on smartphones...

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