Tuesday, May 24, 2022

J. Krishnamurti’s Birth Anniversary Special/ The New Leam in Conversation with Dr. Shailesh Shirali

In an insightful conversation with The New Leam. Dr. Shailesh Shirali shares glimpses of his own engagement with the ideas of J.Krishnamurti and the philosophy behind the Sahyadri School.

How the West Discovered the Buddha

The article looks at how Buddhism as a way of life has gained currency in the West and the appeal it holds for its people.

US schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort

Are American schools really tolerant of the diversity in its cultural fabric or does racism continue to divide and disrupt practices of quality?

Philosophical Songs of Hindi Cinema

The article walks us through some of the popular songs from Indian cinema where the lyrics convey deep and profound messages

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Jiddu Krishnamurti Birth Anniversary Special /The Violent Mind

As a wanderer, Jiddu Krishnamurti sought to decondition our minds. And in the age of violence, his reflections and revelations have acquired great relevance. Here is an excerpt from the lecture he delivered at the Benares Hindu University in 1969.

Does Cinema Hold the Potential of Contributing to a Better World?

Cinema is a very powerful medium which has been most commonly used to entertain people and to make money. However there is a higher...

Climate change hits home as increasing heatwave days scorch India

The heat this summer has already become unbearable in many parts of India. “It’s become impossible to work after 10 o’clock in the morning,”...

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OPINION

What it takes to be a Labourer: May Day and the Plight of the Ordinary in the National Capital

May 1st is internationally celebrated as Workers' Day marking the tremendous efforts and historic contributions of workers during the labour movement.

Digital Pedagogy: Learning with Adroit Promptness for Instant Gratification

The pandemic may have made digitalised modes of learning common but it's important to look at them with both criticality and reflexivity.

 Does Anybody Bother About Political Education?

Amid the ritualization of elections and the valorization of success stories, do we really bother to see the all-pervading decadence, and think of appropriate political education to resist the pathology of mainstream electoral politics?

On Touch, Love and Culture of Learning

A teacher narrates his experimental engagement with rural children, and reflects on the meaning of making a difference in the culture of learning.   

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Philosophical Songs of Hindi Cinema

The article walks us through some of the popular songs from Indian cinema where the lyrics convey deep and profound messages

Birth Anniversary Special/ In-depth Review: J. Krishnamurti: A Life of Compassion beyond Boundaries

Here is a reflection on the delightful and informative read by historian Roshen Dalal delving into the life and ideas of the world teacher J. Krishnamurti.

Varsha Das’ ‘Mahila Padh-Likh Le To?’: A Feminist Text, A Humanitarian Cause

Varsha Das’s powerful yet simply articulated text leaves an impact on the mind of the young learner on the importance of women’s education.

Satyajit Ray: The Enduring Master of World Cinema

Satyajit Ray was an enduring master of world cinema and a director without whom the landscape of filming would have remained incomplete.

A Tribute to Auteur Satyajit Ray on His Birth Anniversary

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

Sacred Secular: The Beauty of an Accidental Discovery

Lata Mani—a gifted scholar/seeker—inspires us to redefine the mode of cultural critique.
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Manoj Bajpayee’s Poem ‘Bhagwan Aur Khuda’ Awakens Us to Resist Communal Conflict

Social media for many of its users may be a platform to share life updates, personal achievements or candid photographs from family vacations and...

A Delicate Weave: folk singers from Western India celebrate diversity in the face of intolerance

Can folk music contribute to the generation of a climate of peace and tolerance, this article shows how exactly this is being done by some folk singers from western India.

education

US schools are not racially integrated, despite decades of effort

Are American schools really tolerant of the diversity in its cultural fabric or does racism continue to divide and disrupt practices of quality?

Birth Anniversary Special/ In-depth Review: J. Krishnamurti: A Life of Compassion beyond Boundaries

Here is a reflection on the delightful and informative read by historian Roshen Dalal delving into the life and ideas of the world teacher J. Krishnamurti.

J. Krishnamurti’s Birth Anniversary Special/ The New Leam in Conversation with Dr. Shailesh Shirali

In an insightful conversation with The New Leam. Dr. Shailesh Shirali shares glimpses of his own engagement with the ideas of J.Krishnamurti and the philosophy behind the Sahyadri School.

A Case Study of SCERT textbooks from Kerala: Decoding Meanings, Perceptions and Implications

An analysis of textbooks and resource materials can open up many possibilities of understanding meaning, perception and implications on the minds of children.

Understanding How Gender Barriers Impact Subject Choices in School Education

The article tries to examine gender biases that impacts subject choices in school education impacting the lives of countless women in India and the world.

Edtech in Teacher Education: Panacea or Dystopian Possibility?

Technology oriented solutions have been introduced in teacher education during campus closure period since March 2020. This article explores notions of student-teachers on use of edtech in teaching particularly its impact on development of teacher agency.

The Tyranny of Coaching Centres

Is it the time to be aware of the devastating consequences of the exam-centric education—and that too heavily dictated by the mushrooming growth of coaching centres and ed-tech companies?  
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CONVERSATIONS

J. Krishnamurti’s Birth Anniversary Special/ The New Leam in Conversation with Dr. Shailesh Shirali

In an insightful conversation with The New Leam. Dr. Shailesh Shirali shares glimpses of his own engagement with the ideas of J.Krishnamurti and the philosophy behind the Sahyadri School.

‘A writer’s beliefs must never be mortgaged to a particular party or ideology’, says Professor Ramachandra Guha 

CONVERSATIONS | Professor Ramachandra Guha is a leading public intellectual in our times. His deep and critical insights into contemporary political culture, intellectual history and issues relating to environment, ecology and cricket are truly enchanting

“Ranjit Guha was the first historian I met in flesh and blood who had a real enthusiasm for ideas”, says Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

In a thought-provoking conversation with The New Leam Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty has reflected on his intellectual journey, his engagement with the history of ideas, and his analysis of contemporary social reality.

“Postcolonial theory provides excellent cri-tiques of Western knowledge and its modes of domination”, says Professor Aditya Nigam

In a conversation with The New Leam Professor Aditya Ni-gam has reflected on modernity, colonialism and the poli-tics of knowledge. And his engagement with postcolonial theories throws new light on the art of doing social theo-ries.

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Arsenic contamination of water :a cause for concern
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What does this literacy rate mean? #IndiasLiteracyRate
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Where have all the 'Teachers' Gone? #TeachersDay
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Israel-Gaza conflict: A 6-year-old survived #Israeli strike that killed her mother and four siblings
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Israel strike destroys the Associated Press and Al Jazeera offices in #Gaza | News | The New Leam
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The Absurdity of Being an Exam Warrior amid the Pandemic | Cultural Matrix| The New Leam
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The New Leam pays tribute to Historian Professor Rizwan Qaiser | #Tribute | Jamia Millia Islamia
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Bihar Ambulance controversy in the times of Covid19 | Rajiv Pratap Rudy | Papu Yadav
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School Education and the Challenges Post by the COVID-19 Pandemic | Vikash Sharma | The New Leam
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Revisiting the Question of Resource Allocation and Fiscal Spending in India's Public School System
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Greta Thunberg Releases Appeal Condemning “Empty Words” on Climate Crisis | The New Leam
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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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