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    126 Nobel Laureates Issue Timely Warning on Crucial Issues, Fail to Address Significant Others

    The article discusses the recent statement issued by several noted Nobel Laureates of the world.

    Education to Achieve Social Justice and Equality:A commentary on NEP 2020

    The following article looks at the NEP 2020 and its potential for generating social justice and equality.

    Book calls for a rethink of capitalism amid the ravages of COVID-19

    The pandemic and its devastating impact on the world as a whole compels us to rethink capitalism in our times.

    Why Effective, Comprehensive Response to the World’s Most Serious Problem is Still Missing

    World Environment Day 2021 is marked on June 5. The day is celebrated across the globe to sensitise people about the importance of protecting the environment.

    Traditional Wisdom and Community Involvement:Key to Rainwater Harvesting

    This article advocates for uses of traditional wisdom in rainwater conservation.

    Stop Teaching Students How To Write Answers, Teach Them to Think for Themselves

    An overt emphasis on mechanical reproduction of bookish answers robs learning of its essence, can we rethink education to make it more organic?

    A Third Israeli-Hamas War—What’s Next?

    The article explores the political nuances of a third Israeli-Hamas war and its possible consequences and impacts.

    Conflict kills education: Rwandan experiences show how lost years can be recovered

    The following article highlights how the occurrence of sustained conflict can become an obstruction in the path of education through the Rwandan experience and discusses how the cracks can be healed within such a scenario.

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    ‘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.

    “A major learning for the post-COVID world should be the acknowledgement of a common humanity and the vulnerability of human existence.” Says Prof. Kumkum...

    Professor Kumkum Roy teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Kumkum Roy has been working on issues related...

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    Understanding the Crisis of India’s ‘COVID-Orphans’

    The massive impact of the pandemic has left countless children orphaned, can we choose to turn a blind-eye to their pathological state and resultant vulnerability?

    Juhi Chawla’s Lawsuit Against 5G Refreshes the Debate on Adverse Impact of Mobile Radiation

    Actress Juhi Chawla’s recent lawsuit against the rollout of 5G in India refreshes the debate on its possible harmful impact on life on the planet.

    Rural Internet Connectivity in India: Gaps and Challenges 

    The article looks at the crisis of poor internet connectivity in rural India and how this impacts its prospects and connectivity to the outside world especially amid the COVID-19.

    Will the Government Honor Sunderlal Bahuguna’s Vision for the Himalayan Region?

    The Government of India and the Uttarakhand state government have been prompt and generous in their homage to the great environmentalist Sunderlal Bahuguna who passed away recently but will they honor his vision for the Himalayan region?

    OPINION

    A Quest beyond Vaccination 

    While medical experts and pharmaceutical companies urge you to get yourself vaccinated, you ought to ask yet another question: What do you do after being vaccinated? What does it mean to be ‘safe’? Or is it that we ought to see beyond the process of vaccination to redefine life in the post-pandemic world?

    A Third Israeli-Hamas War—What’s Next?

    The article explores the political nuances of a third Israeli-Hamas war and its possible consequences and impacts.

    Why a lot Depends on How a Diseases and Various Health Problems Are Presented 

    Projections accompanied by information available on the internet shape to a great extent how a disease comes to be perceived such has been the case with the COVID-19 pandemic as well.

    The COVID-19 crisis and the Vulnerability of Human Existence: It’s time to Redefine Ourselves

    Dissociated with nature, isolated in pain and stigmatised in illness: how cruel has society made us? A reconnect with nature is our innermost need.

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     Domination, Hegemony and Seduction : Marx and Beyond

    One need not be an orthodox Marxist to acknowledge that Karl Marx  was a gifted thinker who encouraged us to look at the world...

    The Great Success of Zindagi Gulzar Hai is  Rooted in the Quest of People to Reconcile Tradition and Modernity

    Here is an in-depth look at a popular soap opera called Zindagi Gulzar Hai from Pakistan and what made it so popular among the masses even across the border.
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    Roshan- the Story of Pakistan’s Mobile Library on a Camel’s Back

    Taking books to the remote villages of impoverished Balochistan, here is the story of Roshan, the camel.

    The Gandhian Concept of Swadeshi and Why its Strikes a Greater Chord Today

    The concept of swadeshi played an important role in the freedom movement in India in opposing colonial exploitation, but as was emphasized by Mahatma Gandhi even then, we should also look at this concept in terms of its continuing relevance even after the end of colonial rule.

    Ambedkar Called for the Annihilation of Caste but Today Caste is Annihilating Young Ambedkars like Rohith Vemula and Muthukrishnan

    An extraordinary leader's life and times have been captured in this remarkable yet simply written book with an emphasis on aspects of his human side rather than his political trajectory.

    Kabir: the Poet-Reformer Whose Enduring Legacy Continues to Inspire Generations

    Saint Kabir's powerful observations on the nature of life and religiosity, his sharp remarks on the human nature and powerful grasp over the truest essence of spirituality make him one of the most loved poet-philosophers ever.
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    TRIBUTE/ Remembering Paul Robeson: A Singer-Activist Who Saw Peace as Our Most Sacred Responsibility

    “We must join the tens of millions all over the world who see in peace our most sacred responsibility.” - Paul Robeson  Today is indeed a...

    The Plight of the Individual in Modern Society

    Here is an insightful passage from Carl Jung's well-known work,The Undiscovered Self.

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    Education to Achieve Social Justice and Equality:A commentary on NEP 2020

    The following article looks at the NEP 2020 and its potential for generating social justice and equality.

    Stop Teaching Students How To Write Answers, Teach Them to Think for Themselves

    An overt emphasis on mechanical reproduction of bookish answers robs learning of its essence, can we rethink education to make it more organic?

    The Soul of Education

    The book 'The Soul of Education' inevitably raises the question “Should modern public school education even have a soul?” and through its reflections takes us on a journey deep within.

    Conflict kills education: Rwandan experiences show how lost years can be recovered

    The following article highlights how the occurrence of sustained conflict can become an obstruction in the path of education through the Rwandan experience and discusses how the cracks can be healed within such a scenario.

    My Pathetic-Hilarious Experiences During Online Classes in the ‘New Normal’

    The following is both a satirical and a humorous experiential account by an LLB student regarding his online classes in the ‘new normal’.

    Understanding School Ethos: A View from a Krishnamurti School

    Schools are spaces where we must understand ourselves and others as mutually interdependent & in relationship to one another and to the world we inhabit.

    On Fear and Freedom: The Irresistible Jiddu Krishnamurti

    As we celebrate Jiddu Krishnamurti’s birth anniversary, it is important to engage with him—the way this wanderer (May 11,1895—February 17,1986) broke all sorts of defined paths, moved around the world, and sought to make us interrogate the banality of routinized existence
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    BBC Diana ‘cover up’ – why Lord Dyson’s report is a body blow for broadcaster

    The BBC is ridden with intense angst about Lord Dyson’s report into the corporation’s now infamous interview with Princess Diana, in which she detailed the breakdown of her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

    The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : Seventy-Three Years Of Deadly Illusions

    The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will never be settled through violence. Both sides must wake up and decide whether to chart a new path leading to...

    Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history

    For centuries, almost every European monarchy maintained diplomatic relationships with its neighbours through dynastic marriages, in a system that persisted all the way up to the 1930s, then rapidly faded away in the post-war era.

    Privacy may be under threat, but its protection alone isn’t enough to preserve civil liberties

    Privacy is necessary to create independent-minded, free-thinking citizens who vote as they wish.

    City of lost mosques: how Suzhou tells the story of China’s Islamic past

    Regular stories in the international press highlighting the treatment of Muslims in the Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region tend to obscure the fact that Islam was once highly regarded by Chinese emperors.

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    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.

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    Shiksha Swaraj Team Ensures that No Pandemic Can Obstruct the Learning Opportunities of Our Students

    Your sustained goodwill and contributions have ensured that even as the lockdown goes on and educational institutions remain closed, the learning activities of our...

    Shiksha Swaraj COVID-19 Response

    The COVID-19 pandemic has erected unprecedented challenges before the education sector in India and has deeply impacted children's access to learning resources and opportunities. While children from...

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

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    Education to Achieve Social Justice and Equality:A commentary on NEP 2020

    The following article looks at the NEP 2020 and its potential for generating social justice and equality.

    Sustainability of Brahmaputra basin needs transboundary cooperation

    The article underlines the need for trans-border cooperation to revive and sustain the Brahmaputra.

    126 Nobel Laureates Issue Timely Warning on Crucial Issues, Fail to Address Significant Others

    The article discusses the recent statement issued by several noted Nobel Laureates of the world.

    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?

    Living the Life of an “Orphan”: The Pathology of Being a Migrant Labourer in India

    An inadequately executed plan for the migrant class, the dilution of critical labour laws and the economic hardships to life and livelihood have brought the existence of India’s migrant workers into the dark dens of negligence and state apathy.

    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?

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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?

    Living the Life of an “Orphan”: The Pathology of Being a Migrant Labourer in India

    An inadequately executed plan for the migrant class, the dilution of critical labour laws and the economic hardships to life and livelihood have brought the existence of India’s migrant workers into the dark dens of negligence and state apathy.

    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?

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