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    EXCERPT/Emerson on Education

    Ralph Waldo Emerson was one of the greatest thinker-philosophers of our times, here is an exhaustive passage from one of his many lectures and addresses.

    New Ministry of Cooperation reflects need for realizing the rich potential of the cooperative movement 

    The recent creation of a new Ministry of Cooperation in the Government of India reflects a widely felt need for the cooperative movement. But how apt is the move?

    Fr. Stan Swamy will be Remembered for his Commitment to Justice and an Undefeatable Courage

    Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.

    Fr. Stan Swamy was a defender of human rights giving hope to thousands of Dalits and Adivasis

    Human rights activist Fr. Stan Swamy passed away in hospital while waiting endlessly for a medical bail. He had been in jail since last year in the Bhima Koregaon case.

    Harnessing the unrealised potential of agroforestry in curbing climate change in India

    Experts believe that increasing the area under agroforestry could also fulfil multiple Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations.

    The Configuration of Sensation: Paul Cézanne’s Drawings at the Museum of Modern Art

    New York’s Museum of Modern Art is currently presenting an exhibition devoted to an in-depth review of Paul Cézanne’s drawings.

    Sherni: Fierce Vidya Balan is a True Lioness in the Jungle of Indian Bureaucracy 

    Sherni is a film that deals with the significant issue of the man-nature balance while telling the story of a fierce and determined female officer posted in a difficult work milieu. It’s the story of a lioness among many lions in the jungle of Indian bureaucracy. 

    The Facade of Online Education in Bihar

    A total of 10 lakh children have been forced to drop out of school due the pandemic across the various districts of Bihar.

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    CONVERSATIONS

    ‘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

    BOOK REVIEW/WHAT IS GANDHI’S NON-VIOLENCE?

    Here is an exhaustive and engaging book review of 'The Science of Peace' authored by Suman Khanna Aggarwal.

    LONG READ/The COVID-19 Vaccine: The Need for a Democratic and Holistic Debate

    The pandemic has brought vaccines to the centre stage, but how democratic is the debate regarding it?

    Revisiting Digital Pedagogy and the Culture of Learning in the Age of Information Technology

    The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.

    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?

    culture

    Che: The Face on my T-shirt

    Ernesto Che Guevara was an Argentinian revolutionary and theorist who was also a key founder of the Cuban revolution in 1959 to overthrow American capitalistic forces. He is a widely acclaimed and cherished public icon even after 50 years since he died. Paradoxically the market led capitalistic forces that he dedicated his life fighting against has today become his biggest beneficiary by selling popular merchandise and apparels in his name. With a lack of sustained engagement with his life and philosophy and the market becoming the overpowering dictator, can the legacy of Che really be rescued?

    The Lasting Significance of David Hume

    The pandemic, which has taken over three million lives and continues to ravage parts of the world; the rise of Trumpism, culminating in the...

     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.

    education

    Critical Pedagogy in the Social Science Classroom

    The teacher plays a pivotal role in practicing critical classroom pedagogy, how can this practice be more democratised?

    The Facade of Online Education in Bihar

    A total of 10 lakh children have been forced to drop out of school due the pandemic across the various districts of Bihar.

    Understanding the Nuances of Children’s Play Amid the Pandemic

    Confined and limited to the four walls of the household, adults have to play a constructive role in making life beautiful for children during the pandemic.

    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.
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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 COVID-19 Response

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

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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?

    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...

    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.

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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?

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