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    The Appalling Educational Status of Muslims in India Needs Urgent Attention

    The appalling educational status of Indian muslims must be worked upon through sustained efforts for the dissemination and democratisation of educational opportunities.

    Single-Use Face Masks Will Bring Up an Unprecedented Waste Crisis Impacting the Ecology Forever

    The ecological implications of the unprecedented usage of single-use masks will be massive and without a conscious effort on behalf of the global community, the pandemic will have far reaching consequences.

    Capital Battles Covid-19 as Doctors Go on Strike Over Non-Payment of Salaries

    About 2,000 healthcare workers from Hindu Rao Hospital, Rajan Babu TB Hospital and Kasturba Gandhi hospital have been on strike as their salaries haven’t been paid yet.

    Invoking the Essence of Goddess Durga: Beyond Brute Masculinity and Assertive Nationalism

    This time of the year brings with it the celebration of the feminine, but can this celebration be meaningful if we don’t look beyond the dual forces of brute masculinity and confining nationalism?

    Amid Climbing Political Mercury in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar’s Begusarai Speech is a Scathing Attack on RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav

    During an election rally in Bihar’s Begusarai, CM Nitish Kumar made a sarcastic reference to erstwhile chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, blaming them for corruption and educational backwardness.

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Asserts, COVID-19 Vaccines Should Be Made Available to All Citizens of India Free of Cost

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal recently asserted that all Indian citizens should be given free COVID-19 vaccines.

    An expert in nonverbal communication watched the Trump-Biden debate with the sound turned down – here’s what he saw

    President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden met on Oct. 22 for the final debate in the 2020 election and, like the...

    BIHAR ASSEMBLY ELECTION 2020

    Bihar Assembly Elections: The Politics of Lucrative Political Manifestos

    Political parties have released their manifestos making grand promises and tall claims, but will the Bihari voter look beyond the rhetoric of manifestos and address real challenges?

    Amid Climbing Political Mercury in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar’s Begusarai Speech is a Scathing Attack on RJD’s Tejashwi Yadav

    During an election rally in Bihar’s Begusarai, CM Nitish Kumar made a sarcastic reference to erstwhile chief ministers Lalu Prasad Yadav and Rabri Devi, blaming them for corruption and educational backwardness.

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    The Appalling Educational Status of Muslims in India Needs Urgent Attention

    The appalling educational status of Indian muslims must be worked upon through sustained efforts for the dissemination and democratisation of educational opportunities.

    Invoking the Essence of Goddess Durga: Beyond Brute Masculinity and Assertive Nationalism

    This time of the year brings with it the celebration of the feminine, but can this celebration be meaningful if we don’t look beyond the dual forces of brute masculinity and confining nationalism?

    Precarious Lives, Invisible Deaths and Political Apathy: What India’s Migrant Crisis and State Neglect Speak of Our Times

    The lack of data on the migrant crisis and the intensity of the challenges posed by the pandemic highlight the elitist governmental narrative and the negligence of the common man’s voice.

    From Cradle to Grave: The Pain and Agony of Gendered Violence Against Women in India

    From birth to old age, women in India are victims of sexual assault and social violence, highlighting the pathologies of a culture that worships the goddess but demeans the woman of flesh and blood.

    OPINION

    Are We Destined to Live with Violence?

    Is it ever possible to combat violence, and find ourselves in a world that generates love, calmness and peace?

    The Need to Look Beyond the Guru-Shishya Paradigm: The Need of Our Times

    While embedded in Indian cultural history, the Guru-Shishya parampara needs to be rethought and critically examined today not to condemn or praise but to delve deep into its roots.

    Social Suffering and Social Justice: A Sociological Reflection

    The following piece highlights the aspects of social suffering and societal justice through the prism of sociological understanding.

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.

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    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.

    Louise Gluck Wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

    As the American poet wins the Nobel Prize, we share one of her most known poems with our readers.

    Recalling the Inspiring Saga of Women Revolutionaries in India’s Freedom Movement

    Women played an important part in India’s independence struggle and it is time we recall their tremendous contributions towards the attainment of the nation’s freedom.

    Book Review/ Culture, Politics and the Aesthetics of Living: The Spirit of being a Wanderer

    The following is a detailed and exhaustive review of the book, inviting the reader to undertake a journey into the socio-political and cultural domains of existence with the spirit of a wanderer.

    Revisiting Mahatma Gandhi’s Most Essential Message for Our Times

    Gandhi left a lasting impact on the socio-cultural and political landscape, but his deep emphasis on communal harmony and social equity resonate the most with the contemporary Indian crisis.

    Reel and Real: Looking at the Ideas of ‘Family’ and ‘Self’ Through the Mirror of ‘Horror’

    The following is an exciting engagement with the concepts of ‘family’ and ‘self’ through the mirror of ‘horror.’ It compels us to rethink our lives and our engagement with the genre.

    POEM |  School Reminiscence 

    A young poet pens down his memories of childhood and school days in the poem that follows. 

    With Swami Agnivesh’s Death, We Have Lost a Strong and Persistent Voice for Justice and Social Reform

    Swami Agnivesh’s death has left behind a massive void but his contributions for the welfare of the toiling masses and his commitment to social change continue to be cherished.

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    The Questions of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in the NEP 2020

    The following article is the third in a multi-part series on the NEP 2020 and it raises fundamental questions on aspects of literacy and numeracy in the document.

    Online Learning: An Exclusively Inclusive Attempt to Cope with the Pandemic

    The online mode of teaching-learning seems to have become the predominant cult in our times but how viable is the 'new normal’?

    The Idea of Early Childhood Care and Education as Enshrined in NEP 2020

    The following article focuses on Early Childhood Care and Education as discussed in NEP 2020.

    Examining the Implications of the FYUP on Indian Higher Education : A Reflection on the NEP 2020

    The author examines the implications of FYUP on higher education and reflects on the NEP 2020 in this context.

    Understanding the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) – The First Glimpse

    The following article is a part of a series that attempts to understand the primary goals and principles that underline the NEP 2020.

    Gender Insensitivity and Sexism are Ingrained in Indian Socialisation Practices, Can Education Change it?

    From socialisation to school curriculum, from taboos on sex associated discussions to engaging cross gender interactions, the issues of masculinity and femininity need to be probed into.

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.
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    France Witnesses Brutal Beheading of School Teacher Who Showed Caricatures of Prophet Mohammad to Students

    In sheer barbaric brutality, a history teacher in France was beheaded for showing cartoons and caricatures of Prophet Mohammad to his students.

    The Wreckage Of Trump’s Presidency

    The following is the introduction to the newly released book, ‘Trump—The Wannabe Dictator’ by Dr. Alon Ben-Meir.

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

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    Single-Use Face Masks Will Bring Up an Unprecedented Waste Crisis Impacting the Ecology Forever

    The ecological implications of the unprecedented usage of single-use masks will be massive and without a conscious effort on behalf of the global community, the pandemic will have far reaching consequences.

    The Appalling Educational Status of Muslims in India Needs Urgent Attention

    The appalling educational status of Indian muslims must be worked upon through sustained efforts for the dissemination and democratisation of educational opportunities.

    Capital Battles Covid-19 as Doctors Go on Strike Over Non-Payment of Salaries

    About 2,000 healthcare workers from Hindu Rao Hospital, Rajan Babu TB Hospital and Kasturba Gandhi hospital have been on strike as their salaries haven’t been paid yet.

    Bihar Assembly Elections: The Politics of Lucrative Political Manifestos

    Political parties have released their manifestos making grand promises and tall claims, but will the Bihari voter look beyond the rhetoric of manifestos and address real challenges?

    With Child Trafficking On the Rise, Why the World Community is Failing to Save the Children

    Globally the rapid rise of child-trafficking amid the pandemic has brought about unprecedented challenges and turned a health crisis into a crisis of child-rights.

    “Lockdown Over, Virus Still There”, PM Narendra Modi Warns Nation as Festive Season Approaches

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlights the importance of remembering the all pervading presence of the virus even as the markets gain vibrancy ahead of the upcoming festivities.

    Thousands of People in Pakistan Demand Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Resignation Over Declining Economic Conditions Amid the Pandemic

    Looking at the economic fallouts of the coronavirus pandemic, opposition parties in Pakistan have been staging back to back protests against the PM Imran Khan led government.

    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.

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

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    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

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