Thursday, June 30, 2022

Stop ‘Labelling’ and Start ‘Believing’: Towards the Academic, Social and Psychological Development of Learners

Students perform well, not when they are discouraged and labelled but when they get a warm, loving and supporting environment from teachers.

Why Clean Drinking Water Eludes Indian villages?

As we undergo a prolonged summer accompanied by immense water crisis. The article looks into why access to clean drinking water continues to be a challenge in India's rural heartland.

Part 1/When the Denial Hurts more than the Destruction

Irked by continuous vilification of Hindu-dharma and denial of historical atrocities, a significant section of Hindus refuse to submit to the strictly controlled intellectual and academic order that the politically, economically and intellectually powerful elite has created in the form of control on education and the media. The piece discusses this issue.

Barbie doll that honors Ida B. Wells faces an uphill battle against anti-Blackness

Will the new Barbie to honor Ida B. Wells – the famed 19th-century Black journalist and anti-lynching crusader become as popular as the fair and blonde headed Barbie?

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Walking with Gandhi’s Ideas on the Development of the Mind, Body and Heart

The article encourages us to rethink our fetish with the decoration and beautification of the body without paying attention to the growth of spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Looking at Gandhi's ideas on the same, the writer raises important questions.

How the Sundarbans missed an opportunity to harness solar energy

This is an informative and insightful piece on how the Sundarbans seem to have missed the golden opportunity of making the most out of solar energy to meet its electricity requirements.

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.

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OPINION

Why its not the children who are failing but the system itself 

Large scale failure in State Board Examinations compels us to raise pertinent questions on decadence of educational infrastructure and shallow notions of success and failure.

Part 1/When the Denial Hurts more than the Destruction

Irked by continuous vilification of Hindu-dharma and denial of historical atrocities, a significant section of Hindus refuse to submit to the strictly controlled intellectual and academic order that the politically, economically and intellectually powerful elite has created in the form of control on education and the media. The piece discusses this issue.

Part 2/When the Denial Hurts more than the Destruction

Irked by continuous vilification of Hindu-dharma and denial of historical atrocities, a significant section of Hindus refuse to submit to the strictly controlled intellectual and academic order that the politically, economically and intellectually powerful elite has created in the form of control on education and the media. The piece discusses this issue.

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.

culture

Why can’t we remember our early childhood?

Most of us don’t have any memories from the first three to four years of our lives – in fact, we tend to remember...

The Sociology of Bharat Dogra’s Literary Creations

Through his stories and novellas, Bharat Dogra makes it possible—the confluence of political sociology and literary imagination.

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.

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)

education

Stop ‘Labelling’ and Start ‘Believing’: Towards the Academic, Social and Psychological Development of Learners

Students perform well, not when they are discouraged and labelled but when they get a warm, loving and supporting environment from teachers.

Co-creating a Compassionate Space for Learning

Is it possible to create a compassionate and loving space that nurtures the spirit of learning? Here is an account of expereinces from a two-day visit to Thulir, a centre for learning in Sittilingi,Tamil Nadu ,that the writer recently undertook.

Barbie doll that honors Ida B. Wells faces an uphill battle against anti-Blackness

Will the new Barbie to honor Ida B. Wells – the famed 19th-century Black journalist and anti-lynching crusader become as popular as the fair and blonde headed Barbie?

Walking with Gandhi’s Ideas on the Development of the Mind, Body and Heart

The article encourages us to rethink our fetish with the decoration and beautification of the body without paying attention to the growth of spiritual and emotional wellbeing. Looking at Gandhi's ideas on the same, the writer raises important questions.

Reimagining Early Childhood Education (ECE) in post-COVID India

The COVID-19 pandemic jolted the Indian education system effecting the learning trajectories of lakhs of Indian students, the piece urges us to rethink early childhood education in the post-pandemic world.

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.
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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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Shiksha Swaraj Creative Learning and Resource Center...an alternative educational endeavor working with rural kids in Bihar, India.

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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?

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...

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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? 

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Delhi Government Introduces ‘Happiness Curriculum’

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

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