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    Tagore on the Human Being as an Artist: Some Implications for Education

    Tagore’s views on human nature and the creed of universal humanism are fruits of his years as an institution-builder, curriculum-maker and pedagogue.

    COVID-19 Mortality, Lockdowns And Policy Options

    The article reflects on the unique challenges posed by the pandemic and the nuances of the state's lockdown policy to meet the newly erected challenges.

    India’s crisis deepens, but vaccine sharing is yet to materialise

    As India faces a rapidly growing case count, countries around the world are donating supplies and money. However, donations of vaccines to India have been less forthcoming, despite calls for countries with high vaccination rates to share their supplies
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    Tribute | The New Leam pays tribute to Historian Professor Rizwan Qaiser

    Professor Rizwan Qaiser, noted historian and former head of Jamia Millia Islamia’s history department, succumbed to Covid-19.

    Science on a shoestring budget

    In his latest book, ethologist and evolutionary ecologist Raghavendra Gadagkar, speaks about the importance of low-cost research and the need for academia and Indian society to recognise and attach social prestige to it.

    The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational Institutions

    The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?

     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...

    COVID in India: the deep-rooted issues behind the current crisis

    The following article examines the various factors that may have been responsible for turning the COVID-19 pandemic into a humanitarian crisis in India.

    CONVERSATIONS

    Science on a shoestring budget

    In his latest book, ethologist and evolutionary ecologist Raghavendra Gadagkar, speaks about the importance of low-cost research and the need for academia and Indian society to recognise and attach social prestige to it.

    What steps must be taken to secure oxygen – for COVID-19 patients and into the future

    New waves of the COVID-19 pandemic in countries, such as Kenya and India, have exposed the poor management of oxygen supplies but what can countries with limited resources, can do to secure better supplies?

    Amazon ‘Tribes on the Edge’: Q&A with documentary filmmaker Céline Cousteau

    Tribes on the Edge is a documentary produced by CauseCentric Productions, it has been directed and co-written by Céline Cousteau.The documentary explores the themes of land threats, health crises, and human rights issues of indigenous peoples.

    ‘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

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    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...

    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...

    SPOTLIGHT

    A Tribute to Karl Marx

    You need not be a Marxist. Yet, you can walk with him. Here is an insightful tribute to Karl Marx on his birth anniversary.

    Labour Day and the Pathology of Those it Commemorates

    The working class builds the buildings, the bridges, the roads and industries of the nation but the nation doesn’t do much to build the lives of its workers.

    Plans to Prevent Future Pandemics Must Consider Gender Issues, too

    The article highlights how any planning for a pandemic-free world needs to take the gender question so seriously.

    30 Years of Liberalisation: Existing Poor Energy Access May Dive Down further with Covid-19

    Over the past few years, the Indian government has made a serious push to provide all Indian families electricity and cooking gas connection but the adoption of these modern and clean energy sources remains a big challenge.

    OPINION

    COVID-19 Mortality, Lockdowns And Policy Options

    The article reflects on the unique challenges posed by the pandemic and the nuances of the state's lockdown policy to meet the newly erected challenges.

    Tagore on the Human Being as an Artist: Some Implications for Education

    Tagore’s views on human nature and the creed of universal humanism are fruits of his years as an institution-builder, curriculum-maker and pedagogue.

    Social Moorings and Distancing: From Living in an Intimate Neighbourhood to Living in a Gated Community

    During the mid- 70’s I grew up in a para (a neighbourhood or locality having a strong sense of community solidarity) in North Bengal...

    Do you have a Right to Protest? The Coronavirus’s Impact on Freedom of Assembly

    The article looks at the impact of the COVID-19 on people's right to protest.

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    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.

    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...

    Politics of Dressing up: Costumes that Challenge Gender Norms

    A piece of garment is a dress to be worn, a statement to be made, an identity to be asserted or a means to maintain or sustain status quo. Bring the element of gender, and the humble garment sits at the helm of societal politics.

    The Art of Living with Gautam Buddha and Jesus Christ

    With the extraordinary elasticity of consciousness, Thich Nhat Hanh inspires us to see beyond religious boundaries, walk with Gautam Buddha and Jesus Christ, and live with the abundance of love and kindness.

    The Dalit Priest of Bhilwara’s Chamunda Temple

    This interesting story from rural Rajasthan depicts the unique trajectory of a temple where breaking traditional customary practices, the role of the priest is played by a Dalit man.

    Reflecting on Why ‘Love is the Ground of Our Being’ this Valentine’s Day

    This Valentine's Day let us reflect on the ideas produced by Bell Hooks- a radical thinker influenced by Buddhism speaking of love - its ability to create a new culture free from the principle of domination.

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    The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational Institutions

    The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?

    The Tyranny of Tests

    As alienating, distressing and anxiety laden examinations are normalised, the sensitive mind of an educationist looks into the paradox of assessment and the harms that it causes to our children.

    The New Education Policy and the Hype over Early Childhood Care in Education

    Through the help of personal reflections, the article analyses the NEP 2020's vision of early childhood care and education.

    Wage Labourer Builds Library, Displays Miraculous Determination to Rebuild it After it is Set on Fire

    Syed Issaq's library containing thousands of books on different religions of the world was recently burnt down by a mob of miscreants, but he is determined to rebuild this site of hope despite the odds.

    A Beacon of Hope-Summerhill

    Summerhill is a book about the celebrated English boarding school named Summerhill School and has been written by its headmaster A. S. Neill. It is through this book that the educationist introduced his ideas to the American public. Here is an engaging and exhaustive reflection on the book by acclaimed educationist Arvind Gupta.

    An Analysis of NCF 2005 From the Caste Perspective

    The NCF 2005 is a pan Indian educational policy but its impact on different sections of the population is diverse, the article analyses the policy from the perspective of Dalits.

    Bhagat Singh’s version of nationalism and what it may mean for Indian education

    As we commemorate Bhagat Singh's 90th death anniversary, here is a close look at the ideas and vision that the man stood for.
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    WORLD

    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.

    Joe Biden’s first foreign policy speech – an expert explains what it means for the world

    Delivering his first major foreign policy speech since taking office on January 20, US president Joe Biden has sent a strong signal to the...

    It’s Time For Kosovo To Secure Its True Independence

    It’s time for the political leaders in Kosovo to provide a clear, cohesive, and consistent socio-economic and political program to put Kosovo on the path of recovery and progress and become a truly independent state.

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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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    Aishwarya Reddy’s Suicide and Why the Digital Divide Has Accentuated Educational Hierarchies
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    IN PICTURES

    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.

    A Tribute to Auteur Satyajit Ray on His 99th Birth Anniversary

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

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    India’s crisis deepens, but vaccine sharing is yet to materialise

    As India faces a rapidly growing case count, countries around the world are donating supplies and money. However, donations of vaccines to India have been less forthcoming, despite calls for countries with high vaccination rates to share their supplies

    Tagore on the Human Being as an Artist: Some Implications for Education

    Tagore’s views on human nature and the creed of universal humanism are fruits of his years as an institution-builder, curriculum-maker and pedagogue.

     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...

    A Tribute to Karl Marx

    You need not be a Marxist. Yet, you can walk with him. Here is an insightful tribute to Karl Marx on his birth anniversary.

    Science on a shoestring budget

    In his latest book, ethologist and evolutionary ecologist Raghavendra Gadagkar, speaks about the importance of low-cost research and the need for academia and Indian society to recognise and attach social prestige to it.

    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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