Saturday, September 18, 2021

Year After Year, Sages of Matri Sadan Continue their Struggle and Sacrifice for Protecting the Ganga 

Sages and activists associated with a well known Ashram in Haridwar have taken up the responsibility of once again drawing attention to River Ganga's deteriorating plight.

In Insensitive Employer Cultures even ‘Right to Sit’ is a Luxury

Many organisations around the world display deep insensitivity to their worker and often even the ‘right to sit’ seems like a luxury.

How Ashwin’s Exclusion from the Indian Cricket Team has a Wider Resonance

The exclusion of India’s number one spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin in the ongoing test series against England is a shocker.

Global Poverty is Certainly a Shared Concern but Institutions Alone Can’t Fix it

Today poverty is one of the biggest concerns at the global level but can institutions alone offer a viable solution to it?

Love as the Practice of Freedom

Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed

Ahmad Shah Massoud: Fabled Lion of Panjshir continues to Inspire Resistance

Years after his assassination, Afghanistan’s rebel commander Ahmad Shah Massoud remains an inspiration for political resistance.

DTC’s Restrictions on Passenger Intake in COVID-19 Protocol is Exclusivist

While keeping passengers under restrictions in Delhi’s public transport may be a step to ensure that COVID-19 is at bay, is the new protocol turning anti-people?

Scholar-Researcher-Activist Gail Omvedt’s Passing Leaves Behind Tremendous Void in the Landscape of Dalit Studies

Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.

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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SPOTLIGHT

Women’s Claim over Professional Aspirations take a toll Amid Taxing Work from Home Culture

Women’s struggles to live up to professional commitments have become harder amid the pandemic as the boundaries between the home and the workspace disappear.

DTC’s Restrictions on Passenger Intake in COVID-19 Protocol is Exclusivist

While keeping passengers under restrictions in Delhi’s public transport may be a step to ensure that COVID-19 is at bay, is the new protocol turning anti-people?

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.

OPINION

Beyond Instrumental Reasoning: Education As Awakened Intelligence

Amid our obsession with technical/instrumental education, is it necessary to think differently and reimagine the very meaning of education?

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.

culture

Scholar-Researcher-Activist Gail Omvedt’s Passing Leaves Behind Tremendous Void in the Landscape of Dalit Studies

Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.

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. 

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.

education

Beyond Instrumental Reasoning: Education As Awakened Intelligence

Amid our obsession with technical/instrumental education, is it necessary to think differently and reimagine the very meaning of 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.
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WORLD

Ahmad Shah Massoud: Fabled Lion of Panjshir continues to Inspire Resistance

Years after his assassination, Afghanistan’s rebel commander Ahmad Shah Massoud remains an inspiration for political resistance.

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.

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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.

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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...

ALL STORIES

In Insensitive Employer Cultures even ‘Right to Sit’ is a Luxury

Many organisations around the world display deep insensitivity to their worker and often even the ‘right to sit’ seems like a luxury.

Love as the Practice of Freedom

Without love, our efforts to liberate ourselves and our world community from oppression and exploitation are doomed

A Feminist Perspective on the Gendered Character of a Cultural Text

A young boy from Kerala made a painting that highlights the myriad tasks that women perform and which mostly go unrecognised and unacknowledged.

Year After Year, Sages of Matri Sadan Continue their Struggle and Sacrifice for Protecting the Ganga 

Sages and activists associated with a well known Ashram in Haridwar have taken up the responsibility of once again drawing attention to River Ganga's deteriorating plight.

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.

MOST READ

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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