Saturday, January 29, 2022

Thich Nhat Hanh, who worked for decades to teach mindfulness, approached death in that same spirit

Emphasising upon the role of mindfulness even while doing daily chores, Thich Nhat Hanh brought spiritual practice closer to life.

Need for Special Care to Protect Children from Hazards

The safety, security and protection of our children must be among our greatest priorities but what is the real situation?

Ghar Kunda: Experiencing a Ritual Age Old Yet Infused with Unlimited Ethnographic Wonder

Celebrations are infused with the flavours of a local culture, here is a photo essay on how Diwali is celebrated in a remote village of Jharkhand.

Worshipping Waghoba: Faith meets conservation in Maharashtra where humans and leopards share space

The Warli tribe, an indigenous community that lives in northwest Maharashtra, believes that the cat-god Waghoba will protect them from the negative impacts of sharing spaces with leopards.

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Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist’s buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you make an informed and...

How Amílcar Cabral shaped Paulo Freire’s pedagogy

Freire describes Cabral as one of those “leaders always with the people, teaching and learning mutually in the liberation struggle”. As a pedagogue of the revolution, for Freire, Cabral’s “constant concern” was the “patient impatience with which he invariably gave himself to the political and ideological formation of militants”.

Bell Hooks (1952-2021): A Fountain in a Spiritually Impoverished Academic World

To live fully we would need to let go of our fear of dying. That fear can be addressed by the love of living....

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OPINION

Three Lessons of Teaching

At a time when academic bureaucrats are obsessed with ‘ranking’ and ‘measurement’, a teacher speaks of what is immeasurable—the joy of teaching.

Good Morning, 2022!

Amid divisive politics, brutalization of human consciousness, technological violence, hollow spectacles and superficial education, the linear movement of the calendar time takes us to...

The New Leam celebrates its fifth year…Carrying the Lamp of Truth

At a time when gigantic corporate  media houses shape our ways of seeing the world, it is not easy to remain committed to a...

The Sickness of MCQ Pattern of Exams

Is it the time to be aware of the danger implicit in the popularization of the MCQ pattern of standardized tests and examinations? 

culture

Feminism, Hinduism and the Caste Question

Here is a thought provoking book that is bound to engage the reader in a process of rigorous self-introspection.

Ghar Kunda: Experiencing a Ritual Age Old Yet Infused with Unlimited Ethnographic Wonder

Celebrations are infused with the flavours of a local culture, here is a photo essay on how Diwali is celebrated in a remote village of Jharkhand.

Bell Hooks (1952-2021): A Fountain in a Spiritually Impoverished Academic World

To live fully we would need to let go of our fear of dying. That fear can be addressed by the love of living....

The Facade of Free Online Counselling Services and what makes them so Half-Hearted 

The writer narrates her disappointing efforts to seek counselling after the death of a near one due to COVID-19 and why society as a whole lacks compassionate listening skills. 

Orwell’s Gandhi: A Real Person of Great Virtues and not an Enlightened Monk

George Orwell's well-know essay on his reflections on Gandhi depict his views on the world leader and his layered and complex personality.

Anand—A Film Which Underlines the Purpose of Human Life As Taking Happiness to Others

Amitabh Bachchan and Rajesh Khanna's film Anand celebrates 50 years since its release.

The Healing Power of Love

Bell Hooks is an amazing thinker. Even though she is a great Professor, her writings are refreshingly different from the standardized ‘academic’ prose. Be...

Biding Adieu to Kamla Bhasin : A Feminist Visionary who Combined Kindness with a Firm Resolve

The passing away of feminist thinker-activist and poet Kamla Bhasin has left an unrepairable void in the domain of gender, her works will continue to be cherished. 

education

Understanding How Gender Barriers Impact Subject Choices in School Education

The article tries to examine gender biases that impacts subject choices in school education impacting the lives of countless women in India and the world.

Edtech in Teacher Education: Panacea or Dystopian Possibility?

Technology oriented solutions have been introduced in teacher education during campus closure period since March 2020. This article explores notions of student-teachers on use of edtech in teaching particularly its impact on development of teacher agency.

The Tyranny of Coaching Centres

Is it the time to be aware of the devastating consequences of the exam-centric education—and that too heavily dictated by the mushrooming growth of coaching centres and ed-tech companies?  

The Impact of Bell Hooks : Education as the Practice of Freedom

The New Leam believes that here in our country students and teachers ought to engage with Bell Hooks—a great professor and pedagogue who could...

Facilitating Dialogue through the ‘Theatre of the Oppressed’

Can the 'Theatre of the Oppressed' be utilised as a tool in the classroom? This article explores this interesting proposition in pedagogy

9 in 10 LGBTQ+ students say they hear homophobic language at school, and 1 in 3 hear it almost every day

A majority of students from the LGBTQ community face bullying, teasing and assault on a day to day basis in their learning communities, how should this be handled?

Exploring the Dialogic Possibilities of a Music Classroom

The article explores the usage of music as a possibility for generating dialogue in our classrooms.
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Sustainable Christmas trees: an ecologist’s buying guide

If you celebrate Christmas, chances are you are planning to decorate a tree (or have already). But how do you make an informed and...

How Amílcar Cabral shaped Paulo Freire’s pedagogy

Freire describes Cabral as one of those “leaders always with the people, teaching and learning mutually in the liberation struggle”. As a pedagogue of the revolution, for Freire, Cabral’s “constant concern” was the “patient impatience with which he invariably gave himself to the political and ideological formation of militants”.

Advertising in the pandemic: how companies used COVID as a marketing tool

Advertising is frequently designed to influence how the public understands social problems, and encourages people to think of ethical consumption as a way of helping.

Lonely and Alone — Social Isolation Needs More Effective Solutions

We need not be surprised, United Kingdom and Japan have a Minister of Loneliness - yes, this is the truth of human material success.

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.

IN-Depth

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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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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Call for Papers| Celebrating Gandhi

Gandhi's birth anniversary (2nd October) is approaching and on this occasion we wish to bring out a series of articles, research papers, creative reflections and...

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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...

ALL STORIES

Thich Nhat Hanh, who worked for decades to teach mindfulness, approached death in that same spirit

Emphasising upon the role of mindfulness even while doing daily chores, Thich Nhat Hanh brought spiritual practice closer to life.

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?

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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