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    India’s Job Crisis Spirals Beyond Control as Pandemic Takes Toll, Leaves People Defenceless

    The pandemic induced lockdown has worsened the job crisis in India posing a multitude of challenges before the nation-state.

    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.

    The Unnoticed Pain and Disappointment of India’s Poor

    The pandemic saw the poor becoming poorer and the issues of unemployment, poverty and financial distress magnifying. With state neglect and sustained apathy, what about India’s poor?

    TIME’s list of 100 most influential people in 2020 includes Indigenous Waorani leader

    Nemonte Nenquimo, a leader of Ecuador’s Indigenous Waorani nation, has been named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people of 2020 for her work in defending her people’s territory in the Amazon Rainforest against the extractive industry.

    NGOs and Civil Society Bodies Raise an Eyebrow Over FCRA’s Introduction of Stringent Rules and Regulations on Funding

    The BJP recently government introduced new rules to regulate foreign funding of civil society activities. NGOs say it is set to drastically change the social service ecosystem of the country.

    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.

    Women in a Remote Kerala Village Conduct a ‘Jalsamadhi’ as Symbolic Resistance

    The coming together of 33 women in a remote Kerala village and their indulgence in a ‘jalsamadhi’ to attract the government’s attention towards sustained apathy and neglect is a reminder of the significance of peaceful resistance.

    SPOTLIGHT

    NGOs and Civil Society Bodies Raise an Eyebrow Over FCRA’s Introduction of Stringent Rules and Regulations on Funding

    The BJP recently government introduced new rules to regulate foreign funding of civil society activities. NGOs say it is set to drastically change the social service ecosystem of the country.

    Children in Public Schools Were Completely Neglected by the Agenda of Digital Education, And Nobody is Bothered

    It is perhaps one of the greatest paradoxes of our times that we are unable to provide an access to quality education and learning...

    To Uphold Dignity and Safety of Healthcare Workers, Rajya Sabha Passes Epidemic Diseases Amendment Bill

    The Rajya Sabha has passed the Epidemic Diseased Amendment Bill to ensure that violence/offences against healthcare workers can be prevented and punished.

    The Naga Peace Agreement and its Implications on the Region’s Political Landscape

    The following article explores the potentials and constraints of the Naga peace agreement and its implications on the political canvas of this region.

    OPINION

    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.

    A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

    Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

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    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.

    Recalling the Sacrifice of Brave and Exemplary Jatindra Nath Das

    The bravery and sacrifice of Jatindra Nath Das continues to be celebrated years after his death, his story continues to inspire.

    How women and the moon intertwine in literature

    In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who...

    Learning Lessons in Shared Humanity from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov

    Can literary characters compel us to rethink our existences, taking from Fyodor Dostoesvsky’s The Brothers Karamazov, this article looks at how great books can be lifelong teachers.

    Saluting the Sprit of Freedom Fighter Bagha Jatin

    The pages of history may have spoken of Bagha Jatin’s bravery and commitment much less than they should have, but his achievements stand tall as ever.

    An Evening with Osho

    Osho—the controversial ‘spiritual guru’—might evoke mixed emotions. Yet, his deep insights make us reflect and wonder. Beyond dogmas and all sorts of conditioning—Osho composes a song of an altogether different kind; and in a beautiful evening, a seeker allows himself to be merged with its rhythmic flow.

    Womanhood and Questions of Femininity in Munshi Premchand’s Manovrati

    Premchand’s remarkable literary vision allowed him to delve into the dark dens of patriarchal oppression and women’s marginality in the 20th century.

    education

    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.

    Critical Reflections on Making School Level Science Inclusive and Inviting for All

    The article engages with the need to make school level science more inclusive and egalitarian and listen to the aspirations of children from diverse backgrounds.

    Cultivating Peace, Dialogue and Justice Through Education

    An important goals of education is to lay the foundation for a society based on equality, peace and justice.
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    WORLD

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg forged a new place for women in the law and society

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has generated an outpouring of grief around the globe. Part of this grief reflects her unparalleled status as a...

    Thailand’s Pro-Democracy Protests and a New Wave of Political Churning

    An unprecedented wave of protests is shaking up the nation, as people come to the streets for democracy, here is a look at Thailand’s protests.

    Yoshihide Suga – who is the man set to be Japan’s next prime minister?

    Former prime minister Shinzo Abe’s resignation last month due to illness was a surprise. But once the leadership contest was declared, 71-year-old Suga - the chief cabinet secretary - was widely expected to be Japan’s next prime minister.

    Trump’s appeals to white anxiety are not ‘dog whistles’ – they’re racism

    Trump wouldn’t be the first politician to do dog whistle politics. My political psychology research has found that George W. Bush used religious dog whistles quite effectively.

    The Serbia-Kosovo Agreement and Why it Falls Short Of Ending the Conflict

    Serbia must come to terms with the irreversible reality of Kosovo as an independent state and acknowledge that there is nothing it can do to change that reality.

    IN-Depth

    COMMUNITY

    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.

    Celebrating the Monsoons Over Cups of Tea & Loads of Togetherness

    Endless conversations over tea, unconditional moments of exchange and the willingness to come together, the monsoons are indeed a celebratory season.

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    शिक्षा और धर्म: कुछ बुनियादी मुद्दे | Vikash Sharma in Conversation with Prof. Rohit Dhankar
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    Don't Normalize 'Online Education' | CULTURAL MATRIX
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    Coronavirus: In Search of a Meaning of Existence
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    Coronavirus and Critical Reflection | CULTURAL MATRIX
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    Coronavirus Updates | Indian Doctors Fight COVID-19 Amid Lack of Medical Equipment
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    Coronavirus Updates |No Plan to Extend 21 Day Lockdown, Says Government Officials
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    Coronavirus Updates| India's 90 Cities Record Minimal Air Pollution Amid COVID-19 Lockdown
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    Coronavirus Updates : Highest Single Day Jump in COVID-19 Cases in India
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    CORONAVIRUS UPDATES : UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive
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    Coronavirus Updates : Migrant labourers walk for days to reach home
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    Coronavirus Updates: Prince Charles tests positive for COVID 19
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    COVID-19 UPDATES : Nationwide complete lockdown will be in place for 21 days – PM Modi
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    How Justified is Capital Punishment in Modern Times?| Nirbhaya Case
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    Delhi Violence & the Decadence of India's Cherished Secularism| Vikash Sharma
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    "Most of the Rioters were from Outside Delhi" According to Riot Victims|Ground Report | The New Leam
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    "We are Afraid of Returning Back home"- Delhi Riot Victims
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    Pink Floyd's Roger Water recites Aamir Aziz's poem ' Sab Yaad Rakha Jayega'
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    Medha Patkar addresses ‘Delhi Wants Peace’ Assembly at Jantar Mantar Amid Communal Clashes in Delhi
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    Delhi Violence and an Urgent Need to Reclaim Collective Sanity
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    Epidemic of Sedition Charges and Our Fragile Nationalism
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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)

    ALL STORIES

    India’s Job Crisis Spirals Beyond Control as Pandemic Takes Toll, Leaves People Defenceless

    The pandemic induced lockdown has worsened the job crisis in India posing a multitude of challenges before the nation-state.

    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.

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg forged a new place for women in the law and society

    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death has generated an outpouring of grief around the globe. Part of this grief reflects...

    NGOs and Civil Society Bodies Raise an Eyebrow Over FCRA’s Introduction of Stringent Rules and Regulations on Funding

    The BJP recently government introduced new rules to regulate foreign funding of civil society activities. NGOs say it is set to drastically change the social service ecosystem of the country.

    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.

    UN Condemns India Over Coal-based Activities,Igniting Debate on Differential Responsibilities Towards Climate Change

    The United Nations has condemned India over the usage of coal based energy resources highlighting the paradoxes, challenges and issues in the debate on climate change.

    Diversity in Sign Languages Not a Problem, Educationists Working With Hearing-Speech Impaired Children Oppose Standardisation Move in NEP 2020

    Educationists and groups working on the education of the hearing and speech impaired students oppose the standardisation of Indian Sign Language(ISL)prescribed in the NEP 2020.

    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?

    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?

    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...

    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?

    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?

    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...

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