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    How India’s Tech-Savvy Farmers are Defining the Future of Indian Agriculture

    From Nilgiri avocados, Chhattisgarh papayas,Maharashtra mangoes and Uttarakhand apples- farmers from remote villages in India are selling their produce through virtual markets and making the most of the internet.

    Parenting at the time of a pandemic/ A Journey Inwards

    In this series on 'parenting at the time of a pandemic', a mother recalls her moments with her daughter, and reflects on the process of rediscovering the world together: from online learning to the treasure within.

    Hachalu Hundessa: charismatic musician who wasn’t afraid to champion Ethiopia’s Oromo

    Anyone who steps into the public sphere in Ethiopia is also a potential political leader. In this atmosphere, an outspoken musician runs a high...

    Watch | Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama turned 85, here is a message

    Most popular spiritual leader Dalai Lama celebrated his 85th birth anniversary in Leh. https://youtu.be/261AGXfgymg

    Community/The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Debate Around Work and Play

    A young scholar looks at his own life before and during the pandemic in this engaging commentary

    Can I cross the NSW-Victoria border? There are exemptions, but you’ll need a very good reason

    The NSW-Victorian border will be closed as of midnight Tuesday this week, the NSW and Victorian premiers have announced, in an effort to limit...

    LJP-JDU Tussles in Bihar May Roughen the Ride for NDA Ahead of Assembly Elections

    A leader of the LJP made a comment about the unbreakability of the NDA coalition ahead of Bihar assembly polls leading to strict party action against him, as the party is still undecided on the conditions for joining the alliance.Is this indicative of a rift within the NDA?

    Coronavirus Highlights / ‘The fight against Covid-19 is more difficult than Mahabharata’ – Shiv Sena

    India’s coronavirus tally rose to 7,19,665, with 22,252 new cases in 24 hours on Tuesday morning.

    SPOTLIGHT

    Indian Garment Industry’s Shutting Down of Creche Services is Anti-Women

    Garment factories have opened but creche services remain dysfunctional, leaving lakhs of women employees distressed and compelled to leave their jobs amid the pandemic.

    The Absurdity of Opening Pubs Before Schools in England Highlighted by Paediatrician Anthony Costello

    Former WHO director and well-known paediatrician Anthony Costello has been an ardent critique of Britain’s response to the pandemic.

    India’s Long Standing North-East Insurgency & the Recent Indo-Chinese Standoff

    China’s expansionist tendencies and its aggressive stance need to be seen in the context of the insurgency in the north-east and the resultant political relations between the two countries.

    OPINION

    Making Sense of the Pandemic & the Ushering in of a New World Order

    Instead of the imagining, hoping and creating the post-COVID times in the language of ‘normal’ past, there is a need to affirm the crisis so that the space for new possibilities can be explored.

    Reservations in Promotions – Not a Fundamental Right?

    The commentary is a response to the recent Supreme Court judgement on reservation in promotions that challenges the position of reservation in the Constitution making it no longer a right to social justice but a completely discretionary power of the State to grant it.

    On Death and a Poetic Celebration of Life

    Even though the pandemic-induced despair makes us see only the ugliness of death, it is still possible to celebrate life. And great poets like Walt Whitman and Rabindranath Tagore sought to walk with us, and make us see and feel the sacred meaning of this celebration.

    Indian Women Face Major ‘Sanitary Pad Crisis’ as Country Battles the Coronavirus Pandemic

    Indian women are experiencing a major ‘sanitary pad crisis’ amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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    The Sublime Prayers of Redemption

    At this moment of psychic bewilderment and statistics of death, the poet’s sublime prayers enchant our souls, and make us feel the rhythm of life and death

    Hot Weather, Angry Tweets and Monday Blues: What Dictates Social Media Aggression?

    A new study establishes a linkage between angry tweets and rising temperatures.

    Regressive Indian Patriarchy Considers a ‘Dead’ Daughter Better Than a ‘Divorced’ One

    With divorce being largely seen as a social taboo in India, women prefer to perish in oppressive marriages due to patriarchal oppression and financial constraints.

    Patal Lok: A Series Unveiling the Dark Underworld & a Malfunctioning Bureaucratic Machinery

    Patal Lok throws light on high-profile crime while taking us to the dark realm of the underworld.

    The Malaise of Racial and Cultural Discrimination in Indian Mainstream Media: Questions for an Egalitarian Society

    From a web series like Patal Lok to every day politics, the malaise of racism and ethnic discrimination plagues and destroys India’s cultural fabric.

    ‘Into the Wild’ Famous Bus Airlifted, But McCandless Continues to Inspire Generations of Nature lovers

    Following reports of explorers risking their lives to reach the abandoned bus in which McCandless lived, authorities have forcibly lifted and removed the bus from its former location.

    How women’s untold histories shaped South Africa’s national poet

    Kgositsile’s poetry can be read as challenging the direction of influence from north to south.

    Bulbbul Review: A Feminist Fable in the Horror Genre

    Produced by Anushka Sharma’s Clean Slate Films, Bulbbul is set to release on Netflix on June 24.

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    Parenting at the time of a pandemic/ A Journey Inwards

    In this series on 'parenting at the time of a pandemic', a mother recalls her moments with her daughter, and reflects on the process of rediscovering the world together: from online learning to the treasure within.

    Education as Substantial Public Interest and the Inherent Inequalities of Online Education

    With online education becoming a new trend amid the coronavirus pandemic, its ability to become democratic and egalitarian in terms of its dissemination is highly debatable.

    Kerala’s Mass Movement for Democratising Virtual Learning and Bridging the ‘Digital Divide’

    At a time when education is entirely halted for a majority of school students and a push for online education amid a lack of infrastructure asserts itself, Kerala is witnessing a historic mass movement for democratising virtual learning.

    The Resurgence of Ed-Tech Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic: Implications for an Altered Educational Landscape

    With e-learning becoming the overarching norm amid the pandemic, here is a thorough look at its implications, challenges and dilemmas for our times.
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    WORLD

    Hachalu Hundessa: charismatic musician who wasn’t afraid to champion Ethiopia’s Oromo

    Anyone who steps into the public sphere in Ethiopia is also a potential political leader. In this atmosphere, an outspoken musician runs a high...

    Can I cross the NSW-Victoria border? There are exemptions, but you’ll need a very good reason

    The NSW-Victorian border will be closed as of midnight Tuesday this week, the NSW and Victorian premiers have announced, in an effort to limit...

    What Did New Zealand, Vietnam and Iceland Do to Flatten Their Coronavirus Curves?

    New Zealand, Vietnam and Iceland have adopted unique strategies to flatten their coronavirus curves successfully, here is what these countries chose to do.

    Status of Christopher Columbus Pulled-Down by Anti-Racism Protesters in Baltimore

    Baltimore’s Columbus statue gets dumped in the harbor pic.twitter.com/ZwuNcqAH6d — J. M. Giordano photo (@jmgpix) July 5, 2020 During anti-racism protests in Baltimore, Maryland, a statue...

    Ethiopia Seeks Answers to the Brutal Murder of Revolutionary Singer-Poet Haacaaluu Hundeessaa

    Revolutionary Ethiopian poet-singer Haacaaluu Hundeessaa’s brutal murder has angered his people and unleashed countrywide protests.

    IN-Depth

    COMMUNITY

    Tell Us, How You are Celebrating the Onset of the Monsoons

    Most parts of the country have already experienced the onset the monsoons, how is the weather in your part of the country and how are you preparing to enjoy the coming of the rains? Share your experiences, stories and photographs thenewleam@gmail.com

    WEEKLY DEBATE : ‘It is better to not teach poetry than to teach it within a closed classroom’

    WEEKLY DEBATE Poetic pieces about nature being taught in closed classrooms are a paradox of our education system that robs poetry of its beauty and the child of her imaginative power.

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    Coronavirus Updates |No Plan to Extend 21 Day Lockdown, Says Government Officials
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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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    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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    Medha Patkar addresses ‘Delhi Wants Peace’ Assembly at Jantar Mantar Amid Communal Clashes in Delhi
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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)

    The Maverick Legend Irrfan Khan-a life in pictures   

    Irrfan Khan was, one of the most talented actors that India has ever produced, his remarkable performances in a series of films etched him deeply in the minds and hearts of cinema lovers across the globe.

    ALL STORIES

    Can I cross the NSW-Victoria border? There are exemptions, but you’ll need a very good reason

    The NSW-Victorian border will be closed as of midnight Tuesday this week, the NSW and Victorian premiers have announced,...

    How India’s Tech-Savvy Farmers are Defining the Future of Indian Agriculture

    From Nilgiri avocados, Chhattisgarh papayas,Maharashtra mangoes and Uttarakhand apples- farmers from remote villages in India are selling their produce through virtual markets and making the most of the internet.

    Hachalu Hundessa: charismatic musician who wasn’t afraid to champion Ethiopia’s Oromo

    Anyone who steps into the public sphere in Ethiopia is also a potential political leader. In this atmosphere, an...

    Watch | Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama turned 85, here is a message

    Most popular spiritual leader Dalai Lama celebrated his 85th birth anniversary in Leh. https://youtu.be/261AGXfgymg

    Community/The Coronavirus Pandemic and the Debate Around Work and Play

    A young scholar looks at his own life before and during the pandemic in this engaging commentary

    Watch | 19 People Killed in an Explosion at Tehran, Iran

    In the explosion at a health center located in northern Tehran around 19 people have been killed, buildings are damaged and thick black smoke has been seen in the sky.

    “Our Enemies Have Seen Your Fire & Fury” PM Modi Tells Indian Army Personnel in Ladakh

    PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Ladakh may be viewed as a powerful message by India but China sees it as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation.

    Top Coronavirus Updates/ Schools to reopen in Haryana from July 27

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in India is 585K, a total of 348K people have recovered and the...

    Indian Garment Industry’s Shutting Down of Creche Services is Anti-Women

    Garment factories have opened but creche services remain dysfunctional, leaving lakhs of women employees distressed and compelled to leave their jobs amid the pandemic.

    Can I cross the NSW-Victoria border? There are exemptions, but you’ll need a very good reason

    The NSW-Victorian border will be closed as of midnight Tuesday this week, the NSW and Victorian premiers have announced,...

    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?

    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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    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.

    Tablighi Jamaat and the Perils of Precipitous Criticality

    The following piece is written as a rejoinder to Prof. Rohit Dhankar’s recent article in The New Leam entitled ‘Should one defend Tablighi Jamaat?’

    Kerala’s fishing beaches littered with large amounts of fishing debris

    A survey of six fishing beaches in Kerala revealed that most of the waste consists of plastic. In beaches with a greater intensity of fishing activities, plastic waste was four times higher than those with a lower fishing intensity.

    Emergent Fan-Culture and the Trivialisation of Politics in India

    The media hype, the growing fan-culture and the reduction of the serious domain into popular rhetoric is doing great harm to the way politics runs within the nation.

    The Inadequacy of the Government’s COVID-19 Relief Package for the Poor

    India’s poorest households have been hit the hardest by the economic lockdown, and the relief package seems insufficient to address their concerns.

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