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    Unknown and Undocumented, India’s Dalits, Adivasis and Migrants Were Absent Then and Absent Now

    The migrant exodus in the last couple of months leaves a lasting impact on the hearts and minds...

    Sri Aurobindo on the Ideal of Human Unity

    The need for Human Unity is the deepest spiritual needs which makes it almost a future necessity and yet the way to it is fraught by many dangers given the complexity of the present nature of humanity. - Sri Aurobindo.

    The Light of Awakening

    On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Here is a small note written by the editorial team. The aim is to invite the readers to the world of Sri Aurobindo—particularly, the insights with which he sought to change our perceptions of education.

    Safety Aspects of COVID 19 Vaccine Are Most Important

    On August 11 Russia launched a COVID-19 vaccine, described by President Vladimir Putin as the world’s first. It was also announced that industrial production of the vaccine will start in September and 20 countries have already ordered a billion doses. 

    VIDEO | Reminiscing the Ideal of Freedom in Memorable Songs

    INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECIAL The Independence Day reminds us of the values of freedom, peace, communal harmony and a collective sense of belonging. India as a nation struggled for its freedom in a way that all sections of the society including the rich and the poor, the elite and the masses came together in an unprecedented way.

    Lawyer Prashant Bhushan Guilty Of Contempt For Two Tweets On Chief Justice of India SA Bobde, Judiciary

    Lawyer Prashant Bhushan has been found guilty by the Supreme Court because of his two tweets, these tweets had been made about Chief Justice...

    Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

    SPOTLIGHT

    Understanding Popular Hindi Cinema from Desh-Prem to Desh-Bhakti

    Patriotism and nationalist fervour have been central to post-independence Indian cinema, the article looks at how its connotations and symbolisms have altered over the years.

    Probing the Feasibility of NEP’s Grand Promise of Fluid Boundaries and a Multidisciplinary Approach

    The NEP promises greater multi-disciplinarity and fluidity, but how feasible are the claims?

    Bihar Witnesses Crumbling Medical Infrastructure Amid Pandemic, Putting Doctors at Highest Risk of Death Due to COVID-19

    Poor quality PPE kits, overburdening and non-adherence to basic safety protocol expose Bihar doctors to highest risk of infection related deaths according to IMA.

    The Challenges of ‘Work From Home’ and the Dilemmas of Women Caught Between Domestic Responsibilities and a Career

    This is an experiential narrative of a working mother and how the pandemic has redefined the dynamics of domesticity and work-life as the cult of ‘work from home’ gains new currency.

    OPINION

    Unknown and Undocumented, India’s Dalits, Adivasis and Migrants Were Absent Then and Absent Now

    The migrant exodus in the last couple of months leaves a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of all those who imagine a...

    This Independence Day,Let’s Listen to the Canaries

    As a global pandemic engulfs us and as exploitation and hierarchies amplify, this Independence Day, let’s reflect on our shared destinies.

    New Education Policy 2020: What is Concealed and What is Unveiled?

    There have been extensive discussions around the implications of the NEP, here is an intricate reading of the document in the context of India’s prevalent academic culture.

    Holistic Education, Critical Thinking and Multidisciplinary Approach

    Are the educational ideals the National Education Policy has proposed merely fancy words? Or, is there a real concern?

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    Juxtaposing Vibrancy and Silence and Redefining the Meaning of Life in a Pandemic

    The vibrancy and stillness, movement and calmness that the coronavirus pandemic has simultaneously exposed us to, makes us rethink life and its meanings.

    The Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights How Religion and Science Lay Equal Claims on Indians

    The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the conflicting interests of religion and science but both continue to claim a grip over people’s lives.

    Why Contribution of K.A.Abbas to Indian Cinema Can Never Be Forgotten

    If one has to select the film-maker who has the longest, the most intense as well as most enduring involvement with socially relevant films...

    Understanding the Act of Gazing Beyond the Parameters of Gender:A Review of Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Can the act of gazing be understood beyond the parameters of gender, this nuanced review explores some lesser discussed aspects of Portrait of a Lady on Fire.

    Ancient History & Lessons in Compassion for the Pandemic

    The following article looks at history to search for answers to some of the most pressing questions that the whole of humankind is faced with amid the pandemic.

    Bulbbul: From Toe Rings to Iron Rods, India’s Obsession With ‘Controlling’ its Women

    Bulbbul is a film that takes us on a journey that is at once mythical and supernatural, historic and scary.

    Is the Trending ‘Cancel Culture’ Here to Stay?

    Cancel culture is the popular practice of withdrawing support for or canceling out public personalities and companies on social media if they say or engage in something considered objectionable or offensive.

    Shillings, gods and runes: clues in language suggest a Semitic superpower in ancient northern Europe

    Remember when Australians paid in shillings and pence? New research suggests the words for these coins and other culturally important items and concepts are...

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    The Light of Awakening

    On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Here is a small note written by the editorial team. The aim is to invite the readers to the world of Sri Aurobindo—particularly, the insights with which he sought to change our perceptions of education.

    Probing the Feasibility of NEP’s Grand Promise of Fluid Boundaries and a Multidisciplinary Approach

    The NEP promises greater multi-disciplinarity and fluidity, but how feasible are the claims?

    Reviving the ‘Missing Debate’ in the NEP 2020: Managerialism & its Implications for the Practice of Teaching

    This article aims to bring to light the missing debate around NEP, highlighting the malaise of managerialism and its impact on teachers and the practice of teaching.

    An Obsession with Graded Learning Damages the Learner’s Capacity to Reflect and Engage with the Self

    A growing obsession with grades and certificates goes against the free-spirited eagerness to learn with interest and turns children into docile and disinterested consumers of knowledge.

    Reimagining the University Beyond the Tyranny of Numbers

    Can we imagine the university space beyond the hegemony of graded hierarchies, an obsession with degrees and qualifications to make it creative, holistic and enduring?

    Questions Around Accessibility, Marginality and Continuity in Online Teaching

    As online teaching becomes the new trend, the questions of accessibility and equality complicate the domain of learning.

    Parenting at the time of a Pandemic/Evolving as a Parent

    In this series on parenting at the time of a pandemic, here is yet another reflection that narrates a mother's deep engagement with her two children, their questions and anxieties, and their education. This is the story of transforming the mundane routine into an act of creativity.
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    WORLD

    Who is Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s pick for vice president?

    Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has announced Kamala Harris as his running mate for the 2020 election — the first woman of colour to...

    In Gross Violation of Human Rights, 44 Inmates of a Prison in Chad Succumb to Inhuman Conditions

    44 Chad prisoners die due to extreme heat and suffocation inside prison cell in worst ever violation of human rights.

    The Dire State Of Affairs in the United States of America: the Need to Revisit the Political With Renewed Sensibilities

    The US is perhaps facing a desperate need for unity, public engagement, and spiritual renewal to rediscover itself amid confrontational and shallow politics.

    Massive Blasts Jolt Lebanon’s Beirut Killing Hundreds & Leading to Rampant Damage

    Massive explosions in Lebanon’s capital Beirut has led to the deaths of over 100, while more than 4,000 have been seriously injured.

    When a winner becomes a loser: Winston Churchill was kicked out of office in the British election of 1945

    The end of World War II in Europe and the defeat of Hitler and Nazi Germany in early May 1945 turned British Prime Minister...

    IN-Depth

    COMMUNITY

    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.

    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

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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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    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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    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

    This Independence Day,Let’s Listen to the Canaries

    As a global pandemic engulfs us and as exploitation and hierarchies amplify, this Independence Day, let’s reflect on our shared destinies.

    The Light of Awakening

    On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Here is a small note written by the editorial team. The aim is to invite the readers to the world of Sri Aurobindo—particularly, the insights with which he sought to change our perceptions of education.

    Sri Aurobindo on the Ideal of Human Unity

    The need for Human Unity is the deepest spiritual needs which makes it almost a future necessity and yet the way to it is fraught by many dangers given the complexity of the present nature of humanity. - Sri Aurobindo.

    Understanding Popular Hindi Cinema from Desh-Prem to Desh-Bhakti

    Patriotism and nationalist fervour have been central to post-independence Indian cinema, the article looks at how its connotations and symbolisms have altered over the years.

    Bihar Witnesses Crumbling Medical Infrastructure Amid Pandemic, Putting Doctors at Highest Risk of Death Due to COVID-19

    Poor quality PPE kits, overburdening and non-adherence to basic safety protocol expose Bihar doctors to highest risk of infection related deaths according to IMA.

    ASHA Workers Protest at Jantar Mantar Against Low Salaries and Lack of Access to Protective Gear for Fight Against COVID-19

    From low salaries to lack of safety gear and extended work pressure, Delhi’s ASHA workers launch strike and protest at Jantar Mantar.

    A Tribute to Ilina Sen: An Ardent Spokesperson for the Marginalised and Subaltern

    Activist and champion of tribal rights, Ilina Sen passes away after a prolonged battle with cancer.

    The Light of Awakening

    On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo. Here is a small note written by the editorial team. The aim is to invite the readers to the world of Sri Aurobindo—particularly, the insights with which he sought to change our perceptions of education.

    New Education Policy 2020: What is Concealed and What is Unveiled?

    There have been extensive discussions around the implications of the NEP, here is an intricate reading of the document in the context of India’s prevalent academic culture.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    COVID-19 Has Exposed India’s Rich-Poor Divide Unlike Before and Brought Healthcare to the Centre-Stage

    The Coronavirus pandemic has underlined India’s fragile public healthcare system and decades of meagre expenditure on strengthening possibilities for affordability and quality in healthcare.

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