Friday, November 27, 2020
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    Diego Armando Maradona Passes Away 

    Legendary football player Diego Armando Maradona passes away in Argentina. 

    RJD Leader Tejashwi Yadav Calls Nitish Kumar’s Bihar India’s ‘Unemployment Capital’

    Calling Bihar India’s unemployment capital, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav warns the Nitish Kumar government that it should be prepared to face protests if it doesn’t deliver the promised employment opportunities. 

    Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh and a Dedicated Law Against “Love Jihad”

    The issue of love-jihad has constantly been on Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s agenda and now we finally have it all set to implement a law to curb the alleged social malaise.

    India Bans 43 New Mobile Apps Engaging in ‘Activities Prejudicial to Integrity of India’

    Indian government goes ahead and bans 43 mobile applications for allegedly engaging in activities that are prejudicial to integrity of India. 

    CONVERSATION | “Great literature is one of the most helpful resources to discover the spectrum of desire, love and friendship,” says Ruth Vanita 

    In a conversation with The New Leam, Dr. Ruth Vanita reflects on issues like sexuality, identity and body politics. And her engagement with issues in feminism throws new light on critical issues of gender that define our times. 

    Consoling Protesting Punjab Farmers, Centre Announces Second Round of Talks 

    While farmers in Punjab strengthen their protest against the farm laws, Centre calls them for a second round of talks on December 3.

    CM Arvind Kejriwal Underlines Pollution as Major Cause for Severe Third Wave in the Capital

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tells PM Modi that Delhi’s severe third wave has worsened due to pollution and other factors. 

    CORONAVIRUS

    CM Arvind Kejriwal Underlines Pollution as Major Cause for Severe Third Wave in the Capital

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tells PM Modi that Delhi’s severe third wave has worsened due to pollution and other factors. 

    Slamming the AAP Government, High Court Warns of Serious COVID-19 Situation in Capital 

    The High Court pointed towards administrative negligence and lack of effort on the part of the AAP government in controlling infection spread in the Capital.

    Coronavirus is no longer seen as high risk by many – and that’s undermining control measures

    During the era of US prohibition, illegal speakeasies thrived. And while the UK socially distances, there are similar reports of secret parties and raves...

    Moderna and National Institute of Health’s Vaccine Expected to Provide 94.5% Protection Against COVID-19

    The world is waiting for a solution to the coronavirus infection and is eagerly looking forward to a vaccine. It’s for the second time...

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    SPOTLIGHT

    The COVID-19 Pandemic: An Invitation to Revisit the Virtues That Will Help Us Rebuild Our World

    The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us in more ways than one to revisit our values and rebuild the world to establish equity and justice. 

    Availability of Illicit Liquor and Hooch in Bihar is Rampant Contradicting the Projections of a ‘Dry State’

    Despite the ban on liquor in 2016, the Nitish Kumar regime has been unable to keep Bihar a dry state due to the easy availability of illicit liquor in the state.

    Violating a Dalit Female Body: Why Caste Matters?

    Rape is an act of atrocity against women and an act of caste oppression too, when committed against a woman from the backward castes.

    The Urgency of Busting Fake News During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the malaise of information disorder or fake news has far reaching implications for the masses.

    OPINION

    CONVERSATION | “Great literature is one of the most helpful resources to discover the spectrum of desire, love and friendship,” says Ruth Vanita 

    In a conversation with The New Leam, Dr. Ruth Vanita reflects on issues like sexuality, identity and body politics. And her engagement with issues in feminism throws new light on critical issues of gender that define our times. 

    The Pandemic , Unequal Opportunities and the Challenges Posed by the Online Mode of Learning

    In a society embedded in socio-economic hierarchies, access to online education is limited to the privileged and leaves behind a large section of those coming from marginalised backgrounds.

    From Linux to Windows and Back

    What does it mean to use Linux and how is the user experience better than in Windows, here is a personal narrative of a user who sides with the former and tells us exactly why.

    Bihar Hasn’t Defeated the COVID-19 Pandemic, It Has Hidden it for the Sake of Electoral Politics

    Low testing, poor medical surveillance and lack of political will are behind significantly low reportage of COVID-19 cases in Bihar, but are by no means indicative of the end of the pandemic in the state.

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    With the Passing of Soumitra Chatterjee, the Maverick, the World of Cinema Will Never Be the Same Again

    Soumitra Chatterjee exemplified the quintessential actor with his subtle performance, eye for detail and deep passion for cinema as a form. His death symbolises an unprecedented loss for world cinema.
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    Watch | Brilliance of Soumitra Chatterjee – The Actor Satyajit Raj Trusted

    Legendary Actor Soumitra Chatterjee dies at 85. (19 January 1935 - 15 November 2020)

    “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.

    EXCERPT | Viewing Yourself As Like an Illusion

    In an age that worships the cult of narcissism—say, the belief that “I” am the doer, or “I” exist in my power, wealth and status, it is important to be reminded of the illusory nature of this “I” and its impermanence.

    The American Struggle: Jacob Lawrence at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Jacob Lawrence is among the most recognized and celebrated African American painters of the twentieth century and the piece takes us on an exploration of his magnificent works.

    Born into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids- Understanding Humanity and Compassion Through the Eyes of a Filmmaker

    By looking at and reviewing a documentary on the life and hardships of a prominent Red Light area in Kolkata, the author raises pertinent questions on humanity, compassion and the human sentiment.

    Louise Gluck Wins the 2020 Nobel Prize in Literature

    As the American poet wins the Nobel Prize, we share one of her most known poems with our readers.

    Recalling the Inspiring Saga of Women Revolutionaries in India’s Freedom Movement

    Women played an important part in India’s independence struggle and it is time we recall their tremendous contributions towards the attainment of the nation’s freedom.

    education

    The Challenges of Not Knowing the Local Language in Remote Schools of Rajasthan

    The local language may often be the key to communicating and establishing a bond in remote corners and not knowing it can pose several challenges.

    Exploring the Pivotal Role of the Head Teacher in Transforming the Lives of Children in Uttarakhand’s Kumaon Valley

    This case study presents the exemplary leadership of a head teacher who leveraged upon community support to transform the school infrastructure and learning environment of the Gadgaon primary government school.

    What are the Benefits of Learning as a Parent?

    An educated and learned set of parents is an asset to children as it forms the premise for a well-rounded, holistic and meaningful growing up process.

    Who is Responsible for Haryana’s Government School Students Who Don’t Have Access to Textbooks?

    Over 14% students enrolled in Haryana’s government schools don’t have access to textbooks, educational opportunities amid the pandemic finds ASER Report.

    The Questions of Foundational Literacy and Numeracy in the NEP 2020

    The following article is the third in a multi-part series on the NEP 2020 and it raises fundamental questions on aspects of literacy and numeracy in the document.

    Online Learning: An Exclusively Inclusive Attempt to Cope with the Pandemic

    The online mode of teaching-learning seems to have become the predominant cult in our times but how viable is the 'new normal’?

    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.
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    WORLD

    Is the Republican Party a Threat to American Democracy?

    The United States of America saw a tough battle to power and Joe Biden has been selected president, but the Republican Party continues to be a threat to American democracy.

    The women of Kendeng set their feet in cement to stop a mine in their lands. This is their story.

    Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women. Journalist Febriana Firdaus travelled across the country to meet grassroots female activists and delve into the story behind their struggles.

    Biden wins – experts on what it means for race relations, US foreign policy and the Supreme Court

    Brian J Purnell, Bowdoin College; Morgan Marietta, University of Massachusetts Lowell, and Neta C. Crawford, Boston University The American public has had its say and...

    Joe Biden or Donald Trump: Who is the White House Waiting For?

    Democratic leader Joe Biden seems to be having a clear lead as counting continues in America, while Donald Trump alleges rigging and unfair electoral proceedings.

    Re-election hopes fading, Trump tries for an election win in the courts

    Facing the gradual erosion of early leads in several battleground states — and increasingly likely defeat in the presidential election — the Trump campaign...

    IN-Depth

    Saving Darbhanga’s wetlands from encroachment and apathy

    Around a decade ago, in Darbhanga city of the Mithilanchal region of Bihar, Narayan Choudhary started the Talab Bachao Abhiyan, a campaign to save the heritage and wealth of the region – its ponds.

    COMMUNITY

    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...

    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.

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    Why is it that noise is replacing the spirit of civilized debate and dialogue?Cultural Matrix
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    Who is Responsible for Social Boycott of Gond Families in Madhya Pradesh?Balaghat | The New Leam
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    Goans Protest Infrastructural Projects Threatening to Damage Biodiversity | Goa | The New Leam
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    विवादों में क्यों घिरा हैं नितीश कुमार का नया मंत्रिमंडल? Mewalal Choudhary | Bihar| The New Leam
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    Aishwarya Reddy’s Suicide and Why the Digital Divide Has Accentuated Educational Hierarchies
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    Transparency in Counting of Votes, the Fate of the Grand Alliance and the Making of Bihar’s Next CM
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    STUDENT SUICIDES ON THE RISE IN INDIA | LSR STUDENT AISHWARYA REDDY'S SUICIDE | The New Leam
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    Bihar Election Result | Who will form the government in Bihar? | Election Result | The New Leam
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    Bihar Election 2020 | Lalu Yadav mimicry and the final phase of Bihar election | The New Leam
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    बिहार चुनाव में मुसलमानों ने NRC और CAA का मुद्दा उठाया| Bihar Election 2020| Muslim Community
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    Bihar Elections 2020 : बिहार के मुस्लिम समुदाय के लिए कौन से मुद्दे ज़रूरी बन गए है?| The New Leam
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    Bihar Election 2020 | MAHUA: तेज प्रताप के विधानसभा छेत्र के लोगो का क्या मुद्दा हैं.| The New Leam
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    Love Jihad, Interfaith Marriages and challenge to India’s Cultural Fabric | Love Jihad| The New Leam
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    Bihar Election 2nd Phase| दूसरे चरण का मतदान क्या बताता है.| The New Leam
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    Bihar Elections 2020| क्यों कुछ वामपंथी पार्टियां Bihar Elections में महागठबंधन के साथ नहीं हैं?
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    Differently Abled: Why Do Polling Booths Have No Facilities for the Differently Abled?
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    पटना शहर के सौंदीकरण के नाम पर झुग्गी-झोपड़ियों को उजाड़ दिया जा रहा है| The New Leam
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    From Tejashwi Yadav to Kanhaiya Kumar : Is Indian Politics Really Changing? | Cultural Matrix
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    Bihar Elections | Government - contractor is responsible for the annual floods in Patna| Bihar Flood
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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

    Artists Who Painted Mural of Jailed Peasant Leader Akhil Gogoi Arrested in Guwahati 

    Four artists has been arrested in Assam for painting a graffiti of imprisoned activist and KMSS leader Akhil Gogoi.

    Yogi Adityanath’s Uttar Pradesh and a Dedicated Law Against “Love Jihad”

    The issue of love-jihad has constantly been on Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath’s agenda and now we finally have it all set to implement a law to curb the alleged social malaise.

    North India Seeks to Tackle COVID-19 Spike With Night Curfews and Multiple Restrictions 

    While northern India sees a hike in COVID-19 cases, southern states like Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have received some respite. 

    CONVERSATION | “Great literature is one of the most helpful resources to discover the spectrum of desire, love and friendship,” says Ruth Vanita 

    In a conversation with The New Leam, Dr. Ruth Vanita reflects on issues like sexuality, identity and body politics. And her engagement with issues in feminism throws new light on critical issues of gender that define our times. 

    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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