Sunday, December 5, 2021

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 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 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. 

The Need for a Shared Program for Justice to Check Climate Change

Climate change is one of the greatest problems today, here is a look at a shared program for engaged effort to tackle climate change.

SS HANDICRAFTS GIFT STORE

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As Elections Draw Closer, Punjab Congress must get House in Order

Before it is too late, the Punjab Congress must reorganise and reorient to gain the most out of this electoral opportunity. 

Assassinations that Refuse to Die : Unravelling Tragedies which changed the History of United States

Three assassinations in the recent history of United Nations which changed the course of its social and political life, here is a detailed reading.

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...

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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? 

COVID-19 Awareness:Looking Towards a Localised Communication Strategy for Rural India

The article looks at the need for developing a localised communication strategy targeted towards rural India.

Beyond Instrumental Reasoning: Education As Awakened Intelligence

Amid our obsession with technical/instrumental education, is it necessary to think differently and reimagine the very meaning of education?

culture

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. 

A Feminist Perspective on the Gendered Character of a Cultural Text

A young boy from Kerala made a painting that highlights the myriad tasks that women perform and which mostly go unrecognised and unacknowledged.

Scholar-Researcher-Activist Gail Omvedt’s Passing Leaves Behind Tremendous Void in the Landscape of Dalit Studies

Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.

Sherni: Fierce Vidya Balan is a True Lioness in the Jungle of Indian Bureaucracy 

Sherni is a film that deals with the significant issue of the man-nature balance while telling the story of a fierce and determined female officer posted in a difficult work milieu. It’s the story of a lioness among many lions in the jungle of Indian bureaucracy. 

Che: The Face on my T-shirt

Ernesto Che Guevara was an Argentinian revolutionary and theorist who was also a key founder of the Cuban revolution in 1959 to overthrow American capitalistic forces. He is a widely acclaimed and cherished public icon even after 50 years since he died. Paradoxically the market led capitalistic forces that he dedicated his life fighting against has today become his biggest beneficiary by selling popular merchandise and apparels in his name. With a lack of sustained engagement with his life and philosophy and the market becoming the overpowering dictator, can the legacy of Che really be rescued?

education

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?  

Is NEET so NEAT ?

The article here is the author's unique take on the NEET exam and the hilarious yet paradoxical nature of such competitive exams.

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.

6 actions school systems can take to support children’s outdoor learning

The growing interest in outdoor learning over the past years is promising. But what can we do to encourage it in our schools?
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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.

BBC Diana ‘cover up’ – why Lord Dyson’s report is a body blow for broadcaster

The BBC is ridden with intense angst about Lord Dyson’s report into the corporation’s now infamous interview with Princess Diana, in which she detailed the breakdown of her marriage to the Prince of Wales.

The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict : Seventy-Three Years Of Deadly Illusions

The Israeli-Palestinian conflict will never be settled through violence. Both sides must wake up and decide whether to chart a new path leading to...

Prince Philip dies: his marriage to the Queen and their part in 1,000 years of European royal dynastic history

For centuries, almost every European monarchy maintained diplomatic relationships with its neighbours through dynastic marriages, in a system that persisted all the way up to the 1930s, then rapidly faded away in the post-war era.

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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

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 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. 

Is NEET so NEAT ?

The article here is the author's unique take on the NEET exam and the hilarious yet paradoxical nature of such competitive exams.

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...

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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