A recent book by Peter Wohlleben’s which has quickly become a bestseller in Germany reveals a lot about the social life of trees but he confesses before the Hay festival audience that it has annoyed scientists over the world.
'Into The Wild' is a film that released in 2007 and was directed by Sean Penn. It is the story of a man who leaves behind the comforts of the urban life and takes up an existence in the wild. Here is an engaging review of the film.
At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.
On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?
As we celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary—and that too at a time when the Hindu Right seeks to appropriate him, it is important to have a more nuanced reading of the monk’s thoughts and visions.
Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.
There is an urgent need to rethink teaching-learning especially at a time when it ends up alienating students and depriving them of the happiness and pleasure that must ideally accompany the educational pursuit.
India’s migrant workers are integral to its economy, but indivisible in its policies and schemes. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the loopholes that cripple the system and deprive its workers.
Thousands take part in anti-CAA protests across Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Karnataka. In the nation Capital, hundreds of protestors were temporarily detained as they defied Section 144, a law banning the gathering of more than four people at a place. 100 people were detained in Bengaluru including Historian Ramchandra Guha.
The Delhi-Haryana border was also sealed by the police to disallow the entry of thousands of protestors, who were coming in to take part in the protests at Red Fort. In Sambhal, UP public busses were burnt down and in Lucknow and Gujarat too protestors have clashed with the police.
The police has imposed prohibitory orders under CrPC Section 144 in Delhi amid widespread protest against the CAA. DMRC has shut down several entry and exit gates of metro stations throughout the city.
6.10 PM – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that the Opposition is misleading the people
6 PM – DMK has invited Kamal Haasan formally to take part in the anti-CAA protests going on in Chennai
5.50 PM – Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackery calls review meeting to look not the law and order situation in Maharashtra .
5.40 PM –Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee says “BJP is buying skull caps for its cadres who are wearing them while vandalising properties to malign a particular community.”
US Embassy issues caution note for its citizens in India under the turbulent conditions in the present times.
4.47 PM- Home Ministry will review the law and order situation in the wake of the Anti-CAA protests going on all over the country.
4.50 PM – Maharashtra Cm Uddhav Thackery says that CAA would not be implemented in Maharashtra.
4.45 PM – Shabana Azmi’s Message to CAA Protestors.
4.41 PM – Several vehicles have been torched down in Lucknow.
4.40 PM – Protestors gather at August Kranti Maidan, Mumbai.
4.20 PM – DMRC has shut the entry and exit gates of several metro stations in Delhi. Many offices in Delhi-NCR have suggested employees to work from home and refrain from joining in the protests.
4.10 PM – Violence breaks out in Lucknow as protestors clash with police during Anti-CAA protests
4.05 PM – Hundreds of people have gathered to protest against the CAA in Chandigarh . They have gathered outside a mosque in Sector 20.
4.00 PM – Hyderabad begins protests at Necklace Road. Detained students have been released.
3.33 PM – Violent protests have broken out in the city of Lucknow where police has resorted to the use of tear-gas shells to disperse the public.
3.39 PM – Section 144 has been imposed in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh amid severe protests
3.30 – Writer-activist Arundhati Roy has joined the protests at Jantar Mantar.
3.25 PM -All shops have been closed down in Old Ahmedabad due to the massive anti-CAA protests going on in the city.
3.20 PM – Sunil Mittal, the owner of Airtel has said that ” We are bound by the order of the government”. Airtel has announced that it has suspended mobile services in many parts of Delhi due to the request of the government.