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.
Ms. Suman Kumar - Director, Bluebells School International/Delhi-is an outstanding educationist and teacher. In a conversation with Professor Avijit Pathak, she has narrated her intellectual trajectory, her deep engagement with the school, the new challenges the pandemic has posed, and the necessity of a nuanced pedagogic practice to sensitize young students at this moment of bewilderment when the taken-for-granted world seems to have crumbled.
In this engaging conversation with The New Leam, Sohail Hashmi talks about the early influences in his life and his growing up years, the important moments in his life trajectory, his commitment and love for creativity and his ideas on culture, politics and life in contemporary times.
While Mukesh Ambani becomes the sixth richest person in the world, a Dalit farmer-couple in Madhya Pradesh consumes pesticide and commits suicide. The India of the skyscraper and the slum below have become more distant amid the pandemic than ever before.
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.
International Institute for Population Sciences in 2015-16, from where the data for this study was drawn. It found that 39.8% of Indian households had no soap or no water, a situation often explained by the absence of soap during the survey.
Delhi’s Air Quality Index had hit a three-year-low this year, post-Diwali, creating a severely polluted atmosphere which led to respiratory problems in many, forcing people to wear mask outdoors and install air purifiers at home.
Lawyers representing the Rohingyas have reiterated the constitutional right (of citizens and non-citizens alike) to equality, life and personal liberty in India. Meanwhile, the government has claimed such refugees may pose a security threat to the state.