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    Avijit Pathak

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    Avijit Pathak is a Professor of Sociology at JNU, New Delhi.

    2021: Can We Say ‘No’ to the Cult of Narcissism? 

    From the traumatic pain of psychic bewilderment to the light of resistance—we passed through diverse experiences in 2020. As we welcome 2021, is it possible to nurture the spirit of love and justice?

    Book Review | Waking Up with Love and Wisdom

    An amazing book by a Tibetan Buddhist Master—here is a reflection. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Sadness, Love, Openness: The Buddhist Path of Joy, Shambhala South Asia Editions, 2018

    Are We Destined to Live with Violence?

    Is it ever possible to combat violence, and find ourselves in a world that generates love, calmness and peace?

    A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

    Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

    An Evening with Osho

    Osho—the controversial ‘spiritual guru’—might evoke mixed emotions. Yet, his deep insights make us reflect and wonder. Beyond dogmas and all sorts of conditioning—Osho composes a song of an altogether different kind; and in a beautiful evening, a seeker allows himself to be merged with its rhythmic flow.

    Avijit Pathak

    78 POSTS
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    Avijit Pathak is a Professor of Sociology at JNU, New Delhi.

    OPINION

    Donald Trump’s Supporters and Our Farmer

    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.

    JNU: A Wounded Space

    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?

    2021: Can We Say ‘No’ to the Cult of Narcissism? 

    From the traumatic pain of psychic bewilderment to the light of resistance—we passed through diverse experiences in 2020. As we welcome 2021, is it possible to nurture the spirit of love and justice?

    Karl Marx: Our Lost Conscience

    EDITORIAL / Karl Marx was born on May 5,1818. On his birth anniversary The New Leam pays homage to one of the most illuminating minds of modern times.

    Excerpt| ‘Liberty’ as a Powerful Instrument of Domination

    As an amazing thinker, Herbert Marcuse-like Adorno and Horkheimer-contributed to the development of critical theory. Here is an excerpt from Marcuse's path-breaking text One-Dimensonal Man.