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Avijit Pathak

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

To the Himalayan Peaks: With Gratitude

Here is an illuminating tale of a psychic journey—from the egotistic obsession to the lightness of being.

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?

Avijit Pathak

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


Three Lessons of Teaching

At a time when academic bureaucrats are obsessed with ‘ranking’ and ‘measurement’, a teacher speaks of what is immeasurable—the joy of teaching.

Good Morning, 2022!

Amid divisive politics, brutalization of human consciousness, technological violence, hollow spectacles and superficial education, the linear movement of the calendar time takes us to...

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.