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    Avijit Pathak

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

    Delhi University Freshers : Are You Really Serious About Social Sciences and Humanities?

    No, as the Delhi University admission process suggests, social sciences and humanities are not yet dead; but then, the question is how the youngsters engage with these disciplines.

    Thich Nhat Hanh and His Art of Dying

    In this spiritually nuanced article the author engages with the Buddhist monk Thich Nhat Hanh, and reflects on the art of dying.

    My Moral Loneliness Amid the Victory of the BJP-led NDA

    As I switch off the television channels, I begin to walk - a lonely walk. And then, as I approach an old banyan tree, an inner voice begins to possess me.

    Exit Polls, ‘Meditative’ Modi and Mahatma Gandhi as an Embarrassment

    Is it that we love to consume Mr.Narendra Modi's diverse rasas?

    For How Long Do We Bear This Insult as Voters?

    Democracy, for us, remains limited to a merely ritualistic act of voting every five years. We have no control over the parties; the candidates are imposed on us. We can at best 'choose' the 'lesser evil'. It is sad that all alternatives have already been branded as either problematic or utopian. Hence, we laugh at a fossilized Gandhi, or an impossible Marx. Or for that matter, Ambedkar, for us, is just a statue.

    Avijit Pathak

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

    OPINION

    Unknown and Undocumented, India’s Dalits, Adivasis and Migrants Were Absent Then and Absent Now

    The migrant exodus in the last couple of months leaves a lasting impact on the hearts and minds of all those who imagine a...

    This Independence Day,Let’s Listen to the Canaries

    As a global pandemic engulfs us and as exploitation and hierarchies amplify, this Independence Day, let’s reflect on our shared destinies.

    New Education Policy 2020: What is Concealed and What is Unveiled?

    There have been extensive discussions around the implications of the NEP, here is an intricate reading of the document in the context of India’s prevalent academic culture.

    Holistic Education, Critical Thinking and Multidisciplinary Approach

    Are the educational ideals the National Education Policy has proposed merely fancy words? Or, is there a real concern?

    The Legitimisation of Privatisation in NEP 2020: An analysis

    By legitimising privatisation in the education sector, the NEP 2020 is scripting a new India with varied imaginations and trajectories.