Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Chandreyee Goswami

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Burari Deaths Bring Us to the Crossroads of Religious Dogma, Superstition and Rationality

The strange but possible entwining of modernity, spirituality and individuality in the latest Burari deaths shows the irony of modernity and what Weber would have regarded as disenchantment in our age.

The Chaotic World of Immigrants and Nation States

SPECIAL ESSAY The questions of immigration, citizenship and nation state need to be addressed with a sense of responsibility and utter sensibility as it renders the destiny of thousands of people in jeopardy. But what is disconcerting is the politicising of these serious issues by the whims and fancies of individual politicians and the larger interest of the dominant political ideology.

Chess Player Soumya Swaminathan Withdraws Name from Championship Protesting Against Compulsive Hijab

The decision taken by Indian chess player Soumya Swaminathan regarding withdrawal of her name from the Chess Championship in Iran has led to a debate about secularism and human rights in the context of sports and media representation.

The Interplay between Religion, Television and Tradition in Indian Media

 The emergence of Doordarshan epitomised technological growth in the country and laid emphasis on television as a tool for social transformation.

Why I am an Atheist – Bhagat Singh 1930

On the occassion of the 111th birth anniversary of Bhagat Singh. We are publishing an excerpt from his most celebrated writing " Why I am an atheist?"

Chandreyee Goswami

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OPINION

What it takes to be a Labourer: May Day and the Plight of the Ordinary in the National Capital

May 1st is internationally celebrated as Workers' Day marking the tremendous efforts and historic contributions of workers during the labour movement.

Digital Pedagogy: Learning with Adroit Promptness for Instant Gratification

The pandemic may have made digitalised modes of learning common but it's important to look at them with both criticality and reflexivity.

 Does Anybody Bother About Political Education?

Amid the ritualization of elections and the valorization of success stories, do we really bother to see the all-pervading decadence, and think of appropriate political education to resist the pathology of mainstream electoral politics?

On Touch, Love and Culture of Learning

A teacher narrates his experimental engagement with rural children, and reflects on the meaning of making a difference in the culture of learning.   

Gandhi, Education and Rural Reconstruction: An Abandoned Dream

Gandhi's vision of education is deeply intertwined with the idea of rural reconstruction, here is an article looking at this important issue.