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    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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    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.