Thursday, July 7, 2022

Dev Nath Pathak

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Dev Nath Pathak teaches sociology at South Asian University and has been   working on the   dramatic performance of cultural politics in South Asia, New Delhi.

Understanding Popular Hindi Cinema from Desh-Prem to Desh-Bhakti

Patriotism and nationalist fervour have been central to post-independence Indian cinema, the article looks at how its connotations and symbolisms have altered over the years.

Looking Beyond a Cobweb of Webinars Amid the Pandemic

The pandemic has seen institutions of higher education organise a plethora of webinars to keep academic communities thriving, but are we indulging ourselves too much?

Rediscovering the Spirit of Bihar: the Hope called Kanhaiya Kumar

The rediscovery of the spirit of Bihar with the rise of Kanhiaya Kumar, points out at the rustic and humane, political and critical nature of the Bihari mind.

All we want is War; all we need is the Media

Crying is an ultimate bridge, be it between India and Pakistan, Palestine and Israel, or Kashmir and rest of India. If we can hear the crying, we don’t need any media to tell us what to feel about our nation.

Everything that goes behind the Creation of a University’s Academic Culture

VIEWPOINT We live in times where the onslaught on universities has compelled us to rethink all that goes on towards the making of an academic culture. The piece that follows enables us to rethink the making of academic cultures in our universities.

Dev Nath Pathak

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Dev Nath Pathak teaches sociology at South Asian University and has been   working on the   dramatic performance of cultural politics in South Asia, New Delhi.

OPINION

Why its not the children who are failing but the system itself 

Large scale failure in State Board Examinations compels us to raise pertinent questions on decadence of educational infrastructure and shallow notions of success and failure.

Part 1/When the Denial Hurts more than the Destruction

Irked by continuous vilification of Hindu-dharma and denial of historical atrocities, a significant section of Hindus refuse to submit to the strictly controlled intellectual and academic order that the politically, economically and intellectually powerful elite has created in the form of control on education and the media. The piece discusses this issue.

Part 2/When the Denial Hurts more than the Destruction

Irked by continuous vilification of Hindu-dharma and denial of historical atrocities, a significant section of Hindus refuse to submit to the strictly controlled intellectual and academic order that the politically, economically and intellectually powerful elite has created in the form of control on education and the media. The piece discusses this issue.

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.