Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.
Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.
Rabindranath Tagore experienced tremendous pain and emotional turmoil when several intimate people including his children passed away before his eyes. The existential pain accompanied by a true sense of cosmic interconnectedness encouraged the artistic Tagore to unleash his tremendous constructive resources in the form of paintings, poetry, stories and the building of a school where learning gained an altogether new meaning.
The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.