Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Manindra Nath Thakur

Manindra N Thakur is Professor at Centre for Political Studies / JNU, New Delhi.

A Letter to Gandhi

On Gandhi's death anniversary here is a deeply insightful letter to him reflecting upon the peculiarity of the times that we find ourselves amid.

Karl Marx for Our Times

On the occasion of Karl Marx's birth anniversary(5th May 1818- 14th March 1883) The New Leam brings to you an illuminating talk by Prof. Manindra Nath Thakur

The Need for Looking beyond Vivekananda’s Saffron Robe

Under the present political climate, there is a growing need to free Swami Vivekananda from statistic appropriation and the reduction of his ideas into those of narrow nationalism.

Why Might Kanaihya Kumar Break the ‘Chakravyuh’ in Begusarai?

The spectacular nomination rally suggests that KK has emerged as an icon of the aspirational young voters.

Democracy for Sale: the Current Culture of Corporatization of Indian Politics

Democrcy4You | The showcase of money and muscle power have limited the electoral procedure into an occupation of the selected elite, will democracy retain any meaning if people cannot participate in its functioning?

Manindra Nath Thakur

Manindra N Thakur is Professor at Centre for Political Studies / JNU, New Delhi.


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.