Friday, June 18, 2021

    R. Mahalakshmi

    8 POSTS
    Professor R. Mahalakshmi teaches ancient Indian history at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU.

    The Pandemic, an Unfair Evaluation System and What Plagues our Educational Institutions

    The teaching-learning community is among the worst affected sections amid the pandemic, what adds to their woes is an often indifferent evaluation and assessment system. Isn't it high time we redefine education to be more sensitive and in tune with the needs of the learning community?

    Teaching at the time of the Pandemic

    The article talks about the experiences of a teacher as she redefines the meaning and importance of the vocation of teaching amid the ongoing pandemic.

    The Need to Look Beyond the Guru-Shishya Paradigm: The Need of Our Times

    While embedded in Indian cultural history, the Guru-Shishya parampara needs to be rethought and critically examined today not to condemn or praise but to delve deep into its roots.

    Maid, Domestic Helper, Servant or Worker: Terminology That Cannot Obfuscate Structural Exploitation

    No matter what terminology we choose, the exploitation and inherent hierarchy that separates mental and physical domains of work gets highlighted in the way we treat those who aid us in domestic chores.

    Exposing the Fragile Glasshouse Called ‘University’ Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

    The future is uncertain, and the present is fraught with difficulties. And that's what this pandemic has done - shown us the fragility of our glasshouses such as the ‘university’.

    R. Mahalakshmi

    8 POSTS
    Professor R. Mahalakshmi teaches ancient Indian history at the Centre for Historical Studies, JNU.


    A Quest beyond Vaccination 

    While medical experts and pharmaceutical companies urge you to get yourself vaccinated, you ought to ask yet another question: What do you do after being vaccinated? What does it mean to be ‘safe’? Or is it that we ought to see beyond the process of vaccination to redefine life in the post-pandemic world?

    A Third Israeli-Hamas War—What’s Next?

    The article explores the political nuances of a third Israeli-Hamas war and its possible consequences and impacts.

    Why a lot Depends on How a Diseases and Various Health Problems Are Presented 

    Projections accompanied by information available on the internet shape to a great extent how a disease comes to be perceived such has been the case with the COVID-19 pandemic as well.

    The COVID-19 crisis and the Vulnerability of Human Existence: It’s time to Redefine Ourselves

    Dissociated with nature, isolated in pain and stigmatised in illness: how cruel has society made us? A reconnect with nature is our innermost need.

    COVID-19 Mortality, Lockdowns And Policy Options

    The article reflects on the unique challenges posed by the pandemic and the nuances of the state's lockdown policy to meet the newly erected challenges.