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‘A writer’s beliefs must never be mortgaged to a particular party or ideology’, says Professor Ramachandra Guha 

CONVERSATIONS | Professor Ramachandra Guha is a leading public intellectual in our times. His deep and critical insights into contemporary political culture, intellectual history and issues relating to environment, ecology and cricket are truly enchanting

“Ranjit Guha was the first historian I met in flesh and blood who had a real enthusiasm for ideas”, says Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty

In a thought-provoking conversation with The New Leam Professor Dipesh Chakrabarty has reflected on his intellectual journey, his engagement with the history of ideas, and his analysis of contemporary social reality.

CONVERSATION | “Great literature is one of the most helpful resources to discover the spectrum of desire, love and friendship,” says Ruth Vanita 

In a conversation with The New Leam, Dr. Ruth Vanita reflects on issues like sexuality, identity and body politics. And her engagement with issues in feminism throws new light on critical issues of gender that define our times. 

“A major learning for the post-COVID world should be the acknowledgement of a common humanity and the vulnerability of human existence.” Says Prof. Kumkum...

Professor Kumkum Roy teaches at the Centre for Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Prof. Kumkum Roy has been working on issues related...

Interview | “The idea of India being projected today, is based on exclusion of minorities,Dalits and tribals”, Says Sohail Hashmi

In this engaging conversation with The New Leam, Sohail Hashmi talks about the early influences in his life and his growing up years, the important moments in his life trajectory, his commitment and love for creativity and his ideas on culture, politics and life in contemporary times.

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OPINION

Three Lessons of Teaching

At a time when academic bureaucrats are obsessed with ‘ranking’ and ‘measurement’, a teacher speaks of what is immeasurable—the joy of teaching.

Good Morning, 2022!

Amid divisive politics, brutalization of human consciousness, technological violence, hollow spectacles and superficial education, the linear movement of the calendar time takes us to...

The New Leam celebrates its fifth year…Carrying the Lamp of Truth

At a time when gigantic corporate  media houses shape our ways of seeing the world, it is not easy to remain committed to a...

The Sickness of MCQ Pattern of Exams

Is it the time to be aware of the danger implicit in the popularization of the MCQ pattern of standardized tests and examinations? 

COVID-19 Awareness:Looking Towards a Localised Communication Strategy for Rural India

The article looks at the need for developing a localised communication strategy targeted towards rural India.