Wednesday, June 29, 2022

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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.

‘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...

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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.