Thursday, May 6, 2021

    The New Leam Conversation

    12 POSTS

    Discontents of the Economy and Social Movements

    In a conversation with The New Leam Professor Jean Dreze - a renowned economist who values living experience more than dead numbers - has reflected on the present state of the Indian economy, and the emancipatory possibilities of social movements.

    Conversation With Prof. Amman Madan

    As Professor Amman Madan converses with us and recalls the intellectual trajectory he has passed through we realize the significance of the role he plays as a pedagogue. His reflections on critical pedagogy and its epistemological roots, his deep awareness of the emergent challenge because of the changing cultural landscape in the neo-liberal world, his observations on the ethos of reading and learning in a digital world, and above all, his refusal to accept fatalism give us hope in the art of possibilities.

    The New Leam Conversation

    12 POSTS


    Social Moorings and Distancing: From Living in an Intimate Neighbourhood to Living in a Gated Community

    During the mid- 70’s I grew up in a para (a neighbourhood or locality having a strong sense of community solidarity) in North Bengal...

    Do you have a Right to Protest? The Coronavirus’s Impact on Freedom of Assembly

    The article looks at the impact of the COVID-19 on people's right to protest.

    Colombia gives nearly 1 million Venezuelan migrants legal status and right to work

    Colombia will grant legal status to all Venezuelan migrants who fled there since 2016 to escape their country’s economic collapse and political crisis. The bold...

    How to get COVID-19 vaccines to poor countries – and still keep patent benefits for drugmakers

    The world has a COVID-19 vaccine access and distribution crisis. While almost half of all doses administered so far have been in Europe and North America, while many poorer countries have vaccinated less than than 1% of their populations.

    The Need for Ensuring Authentic Covid-19 Data For Proper Policy Response 

    Scientists have been drawing attention to the  need for a lot of caution to avoid overestimating Covid-19  deaths. This is necessary both to avoid panic and panic-driven unduly harsh measures.