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    The Unnoticed Pain and Disappointment of India’s Poor

    The pandemic saw the poor becoming poorer and the issues of unemployment, poverty and financial distress magnifying. With state neglect and sustained apathy, what about India’s poor?

    Women in a Remote Kerala Village Conduct a ‘Jalsamadhi’ as Symbolic Resistance

    The coming together of 33 women in a remote Kerala village and their indulgence in a ‘jalsamadhi’ to attract the government’s attention towards sustained apathy and neglect is a reminder of the significance of peaceful resistance.

    CM Arvind Kejriwal Assures Second Wave Has Already Reached its Peak in the Capital, Cases Likely to Decline Soon

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal says that the second wave of the pandemic has already hit a peak in Delhi and the cases are to decline in the coming days.

    Supreme Court Urges Centre to Provide Food and Financial Aid to Indian Sex Workers

    The pandemic has left sex workers in India with little or no sources of livelihood, the SC’s directive to provide them financial and food based aid may prove to be a respite in these thing times.

    Diversity in Sign Languages Not a Problem, Educationists Working With Hearing-Speech Impaired Children Oppose Standardisation Move in NEP 2020

    Educationists and groups working on the education of the hearing and speech impaired students oppose the standardisation of Indian Sign Language(ISL)prescribed in the NEP 2020.

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    OPINION

    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.

    Social Suffering and Social Justice: A Sociological Reflection

    The following piece highlights the aspects of social suffering and societal justice through the prism of sociological understanding.

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.

    A Film, a City and the Tales of Politico-ethical Turmoil

    Is Pratidwandi—a ‘political’ film directed by Satyajit Ray, and released in 1970—relevant today?

    Understanding School Ethos: A View from a Krishnamurti School

    Schools are spaces where we must understand ourselves and others as mutually interdependent & in relationship to one another and to the world we inhabit.