Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.
Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.
What does a migrant worker who has taken an arduous journey back to his native village feel when he is quarantined in a relief camp away from home? What does he go through when the village that he had called ‘home’ sees him as a potential risk and distances itself from him, when he needs it the most?
The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.