Saturday, November 28, 2020


    Does Neo-Liberalism Devalue the Role of a Teacher?

    The Neo-liberal agenda has reduced the teacher into a facilitator or service-provider and the learner into a mere client.
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    The Violence Embedded in Liberalism and the Complexity of a Modernist Utopia

    The following piece deals with an in-depth understanding of the culture of systematic violence engrained in contemporary liberalism.

    As states weigh human lives versus the economy, history suggests the economy often wins

    Whether it’s a plague or pandemic, the story tends to remain the same, with the quest for profits eventually prevailing over concerns for human health.

    A Request to be Colonised

    When the British came to colonise us we won back our sovereignty through sustained resistance but today we are asking to be colonised, however by another equally powerful force.

    The Dynamics of Love and Repression in Our Times

    PERSPECTIVE In an age when we see totalitarian regimes appear everywhere on the globe and it is becoming difficult for an oppressive regime to continue its regime unquestioned –it is time for the world to reflect upon the important issue of whether love or repression should be the ultimate source of inspiration in running nations or communities.

    At Rishikesh: A Cup of Coffee with Thich Nhat Hanh and Jiddu Krishnamurti

    SPECIAL ESSAY In this rhythmic piece the author has reflected on his engagement with the two gifted spiritual masters of our times.

    Capitalism is killing the world’s wildlife populations, not ‘humanity’

    ENVIRONMENT Capitalism – particularly in its neoliberal form – is an ideology founded on a principle of endless economic growth driven by consumption, a proposition that is simply impossible.

    Why we are Uncomfortable with Neo-liberalism

    The infrastructural expansion of our urban areas has built an illusion of universal progress however for many people it has not been the scenario.

    Ecological Crisis and the Choice of Humanity

    ENVIRONMENT/ Ecological violence and denial of a harmonious human-nature bond have resulted in a crisis of ethics around the world. At a juncture when neither the spirit of tribal eco-sensitivity nor the charm of the Romantic Movement can be revived, is there a possible path that can guide the modern, industrial civilization towards sustainability, reciprocity and nurturance with respect to nature. Mark Johnson

    The Intellectuals

    EXCERPT Antonio Francesco Gramsci (22 January 1891 – 27 April 1937) was an Italian Marxist philosopher. He broke away from classical Marxism and introduced a culture of neo-Marxism. His most celebrated works are on the theory of cultural hegemony, intellectuals and education and the critique of materialism.

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