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Here are five reads that The New Leam has choosen for you this quarantine. Happy Reading!
We live in an extremely violent world. With hyper-masculine aggression, militant nationalism, technological domination, neoliberal developmentalism, media simulations and ecologically destructive consumerism--we find ourselves in a world that seems to devalue all higher principles for creating an egalitarian/peaceful/ ecologically sensitive world characterized by a non-violent art of resistance against whatever causes divisions and inequality in society. Under these circumstances, what does it mean to invoke Gandhi? Yes, we know that there is a conspiracy--an exercise in Gandhi-bashing. Moreover, even among the supposedly radical youth, one notices some sort of indifference to Gandhi. While they talk about Marx, Ambedkar, Phule and Bhagat Singh, not much enthusiasm can be seen amongst them as far as Gandhi is concerned.
Each week we invite our readers to share their thoughts and ideas on contemporary issues. Here is a reflexive letter by a reader who feels angry at the disappearance of meaningful dissent.
LETTERS It’s through your participation and constant goodwill, that we have come this far. Please continue to share your important feedback to enable us to grow and continue to be your voice.
LETTERS It’s through your participation and constant goodwill, that we have come this far. Please continue to share your important feedback to enable us to grow and continue to be your voice. E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
EDITORIAL We are entering the fourth year of The New Leam and it is the sustained commitment to non-partisan journalism that keeps us going.
A lifelong commitment to education and a passion for children mark Arvind Gupta’s fascinating story as an educator who has dedicated his life to innovative teaching through the creation of toys and tools with materials discarded as waste.
Today is indeed a very important day for us all. Three years ago (December 4, 2014) on this very day The New Leam journey was initiated and ever since then there has been no looking back. This indeed has been a memorable journey and one that has brought people from across the globe together on a collective forum.
Pierre Bourdieu (1st August 1930- 23rd January, 2002) was a French Social Scientist. Bourdieu's primary area of interest was the dynamics of power in society and how this operated in subtle ways and impacted the way people behaved, interacted and related to one another. He was the one who introduced important concepts like cultural, social and symbolic forms of capital( as opposed to economic capital), the cultural reproduction, habits, symbolic violence, the field and many other important terms.
We live in the times of media simulation- a time when we are bombarded with news, information and facts from all corners of the...