- A PICTURE OF ‘UNITY’ AND TWO UNRESOLVED QUESTIONS
WONDER Does this unity indicate the possibility of a true alternative–a move towards an inclusive/egalitarian society? Or Is it yet another Machiavellian stroke–defeating Mr. Amit Shah at […]
- On Delhi Archbishop and the Tales of Fractured Secularism
Here is a perceptive piece that takes us to the deeper layers of Indian consciousness with its multiple religious traditions. The New Leam Staff Let the people of all castes and creeds, all denominations and persuasions live in harmony and […]
- Protest against Sterlite Copper Plant and Ecological Sustainability
Individuals protesting against the pollution of environments through harmful chemicals in Sterlite symbolize the greater concerns of environment.
- Terrorism: Psychology and Politics of Clash of Civilizations
The following piece taken from an interesting book on terrorism narrates a specific mode of understanding terrorism: the way it looks at Western modernity.
- Around 3000 Families Displaced in Tripura Floods
TRIPURA | As several people die and are misplaced in the Tripura floods it is important to acknowledge that for a nation like oar’s disaster management and planning are domains that need the government’s immediate attention.
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- ‘A writer’s beliefs must never be mortgaged to a particular party or ideology’, says Professor Ramachandra Guha
CONVERSATIONS | Professor Ramachandra Guha is a leading public intellectual in our times. His deep and critical insights into contemporary political culture, intellectual history and issues relating to environment, ecology and cricket are truly enchanting
- Kerala on Nipah virus (NiV) Infection alert
Nipah Virus cases have been reported from Kerala and several people have died. Government initiated action is significant to address the issue.
- One-third of the world’s nature reserves are under threat from humans
Growing environmental damage and unplanned growth has put the world at risk. Here is an important essay by James Watson, James Allan, Kendall Jones, Pablo Negret, Richard Fuller and Sean Maxwell.
- Remembering Ho Chi Minh
BIRTH ANNIVERSARY | The Vietnamese communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh, was born on 19th May,1890.
- Omerta: A Film on Youth, Radicalism and the Issues of the Contemporary Times
Omerta is a recently released film directed by Hansal Mehta which narrates the life trajectory, experiences, dilemmas and questions of a young man in the contemporary world.
- Public Participation is the Key to Democratic Practice
The citizens of a democratic nation are entitled to more than their right to cast votes; the nation state must ensure public accountability and people’s participation to sustain active democracies.
- Muri Linggi: A Mother of Three Children Scales Mount Everest
Despite being a mother of three children, her dedication and passion for trekking have made Muri Linggi’s life worthy of adulation and inspiration.
- Karnataka Elections, Transaction of Legislators and a Decaying Culture of Politics
KARNATAKA | Horse trading of legislators, unprecedented monetary exchanges and the decadence of a really democratic society are evident as the polls in Karnataka revealed.
- POEM : T.S. Eliot reads his famous work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
In the video T.S. Eliot reads his second-most famous work, The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (Prufrock) first published in 1915.
- The Illuminating Eyes of Rambabu
As Professor Avijit Pathak pays homage to Dr. Rambabu. A, we understand the way this young faculty at TISS/Mumbai lived with extraordinary grace and creativity.
- India bridge collapse: Around 100 people died last year
In the last one year itself around 100 people have died due to bridge collapses in India.
- Child Trafficking and Film Amoli’s Priceless Message to the World
CRITICAL INSIGHT | In India child trafficking is a great humanitarian issue that must be addressed urgently. The film Amoli addresses the significant theme in the context of human dignity and humanitarian concerns.
Dr. Piyashi Dutta
- Fulfilling Life’s Purpose
In the age of utility, is it possible to be compassionate, and find happiness in the act of loving and sharing? Here is a piece by a great Tibetan Buddhist monk; it is likely to enchant the readers.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Public Campaign Can Greatly Reduce Accidents and Related Distress
The World Health Organization (WHO) tells us that among the various causes of death by injuries, over 50% were caused by accidents while 29% were caused by suicides, homicides and war combined together. 21% were caused by other injuries.
- No Height is Unconquerable as Four Children from Chandrapur Climb Mount Everest
Four tribal students from Maharashtra embarked upon a trek to Mount Everest and their success brings immense optimism.
- Karnataka Episode : Don’t expect morality from them, friends
The Karnataka episode reveals once again our collective decadence .
- Gram Panchayat Elections in West Bengal in Progress
West Bengal’s Panchayat elections witness low voter turnout so far and several clashes between opposing political groups have been reported.
- To Pray or Not to Pray: Namaz and the Politics of Open Spaces in Gurugram
Gurugram’s controversial take on the offering of Namaz in open spaces epitomizes the legitimization of communal intolerance and the assertion of narrow identity politics
- Tagore’s Literary Creation and Ray’s Visual Narrative
In this exhaustive piece, the author has revisited Tagore’s novel Ghare Baire and Ray’s cinematic representation of the novel; here is an attempt to understand the tales of human emotions and aspirations.
- Crisis in Public Universities and the Indian Context
Public universities are significant contributors for the development of a nation. It is extremely necessary for governments to maintain quality and deliver the optimum through public universities for empowerment of people and the creation of a meaningful society.
- Where are my existence, and my India?
What does the transformation of India from the pre –liberalization to the contemporary times symbolize for a person who has witnessed this change before his eyes? The narrative reveals a picture that is nostalgic and memorable.