- Cultivating Environmental Sustainability: The Need to Rethink Our Educational Process
In the world where the relationship between man and nature is becoming increasingly utilitarian- when nature begins to be valued merely because it can be ‘exploited’ or used as a raw material- the harmonic and sustainable bond between man and nature breaks down. In a time when humanity succumbs to greed, can a true education illuminate the path and help us rethink our relation to nature?
- A School with No Enrollment Shines with Hope
Education is the ethical core of society and when educators discover within themselves an undefeatable urge to transform the lives of the learners, a true revolution is not far away. The story of Turturmuri School in rural New Zealand is a tale of such hope and perseverance.
- Dear Minister Please Understand That If Clothes Made Men the Parliament Would Be Heavenly
The Union Minster of the nation asked men during a speech in Gorakhpur whether any of them would think it advisable to marry a woman who wore jeans: at a time when educational and cultural institutions are in terrible shape and the regressive tendencies in full swing can we really expect better? If clothes made […]
- Why Fragile Ecosystems Are a Result of the Inhuman Act
A polar bear in the Canadian Arctic was filmed starving to death by a team working on climate change in that area. With ecosystems rapidly altering due to global increments in temperature we may soon be heading towards an unprecedented crisis.
- VIDEO|Recalling Dr. Ambedkar on his 61st Death Anniversary
On the 61st death anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar (6th December, 1956) the BBC has shared a rare interview video of Dr. Ambedkar.
- Rethinking the Pedagogic Possibility- Mathematics Teaching can be Enriching
Mathematics can be seen in a new light and made into a subject that can make the child culturally-aesthetically sensitive, a creative teacher shares her pedagogic interventions.
Dr. Agnes D’Costa
- The Killing of Migrant Mohammed Afrazul and the Assertion of Communal Politics in India
A man was brutally attacked and burnt alive in Rajasthan while the video footage depicting this inhuman act was circulated widely on social media. In a land that calls itself a people’s democracy is justice just a hyped myth?
- Ecological Disaster in Delhi: Limits to the Myth of Post-Modern Sensibility
Modernity and post-modernity have been major theoretical concepts that have captured our academic intellect but to what extent have we discovered them as lived realities or acquired the courage to challenge these constructs for a more culturally nuanced understanding of the world ?
- Educating the Educators: The Challenges Ahead
Without a relevant curriculum that gives special importance to local concerns and needs no meaningful learning is possible. An archaeologist writes about the concrete efforts he made to make a difference in the way teachers and students look at the world.
- DIALOGUE|Does Contemporary Social Media Resemble the Panoptican in the Foucauldian Scheme?
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- Does Contemporary Social Media Resemble the Panoptican in the Foucauldian Scheme?
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- Empty Classroom: Is it the New Normal?
In this thought provoking article Professor Avijit Pathak who teaches sociology at JNU has raised a series of critical issues relating to the growing decline in the vibrancy of the classroom interaction in our times.
- Learning to Fall
Philip Simmons’s book is a gift to all his readers who will draw many messages of life and death from his wonderful work. This inspirational book draws on everyday dilemmas and suggest alternative ways to look at lives problems in adversity.
- Prisoners Rediscover a World beyond Stigma in Shimla’s café-library
In Shimla prisoners serving life-term start Café-library and thus attract readers for whom books open up a world of new hope and positivity. Prisoner reformation in its new avatar is something we must widely replicate.
- Jyotirao Phule: The Thinker Who Compelled us to Think
Jyotirao Phule was an Indian thinker and activist who worked extensively for the upliftment of the downtrodden castes and initiated the process of educating the Dalit girl child. In a context hostile to change, his contributions were a radical departure from the oppressive caste hierarchy prevalent at that time. His ideas and contributions will continue to be cherished for many more years to come.
- In Madhya Pradesh Children Compelled to Answer Roll Call with ‘Jai Hind’
Children in Madhya Pradesh schools to answer roll call with ‘Jai Hind’ for the successful instillation of patriotism. Can compulsion generate heartfelt emotion?
- Walking through the Lanes of Nostalgia
The Daryaganj Sunday book market in Old Delhi is one where all book lovers should go. It is a market that stretches along the long footpath alongside the main road and boasts of books of all varieties from- medical and engineering guide books and sample papers, dictionaries, story and drawing books for children, travel and cookery books to fiction and non-fiction titles for all generations.
Kavya Thomas and Kabir
- LIVING MEMORY : Fidel Castro: Revolution is Love, Love is Revolution
Cuba marks the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro on November 25, 2017.
- From UP to Odisha Train Accidents on the Rise
Four railway accidents in less than 12 hours have been reported from UP and Odisha. While this is disheartening for the masses who use the railways as their primary mode of transportation it is time that the nation-state took its priorities seriously and reminded itself that before bringing in bullet trains our regular trains ought to guarantee safety.
- A Ray of Sunshine in the Dark
An auto-rickshaw driver in Karnataka earns his livelihood in the day by dropping passengers from one destination to the other but at night he serves the needy by turning his vehicle into an ambulance free of cost.
- Letters to Young Students Pursuing Humanities and Waiting for the Board Examination
The New Leam has been working in the field of education for quite some time. It is happy to introduce a new column-a series of letters that Professor Avijit Pathak would write to young students pursuing humanities and social sciences at the school level. As an innovative pedagogic form, a letter of this kind is likely to arouse the imagination of students, and make them experience joy and meaning in learning-something that is becoming increasingly rare in an environment filled with utilitarian coaching centres and obsessive exam anxiety.
- SIDDHARTA AND HIS JOURNEY TOWARDS AWAKENING
Herman Hesse was a German-Swiss writer and he received the Noble Prize in Literature in 1946. Siddhartha is one of his best known works and continues to hold relevance even in the contemporary times for its message of inner quest, peace and harmonic existence.
- Why the Feminist Struggle Belongs to Men Too
Sexual violence, prejudice and the denial of basic rights to women are all reflections of the regressive patriarchal mind-set. Should the feminist struggle belong only to women?
- Failure and the Act for the Right to Education
Can children learn when there is no fear of failure? Are learning outcomes necessarily dependent on competitiveness and the perpetual sense of anxiety or can the right legislation achieve an educational milieu where quality education is possible in freedom and cooperation?
Sheshagiri K M
- Why Weekly Markets are Organically Indian
The neo-liberal market emphasises uniformity whereas the weekly market stands for complete chaos. While the mall gives you a sanitised shopping experience the weekly market engulfs you in its sense of festivity. Do weekly markets have a future in our smart-cities?
- Shortage of Teachers in Government Schools in Delhi despite Vacancies
An adequate student-teacher ratio is the cornerstone of quality teaching-learning process and without the appointment of a sufficient number of teachers in place education is bound to suffer. Will the insufficient recruitment of teachers be immediately addressed or will our government schools continue to suffer?