Douglas Kellner—a leading social theorist with great insights into Marxism, critical theory and postmodernity—has articulated the contradictions of the contemporary practice of globalization—particularly, the way the experience of September 11 revealed it
EXCERPT | The New Leam believes that the vision/ reality of a meaningful teacher-student relationship have to be communicated. Here is a beautiful reflection by Devi Prasad—a great art teacher inspired by the likes of…
EXCERPT | Be aware of ‘smart’ cities which are likely to privilege the techno-managerial elite pampered by the neo liberal economy, and further marginalize the poor and the ‘unwanted’.
EXCERPT The state of the nation tends to indicate that we have not yet…
From J. Krishnamurti Talks 1952, Book - The Revolution from Within, Krishnamurti Foundation
LITERARY CORNER With a splendid mix of politics and aesthetics, social realism and lyrical rhythm, Subhas Mukhopadyay's poems made a significant difference in the landscape of Bengali poetry.
TRIBUTE | Here we recall Marx’s reflections on commodity fetishism—the way human relations get transformed into relations between two objects because of the very logic of exchange of commodities in a capitalist economy.
FROM THE BOOKSHELF Samskara is a book that opens the critical eye of the reader for brahminical oppression and puts forward a perspective of seeing the world that Is modern and skeptical. Mohammad Zafar
In a world characterized by negativity and cynicism it is important for parents and teachers to come together, and generate a new awareness among children. Here is a reminder by two great educationists—Hedley Beare and…
Growing water crisis and mismanagement of water resources is certainly a concern that neither the nation-state nor the local communities can ignore, the book throws light into the complexities and debates involved. Dr. Ramanujam Meganathan