At a school in Wazirabad, Hindus and Muslims compose two different sections; amidst an already fractured national consciousness has schooling failed its inclusive purpose? Ananya Pathak
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SPECIAL ESSAY In this remarkably sensitive piece written with the flavour of sociological sensibility and philosophic depth, Professor Avijit Pathak narrates the illuminating stories the river whispers into his ears.
Witch Hunting Bill The little addressed malaise of witch hunting affected the lives of hundreds of ordinary women across the nation. The Assam Witch Hunting Bill is a fundamental step towards addressing the problem. Chandreyee…
OPINION | In this lucid piece Professor Avijit Pathak has referred to Mr. Shashi Tharoor's remark on a 'Hindu Pakistan', and reflected on the politico-cultural and psychic dangers implicit in the idea of militant religious…
The strange but possible entwining of modernity, spirituality and individuality in the latest Burari deaths shows the irony of modernity and what Weber would have regarded as disenchantment in our age.
The emergence of Doordarshan epitomised technological growth in the country and laid emphasis on television as a tool for social transformation.
At this sacred moment of Ramadan fasting and prayers, the following passage would remind the readers of the beauty of the believer’s engagement with the all-pervading Allah.
An ‘overworked’ monk in Japan accuses his temple authorities of ‘workplace harassment’ and demands a compensation of US 78,000- when religion is turned into a gigantic bureaucratic machinery it becomes ‘irreligious’.
Here is a perceptive reflection on the phenomenal growth of 'godmen' and their unholy practices.