- The Ecological Impact of Dams and the Irony of the Nehruvian Project
PERSPECTIVE | The path to development chosen by independent India has often led to displacement, marginalization and partial benefits for a large section of the population.
- From Partisan Politics to Corrupt Practices
THE LATEST | Not just yet another news item. The New Leam evolves a way of seeing, and reflects on the mood of our times.
- Pension Schemes in India: The Missing Links
POLICY MAKERS | The aged are an extremely vulnerable section of the population who depend on pension schemes run by the state and central governments.
- From Disturbed Conjugality to Consumptionist Football
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- Supreme Court Condemns Mob Lynching in all Avatars
The Supreme Court has given preventive, punitive and remedial measures to deal with the issue of mob lynching and condemned it in all forms.
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- Walking the Streets
Jibanananda Das was possibly the greatest Bengali poet in the post-Tagore generation. Here is a poem that takes us to the deeper layers of human consciousness filled with inexplicable longing, memory and nostalgia.
- Transcending Section 377 and Reimagining Gay Sexualities
GENDER | As the Supreme Court hears pleas on rethinking Section 377 of the IPL, there are hopes that gay sexuality can be decriminalized in the nation.
- Farmers and Environmentalists Protest Against Chennai-Salem Highway
ENVIRONMENT | More than 500 farmers and environmentalists are protesting against the Greenfield Salem Chennai expressway project because of ecological and monetary reasons.
- The Untold Tale behind Hima Das’s Gold
INSPIRING | The story of Hima Das is inspirational as it reminds us of the immense possibilities that are undiscovered in India’s remote villages.
- Manipur University and MHRD at Loggerheads
The agitation at the Manipur University has led to the stoppage of its normal functioning. The Chief Minster N Biren Singh has urged the MHRD to review the probe panel and bring back normalcy to the university.
- Ideas and Innovation Transform Mysuru Government School
Teachers from a remote school in Haropura, Mysuru have taken the initiative to transform the school building into a train like structure attracting students like a magnet and thus resolving the problem of dropouts.
- Love is the Ground of Our Being
SPIRITUAL CORNER / Here is a radical thinker influenced by Buddhism speaking of love – its ability to create a new culture free from the principle of domination.
- Canada Neighbourhood Bans Playing Outdoors
In Canada’s Vancouver community a ban on children playing outdoors has been imposed. Will such a ban negate children their most natural freedom?
- Finding a Way Out of Technological Fetish
PERSPECTIVE / The information age characterised by knowledge revolution and an excessive usage of digital gadgets impacts the manner in which life is negotiated and issues are interpreted. Despite its democratising features, the obsession with technology has resulted in cultural crisis.
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- Mumbai, Monsoon and Madness
ARCHITECT/ Mumbai is on the brink of crisis annually as the monsoons hit the city. Overpowering concrete structures, unprecedented constructions and the lack of collective will need to be blamed for the situation. Is the rest of the nation prepared to learn a lesson?
- Alarming: India Ignores Indigenous Innovation for reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions
The Mangal Turbine invented by a farmer in Uttar Pradesh did not receive adequate state attention despite its ability to reduce greenhouse emissions efficiently.
- Decoding ‘Institutes of Eminence’
The recent controversy over the declaration of the yet-to-be established ‘Jio-University’ as an Institute of Eminence brings forth the need to understand what such a declaration implies and the roots of the present controversy.
- Vidharbha to Uttarakhand: Lessons from Enhanced Human-Tiger Conflict
DEVELOPMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY/ The unprecedented scale of development has led to an accentuation in the number of human-tiger conflicts in the recent years impacting regions like Maharashtra’s Wardha and Vidharbha severely.
- Children as Young as Three Compelled to Appear Before Immigration Courts in US
A parent who is an illegal immigrant to the US is arrested under Donald Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy while children who cannot be detained in adult jails face separation from their parents. Several such children are compelled to represent themselves in front of immigration courts.
- Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Delhi Government’s Plea on Distribution of Powers
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the Delhi Government’s plea over its powers from the upcoming week. This will hopefully solve the deadlock between Kejriwal and the Centre.
- Educator Ambani, Samsung Mobile and Our Progress
Educator Ambani, Samsung Mobile and Our Progress
- A Comprehensive Report on the Ground Situation in Assam
Assam is on a threshold of a crisis. Fear, insecurity and trauma engulf the landscape. Several persons are detained in jails including poor and illiterate women who are branded as foreigners. It’s a simmering crisis which may blow up if the political class, civil society and the higher courts do not intervene for justice, rationality and harmony.
- Coaching Centres, an Old Man and the Sky
In this ‘subjective’ piece Professor Avijit Pathak has narrated the experience of his spiritual recovery after his meeting with an old man filled with wisdom, particularly at a time when the ugly business of coaching centers in a city depressed him severely.
- Breaking the School-Coaching Center Nexus
EDUCATION | The Directorate of Matriculation of Schools, Tamil Nadu has issued a curricular to schools prohibiting them from collaborating with coaching centers and compelling students to take up uniform career choices.
- The Rythu Bandhu Scheme: What to do with Cheques Issues in the Name of The Dead?
Telangana faces the issue of tackling more than 1.17 lakh cheques issued in the names of deceased and non-resident farmers under the Rythu Bandhu Scheme meant to aid farmers during two crop seasons in a year.
- Manipur University Protests against V-C as HODs and Deans Resign
The Manipur University Students Union (MUSU) is demanding the resignation of V-C Adya Prasad over allegations of bad governance of the university.