In this series on parenting at the time of a pandemic, here is yet another reflection that narrates a mother's deep engagement with her two children, their questions and anxieties, and their education. This is the story of transforming the mundane routine into an act of creativity.
Ms. Suman Kumar - Director, Bluebells School International/Delhi-is an outstanding educationist and teacher. In a conversation with Professor Avijit Pathak, she has narrated her intellectual trajectory, her deep engagement with the school, the new challenges the pandemic has posed, and the necessity of a nuanced pedagogic practice to sensitize young students at this moment of bewilderment when the taken-for-granted world seems to have crumbled.
In this engaging conversation with The New Leam, Sohail Hashmi talks about the early influences in his life and his growing up years, the important moments in his life trajectory, his commitment and love for creativity and his ideas on culture, politics and life in contemporary times.
While Mukesh Ambani becomes the sixth richest person in the world, a Dalit farmer-couple in Madhya Pradesh consumes pesticide and commits suicide. The India of the skyscraper and the slum below have become more distant amid the pandemic than ever before.
India’s migrant workers are integral to its economy, but indivisible in its policies and schemes. The coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the loopholes that cripple the system and deprive its workers.
Vandana Shiva's penetrating observations and sharp reflections make us rethink the project of modernity - its instrumental rationality, its hyper-masculine doctrine of development and manipulation of nature, and its dualism that separates the knower from the known, science from ethics, and is centralizing/monopolizing tendency.
History is not just a bundle of facts; history is a moment of awakening, a journey, a realization. It is for the revolutionaries to realize that critical consciousness does not negate a sense of humility—the urge to understand the flow of an ancient civilization with grace and gratitude.
To celebrate the 91st birth anniversary of the Colombian author and Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez we are happy to share with you an excerpt from his acclaimed book One Hundred Years of Solitude.