Tuesday, August 4, 2020
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    Excerpt | The Violence of the Mechanical Mind

    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.

    EXCERPT | How Not to Make a Distinction Between the Religious and the Secular

    Hinduism, argues Shashi Tharoor, has to be rescued from its self-proclaimed protectors.

    EXCERPT | No more partition, please…  

    Did Partition divide only the geographical territory? Or, did it also fragment and brutalize our consciousness? We could not escape this question.

    Excerpt | Experiencing the Flow of a Civilization

    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.

    EXCERPT | An Island of Peace in a Turbulent World

    How can we remain calm within a turbulent world? The following excerpt from 'Answers from the Heart' by Thich Nhat Hanh resonates with the needs of our times.

    EXCERPT | The Disparate Threads of a Buried Narrative: When Rama Appeared inside the Babri Masjid

    An excerpt from Krishna Jha and Dhirendra K. Jha's book Ayodhya: The Dark Night ‒ The Secret History of Rama’s Appearance in Babri Masjid.

    EXCERPT : The Present Is Free from Fear

    SPIRITUAL CORNER An Excerpt from Fear By Thich Nhat Hanh.

    Excerpt: One Hundred Years of Solitude

    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.

    EXCERPT: Experiencing the Flow of a Civilization

    This article is published in The New Leam, JULY Issue( Vol.2  No.13) and available in print version. To buy contact us or write at  thenewleam@gmail.com Or visit...


    Hany Babu, Safoora Zagar and Our Times

    Is it possible to overcome all sorts of sectarianism, come together as dialogic teachers, and remind the state of the need for a dialogue with the creative dissenters?

    Understanding the NEP 2020 in the Context of School Education Policy in India

    This article takes an introductory look at the NPE 2020 in the wider context of school education policy-making in India.

    Politico-Cultural Racism in America is Consuming its Social Fabric and Decaying its Progressive Ethos

    The rage, desperation, and determination which continue to bring tens of thousands of Americans to the streets in protest against racism and injustice hopefully...

    If a University Could Speak

    The UGC insists on conducting final year examinations amid the pandemic, what is the teaching-learning community thinking on this issue?

    The Irresistible Virus and the Road to Sanity

    As the coronavirus has severely wounded our mental landscape, the question arises whether it is still possible to retain our sanity and live gracefully.