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    Excerpt| ‘Liberty’ as a Powerful Instrument of Domination

    As an amazing thinker, Herbert Marcuse-like Adorno and Horkheimer-contributed to the development of critical theory. As technology becomes instrumental, the market invades every domain of existence, and liberty is defined in terms of the consumption of the ''needs' created by the technologically seductive capitalism, we experience a new form of social control. Here is an excerpt from Marcuse's path-breaking text One-Dimensonal Man. On his death anniversary  (July 29) we publish this piece for our alert readers.

    EXCERPT | Swami Vivekananda’s Vision for Hinduism Must be Revisited 126 Years after Chicago Address

    Swami Vivekananda – one of the finest philosophers of Hinduism, spoke at the Parliament of the World’s Religions held at Chicago. It is time to revisit his words and rediscover his rethink our world with clarity, vision and brotherhood.

    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 Or visit...