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    South African singer Nakhane redefines ideas of masculinity

    The clichéd adage “boys will be boys” has, over the ages, normalised unbecoming behaviours. It has also socialised young men into thinking that being...

    How Should We Read the National Education Policy 2020?

    The article looks at the National Education Policy 2020 with a critical perspective and raises some important questions around the promises it makes and the issues it leaves unresolved.

    How women and the moon intertwine in literature

    In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed with the moon, who...

    Kerala Owes Highest Literacy Rate to Sustained Efforts Towards Democratisation and Dissemination of Education

    Kerala’s historically consistent top rank in terms of its literacy rate has much to do with a sustained emphasis on democratising education and generating public awareness.

    Predators, prey and moonlight singing: how phases of the Moon affect native wildlife

    Humans have long been inspired and transfixed by the Moon, and as we’re discovering, moonlight can also change the behaviour of Australian wildlife. A collection...

    US punishes International Criminal Court for investigating potential war crimes in Afghanistan

    The Trump administration has sought to weaken or abandon various international agencies since 2016. Now it’s taking aim at the International Criminal Court, a...

    Why grandparents should talk to children about the natural world of their youth

    How often do you strike up a conversation with an older relative about the past? You might switch off when someone begins a sentence...

    Maria Montessori challenged and changed how kids are taught, and remains influential today

    One hundred and fifty years after Maria Montessori’s birth, tens of thousands of teachers around the world still hail her innovations and educational philosophy. One...

    Mao’s China falsely claimed it had eradicated schistosomiasis – and it’s still celebrating that ‘success’ in propaganda today

    In early April, with much of the world under lockdown, China was already celebrating its purported victory in keeping the new coronavirus under control....

    Myanmar’s election, the Rohingya crisis and the road to democracy

    Five years after they voted in their first free and fair elections for quarter of a century, the people of Myanmar will go to...

    As a Hindu, CM Yogi Adityanath Refuses to Attend Mosque Inauguration in Ayodhya, While Mosque Board Plans to Send Invite

    Trust spearheading construction of mosque at Ayodhya likely to invite CM Yogi Adityanath for inaugurating public amenities in mosque premises.

    People are dying in US prisons, and not just from COVID-19

    Randall Jordan-Aparo, Darren Rainey and Latandra Ellington are not household names. But like Michael Brown, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, they were killed by...