A recent book by Peter Wohlleben’s which has quickly become a bestseller in Germany reveals a lot about the social life of trees but he confesses before the Hay festival audience that it has annoyed scientists over the world.
'Into The Wild' is a film that released in 2007 and was directed by Sean Penn. It is the story of a man who leaves behind the comforts of the urban life and takes up an existence in the wild. Here is an engaging review of the film.
At a time when Donald Trump’s supporters are attacking the foundations of democracy, our farmers are arousing hope, and teaching us the art of nonviolent resistance to remind the rulers of the discontents of potential authoritarianism.
On this fateful day last year, JNU witnessed an organized attack on students and teachers inside the campus premises. Even after a year, the question remains : can the spirit of the university be restored?
As we celebrate Swami Vivekananda’s birth anniversary—and that too at a time when the Hindu Right seeks to appropriate him, it is important to have a more nuanced reading of the monk’s thoughts and visions.
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.
There is an urgent need to rethink teaching-learning especially at a time when it ends up alienating students and depriving them of the happiness and pleasure that must ideally accompany the educational pursuit.
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.
REPUBLIC DAY SPECIAL
While a grand parade at the India Gate will remind us of our military arsenal, songs remind us that there is so much more that India is capable of and that the people are at the heart of it.
We live in the ‘fast food’ age where patience is a lacking value. As the writer attends a classical music rendition, she discovers how the symptoms of the collective ailment are all pervasive.
Pyarelal Wadali of the Wadali-Brothers duo passed away recently due to cardiac attack. Their genre of music and rich work will continue to inspire many musicians and music enthusiasts. Contributions to the domain of Sufi music remind us of the great lineage of poets and philosophers with a difference, with a devotional touch.
The Sawai Gandharva Bhimsen Mahotsav is going take place between 13th to 17th December at New Delhi’s Raman Baug ground. It is a music festival that will witness performances from both new and veteran artists in honor of the work and contributions of the legendary vocalist Pandit Bhimsen Joshi.