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.
The meatpacking industry is an important job source for thousands of people. In 2019 it employed nearly 200,000 people in direct meat processing jobs at wages averaging US$14.13 per hour or $29,400 yearly.
Migration of thousands of workers from urban centres in the phase of the lockdown has been at the heart of the public imagery, but why are the women missing from this male dominated migration narrative?
In the 11th-century Domesday Book it was recorded as a viable community, on a bluff of land above the River Severn. Over the centuries, its self-sufficiency has declined. Now it has no services beyond the church on Sunday.
Kholoud Waleed is a well-known Syrian journalist and one of the founders of the underground Syrian newspapers named Enab Baladi. The journalism of courage that she carried out with her team has also won her many prestigious awards.