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    STORY

    Beyond the Brutal Killing of a Pregnant Elephant in Kerala: Listening to the Other Side of the Story

    Social media uproar over the brutal killing of a pregnant elephant in Kerala, missed out on the other side of the story.

    Celebrating the Struggles and Stories of the LGBTQ Community: A History of the ‘Pride Month’

    Every year during the month of June, the LGBTQ community celebrates Pride Month to peacefully protest and raise political awareness on current issues facing the community.

    Bruised, Battered and Humiliated: The Story of Migrant Workers

    The migrant class finds itself amid a flood of difficulties. Absent from rhetorical politics and public conscience, who will pay heed to their agonies?

    As states weigh human lives versus the economy, history suggests the economy often wins

    Whether it’s a plague or pandemic, the story tends to remain the same, with the quest for profits eventually prevailing over concerns for human health.

    To understand the danger of COVID-19 outbreaks in meatpacking plants, look at the industry’s history

    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.

    Missing Women Migrants : The Male Centric Story of Migration Amid the Lockdown

    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?

    Lockdown lessons from the history of solitude

    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.

    Nizamuddin Basti Beyond COVID-19: The Merger of Spirituality and History

    The Nizamuddin Basti is home to culture, history and spirituality, but the coronavirus has ended up stigmatising it. 

    Syrian Underground Newspaper Enab Baldi Foretells the Story of Courage

    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.

    OPINION

    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.