Stan Swamy was a well-know human rights activist from India who passed away recently. He was serving his term in jail for his alleged involvement in the Elgar Parishad case and was not granted bail on medical grounds.
The article delves deep into the need for rethinking digitalised teaching-learning in the age of information technology especially at a time when we are moving towards an extensive use of virtual classroom spaces.
Gail Omvedt’s scholarship on the caste question and her ability to lead several grassroot movements from the front will keep her name etched high on the landscape of Caste Studies and anti-caste resistance in India.
The following piece is based on an engaged conversation between Bharat Dogra and eminent scientist Mangal Singh. Mangal Singh came up with the Mangal Turbine which is capable of reducing GHG emissions to a great extent. Despite his great innovation, he continues to remain a victim of neglect and injustice.
MATTER OF CONCERN
Unrestricted accessibility of pornographic content leads to sexual violence that disrupts the very fabric of society. We live in a world where not only is the need for restriction over porn crucial but also fundamental for the wellbeing of society.
The consequence of obsessive drinking and alcoholism is most often the disruption and degeneration of family and social life of an individual. It is crucial to generate an awareness that reaches the society and generates sensitivity among the young and old.
FOOD | The suspicions that have existed for a long time that despite the fact that India is legally supposed to be a GM food free country, GM (genetically modified) foods have been increasingly sold to millions of unsuspecting consumers in India.
A good food and agricultural system is one, which makes available satisfactory livelihood to all members of the farming community and wholesome, nutritious food to all people in a sustainable way ensuring welfare of farm animals, protecting the soil and its fertility for future generations.
Nature, when treated like a resource to be merely extracted and used can prove extremely destructive for the sustainability of the planet and the species that reside on it. A harmonious and fruitful exchange with nature is the need of the hour.
UNION EDUCATION BUDGET 2018
Quality school education is imperative for the larger cause of development in the country. However poor infrastructure, lack of trained personnel and a plethora of other concerns have stopped it from becoming a truly progressive domain. The budget trends as far as education is concerned are also quite unsatisfactory. Given this context what will be the future of our schools and the quality of education they impart?
Gandhi as a political thinker and philosopher emphasized throughout his works on the evergreen importance of peace movements for a conflict-ridden world. Even today we continue to be desperately in search of such a movement that unites the internal and the external aspects of human existence into a peaceful and harmonious reality. In this thought-provoking piece, the author compels us to revisit this critical question and work towards a peace movement that addresses the issues of the contemporary world.