- The New Leam Magazine
Objectives: The New Leam is a venture that firmly believes in the idea that condemnation, criticism is easy but the real challenge before us is to move beyond critiques and look for a new alternative possibility, to use our own creative imagination and construct. In contemporary intellectual culture the focus is mainly on deconstruction but The New Leam seeks to look at new alternatives that are possible despite the present constraints in various domains of a person’s existence be it education, culture, aesthetics or pedagogy.
The New Leam also firmly believes that a bridge must be formed between theory and practice, words and actions, technique and lived reality, science and humanism, poetry and prose. Through this we wish to move beyond the world of cynicism and skepticism and speak of the positive life affirming alternatives that wait to be knocked. Thus moving beyond trivial journalistic coverage of issues based on the reporting of facts and the glossy magazines on fashion and travel that are seen to be merely for momentary entertainment. The New Leam is a qualitatively different venture, it seeks to sensitize and stimulate the reader. To compel him to think on issues, reflect on ideas and be able to see the world in a fresh, new way. The idea is penetrate into issues, engage with them seriously and through this deep engagement evolve alternatives, to generate hope and keep alive a dream. Thus this magazine is for all those students, researchers, teachers, academicians, activists and everybody else who have an urge to explore new ideas, think new possibilities and go beyond the prevalent constraints of contemporary education, culture, aesthetics and other associated domains of our lives.
General content: The content of the magazine is largely composed of articles on pedagogy and related innovative practices in the domain of learning, explorations and engagement with a school/centre working with the ideas of education or alternative teaching, interview and conversation with a person honestly engaged in the realm of culture, education, aesthetics and has a philosophy of life and does something meaningful with this inclination, engagement with the classical theoretical insights in education and linking these the present classroom practices, articles on personal trajectories of teacher’s and parent’s on the possibilities and difficulties of present education system, a stimulating thought-provoking debate on a very recent event/advertisement that we take for granted but which invites us to raise important questions and so on.
Style of writing: The nature of our magazine has got deep purpose (creating awareness) of possibilities in the domain of culture, aesthetics and pedagogy. Its style is deeply communicative. It seeks to reconcile scholarship with a creative flow of communication. The aim is to stimulate the reader’s intellect as well as feeling; analytical skill as well as creative imagination.It urges us to go beyond critiques and urges to construct and create something new. Its aim is not to follow any specific philosophic trend and ideological belief. Its openness invites many ways of seeing the world and generates an open platform for the interplay of a rainbow of ideas and perspectives. However, the only point that we stress upon and assert is that the style of all the content in the magazine is communicative and written without the excessive burden of jargons. It is written with artistic flow and simple sentence structures but is deeply meaningful and extremely engaging.
Our other initiatives:
- WORKSHOPS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN
- EDUCATIONAL DIALOGUES
- COFFEE ADDA
- RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS
Through our publication unit, we seek to bring out works of research on a broad range of thematic outlines that are not only academic but also creative and innovative. Our publications meant both for children and adults and deal themes that excites our imagination and possibilities.
- CREATIVE LEARNING CENTER
( An upcoming initiative)