Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis

By Pritha Chandra* During Covid-19 times, the ‘social distancing’ catchphrase has invaded every aspect of our lives. Public space has been fragmented into individualized, quarantined units, intensifying social relations as aggregates of their discretized interactions. Unlike other pandemics of yesteryears, Covid-19 has given a tremendous push to technology to secure social distancing. In the field … Continue reading Online education and knowledge work amidst intensified alienation triggered by Covid-19 crisis

Breaking social distancing: Emotional connect with my team during lockdown

By Vidya Singh* It took some days to get to the nerves of the pandemic and its impact in and around the daily life after returning to Nagpur for the Holi vacation. Amidst the social distancing, the daily life of self-help domestic chores and the distanced digital teaching n learning with the responsibility of leading … Continue reading Breaking social distancing: Emotional connect with my team during lockdown

Web conferencing: Zooming in the death of teachers and teaching as a profession

By Bhabani Shankar Nayak* In search of profit, the growth of managerialism and marketisation of education crippled the abilities of teachers and destroyed institutions of learning all over the world. The managerialist revolution in education is designed to transform education as a commodity for sale by privatisation. The processes of commodification and privatisation of education … Continue reading Web conferencing: Zooming in the death of teachers and teaching as a profession

Retain, enhance investments in education to fulfill vision of 5 trillion-dollar economy

Submission to the Union Minister of Finance, Government of India, by Ambarish Rai, National Convener, RTE Forum for adequate enhancement of public financing for universalization of school education: This year marks the ten years of completion of the enactment of Right to Education Act 2009. Evidence both based on the field reports and macro-data, CAG … Continue reading Retain, enhance investments in education to fulfill vision of 5 trillion-dollar economy

Making a radical departure from the school system’s assembly line mentality

By Moin Qazi* Never let formal education get in the way of your learning. -- Mark Twain A Rip Van Winkle who may wake up today  after having missed the information revolution would be extremely dazed to see the changed world. We now have Wikipedia instead of libraries, and Google to provide round the clock … Continue reading Making a radical departure from the school system’s assembly line mentality

Protest against appointment of Muslim as Sanskrit professor: India can’t be complete without Muslims

By Sanjeev Sirohi* It was shameful to see that how the students of the Banaras Hindu University’s (BHU’s) Sanskrit Vedvigyan Sankay (SVDVS) went on strike  demanding the cancellation of the appointment of Assistant Professor Feroze Khan and transfer him to another faculty. These students were opposing the appointment of a Muslim to teach Sanskrit in … Continue reading Protest against appointment of Muslim as Sanskrit professor: India can’t be complete without Muslims

Why JNU, which has the strength to resist and retain its pride, also ‘spoils’ one’s life

By Ather Farouqui* The idealism inculcated in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) stays with you, it seeps into your every core and translates into action. This is why, even now, whenever there is public outrage over unjust government policies or an act of violence, JNU students and faculty are often seen leading protests, facing police … Continue reading Why JNU, which has the strength to resist and retain its pride, also ‘spoils’ one’s life