In his new book Badri Narayan says, ‘Much of the BJP’s popularity today has to do with the socio-cultural mindset that the Sangh has formed in the last fifty to sixty years through its groundwork’.
Learning mother tongue will also help future generations forge a relation with their own social and cultural fabric.
The best higher education institutions of the world work as knowledge centres that facilitate social change in society. They also appear as job provider and development facilitator.
Due to the fear of infection, social distancing might become a long term strategy for human survival and it may gradually transform into a social mode of Indian life.
People are evaluating the performance of chief ministers based on their performance to curb and control the Coronavirus with strict implementation of lockdown and sensitive handling of marginalised people.
Institutions like JNU, TISS, and CSDS, and Centre for the Study of Social Science, have a strong tradition of social science research and must be strengthened to realise government's vision, writes Badri Narayan, Director of the G.B. Pant Social Science Institute.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.