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COVER STORY

28-08-2020

NEP 2020 August 28

Decoding the New Education Policy

Briefing

Culture

Whose Sanskrit is it anyway?

Mundoli Narayanan Cover Story
By homogenising India’s past under the arch umbrella of Sanskrit, the plurality of Indian culture and the knowledge systems and cultural expressions produced in other languages will be effectively erased from view for a political agenda that seeks to appropriate not just the present but the past too.
Interview: Prof Shyam B. Menon

For the middle class and the market

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Interview with Professor Shyam B. Menon, former Vice Chancellor of Ambedkar University of Delhi.
NEP&the pandemic

NEP 2020 implementation and timeline worries

Kumkum Roy Cover Story
The time frames of several provisions of the National Education Policy 2020, designed in a pre-pandemic situation, make it difficult to figure out their implications in a rapidly changing, unpredictable world.
Interview: Prof Krishna Kumar

Prof. Krishna Kumar: ‘NEP 2020 offers more of the same remedy’

Divya Trivedi Cover Story
Interview with Professor Krishna Kumar, former director, National Council of Educational Research and Training.
Latin America

Suffocating democracy in the Andes

Vijay Prashad World Affairs
From Bolivia to Colombia, underhand methods are being used to erase the possibility of democracy. And the coronavirus pandemic serves as a handy excuse to justify the stifling of democratic institutions and the permanent destruction of social movements and Left political parties.
Turkey

Reconversion of Hagia Sofia: Triumph or tragedy?

Irfan Engineer World Affairs
The recent reconversion of Hagia Sophia in Turkey into a mosque is another indication of the growing strength of communal politics the world over.
Jammu&Kashmir

Silent rage in Kashmir

Anando Bhakto The Nation
One year after Jammu and Kashmir was deprived of its special status and its mainstream political voices were stifled, the people of the valley remain committed to fighting for justice.
Social Issues

‘The fight for reservation is not over’

R.K. Radhakrishnan The Nation
Interview with Thangam Thennarasu, DMK leader and former Education Minister.
Communalism

Christians as target during the lockdown

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
Christian institutions allege increase in violence against their members during the lockdown.
COVID-19 Update

COVID-19: Global distress

John Cherian World Affairs
Some six months after the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak to be a pandemic, the infection is raging on in full fury in South Asia, North America and Africa. And many countries that had seemed to have contained the virus are witnessing a resurgence.
Controversy

COVID ventilators: Who cares?

Ventilators funded with government money do not seem to meet the required standards, and the way they were procured point to flagrant violations of rules and norms at multiple levels.
Prisons

Prisons become breeding grounds for the coronavirus

Divya Trivedi The Nation
Overcrowded prisons across India have become fertile breeding grounds for the coronavirus.
Interview: K. Srinath Reddy

‘Swinging from lockdown to laxity’

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Interview with Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, and member of the ICMR’s high-level technical committee of public health experts on COVID-19.
Disease Surveillance

How the poor die

Maya John The Nation
More than 15 years into its existence, the country’s “revamped” public health surveillance still lacks coordination, adequate resources, and is ridden with significant gaps in the monitoring of many infectious diseases.
COVID-19 strategy

COVID-19: Government gloating in defeat

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
The government continues to harp on its successes even as it bungles on testing methods and life-saving equipment and the confirmed cases and daily deaths hit new highs.
Great Indian horbill and its habitat

The great Indian air show in the Western Ghats

The great Indian hornbill in flight is a spectacle to behold. Unfortunately, this massive and elusive denizen of the forests of India, including in the Western Ghats, is under constant threat from poaching and human interference in its habitats.
Great Indian horbill and its habitat

Majestic denizen of the forests of India

The great Indian hornbill in flight is a spectacle to behold. Unfortunately, this massive and elusive denizen of the forests of India, including in the Western Ghats, is under constant threat from poaching and human interference in its habitats.
Film review

Malayalam film "Run Kalyani": Patriarchy in perspective

Sankar Varma Cinema
The Malayalam film Run Kalyani is making waves with its realistic depiction of the romance of everyday living.
Seroprevalence of COVID-19

COVID-19: Indian population still far from herd immunity

R. Ramachandran The Nation
Now that there is some data in the public domain about the seroprevalence of COVID-19 in India, it is possible to say that about one out of four to five individuals in major cities has been infected, but the Indian population is still nowhere close to achieving herd immunity.
Rajasthan Assembly crisis

Over to Assembly in Rajasthan

The political crisis in Rajasthan is headed for a climax in the special Assembly session scheduled for August 14, which is likely to decide the fate of the Congress government and the rebel legislators.
NEP 2020

Decoding the agenda of the new National Education Policy

Anil Sadgopal Cover Story
The push for online education is motivated by the need to resolve the crisis of neoliberal capitalism which is riding piggyback on Hindu Rashtra forces to loot India’s natural and human resources.
Education&Social Equity

NEP 2020: High on rhetoric

T.K. Rajalakshmi Cover Story
The NEP makes tall promises, but there is no clarity of vision regarding actual translation of the goals of equity into reality.
NEP 2020

Education at the mercy of the market

Madhu Prasad Cover Story
NEP 2020 greatly increases the scope of private participation in education, ignores the country’s pluralistic traditions, and furthers the neoliberal agenda of designing a profit-oriented system that serves corporate interests.
Jammu&Kashmir

Silent rage in Kashmir

Anando Bhakto The Nation
One year after Jammu and Kashmir was deprived of its special status and its mainstream political voices were stifled, the people of the valley remain committed to fighting for justice.
Communalism

Christians as target during the lockdown

Ziya Us Salam The Nation
Christian institutions allege increase in violence against their members during the lockdown.
Controversy

COVID ventilators: Who cares?

Ventilators funded with government money do not seem to meet the required standards, and the way they were procured point to flagrant violations of rules and norms at multiple levels.
Prisons

Prisons become breeding grounds for the coronavirus

Divya Trivedi The Nation
Overcrowded prisons across India have become fertile breeding grounds for the coronavirus.
Interview: K. Srinath Reddy

‘Swinging from lockdown to laxity’

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
Interview with Professor K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, and member of the ICMR’s high-level technical committee of public health experts on COVID-19.
Disease Surveillance

How the poor die

Maya John The Nation
More than 15 years into its existence, the country’s “revamped” public health surveillance still lacks coordination, adequate resources, and is ridden with significant gaps in the monitoring of many infectious diseases.
COVID-19 strategy

COVID-19: Government gloating in defeat

T.K. Rajalakshmi The Nation
The government continues to harp on its successes even as it bungles on testing methods and life-saving equipment and the confirmed cases and daily deaths hit new highs.
Seroprevalence of COVID-19

COVID-19: Indian population still far from herd immunity

R. Ramachandran The Nation
Now that there is some data in the public domain about the seroprevalence of COVID-19 in India, it is possible to say that about one out of four to five individuals in major cities has been infected, but the Indian population is still nowhere close to achieving herd immunity.
Sports

East Bengal Football Club: 100 not out

East Bengal Football Club faces its darkest hour without a sponsor, but it remains strong in the love and loyalty of millions of supporters.

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