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Abdallah Al-Omari, a Syrian artist, painted a series called the ‘Vulnerability Series’ featuring world leaders as refugees. In the words of Al-Omari, “I wanted to take away their power not to serve me and my pain but to give those leaders back their humanity and the audience an insight into what the power of vulnerability can achieve”. At a point in time when [...]
National Conference on 'Development and Governance of Adivasis in Contemporary India' Jointly Organised by NCAS and Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Contemporary Studies, University of Mumbai Date: 6-7 October 2017 Place: Mumbai Scholars are invited to submit their research papers for the Conference. Broad Sub-themes of the conference are Development strategies for Adivasis post planning era PESA and Adivasi governance (20 [...]
Last month saw the death of two prominent Indian scientists. One was known as the Father of the Indian Satellite Programme, and the other as a scientist cum educationalist who helped develop a scientific temper amongst the masses. The former is the Ex- Chairman of ISRO, Prof. Udupi R. Rao and the latter, the sonic ray scientist cum former Chairman [...]
The formulation of a new education policy is still underway even though it’s been three years since the NDA government promised one. The recently created Dr. K. Kasturirangan committee is the second committee to be formed under the NDA government to look into the policy after the T.S R Subramanian committee submitted its report in April 2016. The last such policy [...]
World Environment Day, globally celebrated on the 5th of June since 1974, is a reminder that there is only one earth. The past few decades have been the worst for the environment in human history; global warming, depletion of the ozone layer, rising sea levels, and higher levels of pollution and emissions. ‘Save the Planet’ is a common refrain that urges every individual [...]