Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

Orwell knew: we willingly buy the screens that are used against us

A man uses a mobile device in a coffee shop. (For Representational: Purposes Only: Reuters File Photo)    Henry Cowles1 Aeon Sales of George Orwell’s utopian novel 1984 (1949) have spiked twice recently, both times in response to political events.  In early 2017, the idea of ‘alternative facts’ called to mind Winston Smith, the book’s protagonist […]

Transformative Leadership Paradigm

Vemedo J Kezo Asst. Professor, Department Of Education St. Joseph’s College Jakhama   Introduction: There are many who want to lead by virtue of boosting their positional image but there are few who are actually leading and transforming the arena in which they lead and navigate the group into a new horizon. It is this […]

Social Media – the new testing ground for Sri Lanka’s Freedom

Social Media – the new testing ground for Sri Lanka’s Freedom

Sri Lanka’s media has been under pressure for most of the past decade and only gained some breathing space since the 2015 presidential election. (IPS Photo)   Amantha Perera Inter Press Service   Journalists and media activists have cautioned against Sri Lanka’s newfound press freedom as the country heads to the polls in 2020. Separate […]

‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’

‘Everything we’ve heard about global urbanization turns out to be wrong’

Devotees form a human pyramid to celebrate the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth anniversary of Hindu Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India August 25, 2016. (Reuters Photo)   Gregory Scruggs Thomson Reuters Foundation   Widely accepted numbers on how much of the world’s population lives in cities are incorrect, with major implications for development aid […]

ETHICAL LEADERSHIP

Md. Tabrej Director, Dept. of Business Administration St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Ethics is a philosophical term originating from Greek word “Ethos” meaning custom or character.  It is concerned with describing and prescribing moral requirements and behaviors, which suggests that there are acceptable and unacceptable ways of behaving that serve as a function of philosophical […]

Embracing the Glorious Gospel

  The idea of God is a universal phenomenon. It transcends the boundaries of time, place, people, race and culture. In other words, every society, every culture, every kind of people and race and every era of human history have had its own idea and interpretation of God. It is absolutely natural for humans to […]

The Importance of Counselling

  “All children should be taught to unconditionally accept, approve, admire, appreciate, forgive, trust, and ultimately, love their own person.” – Asa Don Brown   Rev. Fr. C. Joseph Counsellor, St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama   Introduction: There are many reasons for the importance of counselling. As the world becomes busier and busier, the need for […]

‘No kid left behind’

‘No kid left behind’

School children listen to their teacher Sebastien Ducoroy in their classroom at the Primary School Les Ormeaux in Montereau-Fault-Yonne near Paris on June 18, 2018. (Reuters Files Photo) Macron tries to fix France’s education system   Ingrid Melander Reuters   In a primary school in a run-down neighbourhood south of Paris, a teacher asks his […]

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

The Role of Rural Women in Indian Agriculture

A farm labourer weeds a ginger field in Nagarally village in Karnataka. (REUTERS/Abhishek N. Chinnappa/File Photo)   Ritesh Kumar 1 and P. H. Vihariya 2   In the era of economic inflation, it is very commonly seen the migration of male population from rural to urban area for work as construction laborers, lorry loaders, rickshaw pullers, […]