What is ‘Unlearning-by-Doing’?

'Unlearning-by-Doing' is a play on the classic formulation 'Learning-by-doing' by American pedagogue, John Dewey. Dewey emphasised the role of relevant and practical learning as opposed to passive classroom learning. Unlearning, starts with the central thesis that an individual in a modern nation-state, before they attain the faculties to assess and respond to one's location in … Continue reading What is ‘Unlearning-by-Doing’?

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On Social Media ‘Debates’, Intellectualism and the Cyber-Left (Rant-ish)

I have stopped arguing with people online, especially with those who say things which you would not have engaged with in the real world. But recently, I had a conversation with a friend over the social media progressives and rightwing rebuttal through the means of satire. A stream of thoughts followed and I am copying … Continue reading On Social Media ‘Debates’, Intellectualism and the Cyber-Left (Rant-ish)

Paul Simon’s Graceland: A Case of Cultural Imperialism?

It was in August, 1986 that 'Graceland', the album that defined the genre, 'World Music' was released. 25 years down the line, I would like to analyze the significance of that release. To say that 'Graceland' is an example of cultural imperialism would be grossly unfair. A more diplomatic explanation would be the effort of … Continue reading Paul Simon’s Graceland: A Case of Cultural Imperialism?