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From the Desk of Managing Editor

Dear Readers,

This issue of the Journal is more significant for two reasons. First it has attracted thoughts from beyond national boundaries, Secondly, but more significantly because it addresses sociological impact of the current pandemic and deteriorating socio-economic situation. The study by Sashka Jovanovska, PhD, Assistant professor at the Department of English language and literature, Faculty of Philology, Goce Delchev University,North Macedonia has looked at one of the major challenges arising out of pandemic, ie., methods to make online education more efficient. The study concludes “Active Listening” is an integral component of the process to enhance learning or cognitive abilities. Another study by Jayashree M Wodeyar,of the impact of digitalization in the overalltransformation of education system makes an find that there is an urgent need for redesigning the Knowledge Management System (KMS) to meet the emerging challenges consequent upon pandemic.

There are three or more important sociological issues studied in this edition. Deteriorating Human Rights of minorities in Islamic countries; Gender portrayal of Nigerian Women in Nollywood films; Direction of Editorial Contents in Nigerian New-print Media is a good beginning in the sense of identifying and authenticating social evil. Ecofeminist thinking is gaining momentum in modern contemporary literature. This is not new but ancient, as in Indian ethos both From the Desk of Managing Editorfeminine and environmental aspects are equalised and termed as “Prakruti” A review of poems by African-American writers by Sneha Das, a student of English Literature, from EFLU, Regional Campus, Shillong, is a commendable effort. One of the biggest challenges of Independent India is to remove various disparities, which it inherited from British legacy. In that Socio-economic disparities of citizens is a very important one. However, an effort to study reasons, causes for the socio-economic disparities in various states is to be made. This study by Dr. Pratibha. B. Desai specially looks into factors causing socio-economic disparities among urban and rural women in three out of five districts of Western Maharashtra. also this study has brought out some facts which needs to be further looked into through follow-up studies.

Innovation is key for development. In the world of Islamic finance, the first change was “Takaful” model in Insurance. Now a new social dimension has been added by the new CSR Model in Bangladeshi Bank, which is an eye opener for the rest of the world, as brought out by Md. Mekail Ahmad from Bangladesh. A study by Ms.Aditi Mahajan of Systematic Investment Plan shortly known as 'SIP' is another effort to revisit a phenomena which created revolution decades ago. But under falling interest rates, anticipation of a quick return by investors, a further re-look into this method would be essential.Covid-19, though by its name started in 2019 has been controversial for many reasons. Origin and Objectives of its birth has been making noise even today, almost two years, since the name was first heard. The study by Ms. Shwetha S.M and Ms. Harshitha S , Research Scholars, Davangere University, Davangere, Karnataka, has looked into a subtle aspect of the economic consequences, ie. Impact on personal finances, not only by the consequences of pandemic itself, but also by the spiralling inflation. One of the interesting conclusions drawn is “Personal financial management should be flexible or but not static” which requires emphasis in the economic circles.

Recent governance model in the country has adopted economic consolidation as an approach to make growth more realistic, competitive and sustainable. Merging of various public sector banks has been one part whereas strategic disinvestment and sale is the other. The findings of the current study by Shruthi. C, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce, Government First Grade College, Hesaraghatta, reveal, in addition to the benefits of privatisation, also points out to the better regulation of loans and advances to avoid scams.There are other writings included in this edition, which are significant in their own way. We thank all contributors and encourage more thinking, discussions and research to strengthen the human society first and foster sustainable development.


Hon. General Secretary
Seshadripuram Educational Trust