There is a quality of honesty in Akshaya Mukul's biography of Agyeya, a willingness to lay bare the messy complexities of actual lives, which is a welcome break from the tradition of producing hagiographies. 26-Sep-2022
India’s founding fathers and mothers contributed in multiple ways to the establishment of democracy in the country. Some of those mentioned by the prime…
The globalised semiconductor industry is witnessing plans to build ‘national’ industries. For its part, India, must secure its place in the microchip value…
What can the US judicial overturning of Roe v Wade tell us about reproductive decision-making and the law in India? Our histories might be different, yet they…
India’s punitive demolitions bear striking resemblance to Israel’s tactics against Palestinians. The tragedy is that a significant chunk of the majority in…
On the need to safeguard India's liberal values and protect it from crony capitalism.
1 hr 16 min
On the police and extrajudicial action in cases of rape and other forms of sexual violence against women.
1 hr 24 min
How was the heterogenic environment of Telangana crucial to shaping its rationalistic culture? How unique is its personality?
1 hr 17 min
What are the changes and challenges in the operating ecosystem of the NGOs, which operate in a state-market continuum?
1 hr 30 min

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It is really unfortunate that the Census is being given a quiet burial.  I am equally intrigued by the complete silence of the Opposition on this issue. 
Padmini Swaminathan, Chennai

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Arup Kumar Sen , Kolkata

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Future of Liberalism in India by Shruti Kapila

Modifying the Wildlife Protection Act by Nitin Sekar and others

Review of Harmony Siganporia's 'Walking from Dandi: In Search of Vikas' by Sudhir Chandra

Poetic Traditions and Inter-community Relations by Amit Basole

Higher Education in India by Satish Deshpande

02 Sep 2022
Surrogacy biomarkets in India; Abortions in India; Hindutva in the North East; and more
05 Aug 2022
The Symbolism of Hate; Reconceptualising Women’s Work; The Narmada Andolan; & more
01 Jul 2022
The Social Experience of Heat; The Smoke and Mirrors of Casteism in the US; The New Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan Debate; and more
03 Jun 2022
The disruption in higher education in India; Hindutva in Karnataka; Karnataka Hijab Ban; and more
06 May 2022
Making sense of Covid-19 death estimates in India; The end of a political model in UP; Kashmir: Loss, memory and a shared history
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