A narrative history reminds us of the exceptional Westerners who, during the high noon of Empire, went against the tide to engage with India and fight for the country's freedom.
The uncritical tone of the NITI Aayog’s recent report on the gig economy in India and its belief that platformisation will create an inclusive working…
"It’s troubling that a well reasoned judgment of the Bombay HC acquitting Prof. Saibaba and others which pointed out to serious shortcomings in the…
The belief that goals can be independent of the means to pursue them assumes an all-powerful state capacity. The reality is that all policies entail…
The world is back in an ‘Age of Empire’. There are now Four Empires—the West or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, China, India, and Russia, all motivated…
On the welcome changes NEP aims to bring about as well as the formidable challenges that it faces in implementation.
1 hr 31 min
On the Ashoka edicts, TM Krishna sets the edicts to music and converses with Historian Nayanjyot Lahiri of Ashoka University.
45 min
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

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Suno India’s Menaka Rao speaks to Dr Rajib Dasgupta about the scientific mechanism of oral rehydration therapy and why it works to save lives during acute…
34 mins
Nitya Rao on translating 'climate change' into local vocabularies, increased labour burdens on women and girls during a crisis, and changing marital…
In this introductory episode of 'Becoming Modern', host Kiran Kumbhar talks with Suno India co-founder Padma Priya about the importance of knowing…
The second episode of 'Becoming Modern: Healthcare and History in India' is about one of the central challenges of writing any kind of history: how…
The (erstwhile) Empire is under threat and the old heroes are recruited once more to vanquish the enemy. Their bravery is not to be questioned but there is a…
"We were, in many ways, coached into listening—casually, closely, intimately, itinerantly—by the cassette tape. It made sound available to us beyond…
A photo essay on the struggles of Indians in cities and towns for existence and dignity as they negotiate their lives every day.
Sahir's lyrics for the Hindi film 'Didi' (1959) continue to have great contemporary relevance.

I am curious about how one would boycott an empire, as the closing statement recommends. Billions of people live - a few prosper but most suffer - in these…
Sara Abraham

Advocate Indira Jaising's tribute to Elabehn Bhatt is significant for several reasons. Apart from highlighting the fact that Elabehn "saw more than one law…
Padmini Swaminathan, independent scholar, Chennai

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

In his review of Arkotong Longkumer’s book, The Greater India Experiment: Hindutva and the Northeast, Richard Kamei has enlightened us about the penetration of…
Arup Kumar Sen , Kolkata

To be published soon

Global Recession by Partha Ray and Parthapratim Pal 

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

Reintroduction of the Cheetah by Raza Kazmi

04 Nov 2022
The turbulent future of higher education in India; Supreme Court's expansion of abortion rights; The first biography of George Fernandes; and more
07 Oct 2022
Labour room violence; The life of Agyeya; The Census of India; and more
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
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