Persistence of Food Insecurity and Malnutrition
Hunger and malnutrition have worsened in India with the onset of the pandemic, but the information we have points to a deterioration even before Covid-19.
April 1, 2022
Gutting India’s Public Sector Vaccine Makers
India's once-thriving public vaccine manufacturers were absent during the pandemic. This was not due to a lack of capability. The problem has been active neglect by the government .
How Income and Caste Can Affect CLAT Performance
The results of India’s tough Common Law Admission Test are unequal in socio-economic terms, highlighting the deleterious effect that a candidate’s low income and a low caste can have on performance.
Ambika Tandon discusses reproductive health surveillance in India
In this episode on reproductive health surveillance, we’re joined by Ambika Tandon who is a researcher with the Centre for Internet and Society, New Delhi.
Experiments in Education: The early years of Visva Bharati and Dacca University
In 1921, Bengal witnessed the foundation of two universities: Visva Bharati and Dacca. The early years of the institutions give us a portrait of two unique models of education, learning, and pedagogy.
Kaustubh Mani Sengupta
Reason for Revolution: Looking back at Aijaz Ahmad
A personal remembrance of Aijaz Ahmad, scholar, thinker, Marxist, communist, and one who tried so much to make India his home but was not allowed to.
Is Digital the Future of Money?
Crypto currencies are the product of innovations in digital and financial technologies. They can improve speed transparency, and reduce costs, but cannot eliminate national currencies. A discussion…
Aayush Rathi talks about health information systems and surveillance in India
In this episode, we’re joined by Aayush Rathi who is a researcher with the Center for Internet and Society, and has previously written on welfare systems and digitisation. He discusses health…
Why Feeding Monkeys is Bad for Forests
"The next time you feel the urge to feed an animal, either to pay obeisance to a deity or to help a ‘starving’ animal, please ask yourself if your action could have unintended consequences,…
Abi T. Vanak
The Great Trial of 1922
Exactly a 100 years ago, Gandhi was sentenced by a court for ‘sedition’. Its memory makes us revisit the Non-Cooperation Movement, which introduced mass politics into India.
Venu Madhav Govindu
Top-down Approaches to Health do not Work
Government programmes for the indigenous that do not listen to and involve the local communities will not succeed in improving wellbeing.
Mathew Sunil George