A ‘Feminist’ Server to Help People Own Their Own Data

Feminist servers could help people own and manage their own data while empowering vulnerable communities to create and store their knowledge. What is a feminist server, and can everyone own their own server?

What 70 Years of Ordinances Tell Us About the President’s Powers

While the President’s power to issue ordinances was intended to manage emergency situations, ordinances are not rare. President Droupadi Murmu’s election is historic; how she deals with ordinances will be an important aspect of her tenure.

Harnessing the Power of Collaboratives for Social Impact: 5 Things to Know

In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced in most parts of the world, including India, and changed how people, communities and organisations function. There is...

Rantas and other Enslaving Bogeywomen: Muslim Girlhood in Kashmir

The myth of the Rantas tells Kashmiri girls and women: beware of yourselves.

Transitioning into the Development Sector? Here’s What You Should Keep in Mind

The post-COVID trend of professionals exploring a second innings in the social sector is a welcome development, but this transition can be daunting and unsatisfactory unless one is prepared for what’s in store. Hear what a few of those who have embarked on this journey have to say.

Customers Are Central to the Gig Economy. Will We Use Our Voice to Fight...

It is all-too-convenient to ignore the fact that the little brightly-coloured delivery executive icon riding through the map on our mobile screens is actually a human being who deserves respectable working conditions, at the very least.
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The History of Political Violence in West Bengal

Is political violence an unavoidable part of West Bengal? How can we understand the violence that occurred after Mamta Banerjee's TMC won the state elections?

Stories of Struggle and Development: Collective Entrepreneurship Can Do Wonders for Women in India

Collective social enterprises give women the much-need space to innovate and experiment with their entrepreneurial inclinations, thereby allowing rural women to enter non-traditional spaces and livelihoods. This potential for self-growth is often under-estimated.
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Open Access Chronicles: Moving Beyond One Nation One Subscription with Madhan Muthu (Chapter 11)

Hosted by Sourya Reddy Edited by Nidhi Rejithlal A lot has been spoken about India's ambitious One Nation One Subscription policy, by us in previous videos...
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On Writing Ground Stories from Home

I move between worlds. Anybody who reads, watches movies, or writes, would know what I mean. Physically, you’d be occupying the space around you,...