Ideas

70 Years as an Indian: Why it is wrong to blame Muhammad Ali Jinnah...

Researched and written by Arjav Kulshreshtha Most Indians are familiar with the postcolonial narrative that the All India Muslim League had been demanding for the...

Why Subjectivity is Essential for the Media’s Objectivity

Researched and written by Aarathi Ganesan "It was hard to paint the world and men and, at the same time, to live with them.” ─Albert Camus,...
Stories of Kabeera The Bastion

Namma Metro Effect: Re-imagining Urban Development

Written by Goutham Nijalingappa  The Metro rail systems have found huge success as a public transport option in Indian cities. With more than 660 km of...

We Need To Start Talking About Teachers’ Mental Health

You must have heard the famous quote: “He who can, does; he who cannot, teaches.” Popularised by George Bernard Shaw in Maxims for Revolutionists, the...
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Catalonia Referendum: Addressing Both Sides’ Democratic Arguments

Researched and written by Manas Dutt.  Following the self-determination referendum vote on October 1st triggered by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Catalonia is no longer split...
Suraj Yengde

Dialogues: Dr. Suraj Yengde on Caste and Education

Suraj Yengde (SY) studied law in Nanded, Maharashtra. After spending a brief period of time at the University of Mumbai, he went on to...

The Bastion Dialogues: Aanchal Malhotra on the Partition and Oral History

Imagine a disaster has just taken place just outside your house. If you were given five minutes to evacuate, not knowing if you’d ever...

Mahatma Gandhi calls PM Modi: “Did you really mean Self-reliance?”

Mohandas Gandhi (MG): “Modiji, did I hear correctly? On 24th April you said that the biggest lesson of the COVID-19crisis is to move towards...

Of Politics and the Environment: Understanding India’s Need for Green Parties

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  “Future is Green, Green is Future”. These words greet every visitor of the India Greens Party’s website, one of India’s few...

Children in Shelter Homes Need Support During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Can you imagine sensing uncertainty and panic around you, but not being able to look to your family and loved ones for comfort? Can...