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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...
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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...
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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...

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,...

Against the Grain: How Students Are Supporting India’s Farmers (in Crisis)

Written by Evita Rodrigues  “Young people, I think, are more responsive to issues of justice. When something is unfair, the whole unfairness of the situation...
Suraj Yengde

The Bastion Dialogues: Dr. Suraj Yengde

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

Going Up in Smoke: Probing the Resistance to Vaping & E-Cigarettes

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Research by Avantika Bunga  This article, published in July of 2019, has been subsequently updated to reflect recent legal developments related to...
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A Deeper Look at Tipu Sultan’s Enigmatic History

Research by Ishita Dewan. Written by Arjav Kulshreshtha. On Tuesday, the Karnataka High Court turned down a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) which opposed the celebration of...
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Can the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Pull Manual Scavengers out of the Gutters?

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Avantika Bunga  Every year since 2014, during the weeks approaching October 2, in addition to the values, morals and politics...

‘Cricket Nationalism’ and the Northeast

Written by Tanvi Apte  India’s diversity needs no introduction. Languages, food, festivals, clothing and more, it would probably take a lifetime to count the assortment...