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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,...
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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...

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...
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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...

‘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...

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...

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...