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...

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...

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,...
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...
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...

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...

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...

Disease Surveillance in India: From SARS-CoV to COVID 19

Amid COVID-19, disease surveillance and early warning detection mechanisms have gained importance across the world.  In India, the role of tracing the outbreak of diseases...

The Great Indian Dream

Written by Shashank Mattoo  In 1867, Dadabhai Naoroji coined the phrase “drain theory”. In the broadest sense, it referred to how colonists like the British...

The Women Leading the Anti-CAA-NRC Protests

Featured image taken at the Shaheen Bagh protests in January 2020.  Seen together with the NRC, NPR, and the political majoritarianism spreading across the country,...