Ideas

Too Good to be True? Exploring India’s Refreshed Relations with Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka’s tryst with destiny began in 1948. The island nation, separated from India by the Palk Strait and Gulf of Mannar, has since...

The 2020 Delhi Riots: The Anatomy of Violence in the City

In what already seems like a lifetime ago, Delhi was burning. This was before the country went into a lock down in an attempt...

Politics Of, By, and For the People: Developing Democracy in 21st Century India

I want you to meet Razia. A 10-year-old girl born in the village of Nayabans, in Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a Dalit-Muslim family....

Dialogues: Dr. K.S. Chalam on the Political Economy of Caste in India

"The characterization of caste as division of labourers does not fully explain the discriminatory and unpaid labour of untouchables and artisan castes in the...

The Validity of Damore’s Claims: Comparing Apples and Oranges

Researched and written by Ayan Tandon The recent controversy at Google wherein employee James Damore expressed his apprehensions regarding Google’s diversity programs has garnered much...
Rethinking Education

How the Educated Lack an Education

Written by Rhea Narayan Kuthoore  A vital organ of society has been decaying over time. If you are reading this piece, you were probably thrust...

A Reprehensible Republic: Republic TV’s Hollow Coverage of the Abrogation of Article 370

In any healthy democracy, the mainstream media is entrusted with the role of a watchdog, expected to always hold power to account. Unfortunately, much...
RTI vs. RTP

Friends or Foes? The Right to Information vs. The Right to Privacy

Written by Anushka Jain The government’s push to make Aadhar an integral part of the Indian’s daily life has seen a lot of opposition. At the...

Lessons from Another Disaster: Revisiting Kachchh Amidst COVID-19

As humanity struggles to stay standing after the knock-out punch delivered by COVID-19, it may be useful to look at how we survived previous...
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Sparking a Conversation: Ethos of National Anthems

In the next video in our 'Sparking A Conversation' series, Ali Khan Mahmudabad explores the ideas behind a country's national anthem. Should it be law...