Ideas

Kartikeya Sarabhai

The Bastion Dialogues: Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (KS), Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), is one of the world’s leading environmental educators. A Padma Shri...
Bengal Violence

The History of Political Violence in West Bengal

Is political violence an unavoidable part of West Bengal? How can we understand the violence that occurred after Mamta Banerjee's TMC won the state elections?

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...
Trump President

Donald Trump is a Child (And That’s Why People Love Him!)

Written by Aditya Srinivasan When faced with complicated questions, children offer the simplest responses. It is often endearing to watch a child stumble its way up...

Viva la Educación: Educating for Democracy

Authored by Upasna Sachdeva  As student protests boil over the country, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” For...

Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs: Mass Murder or Effective Solution?

Researched and written by Sabhya Kumar.  In May of 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was voted to power in the Philippines. The former mayor of Davao was...
Environment & Human Rights

The Fundamentals of Living: Human Rights and the Environment

Co-authored by Aarathi Ganesan & Siddhant Sachdeva  In the wake of worsening climate change, environmental degradation, and poorly regulated industrialization, a safe, healthy, and prolonged...
Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Waking the Sleeping Giant: Investigating the Logistics of Surveillance in India

Written by Anupriya Nair A report from the Reuter’s Institute found that at least 55% of English-language news readers in India are afraid of expressing...

The 21st Century Needs A New Story

The history of civilisation is the history of great stories. Great stories have been told to humans for hundreds of years. For example, the...
CSR

To Act or Not to Act? Changing Our Expectations of Corporate Morality

Written by Ashni Acharya Narratives shape us. A student studying at Plato’s Academy would not have the same notion of human rights as a student...