Ideas

Customers Are Central to the Gig Economy. Will We Use Our Voice to Fight...

It is all-too-convenient to ignore the fact that the little brightly-coloured delivery executive icon riding through the map on our mobile screens is actually a human being who deserves respectable working conditions, at the very least.

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...

Why The Superhero vs Scorsese Episode Is Actually About Co-Existence in Cinema

“But that’s not cinema.” When Martin Scorsese uttered these four words, he probably didn’t know he was entering the volatile ring of millennial outrage, a...

The Bolsonaro-Modi Affair: Defining Development this Republic Day

Jair Bolsonaro, as you must have read, is India’s guest for the Republic Day parade, and the third Brazilian President to be invited. Given...

Can Gamifying Education Improve Learning Behaviour?

Growing up, I was a fairly intelligent child who enjoyed studying social sciences and English. I performed decently in Mathematics too, but my efforts...
India

When Things Go East

As New Delhi welcomes the ten leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), the emergence of the ‘Asian Century’ is becoming increasingly visible. In...
Parth Shah The Bastion

The Bastion Dialogues: Parth Shah

Parth J. Shah (PS), Founder and Chairman of the Centre for Civil Society and the Director of the Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP),...

African Swine Fever, COVID-19, & Floods: How NGOs & Volunteers Are Organising Relief During...

While the country tackles the pandemic, in Assam, COVID-19 is just one amongst three disasters the state has faced this year.  Early in February, Assam...

The COVID-19 Battle: Pandemic v/s Privacy

The events following the global spread of COVID-19 have put governments on high alert. This has prompted a variety of initiatives to combat the...
Climate Change

Digging Deeper: The Relationship Between Climate Change & Capitalism

Written by Manas Dutt It is Al Gore’s almost two-decade-long, irrefutable and inconvenient truth that climate change is set to alter the planet radically if...