Ideas

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,...

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...

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...

‘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...
Mysore Tipu Sultan

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...

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...
India Drugs

Breaking The Habit: Rehabilitating Drug Addicts in India

Written by Kartik Sundar  The streets of Asawarpur in rural Haryana are few among many in North India which are afflicted with a growing drug...

Clicking, Waiting, Praying: The Mantras of Hindu Tech Startups

Written by Krishna Akhil  “Software is eating the world” is the tagline of the prominent Silicon Valley investment firm Andreesen Horowitz. Trite and techno-deterministic as...

Painted in Hypocrisy: Outrage Over the Yulin Dog Festival

Written by Shantanu Kishwar Disclaimer: This article contains explicit images that may not be suitable for all audiences. Viewer discretion is advised. The Yulin Dog Festival...

No Work From Home

Modi’s Janata Curfew on this Sunday was welcomed with what can only be described as rabid energy; the fake news marshalls forwarded messages about...