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,...

Children in Shelter Homes Need Support During the COVID-19 Lockdown

Can you imagine sensing uncertainty and panic around you, but not being able to look to your family and loved ones for comfort? Can...

Of Politics and the Environment: Understanding India’s Need for Green Parties

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  “Future is Green, Green is Future”. These words greet every visitor of the India Greens Party’s website, one of India’s few...

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...

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...
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...

‘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...
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...

Going Up in Smoke: Probing the Resistance to Vaping & E-Cigarettes

Written by Tanay Gokhale  Research by Avantika Bunga  This article, published in July of 2019, has been subsequently updated to reflect recent legal developments related to...

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...