Ideas

The Art of the New Wilderness

Edward Burtynsky’s astonishing photographic series China Recycling maps waste. In them,  he provides a frightening visual reminder of a civilisation – human, that is...
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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...
Reservations

Analysing Affirmative Action: A Question of Morality?

Written by Aarushi Aggarwal Anita (name changed), a girl from the General Category, is a student at a reputed Indian university. In a recently concluded...
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Moving Beyond a Unidimensional AI Arms Race

Written by Swagam Dasgupta  “Artificial intelligence is the future, not only for Russia but for all humankind,” said Putin via live video to Russian students...

Of Race, Religion and a Pandemic: Understanding Islamophobia in Assam

The detection of the COVID-19 hotspot at Tablighi Jamaat at Nizamuddin Markaz in New Delhi led to a surge of Islamophobic expressions in Assam....

Why Democracy May Not Save India From the Climate Crisis

Authored by Shantanu Kishwar Given the apocalyptic atmosphere that grips Delhi as toxic smog descends over the city every winter, it is unsurprising that pollution...
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...
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Decoding the ‘Saudi-Iran Game of Thrones’

Written by Sabhya Kumar. The Middle East is infamous as a hotbed of continuous conflict. In most cases of unrest, Iran and Saudi Arabia can...

Of Monsters and Men: JNU v/s the Anti-national State

Written by Sourya Reddy  The day is like what’ve come to expect of any other in Delhi: filled with unease and tension over where the...
Electronic Walls: Protecting Ourselves in the Absence of Digital Privacy The Bastion

Electronic Walls: Protecting Ourselves in the Absence of Digital Privacy

Written by Karthik Sundar  Cambridge Analytica’s utilization of data in the Brexit and Trump campaigns was shockingly effective. Through an app called “thisismydigitallife” developed by...