Ideas

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...
RTI vs. RTP

Friends or Foes? The Right to Information vs. The Right to Privacy

Written by Anushka Jain The government’s push to make Aadhar an integral part of the Indian’s daily life has seen a lot of opposition. At the...

What the Humanities Can Teach Us During a Pandemic

Epidemics and pandemics are humanitarian crises and hence the subject of the Humanities, as much as they are the subjects of biomedical situations, biologists,...
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Can the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan Pull Manual Scavengers out of the Gutters?

Co-authored by Simran Taneja and Avantika Bunga  Every year since 2014, during the weeks approaching October 2, in addition to the values, morals and politics...

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...

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi: What lies beyond the Mahatma?

Researched and written by Arjav Kulshreshtha.  M. K. Gandhi, also known as Gandhiji, was born on 2nd October 1869. He was the leader of India’s...
The Bastion

Of Stigma and Sterilization: The Layered Stigmatization of Women With Disabilities

Co-created by Avantika Bunga and Tia Matthew  Meera* is a young school-going girl, who uses a wheelchair. Her school van fetches and drops her home...

Environment as a Journalism Beat, In Post-Independence India

There is a photograph from 1973, that I consider to be an iconic image. Taken in Uttarakhand’s Garhwal, it depicts four women, facing the...

What if We Could Pay Farmers to Grow and Protect Forests?

COVID-19 is a global tragedy. However, what is of greater concern is that the pandemic is merely a symptom of a much larger problem:...
AAP Education Atishi

Students First: Using Education as an Electoral Platform

Written by Rizowana Hussaini  As the early morning buzz settles in on the narrow alleys of Sangam Vihar, Delhi, uniform-donned students rush inside the gates...