Ideas

The Genius of Market Fundamentalism

The genius of modern neo-liberal economics is that its ideas have been sold to us by those in power over the last few decades...

The Bastion Dialogues: Kanchi Kohli

Kanchi Kohli (KK) is a researcher and writer working on environment, forest and biodiversity governance in India and their interface with trade and industrialization....

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...
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),...
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...

Viva la Educación: Educating for Democracy

Authored by Upasna Sachdeva  As student protests boil over the country, I am reminded of the Chinese curse, “May you live in interesting times.” For...
Football VAR

VAR: Does the Scoreline Reflect the Game?

Written by Govind Narayan  The approval and subsequent utilisation of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) in the 2018 FIFA World Cup caused much furore, given...
India Education College

Fighting the Good Fight: Can Indian Liberal Institutions Stay True to Their Ideals?

Written by Tanvi Mehta  While creating the education system for independent India, the first Education Minister, Maulana Azad, shouldered the responsibility of creating an institution...

Of Syndemics and Stigma: Understanding COVID-19 Beyond the Pandemic

As we battle the pandemic, other factors beyond the biomedical come into play. These have to do with the social and life worlds occupied...

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...