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Customers Are Central to the Gig Economy. Will We Use Our Voice to Fight...

It is all-too-convenient to ignore the fact that the little brightly-coloured delivery executive icon riding through the map on our mobile screens is actually a human being who deserves respectable working conditions, at the very least.
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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...
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Dialogues: Dr. Suraj Yengde on Caste and Education

Suraj Yengde (SY) studied law in Nanded, Maharashtra. After spending a brief period of time at the University of Mumbai, he went on to...
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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...

As We May Teach: Where Does All the Ed-Tech Data Go?

This article is the first instalment of Aparna Ramanujam's two-part series 'As We May Teach' which evaluates the privacy concerns and cognitive learning aspects of...

The CAA+NRC Protests: Who is the New Opposition in India?

Authored by Aarathi Ganesan Protests are erupting all over the country, some peaceful, some violent. Some feature students, others citizens, and some, according to the...

Clicking, Waiting, Praying: The making of the techno-scientific professional priest

This article is the second in a series by Krishna Akhil on the efforts of companies to enable Hindu devotees to have access to...

Threats Looming in Gilded Waters: Tussle for Indian Ocean Domination Strains Sino-Indian Relations

Researched and written by Vansh Chaudhary. In 2008, China sent a naval task force to the Gulf of Aden as part of a multilateral anti-piracy...
Kartikeya Sarabhai

The Bastion Dialogues: Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Sarabhai (KS), Founder and Director of the Centre for Environmental Education (CEE), is one of the world’s leading environmental educators. A Padma Shri...
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The History of Political Violence in West Bengal

Is political violence an unavoidable part of West Bengal? How can we understand the violence that occurred after Mamta Banerjee's TMC won the state elections?