In-Depth

The Regulatory Regime for Digital News Media in India — The story so far

Do the 2021 IT Rules actually emerge from a policy need? What types of risks do they pose to the fundamental rights of users and the freedom of our digital news ecosystem?

Trochus Trade in the Andaman Islands: How Top Shells from the Bottom of the...

This is the first instalment of a two-part series on trochus fishery and conservation in the Andaman and Nicobar islands. Click here to read...

Who Will Protect the Mental Justice of Deprived Communities?

Growing up, I would never have a fitting response for my school friends when they laughed at me for spending hours in line to...

Focusing on the Humans of Fieldwork Can Produce Better Quality Data

Data collection and surveys form the backbone of India’s social and development sectors. At a time when primary research on development issues is a...

Atwood’s Gilead: Is the 2019 Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill’s Blanket Ban on Commercial Surrogacy Justified?

Baby Manji’s birth in July, 2008, was the result of a contract between a Japanese couple and an Indian surrogate in Anand, Gujarat. The...

Shifting Sands: The Story of Adapting to Rising Sea levels in Odisha

I. Rising Sea Levels Escalate Adaptation Concerns for the East Coast of India Coastal areas are among the ecosystems most critically affected by climate change....

On The Road: Unravelling the Legacy of Migration from Fishing Villages Amidst COVID-19

When asking a non-migrant fisherman in Odisha’s Nua Golabandha about why so many fishers choose to migrate across the country, this is what he...

How Coastal Regulation Zones Can Help India’s Fishers Reclaim Coastal Commons

India’s vast coastline is home to diverse coastal landscapes and ecosystems. These ecosystems also form the backbone of the fisheries sector, which not only...

Learning Under Lockdown: Voices From Kashmir

Having lived in Kashmir as an educator, but not as a learner, Mubeen Masudi brings to the table a unique perspective on education. Although...

Lessons from Another Disaster: Revisiting Kachchh Amidst COVID-19

As humanity struggles to stay standing after the knock-out punch delivered by COVID-19, it may be useful to look at how we survived previous...