A Farewell to Arms?: The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture The Bastion

A Farewell to Arms? The Legal Battle Over Kodagu’s Gun Culture

Understanding the Context Located on the Western Ghats, Kodagu (Coorg) District in Karnataka is home to the Kodavas – a martial community of fewer than...
Forest Rights Act India

Whose Right is it Anyway? Decoding the Forest Rights Act

Understanding the Context The Supreme Court (SC) has been hearing a batch of petitions (Wildlife First & Ors v. Ministry of Forest and Environment &...

Bridging Sport’s Gender Wage Gaps: “Work” or “Worth”?

Understanding the Context Sports were a pretty big deal in Ancient Greece, especially in the city of Olympia. Some 50,000 spectators would pour into the...
The Price for a Healthy Public The Bastion

The Price of a Healthy Public

Understanding the Context India’s public healthcare system has struggled to fulfil its mandate of providing quality and affordable healthcare to its billion-strong populace. Since liberalisation,...
BCCY Scams Lodhi

The BCCI’S Autonomy is On the Fence

Understanding the Context It is difficult to put a finger on India’s obsession with cricket. Brought to the subcontinent by its colonial rulers, cricket is...

Criminal Defamation Amidst #MeToo: a Necessary Evil or an Anti-Democratic Tool?

Understanding the Context For the past century, freedom of speech has been popularly identified as a hallmark of any strong liberal democracy. In a political...
EWS Reservation

Public Good, Private Responsibility? The RTE’s EWS Reservation

Understanding the Context The Right to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act was hailed as a monumental intervention to increase access to education. However, it...
AAPka Big Brother? The Bastion

AAPka Big Brother?

Understanding the Context Developed in the late 1970s, Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras have spread from their initial use in high-security zones such as banks...
National Education Policy

Should the NEP Prescribe a Three Language Policy with Hindi?

Understanding the Context On the 31st of May 2019, the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) released the Draft National Education Policy (NEP), a comprehensive...
Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition? The Bastion Red Fort

Monument Mitras: Preserving National Heritage or Furthering Corporate Ambition?

Understanding the Context The  ‘Monument Mitra’ is a plan of action devised by the BJP government to contain and control the systemic decay and deterioration...

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