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Dissent and Solidarities: Analysing Free Speech for Environmental Activists

This is not the first time that this government has tried to muzzle free speech under the guise of applying "reasonable restrictions". What's more,...

How Do You Teach Students to be ‘Good’ Indian Citizens?

On the 20th of November 2020, the Ministry of Education released NEP-friendly revised guidelines for a flagship education policy: Ek Bharat, Shrestha Bharat (EBSB)....

Politics Of, By, and For the People: Developing Democracy in 21st...

I want you to meet Razia. A 10-year-old girl born in the village of Nayabans, in Uttar Pradesh. She belongs to a Dalit-Muslim family....

Involving Local Participation: What the EIA 2020 Could Have Done

Part 1 of "Shrinking Negotiations" gave us a snapshot of a glaring gap in the Draft Environment Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 notification. If passed,...

Why Democracy May Not Save India From the Climate Crisis

Authored by Shantanu Kishwar Given the apocalyptic atmosphere that grips Delhi as toxic smog descends over the city every winter, it is unsurprising that pollution...

How the Ease of Doing Business is Stifling Environmental Democracy in...

Written by Arpitha Kodiveri  Against the backdrop of an overwhelming pro-Modi-mandate, the BJP-led government has been working on several amendments during the election period. The...

Tracing FC Barcelona’s Tryst with the Catalonian Movement

2017 will go down as another important year in Catalonian history as Catalonians went to vote on a referendum that decided whether they continued...

Rodrigo Duterte’s War on Drugs: Mass Murder or Effective Solution?

Researched and written by Sabhya Kumar.  In May of 2016, Rodrigo Duterte was voted to power in the Philippines. The former mayor of Davao was...

Catalonia Referendum: Addressing Both Sides’ Democratic Arguments

Researched and written by Manas Dutt.  Following the self-determination referendum vote on October 1st triggered by the Generalitat de Catalunya, Catalonia is no longer split...