As a rush of countries seek to join BRICS, can it become the voice of the Global South by rediscovering the spirit of Banding 1955? And can and will India lead the Global South in BRICS by reinventing Jawaharlal Nehru’s vision of an alternate just and equitable world order?26-Feb-2024
There are two interconnected root causes for the travails of Bihar’s school education system—a paucity of resources and ineffective policies. There is a…
Andhra Pradesh has taken a significant decision to give formal ownership titles to the holders (mainly Dalit farmers) of lands assigned to them decades ago.
The “average farmer” label does not mean much in India when income levels vary greatly across farming families in states. When we put down how much different…
High temperatures have unequal impacts on household consumption across India and thus widen socio-economic inequality. To fight this, the country’s climate…
A rendition of ‘Abide With Me’ for modern India.
The tendency of the human mind, whether fighting for personal territory or fighting for justice, is to create an enemy: self vs the other, us vs them. good vs…
In their different ways, two recent novels about living in urban India, 'Quarterlife' and 'History’s Angel', urge us to recognise, in the…
The Meos of Mewat who suffered so much in the recent violence in Nuh, Haryana, have a history of seeking to live in peace. A writer discovers her grandfather…

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