There are claims that the roots of democratic institutions can be found in ancient India. Studies have shown that such institutions have existed not only in India but also in other parts of the world. No one society can claim it was the ‘mother’.06-Feb-2023
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"'We the People' need to stand up to collectively raise their voices and demand that the central government and its functionaries stop the…
Regulations to maintain standards of PhD programmes have led to the curbing of university autonomy.
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If you know little of hockey and you watch an international game with a group of spectators who know just as little, it is a special experience especially when…
When the political times change, the civil servants learn to adapt. In the Old Testament the rule was to do nothing; in the new you learn to cook (not fry) a…
A YouTube channel with more than a million followers is participating in the current surge in competitiveness of Indian chess. Chessbase India has a host,…
The (erstwhile) Empire is under threat and the old heroes are recruited once more to vanquish the enemy. Their bravery is not to be questioned but there is a…

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Ecological Crisis in the Himalayas by Ravi Chopra 

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India's Urdu press; India’s growth story; The rise of fascism; Shaheen Bagh; & more
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Indian Democracy’s Paradoxical Moment; Triumph of the Political Party in Public Office; Global Hunger Index: Misplaced Debate and Ignoring Priorities; and more
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The turbulent future of higher education in India; Supreme Court's expansion of abortion rights; The first biography of George Fernandes; and more
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Labour room violence; The life of Agyeya; The Census of India; and more