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Sri Lankan Peoples' Protests of 2022: The Present from the Past
The protests that have swept Sri Lanka for months, threatening the existing order, did not emerge out of thin air. They may have been sparked by an immediate economic crisis but they are a part of a…
The Coming Disruption in Higher Education in India
The New Education Policy does not look to build on existing strengths in higher education. Instead, its aim is total disruption: a drastic modification in the meaning of higher education itself and…
Hindu Spiritualism for a Neoliberal Age
The rise of tele-gurus signals a Hindu spirituality that resonates with the language of global capitalism, political Hindutva, and cultural consumption.
Surya Prakash Upadhyay
Kashmir: Loss, Memory and a Shared History
‘Is there something in the shared, yet dissimilar, histories of Kashmiris that might yet contain the hope of a more viable future, with all its challenges and difficulties?'
Making Sense of Covid-19 Mortality Estimates for India
The government should not issue bad-faith rebuttals of international Covid-19 mortality estimates that challenge official figures. It should instead release data that could better resolve…
What Went Wrong with the Samajwadi Party and What Should it do Now?
Akhilesh Yadav and the SP have paid the price for going into a shell after the 2017 defeat in the Uttar Pradesh elections. The party needs to be on the streets as it used to earlier and it needs to…
How a Village in Delhi Influenced Public Healthcare in India
The periurban space of Najafgarh has been a site of continuous experimentations in delivering rural primary healthcare since the 1930s. The model of the health visitor developed there has worked its…
The Perils of the Digital University
Without proper regulatory clarity and oversight, the emerging policy on online education threatens to turn the university into a shell institution, commandeered by industry for profiteering.
The Many Lives of Rani Gaidinliu
The Sangh Parivar's valorisation of Rani Gaidilniu is a rare instance when a tribal leader from the North East is celebrated as a national icon over and above other — often Christian — leaders…
How Income and Caste Can Affect CLAT Performance
The results of India’s tough Common Law Admission Test are unequal in socio-economic terms, highlighting the deleterious effect that a candidate’s low income and a low caste can have on performance.