Human Face of Open-Cast Coal Mining in Jharkhand
Coal mine workers continue to die, either in accidents in mines or because of the impact on their health of poor working conditions. A description in 8 photos from one coal field in Jharkhand
The Silence and Symbolism of Hate
Hate crime laws can be effective only if the legal system engages with how strategic silences and symbolic language often render hate speech elusive, slippery, and impenetrable to legal consequences.
Reconceptualising Women’s Work in the the National Sample Survey
A good approach to build a new framework for measuring women’s work better is for the National Statistical Office to accept the definitions and categories recommended in 2013 by the 19th…
The Narmada Andolan in the Words of Adivasi Leaders
An account of the Narmada Bachao Andolan’s activities woven from the memories of two Adivasi activists, who were in the midst of it all, provides rich insights into the movement and gives voice to…
Supreme Court Endorses Enhanced Powers of Enforcement Directorate
The court accepted the government’s contention that the ED's powers did not need further checks to place it at par with the standards of justice applied in other criminal trials.
The Stranglehold Continues at the WTO
The World Trade Organization may have given up on its ambitious trade agendas of the 1990s, but its decisions on individual issues continue to be controlled by the US and the EU. Despite public…
D. Ravi Kanth
The Quiet Violence of the Remaking of Mumbai
An online exhibition on the transformation of Mumbai explores how the marginalised populations in the city have experienced the upheavals and how they have responded.
Through a Glass, Clearly
A memoir that 'dwells on the determination, grit and creativity of ordinary people who come together in a battle waged on multiple sites, in public and private spaces: courts, mandal and…
Are We Ready for the Digital University?
The government is pushing ahead with its plans for a digital university; elsewhere it is pressing universities to offer online courses. Norms are being diluted and EdTech is becoming a central player…
India that is not a Hindu Rashtra
What India needs now is not a ‘Bharat’ of ‘Indic Consciousness’, but a Union of States that will deliver gender equality, climate justice and social inclusion.
The Message from Agnipath: India Can’t Afford the Military it Needs
The signals that the Agnipath scheme sends to India’s adversaries is that under the current dispensation India is unable to provide for the armed forces what the country needs to meet its strategic…
The Right Lessons to Draw as India Overtakes China's Population
India will become the world’s most populous country earlier than anticipated. It would however be counterproductive to take coercive steps towards population control.
Christophe Z. Guilmoto