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We cannot negate determined acts of Indian Muslim women to wear the hijab as mere social indoctrination. At a time when being a Muslim is a significant threat…
05-Dec-2022
Most digital public goods disempower publics and distract from strengthening more fundamental democratic devices. It is time to design and manage them not as…
29-Nov-2022
'We would like to call upon the government and the courts to enable a wider process of evidence gathering and public consultation across the entire…
30-Nov-2022
The uncritical tone of the NITI Aayog’s recent report on the gig economy in India and its belief that platformisation will create an inclusive working…
25-Oct-2022
"It’s troubling that a well reasoned judgment of the Bombay HC acquitting Prof. Saibaba and others which pointed out to serious shortcomings in the…
20-Oct-2022
The belief that goals can be independent of the means to pursue them assumes an all-powerful state capacity. The reality is that all policies entail…
12-Oct-2022
The world is back in an ‘Age of Empire’. There are now Four Empires—the West or the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, China, India, and Russia, all motivated…
10-Oct-2022
India’s founding fathers and mothers contributed in multiple ways to the establishment of democracy in the country. Some of those mentioned by the prime…
05-Sep-2022
The globalised semiconductor industry is witnessing plans to build ‘national’ industries. For its part, India, must secure its place in the microchip value…
24-Aug-2022
What can the US judicial overturning of Roe v Wade tell us about reproductive decision-making and the law in India? Our histories might be different, yet they…
05-Jul-2022
India’s punitive demolitions bear striking resemblance to Israel’s tactics against Palestinians. The tragedy is that a significant chunk of the majority in…
21-Jun-2022
The higher judiciary must proactively exercise its powers to intervene suo motu to deal with a spate of incidents that rip the country's social and…
22-Jun-2022