April 7, 2023
A New Era for Women’s Cricket or a Poor Sequel?
The ongoing Women’s Premier League shows that creating a tournament with a high standard of competition has taken a backseat as gimmickry takes over cricket. Much like the IPL was pitched as an “…
India’s Geo-Economic Foreign Policy
Economic considerations are now driving India’s seemingly adroit steps in the foreign policy arena. Foreign policy has become a tool through which India is absorbing critical economic pressures, and…
How India’s First Conservation Success Came to Be
India’s first conservation success - the rhino in Kaziranga - came from sustained measures by Assam’s political class and by accommodating rural rights. In the 1970s, such models gave way to more…
Caution Needed in Developing Lithium Deposits in Jammu and Kashmir
Proving India’s lithium deposits would be a boost in the arm for the country’s ambitious net-zero-emissions plans. But lithium mining could itself contribute to ecological degradation.
Ajmal Khan A.T.
Do India’s Urban Poor Have a Distinct Politics of Their Own?
To counter the exclusionary nature of the state, the urban poor have to constantly develop new tactics to claim citizenship and welfare benefits.
Chavali Phanisri Soumya
Contours of Media Control in India
The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government continues to aim for narrative control of the media. Since print and television news have already been coopted and no longer pose a problem, the effort now…
Overcharging during the Pandemic: Private Hospitals in Maharashtra
A survey of pricing practices in private hospitals in Maharashtra during Covid-19 brings out the extent of price gouging that took place in spite of government attempts at regulation.
Tiger-Charmers of the Sundarbans
The tiger-charmers of the Sundarbans have been seen by forest guards and scientists as unscrupulous. But the islanders argue that tiger-charmers are able to better communicate between human and…
Joshimath: An Avoidable Disaster
Joshimath has been sinking slowly for years due to various reasons, but the recent accelerated sinking may be due to the execution of major projects. Little has ever been done to mitigate the causes…
India’s Growth Trajectory: Insiders and Outsiders
‘India is Broken’ indicts all but a few from the political leadership for India’s economic failures. Does it fail to account for the challenges of building unity in a segmented society? Does it under…