August 6, 2021

August 6, 2021

Issue Articles

Evolution of Demographic Thought and Concern for Human Well-being

Demography has been detached from political theory and political economy, and population is now considered a part of the problem. A new chapter emphasising the economic value of a population is emerging, but the approach needs to be people-centric.

The Global Minimum Corporate Tax: Not High Enough, Not Fair Enough

‘While the global minimum tax proposal is a step forward, that step is disappointingly short of what is needed and possible.’

A Disaster Foretold

Aesthetics and ecological crises in Delhi
Delhi's rapidly changing relationship with its ecology has privileged the middle class. The city's transformation into an inequitable and exclusive place increasingly makes it a harder place, an uncivil city, for the poor.

WhatsApp in India

A Tale of Big Tech, Privacy Violation and Government Control
The ongoing tussle between the Indian government and social media companies has compromised the data integrity & privacy of citizens. We need an ecosystem of innovation and regulation to keep in check the unrestricted data powers of Silicon Valley giants.

A Stray Problem

Managing human conflicts with dogs
Misguided compassion towards street dogs often leads to major human-dog conflict and worsens the problem. Every action of individuals or animal welfare organisations must be carefully thought through, ensuring the welfare of both people and animals.

Is it a Case of 'Meat-versus-Planet'? Lessons for the Global South

Claims that the livestock sector is a high emitter of greenhouse gases have led to calls for moving towards plant-based diets. These prescriptions rest on flawed assumptions; they also ignore the nutritional needs of the working poor in the Global South.

5 July 2021

The day Fr. Stan Swamy died marked a collective national failure; we are all guilty of his death, either by omission or by commission. We now need symbolic as well as bold gestures to reclaim the moral ground we ceded on 5 July 2021.

The Nation State and Modern Sport

'National feeling is not something that has been injected into sport by swaggering players, corrupt politicians, and a scheming media looking to boost ratings; it is native to modern sport, something that is built into its historical evolution.'

Fr Stan Swamy: A Prophet who was a Threat to the Powerful

Fr Stan Swamy's struggle was for justice for the poor and for an India in which all people are equal.


Stan Swamy: The Church’s Revolutionary

Stan Swamy’s mortal remains have been placed reverently with proper dedication. We all know that his spirit and commitment will...

Plant-based Diet isn't Best for Nutrition and Combating Climate Change

The article “Is it a Case of 'Meat-versus-Planet'? Lessons for the Global South” by Aravindhan Nagarajan (9 July) provides important arguments...

Letters 12 July 2021

Need for justice
The article by Peter deSouza on the death of Fr. Stan Swamy (5 July 2021) moved me a lot, touching...

Decline of the Indian Liberals’ Democracy

Suhas Palshikar’s “Understanding the Downslide of India’s Democracy” (7 May 2021) is an attempt to understand what is wrong with...
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