Scheduled Tribes (ST)
The Woes of Puducherry
In Puducherry, local politics has stifled the development of democratic institutions such as local bodies. Like other union territories, it has become a test-bed for neoliberal reforms.
Aazam Abdul Nisthar
Who is Indigenous in Assam? Politics in the Vernacular
Claims to Indigenity in Assam are usually treated with sympathy. The exceptions, though, tell their own story.
Was India the Mother of Democracy?
There are claims that the roots of democratic institutions can be found in ancient India. Studies have shown that such institutions have existed not only in India but also in other parts of the world…
Migrants and Minorities in Ceylon: Lessons for the Present
Sri Lankan politics bears the mark of a century of anti-Tamil policies. A majoritarian outlook has helped Sinhalese groups gain power, grow corrupt and weaken democracy.
Ritesh Kumar Jaiswal
Nitish Kumar's New Innings: What's in it for Bihar?
Nitish Kumar has had no inhibitions in swapping allies in order to remain atop Bihar as 'Mr Good Governance'. But can he reverse the rot in the state?
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…
The End of a Political Model in Uttar Pradesh
The BSP’s strategy of combining a core base with moneyed candidates no longer works in Uttar Pradesh. The BJP has crafted a new winning formula that uses only elements of this old model.
Seven Medallists at Tokyo, Seven Hundred Crowd the Podium
The Indian athletes at Tokyo gave it all they could but a familiar ugliness has surfaced after the event. Officials, politicians, and sponsors are jumping on to the bandwagon of the medallists, while…
The Politics of Language in Assam
Language has been at the heart of political debate in Assam since the formation of the British colonial province of Assam in 1874, then through the turbulent decades leading to Independence, the…
The Fault Lines in Tamil Nadu that the DMK Now Has to Confront
The DMK faces new challenges in expanding social justice alongside economic modernisation: internal fault lines have emerged in the form of cracks in the Dravidian coalition of lower castes and there…
Scheduled Tribes (ST)