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Budget 2021: Yet Another Lesson in the Quackery of Hindutva Economics

This year's union budget is another pointed reflection of the Hindutva regime's delusion of economic progress and human development.

As Military Overthrows Elected Government, Myanmar Takes a Major Step Backwards

By taking over power from the elected civilian government, the Myanmar military just took the country back to a dark period of totalitarian rule.

Troubled Pasts, Uncertain Futures: Making Sense of Rakesh Tikait’s Muzaffarnagar Legacy

The farmer leader from West UP, who is currently leading the anti-government protest at Delhi's Ghazipur border, has a troubled legacy of sectarian riots. How does one read that in today's context?

Statement: PUDR Condemns the Continued Incarceration of Munawar Faruqui

People’s Union for Democratic Rights (PUDR) condemns the continued jailing of comedian Munawar Faruqui for jokes he did not crack.

Healing Through Poetry: Reading Shamayita Sen’s ‘For the Hope of Spring: hybrid poems’

Healing is a constant process, and poetry is certainly a means by which Sen hopes to embrace it, especially during the ongoing pandemic.

The Trump-to-Biden Moment Should Be About Systemic Change and Democratic Reforms

This is the time to undertake sweeping structural reforms that will prevent figures like Trump from returning to mainstream American politics.

How Nationalist Indian Newspapers Remembered Lenin After His Death in 1924

The Russian revolutionary might be seen as a 'foreigner', 'terrorist' and what not in today's India, but obituaries that nationalist newspapers published after his death tell a different tale.

Why We Need to Talk About Gender Mainstreaming in Water Policy

The fields of study and policymaking on water have traditionally been dominated by men. This needs to change, and shifts are already visible.

Vested Political Interests Continue To Scuttle Demand for ST Status in Assam

Six communities in Assam have been demanding the Scheduled Tribe (ST) classification since decades, but political parties haven't done much. The current BJP-led state government has been delaying it too.

Beyond the ‘Final Letter’: The Different Meanings of Rohith Vemula

Rohith Vemula, in his life and death, inspired a renewed anti-caste movement amongst Dalit-Bahujan youths and others across India.