Hindutva Neoliberalism: When Crony Capitalism Meets Ethnic Nationalism
The Modi government in India is perfecting a specific variant of neoliberalism that marries an ethno-majoritarian state with a corporate-dominated capitalist order.
Feminisms, Not Feminism: Towards a Pluralistic Movement for Gender Equality
The longstanding movement for gender equality has always had many socio-political strands. Without recognising them, feminism cannot truly flourish.
Democracy: A Scientific Perspective
Natures loves entropy (disorder). Democratic systems go against that to reduce entropy and bring stability to otherwise disordered social orders.
Beyond Hanging and Lynching: Why India Needs to Move Towards Restorative Justice
Like always, many, including progressives, have demanded the capital punishment and even mob lynching for the Hathras gangrape-and-murder case accused. But harsh punishments don't deter crime.
Shashi Tharoor and the Politics of Postcolonial Disavowal
Despite his seemingly liberal virtues and anti-colonial positions, the Indian politician and public figure is firmly rooted in a politics of elitism, denial and immorality.
NATO, Quad, D-10: Say Hello To the Neo-Imperialist Troika
Imperialism never died. Powerful Western organisations like the NATO continue to propound it in full measure through new geopolitical formations.
Periyar, a Progressive Iconoclast Like No Other
The founder of the Dravidian Movement left behind a critical legacy of social and political emancipation that today's progressives have much to learn from.
In Defence of Utopias
The multi-dimensional crisis that the Coronavirus pandemic has spurred reaffirms the importance of utopias as a tool for progressive social change.