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Far From a ‘Black, Feminist Icon’: Behind Kamala Harris’ Media Image

After her election as the new Vice President-elect, the former California Attorney-General is being hailed as a Black-feminist icon by many. But a close look at her career reveals a darker picture.

Book Review | Supriya Gandhi’s Biography of Dara Shukoh Separates the Man From the...

In 'The Emperor Who Never Was', Gandhi brings out the complexity of one of Mughal India's most-remembered personalities.

Why Jacinda Ardern’s Landslide Victory Is Significant for New Zealand and the World

The New Zealand Prime Minister's victory as the leader of the country's Centre-Left party in the recent elections is good for liberal-centrist politics worldwide.

Experts Weigh in on the Trump-Biden Presidential Debate

Three experts delve into issues of Supreme Court, race and election integrity that Donald Trump and Joe Biden raised during Tuesday's debate.

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.

The Rich and Progressive History of the Begums of Bhopal

The Begums of Bhopal combined energy and dedication with progressiveness surpassed by very few.

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, a Ruler for the Masses

Shivaji was a complex and rare figure in Indian history, one who subverted the diktats of his times, but stuck to some puritan traditions.

Why One of Three African Candidates Fits the Bill as the New Head of...

Of the three Africans currently in line to become the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala is the best fit.

Groundless Optimism, Propaganda and Hopelessness: Modi’s India is a Bleak Place

Prime Minister Narendra Modi represents the great contradiction of Hindutva politics. He promises hope and 'good days', but peddles falsehoods and hubris.

How World Leaders Are Communicating With Their People During COVID-19

A crisis demands effective and precise communication by leaders. How are world leaders faring on this as COVID-19 brings humanity to its knees?