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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?

COVID-19 Crisis: The Stark Difference Between Donald Trump and Italian Leaders

During a crisis, the words of a leader matter. And the American President isn't doing great on that front, unlike his Italian counterparts.

What Will Narendra Modi’s Victory Mean for India?

As the Hindu Nationalist leader returns to power for a second straight time, much remains at stake.

Will Modi Win?

The Bharatiya Janata Party's fortunes in the 2019 general election could swing both ways.

Is Imran Khan the Man That Pakistan Needs?

So far, Imran Khan has stood out as a leader. It remains to be seen if he goes down as Pakistan's main man in times of crises.