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Not Just Agriculture, the Farmers’ Protests in India Are Also About a Weakening Federal...

The NDA government's new agriculture laws are yet another stride towards greater centralisation of power at the union level.

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.

Podcast | Can Assamese Subnationalism Counter Hindutva Nationalism?

Angshuman Choudhury speaks to Abhinav Borbora about the complex relationship between Assamese and Hindutva nationalists.

The Sinister Politics Behind Assam Education Board’s Syllabus Cutdown

AHSEC's deletion of chapters on caste, women's equality, minority rights and others reflect the Hindutva regime's twisted political agenda.

Amir Khusrau, AR Rahman, Ebrahim Alkazi: Three Ways of Being Indian

The three legends have come to signify the centripetal and centrifugal currents in Indian cosmopolitanism - an impulse that seems to be fast disappearing today.

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.

Jamia Millia’s Seminar on ‘Discipline in Universities’ Warns of a Foucauldian Dystopia

On 8 September, Delhi's Jamia Millia Islamia university hosted a webinar on disciplining university students. It produced some shocking discourses on control and surveillance.

In Assam, Popular Support for the NRC Has Echoes of Thomas Malthus’ Overpopulation Prophecy

The manner in which Assam's headcount exercise is justified borrows from Malthus' theory on overpopulation.

Forget ‘Act of God’, India’s Finance Minister Should Use ‘Karma’ to Justify Government Failure

The Indian finance minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, recently blamed the ongoing economic crisis on god. Blaming it on 'Karma' could be more effective.

Notes from Arakan I: Of Double Names, Refugee Camps and Loaded Histories

Khin Zaw Win recalls his recent journey to Myanmar's westernmost state ravaged by a twin crisis of armed conflict and a raging pandemic.