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How COVID-19 Is Changing Indian Federalism

In India, the COVID-19 pandemic has strengthened the centre's authority and expanded its reach.

Poetry Resurrects Itself: Translation of Two Poems by Jyoti Prasad Agarwala

Translations of two poems by the doyen of Assamese literature.

50 Years of Bank Nationalisation Ordinance: How Indira Gandhi Steamrolled A Law Into Effect

On 19 July 1969, the Indira Gandhi government attempted to nationalise 14 commercial banks through executive fiat, but not without legal hassles.

The Hagia Sophia Reconversion Is a Cynical Undoing of What Turkey Used to Be

The recent reversal of Istanbul's Hagia Sofia to the status of a mosque from a museum is just the latest manifestation of Erdogan's conservative-authoritarian politics.

Where Does the Congress Party Stand on NRC, CAA and Clause 6 of Assam...

The party's position on the citizenship crisis in Assam reeks of ambivalence and doublespeak.

#BlackLivesMatter: What the French Revolution Tells Us About Destruction of Statues

Do acts of desecration convey violence alone or can they be seen as calculated political statements?

Protest Music and Style Iconoclasm in the Times of Celebrity Activism

Many celebrities have expressed solidarity with the #BlackLivesMatter movement. But how genuine or meaningful is their anti-racism activism really?

Why We Must Speak up for Akhil Gogoi and Other Jailed Political Activists

As the Indian government puts political activists in jail amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it is on the people of India to speak up to protect democracy.

Why India Should Not Postpone the Women’s Reservation Bill Anymore

The long-pending draft law is an absolute necessity in a country like India where women continue to be denied equal opportunity in every sphere.

You Can’t Breathe, We Are Blind

I am not a hypocrite, India is just not the same, as the west.