The fields of study and policymaking on water have traditionally been dominated by men. This needs to change, and shifts are already visible.
In the past few years, several instances of friction between state governors and elected governments have emerged. What do they mean for this peculiar constitutional office?
Rohith Vemula, in his life and death, inspired a renewed anti-caste movement amongst Dalit-Bahujan youths and others across India.
By breaking up rural agrarian communities and handing over land to corporates, the new laws could forever invalidate harvest festivals like Lohri, Sankranti, Bihu and Pongal.
The longstanding movement for gender equality has always had many socio-political strands. Without recognising them, feminism cannot truly flourish.
The Pakistani state has used Buddhism to not just consolidate its own national identity as opposed to India's, but also to build bridges with Southeast Asian nations. At the same time, Buddhist heritage in the country continues face ruin and vandalism.
The BJP-led government, through a host of dubious legislative acts, has subverted the scrutinising powers of the Rajya Sabha on various occasions.