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A New India, à la Hindutva

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi laying the first brick of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the Hindutva political project has achieved one of its biggest milestones in de-secularising India.

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.

From Kuhn to Foucault: Probing the Complex Relationship Between Science and Society

At a time when more and more people in positions of power are peddling pseudo-scientific narratives, it is crucial to recall the philosophical moorings of 'scientific temper'.

Retributive Justice is the Product of a Capitalist Understanding of Crime and Punishment

The twisted culture of crime and punishment that also fosters extrajudicial justice are inevitable within a capitalist socioeconomic order.

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.

#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?

What the US Supreme Court Can Learn About Rights-Protection From Its Indian Counterpart

Recently, the US Supreme Court recognised gender identity as a ground for discrimination, but in a limited sense. The Indian Supreme Court has shown a better approach.

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?