Return of the Taliban

September 1, 2021

Apratim Mukarji For the second time in twenty years the dreaded Islamist fundamentalist force, the Taliban, have returned to power, the first time in 1994-96 by waging war against the Afghanistan state then run by the Burhanuddin Rabbani-Ahmad Shah Massoud government and this time, in the August of 2021 through a machivellian combination of warfare […]

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On Restoring Growth of Indian Economy

July 2, 2021

by Atul Sarma & Shyam Sunder In one of her interviews with the media around the release of the fourth quarter growth of 2020-21 at 1.6% by the NSO, the Finance Minister asserted that all that need to be done for restoring growth has already been done in terms of budget proposals under Union Budget […]

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Has Stalin set tone to revive fight for federalism advocacy, state autonomy?

June 4, 2021

By Lakshmi Subramanian DMK’s views on federalism in the last 3 weeks seem to have irked Stalin’s detractors. On June 3, when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin was going around Chennai to pay tribute to his father, M. Karunanidhi, on his 98th birthday, Tamil Twitter was trending hashtags on the late DMK chief, sending […]

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क्यों भाजपा का हिंदुत्व तमिल पहचान के सामने विफल है?

March 19, 2021

विग्नेश कार्तिक के.आर., एजाज़ अशरफ़ तमिल जनता की मिली-जुली संस्कृति/पहचान और समाज के अलग-अलग समूहों को एक साथ लाने वाली ऐतिहासिक प्रक्रिया भाजपा की राजनीति के ब्रांड के लिए अभिशाप है। प्रधानमंत्री नरेंद्र मोदी की चुनाव होने वाले राज्यों में दखल को संक्षेप में परिभाषित किया जाए तो वह यह कि: वे आते है, भाषण […]

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Farm laws and the corporate salt

February 27, 2021

– By Manjunath If the Indian agriculture is the gamble of monsoon, ‘Sarna’ is the choicest bet for the farmers of Chhattisgarh. The Chhattisgarh farmers opt growing this thick rice variety abundantly not to sell in the open market but to the government at the Minimum Support Price (MSP). This high yielding variety but least […]

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You don’t Know Anything About That Other ‘Religion’, Mr Minister!

February 10, 2021

Sri Ram Pandeya A union minister tweeted the following a few days back: “Playing 109 balls to score 7! That is atrocious, to say the least. Hanuma Bihari has not only killed any Chance for India to achieve a historic win but has also murdered Cricket.. not keeping win an option, even if remotely, is […]

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Kerala CM Vijayan:Babri Masjid demolition wounded nation like assassination of Gandhi

October 2, 2020

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said, “The demolition of the Babri Masjid is not just a destruction of a mosque – it is an unparalleled crime that has deeply wounded the country like the assassination of Gandhi,” Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said that it was unfortunate that criminals in the case were not punished. […]

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Umang Library Lecture series:7- Quivers of the Vacuum and the Roots of Matter :Story of the Quantum Field Theory

September 29, 2020

by Dr. Ravi Sinha In this lecture we take you to the deepest layers of the microcosm where vacuum becomes an active participant in generating the fundamental properties of matter. This is the story of the discovery and the chiselling of the “jewel of physics” – the most successful theory in science where theory matches […]

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August 26, 2020

NIVEDITA MENON AND ADITYA NIGAM This post is jointly written by NIVEDITA MENON & ADITYA NIGAM Bloomsbury India has withdrawn the book Delhi Riots 2020 in the face of massive outrage at its publication. While we commend Bloomsbury’s decision to withdraw, we also note that its statement explaining this act ends with the the following sentence: ‘Bloomsbury India strongly […]

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An unfair edge

August 25, 2020

Sevanti Ninan    The crony State helps create monopoly. If you want to bring powerful private players to heel, you cannot afford to be a soft State. That is as true of tackling the media and the digital economy as it is of  banking and industry. The antitrust hearings, which played out in the US legislature […]

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