Street Vendors During The Lockdown

The nationwide lockdown was accompanied by brutal evictions carried out by the police of poor street vendors all across the…

Adrian Dcruz       Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Statement by PEN Delhi In Solidarity With Assamese Poet Nilim Kumar

PEN Delhi stands in solidarity with Assamese poet Nilim Kumar who is being targeted by a youth organization in Assam,…

PEN Delhi       Monday, July 13, 2020

Addressing The Concerns of Informal Waste Pickers: A Call For Intervention

Rahees Khan, a waste picker in Delhi says that “Currently, the major necessity is not just food but also the…

Shalaka       Monday, July 13, 2020

Statement by PEN Delhi in Solidarity With Journalist Patrica Mukhim

PEN Delhi expresses its deep concern at the intimidation that Patricia Mukhim, editor of The Shillong Times, is being subjected…

PEN Delhi       Saturday, July 11, 2020

IBC Amendment Ordinance, 2020 – Opening A Pandora’s Box?

The COVID pandemic has impacted not only the medical frontier but also businesses, financial markets and the economy, both nationally…

R. Vishnu Kumar       Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Assault on the Rule of Law and Article 19 of the Constitution of India

This statement by our group of former civil servants arises from our deep concern at the assault on the Rule…

Constitutional Conduct Group       Monday, July 6, 2020

जातिवाद वहाँ, सांप्रदायिकता यहाँ, लेकिन हमारा भी दिन आएगा

सर्दियों की एक साफ़ सुबह। मैं अपने काम पर जा रही थी. बहुत सावधानी से गाड़ी चला रही थी. क्योंकि…

डॉ. सैयदा हमीद और रेयाज़ अहमद       Saturday, July 4, 2020

Mobility In Urban India; Innovative Solutions Required

What will be the future of urban mobility, now, during the pandemic and post Covid-19? There are no definitive answers…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Friday, July 3, 2020

The Unending Dehumanisation of Kashmiris

In an episode of the popular British sci-fi TV series Black Mirror, the military equips each of its soldiers with…

Parsa Mufti       Thursday, July 2, 2020

Crisis of Accountability and Transparency Under the NDA

At the time of the framing of the Constitution, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, while stating his preference for a parliamentary form…

Aadrita Das       Thursday, July 2, 2020

Debunking False Information About PM CARES Fund

The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations (PM CARES) fund, a public charitable trust, has of late…

Pranjal Agarwal       Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Is India Ready For A Demographic Transition?

The Samruddha Bharat Foundation recently released the third volume of its Rethinking India series titled ‘Reviving Jobs: An Agenda for…

Sai Anurag       Monday, June 29, 2020

Planned Investment In India – Story of Inclusivity Nipped In The Bud

Many elections in India have been fought on the issue of eradicating inequality. We have had slogans emphasising the same,…

Arun Khobragade       Saturday, June 27, 2020

Unrest Brewing in Lock(ed)down India

For most humans the most important motivations in life are related to their physiological needs (food, shelter, clothing), their future…

Avi Kathpalia       Friday, June 26, 2020

The Hollowness of “Reach Out To A Mental Health Professional” Advice In India

The tragic death of young actor Sushant Singh Rajput has once again brought into public attention — even if it…

Ajay Gulzar       Friday, June 26, 2020

Analysing The Politics of Nitish Kumar

Nitish Kumar is a member of the legislative council for third consecutive term since he took oath of Chief Minister…

Dr. Nawal Kishore       Friday, June 26, 2020

Risk of NCDs And Concern For Aged Population In The Pandemic

Nearly 213 countries and territories around the world affected by the Coronavirus are struggling to overcome the pandemic, which is…

Dr. Rajesh Raushan       Friday, June 26, 2020

PSBs Merging Amidst The Pandemic: Will It Help?

On 30th August 2019, the Finance Minister announced the merger of several Public-Sector Banks (PSB). The amalgamation of 10 public…

Nibu Pullamvilavil       Friday, June 26, 2020

Whither The Congress?

There is a particularly virulent wild shrub in Maharashtra, which magically crops up everywhere. No matter how many times it’s…

Pushparaj Deshpande       Friday, June 26, 2020

An Indecent Proposal

The Indian army smells an opportunity in using the ‘rise of nationalist and patriotic sentiments’ to cut costs and also…

Apoorvanand       Friday, June 26, 2020

Online Teaching: A Stark Pedagogical Issue For Margins

The unprecedented crisis of the Corona pandemic not only affected the health and economy but it also severely affected the…

Dr. Kalu Naik       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Technology For All: How Data Commons Can Make It Happen

Most debates about data in India are about privacy. This is understandable, as surveillance is a major risk for anyone…

Jaai Vipra       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Is this ‘Bangaru’ (Golden) Telangana?

On 02nd June Telangana State celebrated statehood day and the people of the state also celebrated 06th anniversary of the…

Dr. Chiguru Prashanth Kumar       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Migrant Workers Stuck In A Quagmire

The Supreme Court has finally passed the desired judgement, though too late, on the travel of migrant workers back to…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Why Not The Kerala Model?

In India’s own literal backwaters, a small state has been quietly endeavouring, with an astonishing degree of success, to restore…

Giri       Thursday, June 25, 2020

Congress-Left-Civil Society Unity Need of the Hour

Just before lock-down a group of veteran activists singly and in twos and threes met general secretaries of the three…

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The Costs of A Pandemic

In 1897 in Maharashtra the colonial government introduced the Epidemic Diseases Act to deal with bubonic plague that swept the…

Neera Chandhoke       Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Corona Pandemic and Atrophy of India’s Federalism

In this unprecedented crisis of the Corona pandemic, the last two and the half months have been quite tough for…

Dr. Amrita Mondal       Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Indigenous Collective – International

“We are an informal international collective of Indigenous persons, friends of the indigenous, activists and scholars deeply engaged in the…

The Indigenous Collective – International       Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Structural Failures of The NDA’s Governance

India has finally overtaken China, not in its economic prowess but in the number of COVID cases which exceeded over…

Dr. Sirivella Prasad       Wednesday, June 24, 2020

‘Breathe, Can One?’

157 years ago, a short speech made at Gettysburg, brought a war-torn country back to its senses. Abraham Lincoln, assassinated…

G. N. Devy       Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Ode to Corona: The Queen

It is a jungle of loneliness that one leaves behind, Moving to a hollow forest of thought where sunlight never…

Robin Gupta
      Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Calling of the Times: Challenging the Anti-Poor Post-Truth Politics

The insensitivity with which the RSS – BJP led establishment is behaving towards marginalized majorities, i.e., the migrant workers during…

Vijay Pratap       Saturday, May 30, 2020

Why Varanasi is central to India’s Civilisational Ethos

Nesting peacefully on the banks of the Ganges, Kashi, more commonly known as Varanasi or Banaras, is a city that…

Lenin Raghuvanshi       Saturday, May 30, 2020

How the BJP has Milked COVID-19

Rahm Emanuel once argued that “you never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by…

Pushparaj Deshpande       Saturday, May 30, 2020

नेहरू बनने का कलेजा है?

आज नेहरूजी की पुण्यतिथि है। आज फिर उनके खिलाफ ट्विटर ट्रेंड कराये जायेंगे. उनको आज़ाद भारत का सबसे बड़ा खलनायक…

सौरभ बाजपेयी       Thursday, May 28, 2020

Lockdown, Unwanted Pregnancy and Demand for Maternal and Child Health Services: Concern and Future Strategy to Combat

Indian government decision on nationwide lockdown was right and important to check the spread of COVID-19 infections and fatality. The…

Dr. Rajesh Raushan       Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Distress of Migrants… and Their Dignity

Migrant workers, who until now were invisible to the state and the affluent in India, are receiving a lot of attention. Most…

Shantanu Maheshwari       Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Planet Earth is Closed For Temporary Repair

We truly live in dystopian times. Fearful of an invisible enemy, the whole of humankind is locked in. And yet,…

Dr Syeda Hameed       Tuesday, May 26, 2020

What to do about 122 mn unemployed?

Unemployment in India was already at a 45 year high in 2018; it has tripled since then to 122 million…

Santosh Mehrotra       Saturday, May 23, 2020

Is It The Beginning of An End of The Neoliberal Era?

People throughout the world are jostling with many ideas during the present pandemic. One of the main concerns of the…

Tikender Singh Panwar       Saturday, May 23, 2020