A new research project that examines the impact of surveillance on women offers wider answers about the relationship between data, power and autonomy.
The arrival of Adityanath as chief minister is the clearest sign that the BJP as well as its parent, the RSS are thinking of an agenda that goes far beyond just winning elections.
What should you do if you don’t want to sign up for Aadhaar?
Gorakhnath’s inclusive legacy of promoting Muslim yogis is fading away, with many giving up their sarangi in the face of societal apathy and opposition.
Mediations are only fair if both parties are equally powerful – which isn’t true for the Babri Masjid case, particularly in Adityanath’s UP.
From mandatory Aadhaar and compromised tribunals to opaque political funding, this year’s Finance Bill has it all.
‘Faced with a fork in the road in 1961, the world chose the wrong path to deal with nuclear weapons. Today, we are at another crossroads,’ says senior Indian diplomat.
We now see Indians turning upon Indians in methodically targeted ways, in some cases with guns or whatever crude weapons they can lay hands on, in some cases with black paint, in some cases with the simple device of numbers known as a mob.
In a mental landscape increasingly dominated by the ephemeral nature of ‘Breaking News’, Larsen C exemplifies a global warming trait difficult to get our heads around.
Across Peru, dozens have been killed and tens of thousands displaced after sudden warming of Pacific waters off the coast unleashed torrential downpours in recent weeks
At least nine Africans have been seriously injured in multiple attacks over the last two days.
The Cherenkov Telescope Array, which India has invested in, will improve upon the data from Indian instruments like MACE and HAGAR.
Media reports in support of Aadhaar claiming that lakhs of ‘ghost students’ avail midday meals are based on unverified claims, not serious investigation.
As it loses physical ground, ISIS is encouraging sympathisers to carry out unconventional ‘lone wolf’ attacks in their own neighbourhoods.
More French citizens are leaving the UK than ever before given uncertainty over their future status and amidst rising anti-French racism.
One of the founders, Benny Tai said the activists might plead guilty to the charges in a spirit of civil disobedience.
The wide-ranging order is the boldest yet in Trump’s push to cut environmental regulation to revive the oil and gas drilling and coal mining industries.
With his elevation to the Congress top post imminent, many feel Rahul Gandhi will fail as successive debacles have shown he is not fit for the job.
On Monday, it emerged that executives of Russian state development bank Vnesheconombank (VEB) had talks with Kushner during a bank roadshow last year.
No injuries had been reported so far but the storm was travelling southwest so slowly that weather forecasters said cyclone conditions could persist for as long as 24 hours.
The debate and discussion that went into this Bill stand in stark contrast to other recent ‘backdoor’ parliamentary decisions, such as the Finance Bill.
It takes months of hard work to find water in Sivagangai, Tamil Nadu. Meet the people who dig wells for a living.
Aadhaar is premised on the infallibility and security of an individual’s biometric data – her fingerprints and iris scans. But this is just a myth.
The use of nuclear weapons – arguably the most devastating of all weapons of mass destruction – is currently not necessarily prohibited under international law.
Flamingoes have been known to fly into high-tension wires strung over saline wetlands, where the birds like to feed, but efforts to take the wires down have seldom succeeded.
Even the middle class in Egypt cannot afford the constantly increasing food prices, and are saying that they don’t know how long they can bear it.
The single-minded focus on GDP growth ignores the low income and, consequently, poor demand potential of the bulk of India’s population, downplaying the ill effects of poor policymaking.
Is India ready for this high-speed transit system? Or are there cheaper upgrades to the current rail network that would be more sensible?
SEBI should put its own house in order before embarking on measures aimed towards greater financial-isation of the commodities derivatives market.
A film festival seeks to generate debates about human rights abuses around the world and their impact on human lives.
In oral observations, the court also noted Aadhaar can’t be made mandatory for social welfare schemes but could be required for non-welfare schemes.
At IIT Gandhinagar, Dalit artist-activist Shambhaji Bhagat and his troupe sang songs of protest, turning performance into resistance.
The latest in a series of meetings will see the two countries sign a number of agreements on political and economic matters.
“This seminar is not organised to raise an alternative narrative but to raise the true nationalist narrative in our educational system,” RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said during the proceedings.
“Simple ‘copy and paste’ actually worked very well for him because he did not have to write anything new for his paper as his results had nothing new.”
While there are some striking similarities, the Netherlands’ participatory representative democracy highlights what’s missing in India, especially when the space for debate and discussion is increasingly under siege.
Only 16.5% of workers in India earn a regular wage.
None of the people charged with securing the rights of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers are from the communities that depend on the rivers for their livelihoods.
Vappala Balachandran speaks to The Wire about his book ‘A Life in Shadow: The Secret Story of ACN Nambiar’.
On Day of Crucial Maldives Parliament Vote, Nasheed Accuses International Community of Turning a Blind Eye
The vote to remove the speaker was an important test for the newly formed alliance between ex-president Mohamed Nasheed and former dictator Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, with an eye on the 2018 presidential elections.
While the case may have been stalled due to political pressure, SEBI’s decision shows that Reliance should have acted in a more even-handed manner.