Upinder Singh, author Political Violence in Ancient India, on how religions sanctioned war and aggression in ancient India.
Preaching radicalism from the pulpit is easy; turning identity into a weapon for shutting down debate when it makes you uncomfortable is not a hallmark of courage, but a sign of anger without self-introspection.
Can journalism and activism – usually seen in contradiction to each other – overlap without undermining the objectivity of the journalist?
There is a backstory to the heinous murder of a fearless journalist but the future script is in all our hands.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly talked about the importance of ‘cooperative’ federalism. But his party’s actions show that this is merely lip-service.
What does it mean to spend days, months, years – an entire lifetime even – in forced exile?
Let’s not harbour illusions about what constitutes corruption. Political corruption includes using the state to organise violence or doing nothing in the face of killings.
There is a new element, a twist, in the age-old tale of discrimination and exploitation in India – and that element is rage.
How do we as a society engage with the disappeared?
Prashant Bhushan talks about his book which documents the Supreme Court proceedings in the landmark Indira Gandhi vs Raj Narain case that shaped India’s political history.
Trump’s barrage of offensive remarks reflects the misogyny prevalent in American society, which, unfortunately, is unlikely to go away even if he loses.
The relative marginalisation of Pansare’s work is likely a consequence of the larger unquestioned practices that have become normal fare in communist parties today.
The hallmark of the toady in the present Indian context is to eliminate his/her own identity and dissolve into the image of Modi himself. Chamchagiri, or toadying, is a vehicle to quick elevation in the power structure,
In our contemporary age of instant polling and surfing headlines, there is a great need to be responsible about the first impression that headlines create.
In its bid to collect money, University of California, Irvine is ready to focus on donor driven projects that fulfill no academic purpose