January 15, 2018

It’s not unusual for a young lad to take law into his own hands, thus ending up in a police station. “Chacha Vidhayak hain,” he says, to show his political influence and to deter the Station House Officer (SHO), a.k.a the Thanedaar, from performing his duty.

It is an op...

January 15, 2018

According to The Economist, the world economy ‘will feel almost healthy’ in 2018. However, as is the case with business cycles, the decade long aftermath of the Great Recession, still felt in parts, has brought with it not just concrete signs of recovery, but ominous f...

January 15, 2018

India’s Tryst with film censorship

If all it took was an ‘I’ and a few not so necessary cuts to settle the Padmavat(i) fiasco, then there is a lot that is going wrong with the Indian cinema and more specifically, the Central Board of Film Certification. From Alam Ara to...

January 15, 2018

How the economics of rice making is probably bad for your health

Ever cooked a bulk of rice and left it to sit on your kitchen counter to have as leftovers with takeaway a day or two later?

Yes? Well you shouldn’t have!

Rice, a staple food in many countries around the glo...

January 15, 2018

Tackling Sexual Harassment in India

Bhanwari Devi was gang-raped in 1992. In 1997, the Supreme Court of India laid down the Vishaka Guidelines. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 then superseded these guidelines...

January 15, 2018

The Chinese Takeover of the United Nations

 

The supreme art of war, says the Chinese general Sun Tzu, is to subdue the enemy without fighting. The Chinese tradition of strategizing goes well beyond the popularly known annals of Confucianism. It lays the foundation of p...

January 15, 2018

What The Hell Is A Conservative Revolution?

In the early days of the still innocent year 2018, one video suddenly flooded my Facebook feed. Germany’s minister of transport and digital infrastructure, the conservative Mr. Alexander Dobrindt had given an interview in whic...

January 15, 2018

The Oxford dictionary defines a “Shackle” as a pair of fetters connected together by a chain, used to fasten a prisoner's wrists or ankles together or even as a situation or factor that restrains or restricts someone or something. This editorial is not just to emphasiz...

January 15, 2018

What drives North Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions?

The presidents of two highly- nuclearized states today are involved in an open clash of words, over an issue which is complex, sensitive and dangerous. President Kim Jong Un’s New Year’s Day address was marked by a lofty mess...

January 15, 2018

The legislative legacy of Emergency in India

Since 1947, emergency in India under Article 352 of the Indian Constitution has been declared thrice in 1962, 1971 and 1975. But most people just know about emergency declared on 25th June, 1975. It was the first and the last...

January 15, 2018

The Question of Animal Rights

The Holocaust was without question one of the greatest tragedies of modern history. Even using the broadest parameters, the death toll was around 6 million Jews, 17 million victims overall. Soviet Gulag Camps, regarded as embodiments of the...

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