Prisoner of Gender

Madhusudan Ghosh Gender inequality is one of the major challenges facing India’s policy-makers who are trying to achieve ‘a faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth’. For growth to be inclusive, the people, irrespective of gender, must have the opportunity to…

Why India needs to address data flow issues, quick

Sharmila Nair Eliezer Yudkowsky once said “Artificial Intelligence is not settled science, it belongs to the frontier, not the textbook”. One of the reasons for Artificial Intelligence (AI) not being a settled science is that its growth is incumbent on…

When all hell breaks loose

Patricia Mukhim For the people of Meghalaya, it is sometimes easy to think that we have come a long way since 1979 and have left the past behind but the wounds of those years don’t heal easily, especially for those…

Deforming services in the name of reform

Aarti Khosla The latest attempt being made to interfere with the recruitment process of All India Services and other Group A services is ill-advised. It will cause more harm than good. Taking the Foundation Course training marks into account to…

Power Relations in Monalisa Changkija’s Poetry

A Sentiyula Abstract This paper attempts to critique Monalisa Changkija’s poetry based on Michel Foucault’s Power-Knowledge theory. Foucault believed that where there is power, there is resistance. Power as a tool to control people is exercised both through theory and…

What lies beneath

Lalita Nijhawan The Church seems to have led the media by the nose in helping build a Congress-Communist narrative that dragged the RSS into the Tuticorin protests. The coverage by the national media of the protests in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu,…

Anatomy of Corruption

Arup Maharatna That India is gripped by an overarching predicament of rising corruption, defined squarely as misuse/abuse of public power/ authority for private gains, is a banality. Parliament has been known to be like a club of the super-rich: one…

Fighting air pollution the green way

D.V. Subramanian The World Health Organisation recently released a list of the 20 most polluted cities, 14 of them Indian cities. Kanpur, Delhi, Varanasi, Patna, Patiala, Faridabad figure here. Delhi has been in the news for more than a decade,…

Education for change

JS Rajput Environmental education as a separate subject shouldn’t fall victim to the need for reducing the curriculum load. The subject is vital for comprehension of existing global concerns A major policy issue that has been pending for over two…

Astonishing feats of Modi govt

Sanju Verma Four years into power, Modinomics has worked wonders. Most crucial among a plethora of reforms undertaken by the Narendra Modi Government has been its resolve on the NPA mess — the worst legacy of the erstwhile Congress-led dispensation…