Walking a political tightrope

Yambem Laba Manipur is today out of bounds for almost all mainland Indians who wish to visit it overland without identification papers. They are routinely halted at the Mao Check Post on the Manipur-Nagaland border by Manipur Police and made…

Before lynching of 2 in Assam village, rumour that fuelled mob: ‘There is a kid inside the car’

Dateline: Panjuri Kachari (Karbi Anglong): Shattered glass on the road, blood stains on a bamboo fence and a pall of gloom is what remains at the picturesque Panjuri Kachari village in Assam’s Karbi Anglong district. A day after 2 men…

On a slippery slope

Prasenjit Biswas Recent developments in Assam pose a serious threat to the stability of the Sarbananda Sonowal-led BJP Government, as its main ally, the Asom Gana Parishad, is simmering over the Centre’s proposed Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016. In its draft,…

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…