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

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Anatomy of Corruption

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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…

The seething state

Pratap Bhanu Mehta The controversy in Assam over amendments to the Citizenship Bill 2016 may not make national headlines. But it has the potential of becoming a perfect storm in the near future. The BJP’s own ally, the AGP, several…

Government is stalling science in India

Bikash Sinha Former President APJ Abdul Kalam once said, “Politicians spend half their time on politics and the rest of the time on development.” That perception no longer holds good: more time is spent on politics and less on development.…

Disoriented education

Saumitra Mohan There was a time when the Indian students pursued education to learn skills and acquire knowledge. The pursuit of learning then was not about cramming by rote, but was directed towards the acquisition of wisdom and thus to…

Ghettoes of the mind

Making several mistakes at once Mukul Kesavan In India, the words Muslim and ghetto seem to go together. The word ‘ghetto’ comes from medieval Venice where it was used to describe the quarter of the city where Jews were required…