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The Pegasus spyware controversy, which involved the use of zero-click vulnerabilities to take control of android and iOS devices of many Indian journalists, human rights activists, and lawyers, has reached the Supreme Court of India. In an order in the case of Manohar...
Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently declared 15 November as Janjatiya Gaurav Divas honouring Birsa Munda’s birthday. Munda’s struggle against British authority was widely publicised in the media as the tribal’s most significant contribution to India’s independence. Yet, it is critical...
This article explores the spatial dynamics of COVID-19—with nationwide and partial lockdowns’ in its two waves, respectively—in India by employing the location quotient and univariate Moran’s I statistics with various variables representing spatial adjacency, proximity, population, population density, urbanisation, migration, and health infrastructure...
Do we have the right to ridicule? This question has become relevant in the present political context where members from different organisations are indulging in the game of ridiculing and counter-ridiculing. The Indian Constitution, however, does not allow the use...
S Irudaya Rajan and Udaya S Mishra write: The National Family Health Survey (NFHS)-5 is the fifth in a row to offer population and health indicators for Indian states and districts. Having commenced in the early 1990s, over the three decades of...

In this episode, we speak to Nitin Dhaktode and Aditi Priya about welfare schemes and the role of...

Tracing the history of land reforms in the island group shows how the previous administrations had...

This comic is based on Sharat G Lin’s paper, “ US Lying about Halabja: Justifying the Invasion of...

This paper attempts to understand the larger meanings that interlink social spaces of Dalits women...

The gradual evolution of industrial credit in India in the last three decades is examined against the backdrop of significant structural change in ownership and regulation in the Indian banking...
A pioneering study by 31 social scientists, across nine research institutes, on the status of social science in India revealed progress as the country ranked 13th in research output among the 26 most...
The study examines the determinants of price risk of the central government securities in India using their daily trading data comprising of 81,384 observations during the period 2011 to 2020. The...
This paper examines the role of 'Hinduism' in the course of socio-historical development in the Indian subcontinent, how there has been a gradual process of construction of a 'Hindu', community and...
The assertion of autonomous dalit women's organisations in the 1990s threw up several crucial theoretical and political challenges, besides underlining the brahmanism of the feminist movement and the...
Poverty as a concept is closely related to inequality. Given the average income level, a higher level of inequality (reflected by the usual measures) will tend to be associated with a higher level of...
On one hand the BJP defines SC, BC castes as Hindus, and on the other hy banning beef denies them their age-old food habits. If beef is banned it will he the beginning of the end of the country's...

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Much before the cell phone, the ubiquitous black rotary dial telephone sparked the imaginations of children in 1980s’ India.
A psychologist reflects on his experience of being a COVID-19 caregiver, juggling survivor’s guilt and a fear of infection.
A Twelve-Year Night is a compelling piece of art about the undying spirit of resistance in the face of authoritarian regimes.

Read our coverage on COVID-19 vaccines

The crisis of COVID-19 vaccines in India is a consequence of government policies dating back decades. Private foundations led by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have engineered a shift in...
The government’s narrative on vaccination should reflect sincerity, truth and transparency.
India’s COVID -19 vaccine policy betrays a lack of vision and social responsibility.
The two recent major decisions of the Indian health authorities regarding Covid -19 vaccination are problematic.
The Epidemic Diseases Act, 1897 and National Disaster Management Act, 2005 grant the Government of India a great deal of autonomy and control in declaring an infectious disease as a pandemic and in...
In granting EUA to vaccines, both urgency and adherence to protocol should be taken into consideration.
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