ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846


Rohith Vemula's suicide has catalysed a countrywide movement against discrimination on campuses.
Mumbai's landfill fire shows that Indian cities are at sea with garbage.


What impact has the award of the Fourteenth Finance Commission had on the resources and spending of state governments? Does it necessarily have to lead to a decline in outlays in the social sector? An illustrative and preliminary exercise for Bihar.

Special Articles

This paper examines a long-running debate over Marathi shuddhalekhan, or orthography.


The recent elections to urban local governments in Uttar Pradesh showed an astonishing increase in Muslim representation.


On 7 June 2013, a 20-year-old second-year BA student, while returning home from the college, was dragged to an abandoned factory, gang-raped and killed at Kamduni, a village in North 24-Parganas District in West Bengal.

Book Reviews

One Hundred Years of Servitude: Political Economy of Tea Plantations in Colonial Assam by Rana P Behal, New Delhi: Tulika, 2014; pp 387, Rs 765.

Review Issues

While it is recognised that diversity in housing tenure options is a key enabler for low-income families to enter and engage with the urban economy, public housing providers and policymakers claim there are several impediments to the provision of subsidised rental housing.

Special Issues

The law and policy frameworks for allocation or reallocation of water to different uses, or within a category of use, remain underdeveloped in India.
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