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Cauvery Verdict: 6 Articles to Contextualise the Water War

On 16 February 2018, the Supreme Court lowered the amount of Cauvery water due to Tamil Nadu, to 404.25 tmcft (thousand million cubic feet), from the 419 tmcft allotted by the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal in February 2007. The Court allotted Karnataka 270 tmcft of Cauvery water, which is 14.75 tmcft more than the Tribunal award. Through our archives, we trace an outline of the dispute.

Was There a Temple Under Babri Masjid?

Caste Reservation Is Called Death of Merit, But What About The NRI Quota?

Thinking About the Constitution of India: A Reading List

A series of articles from the EPW Archives examine the factors that shaped the making of the Constitution, how the Constitution has been amended and interpreted over the years and whether the spirit of the Constitution prevails in practice, when it comes to state violence, liberty and dissent.

How Has “Progressive” Thought About Homosexuality Evolved Since the 1990s?

A list of articles that discuss section 377, and to some extent, queer lives in India show how much the discourse around sexuality has shifted in the past decade.

The Aadhaar Game: Can You Survive This Maze To Reach Your Food Ration?

Who Benefitted from US Aid to Pakistan?

After putting Pakistan on notice through a tweet on 1 January, US President Donald Trump's administration suspended at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan, beginning from Friday 5 January, until Pakistan takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.

Is India’s Democracy in Jail, Asks Story of Qayyum Who Was Imprisoned for 11 Years in False Terror Case

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