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The pandemic, the climate crisis, and crisis in agriculture call for sustainable solutions, which are acknowledged by NITI Aayog, but did not find a thrust in the budget. A positive growth in agriculture during the pandemic shows its resilience, but it is...
High deficit has no fiscal costs if it can be substantiated with increased public investment or “output gap” reduction. When the monetary policy stance has limitations in triggering growth through liquidity infusion and the status quo policy rates, “fiscal dominance”...
On 21 December 2020, three global academic publishers filed a copyright infringement suit against free-access online repositories, Sci-Hub and Library Genesis (Libgen), in the Delhi High Court. The three top-tier publishing houses publish scientific and academic journals and titles including the...
With the lowering of global crude prices in recent months, the expectation was that this would benefit the users of petroleum products, especially in the industry and transport sectors, and the consumers. This expectation has so far been belied. The...
Reflecting on the restriction of women’s agency to exclusive platforms in rural North East India, this article locates women’s agency in common resources, which define their sociocultural identities. The exclusivity of common knowledge, skills, practices, resources, and social security has...

The year 2020 forced us to revisit the question of what “home” means to us. Six articles published...

Since its inception, Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code, which punishes sedition, has been a...

Firms can avoid taxes legally, even though it is well understood that tax payment is a fundamental and measurable behaviour towards society. In this paper, we elucidate such legal provisions in the...
The Indian tea economy is undergoing acute transformations, with the divestment of tea companies from plantations leaving thousands of plantation workers jobless, and small tea growers struggling...
Whether the “practising Adivasi” or the practitioners of traditional knowledge are subjects of different rationality is examined here. Through a study of the Lepcha traditional practices in the east...
In the current controversy about the national song, the general assumption seems to be that the song 'Vande Mataram' reflect nothing more than an uncomplicated love for the motherland, and that it is...
The assault on students and faculty of Jawaharlal Nehru University has raised a number of questions about politics on the campuses of universities. When students protest the massive hike in fees and...
This article raises wider questions like whether the social sciences have been able to provide any meaning to the Covid-19 crisis by exploring the life worlds of body, time and nature. It also...
The dialectical process or dialectical method plays a crucial role in the philosophy of change or the philosophy of processes. It determines the subject and the activity of the subject which is...
In many ways the banking system in India, including the regulatory apparatus, remains a product of the planning years. It seems to be a system that was conceived for a world where people were...

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Brought to India from the tea estates of Sri Lanka, paan is a humble bread that tells the story of Indian Tamils who migrated to Ceylon as indentured labour.
Diverse experiences of partition are spoken about in a limited manner, resulting in a conscious silence.
At the root of sexual harassment in the arts is an unquestioning culture of subservience.

Read our coverage on farm laws

Agricultural market reforms recently enacted by the National Democratic Alliance government reflect the Bharatiya Janata Party’s determination to introduce agrobusinesses into agriculture and push...
Suggestive content or procedural violation—what makes the BJP ’s farm bills more contentious?
Farmers’ refusal of the Supreme Court committee marks an astute recognition of democratic values.
In September 2020, the Bharatiya Janata Party government pushed the passage of three farm bills in Parliament. The bills, which are deemed anti-farmer, are facing opposition from farmers and state...
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