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The University Grants Commission guidelines for pursuing two degrees simultaneously in April 2022 are said to provide multiple pathways of multidisciplinary learning. Pursuing two degrees simultaneously is said to meet the demand–supply deficit by promoting online and distance learning modes....
Land tenure and land use dynamics are causally linked to pandemics, including the current Covid-19 crisis. Covid-19 has exposed and exacerbated the vulnerabilities of urban and rural population living with land tenure informalities. Drawing upon long-term migration data, this article argues that...
In a new turn to its advocacy of a conservative fiscal stance amidst a recession, the International Monetary Fund in the April 2022 edition of its “Global Financial Stability Report” has called for reining in bank credit to governments as...
Arguably, the digital format of democracy does suggest a qualitative shift in the forms of protest and dissonance that were hitherto mediated by the text and content written on a physical object such as paper or wood or leaves. Needless...
Sudhanshu Bhushan writes: The autonomy of universities is dependent upon the choice and functioning of the leadership. The appointment of vice chancellors in the universities must maintain a sense of what Amartya Sen has called “open imparti­ality,” which means that the...

The article attempts to examine the idea of critical presence in opposition to representational...

In their bid to maintain political visibility, various factions of the Republican Party of India...

With apologies to Gabriel García Márquez’s 1985 novel Love in the Time of Cholera , given the generic themes of most of the papers in this special issue, it could have perhaps been named, “Money,...
In response to a once-in-a-century pandemic in which a health crisis rapidly mutated into a macroeconomic and financial shock, the Reserve Bank of India mounted an unprecedented policy response...
During the COVID-19 pandemic, expansionary economic policies played an important role in reviving the floundering global economy. In this context, the present paper looks at the effectiveness 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...
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...
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...
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...

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A researcher thinks through what they can do to better understand and give meaning to the ineffable experiences of their respondents.
The non-linearity of the memory recall in Sardar Udham makes a strong case against the tyranny of linear history.

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...
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