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The National Education Policy, 2020 (henceforth NEP 2020) is framed in a policy parlance, qualitatively different from that characterising the previous two national policies of 1968 and 1986. The possibilities for educational thinking it unveils (as also conceals) and the policy concerns...
The article makes a case for the reinvention of the commons in the social sciences. The individual treatment of rights reduces the collective to a mass of persons. Instead the commons acknowledges the inviolate place of humans as part of...
There has to be something about the Indian film industry that makes talented and intelligent minds take their lives. It could be the work culture. Or the competition. Or maybe, a realisation asserting the meaninglessness of our being in the...
Last month, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made a statement that the 2021–22 budget would be historic, which we had “never before”—one that would pitch India into becoming the engine of global growth. The Economic Survey 2020–21, presented in Volume 1, devoted...

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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