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Tobacco and ‘Sin Tax’: How Effective Has India Been at Regulating Tobacco?

Though regulation of a demerit good such as tobacco is recognised, the state’s stake in the tobacco market coupled with the labour that still depends on it for livelihood makes such a regulation a murky business.

Will the Budget Do Justice to the Social Sector?

Social security schemes cannot be serving corporate interests. India will not be able to tackle widening inequality if the consecutive budgets do not address the social sector.

Have Uber and Ola Met Promises Made to Drivers and Commuters?

Workers' calls for governmental regulation on minimum wages and social security provisions for drivers continue to be sidestepped by Ola, Uber and other taxi aggregators.

M K Gandhi on Religion and Caste: A Reading List

Not viewing religion as distinct from politics, Gandhi referred to the latter as “applied religion.” However, his religious positioning itself changed throughout the course of his life. What, then, can we make of his views on religion, and potentially, his politics?

Why Nationalism Alone Cannot Solve the Sino-Indian Border Dispute

Any meaningful attempt to solve the border dispute will necessitate India rethinking its China policy.

Women and Girls’ Access to and Experience of Education: A Reading List

Girls and women’s access to and experience of education is obstructed by male-preferencing power structures that guide perceptions about domestic labour, marriage, and safety.

Who Deserves to Die? A Reading List on the Death Penalty

The rationale that the death penalty acts as a deterrent, especially in cases of rape, is flawed because it fixates on retribution rather than rehabilitation.

Climate Governance is Likely to Fail Without a Discourse on Climate Finance

Proposals to curtail greenhouse emissions and effectively tackle climate change are castles in the air so long as climate financing remains a nebulous and elusive feature of the climate action agenda.

Student Protests: Universities Need to be Committed to Principles of Social Justice

While colleges often enable the search for more just social systems, spaces for independent thinking are shrinking and threatened by increasing majoritarianism.

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